Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Product Review: DreamWalk High Heel Insoles

I took my own photos of the insoles, but I can't seem to get my phone to cooperate and transfer them to my computer. So I'll just be using the photos provided by BzzAgent. Sorry, my lovely readers!

DreamWalk High Heel Insoles

I actually really love this picture -- I had just worn a new pair of heels for the first time when I requested to join this product campaign, and this is a perfect illustration of how those heels left my feet feeling! I knew if I got into this campaign I would definitely use the insoles on that particular pair of shoes.

Brand: Dr. Scholl's DreamWalk

Product: High Heel Insoles

Description: Dr. Scholl's® DreamWalk High Heel Insoles are clinically proven to help prevent foot pain from heels 2” or higher - and now they feature a wicking top cloth fabric designed to keep feet dry.
Plus, four out of five women who tried High Heel Insoles would recommend them to a friend!
My Thoughts:
The Good: 

> Very comfortable; soft fabric, don't absorb sweat
> Attaches via a gel rather than adhesive, so removing or adjusting is easy
> Reusable

The Bad: 

> A bit difficult to put in for the first time -- you'll want to test walking in your heels before going out in them the first time. I got one of mine in a little wrong and the support was pressing into the wrong spot painfully. The gel attachment made it easy to fix that problem, though.

Does this product fulfill all advertising and marketing claims? Yes! Definitely.

Rating: Four and a half stars

Suggestions for Improvement: I'd recommend the company include an illustration for how/where to put the insoles, alongside their print instructions.

Would I recommend this product? Most certainly.

I was provided a free set of these insoles in exchange for this review, and a set of coupons in exchange for spreading the word among my friends. These were all provided by BzzAgent. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Book Review: A Broken Kind of Beautiful

A Broken Kind of Beautiful by Katie Ganshert
Sometimes everything you ever learned about yourself is wrong.

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Fashion is a fickle industry, a frightening fact for twenty-four year old model Ivy Clark. Ten years in and she’s learned a sacred truth—appearance is everything. Nobody cares about her broken past as long as she looks beautiful for the camera. This is the only life Ivy knows—so when it starts to unravel, she’ll do anything to hold on. Even if that means moving to the quaint island town of Greenbrier, South Carolina, to be the new face of her stepmother’s bridal wear line—an irony too rich for words, since Ivy is far from the pure bride in white.

If only her tenuous future didn’t rest in the hands of Davis Knight, her mysterious new photographer. Not only did he walk away from the kind of success Ivy longs for to work maintenance at a local church, he treats her differently than any man ever has. Somehow, Davis sees through the fa├žade she works so hard to maintain. He, along with a cast of other characters, challenges everything Ivy has come to believe about beauty and worth. Is it possible that God sees her—a woman stained and broken by the world—yet wants her still?