Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Rothy's Kids Loafers

Of course when Rothy's launched Kids Loafers I ordered a pair for my daughter immediately! I couldn't wait for her to be as hooked on them as I was. She chose Flamingo pink and I couldn't be happier!!! We (not so patiently) waited for them to arrive. Actually, I ordered when we were on vacation and they were supposed to arrive the day we got home, so not a bad wait at all!

But when we got home they didn't arrive and I noticed the tracking had no updates for a couple days. I gave it a day or 2 and when I noticed still no updates I called USPS to inquire about them. I was told to fill out a missing mail form. I then called Rothy's to see if they could do anything and they shipped out another pair. So, the wait was longer than normal, but we did get the second pair.

Then my daughter tried them and I couldn't wait for her to fall in love! I ordered a half size larger than the size she wears in all her other shoes. But these were tiny and she complained immediately about them being too small, so back they went. And I am still waiting for the correct size to arrive, but I took some pics to show you how adorable and bright they are.





I also wanted to talk a little about the sizing, because it seemed quite off to me. My daughter wears an 11 or 11.5, so I ordered a size 12 in the Rothy's Loafers. This is a pic with my daughter's sketchers in a size 11.5. They were quite a bit smaller. The Rothy's in size 12 measured 19.5 cm and I'm told the size 1 measures 20.5 cm, which is the size I exchanged for and am hoping they fit. I should receive them in a couple days and I will update how they fit.



They also released a lot of great new colors for women today, so check them out! If you haven't purchased Rothy's yet, but would like to try them use my link to save $20 off your first pair!!!

Update: My daughter received the size 1 and they were huge on her. I exchanged them for a size 13 and they are the right fit....finally!!!

Saturday, June 9, 2018

FabFitFun Summer 2018 Review


I've been subscribing to FabFitFun since Winter and I LOVE this subscription! I haven't reviewed it yet, because there are always lots of reviews. This quarter there was quite a bit of variety, so I wanted to do a review. Plus I absolutely loved everything!


I'm an annual subscriber, so I get to see the choices for some of the items before the box ships and choose my favorites! I love this and I highly recommend subscribing annually so you're able to choose too. Plus this box is so amazing each quarter and with the customization you'll be happy you're getting a full year of it (I know I am)! The magazine on the top that explains all the items is great! It always gives amazing suggestions of how to use everything and lets you see the items you didn't select too. 


This is what I saw when I ripped open the tissue paper and I was very happy! Everything is packaged very nicely and the box is always a fun print too. The first spoiler for the Summer 2018 FabFitFun box was an item that isn't available yet. This is it's exclusive launch and I was extremely happy to see we'd be getting this in the box! It's the Foreo Luna fofo. Retail price $89. If this was the only item in the box it's already greater than what you pay for the box! There was multiple colors, so I was excited to see which one I'd get. As you can see I got purple, which is nice! All the colors are pretty, so I would have been happy with any of them. This has batteries you can change and also can be connected to an app to get a personalized skin profile. I haven't tried it yet, but I'll probably post an update when I do!


The next item I was able to choose between a Yumi Kim Makeup Train Case in 2 colors or a Summer & Rose Beach Towel in 2 prints. I chose the Summer & Rose Beach Towel in a pineapple print. Retail price $55. Another item that costs more than what you pay for the box! This is large and is microfiber so sand won't stick to it, but it still feels soft and comfy. Not as plush as terry towels, but very soft! A new towel to start out Summer is always the best!


I love the print I selected and think it goes perfect with my beach essentials! I love pops of color, especially in the summer. And fruit prints are one of my favorites!


Every subscriber received the Coola Face Sport SPF 50 White Tea Moisturizer. Retail price $32. This is my favorite brand of sunscreen, so I was very happy to see this in the box. I haven't tried this scent, but am very excited for it! 


Every subscriber also received the Pier 1 Imports Marble Ring Dish. Retail price $14.99. To me, this is the one item that really didn't go with the beachy summer theme of the FabFitFun Summer box. I like it. It looks classic in marble with gold trim to go with any decor, and I'll definitely find a place for it. But it seemed kinda out of place in this box. I'm not complaining though, because I do like it and I'm glad it was included!


