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My sister modeling the scarf for me!
_    Number one super cute accessory you can use in the winter is a scarf! Not only just for a little flair to you outfit but to keep you nice and toasty. I received this scarf from AffordableScarves.com, but they soon are soon moving to Scarves.net.
    "At Affordable Scarves, you can indulge your inner fashionista with beautiful scarves that don't break the bank. Whether you long for leopard print, flowers, glitter, or shine, you'll find both variety and quality in our unbeatable selection."
    I had such a fun time checking out all the different styles and browsing their site by category such as "Shawls" or "Loop Scarves" which made it super easy! To find my zebra printed shawl!
    Below you can see some different photos on how it looks and can be worn. Also I'd like you give you this LINK to see 37 different ways to tie a scarf, so you can see the abundance of ways to wear it!
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Back view
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Can be worn as a coverup in the summer!
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Cozy :-P
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Kimberly Zebra Print Shawl Sale: $15.26
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SW Floral Style #57
    Sunglasses are one of my favorite types of accessories! You can find such a huge range of sunglasses that can fit anyone's style. To me, sunglasses can make an outfit as well and be a statement piece. I've seen some pretty eye catching sunglasses before, such as Cat Eye Sunglasses or Retro Sunglasses!
    I was given a chance to review a pair of sunglasses by Sunglass Warehouse and host a giveaway for a $20 gift certificate to their website! I decided to try the SW Floral Style #57.
    As you can see, they have a cute metal floral rose with a sparkly rhinestone on the side of the frame which is a nice accent on both sides. Also, they have UV400 protection lenses to keep those peepers of yours safe from the suns harsh rays.
    I found these to be really lightweight but durable. They don't feel like a pair of glasses that would break right away if I accidentally dropped them. That is a huge plus for me since I drop EVERYTHING!
    Since I am known for dropping everything and breaking things, I never spend a lot on sunglasses because they are usually fragile. So when I got to the change to try these out, for the awesome price of $15.26(on sale), you really can't go wrong.
    A lot of times I wear my sunglasses like they are pictured above, to keep my hair out of my face or just when I don't need them I'll put them on top of my head. I did notice the first couple times I did this, my hair got caught in the metal flower ripping a few pieces out. Which was kind of a bummer so now I am just a little more careful when pulling them back so I don't get any hairs caught.
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Just goofing around :P
_Sunglass Warehouse has a large variety of style sunglasses and if you are indecisive like me or don't know what would look best on you, they have tools which can choose the perfect sunglasses for your skin tone and/or face shape!
 
   I love working with smaller companies or individual shops. I feel like the products are more unique have a lot of heart time put into each item made. With that being said, I'd like to introduce you to this super cute bracelet sent for review consideration by JooniebeadsTreasures on Etsy.
    She offers adorable handmade jewelry that have a "natural rustic" look to them and are very unique pieces. Then there are beachy and shiny looking pieces as well! So there is sure to be one piece for everyone.  I chose this black and red jasper bracelet. It immediately caught my eye & I knew it would be a piece I could incorporate into my work outfits and everyday looks!
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Adorable packaging!
    When I opened the box I instantly fell in love with this bracelet.  All the stones have different patterns on them and are great quality. When I put it on it fit perfectly around my wrist and left enough space around it to dangle a little. The red is vibrant and definitely going to look great with a black shirt or even a cute dress and will add some flair to your outfit of choice.
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All natural stones!
    The only thing I wish for, is more color choices!! I would love to own this in other colors to interchange with other colors I wear throughout the week (since red doesn't match everything). Overall, I am VERY happy with this bracelet and will be putting it to good use!

    "This bracelet measures 8 inches on stretchy cord, but can easily be sized to suit your needs. Also available in my shop with a clasp, strung on wire if you prefer." - Her Etsy Shop

COUPON CODE: 25% off coupon, the code is 25off
This bracelet = $15 click HERE to be taken to her shop!

Dark Amber glass necklace on Black Suede

My necklace came packaged in a cute white box with a dragonfly on it. (Dragonflies are one of good luck signs in life so that made me smile)
"This striking amber glass pendant dangling from the contrasting black suede necklace is the perfect compliment to your favorite jeans."


