Simply Beautiful Gifts that Make Anyone Feel Special From Simpli Stamped + $40 Gift Card

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Between sweet sixteens, graduations, baby showers and random birthdays, the summer and fall is filled with major events for the people I love. I’m always looking for a special gift, something unique that I can’t find on the shelf in a store or in a mass-produced catalog, to go along with whatever else I’m giving. Something that says “I thought of you when I saw this,” rather than “I couldn’t think of anything for you, so I got this.” I’m not knocking gift cards, cash or insanely cool gadgets, I just think sometimes a little something extra can mean a […] Read more »

Celebrate National Candy Club Year Round with Candy Club!

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Did you know that June is National Candy Month? Well, now you do! June is the perfect month for it too, what with Father’s Day, graduation parties and weddings galore. What better way to celebrate than by joining the Candy Club! Yep, that’s a thing! I got to check out their amazingly tasty club in exchange for an honest review. We’re in total candy paradise here! Fun Facts About Candy In honor of National Candy Month, here are a few fun facts about candy that you may not know. I was surprised by a few of them! Adults (over age […] Read more »

Give Dad a Truly Distinctive Gourmet Gift with Taste Trunk

Every successful subscription box has something that makes it special. It has to if it wants to survive past the "friends and family" stage. So what makes Taste Trunk scream "pick me, pick me"? First, it doesn't scream. It's WAY to dignified for that.

Looking for a tasteful gift idea for Father’s Day for your foodie? Let me introduce you to Taste Trunk, a delicious subscription or gift box service that lets you try truly distinctive gourmet goodies. I received a complimentary Taste Trunk to try out for myself. I’m also an affiliate, so if you click the links, I get a commission. You get yummy goodies and my gratitude. Totally win/win. Disclosure out of the way, let’s get to the good stuff! As with all my subscription box reviews, I strive to answer one main questions: what makes THIS one special? What makes Taste Trunk stand out […] Read more »

Create Striking Personalized Gifts for Dads & Grads at Cooper Blanket

Personalized gifts are such great ways to show your favorite dads and grads how much they mean to you, but with so many out there to choose from, it can be hard to decide which company to go with and which product to choose. When asked me if I wanted to do a review, I found myself facing a dilemma of my own: do I go for a beautiful canvas print with pictures of my son for my wall or a soft photo blanket with pictures of our dog FOR my son? They solved my problem by giving me […] Read more »

Gifts for Grads: Dorm Room Makeover Kit

If you know a teen heading off to college this fall, a dorm room makeover kit is a super cool gift that's both practical and fun...especially when you hit the pages of Redbubble for inspiration. Check out my tips for creating a dorm room makeover kit that sends your favorite teen off to college in comfort and style!

It’s graduation season, which means time to start looking for some unique and fun gifts for grads! While cash is still king to a graduating teen, sometimes you want to get a little something to go along with it.   If you know a teen heading off to college this fall, a dorm room makeover kit is a super cool gift that’s both practical and fun…especially when you hit the pages of Redbubble for inspiration. Check out my tips for creating a dorm room makeover kit that sends your favorite teen off to college in comfort and style! Dorm Room […] Read more »

Summer DIY Beauty Fun with Handmade Beauty Box


Do you currently subscribe to any type of monthly goody box? They’re available in just about any type of food or product depending on what you’re looking for. A selection of doggy treats, organic snacks, and even makeup can all be delivered to your door each month. The selection varies for month to month, allowing you to try new things. I think it’s a pretty cool concept. Get Crafty with The Handmade Beauty Box The Handmade Beauty Box is a way for quality DIY beauty products to be delivered to your door. It is a subscription service that allows you […] Read more »

The Book of Mom: A Gift Every Mom Wants

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Have you heard of The Book of Everyone? It’s pretty much the coolest personalized book gift for grownups ever. The company was such a huge hit in the UK. Now, they’ve crossed “the pond” and landed here in the US! That’s right, we can finally have our very own Book of Everyone! Just in time for Mother’s Day, too! I made my mom a super cool Book of Mom that I can’t wait to give her! The Book of Mom: Exactly What Your Mom Wants I got to make my mom a complimentary book in exchange for an honest review. […] Read more »

Treat Your Skin to the Amarte Super Hydrating Collection Set


I consider myself pretty low maintenance when it comes to skin care and cosmetics. I stick to a particular brand of department store makeup because it does well with my skin. A couple purchases a year and I’m good to go. I still use a simple oil free acne cleanser in the morning and night because even in my 30’s I’m still prone to a break out here and there. I’m the mother of three children under the age of 5, and my youngest will be a year next month. I don’t get a lot of time to focus on […] Read more »

Head-to-Toe Nourishing with Decleor Aroma Nutrition Satin Softening Dry Oil


Essential oils are gaining a lot of popularity when it comes to health and skincare. They come in a wide variety of scents depending on the plant or other source from which they are extracted. These scents tend to be pretty potent. Nourish and Pamper Yourself from Head to Toe with Decleor I received the Decléor Aroma Nutrition Satin Softening Dry Oil. All opinions are my own. Decléor has been specializing in professional aromatherapy skincare for over 40 years. They use the power of essential oils and plant extracts to develop products that have been used in salons and spas across the […] Read more »

Key West Aloe Coconut Salt Scrub & Lotion Mother’s Day Spa Goodies

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In case you haven’t noticed, it’s sort of “Mother’s Day gift ideas from the spa week” here on Pretty Opinionated. I’m not sure I planned that, it just kind of happened. I do LOVE spa products! Today’s treat for mom comes from Key West Aloe, and trust me when I say it’s a total treat! I received Key West Aloe Coconut Salt Scrub and Moisturizing Lotion for review. I love the smell of coconut, especially now that we’re heading into warmer months. Nothing says “relaxing day at the beach” better than that delicious aroma. Mind you, I’m not even a […] Read more »