Friday, June 20, 2008

Site Rave: Shop It To Me

I'm not often WOWed by a website these days. I feel like I've seen it all, and while some sites have cool design, etc. most are just reinventions of things that already existed. All that ended when I was referred to!

Obviously I like to shop, and like any GOOD shopper I appreciate a good sale. But who has the time to track down and even keep up with who's having a sale when? I think the only sale I know to count on every year is Nordstrom's Half Yearly Sale!!!! You simply tell your favorite brands and items you shop for. You can select women, men and children's clothing. Then you select your favorite brands, they have an exhaustive list of 537 brands, your favorite ones should be listed -- Gap, 7 for All Mankind, Nine West, Marc Jacobs, the list goes on ... I was really impressed with their selection.

Then you tell it your size and what items you shop for, ie dresses, pants, shoes, accessories, there's almost nothing this site hasn't thought of. Lastly of course you create a log in and store your personal data. After you complete registration you will receive a daily email chock full of items you would be interested in. Every day I look forward to this email, and it's probably the only one I can say that about, and every day it doesn't disappoint. Now if only it could help me hide the purchases from my husband we would be cooking.

You are seriously missing out if you haven't signed up for, see for yourself, if you don't like it you can just deactivate your account later. I promise you will like it though!

Shop, 2, 3, Shop, 2, 3,

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Neutrogena Fresh Cooling Body Mist Sunblock Review

I'm your typical Irish, fair-skinned girl, and I tend to burn before I tan. So today before hitting the pool I hooked the LLB up with her sunblock and then tested out Neutrogena's new Fresh Cooling Body Mist Sunblock in SPF 70. And I can sum up my opinion of this product with one statement, where has it been all my life?

First of all it applies so easily. Spray it on and let it dry, it feels super-cool on the skin (which came in handy during follow-up applications in the hot sun) and sprays evenly. I just let the spray cover me generously and didn't think twice about it. And after 3-4 hours in the hot, hot sun I didn't have a piece of burn on my body, I'm a believer.

Best of all I didn't get any nasty, thick, goopy lotion on my hands and I didn't need to have anyone apply sunblock on me. I was able to spray myself all over all by myself. My ONLY complaint would be the slightly chemical-ly smell it has, but what do you expect from a spray-on sunblock?

From the House of the Rising Sun(block),

Friday, June 6, 2008

RAMBLING: A Fresh Start

I had to take a break from writing here for a number of reasons that I won't bore you with. But I'm happy to say that I'm back -- I hope you haven't all run off in boredom.

I'd like to get this back to what it was meant to be, a spot for people to see what's going on in this mom's world. I love seeing what's new for styles and trends and posting my finds and I love chatting with people about their children and offering advice where I can. Sometimes just saying it out loud is all the support a person needs! So please come back and say hi if you can. And I promise to try my best to entertain you along the way.

The Man Can't Hold Me Down,