This handmade necklace measures 24 inches and is only $18.00.
As you can see, this necklace is very versatile. It can be worn with many colors and styles of outfits. 

The quality is great. You can really tell that Amy, the owner puts a lot of time and effort into her pieces. 

Visit her Etsy and Like her page on Facebook. 

If you plan on ordering something, she was generous to supply a coupon code. COUPON CODE: 25% off coupon, the code is 25off 
Above, I doubled this necklace. It was choker length, and I paired it with a rock necklace. 

AS I WEAR THIS MORE,  I WILL BE POSTING NEW PICTURES.
 
    If you learned anything about me, it's that I love to save whenever I can! I wanted to do a quick website share where I can find tons of discount codes on accessories, clothing, shoes, gifts, hair stuff, and more! Anything I need beauty related or not!
    With Valentine's Day coming up, why don't you tell your loved one about this site to save him/her some extra money and put it towards something else.  ;)  How about mother's day? She deserves something special on that day, but you also deserve to save some green in your wallet while making that special purchase. I go here before making ANY purchase!
    So I just want to invite you to check this site out and bookmark so you can always at least check to see if this site has any coupon codes you can apply to you online purchase or special local deals! Definitely nothing to loose!
                                                                                -Dianna
 
    Where are my shoe lovers?! There's got to be some of you reading this! If your one of them then your going to love this "website share"! They have a HUGE collection of women's fashion shoes and boots.They first opened in 1991 in New York and people fell in love with the quality of their shoes that it became the 'go to' shoe store and quickly grew into a larger company.
    They introduced a new brand of shoe called Miz Mooz. It's considered edgy and cute and Infinity Shoes is the largest retailer for this brand! Below is a photo from this brand and one of my favorite boots, Miz Moo Amiela.
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Available in Green, Black, Brown or Red
    So your not into shoes? Still check them out they have shoe accessories, bags, socks and more. Hope you enjoy this site like I did. Let me know if you find any shoes that you may put on your wishlist! :D
 
F.N.U.E or from From Now Until Eternity is a cute jewelry business designed and made in NYC.

The piece that I received is a very beautiful delicate bracelet. 

GORGEOUS ROYAL BLUE BEADS ON A STRETCH CORD, ACCOMPANIED BY A DELICATE 18K GOLD DIPPED DOVE.

This bracelet fits me great, but I have slim wrists. I am not sure how this would look on someone with a wider wrist, because the beads would space out. 

(She just informed me it will be available in 2 sizes)

Quality wise, this bracelet is top notch. It is beautifully made and wears well over time, despite its delicate nature. 

The beauty of this bracelet is its simplicity. It has the ability to be worn with many outfits and on many different women. Whether you are dressed in head to toe LuLu Lemon workout gear, or a party dress, this bracelet would compliment your outfit.

It has the ability to be worn alone and also looks great layered with many beaded bracelets for a more boho look. 
Now you can get $10 off your purchase!! Just enter this code at checkout: BEAUTY  (expires Christmas eve of 2011)


~Alyx
I believe this bracelet may have been a  Bloomingdales trunk show exclusive, because i can not find it on the website! 
 
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Dove is sterling silver hand dipped in 18K gold
    With holidays right around the corner this delicate and beautiful Dove Necklace is a great choice for a gift or for yourself to wear! This necklace was provided by F.N.U.E. for honest reviews and to share with all my lovely readers.
    Did you you know why I said this Dove Necklace is great for the holidays or any gift at that matter? A dove symbolizes peace. Doesn't that remind you of the holidays, it does for me! I know this will be worn on Christmas.   
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Sweet little card, necklace, pouch and business card.
    The items pictured above is what came in my package. Halley, designer and founder of F.N.U.E.., is so sweet and was a pleasure talking with. All of her jewelry is handcrafted in the U.S.A. and it's main focus is on love.
    What does F.N.U.E. stand for?! It means "From Now Until Eternity".  Perfect tagline for the line of jewelry she makes.
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Click the photo to read a cute little story about the company.
    As you can see from the photos, the dove is so delicate looking and when putting it on it's very lightweight. This is a nice alternative to the bigger, chunkier jewelry I'm used to wearing. I almost forget I have it on but then someone always reminds me by paying it a compliment. 
    I needed a necklace extender though because the chain was a little small for me since I like the pendent to hand a little lower on my neck.
    Overall I was very pleased with the quality of this 18k hand dipped gold pendent and would suggest you consider taking a look at their website and even browsing their other items (my other favorite piece is these dangle heart earrings! <3

