February Aster Market Box — Filled With Love!

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Feel the love with February’s Aster Market box!

Aster Market loves to give back too! Twenty-five percent of the net proceeds are sent to a non-profit of your choice from their selected charities.

Rachel Allene
Beautiful glass mug with gold vinyl lettering that states “throw kindness around like confetti”. A great inspirational mug that is great for morning coffee or holding your colorful office supplies.

Written for You
Set of cards each with a script love message. Modern black and white cards with adorable baby pink envelopes. Each card is individually wrapped. Perfect for impromptu love letters!

Taylor Elliot Designs
Need a reminder to meet your daily goals? This set of 3 colorful pencils with gold imprint are perfect for your daily planner. Don’t forget to “Dream Big, Darling!”

Stephanie Holaday
Handmade by Stephanie for Girlythings73, these sparkling druzy silver studs are perfect for Valentine’s Day or any night out!

Use code FIRSTMONTH20 for 20% off your first box!

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Our Favorite Gift Picks! 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

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1. Loved Jewelry Dish, $14.00, 2. Bond No. 9 Mini Bon Bon Box, $155.00, 3. Drybar Peace on Earth Good Hair To All, $199.00, 4. You’re Pretty Cosmetic Bag, $20.00, 5. Mark & Graham Travel Jewelry Case, $59.00, 6. Belkin Lighting to USB Leather Tassel, $34.99, 7. The North Face Illuminated Reversible Jacket, $200.00, 8. SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Rampling, $375.00, 9. Aster Market Handmade Goods Subscription Box, $46.95, 10. ED by Ellen Joy Polka Dot Pieced And Chambray Lined Tote, $55.00

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1. Green Plaid Cuff Infinity Scarf, $25.00, 2. Ten Toes Inflatable Standup Paddleboard, $479.99, 3. Jimmy Fallon for J. Crew Limited Edition Pocket Dial for iPhone 6/6s, $48.00, 4. Amazon Echo, $179.99, 5. Bourbon Bundle, $59.00, 6. Studio Manhattan Art + Design San Francisco, CA + Golden Gate, $32.00, 7. Loot Crate Subscription Box, $19.95, 8. Yoga Ultra (Large), $88.00, 9. DIGITSOLE Heated Insoles, $199.00, 10. Sense with Sleep Pill, $129.002015_TGE_Holiday_Gift_Guide_Teens

1. Pizza Slice BFF Necklaces, $16.99 (each), 2. Quadcopter with HD Camera, $48.80, 3. The Emergency Cash Stash, $24.95, 4. Music City Miracle Quote Shirt, $28.00, 5. Personalized Acrylic Jewelry Case, $90.00, 6. Hair Tie Bracelet by Bittersweet, $45.00, 7. Outside the Lines Adult Coloring Book, $18.00, 8. Happy Socks Billionaire Boys Club Sock Set, $40.00, 9. Under-The-Jack Pack, $68.00, 10. More Issues Than Vogue Oversized Sweatshirt, $26.002015_TGE_Holiday_Gift_Guide_Kids

1. Play All Day Elmo, $59.99, 2. VTech Kidizoom Action Cam, $39.99, 3. View Master Virtual Reality, $29.99, 4. Scribbler 3D Pen, $99.99, 5. Jurassic World T-Rex Figure, $29.99, 6. ChronoBomb, $29.99, 7. Tanabata Star Dominoes Set, $49.00, 8. Fur Real Friends Unicorn, $129.00, 9. PlayScapes 32″ Portable Building Brick 2-Sided Play Mat – Compatible with Lego & Duplo, $38.25, 10. My Adventures with Disney Frozen Personalized Book, $24.98

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1. Infanteenie Beanie (Monogrammed), $28.99, 2. WubbaNub® Reindeer Pacifier, $12.99, 3. Organic Baby Gowns by Electrik Kidz, $40.00, 4. DockATot™, $185.00, (featured on Baby Cubby) 5. Jellycat Bashful Bunny Candy Stripe Small, $15.00, 6. Plaid bandana bib 3-pack gift set (reversible), $54.00, 7. The Little Who Lost His Name (also available in girl), $29.99, 8. Sideplus Mesh Baby Carrier, $119.99, 9. Happy Mat, $24.99, 10. Fisher-Price Bright Beats Smart Touch Play Space, $49.99

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1. Pawslife™ Ugly Holiday Pet Sweater, $14,99 (each), The Cat Exercise Wheel, $249.00, 3. Tigrito Cat Bowl, $68.00, 4. Majestic Pet Suede Bagel Dog Bed, $64.00+, 5. Funny Poop Bags, $6.99, 6. Dog Treat Jar (Made to Order), $50.00+, 7. Under the Mistletoe Dog Collar, $23.57+, 8. Bergan Star Chaser Turbo Scratcher Toy, $11.83, GoPro Fetch™ Dog Harness, $59.99, KONG Rubber Flyer Red, $10.77

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You Will Never Have to Iron Again Thanks to Freedom Wrinkle Releaser!

