Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Fun, Quirky Shoes by Hot Chocolate Designs - Just in Time for the Holidays!

Just in Time for the Holidays: Hot Chocolate Design Showcases their Internationally Beloved Quirky Shoe Collection in the U.S.

How can a pair of shoes reflect your style and mood and make you feel super unique? Hot Chocolate Design (HCD) has figured out that exact formula. Through exceptional design, imagination and creativity, this Venezuelan company has become internationally known for their fun and funky shoe designs. The founders are constantly influenced by different styles, tastes and eras, which they channel in their designs to create one-of-a-kind shoes that are loved equally by young and old, mainstream and non-mainstream, fashion-forward individuals.

Beautifully packaged in a cake-themed decorative box, shoes from Hot Chocolate Design make a spectacular gift for the bold shoe lover on your holiday list. Take a look at HCD’s top picks from their marvelous Chocolaticas® and Double Topping line, available in a wide variety of prints and designs to match any mood, event or theme:
Chocolaticas® (Women’s Flats) $69.99: Break away from the flock. Dare to be different! Mary Jane flats boast a unique blend of modern and vintage, with cushioning and soft fabric designed to enhance your stride from heel to toe.
Featured designs include: Bon VoyageTattoo and Simonette

Chocolaticas® Double Topping (Women’s Heels) $94.99: Step out in grandeur style with these spectacular heels. From Marie Antoinette inspired designs to groovy 60’s themed heels, Mary Jane heels were made for the woman who isn’t afraid to stand out amongst the crowd.
Featured designs include: Marie AntoinetteDoris and Storm

Chocolaticas® Double Cream (Women’s platforms) $84.99: Tie your outfit together with a pair of retro-cool platforms in a variety of fresh and funky designs. They’re guaranteed to amp any outfit.
Featured designs include: Troiles de JouyGravity and Aristocrat Lolita

HCD celebrates individuality and different styles of beauty through each one of their products.  Hot Chocolate Design products are sold on Amazon and offer worldwide shipping.

Founded in 2004 by Pablo Martínez & Carolina Aguerrevere, Hot Chocolate Design emerged into the Venezuelan market as al fresh and innovative accessories brand, based on the consumer’s desire to rebel against uniformity and creative rigidity provided by mass-produced brands. The inspiration behind HCD comes from the founder’s lifestyle, their passion for collecting vintage items, and a nostalgia for all of the things that made them feel happy and comfortable when they were young. The HCD creative team draws inspiration from art, artifacts, colors, textures and patterns that they treasured in their youth, as well as their yearning to come across them again in their adult lives, transformed as Hot Chocolate Design’s one-of-a-kind shoes and accessories.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

The World's Most Comfortable Bras!


Coobie Seamless Bras are The World's Most Comfortable Bras! 

You need this amazing bra in your life!  Coobie Seamless Bras are ultra comfortable and supportive. Perfect for everyday wear our versatile one-size fits 32A - 36D, available in 7+ styles and 70+ colors/patterns, with adjustable straps and removable pads! Try one, you'll love it!

My Readers recieve 25% off any order of Coobie Seamless Bras at  Use code: USFG

*I may receive one or more of the products mentioned above for the purposes of this review through the above mentioned company or representing PR agency. In the event of a giveaway, the prize is shipped by the sponsor and I hold no responsibility. Thank you for reading!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Here Comes Santa Claus, with Portable North Pole!

Make Christmas Magic with Portable North Pole! SAVE 20% with Promo Code: PNP6BLG20

Portable North Pole (PNP) is an online platform used by Santa and his elves to send personalized video messages and calls to the people you care about most anywhere around the world.

In just a few simple steps, you can help Santa gather all the information he needs about your loved one and create a tailor-made video message or phone call that is positively magical. But that isn't all Santa and his magical elves have in store! To create truly unforgettable memories, you can even download a HD version of your video to keep for years to come.

