Saturday, November 30, 2013

Hotter Comfort Concept Shoes {Review}


About Hotter:
Comfort and style are the cornerstones of every pair of Hotter Comfort Concept shoes, boots, sandals and slippers made in our UK factory. With secret comfort features hidden into every pair of shoes, we've delivered happy feet to millions of discerning men and women since 1959 and every member of our team is proud of the quality of both our service and our comfortable footwear.

~Sandals ~ Boots ~ Slippers ~Luxury Leather Handbags & Accessories



Hotter shoes was founded and is still based in the UK. Their footwear is manufacturer right in their country. You really find great shoes that are filled with tradition and style.

What I reviewed:

I was sent a pair of Jewel shoes for Hotter. When I got the package in the mail I was so excited to see them and try them on. I mean what women doesn't love getting new shoes? :) The first thing I noticed was the craftsmanship. The flats are made of leather and made with care. The attention to detail on these shoes is apparent. There are no flaws that I have noticed in these shoes (no glue, no damaged stitching). The heel height is 1 inch, perfect for everyday wear. When I finally put my feet in these it was like walking on a cloud! There is a lot of cushion throughout the shoes. Hotter even gives you additional insoles to create even more support for your feet. Typically shoes are either comfortable or stylish. With the Jewel shoe there is no compromise; you get both! I would say these shoes do run a little larger in size. I picked a 8.5 and it was too big. In my opinion go a size smaller. Luckly it was extremely easy to return and reorder the correct size. When I got the 7.5 they fit like a glove. Yes, these shoes are $120 (US) but they are worth every penny!


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Disclosure: I received products for the purpose of an honest review. I did not receive any form of monetary compensation. All opinions are 100% mine.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Happy 1st Anniversary to Creative Me!

Hello super fab people!

I just wanted to take a moment and say thank you to everyone out there who has been so supportive and kind as I grow and explore in the wonderful world of blogging.

It's crazy to see what has come of just a small idea in my head. In just one year I have worked with over 100 different companies! One of them being a dream of mine, reviewing the Magic Kingdom and there new Fantasyland. Never would have imagined working with a company so large. I have worked with hard working Etsy shops and companies from around the world.

One of the best parts of blogging though has been reading emails and comments from you guys. I truely enjoy reading what you guys write! From your personal stories to the kind, thoughtful words of my work. It is all appreciated and puts a smile on my face. :)

Thank you for coming on this journey with me! I look forward to what this new year will bring to Creative Me.

Have any thoughts, ideas, or comments? Please share!

Have a great rest of the week and a thankful Thanksgiving!

Monica

Monday, November 25, 2013

Gramono.com Winner!



Thank you for everyone who participated in the Gramono.com giveaway!
Now for the winner. Drum roll please....  
Congrats to  Robyn!

Eclectic Zen Winner!


Thank you for everyone who participated in the Eclectic Zen giveaway!
Now for the winner. Drum roll please....  
Congrats to  Pam!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Jileon Rain Boots {Review}


About Jileon:



About 7 years ago, on a Sunday afternoon in the UK, we were preparing to head out for a family walk when we noticed our sporty sister in law squeezing herself into a pair of ugly mens rain boots, which had been cut up the side with scissors. When we asked why she did not have a feminine pair, she said that she simply could not find any to fit her large calves. And Jileon was born!

We have remained a family run business, focused on providing a range of high quality wide calf and funky rain boots at a good price, backed by exceptional customer service. We are now expanding into the US after exceptional demand for our boots.
Although we are based in the UK, our stock and shipping are all managed by Amazon in the US, so you can be sure you are getting these great boots delivered quickly and at a reasonable price, and can use their no hassle returns methods as well.




What I reviewed:


I was sent the Jileon wide calf rain boot. It was so exciting to find boots that fit larger calves. There has been several times I wanted a pair of boots and they were just too tight around the leg. These rain boots fit up to 18 inches. Woot woot!! My boots are green with cream spots. I loved how fun and free they looked and felt. Another adding bonus was the fact that they are lined with super soft fleece. That means my feet will be nice and warm during these colder months. There is nothing worse than putting cold rubber boots on. One recommendation for these boots would be to purchase a size larger than your normal shoe size (If you are an 8, go for a size 9).




