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How many of you love a great writing pen? I proudly raise my hand to that question. I love pens the write smoothly on paper. Even though we are in this age of we do everything on our computers or smartphone, I still like to put the pen to the pad from time to time.  So when the need for grabbing a pen, pad, and my favorite cup of tea hits, my pen has to measure up.

I was sent some awesome pens from Shoplet.com to review. I just love Shoplet as they have a great variety of products to fit my many needs. From Promotional products to Office stationary right down to Medical supplies, they have me covered! The pens that they sent me are very well made, easy to grip, and write beautifully. They are Schneider pens manufactured by Stride, Inc here in the United States. Stride, Inc. is a small family business, owned and operated by women. Not only is this a women owned business, but what’s really unique about Stride is that 50% of their colleagues are adults with intellectual and developmental delays. They seek to help their disabled employees make “Strides” toward being independent and successful members of society. I feel this is extremely commendable that this company is doing this.

The Pens
I was sent two sets of pens. They had some nice pens within in them. The first pen was the Schneider Xpress .8 mm Porous Point Pen Black. This pen felt wonderful to the hand and was very comfortable to hold. The next pen in the collection was the Slider Edge 1.0mm Ballpoint Pen. The pen is a simple ballpoint black pen that writes with ease. The ink flows smoothly from this pen and it has a nice feel to the had as well.
The Slider Rave 1.4 mm Viscoglide Retractable Ballpoint Pen black is very sleek in it’s design and has a super comfortable grip to it. I really like this pen!
Last in this collection of pens was the Slider Edge 1.4 mm Viscoglide Ballpoint Pen Black. I liked the triangle shape of the pen. This enhancement is part of the Viscoglide Technology. This allows for a better  fit within your fingers which I just adore. This pen also has more of a full bodied grip to it. This makes it much more comfortable when writing. This pen is ecofriendly too! It’s made completely without adding to the carbon footprint which is very cool!!

The second set was the Slider Memo XB 1.4 mm Viscoglide Ballpoint Pen 4 pack came in some awesome colors. I used the purple one for making notations on some documents I was working on. The other colors are red, green, orange and pink. These are great for adding some fun to your notating. These pens use the same ball point Viscoglide Technology as the Slider Edge. 

I like all of these pens in these two sets that I was sent for Shoplet. If you would like to get your hands on these pens, head on over to Shoplet.com to pick them up. Happy writing!!

xoxo The Review Chic

Have you ever found yourself out running errands or at an event needing to use your phone, but find you have no power? Yes, I know the feeling all to well. You end up missing that great Instagram pic or that important call all because you phone is dead to the world. I have a sleek and stylish product to tell you about that will ensure that you will never be a victim of No Juice on My Phone again!

This fab lifesaver comes from Chic Buds. Their Slim Power Phone Charger is a must have on the go. This lightweight phone charger is the perfect size to fit in your purse or clutch. It gives you up to 10 hours of power. You simply plug your phone’s USB cable into it and you’re good to go! You can charge the device using your USB port on your computer or with a USB wall adapter. The Chic Buds Slim Power Phone Charger comes in various designs. I was sent the Ashley and Cassidy styles which are very cute!

The Chic Buds Slim Power Phone Chargers retail for $24.99 and can be purchased here. Don’t be a victim of the No Juice on My Phone virus, go pick up your Chic Buds Slim Power Phone Charger, you’ll be happy you did!

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Cassidy Chic Buds Slim Power Phone Charger

xoxo The Review Chic

Do you like taking selfies at on your own or at events and family gatherings? I know I do! At times it can be hard to get that perfect selfie. I was looking for a product that would help me achieve the best selfies. When the opportunity to review Selfie On A Stick can along, I was very excited!  Selfie On A Stick offers premium quality selfie sticks that are great for personal selfies and family photos. They offer 3 types of selfie sticks which are Wired, Bluetooth, and their Classic Selfie stick. I was sent the Wired selfie stick and I am in love with it. The wired stick offers up plug and play. This means all you have to do is plug the Wired’s cable into the headphone jack and then simply “click” the stick to take the picture. No fuss, no hassle with trying to reach for the phone to snap your Selfie!

The wired Selfie on a stick retails for $24.99 and comes in a variety of colors to choose from. If you are a die hard Selfie pic taker, then I highly recommend that you pick up a Selfie On A Stick Wired for yourself. The Selfie On A Stick Wired is great for Periscope video sessions too! To purchase your Selfie On A Stick Wired click here.

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xoxo The Review Chic

Hey Honey Bunnies!
How many of you like to read? I know I sure do. I love to read all kinds for books from fiction to self-help. Recently, I had the chance to read the soon to be released book by Miko Branch and Titi Branch of Miss Jessie’s intitled Miss Jessie’s: Creating a Successful Business from Scratch. This book is full of great business advice along with moving family stories and hair care tips.

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The book tells how they built their hair care business from their home kitchen, in to a multimillion dollar company. The book offers a 13- step business plan recipe for building your dream business, tips for doing business with family, how to go with your gut instinct when opportunities knock, and much much more. I just love the hair language definitions at the back of the book too. So if you do not know certain lingo within the natural hair community, the list in the will help you.

I have to say that this book is a must have reference if you are trying build your home based business. You will find jems of valuable information packed throughout the book.

The book goes on sale April 14, 2015. It will retail for $24.99. You can pre-order now on Amazon now for $18.62. Grab your copy today! You’ll be glad you did!!

xoxo The Review Chic

By Jane Blanchard

Purple may not be the first color you consider when planning your next design project, but depending on the hue, purple can play many roles. A deep purple can provide a bold statement, while a lilac or lavender can soothe and relax. Check out some of our favorite purple rooms to inspire your next project.

