The prettiest personalized jewelry {Name Factory}



Disclosure: Thank you SO much to Name Factory for creating such a sophisticated and personalized necklace for me and giving Domestic Sweetheart readers a 10% discount! I just adore your bling & I'm so happy to share with my readers :)

My Review: I just love personalized jewelry. To all the SATC fans out there .... who could every forget the iconic Carrie necklace! Jewelry is a fun way to share a little bit of your personality to others and add oomph to your wardrobe. The perfect place to purchase your personalized jewlery is Name Factory. One of the most amazing things about Name Factory is that they offer personalized jewelry classics (such as the Carrie necklace), but also a huge collection of designs that are completely exclusive and designed in-house by their factory designers. Just take a peak below at some of my favorite designs and I'm sure you will be just as smitten as I am.


To purchase a Name Factory necklace as a holiday gift for someone special (that someone special can even be yourself - go ahead you deserve it!) click here Get a 10% discount using code: SWEET10 What do you think, have you purchased any bling from Name Factory? Would love to hear your thoughts. Happy Shopping!

Stay Connected: follow Name Factory on {Facebook} and {Instagram} for more promotional updates.

Gifting Made easy with Gold Toe!



Disclosure: A BIG Thank you to Gold Toe for sending me samples of their heavenly socks. My feet have never been so happy and stylish.


It's that time of the year when everyone is scrambling to find the perfect holiday gifts for everyone on their holiday list. I just love the idea of socks as stocking stuffer or present. Being on your feet all day, it's such a treat to slip on soft, warm and tasteful socks during the winter months. The best place to find these socks is Gold Toe.

They have some amazing deals going on in the month of December that you won't want to miss. These luxury socks will be loved by anyone who tries them on and you may just want to order yourself a couple of pairs too - trust me your feet will be SO happy! Best part is Gold Toe is wallet friendly!

My Review: These are truly the best socks I've ever worn. They are quality socks that last forever and are so natural feeling. It feels good to take care of yourself and that means wardrobe choices as well. Many people don't buy quality socks because they feel that they aren't seen but trust me it makes a big difference in your appearance and how you feel about yourself. So do yourself and others a big favor and toss those grungy socks aside and indulge in some quality socks that hard working feet deserve!

Don't miss the Gold Toe Favorite Sock Sale!


To purchase a pair or pairs of Gold Toe socks click here. What do you think? Have you tried Gold Toe? Would love to hear your thoughts!

Stay Connected: follow Gold Toe on {Facebook} & {Twitter} for promotional notices.




Beauty Review: Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening



Disclosure: A Big Thanks to Smile Brilliant for making my smile whiter and brighter! I'm so excited that Smile Brilliant reached out to me to try their at home teeth whitening kit! I've used the treatment for a couple of days now and I'm already seeing results.


What your box contains:
*Three boxes of base paste (blue) and three of catalyst (white). There is also extra paste in case of a mistake.
*Two molds
*Three whitening gel syringes
*Three desensitizing gel syringes
*An envelope to send your molds

How to make your trays:
Mix a white paste with a blue paste. After the paste is properly mixed and has a bright blue hue, place the paste in the mold and gently bite down straight into the mold. Do one mold at a time. Pressing firmly but without touching the bottom of the mold. Keep in place for 60 seconds until paste hardens. Let the molds sit for an hour while they harden. Once complete, the next step is to ship off to Smile Brilliant in the pre-paid envelope. My trays arrived to me within 7 days.


How to use your trays:
Yah! Your trays have arrived. Now let the fun begin. When you open your package you should have plastic trays that fit perfectly with your teeth.


Prior to application: Floss your teeth and brush thoroughly with water. Using a fluoride toothpaste will slow down the whitening process.
Then, twist and remove cap. Apply a thin ribbon of gel that comes in contact with front of teeth. Then insert tray and wipe any excess with a Q-tip.
Spit out remaining gel and rinse thoroughly. Rinse trays with cold water and dry with cotton tip applicator and store in case provided. (Note: The molds above were sent to me complimentary from Smile Brilliant so that my readers could see more of what goes into the process - cool huh!)

Note: Whitening process can range from 15 minutes to as long as 3 hours. The longer the gel is in contact with teeth the quicker the stains will be removed. However, if you have tooth sensitivity you should NOT rush the process.