Check their website out HERE
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Now you can get $10 off your purchase!! Just enter this code at checkout: BEAUTY  (expires Christmas eve)
                                                                                -Dianna
 
    BlueDial.com contacted me with a few questions that I could try answering and actually got my mind thinking and decided to accept the post and share them with you.
    First of BlueDial is an authorized reseller of some of the best brands with ridiculously low prices and with FREE 2-day shipping. Got your attention? Because it got mine because especially for the holidays, I can't afford NOT to look for good deals and save some money.
    Have you realized that more & more people don't wear watches as much anymore because of the use of cell phones and prices of nice watches can be high?!
    Well, "All watches sold from BlueDial are 100% guaranteed to be authentic and genuine. We do not ever sell used, previously owned, replica, or imitation watches. All watches come in the original packaging with all original paperwork and factory serial numbers." So no "second hand" watches! No pun intended :D
    What we want to know is what makes a watch special to you?! Is it who gave you it? What it reminds you of? What occasion you got it at? Is it passed down to you? The techy look of them? Is it just an accessory?
    After reading those questions, please comment below and tell us what your favorite watch is and why does it mean something to you.
 
Check out BlueDial.com  they have hundreds of watches to choose from and discounted prices! Also check out their neat: 
 
   
    Glasses are not only a necessity to certain people, but a fashion accessory as well! Which is why some people prefer to wear their glasses rather than get contacts. Looking for the right pair of glasses can be frustrating and pricey. Let's face is, we all find a pair we loveee and then look at the price tag and...well... we don't love them as much anymore.
     If you want a place that understands not everyone has money to blow on Prada glasses and has just as great frames, I want to suggest for you to visit Zenni Optical. Zenni makes their OWN frames and they don’t sell big brand names, so in return, we get lower prices AND great style.
    How affordable you ask? They start at $6 (yes, $6) and go up to $46 and also from time to time have sales too! What about choices? They have 3,400 frames right now!! Crazy awesome! For the price I paid for my glasses at the store I could get three different pairs from Zenni! Wish I heard of them sooner!
    Here are some frames I liked!
   
    Now, you see how cute they look on screen, but how do you know if you would like them on your face?! Zenni has an awesome tool (Zenni Frame Fit) on their website that allows you to upload a picture of yourself and apply each pair of glasses that you'd like to your photo to show you what they would look like. So excited about this site I may buy a couple pairs just to switch up my glasses with my outfits.  ;)
                                                                                     -Dianna
 
    I was so intrigued by this product, when first seeing it and was happy to see that Canale Originals would be sending one to review for all of you to be introduced and start using for your own convenience!
    This product is a piece of jewelry and wallet/purse all in one! This is such a handy accessory to have if you like to go to the bar, dancing, touring, beach, shopping and more! Especially when you know you may have your hands full with other things, you at least won't need carry around a whole pocketbook or wristlet.
    The Bracelet-Mate is capable of carrying your ID, credit cards, cash, lipstick and a key. If you think about it, what else do you really need?! Plus if you get yours in black like I did, it will match everything and anything you wear! (You do get to choose your own color and style when ordering).
   
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Bracelet side
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Wallet side
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Side view
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Inside of wallet
    So as you can see, it's very easy to fit all the items I mentioned above in this spacious compartment. I loved how discrete and innovative this was! Stylish and handy! One thing I would be aware of is that if you have a smaller wrist I suggest you pick yours up in a size Regular because the wallet part may stick out on the sides of your arm to far if you get the large.
    Can't wait to wear this out again and not worry about loosing my wristlet (which I have done before!)

Bracelet-Mate =  $26.99
Click HERE to get more info.

If you would like a chance to win one of these awesome Bracelet Mates for your very own you can enter by following these instructions:

1. "Like" Canale Originals on FACEBOOK and tell them Beauty Marks The Spot Reviews sent you!

2. Comment on our review telling me when you would use this accessory!

Last day to enter: December 10, 2011

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.