Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Eden Fantasys Review

Warning this post contains Adult Material. If you are not of the age of majority in your country please do not read any further!

Looking for a fun way to spice up your love life but don't want to go to a seedy store scared to be seen looking at certain products?? Well what if you could browse through thousands of products in the safety and comfort of your own home? If that sounds like a great idea to you, you definitely should check out Eden Fantasys!!


Eden Fantasys is a online store dedicated to providing the most hip and state of the art adult toys to spice up your love life or enhance it if it's spicy enough. This is a perfect set up because you can order from the comfort of your own home with maximum privacy! They also have an extensive selection of sexy lingerie ranging from corsets all the way to your basic bra and panty set. I also love how they offer such a great range of sizes from small all the way to extra large! So no matter your size you can still find some sexy lingerie!If you love sensual massage they also have many products and kits targeted toward making one heck of a memorable massage.

They also have a great selection of fun and sexy costumes that would be perfect for Halloween and even for everyday fun. I am seriously going to get a costume from Eden Fantasys for Halloween because most of the costumes are under $50 which is pretty good considering that comparable costumes can set you back a hundred dollars or more!

They also have a great online forum where you can go to discuss the latest news and discover great new products! I love how Eden Fantasys has a great feature where there are reviews done by actual customers so that you can get an in depth insight into the different products offered. I think that's a great idea for internet retailers because sometimes customers may be reluctant to purchase something without being able to see the item beforehand, but customer reviews can really give you better insight into whether or not the product is right for you or not.

My Review:

Thanks to Eden Fantasys and their delightful rep Jenn, I was sent the Heart Mesh Bustier Set to do a review, and I can't be more pleased with my selection! It took me quite a while to look through the Eden Fantasys site to choose what to do my review on because they have such a wide selection of lingerie! This is my second time doing a review for Eden Fantasys so even though I have seen some of their products already, they have a lot of new additions that caught my eye.

Shipping was very quick considering the fact that they are located in the States and I live way up in the cold north of Canada, so that was a huge plus! Also it came very discretely packaged and the return label gave no indication that the package contains something that would make the mail man blush! This is perfect for the person who may be purchasing a more intimate item who doesn't want the whole world to know.


Look how great it is on! Couldn't ask for a better model!

The Heart Mesh Bustier Set comprises of a nice pink bustier and a thong and is very soft and comfortable to wear! The sexy shelf bra bustier is set in a stretchy lycra material with a heart mesh center panel. A floral lace trim accents the lightly padded cups, followed by ribbon and lace detail. There is boning on the sides for a slimming effect, and a hook and eye closure on the back. The included heart mesh g-string has matching ribbon detail with lace overlay. Not only is it fashionable but comfortable as well. The cups are lined so that you don't have to wear a bra and it features slight padding that helps push up and enhance your girls

More closer look at the amazing detail in the bust part!

and the underwired cups helps to keep everything up and in place. The cups of the night dress are made with a grey satin and has a nice soft sheen to it. In addition the cups also has great detailing including black ribbon lace up detail and an intricate print.

A picture of what the back of the bustier looks like


The middle of the bustier is nicely tied together with a pink ribbon bow and a great silky print material of little tiny hearts. The rest of the bustier is made of the microfiber material and the back is pretty sexy too. It has an eye and hook closure which looks and acts like most bras. The sexy pink and black g-string is made in the same microfiber material as the bustier and it is quite soft and comfy! The Heart Mesh Bustier Set is offered in many sizes from small all the way to extra large. It's also a great deal right now too! It used to be $49 but now it's on sale for only $29.39!

So if your love life needs a little kick then head on over to Eden Fantasys in order to check out all the amazing selection of products.

Made by Maggie Jewelry Designs Giveaway!


I love jewelry as all of you may well know and I love discovering cool and talented artists who really take pride in what they make. When you buy products that are handmade as opposed to things that are mass produced you can feel the great time and effort and not to mention the love that each artist puts into it. I was so glad when I got the chance to do a review and giveaway for Made by Maggie Jewelry Designs.


Made by Maggie is the store that is run by the lovely Maggie who hand makes each design by hand! Maggie is a stay at home mom who is situated in St. Louis and she loves to design! She has amazing jewelry designs and she mainly makes earrings and necklaces. I love her necklaces because they all have many charms on it and each charm adds a unique flair to the piece of jewelry.


Maggie has a lot of options such as her monogrammed line which features the cutest charms with a twist. She also specializes in jewelry for your wedding or for your bridesmaids which is perfect since wedding season is almost upon us. Maggie is very flexible and easy to work with and if you have a certain design in mind and it is not currently in stock in her etsy shop, Maggie is more than willing to work alongside you in order to bring your vision to life.