Portable North Pole comes available in 3 main package types: the Free (Christmas and Birthday videos), the Video Pass (Unlimited Premium Santa videos + Reaction Recorder, as well as access to previous seasons' videos), and the Magic Pass (Unlimited Premium Santa Videos, Reaction Recorder, HD Video downloads, access to previous seasons' videos)! Available for a limited time only: The Pre-Season Magic Pass, which also comes with a Santa-Approved Nice-List certificate that lets your loved one know if they are one Santa's Naughty or Nice list!
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We LOVE using this service each year.  It is so amazing to see the joy in my daughter's eyes as they get to take a peek into Santa's world at the North Pole, and he really says their name and knows about them!  It's truly magical.

  *I received one or more of the products mentioned above for the purposes of this review through the above mentioned company or representing PR agency. In the event of a giveaway, the prize is shipped by the sponsor and I hold no responsibility. Thank you for reading!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

NEW Alba Botanica Facial Care

I don't know about you all, but I can't wait to give these a try!

Each product in the Hawaiian Detox facial care collection is formulated with Volcanic Clay, a mineral-rich natural substance that draws out dirt, oil and grime from deep within poresbefore being washed away. This action helps clear problematic impurities which immediately brightens and refreshes skin. The clay’s unique physical texture also polishes away dead surface cells, leaving skin with a smooth, even, mattified glow. Each formula is powerfully effective, yet also hypo-allergenic.

  • Hawaiian Detox Cleanser (6oz., $11.99, Whole Foods)
  • Gentle yet effective daily detoxifier lathers away problematic impurities
  • Hawaiian Detox Scrub (4oz., $11.99, Whole Foods)
  • Distinctive black lathering scrub gently exfoliates, clears and brightens skin
  • Hawaiian Detox Sheet Mask (single mask, $3.49, Whole Foods)
  • Micro-extraction mask loosens stubborn impurities for intensive detox action
  • Hawaiian Detox Facial Towelettes (30ct, $5.99, Whole Foods)
  • Multi-tasking towelette whisks away makeup, detoxifies and tones without rinsing

NEW Alba Fast Fix Sheet Masks (SRP: $3.49, Target, Wal-Mart, Whole Foods & natural food stores) Individually wrapped, serum-soaked fiber masks contour to your face to deliver concentrated doses of active botanical ingredients. In as little as 5 minutes, skin experiences a powerful beauty-enhancing treatment! 100% vegetarian ingredients, no animal testing, synthetic fragrances, artificial colors or parabens.

·         ·  Coconut Water Hydrate Sheet Mask: an infusion of coconut water, cucumber and chamomile provide a mega-moisture oasis to return skin to healthy, hydrated happiness
·         Camu Camu Anti-Wrinkle Sheet Maskcamu camu, cocoa and caffeine fight the good fight to help firm, tone and tackle those pesky lines and wrinkles
·         Papaya Anti-Acne Sheet Mask: the zit-zapping trio of papaya, lemon balm and salicylic acid penetrate pores to give pimples their proper punishment
·         Grapefruit Even Tone Sheet Mask: grapefruit, charcoal and turmeric vanish visible pores, soothe redness and help lighten shadows, to give skin a soft, even glow

Friday, October 14, 2016

Win a TROLLS Screening Party!

Sparkling Ice has activated an "UnconTROLLable Screening Sweepstakes" via a Facebook contest that will allow fans to enter online sweepstakes to win a hometown screening of DreamWorks Animation's TROLLS. One winner and 100 of their friends will enjoy a private showing at their local theater, including concessions. Fans can enter for a chance to win via from October 10th through November 18th, and the winner will be announced on November 23rd via email.  (Must be 18+ to enter. Theater subject to availability. United States-only.)

Watchitude Design Contest -- VOTE now!

Kids can now VOTE in the 2016 Election!
(And win $1000 worth of Watchitude!)

Kids may not be old enough to vote in the government’s election, but they are old enough to vote in Watchitude’s design contest!   

Recently, customers were given the opportunity to upload images of their very own design for the chance to win a FREE Watchitude. The Watchitude team has carefully reviewed hundreds of candidates and have posted their top picks on the VOTE page, but now they want YOU to choose the winner! With over 120 designs to choose from, kids can have their voices heard by voting for their favorite design directly on Watchitude’s website.

