Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Style Find

Style Find is a website that I was invited to join for free as part of a Bzz campaign.

There was an initial incentive - I think $10 off your first purchase for a limited time? But I honestly can't remember. The first few times I clicked on the site I was blown away by how expensive the products were plus shipping, and then of course taxes and duty from most places so $10 wouldn't have been any incentive to me.

Since then I have noticed that there have been more reasonably priced items. For example, while there are still the $299.95 purses that are marketed as a steal - they are also showing the $39.95 purses that are actually affordable for a person in today's economy that wants a new style every season. I can't imagine ever affording $300 on a purse, or a shirt or skirt for that matter every season. If I want to stay trendy, the stuff has to be cheap. And I mean CHEAP for normal people, not $150 000 salary-a-year-people.

I'll try to post some "real" cheap examples in the next few weeks from Style Find.

The pictures are always great, even if the prices are not!

Monday, September 26, 2011

LunchBots - Hope to get in on this one

LunchBots is the latest daily Bzzz campaign I hope to be invited to join. Once again, I would be receiving a product FREE from BzzAgent.

I have been looking at tiffins, which is a similar product but more like several undivided steel containers that are stacked on top of one another and secured together with steel strapping. The LunchBots seem like they would serve the same purpose, in a slightly more stylish manner.

Plus, I would get to do cool things with them like this:

OXO Candela Update #2

Now that I have had a chance to experience them fully charged, I can report that I do like the OXO Candelas that I received for free from BzzAgent.

They have a bit of a glow to them - no flickering like a candle would so that could be a pro or con depending on the ambiance wished for at the moment. You could read if you were up really close. I'd compare it to one of those paper lamps from IKEA in terms of visibility given.

Nondescript and simple - easy to blend into any seasonal decor or fit on any piece of furniture.

All in all, a good find. I believe they retail for about $20 CDN. OK price for a rechargeable set of two.

If I ever remember to take a photo of them in action, I will add to this post.

Monday, September 19, 2011

OXO Candela Update #1

I spent the weekend plugging in, removing and plugging in again my free-from-BzzAgent OXO Candela Glows. I was out of the house too much to see them in action, but they have now had their 14 + 8 + 14 + 8 prep time. Tonight is the night to check out the glow for real!

Friday, September 16, 2011

OXO Candela

I just received my free* sample of OXO Candela Glow lights in the mail yesterday. The box itself is pretty, with a red ribbon loop coming out of the top. Easy to open, and inside each component has its own protective cardboard box.

The box contains three items: One charger plate with attached cord containing two recessed circles that fit the Two candela glow lamps. Each lamp has an on/off switch underneath its base.

It also comes with instructions and warnings for set-up.

Arg! First complaint - you have to charge the thing for 14 hours before first use! There goes my enjoyment of them this evening. Considering I opened my mail after getting home from work at 8:00pm, these won't be fully charged until 10:00am Friday when I'm at work. They are supposed to be left on for 8 hours following the first charge, and then the 14 hour - 8 hour set repeated again before using them however you want.

Verdict: don't know how they work yet and won't know until 14 + 8 + 14 + 8 hours...

*Free from signing up for the BzzAgent Campaign for Oxo Candela Glow