Annual subscribers were able to choose between Orlando Pita Play Atmos-Shield Hair Protectant Treatment Spray or Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel. I chose the Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel. Retail price $45. I thought I could use the peel more this time and I thought the papaya sounded interesting. This is supposed to be a heavy cream and not like other masks. I can't wait to try it!


Annual subscribers could choose between the Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow Highlight and Contour Palette or the Tarte Tarteist Pro To Go Palette and Sex Kitten Liquid Liner. I chose the Pro To Go Palette and Liquid Liner. Retail price $43. I knew I wouldn't use the highlight and contour palette this time of year and I needed a new liner. Plus I'm always up for a new shadow palette. I love Tarte products, so I was so happy this was included! 


Here is a close up of the eye shadow. I love the neutral shades, some with shimmer, some matte. My favorite is dominate, a perfect eggplant shade!


And the cap on the liquid liner is too cute! Love it! It makes me smile.


The next choice item was between Erth Tu Y Yo Ring, Jaboneria Marianella Hawaiian Black Lava Body Caviar, or Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Gel. I chose the Jaboneria Marianella Hawaiian Black Lava Body Caviar. Retail price $48. I've never tried anything like this, so I was very intrigued. I haven't tried it yet, but I use a facial cleanser with charcoal that I love, so I'm sure I'll love this too!


There was a lot of choice items this quarter. The final choice was between Vasanti Brighten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator, Maji Sports Loop Resistance Band, or Minor History Post Script Wallet. I chose the Minor History Post Script Wallet. Retail price $20. I was torn between the Vasanti Brighten Up and the wallet. I use the Vasanti Brighten Up regularly and absolutely love how it cleanses my skin, but I already have it, so I decided to choose something different. The wallet is a pretty coral and gold color. It looks very summery and will be perfect for credit cards and cash. It's small and won't fit anything else, but perfect to throw in a larger bag and grab it when you just need cash. 



FabFitFun also teamed up with the Wildlife Conservation Society for the Give A Sip campaign. They sent paper straws to subscribers. Mine had adorable turtles on it and my daughter used it right away. Also, if you go to giveasip.us you can pledge to use less plastic and you'll be sent a free, reusable stainless steel straw! And if you make a donation of $25 or more, you'll receive a set of stainless steel straws! 


I loved the FabFitFun Summer 2018 box and will use everything! My favorite item was the Foreo Luna fofo! What was yours??? If you're not a subscriber, use my referral link to save $10 off your first box!

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Rothy's....a New Pair!


I bought another pair of Rothy's and I'm reviewing them because they're still available on the website and I bought a half size up from my regular size, so I thought I'd give my thoughts. My first pair of points I bought in my regular size 9. I bought the Magenta Racing Stripe in a size 9.5. They fit a little big, but are still comfortable. I've worn them probably about 5 times already and they don't slip off my feet and they are just as comfortable as all my others! I feel like I can wear my regular size 9 or a 9.5 and they are both comfortable. I don't prefer one size over the other like others do.


These are a purplish color with light blue stripes on the side. I thought they would go with so much in my wardrobe and I love how they look with jeans. I'm really wanting some more bright Rothy's for the summer, and am waiting for some new releases. I'm not sure how often Rothy's releases new colors, but I hope they do soon! 


My collection of Rothy's is definitely not complete! These are my favorite shoes and I wear a pair daily. They are so comfortable all day at work. I do want to mention that if you love a pair and your size is available buy them, don't wait! I've been waiting for one pair in particular to come back in stock in my size and it's been months. So if you see a pair you must have, get them, because you might miss out on them in your size. These shoes do sell out quickly!
If you haven't tried Rothy's yet and you'd like to save $20 on your first purchase, use my referral link. And if you love them too, feel free to comment with your thoughts!!!

