Saturday, November 30, 2013

Pradman Jewels: Green Onyx Gemstone Drop Earrings

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All of the jewelry from Pradman Jewels is so sophisticated.  Their beautiful gemstones are the true stars of their simplistic designs.  This company offers many different styles in a variety of colors. You'll fall in love with their earrings, necklaces, bangles and rings.  They also offer a splendid selection of bridal jewelry.

The Green Onyx Gemstone Drop Earrings are simply stunning.  Just look at that gorgeous shade of green that is perfect for the holidays and all year round!  These perfectly cut semiprecious drop earrings are well crafted and would look excellent dressed up or down.  Every chic woman should have such elegant earrings in their jewelry collection.

Pradman Jewels offers many different colors and shapes to suit your individual taste.

And check out this amazing matching ring.  The green against the gold is exquisite.  Now that's a set made for a queen!
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Burt's Bees: Beeswax Bounty Gift Set

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Who doesn't love Burt's Bees?!  Be sure to check out their cute gift sets that would make a great gift for a teacher, friends or stocking stuffers!

The Beeswax Bounty set I received features four buttery lip balms and a pretty woven paper change purse to throw in your bag.

Available in two combinations, both include a bonus change purse.

4 Beeswax Lip Balms

Rejuvenating lip balm with Acai Berry
Replenishing lip balm with pomegranate oil
Nourishing lip balm with mango butter
Beeswax lip balm

You can't go wrong with either combination!

Visit Burt's Bees today to see all of their amazing sets that would surely make wonderful Christmas gifts this year!

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Friday, November 29, 2013

Giveaway: Golden Initial Necklace from Delicate Charm, Jewelry by Kim Divine

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Personalized jewelry always makes the perfect, memorable gift for the holidays.  The pretty delicate and modern hand stamped jewelry from Delicate Charm, Jewelry by Kim Divine should be at the top of your list! You will find modern designs made with unique combinations of brass, copper, silver, gold and leather. There are also many non-stamped items as well!

The 3 Initial Solid Sterling Silver Personalized Necklace features three lowercase initials of your choice that come stamped on three 1/2" solid sterling silver discs and hung from a solid sterling silver ball chain with spring ring clasp.  You can choose a 16", 18" or 20" chain at no additional cost.

Your beautiful necklace will include cute gift wrapping in a custom craft paper sleeve, a pre-treated mini polishing cloth, all wrapped in colored tissue paper.  Reading for gift giving!

Who wouldn't love to receive this Full of Love Necklace with Antique Copper Chain?!  I love the look of the different mixed metals.  Perfect for moms and grandmas!

A whimsical heart is stamped on a 1/2" sterling silver circle, over a 3/4" brass circle with initials, over a 1" copper circle with the names or dates of your choice.  This three circle pendant hangs from a unique antique copper chain.

You are able to customize this by adding or replacing any stamped letters with your custom requests - anniversary, birth dates, etc.

And of course your order will include the cute gift wrapping, polishing cloth, colorful tissue paper and a hand written note from the designer herself.

Giveaway Time:  Delicate Charm, Jewelry by Kim Divine is giving one lucky reader a Golden Initial Personalized Necklace!   You may select the letter of your choice to be stamped in Arial caps.  This comes standard without the black fill in the letter, but you may choose to black fill if you prefer.  You have your choice of a 16" or 18" chain.

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving - Black Friday Specials!

Happy Thanksgiving!  We are so thankful for our health, our family, our home and YOU - our wonderful subscribers!  Here are some great Black Friday sales you won't want to miss!

Fabulous Girl Clothing ~ 25% off entire website and FREE Shipping on all orders over $100!

Rubber Duckie & Friends ~ FREE Shipping when you purchase two of these fun shower heads for kids online! ~ 35% Off all orders with the code BF35.  Good through November 29 - December 1.  Excludes: Avanti, candles, White Goods & Marimekko
HomeRight ~ Free Shipping on their website!  Click here to take $10 off a SteamMachine until December 1, 2013.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Wicked Good Cupcakes: Cupcakes in a Jar

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Here at The Funky Monkey, we love to expose our readers to unique and innovative products.  We are so excited to introduce you to Wicked Good Cupcakes!  This mother-daughter team, Tracey Noonan and Danielle Desroches, took cake-decorating classes to spend quality time together.  After posting their work online, friends and family were asking them to create cupcakes for various events.  The demand became so high that they opened up their first retail location in October 2011.

As their product gained popularity, they received hundreds of requests to ship their products across the country.  However, there was not a way they could effectively ship their cupcakes and have them arrive fresh and intact.  That's when their brilliant idea was born.  A cupcake in a jar.