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I’m going to go out on a limb and say you would rather do anything than be stuck behind an iron and a pile of clothes. I’m pretty sure I’m allergic to ironing and I bet I’m not the only one!

I’ve tried many things to get around ironing but the spray remedy seems to the be the easiest way to get those wrinkles out. Although name brand sprays work, the amount of ingredients and chemicals are nauseating. I was recently given the opportunity to try Freedom Wrinkle Releaser and I’m happy to report, I’ve found a natural ironing spray that works!

Freedom Wrinkle Releaser is fragrance free and only has 5 ingredients! You simply spray your wrinkled garment, smooth the fabric and wait a few minutes for the spray to evaporate and do it’s magic! Just look at the before and after pictures!

Visit NaturalCitizen.com to see and purchase their complete line of products including natural beard oil, bug spray and more!

Tips:

  • Spray closer to the fabric for deep wrinkles. The solution will soak into the fabric when you are smoothing the garment.
  • Spraying farther away from the garment for minor wrinkles will decrease drying time.
  • If you are in a hurry and garment still feels damp from the spray, toss in the dryer with a couple of towels for a quick fix.
  • If you are using the product on silk or rayon, test an area first before applying to entire garment.

This is a great gift for Mom, men, jet setters, recent graduates and more!

I received free or discounted product in exchange for providing an unbiased review.

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Accessorize Your Fall Wardrobe with Benevolence LA Water Droplet Y Necklace

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We were recently given the chance to test drive a new jewelry piece by Benevolence LA. This necklace has so much meaning once your read their charity mission statement “Your purchase of this “Water Droplet” necklace will contribute 10 dollars toward a sustainable water system in Africa through our charity partner, H4O (Hands4others). Benevolence will take no profits from this necklace until the first village is funded.” How cool is that?!

The quality is worth the price (currently $39.99 on Amazon Prime) and the packaging is perfect for gifting (see pic). The adjustable size is perfect for different tops and occasions. Don’t hesitate to purchase, even if it’s your 1st “y” necklace. You’ll love it!

  • CHARITABLE: Your purchase of this “Water Droplet” necklace will contribute 10 dollars toward a sustainable water system in Africa through our charity partner, H4O (Hands4others). Benevolence will take no profits from this necklace until the first village is funded.
  • STYLISH: Hand Wrapped Glass Pendant – Looks like a real drop of water – Delicate but will not break – 3 inch extender for your perfect fit – You can wear it tighter toward your neck or let it hang lower – Perfect for layering
  • LATEST TREND: Los Angeles Fashion Necklace, Specific Celebrity partnerships to be announced soon
  • HIGHEST QUALITY: 14k Gold Plated – Recycled Gift Box – Eco-friendly – Dainty 1mm width 18″ Cable Chain Y Necklace with 4 inch drop – featuring a glass water “droplet” pendant
  • PERFECT GIFT: Best choice for birthday, anniversary, holidays, stocking stuffers, graduation, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and any other occasion.

I received free or discounted product in exchange for providing an unbiased review.

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Personalized Memories with Lauren Nicole Gifts…

lauren_nicole_gifts_review_2Mother’s Day is only a couple of weeks away! We are thrilled to bring you an up and coming product from Lauren Nicole Gifts. We love personalized gifts and this jewelry takes it to a whole new level.

Available in many shapes and sizes, Lauren Nicole Gifts’ handwriting jewelry has a plethora of gifting opportunities. Write a positive sentiment to your Mom, Dad, loved one, best friend in your own handwriting! This is also a great gift for husbands to give to their wife. Have him write a few short love lines and pick your favorite one… (this was mine!) Order jewelry to honor loved ones who have passed away by wearing a pendant with their handwriting from an old letter, card, journal, etc. Great for upcoming graduation and teacher gifts too! Even if you are not a fan of your own handwriting, you can use your favorite font to create a memorable gift!

The ordering process is easy and quick. Simply choose your pendant and chain size, then e-mail your artwork to be engraved. Artwork should be black on white paper with a clear contrast. We used a black gel pen on copy paper and created a file using a standard scanner. You can also use your ipad or iphone as long as the picture has sufficient contrast. The 7/8″ pendant shown above and at left has a 3 word maximum but if you can keep your letters/words a similar size, you can fit a couple more without losing quality.

Lauren Nicole Gifts has excellent customer service that responds quickly which is great if you need help with your artwork, a proof or request more details about your order. Our order for review arrived within one week and was packaged with a logo jewelry card and purple organza gift bag. Upgrading your shipping to priority will also get you an upgrade in packaging. Jewelry will be packaged in a gift box, while charms and chains will be packaged separately in organza gift bags.

We love the handwriting necklaces for everyday wear. Made of stainless steel, the pendant is substantial without feeling heavy and the engraving is clean and crisp. To clean the pendant, simply use a little soap and water and pat dry. Necklaces should not be worn in the shower, while swimming, etc. as the chemicals in the water may deteriorate the engraving over time.

At under $40, these pendants are perfect for an any occasion. If you are ordering in time for Mother’s Day, the last day to order is April 30, 2015. Check out their selection of jewelry, lockets, gifts and more!

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