Kids from all 50 states (and Canada, Europe and Asia) are eligible to vote. To vote, kids must enter their emails; once entered, kids will automatically be in the running to win a $1,000 Watchitude gift certificate! That’s 50 Watchitudes for FREE!

The winning watchitudes (up to 10 designs) will be put into production and the designer’s name will be proudly placed on the back of the box. The chosen designers will also receive a free Watchitude with their design as a congratulatory prize.

The deadline to vote is midnight on Election Day November 8, 2016.

The latest in accessory trends, Watchitude specializes in funky, fun and unique slap on wrist watches that feature an array of designs such as frosted donuts and pepperoni pizzas to animal prints and cityscapes. Watchitude is an affordable way to decorate your wrist and elevate your arm candy and with about 100 quirky designs to choose from, you’ll have no problem finding one that displays your personal style and mood.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Albright Family Fund

Per his wife, Lindsey:  "It is with deep sadness I have to post that Nicholas Albright lost his battle with mental illness today. He was an amazing father, loving husband and son and giving friend. He will be remembered for his wit, sense of humor and probably one of the strongest work ethics I've ever seen. Please respect the families need for time to grieve. Details regarding a celebration of life will be posted at a later date. To my husband, we will carry on in your honor. I live for our two miracles and the one yet to arrive. We miss you so much. I love you more."

Sadly, the world has lost a great man.  A devoted husband and father.  A son.  A brother.  A friend.  A paramedic.  A nursing student.   

He was known for his bright smile and ability to make anyone laugh.  Unbeknownst to many, he was struggling inside.  He remained strong for as long as he could.

We mourn for him and hope he has found peace.

His family survives him, with his wife, two small children, and a baby on the way due in just a few short weeks.

The family recently bought their first home, and during a time when his family should be preparing for new baby's arrival, his sweet wife is now dealing with grief and the harsh reality of losing not only a loving husband and father, but their family's financial provider.  Please consider donating to the family for expenses.

Oojra Makes Gifting an Experience for the Senses

Bring the beautiful aroma of far off lands home for the holidays with essential oil fragrances inspired by traveling the globe.

This holiday season, add a touch of elegance to family gatherings with the beautiful reed diffusers from Oojra.

Oojra is the premier lifestyle brand of home fragrances that tell a story through the careful arranging of aromatic essential oils.

Science has proven there is a close connection between scent, memory, and emotion. Oojra has simply perfected the experience so its customers can perfect the feel of their homes for their family and friends.

"Our fragrances provide a final layer of decor to strike the right ambiance for relaxation, romance, focus and balance,” states CJ Lemky, founder. “We aim to satisfy a little wanderlust in our customers’ lives by wrapping their spaces in a scent that is delicious and exotic and reminiscent of a place they’ve traveled, or want to travel."

From a five-star spa in Thailand to a Serengeti Safari, each exotic fragrance takes its users off the beaten path, opening up a whole new world they’ll never forget.

Currently, Oojra is offering three distinct fragrances at a limited time price for the holidays.

The French Provence Lavender Diffuser transports guests to a sunny hillside where frosted purple flowers exude their calming influence on the mind and body.

The Loas White Tea and Ginger Diffuser brings explorers to untouched misty waterfalls and lush tea plantations while exuding an uplifting aroma.

The Thai Jasmine Bamboo Diffuser, Oojra's most sought after fragrance, inspires romance and relaxation while conjuring up images of fresh green bamboo and garlands of flowers sweetly swaying in the breeze.

Oojra scents curate a luxurious first impression and experience within the home. Give the gift of luxury and versatility to clients, executives, and friends. The sleek glass bottle will stylishly accent any room and exude luscious scents, leaving a lasting impression.

At Oojra, they strive to put a little piece of paradise in every bottle. Since their launch in July 2015, they’ve traveled the globe and listened to the stories and photography of their followers, in order to create unique fragrances that satisfy their customers’ wanderlust and bring the most luscious exotic fragrances into their homes. All of Oojra’s products are crafted from quality essential oils and are phthalate and paraben free.

