Seven years ago I made the exciting switch from prescription eyeglasses to prescription contact lenses. But you know how they say the grass isn’t always greener on the other side? That is definitely true with contact lenses. While I love the freedom of not dealing with fogged up or dirty lenses, worrying about losing my glasses on a roller coaster ride, and being able to wear sunglasses on bright days; the downside to contact lenses is that they can be a little drying to eyes, and definitely cause eye fatigue on long days. Still, prescription contact lenses have their place, and these days I switch regularly between glasses and contacts.
Then there are colored contact lenses. While these are typically not corrective lenses, they’re fun to wear because they alter or outright change your natural eye color. SpookyEyes is one retailer of non-corrective colored contact lenses that I recently discovered, and thanks to their Violet Sparkle Contact Lenses, I had the unique experience of having purple eyes. SpookyEyes’ selection of colored contact lenses includes tints, colors, and special effects such as sparkling, shimmering, and even special patterns and other designs.
When choosing a pair of contact lenses from SpookyEyes, it’s helpful to know what your contact lens prescription is. While SpookyEyes’ contacts are not corrective, many of them are available in different sizes, so if you need a specific diameter or base curve for optimal comfort, you’ll want to know what those numbers are. SpookyEyes’ contact lenses are designed to last for up to one year, but how often you wear them and how well you take care of them will certainly influence how long they last before they start to break down. I wouldn’t recommend wearing these lenses more than 8 hours per day, and try to give your eyes a break every few days – and of course use rewetting drops when necessary, and immediately discontinue use and see your optometrist if any irritation occurs.
I am really enjoying having the opportunity to go from natural blue eyes to gorgeous purple eyes, and of course playing up the color with makeup and glitter. Other must-haves from SpookyEyes include Funky Eyes Pink, Queen of Hearts, Cat Eye, and even Floral Contact Lenses!
Disclosure: SpookyEyes & Digital PR provided me with a free product in exchange for my honest opinion.
Hair extensions are a great way to try new fashions, accentuate a particular style, or simply add some length or volume to your natural hair. Irresistible Me offers a variety of hair extensions, all of which are made from 100% natural human Remy hair. Irresistible Me’s line of Silky Touch Hair Extensions are perfect for any hair style and any occasion. And since they are made out of natural human hair, they can be safely styled, colored, and cut just like your own hair. Take your pick from 13 individual shades of brown, black, red, and blonde. Lengths range from 14 inches to 24 inches, and weights are 100 grams (7 pieces) to 200 grams (10 pieces).
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G-Technology is a company whose specialty lies in creating a variety of storage solutions for consumers and professionals alike. For consumers, G-Technology offers a line of external hard drives that are perfect for keeping with your desktop setup, as well as portable hard drives that are great for use at work and on the go. For transferring and backing up files, the G-Technology G-DRIVE Slim is a perfect choice.
Sleek looking with a matte, satin-feeling silver and black case, the G-DRIVE Slim offers 500GB of storage space, and it comes pre-formatted for use with Windows or Apple operating systems. However, by default the drive is set up to work with Apple operating systems (formatted as HFS+ with journaling), but it’s easy to switch it for use with Windows computers. Simply plug and go with the included 3.0 high-speed USB cable, and use your computer’s file browsing system to transfer content to it at a speed of up to 125 megabytes per second.
While I no longer have my Macbook (I sold it because personal experienced proved that I am more of a Windows girl), I can attest that the G-DRIVE Slim was great for using along with Time Machine for backing up files. It also works flawlessly with multiple Windows computers (mine, my husband’s, my mother’s), and its 5400RPM speed enables fast and efficient file transfers.
You can purchase the G-Technology G-DRIVE Slim for a suggested MSRP of $79.95 for the 5400RPM speed, or $89.95 for the 7200RPM speed. Use the Where To Buy function on the website to find local and online retailers.
Disclosure: G-Technology provided me with a complimentary product in exchange for my honest opinion.
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I’m a woman who loves a little scruff on her man, but there’s something to be said about the irresistible appeal of smooth skin. For most men, that entails reaching for a comfortable, high quality razor that’ll deliver a smooth, close shave. We’ve always been Gillette fans, and with their recent introduction of the Gillette Flexball Razor for the guys, I have even more of a reason to be a fan!
Features of the Gillette Flexball Razor:
- Flexball in handle allows for precise angling, pivoting, and gliding over contours
- 5 ultra-precise blades
- on-board Micro-Comb to guide hairs
- blade stabilizer offers just enough spacing to avoid skin irritation, while keeping blades close enough together for a smooth shave in as little as one stroke
- Lubrastrip contains mineral oil and special polymers for a lubricated glide over skin
- ergonomic handle
- available in manual and powered (1 AAA battery, included)
- two color choices: black and silver
I treated my husband, Daniel, to the Gillette Fusion ProGlide Power Men’s Razor with FlexBall Handle Technology. This powered version of the Gillette Flexball Razor has all of the features I listed above, plus a sweet bonus: the razor sends tiny “Micropulses” through the handle to the skin in order to move the blades more smoothly over and closer to skin.
His thoughts on the Gillette Flexball Razor:
The Flexball is really nice. Its contoured handle brings the razor so much closer to my face than other razors do. I can shave quicker, and I don’t have any annoying or painful skin irritation. I think my wife really digs it!
My thoughts on the Gillette Flexball Razor:
I have purchased many different razors for my husband over the past decade, and while some of them have done a better job than others in the close shave department, they all failed to provide a close shave around angular areas (such as his jaw) and contoured areas (underneath his chin, in front of his ear lobes). And, because he has sensitive skin, making repeated strokes has resulted in skin irritation. The Flexball, thus far, is the best razor he’s used. I’ve watched him shave with it and am amazed — and to be honest, a little envious — at how easily it gets super-close to his skin, and leaves him with ultra-smooth feeling skin. Because let’s face it – while some stubble is never not sexy, there is something to be said about smooth cheeks, jaw, and neck that I can get close to without feeling like I’m cuddling sandpaper!
We found the Gillette Fusion ProGlide Power Men’s Razor with FlexBall Handle Technology as well as its manual counterpart at Walmart, along with all of the must-have accessories: Gillette Fusion ProGlide Sensitive Shave Gel, and Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor Refill Cartridges. Right now Walmart has a great Gillette Flexball Razor display set up at the end of the men’s personal care items aisle, so you can’t miss it!