Bubbleshield Reusable Waterproof iPhone Sleeve

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I’m sure most of you are like me – your smartphone is pretty much an appendage. My phone never leaves my side. But that can be problematic when any sort of moisture is involved. Phone + water = no bueno. Show of hands if you’ve ever spilled something on your phone or dropped it into water…

Enter, BubbleShield! The BubbleShield is a genius little device brought to you by The Joy Factory. It’s a reusable, yet also disposable little sleeve that completely protects your smartphone (or tablet – there are many sizes) from water, dirt, and other hazards. While it looks like essentially a plastic ziplock baggie, it’s completely touch sensitive (meaning you can still text your friends, take instagram pictures, etc.) all while protecting your phone!

I put my BubbleShield to the ultimate test – I took it out to Knott’s Soak City! My phone was safe and sound, and I was able to take great pictures. I’ve also taken my phone into the bathtub– get your mind outta the gutter, I was using Pandora to listen to music while I soaked!

I know this isn’t beauty-related, but I am so enamored with my little BubbleShield I just had to tell you about it. It’s perfect for event coverage, because you never know what can happen when you’re on a crowded show floor. With PHAMExpo and CosmoProf coming up, I know my BubbleShield will come in handy! It even has a hook on one corner that you can attach a lanyard to if you like. I may do that when I’m at trade shows so I can have a hands free (read: swatcheriffic!) experience.

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The BubbleShield I have is the “XL Smartphone” size and fits my iPhone 4s even with a case on just fine. The Joy Factory’s website has size charts to help you figure out what size you need based on what device you have. For the XL Smartphone size, it comes with 5 sleeves in a pack for $19.95. The packaging pictured above was just for a single sleeve so yours might look different if you order. As of right now, you can also use the code gigasavvy for 20% off your order. I do not know the end date of this code.

Head to Sunglass Hut and Experience #94ShadesofSummer

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I’ve been catching hell for my sunglass fancy for years. I’ve always been partial to the giant sunnies that kind of make me look like a bug. But did you know that those big sunglasses can also help prevent aging? Yeah, squinting causes wrinkles, people! And because I have green eyes, they’re more photosensitive than brown eyes, so I would be squinting a LOT if I didn’t have my shades at all times. It’s California, it’s sunny here. A lot.

I don’t really wear much jewelry, but I love my sunglasses! I have several pairs in rotation at all times (I think these days I switch between 3 or 4, but my collection is actually about double that). If I had limitless funds, however, I would have a whole wardrobe of stunner shades. Because of that, I am loving Sunglass Hut‘s new summer collection, the 94 Shades of Summer. 94 shades for each of the 94 days of summer! There’s truly something for everyone, or if you’re like me, this is pure sunglass porn.

Check out some of the selection from Sunglass Hut’s 94 Days of Summer –


 

See anything you love? I’m particularly fond of the blue Ray Bans and the cat-eye Dalmatian print lovelies by Miu Miu.

10% Off Plus Sizes at Forever 21

Hey all my fellow plus size ladies…just wanted to pass along that Forever 21 has 10% off their plus size selection now through 11/5/13. Simply use the code F21PLUSOFFER.

If you want some shopping suggestions, I picked out a few of my fav items as well as the perfect accessories to pair with them! Take a look…

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#1. Pleated Geo Button Jacket ($29.80) – This unique jacket is feminine and also edgy with the geo buttons. I’d continue the juxtaposition of feminine + edgy with the accessories, using these wide calf harness boots ($42.80) and pearl spiked rings ($6.80). Outfit-wise there’s a lot you can do. I’d probably opt for dark denim and simple tee.

#2. Sorry Not Sorry Raglan Sweatshirt ($22.80) – I love this sweatshirt. I’ve been known to use and abuse the #sorrynotsorry hashtag from time to time, so I would totally rock this. Since if I were wearing a sweatshirt I wouldn’t want to bother with a bunch of jewelry, I thought these studded hightops ($39.80) were the perfect pairing with this sassy sweater. The “Rad” mirror compact ($3.80) was just an extra bit of fun I thought was cute.

#3. Bold Striped Hi-Low Skirt ($19.80) – I never jumped on the high-low skirt trend before, but I would for this skirt. I love the stripes, and I like that this skirt shows a little bit of leg (but not too much). I don’t like showing a lot of skin in general, but a little peek is kind of fun. ;) As we get into cooler weather I could see this looking cute with either pumps or heeled boots and a blazer. For this post I accessorized the skirt with these multi-tonal bangles ($4.80) and a fun red umbrella ($9.80).

#4. Spotted Textured Combo Dress ($24.80) – The first of 2 “LBDs” I picked. I love the black on black texture of the bodice of this dress, and the floaty chiffon skirt. Sure it’s a little bare for winter, but you could easily put on some tights and a sweater with this cute little frock. For the accessories, I kept with the cat theme and chose this awesome cat charm bracelet ($7.80) and super cute cat iPhone case ($8.80).

#5. Elegant Draped Fit & Flare Dress ($32.80) – I just loved the flattering drapes of this cute LBD. It’s a classic style that you could wear to a variety of occasions. I’d wear it with some tights and black booties and a little shell cardigan for holiday parties. Accessory-wise I wanted to glam it up a bit since it’s a basic black dress. I picked a very much on-trend gold metallic ponytail cuff ($3.80) and a studded wrap bracelet ($8.80).

Avon Product of the Week: BCA Collection 2013

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I really wanted to share the Avon Breast Cancer Awareness items for 2013. One of the reasons I really wanted to share this collection is because 100% of the net profits are donated (in other words, they aren’t making any profit – they’re just covering the cost of making the items). The items are all very affordable, and Avon tells you right there exactly what amount from your purchase is getting donated.

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When I got my mark. magalog the first thing I noticed was the stunning Elle Varner on the cover, rocking a beautiful red lip. Luckily, I have the entire breakdown of Elle’s fab look for you…

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