***VERY IMPORTANT***
After the whitening process it's very important to use the Desensitizing Gel Syringe. The desensitizing gel replenishes essential vitamins and minerals lost during whitening treatment. By using this product post-teeth whitening you will reduce the chances of re-staining of the teeth following whitening procedures, remineralize small lesions, strengthen tooth enamel, and significantly reduce tooth sensitivity. Use the same way you used the whitening gel. Leave in mouth for 5-15 minutes then spit out remaining gel but do NOT rinse mouth. Refrain from food or beverage for 30 minutes.


My thoughts:
Compared to my past whitening experiences I give Smile Brilliant an A+. The whole process was very simple. I love that everything was included and very easy to understand. I've used zoom trays in the past and noticed Smile Brilliant did a much better job at whitening my teeth. I also really liked that the Desensitizing gel calmed my teeth and gum area after treatment and I suffered no sensitivity to the product unlike Zoom. You also can't beat the price. The custom fitted trays go for 500+ at your dentist office and Smile Brilliant offers them for under $125. My trays fit perfectly and there was no difference compared to my Zoom tray that I had made for me at my dentist office. Also, I really believe that drying my teeth before application helped to make the gels stick better, so I highly recommend!

If you would like more information check out testimonials here and also take a look at this youtube video here.

What do you think? Have you tried Smile Brilliant? I would love to hear your thoughts and experiences.


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Neocell Review & Giveaway!



Does your skin care routine need a boost? Then you will be delighted to hear about Neocell.

I've been using the Neocell Collagen Moisturizing Treatment Masque for a couple of weeks now and I'm totally smitten. I'm pretty sure everyone knows about all the benefits of using collagen in your skin care routine but if you don't I will simplify for you. As we age our bodies produce less collagen. Rebuilding our collagen helps tighten skin, erase fine lines and wrinkles thus making us look younger.

My thoughts:
I love this masque. Not only is this product wallet friendly it's feels very light on my super sensitive skin. I do feel that it makes my skin feel a bit tighter which makes me very happy. I use this product day & night as it can be worn under makeup. Overall I highly recommend buying this product and using daily.

In conjunction with the Neocell Collagen Moisturizing Treatment, I have also been using Neocell Refreshing Herbal Mist. I never really thought to add a mist to my beauty bag and I'm so glad I did! Seriously refreshing and makes your skin look fresh and dewy. Totally worth the purchase.

What do you think? Have you tried Neocell products? What would you add to your skin care routine or beauty bag? Would love to hear your thoughts. Enter for your chance to win these two awesome products below. Good Luck!

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Canvas Pop Review & Giveaway


Disclosure: A BIG Thank you to Canvas Pop for sponsoring this post and helping make my home prettier and more personal. I'm so excited to be hosting this awesome giveaway! ENTER CONTEST HERE

If you've been following my blog you know that we have recently moved our entire family across country to the Holy City which we absolutely love and plan on spending the rest of our lives.

Currently we are in a rental for 6 months while we are house hunting. Since we are not staying long we kept most of our decorating items in storage. We love our rental but it's not home and it's a little sad without the little personal touches. One area of our rental that I'm not too crazy about is our dinning area. It's a small, dark corner and not very inviting. So I was elated when Canvas Pop wanted to work with me on a review & giveaway!

Basically I took a picture of Shem Creek (a beautiful area in Mount Pleasant, SC with lot's of cool restaurants along the water). Canvas Pop enlarged my photo and placed it in a white frame to give it that extra WOW Factor and it looks ah-mazing!


I couldn't be more thrilled. I just love the idea of filling our home with our own personal photos rather than prints and I'm so in love with the outcome of this beautiful photograph and frame.

Oh, and I just love how cute my Canvas Pop art was packaged and it comes with the hardware as well!


To create your own Canvas Pop piece click here. There are many options and sizes to choose from such as Canvas Print, Framed Print and Triptych. Canvas Pop Art is also wallet friendly! They are also generously giving lucky Domestic Sweethearts a 35% coupon code to use before October 30th, 2015. Use Code: DOMESTIC35

What do you think? Have you tried Canvas Pop Art? I would love to hear your thoughts. Don't forget to enter the giveaway below and Good Luck!

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Ruby Cup Review & Giveaway


Disclosure: Thanks to Ruby Cup for sponsoring this post and for helping women in devolping countries who cannot afford pads or tampons cope with their period. There are many reasons to fall in love with Ruby Cup. Here are just a few!