Let's get to know Maggie better through an interview:

Name: Maggie Matusofsky
Name of shop: Made by Maggie Jewelry Designs
Location: Saint Louis, Missouri
Favorite item from your shop: At the moment, it’s the PRETTY PEONIES DANGLES. Love them!

Tell us a little bit about yourself: I’m a stay at home mom to a fantastically fun 2 year old boy named Sam. I also work part time here and there as a Pediatric Audiologist J So…not only do I know a lot about ears, I love to decorate them! I have always been crafty, but recently discovered a passion for jewelry design and can’t seem to stop. I am having so much fun!

What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment? My little boy.
When and what made you want to open up your shop? I started crafting with some girl friends last fall that knit and scrapbook, and I would always bring my latest random projects with me to those nights. One night, I brought out my jewelry tools and some beads and it just felt so right, I had found my craft! These girls are actually the ones who introduced me to Etsy.com and I fell in love with all the artists and amazing work on there. I thought, “Hmmm, maybe I’ll just put a few designs up and see what happens”. The rest is history!

Tell us a little bit more about your creation process: Most of my design ideas happen first in my head while I’m lying in bed. I get to put these ideas into motion whenever the babe is sleeping, so it’s nap time and late night that you’ll find me in my studio.

Where do you draw inspiration for all your amazing designs? I am so inspired to keep designing when I get compliments on my jewelry designs or someone leaves a sweet comment in the feedback on Etsy about their latest purchase. It makes me so happy when people love their Made by Maggie designs.

If you could be an animal what would you be and why? A sea turtle. How fun that would be to ride currents and float around all day long in the deep blue sea.

If you could have one super power what would it be and why? Probably to fly. I just think it would be such an amazing feeling. And I’d never be stuck in traffic.



My Review:

Maggie was so sweet to offer me the chance to review an item from her lovely shop. It took me a while to look through her amazing designs before I finally settled on Winter Dreams necklace.

Each piece that you buy comes lovingly wrapped in a giftbox so that it is ready to be wrapped up and presented to your very lucky recipient. Shipping was quick considering I live in Canada and everything arrived in one piece.


So the lovely necklace features a silver hammered ring that is hangs from a very delicate silver necklace. And from this ring hangs a jumble of charms that includes: a briolette shaped clear Swarovski Crystal, small freshwater pearl, turquoise stone, lavender round faceted crystal and tear drop shaped deep purple Swarovski crystal. The clasp is also adorned with a small freshwater pearl dangle.



My favorite charm has to be the clear crystal because it really shines and adds a great focal point to the necklace.
I really love this necklace because of all the fine details that were included in it. The camera really can't capture the sparkle of the crystals because they sparkle like crazy! I love the length of this necklace because it's just the right length and not too long! I hate when necklaces are too long because then they often get covered by the clothes that I wear! This necklace does not have this problem and I have gotten many compliments on how great it is!


You can also visit Maggie over at her blog where she has lots of great giveaways and discount codes!!!


The Giveaway




Maggie has been so kind to offer one very lucky reader the chance to win their choice of one of three amazing pieces! The three pieces that you can choose from are the lovely necklace and earrings that are pictured above. The retail value of each piece is $34!


How to Enter:

1)Visit Made By Maggie and comment on one other scarf that you love for one entry! (Note that you must do this before any further entries can count!)
2) Blog about this giveaway! Include the link back to the giveaway post as well as a link to
Made By Maggie (http://www.etsy.com/shop/maggiebasile) Do this and you get six extra entries!
3) If you are a new follower, welcome!!! Let me know and you will get four extra entries!
4) For my lovely current followers (followers before this post was published) to show my love and appreciation you get six extra entries!
5) Post my button on your blog and you get five extra entries
6) Heart
Made By Maggie shop on etsy for two extra entries
7) If you make a purchase from her you get ten extra entries! Just let Maggie know when you make your purchase so that she can let me know and I can award you the entries!
8) If you enter any of my other giveaways you get two extra entries!!! Just look on the right side of my blog for all my current giveaways!!!
9) Become a follower on twitter @thegiveawaydiva for one entry
10) Tweet this giveaway including a link to the giveaway! Make sure you @thegiveawaydiva so I can confirm it and you can do this once a day!
11) Become a Facebook fan of Made by Maggie
here for three entries!
12) Follow Maggie on her blog here for three entries!

This giveaway ends on May 22nd!

So head on over to Made By Maggie to check out Maggie's amazing designs now!

*Disclosure: I was not paid by the sponsor to this post. I was sent a product and all my opinions and ideas are that of my own.

