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Entries in fashion (3)

Monday
Sep202010

Sperry Top-Siders Bring Style to Rain Shoes

I have a boring, black pair of rain shoes. These were a necessity when The Twofer were taking riding lessons and I needed a shoe that could get muddy. I started wearing them on rainy days to walk the girls to school and realized,

I need a fashionable pair of shoes that are comfortable, can get wet, and maybe even get me excited for rain.

I present to you, THAT shoe:

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Seprry Top-Siders are back and the Cormorant rubber slip-on now come in a fantastic variety of colors, patterns, and style.

I found these at a little shoe boutique but you can get them online as well. I never got into the "wellies" rain boot movement. But a shoe? I can appreciate a good rain shoe.

What do you wear when it rains?

Janine

Disclosure: some links are affiliate links. I have not yet purchased this shoe. This review is based on my vast knowlege of fashion and style and how the shoe looked in the store and felt on my foot. All opinions expressed here are my own and this post was not reviewed by Sperry prior to posting. However, if someone at Sperry sees this post and wants to chat I'm all ears.

Monday
Feb012010

Review: e.l.f. Makeup (Eyes Lips Face) made my eyes sparkle

One of my friends recently invited me to an e.l.f. #muah party at her house where I got to sample a ton of products from their three lines (e.l.f., Minerals & Studio).

Now, I'm not a big makeup person. I wear powder and mascara most days. But the times I do dress up, it will be nice to now know HOW to apply makeup correctly (thank you E.L.F.!) and to have GOOD makeup that works well on my skin.

What I learned in photos:

1. e.l.f. stands for eyes lips face and they have three different lines that work wonders on all our little imperfections

 ELF

2. Applied correctly, three shadows are better than one. And at just $3 a piece, I can afford to buy the three shadows below that I used from the Mineral line of e.l.f.

 ELF

3. Friends make sampling makeup so much more fun

 ELF

4. e.l.f and speficially my new friends @askelf @eyeslipsface and @TedRubin are VERY easy to get in touch with, are very responsive when it comes to questions or suggestions, and are VERY generous.

After the party I was thinking of these Mother's Day gift baskets my neighborhood (you know, my wonderful neighborhood I love) puts together for the moms who have children at NIH. I asked if e.l.f. would be willing to donate some samples that we can include in the gift bags.

Their response? I got 2 large fishbowls filled with makeup withing days of asking!

ELF

So, e.l.f. is definitely getting Twofer Thumbs Up from me for being a company that cares about my skin, my budget, and other people.

Try e.l.f. today and let me know what you think!

Janine

Disclosure: sample products provided by eyeslipsface at no cost and this review is not related to, nor was a requirement for my participation in the #muah party. The company did not review this post prior to publishing...or, even after that I know of! Unless of course they leave a comment, which they are welcome to do. And now I'm getting all wordy in this disclosure but whatevs...it's my blog and just note I often write about things because I simply like them. Thankyouverymuch.

Sunday
Nov222009

Sondra Roberts Handbag Fashion Show Wrap-Up and THANK YOU

WHEW!

In some ways I'm glad that's over. It was fun, it was exciting, and I have to admit it was a little stressful.

Models for the Sondra Roberts online handbag fashion show

Let's give a BIG Twofer Thumbs Up and round of applause to everyone who made the Sondra Roberts live, online handbag fashion show a success:

Sondra Roberts New York - sponsor extraordinaire and designer of beautiful and surprisingly affordable handbags

ResourcefulMommy - Twitter party guru and the calm, serene yin to my anxious, stressed out yang

ShortPumpPreppy  - my Buzz business partner, friend, and the person who was helping behind-the-scenes except when we first started the broadcast and she had to actually talk straight into the camera because I was still trying to coordinate models and bags

zpizza - the company that kept our models blood sugar intact, and my children from annoying me too much during the event, "Have another slice of pizza!"

Stickam - the streaming video group who tolerated our 'bending' of terms and have an amazing site with lots of really cool weekly shows including interviews with musicians, actors, and more.

 

Jessica works the final purse for the camera.

Behind the scenes...@ResourcefulMom Tweeting from the floor, Me (@Twincident) describing the bags and @JessicaAPISS showing the camera sitting on the mantel.

And of course, the models who were rock stars after driving in the DC traffic (for some that meant over 2 hours!), listening to my neurotic list of instructions, and working it on the runway so everyone could get a good view of the handbags.

In no particular order...

@mammamania who writes Hip As I Wanna Be

@JusticeFergie who writes for MamaLaw.com, JustFergie.com, and is the founder of Blogalicious Conferences

@JessicaAPISS who writes A Parent in Silver Spring

@dipaolamomma who writes Chicken Nuggets of Wisdom

@Jodifur who writes Jodifur.com

@IamKeonte who writes Mommy2K

@TechSavvyMama who writes Tech Savvy Mama

@Sisarina who runs Sisarina, Inc. a web marketing company

@Teachmama who writes Teachmama.com

@marymac who writes Pajamas and Coffee

THANK YOU everyone who participated online too! Congrats to all the handbag winners and be sure to follow @SondraRoberts for updates on holiday giveaways, coupons codes and remember to take advantage of free shipping on SondraRoberts.com now through the end of the year!

Yesterday, my dining room, tomorrow Fashion Week New York!

Janine