*This item was purchased and financed by me, unless noted otherwise. Posts may contain referral links and I totally appreciate it when you use them!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Rothy's Update...In Love!!!


So, it's been a while since my last post about Rothy's shoes and I wanted to give an update about how I feel about the shoes since first trying them in the Fall. I love them! And I'm not just saying that. They are so comfortable, like wear all day at work and could wear them longer. Tested them all day walking in Disneyland (that's a lot of walking) and my feet felt great! I also bought a couple more pairs and find myself wearing a pair every day.

I believe the styles I own are no longer available on the website (but I'll post pics anyways). Colors are only available for a limited time and new colors are added. There is always a lot of variety to choose from. They come in round toe flats, point toe, and now loafers! I started with gray round toe flats and they go with just about everything. The next Rothy's I added were pink heel stripes! I love a pop of color, so I wear these a lot. I also should mention that I took these pics today after multiple wears and washes and they hold up amazing. Still look like new in my opinion.


I wear Rothy's both with and without socks. I live in NY, so it's cold most of the year and I didn't want to put them away for the winter, so I wore them with socks (so my feet wouldn't get frostbite). These add a great pop of color to my outfits. I also wear a lot of pink and these match a lot in my wardrobe. There isn't a lot of bright colors on Rothy's site currently, but I'm sure they will be adding more as we head into Spring and Summer! I can't wait! The color is vibrant and as you can see there has been no fading or bleeding even through multiple washes. I wash them in cold water in my washing machine and they come out looking new!


After owning and loving two pairs of round toe flats, I knew it was time for a point toe, so I purchased the teal python! These are a muted teal color and black, so they really go with absolutely everything in my wardrobe (and even if they don't, I wear them anyways). To be honest there isn't a color of Rothy's I don't like and I wish I could buy them all! The reviews said to size up in the points, but they were out of the half size up, so I ordered my regular size. I was nervous that they would be too small, but I like how they fit. They are a little snug and I might try a half size up if I order more, but my regular size is not uncomfortable at all even when worn all day long!


These get the most wear and I think they also still look like brand new! Rothy's are my go to work shoe. I work in an office and flats are most comfortable to me and the points look a little dressier, so they're perfect! I've also received so many complements when I wear them. And I always rave about them, because I seriously love them and haven't bought any other brand of flats, since I got hooked on Rothy's. I'll show a close up pic of the pattern, because it's difficult to see in the last pic.


These are beautiful! I know you would think that shoes made from recycled bottles might feel kinda hard and stiff, but these feel just like woven fabric and really mold to your foot, making them unbelievably comfortable. Rothy's also has free shipping and returns, so no risk to try. If you try them and hate them you can send them back at no cost to you.


I'd also like to give you an update on how my first pair is holding up. They still look new after multiple wears and washes. And I wear them a lot (like I said I wear Rothy's every day). Here they are, looking fabulous!


And the soles may look a little dirty, because I haven't washed them lately. But they are still in perfect condition and they have not come apart from the shoe (not that I'd expect them too). The quality is great and though they are a pricey shoe, they are well worth it!


And now that the loafer style is available, I think I'll be buying a pair! If you haven't tried Rothy's and you'd like to, use any link in this post and you'll save $20 on your first purchase! 

Here are some of my favorites available on the site now! 

Berry Colorblock Flat

Cherry Ribbon Stripe Flat

Magenta Racing Point

Marigold Point

Dark Red Loafer

Taupe Heather Loafer

*This item was purchased and financed by me, unless noted otherwise. Posts may contain referral links and I totally appreciate it when you use them!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Rothy's Shoes Review



I don’t know about you, but every time I go on Facebook I see an ad for Rothy’s shoes! And it always catches my eye. I love flats for work and hardly ever wear heels, so these look like a dream come true. And I’m wearing shoes for long days, so comfort is key. I loved the look of these, but the description sounds too good to be true!