NEWEST Star Wars Rogue One Trailer

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

Trailer premiered on Good Morning America, today!

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, with Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are producing, with John Knoll and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers.

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY arrives in theaters everywhere on December 16th!



Frogglez Rain Boots and Goggles, from Made By My Dad

​Keep Colds Away and Eyes Protected with
Frogglez® Rain Boots and Goggles!

The third week in October is National Health Awareness Week and Made By My Dad wanted to talk to you about ways that you can keep your kids healthy this time of year! Parents do whatever they can to keep their kids from getting sick with the ever changing weather conditions. Made By My Dad has come up with a way to make your life easier by improving traditional rain boots, making them more water resistant and fun!

 “I believe kids should be able to explore this amazing World in a safe and comfortable way. Everything I make at Made By My Dad is designed to allow kids to Conquer Water and Fearlessly Explore their World.” - Dr. Christian Hahn, Founder.

Too often when you put rain boots on your kids feet  you hear them complain about the boots not being comfortable and getting lots of water into them, making the kids more susceptible to colds. Made By My Dad knows that one of the secrets to combating sickness is to have warm, dry feet, so they created the ultimate rain boots to do just that! The Frogglez® Rain Boots are designed to keep your kids feet dry, even in the biggest downpours. Unlike other rain boots, Frogglez® Rain Boots have a unique neoprene seal that Made By My Dad developed to make sure feet stay dry, keeping kids from getting sick.  These boots are cute, light weight, comfortable and safe for kids - and as with all Made By My Dad products, come with the trusted Frogglez® 100% satisfaction guarantee!

Frogglez® Rain Boots:
  • PATENT PENDING cool neoprene edge wrap design folds up to keep water out and pants dry
  • SAFETY FIRST - Be careful with typical rain boots which can be full of harmful chemicals that should be far away from kids. Frogglez® Rain boots are made of 100% rubber with no harmful additives such as lead, pvc, phthalates, cadmium, etc. The paint is lead-free and the glue is formaldehyde-free. We put your kids first!
  • COMFORTABLE - Flexible, gentle rubber and super soft neoprene make Frogglez® Boots the first choice by parents and kids!
  • WHY? Why buy Frogglez® Boots over other plain rain boots? Simple. Get a top quality boot that is adorable, lightweight, super comfortable, safe for kids, 100% guaranteed and actually keeps your kids feet DRY!

Another way you can keep your kids healthy is understanding the harm chlorine does to your eyes. While chlorine does help keep waterborne bacteria out of the water and prevent disease, it doesn’t benefit your eyes at all. When your unprotected eyes enter chlorinated water, it tears the protective film that acts as a defense for your eyes leaving them susceptible to bacteria and dirt. Frogglez® Goggles has created the safest and most comfortable goggles in the world so you and your children can protect your eyes while having fun!

Frogglez® Goggles:
  • Comfortable
  • Won't pull hair
  • No pinching ears
  • For kids ages 3 and older
  • Patented soft neoprene strap
  • Velcro attachments make adjustments easy
  • Removable strap that can attach to most goggles
  • So easy to put on, kids can do it!
  • Fun colors
  • Edge wrap to maximize life of strap
  • High end goggle frames
  • Lead-free
  • Phthalates-free
  • Formaldehyde-free

Keep your kids healthy this season with Made By My Dad’s Frogglez® Rain Boots and Goggles!

And in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Frogglez® is offering a 25% off discount storewide with promo code “THINKPNK” starting October 1-October 31, 2016!