The Pearl Outlet Review: Perfect for a Graduation or Mother's Day Gift! Prom 2010 Event



Still stressing out about what to get the mom in your life for Mother's Day? With so many great options out there it is always a safe bet to turn to the classics when trying to impress. What better gift to get the women who has raised and loved you a classic such as pearls? The pearls from The Pearl Outlet do not only have amazing quality but amazing prices as well. This would also be a great graduation gift for the recent grad who is going to be looking for a job so I have included it as part of my Prom 2010 Event!

I believe that every women should have at least one pearl necklace in their jewelry collection in order for it to be complete. Although a pearl necklace may seem old fashioned, there are so many different colours that pearls are actually quite hip. The colours that are available for pearls actually spans the rainbow, pearls can be found in gold, pink, purple and even black pearls! And the great thing is that The Pearl Outlet has amazing jewelry that features pearls of every colour.


The Pearl Outlet
was started in 1998 by the Shepherd family with the vision of creating a warm and inviting, family owned business with a personal touch you won't find with most large corporations, while offering only the finest in pearl jewelry at wholesale prices. And a great thing is that it is still being run by the family today, so you can get a great sense of how well they treat their customers. I also love the fact that they believe so strongly in charity that they give generously of both their time and finances. Some of these charities that they are involved with include:
The Pearl Outlet is such a great company that offers many great perks such as free shipping! And as many of you may know, shipping is pretty expensive! They also have great daily deals on their website, where their already heavily discounted pieces are reduced even further for one day! In fact today's daily deal is a tincup pearl necklace that's original value is $200 but it's now only $35!! That's equal to the price of about a weeks worth of Starbucks! So just imagine if you just give up your Starbucks obsession for one week you can have a bracelet that will last a lifetime!

The Pearl Outlet have a great selection of different types of pearls including: Akoya Pearls, Freshwater Pearls, Tahitian Pearls and South Sea Pearls. The reason why they can offer their pearls at such a discounted rate is because they are essentially selling it to you at wholesale prices as opposed to the heavily marked up prices that you would pay if you had bought them from a retailer. The Pearl Outlet is able to offer you exceptional prices and exceptional quality at amazing prices that is often up to 80% cheaper than retail!! So more money will stay in your wallet while you get an exceptional piece that your loved one will cherish forever.


My Review:


The representative that I communicated with from The Pearl Outlet was so generous in offering me a chance to review an item and it took me such a long time to finally decide upon a product. There were just too many great options and colours and designs, but I finally decided upon reviewing The Complete Black Freshwater Pearl Set.



The items came so quickly and I was also mailed a Certificate of Replacement Value which was great for insurance purposes. Also I was so shocked at the replacement value that was quoted on the certificate because it stated that the value was $1085 but the price that The Pearl Outlet was selling it at was only $145!


The set came in a beautiful box that was lined in silk and the pearls rested on a bed of soft velvet to ensure that the pearls would be protected. The carrying case was very elegant and it made such a great impression when I first opened it.

The Pearl Outlet also offers a great Buyers Guide that is packed with information for the first time pearl buyer that goes through such things as the size of pearls to get, the length of the necklace as well as how to care for them! I didn't realize that you should carefully wipe your pearls after each use with a soft cloth because the oils in your skin can cause the pearls to dull over time, but after reading the Buyers Guide I was well informed about how to best care for them to ensure that they will be beautiful for years to come.

I was very impressed with this complete freshwater set of AA+ quality color treated black pearls which includes a 18" necklace, 7 1/2" bracelet, and stud earrings. The necklace and bracelet are composed of 7.5mm pearls. The clasps and studs are solid 14k gold.



The bracelet was a bit big on me, but all bracelets are so I'm used to it. But I could really feel how weighty the bracelet felt on my hand. Such a difference from the fake pearl bracelet that I would wear.
As you can see I'm wearing the whole set and I'm so in love with it! I gave the pearls a good once over and I didn't see any marks or scratches and the pearls were perfectly round. I can tell that these pearls are of great quality and they have such a deep and shiny luster. They are actually darker than the pictures that are on The Pearl Outlet website, but I can still see hints of blues and purples and greens when the light hits it.

At first I had problems with working the clasp of the necklace but after a while you can get the hang of it. I'd actually want the clasp to be difficult because that means that your necklace will stay in place and not fall off! I have gotten so many great compliments on my set and it works perfectly for dressed up events as well as casually with a t-shirt and jeans!


So head on over to The Pearl Outlet now in order to take advantage of their amazing prices and look forward to a giveaway sponsored by them soon!