Rothy’s set out to “Create an alternative, versatile shoe: one with the ease of a sneaker but with the polish of a feminine flat. And do it with low-waste, low-impact materials, hand-assembled
for high quality and durability.” Here is a list of qualities from the website: “Recyclable, earth-friendly, carbon-free rubber sole, recycled water bottle construction, 9.3 oz all-day wear-ability, moisture-wicking all-weather comfort, machine washable, quick-dry technology, flexible sole and upper, meticulous hand assembly, blister-free seamless knit.” They set out to “make this sophisticated stylish product in a different way. With less waste and more responsible materials. They encourage re-use of their sturdy re-sealable shipping box. Thanks to Rothy's unique design and 3-D Knit Technology they are machine washable and look new, wash after wash. We encourage giving Rothy's new life when you finally are ready to replace them. Simply send them into our recycling facility and help close the loop in making our planet a better place.” Wow! That’s a lot of amazing stuff and sounds like a company I definitely wanted to support!


I knew I loved how they looked, but wasn’t sure they could hold up to all their promises, so I started searching the internet for reviews. Most reviews I found, the individuals received them for free to try them, so I’m always a little skeptical if they are honest. Getting something for free, the expectations are a little lower and you’re on a high because you didn’t pay for them! But at a $125-$145 price tag, I wasn’t sure this shoe would be worth it. I had asked all my friends if anyone had tried them and couldn’t find anyone. So, after seeing countless ads, reading multiple reviews, and hearing about the good and bad I decided to take a chance and try a pair of Rothy's of my own (after all shipping is free and so are returns, so how could I not)! Plus I saved $20 by using a referral code.


My hardest decision was choosing which Rothy's to purchase. I loved them all. They have 2 styles, the flat, with a round toe or the point, with a pointed toe. I chose charcoal birdseye! It’s a neutral charcoal shoe, but I can’t live without a pop of color, so they have pink soles. They arrived a few days after I made my purchase and I couldn’t wait to check them out. They looked just like the website pictures, so I was happy! And they felt like fabric. I wasn’t sure if they’d be stiff or scratchy, but they aren’t AT ALL! I was very pleased. And then the try on test. I wear between an 8.5 and 9, and quite a few reviews said to size up, so I bought a 9. I love how they fit. They felt like slippers! I didn’t take them off and just wore them around my house for a while. I couldn’t wait to test them out for a whole day!


I wore them all day at work the first day, but I was worried they may give me blisters as it was the first time wearing them and didn’t want to suffer through the work day. So I grabbed some socks, just in case. Usually, after wearing shoes all day I’m ready to tear them off my feet by the time I get home. If you can believe it, I forgot I was wearing shoes and kept these on my feet in my house. Then changed to go out to dinner and threw them back on. And they still didn’t bother my feet one bit after wearing them from the time I woke up 6:30am until around 8pm. Then I wore them all the next day too, and still felt like slippers! And then I wore them the next day! No blisters, no irritation, perfectly comfy right out of the box, and able to wear them full days without socks. I think it’s fair to say these quickly became my go to shoes!!!


Everyone at work was asking about my Rothy's and some of my friends tried them on. I got mixed reviews from my friends. I seriously think they are really comfortable! My friend who is a true size 9 said they were a little tight in her toes and wasn’t sure if sizing up would help, because she thought it was tight where her toes were hitting the top, and not just that she needed some length. To me they feel very flexible, but I also had a friend say she didn’t like the heel and how high it came up and kind of dug into her heel a bit. They feel stretchy to me, so I felt they really formed to my feet and I was able to move around in them and didn’t feel tight or cramped at all. I didn’t get blisters or any irritations. There is no arch support, if that is important to you. You could probably buy new insoles to your liking, but flat shoes don’t bother me, so I kept the original. The insole they come with is removable, but it is thin and not too padded.