Improve your health
Ruby Cup is chemical free and contains no dyes or perfumes. Made from 100% Medical Silicone there is no risk of
Toxic Shock Syndrome.

Discreet
Ruby Cup is discreet and comfortable. Can be worn for up to 12 hours, allowing for any kind of physical activity.

Eco Friendly
Ruby Cups are worn, washed and reused - no daily disposal. One cup lasts for 10 years! So you will only need 4 cups in your period lifetime.


Easy to use & clean
Just wash with water during period then after period sterilize. After disinfecting, dry and store your cup in the Ruby Cup cotton bag, made from hygienic, breathable material that is included with your purchase.

Buy one Give One!
56% of Kenyan school girls missed 2-4 days of school a month due to not having menstrual products. Studies have shown that once the women had access to menstrual products the numbers significantly dropped to 5%! Help keep these numbers low and purchase your menstrual cup from Ruby Cup. When you purchase a Ruby Cup, another Ruby Cup is sent to a women in a developing country.


My Review
Discreet, Healthy and Economical Ruby Cup is an amazing product that empowers women! To purchase your Ruby Cup click here. What are your thoughts? Have you tried Ruby Cup? Would love to hear from you. Also, make sure to enter the giveaway below for your chance to win a Ruby Package (a Menstrual Cup, a sterilizer and wipes). Good Luck!

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youtheory review & giveaway



Disclosure: Thank you to youtheory for sending me joint collagen, turmeric and collagen vitamins. Your supplements are helping keep my hair, nails, skin and bones healthy and strong! I'm loving the results and I'm so excited to be hosting this giveaway :)


About Collagen supplements:
I'm sure you know that as we age our bodies decline in production of collagen, the stuff that makes our bones and llagements strong and also slows down the aging process. But did you know that collagen molecules are much too large for us to absorb so in order to be digested effectively youtheory has created an advanced formula that delivers all the natural collagen your body needs to maintain healthy hair, skin and nails while restoring vitality to your joints, tendons and llgaments. The youtheory collagen supplement provides a large 6,000 mg serving of easily absorbed collagen peptide that triggers reconstruction activities anywhere your body has a need for it. Taking this collagen vitamin daily means you are replenishing your body and replenishment is the best defense to help slow the aging process.

About Turmeric supplements:
Turmeric has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and may help or delay the following:

*Heartburn
*Heart attacks
*Diabetes
*Joint pain
*Improve memory in Alzheimer's patients

My thoughts:
First, let's talk design - I just love the lovely bottle design. Before I would stash my vitamins in a drawer to hide the not-so-pretty bottles which made me forget to actual take them...yikes! My youtheory supplements are proudly displayed on my kitchen counter top so I never forget. I also like that there is a nice aftertaste to each of these supplements - I actually look forward to taking them. I really do feel that my skin, nails and hair have seen great improvement. I didn't take a before and after of my hair or nails but I do feel like they have become stronger and healthier. I have also noticed that my skin seems to be firmer :)

Youtheory supplements can be purchased here online or also in most major Retail stores such as Walgreens, RiteAid, CVS, VitaminWorld - for a complete list click here. What do you think? Have you tried any youtheory supplements? What are your thoughts? I would love to hear from you. Also, don't forget to enter for your chance to win the youtheory joint collagen, collage and turmeric supplements. Good Luck!

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Enjoy 2 Free Meals - Courtesey of Blue Apron



Disclosure: Thank you to Blue Apron for sponsoring this post and helping me make 3 fabulous dishes for my family!

Yah, I'm so excited to share my review for Blue Apron! Anyone who knows me, knows I'm not much of a chef. I think it was Carrie Bradshaw that said "The only thing that I have sucessful made in the kitchen is a mess and several small fires" might actually apply to me :) That's why I mostly stick to my crock pot and very easy meals. It was Mr. Sweetheart who actually left the Blue Apron page open on my computer (a hint maybe?) and it definitely peaked my interest. Could I actually say goodbye to hours spent meal planning and grocery store shopping (another not so favourite of mine)?

How it works:

Select your plan, Select your dietary preferences, Enter shipping and billing information and Viola! Blue Apron does all the rest of the magic for you!