To learn more about Made By My Dad products visit

About Frogglez®
When swim lessons became more about trying to keep goggles on than actually swimming, a dad decided he needed to help. Christian Hahn's 4-year-old daughter was struggling like everyone else, trying to make her goggles comfortable. Normal goggles pull out hair, create that Dumbo ear look, push on eyes, and leak. It took the fun out of watching his daughter learn to swim. So Christian went straight to his basement that night and cut up some old wetsuits from his surfer days in California to create a goggle strap that would stay on without the stress. The prototypes worked so well that other parents asked him where they could buy a pair. That's how Frogglez® Goggles, our first Made by my Dad™ product, was born.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

What We Now Know – and Don’t Know -- About Honeybees and Colony Collapse Disorder

by Robbie Shell

1. First, a definition: Colony Collapse Disorder is a phenomenon that occurs when the majority of worker bees in a colony (hive) disappear, leaving behind a queen, food, nurse bees and baby bees. Without the mature worker bees to bring nectar and pollen back to the hive, it collapses (dies). CCD was first identified in 2006. Ever since, it has been a huge concern for the agricultural industry -- which relies on bees to pollinate crops -- and for commercial beekeepers, who earn most of their money renting out their bees to big farms around the country.
For example, California’s almond crop – estimated at somewhere around 800,000 acres – relies almost exclusively on billions of bees trucked in to pollinate almost 400 miles of almond groves stretched across the state’s Central Valley.

2. Keep in mind that CCD does not have just one cause: Many factors contribute to its presence, but two major culprits seem to be: overuse of pesticides (see next paragraph), and attacks from parasites (especially the deadly varroa mites) and pests (such as small hive beetles and wax moths).

3. The debate over what causes CCD frequently turns on the question of pesticides, or more specifically, insecticides, a type of pesticide designed to kill insects. Scientists are paying increasing attention to a group of insecticides called neonicotinoids (neonics, for short). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is looking into whether and how they disrupt bees’ nervous systems. Neonics are manufactured by chemical companies and sold to farmers who use them to eradicate pests on cotton, citrus plants, wheat and corn, among other crops. Chemical companies say the risk from neonics is overstated, and that they are necessary to protect our food supply.
What many scientists, environmentalists, and organic beekeepers do agree on is that all the different insecticides and herbicides used on farms and in fields -- as well as those sprayed in hives to fend off mites, fungi and other intruders -- create what has been called a “toxic soup” of chemicals. Chronic exposure to these chemicals, say opponents of pesticide use, can make it difficult for bee colonies to breed and resist disease.

4. Colony Collapse Disorder remains the subject of continually evolving new theories. Some scientists now suggest that climate change could throw off pollination schedules because warmer weather affects where plants grow and when they bloom. Bees may not be primed to meet the needs of these new schedules. Recent decisions by big agricultural producers to use all available soil for growing crops, thereby removing acres of land once filled with wildflowers and other sources of nutrition for bees, are cited as another potential contributor to CCD.
Then there are the spooky “ZomBees,” a term used to describe bees infected by parasitic “zombie flies.” Eggs laid by zombie flies in a bee’s abdomen hatch into larvae that eat away at the bee’s brain and wings. Disoriented by these attacks, the bees begin to behave in uncharacteristic ways. They leave their hives at night (which healthy bees rarely do), dance (not the helpful waggle kind), and then fall to the ground, crawling around blindly in circles until they die.

5. Some interesting, and discouraging, numbers: The U.S. Agriculture Department’s (USDA) latest figures on honeybee mortality rates estimate that between April 2014 and April 2015, 42% of U.S. honeybee colonies died. This compares to 34% the preceding year. For the first time last year (2015), the number of honeybee deaths during the summer was greater than in the winter -- not a good sign given that hives are expected to be stronger and healthier in warm weather, and more stressed in the cold months.
The total number of managed honeybee colonies has decreased from 5 million in the 1940s to 2.5 million today, according to the USDA.
What’s clear is that everyone – no matter what they choose to blame CCD on – needs to work together to save the bees. As Sam’s father says in Bees on the Roof: “We’ve managed to create a society that’s in danger of killing them off. Bees have been around for what, millions of years? And here our highly sophisticated, technologically advanced, space age civilization seems to be doing nothing as they’re all destroyed.”