Go Bold

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Contemporary Home Theater by New York Architects & Building Designers David Howell Design

This bold wall treatment is contrasted by a bright white sofa and dark wood.

Purple Wallpaper; Romosa Wallcoverings

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Industrial Kitchen by Denver Interior Designers & Decorators Momoko Morton

Purple Cabinets? This purple creates a sophisticated, quirky kitchen. Get the same look with Benjamin Moore paint in Passion Plum.

Bold Accent

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Modern Dining Room by Boston Architects & Building Designers Marcus Gleysteen Architects

An entire room of purple may not suit your style, but bold purple accents, such as this area rug, may provide just the pop of color you desire.

Purple Area Rug; Home Decorators Collection

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Contemporary Living Room by Stamford Interior Designers & Decorators Last Detail Interior Design

For a change of pace, try these plush purple chairs. Four of them create an inviting seating area.

Purple Armchair; Overstock.com

Lilac Luxury

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Contemporary Kids by Chicago Interior Designers & Decorators 2 Design Group

Looking for something a little more relaxing? Try a shade of lilac or lavender to create an inviting, relaxing bedroom or guest room.

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Eclectic Kids by Glen Ridge Interior Designers & Decorators DW Designs – Diana Weinstein Designs

Lavender can also provide a beautiful backdrop to a girl’s bedroom.

Spring Lilac; Benjamin Moore

Purple Bath Retreat

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Traditional Bathroom by Saratoga Springs Design-Build Firms Witt Construction

Purple can be soothing. What better place to utilize this quality than in a spa-like bathroom retreat?

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Contemporary Bathroom by London Interior Designers & Decorators Interior Desires UK

A more opulent bathroom, this design uses a variety of shades of purple to create an inviting, interesting bathroom for pampering yourself, or your guests.

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Traditional Bathroom

Bathroom tile in a variety of purples, creates a huge visual impact in this bathroom.

Purple Bath Towels; JCPenney

The Details

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Transitional Bedroom by Redwood City Photographers Hoi Ning Wong

In this room, an inviting lavender textured bedspread compliments the mint wallpaper and pillows beautifully.

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Beach Style Kitchen by Berkeley Architects & Building Designers WA design

Purple custom back splash tile provides a pop of color in an otherwise neutral kitchen.

Amethyst, Mauve, Wisteria, Violet, and All The Rest

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Contemporary Kitchen by St. John’s Photographers Becki Peckham

There is nearly an infinite supply of purple hues, each creating a unique experience. Whatever your design goals, there is likely a purple perfect for you. Still need inspiration? Check out these additional rooms. Such beauties!

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Contemporary Bedroom by Westport Interior Designers & Decorators Susan Glick Interiors

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Bedroom by Westport Interior Designers & Decorators Susan Glick Interiors

For more home ideas and inspiration, head to Modernize.com.

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Transitional Living Room by South East Interior Designers & Decorators LEIVARS

For more home ideas, photos and inspiration visit Modernize.com!

Hey All,

Jenn here from MakeupMyMind.ca jumping in to share a post with all of the Review Chic’s lovely readers! This look will help take you from day to night by stepping up your lip game after hours!
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First I start with NYX pencil ‘Baby Pink’ all over my lips. Use this step to reshape your lips or overdraw a bit to give yourself a fuller look.
Second I go over the liner with Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in 01 it’s a nice subtle pink shade but helps keep your lips hydrated throughout day. The applicator tip makes it nice and easy to touchup when necessary.
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After hours: Going out for dinner or drinks after work? Feeling flirty? I take my Royal & Langnickel Pro Angled Eyeliner/brow #146 brush (it keeps with the pointed angles of the lips) and lightly pat some Make Up Forever I804 Golden Pink gel-to-powder blush onto my lips. This seals in the staying power to last through the night and adds a gold iridescent sheen.
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I love the result! It’s pretty pink with a hint of gold that reflects in the light. You can swap out any shadow colour but I find that iridescent/shimmery consistency give the best result.
Don’t forget to sip through a straw!

As you all know I try to make sure that I am putting good foods in my body. So, when I go the chance to try out the Superfood Bundle from Sari Foods, I just like a kid in the candy store. They sent me a 3-Pack of products that included Spirulina powder, Vitamin C powder, and Nutritional Yeast. All I have to say is that I loved the nutritional yeast but the others not so much.

Let’s be honest, what makes us eat or drink is the taste of them. I can say that I just was not feeling the taste of the Spirulina and Vitamin C powders. The nutritional yeast however, was very pleasing to my buds with its nutty cheese flavor. I may have to find a way to amp up the flavors of the others because I like the benefits that they offer. So I will be sure to update this review.

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The Products
Spirulina powder is comprised of more than 60% protein and is a natural source of bioavailable iron, calcium, magnesium, selenium, beta-carotine, B12, chlorophyll, phytonutrients, antioxidants and essential amino acids (GLA, Omega 3, 6 & 9’s). Spirulina has over 100 types of vitamins and nutrients – more than any other type of grain, plant, or herb.

The nutritional yeast is naturally comprised of 50% protein (a complete, bioavailable and vegan source), over 20% fiber, contains all 18 amino acids and 15 different minerals (including iron, selenium and zinc) as well as a natural vitamin B-complex and Beta-glucans (known for their extreme immune enhancing properties).

The Acerola Vitamin C powder is 100% food based vitamin C providing you with all of the benefits of this miracle vitamin without compromising your body or health. Natural Vitamin C is the missing piece of the puzzle to your body’s immune system, offering protection against colds and many viruses. Vitamin C also fights free radicals, promotes cell regeneration and is a natural antihistamine which means it may even help keep allergies, asthma and inflammation in check!

These super foods can be purchased on Amazon or at sarifoods.com. Have you tried any of these super foods.

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xoxo The Review Chic

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