Option A
For 2 people and 2 meals a week the total is $59.94

Option B
Family plan and 4 meals a week the total is $139.84




My thoughts:
I tried the Salmon Burgers & Aioli, Pork Bolgonese and Chicken Pad Mao. I was so impressed with how Blue Apron packaged my items. They sent out a reminder email of what to expect and other emails to get me excited. All items arrived beautifully wrapped and everything was fresh and perfect. Every last ingredient (even butter) was accounted for. The recipes were detailed and pretty simple. My favourite dish was the Salmon Burgers but the Chicken Pad Mao was close in running. I loved that the meals were creative and healthy. My only critique was that I would have preferred good ole fashioned pasta vs. wheat pasta for the Pork Bolgonese but that is only because I'm not used to whole wheat pasta as of yet (Yes, I know it's better for you). Blue Apron is a food experience. My husband and I both thoroughly enjoyed cooking together. I would say that because I wasn't too familiar with any of the recipes (remember I cook like Carrie Bradshaw) it was a little more time consuming to make with a toddler running around (not at all Blue Apron's fault). All-in-all my family and I really enjoyed our Blue Apron meals and will definitely be ordering more. I highly recommend trying it out for yourself.

To help get you started Blue Apron has generously given The Domestic Sweetheart a link for 2 free meals! For your 2 free Blue Apron Meals click here. Take advantage and let me know what you think. Would love to hear from you!

Why you should use no spill wax melts! Serene House Review


I was overjoyed when Serene House sent me their Dome No Spill Wax Melt Warmer. I was so tired of spending time getting my wax melts out of my plugin warmers and cleaning up the mess that came along with it. Then funny enough this happened!


Yikes!! If you can't tell from the picture, it was a hot mess in my bathroom. My husband accidentally knocked into the wax warmer and bam wax was EVERYWHERE...did I mention EVERYWHERE. It took us at least an hour to clean up with a plastic scrapper and other cleaning supplies.

With Serene House you never have to worry about an accident like this occuring. Serene House no spill wax warmers are carefree and easy to use. Just pull back the top film and place in warmer. Ta Da! I just love the tasteful designs of their warmers and the scents are delicious. Did I mention how pretty the warmers are?


I tried the Apple Cinnamon, Lavender Vanilla & Lemon Zest. They were all lovely but I would say my fave is the Lemon Zest. This scent makes me feel like my home is bright, light and fresh.

Here are some other scents I would love to try!

*Beach Cottage
*Jasmine Evening
*Morning Dew
*Spring Fresh
*Winter Blessing

Each package comes with a set of two pods. Estimated scent time per pod is up to 150 hours depending on conditions. Made with vegetable & soy wax with fragrance filled in recyclable aluminum pod with perforated membrane to prevent the wax from spilling. For more scents and info. click here.

What about you? What do you think? Have you tried Serene House? I would love to hear your thoughts.

Pursecase Review & Giveaway!



Disclosure: Thank you to Pursecase for sponsoring this post. Your Pursecase is truly a gem!

I'm a minimilast and always only the lookout for products that are multi-functional to help keep me organized and light. That's why I'm thrilled with my latest find Pursecase.

As seen on ABC's Shark Tank & partners with Lori Greiner, this protective smartphone case exclusively fashioned with a pocket to carry cash, ID & credit cards, a sleek chain handle that doubles as a bracelet, and a compact mirror designed for those fashion emergencies!

This purse is darling and breezy. It holds all your important basics in one. Phone, creditcard, cash and keys. I like to carry it alone when I can, so I'm not bogged down but if I'm with my babes I just stick in my giant diaper bag. When I'm at Target with Isla I can pull out my Pursecase and easily use my Cartwheel and Redcard without scouring my endless pit of a diaper bag. :) Add some accessories to your Pursecase and fall in love even more! Oh, and I also love that your phone is totally functional in the Pursecase (need to turn up the volume, charge, text, take pictures, talk on the phone - no problemo!) Even my little one is a fan :)

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Pursecase is available in iPhone 4, 5 & 6 and also the Samsung Galaxy S4. Click here to find your Pursecase style. Also, Pursecase is generously giving Domestic Sweetheart readers a 10% discount! Please use code: DOMESTICSWEETHEART at checkout.

My only other comment is - when will Pursecase come up with a cute and functional dipaer wristlet! What are your thoughts? Have you tried Pursecase? Don't forget to enter below for your chance to win a $50 Pursecase gift card!

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