Showing posts from July, 2014

Service Spotlight: Warby Parker Glasses

Hello, my lovely readers! How are you this fine summer morning? Ready for school yet? :) I start in mid-August, and I'm super excited to get started on this next scene in my life!

Recently I was approached online by Brian Magida on the marketing team for a glasses company called Warby Parker. This is a high fashion glasses designer, with shapes and colors that really bring only one word to my mind: hipster. Honestly, the majority of their frames aren't really my style, so I almost said no to their request for a blog post. But then I found out about some of their charity work/partners and their Home Try-On program, and figured, why not? Then I discovered, while working on this post, that the company (a) was started by readers, (b) was named after characters from their favorite author's works, and (c) sells books alongside their glasses in their physical stores. How cool is that?!

So today I'll tell you about their newest collections and charity work. Once my five free t…

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

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! On the web:

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…

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 wor…

Book Review: 30 Days to a More Beautiful You

I'm baaack! Say hello to the latest official high school graduate and Taylor University college freshman! Also say hello to the newer, more streamlined, and shorter book reviews I'm trying out. I figure if I'm going to keep this blog going in college I'll need to keep my posts short and sweet as well as keeping my scheduled post days infrequent. Let me know how you like the new reviews in the comments!

30 Days to a More Beautiful You by Kylie Bisutti
A Devotional for Girls

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Despite what the world leads us to believe, true beauty has nothing to do with outward appearances. The more we focus on what we look like on the outside, the more insecure we become.

Fortunately, God doesn’t measure our worth by how we look. We have value simply because we are His children. The more we focus on getting our hearts right with the Lord and honoring Him, the more secure and confident we will become—and the more we will exude true beauty.

In 30 Days to …