I’m not sure everyone will love Rothy's, but I know I do and I honestly wish I didn’t wait so long to try them. I already have plans to buy another pair! They really are versatile. They are great for work, where dress is business casual to professional, and also fine for casual Friday at work and weekends. I was seeing ads with people doing yoga and biking or whatever in them and thought no way. But the second day I wore them, I thought about taking a run in them, but ended up changing into my running sneakers, but they really are that comfortable to me. I will probably try them for yoga, because I love how flexible they are and think they’d be great for outdoor yoga! I also think these are a very easy to pack shoe for trips. Not only are the light and won’t take up room, but they look great with dresses, pants, exercise wear, whatever. I really could go on and on about everything I love and I’m not just saying it! I bought these for myself with my hard earned money and I’m a true bargain shopper, so $100 for one pair of shoes wasn’t an easy decision, but I’m so happy with them! And I want more!


If you have been thinking about them like I was, I say go for it! If you want to save $20 and make the price tag a little easier to swallow, please use my referral code. Sizes and colors are not always available, but do change frequently, so I’d say if there is one style you love and it’s not available in your size, it will be soon. Also, if you don’t like them or buy a size that doesn’t fit quite right, returns/exchanges are so easy with Rothy's! You can return them in the original box, which is compact and already has adhesive. So, you really have nothing to lose. And if you love them as much as I do, you’ll be happy to have discovered them! 

*This item was purchased and financed by me, unless noted otherwise. Posts may contain referral links and I totally appreciate it when you use them!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Popsugar Must Have April 2017

Rating: Love It!!!!
Cost: $39.95/month

I received my April Popsugar Must Have box this week. I had looked at spoilers so I knew what I'd be getting, but I love seeing everything in person. I was excited about this box, because I liked everything in it!


Popsugar always includes an information card explaining everything in the box. This month's inspiration was reset, natural, healing, clean, grow, spiritual.



The first item included in the box was Makerskit Crystal Sand Art Terrarium Kit. Retail price $32. This was my favorite item in the box! I love crafts and I love terrariums. We just remodeled our living room and I need decorative items for the built in shelving and this will be perfect in the room. I love that I don't need to spritz the moss or anything. The crystal adds a nice glimmer to it, too! I think this is one of my all time favorite items included in a Popsugar box. And I know it's a good project if I make it immediately, which I did! It was very easy and only took about 5 minutes to complete. And I love the finished piece!!!


 


The next item included was Morning Culture Dipped Bamboo Cutting Board. Retail price $22. I really like this. The color doesn't really go with my kitchen decor, but I love the pastel purple. It will be pretty to use for entertaining! 


I also received Tonic Australia Lavender Sachets. Retail price $15. I love the scent of lavender. These made the whole box smell amazing! I also love the pretty floral fabric. I'm not sure what to use these for yet, because they seem too pretty to hide. 


Another item included was The Cottage Greenhouse Carrot & Neroli Rich & Repair Body Wash. Retail price $22. I didn't smell this, but the combination sounds different. I love the packaging! It includes coconut oil, cocoa butter, and honey, so it sounds good. I'm almost out of body wash, so I'll be switching to this soon!!!


I've never been excited about dental floss. In fact, I'm very lazy about flossing every day and it's usually something I often skip (I know it's horrible). The Cocolab Cocofloss included in this box might actually change my non habit of flossing. Retail price $8. Coconut oil infused dental floss sounds like the most luxurious (feel like you're on a tropical vacation) floss! I can't wait to try it. I can't believe I just said that about flossing! Even the packaging is fun, with the clear container, so you know when you're getting low!!!


The snack included this month was Nourish Snacks Holy Habanero. Retail price $1.99. I received two packages. I think I was only supposed to get one. These don't sound like they'll be one of my favorite treats, but I'll try them. These are seasoned corn kernels and I'm not a big fan of spicy snacks. 


The special extra included this month was Pronamel Strong & Bright Enamel, Extra Fresh Toothpaste. Retail price $5.99. I'm almost out of toothpaste so this came at the perfect time. It's not exciting, but I'll definitely use it, so I'm happy it was included.


The April Popsugar box included a lot of items I'm excited about. The last box in my 6 month subscription is next month. I can't wait to see what we get. This box will be a difficult one to top in my opinion!

*This subscription was purchased and financed by me, unless noted otherwise. Posts may contain referral links and I totally appreciate it when you use them!