Tuesday

Del Sol Color Changing Action


Del Sol is one of my favorite stores to shop off so I am so excited to tell you about a few of my favorite products! I mentioned the Peek-A-boo Nail polish in an April Fools post. Did any of you   get to try it? Read that review here: Click here

But more than just the Peek-A-Boo I got to try a few other new colors lately.  “After Party” and “VIP” are my two favorite colors and my absolute favorite combination.  Check out these before and after photos! 



 Even Miss Aly and all of our girls love getting their nails done and then running outside to watch them change colors.  The color changing nail polish is a must for every little girl ya know ages 1-99!  It’s a lot of fun and the colors are even professional enough to wear to work. 
 
The boys love getting new shirts from Del Sol.  We try as often as we can to pick them up a new one every time we run into one of the shops.  They are also always  big hit for them at school. 
The day I took these pictures it was pretty cloudy out, so even without bright glaring sun, the colors are brilliant!




Recently I caught an awesome sale and did some splurging.  I mean like a whopping $25 and I was able to order several earrings, a few headbands, and a couple of extra nail polishes and get free shipping!  (You have to sign up for their mailing list!  The sales are incredible!!!)
If you want in on another great offer check this out.  Anytime you travel to an area that one of these stores are in (hotel or cruise) check with your local sales desk for a free coupon for this shopping bag!  Sometimes they will have coupons to get a certain amount of money off of sunglasses and sometimes they will have coupons for this totally awesome free bag!!!  It doesn’t hurt to ask at least! 


 
Awwww and my second to most favorite item? This sweatshirt! I love the white because it’s just clean looking enough to take on vacation and still look presentable even though I’m wearing a sweatshirt! We are leaving soon to go on another cruise and I know I can take this along and it will be perfect for every evening.  But it’s also very comfy!  The fabric is super soft and stretchy which is why it’s my favorite.  I guess the pretty cool design doesn’t hurt either but over all this is one of my favorite sweatshirts!  In the evening the color is gone because there is no sun so therefor I can wear it to dinner and it still match anything I have on underneath.  But during the day… Watch out because the sun will be bright and so will the cool design on the sleeve!  Check it out!


Ok, so my absolute favorite item…. The one I get to give away…. Here it is and it’s going to be winners choice!   The Del Sol Color changing sun glasses of course!!! How stinkin neat are these?  They have so many different designs and they ALL change colors!  Some more than others, like my favorite which turn from white to bright pink.  But hubbys turn from charcoal grey to purple!   I was kind of skeptical on the purple for mens sunglasses, but they totally rock to!  Ok, so besides for the color changing aspect… Hubby and I got our first pair of Del Sol Sunglasses in Cozumel Mexico. He had lost his sunglasses so we figured let’s check them out and boy what do ya know, we both walked out with a pair! It was actually a hard decision for me because most pairs are over $40 and I don’t really spend that much money on myself.  But after trying them on I couldn’t resist.  Everything was so clear!  Natural outside colors were not distorted by a cheap pair of glasses! Even down in Mexico I was able to spend more time outside without my eyes hurting because I had these glasses.  But now back on cost.  If your like me, it really was hard to spend $40 on something I know I’m going to lose or break.  I go through sunglasses like candy! Sure enough, I was home just about 2 months before I was playing with one of the kids and broke them.  Normally, I would have been pretty upset, but Del Sol has a replacement program where I just pay the shipping and they send me a brand new pair!  EVERYTIME!  Yup that’s what makes it totally worth the initial $40!  In about a 18 months, I am on my third pair! But that’s ok, because if I break them they replace them!
Check out all of the Del Sol Color changing products at the following links and let me know what your favorites are!



I received one or more of the products mentioned above free for review purposes. Regardless, I will only recommend products that I have personally tested/tried and believe will be a good fit for my readers. AlyGators is not responsible for any Giveaway items. All giveaway items will be shipped directly from the company that sponsors our giveaway. 

Monday

eShakti


Sure, you can do jewelry, chocolate, and flowers for Valentines Day, but what about a designer dress?   One that was truly made for her!  That’s what I love so much about eShakti, you can pick out your style or even a complete dress that you would like and then have it custom made for you with your measurements.  Not just the measurements in your size but all the measurements.  How long would you like the skirt?  Don’t like those straps at the top, change them!  The possibilities are endless when you can create your own clothing at eShakti. 
For my review, I ordered the Embellished Vines two-tone poplin dress and changed up the skirt a little bit to make it longer.  Everything else on the dress was exactly how I wanted it. 
Now to actually go shopping... They are offering a $30 gift card to all new customers who register on their site.  Pretty cool right?  Especially when there are a few items under $30!  WOOT WOOT!   I found this darling blue dress that will be perfect for our next vacation so be sure to check out their site and see what you can get at a super great price!
I received one or more of the products mentioned above free for review purposes. Regardless, I will only recommend products that I have personally tested/tried and believe will be a good fit for my readers.