Robbie Shell is a former business journalist whose articles have appeared in numerous publications including The Wall Street Journal and Philadelphia Inquirer. She has worked and lived in New York City, Washington, D.C., Boston, and Philadelphia. Bees on the Roof is her first work of fiction. Connect with Shell on FacebookGoodreads and at

Season Finale of Diverse and Fabulous Emmy-Winner #BornThisWay Airs Tonight

A&E Renews Series for Third Season

Text: The Emmy-Award winning series returns: Born This Way with images of the castWashington, Sept. 27 – Following its Emmy win for outstanding unstructured reality show, Born This Way has been renewed by A&E for a third season. This is the first time a series starring a cast with disabilities has won an Emmy Award.

Produced by Bunim/Murray Productions, Born This Way, an unscripted reality show on A&E, follows the lives of seven young adults with Down syndrome along with their family and friends in Southern California. Because its focus is on showing their everyday lives, including employment, efforts for independent housing, loves and more, Born this Way breaks down stigmas surrounding disability.

Show creator and Executive Producer Jonathan Murray, the innovator behind the first-ever reality-show, The Real World, and many other hit shows including Keeping Up with the Kardashians, credits the show’s positive message and groundbreaking vision of diversity on screen with the show’s success.

“In thinking about the show, we wanted to focus on the ability within the disability and I think that is what is exciting to see,” said Murray. “We are also very proud of the fact that our cast is very diverse. Born This Way is not only the first show to win an Emmy that stars people with disabilities – it also has a cast that includes people who are African American, Hispanic andAsian. This is a breakthrough for those minority communities as well.”

Unlike Murray’s first reality TV show success, The Real World, where the cast live together in a single house, Born This Way not only focuses on the lead cast but also incorporates their parents. While the cast all has Down syndrome, they and their families are extremely diverse.

John is an African American from Los Angeles who lives with his supportive family. He continues to pursue his dream of becoming a rap artist and entertainer but has a lot of life skills to master before he is ready to live on his own.

Cristina, who is Hispanic, currently lives with her family. She and her fiancée Angel continue to look forward to their wedding and the series shows them preparing for a life together.

Elena is an immigrant from Japan. After moving to Torrance, England, and then Australia, her family moved to Rolling Hills Estates in 2002. She now lives in Lawndale in a group home. Her mother’s cultural story is woven throughout the series.

“As her mother, Hiromi, says, there was almost shame for her for having a child that was not perfect in her society’s view,” Murray says. “It’s taken Hiromi nearly 20 years to be comfortable with that, and you see that on the show. You see her trying to work through those issues.”

In the first season, the series saw viewership trend upwards by 67 percent over the six-episode arc. It resonated particularly well with adults 25 to 54-years-old, growing 84 percent over the season. Recently, the series was chosen as one of six honorees for the 2016 Television Academy Honors, an award that recognizes “television programming that inspires, informs and motivates.”

RespectAbility, a nonprofit organization working to end stigmas and advance opportunities for people with disabilities, has been honored to consult during the creation of Born This Way and congratulates the entire team for its hard work in achieving this renewal.

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, its president who herself has a disability and who knows what it means to raise a child with multiple disabilities, said: “Recently in the news we have seen scathing political attacks and reporting that showed a man with a traumatic brain injury being shot by police in front of his wife who was screaming that he has a disability. It has been one night of bad news and/or hostility on the news after another. If you want to see something happy, honest and uplifting, watch Born This Way's season finale tonight at 10/9c. I watched this episode in advance and it absolutely blew me away. I was crying my eyes out – in a good way. Unbelievable!”

Mizrahi added, “Born This Way has again made history. I am so glad that there will be a season 3 of the show because it is upbeat, decent, inspiring and impactful on TV. They are ending stigmas and advancing opportunities for people like me and my children, and so many millions of people around the world.”

Murray said it was important to not treat this cast any differently than any other cast, with the exception of shorter work hours.

Instead, he treated them “as you would any other cast member of a reality show.”

The finale of the second season will air tonight, Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 10/9c. Prior to the show, join RespectAbility for a #BornThisWay Twitter Chat: #BTWchat. Learn more here: Born This Way #BTWChat: September 27.

