Review: Jason Wu for Target Collaboration

Originally, I figured Jason Wu for Target was going to be along the lines of Missoni Madness. So I figured I’d way up at 7 to hit Target by the time it opened. Of course, when 7 AM came, I decided to go back to sleep and check it out later. So when I went to Target around 12:30, I was pleasantly surprised to find stuff on the racks. There was enough size variety that I was able to try on just about everything.

Cut for a ridiculous amount of pictures, and you can see my review of individual pieces and the overall collection below…

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Review: Hot Tools Blue Ice Titanium 3 Barrel Waver

Hot Tools Htbl1175 Blue Ice Titanium 3 Barrel Waver

A couple months ago (around early summer?) I really wanted a 3 Barrel Waver. So I started researching, looking for the model I wanted to purchase. Then I stuck it in my Amazon.com cart and forgot about it. On Black Friday, I actually went through my saved items and found this 3 Barrel Waver for $30. I decided to snap it up.

My hair is very fine and very very flat. It looks utterly awful if it isn’t styled.

Evidence:

Needless to say, I need a curling iron or barrel waver that gets really hot. This one has settings from 1-10. They are labeled low, medium, high, and hot. Each setting is also for a different hair type. So settings 1-2 (low) are for fragile hair, settings 3-4 (med) are for normal hair, settings 5-6 (high) are for wavy hair) and settings 7-10 (hot) are for thick hair.

Of course, I immediately set mine on the 5. While my hair isn’t wavy, I also like getting results. I’ve also found that a lot of curling irons won’t give me even a little bit of curl, so I decided to go for results over directions.

Over the course of waving my hair, I actually had to turn down the waver to setting 4 because it was just too hot! I found this very delightful, since I assume it will work on most (if not all) hair types. I also tried several different techniques with it: just clamping it on the hair, twisting the hair around the barrels, and then twirling the hair and twisting it around the barrels.

Results:

This is before I put in any gel or ran my fingers through it. Overall, I thought it turned out really nicely. It even stayed in for the next day, while still looking nice.

Since I tend to do a lot of things with my hair (especially when it’s longer), I would say this was a worthwhile purchase for me. If anyone is looking for a 3 barrel waver, I would definitely recommend this one!

Review: EasyCanvasPrints.com

When EasyCanvasPrints.com  contacted me a couple weeks ago and offered me a chance to review one of their photos on canvas  prints I was delighted and eagerly accepted. As you may (or may not) know, I love art and canvases are my favorite way of seeing art presented.

So after hunting through hundreds of images I managed to narrow my choices down to three photographs. My only worry was that all of these photographs? They are old. As in multiple years old. As in, I took them when-I-was-in-High-School old. Taken with very old cameras. So I wasn’t entirely sure how the canvas would turn out if I chose them. However, I desperately wanted a picture from Hawaii.  EasyCanvasPrints.com allowed me to preview the canvas on the website and told me that the photos I uploaded had a “good” image quality. Even with my worry about my image quality, I went with the picture.

I was able to customize the canvas size, the canvas wrap thickness, and the border options for my canvas.  In the end, I chose a 10”x8” print, with .75” wrap thickness, and I chose the mirror image border. Then I only had to wait for the my canvas to arrive.

One of my worries about ordering a canvas online is damage. UPS, FedEx, and the USPS haven’t always been known to take good care of items being shipped. However, my canvas arrived well protected. It was wrapped in plastic, and then brown paper and shipped in a perfectly sized box.

The quality of the canvas is great, I compared it to a similar painted canvas in my home and there is no discernible difference. Included on the back of the canvas is a hook that allowed me to easily hang up the picture as soon as a received it (and decided where it would go). In addition, my worries about the photograph I chose were unfounded. The picture turned out beautifully and now I have a little piece of peaceful Hawaii hanging in my room.

I also ended up loving the mirror image border. I felt that it allowed the full photograph to be shown, as the image wrap around didn’t. In addition, it looks wonderful and I love how subtle it is. You would almost never be able to tell it is a mirror image of the last inch or so of the print unless you looked very closely.

I wasn’t the only one impressed with the canvas print, either. Both my parents and one of their employees thought the image turned out wonderfully and my mom plans to order something from them.

I fully plan to order from EasyCanvasPrints.com again, because I really loved the product. My only suggestion is to play around with the image preview. Of the three photos I decided between, I ended up choosing my second choice. When I tested out my first choice, it simply didn’t look right in the preview. In the end, I’m truly happy I went with my second choice. The little piece of Hawaii reminds me of the great times I spent with my family and the amazing helicopter ride we went on there.

If you decide you want to purchase a canvas print from EasyCanvasPrints.com you can get 50% off and free shipping on your next order if you like them on Facebook (I already mentioned this to my Mom!). I know that I love saving money, and I’m sure you guys do too.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this canvas print and several gift cards free from EasyCanvastPrints.com. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Review: Jennifer Lopez Collection for Kohl’s

A couple days ago, I was hunting around online and ran across the Jennifer Lopez Collection on Kohls.com. Now, my family loves Jennifer Lopez. We own tons of her movies and The Wedding Planner is our go-to film when all of us girls are home. (The scene at the end with the M&M’s? That’s a classic in our family!) So I knew I had to had to Kohl’s and review the collection, especially since I enjoyed the Missoni collaboration review so much.

Unless remarked otherwise, all items tried on were in a size small.

Head behind the cut to see all the pictures and my review of the collection.

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