Thursday

Dr. Doormat

So while I’m working on the outside of our house for our “curb appeal” post that’s coming later this month I started noticing that the inside foyer is really starting to look like a catch all. Then I realized, I hadn’t shampooed the doormat in forever and it was really dingy looking. So outside it went. Well while it was outside drying in the sun I decided to look and see if I could find a new one. That’s when I came across Dr.

Doormat and wow they must have been calling my name because it’s perfect for my little zoo!
I was surfing around their website when I read “Antimicrobial treated doormats help prevent microbes and dirt from entering your home!” Say what? I guess I never really thought about all the germs we carry in our homes on our feet.
How’s it work? Dr. Doormat’s are infused with an anitimicrobial treatment during the manufacturing process. This treatment bonds to the fibers of the doormat and cannot be tracked through your home but at the same time when your shoe makes contact, the mat kills the cell membrane of the invading microbes preventing you from carrying them into your home. You have got to read more about the process by clicking here. It’s a really unique and interesting concept. Another one of those “ah-ha” moments if you will. 

None the less, the mat is comfy under my feet, and the perfect size for right inside the door. There are several colors to choose from but we choose the chocolate brown because it matches our wooden doors. There are several different sizes available on the website plus Dr. Doormat is so reasonably priced the true question is why not?  Why not protect your family from the germs that secretly invade our homes every-time we walk through the front door.  In my eyes, this is a must for every home!  

Mat Specifications

· Made in the USA
· Eco-Friendly, Sustainable, Reusable
· Allergy Friendly
· Washable (see care instructions)
· Two-year Manufacturer’s Warranty
· Surface area is made of the highest quality stain resistant (25%) recycled and virgin polypropylene fiber.
· Durable, flexible, industrial strength, rubber backing with molded rubber nibs reduces mat movement.
· Elegant bubble pattern acts like scrubbing brushes, scraping dirt and grit off shoes while removing moisture at the same time.
· Doormat is framed with a raised, inch wide border that forms a tray trapping water and dirt.
· Mats are partially hand cut.
· Mats available in two sizes: House size: 36”x24”x3/8”, 4 lbs. Apartment size: 24”x18”x3/8”, 2 lbs.
· Specially formulated antimicrobial treatment controls and starts to disable odor causing microorganisms on the mat on contact, prevents deterioration and odors and extends the life of the mat. The antimicrobial formula is biodegradable, non-toxic and permanently bonded to the fibers of the yarn.


Be sure to check them out at the following links;



I received one or more of the products mentioned above free for review purposes. Regardless, I will only recommend products that I have personally tested/tried and believe will be a good fit for my readers. AlyGators is not responsible for any Giveaway items. All giveaway items will be shipped directly from the company that sponsors our giveaway.  

Tuesday

Sunday

Cariloha

Hubby and I travel a lot!  We love going to new places and of course seeing things we have never seen before.  But one of my favorite things to do on vacation is go shopping, (of course).   One store I go into every time we are in the Caribbean is Cariloha.  Everything in the store is made out of bamboo and even if I don't buy a single thing, it's worth the walk through just enjoy the atmosphere.

Cariloha is so unique because like I said, all of their products are made out of bamboo.  At the last one we were in, (I can't remember if it was in Key West or Nassau Bahamas) they had a display set up that showed you just how fast Bamboo grows.  It was really a neat agriculture lesson for the boys.   According to Cariloha, bamboo can grow up to 4 feet a day!!! 

I have purchased a few things from them here and there like socks and shirts but for years I have had my eyes on the bed sheets.  Well guess what, I finally got them! They are even more amazing then I could have ever imagined!

I have had them on the bed now for about a week and it seems like almost instantly every night I have fallen right to sleep!  They are so comfortable and soft.  My favorite thing about the sheets is they really seem to fall around your body just right.  They are a cooler material than cotton but they also seem a little heavier in weight to where they just fall right into place.  Cariloha focuses on the natural antibacterial and hypoallergenic features bamboo possesses which is great but I really am hooked on the touch and feel aspect! 

I can't believe I waited so long to get my hands on these sheets!  This time I ordered the blue bed sheet set.  But I was really worried the blue would be too bright and distracting.  I was wrong, the online pictures really don't do this color justice!  The cool relaxing blue was perfect to match my new quilt my grandmother made me. 

But I couldn't stop with just the sheets!  I also ordered a set of the Bath Towels, and yup, I stepped outside of the box again and went with the Blue Lagoon.  This darker blue is actually beautiful and I can't wait to finish our bathroom remodel so I can find other great products to match. 

We know I love Cariloha products but how much?  I have to admit, I will be picking up another set of these towels first chance I get.  The Cariloha Bath towels are so soft they actually make perfect baby blankets.  But don't let that confuse you for absorbency!  They work great and at 30 x 56 inches they are wonderful to wrap up in when stepping out of a hot shower. 

The Cariloha store itself is an pretty cool experience, but if you have the opportunity to take home some of their products, I highly recommend it!  If nothing else, go in, walk around and touch everything!  Just don't wait as long as I did to buy the sheets!

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above free for review purposes. Regardless, I will only recommend products that I have personally tested/tried and believe will be a good fit for my readers.