About RespectAbility
RespectAbility, a nonprofit organization working to empower people with disabilities to achieve the American dream, is on the front lines in the battle to reduce stigmas and other obstacles that deny people with disabilities the opportunity to achieve the American Dream.

One area of concern is entertainment; films and television can and must do much more to reshape attitudes so that people with disabilities can more fully participate in and contribute to society. We know that by putting people with disabilities on TV – in scripted television, reality TV, the news and in jobs behind scenes — it can help empower people with disabilities to achieve as much of the American Dream as their abilities and efforts permit.

Entertainment contributes to the values and ideals that define us; and what we desire to share with our children. What we see, we feel. In addition, what we feel impacts how we act.

RespectAbility encourages arts and entertainment leaders – just as we encourage businesses in every sector – to recognize the disability but respect the ability. We ask them to focus on what people with disabilities can do, rather than on what they cannot. We want the power of arts and entertainment to help move the needle of perception regarding people with disabilities so that people of ALL abilities can achieve the American Dream.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

#CellProDesign Edge Armband

Cell Pro's Galaxy 6s Edge Armband is perfect for your workout needs.

You can purchase the armband on Amazon, and currently is is just under $11.  Very affordable price for a quality product.

I received the armband in black for review purposes, which is great, as black matches everything and my husband can use it as well.  It is also available in fuchsia pink, which I think is awesome and would love to purchase one in pink to use myself.  I can't wait until the weather warms up and I can take this outside.  I love to go on long walks, and there isn't anywhere to put my cell phone if I wear yoga pants, most of them have no pockets. :(  So this is perfect!  The material is comfortable, and this is GREAT for walking and running and more.  It isn't very stretchy so you need to pay attention to the sizing, which states it allows for up to 16" biceps.  I see no reason you couldn't also use this on your leg or ankle if you wanted as well.

I took a few pictures after it arrived, and I need to take one of it in action...but I'm not really too keen on sweaty selfies... ;)

I love that it has pockets for your ID or a few dollars, etc, so you can keep those on you as well.

I have a Galaxy s3 and it fits perfectly well in this, and my husband has an s6 and, of course, that fits well too.  I like that you can easily see through the cover to the phone and even still use your touchscreen.  Awesome feature.

Here is what Cell Pro has to say:

  • PERFECT FIT For Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge (5.1") , CellPRO Armband is specially designed for Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge and keeps your phone Fully Protected! Wear it everywhere with No Hassle!
  • 2 CARD POCKET SLOTS! Leave your Wallet or Purse at Home and Take your Credit Cards, Driver's License, ID or Business Cards with you! We made sure that you'll have 2 perfect slots for them all!
  • SIZING: CellPRO Arm band is small enough to fit smaller arms, but you can also adjust the comfortable soft stretchable velcro strap, which allows up to about 16" biceps. OPTION A: 12.0-16.0" [30.4 - 40.5 cm] or OPTION B: 8.0-11.5" [20.3-29.2 cm]
  • LIGHTWEIGHT SOFT NEOPRENE that is molded to twist and bend but will not stretch out of shape. Washable with gentle soap and water, then air dry. Can keep sweat away from your phone. ? TOUCHSCREEN works PERFECT through the clear cover! ? The REFLECTIVE BAND makes you more visible in the night so you can feel safe all the time. It helps you to be noticed in those moment when you need to focus on running not avoiding cars or bikes.
  • OUR CUSTOMERS SATISFACTION is priceless, so if for any REASON you don't absolutely LOVE our Armband, just send us a message and we will do our best to help you! Don't forget that we offer ? LIFETIME WARRANTY ? so TRY IT ON OUR RISK!

I absolutely love that they take customer satisfaction so seriously.  A few days after ordering the product I got an email asking to make sure everything was ok, and if I was completely satisfied.  I thought that was very nice, especially considering I ordered through Amazon.  It gave it a personal touch.  I was happy to find out that there is a lifetime warranty as well.  That's excellent for such an inexpensive product to begin with.  Cell Pro stands behind their work.

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