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Disclosure: I received products for the purpose of an honest review. I did not receive any form of monetary compensation. All opinions are 100% mine.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Eclectic Zen Marimo {Review & Giveaway}


Meet the artist of Eclectic Zen Marimo: Krissy!

"I hand make Marimo moss ball aquatic terrariums for your home, office or as jewelry. Marimo moss balls are spherical, lush green algae balls that grow in Lake Akan in Japan. They are known as Japan's national treasure. Marimos bring good luck and love!"
 
 

Krissy is so nice and helpful. She kept me updated on the process of my order the whole time. When I had questions she answered back very quickly. It was a pleasure working with her and she takes a lot of pride in her work! Krissy really stands by her work. She offers a 1 year guarantee that your marimo with be safe and healthy.



If you are looking for a great, creative gift idea for this holiday season, look no further than this Etsy shop!

So what is a Marimo moss ball?
-A vibrant, green ball of algae.
-Found in Lake Akan (Japan).
-They are considered a national treasure!
-Believed to give luck and love.

What I reviewed:


Marimo Moss Ball Terrarium:
What a wonderful terrarium! It's a piece where you can relax and focus on the beauty of the objects. The piece contains vibrant periwinkle sand, a sea fan, several black and white abalone seashells, and marimo moss balls. In  addition it comes with a care and info sheet. Have any question? Krissy can help you with any questions and advice!

If you want you can even order ramshorn snails or shrimp to add to your terrarium. I added snails to my piece and it just adds so much life to it. I find myself sitting and watching the little snail buddies adventure around the hand-blown glass. It is relaxing and stress relieving These creatures are very hardy and life happily in the glass. Krissy gives you the care sheet and everything!

This terrarium would be great for a gift to yourself or for someone else. It is small enough to fit in any home, office, or any other place! One person in my family that was extremely interested in this was my cat! haha You can actually see him in one of the photos. :)




Now for the giveaway!

Eclectic Zen is  giving one lucky reader a Vintage Japanese Marimo Moss Ball in the aquatic sands of time terrarium (ARV $34). This is a limited edition item at the shop! It is beyond beautiful and wish I could win it! :) Just fill out the Rafflecopter below and you are one step closer to winning.


Can't wait and want to buy something from Eclectic Zen now? There are many great pieces perfect for a holiday gift. If you order now Krissy will let you pick out another free gift. Check out her Esty for more information!

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Disclosure: I received products for the purpose of an honest review. I did not receive any form of monetary compensation. All opinions are 100% mine. 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Gramono.com {Review & Giveaway}


About Gramono.com:
Our mission is to add a personalized touch to those everyday items to create a uniquely proper and timeless gift. Our monograms aren't meant to define you, but to highlight who you already are.




 Unique products for every lovely lady and lad!
What does the name mean?

"So what's the story behind the name Gramono?" It's a love story really. We've always had a soft spot for monograms and have admired them our entire lives. One day, long ago, we crafted our first monogram on our very own and it changed everything. No longer were we just monogram fans, we were the architects - the creators. From that point on, we designed monograms on everything we could get our little hands on and we haven't looked at monogramming the same way since. That's when Gramono.com was born. "Gram-mono" is a forward thinking play on the word "Monogram" to remind us of our first creation that started it all and how we've evolved our craft into what it is today.

What I got to review:

I reviewed a monogrammed robe in a paisley breeze print. First thing you notice about this robe is the vibrant colors in it. I really enjoy the pattern and feminine colors that this robe has. The robe comes with a belt and the length falls right around the knee. It is made of a light fabric, making it perfect for packing in your next vacation! Another aspect I loved was the customization found with this piece. Your monogram can come in different fonts and colors. I chose a pretty coral color for my initials, as it matched perfectly with robe colors.

Overall this is a great piece perfect for a gift, a bridal gift, or just gift for yourself (because you are awesome).

Now for the giveaway! 
Gramono.com is giving one reader a chance to win a gift certificate to their store! Just fill out the Rafflecopter below and you are one step closer to winning! :)
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Connect with Gramono.com:
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Disclosure: I received products for the purpose of an honest review. I did not receive any form of monetary compensation. All opinions are 100% mine.