In 2013, this duo appeared on ABC's Shark Tank and partnered with Kevin O'leary.  Since then, they have opened two retail locations in MA.  Each jar is still created from scratch with no mixes.  They truly care about the quality of their products and want to deliver home made taste right to your door!

I was recently sent their delicious Wicked Good 6 Pack.  Each jar contains their moist and decadent cupcakes layered with a variety of yummy fillings.  And they all come topped with their world famous frosting.  Their jars do not contain preservatives and last up to 10 days without refrigeration.

Here's what you'll find inside each 8 oz. jar:

  • Chocolate Lab - Moist chocolate cake with a rich chocolate ganache center, chocolate buttercream frosting
  • National (Security) Velvet - Traditional southern style, red velvet cake layered with their homemade cream cheese buttercream frosting - My favorite!
  • Natalie's 24 Karat Kake - Classic carrot cake baked with shredded carrots, walnuts and chocolate chips layered with their homemade cream cheese, buttercream frosting and topped with a walnut
  • Cookies n Cream - Vanilla cake loaded with oreo cookie bits layered with Madagascar Bourbon vanilla cream cheese
  • The Wicked Good - Peanut butter and chocolate chips baked to almost "Cookie-like" perfection layered with peanut butter frosting and chocolate ganache. 
  • Sea Salted Caramel - A vanilla cupcake layered between drizzles of homemade caramel sauce and their amazing sea salted cream cheese, buttercream, caramel frosting.  Sprinked with nonpareils.

I know what you're thinking...too good to be true, right?!  They're mighty good with frosting in every bite! You'll definitely want to hand these out for Christmas this year.  Everyone will thank you for your awesomely good taste!

And if you thought Wicked Good Cupcakes couldn't get any better, this company is helping to bring a Taste of Home to our men and women serving in the military this holiday season.  The founders of this amazing company have always believed in doing what they can to help the community.  Wicked Good Cupcakes will be sending their famous home made cupcakes in a jar to our troops at Camp Brown in Kandahar Afghanistan and Firebase Shank in the Logar Province of Afghanistan.

Here's how you can help!  Join this national sensation by pledging to send a jar before Monday, December 10, 2013 to send our troops a Taste of Home!  You can choose to send as many jars as you would like, and you can include a personal message.  This company will organize and cover all shipping costs and the remaining proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.  For more information, click here.

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Giveaway: Branch & Blossom All-Natural Gift Set

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Branch & Blossom is a company that cares.  All of their 100% vegan products are healthy, pure, natural and contain no synthetic fragrances, preservatives or parabens.  This company is dedicated to creating the highest quality body care possible.  Watch the video to learn more about them.

Take a look at their healthy Room & Body Sprays.

  • DeFunk - Get rid of those nasty smells whether it's pets or in the bathroom.  Contains essential oils of tea tree, lemongrass, cedarwood and orange.
  • Happy Home - This fresh and calming scent contains pure and essential oils of lavender, clary sage and lemon.  Give your home the pick me up it deserves.
  • Blissful Baby - Spray this around the room when it's time to get baby to relax.  You can spray this on pillowcase for a calming scent.  Contains pure essential oils of mandarin, lemon, lavender and rosewood.

They also offer three different Body Lotions.

  • PureEarth - This earthy and balancing scent contains patchouli, ylang ylang and lavender.  
  • SunDown - A warm and woodsy scent of orange and rosewood.
  • DayBreak - This weet and refreshing scent of citrus and mint will help jumpstart your day.

All of their body lotions are made with all natural ingredients including shea butter, aloe vera, green tea and pure essential oils.  These would make excellent gifts for your girlfriends or your kids' teachers!

Giveaway Time:  Branch & Blossom is giving one lucky reader a beautiful gift set that includes an 8 oz body lotion, room & body spray or body wash and roll-on perfume oil.  The winner gets to choose their own scents for each product!

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Perky Jerky: The Action Packed Snack

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My husband and I recently had the opportunity to try some really great jerky from Perky Jerky. This company is reinventing what healthy snacking is all about by creating the world's best tasting, ultra premium jerky products.  

Their marinade contains seven ingredients, which includes Guarana, a little berry from the Amazon that is commonly found in energy drinks.  You'll satisfy your craving for a tasty snack and get energized at the same time.

All of their gluten-free flavors contain only all natural ingredients, and no preservatives, nitrates or added MSG. Their lean protein jerky is low in calories, fat and carbs.  This will keep you on track with your clean and healthy lifestyle.

My husband prefers beef jerky and I enjoy turkey jerky.  I was happy to see that this company offers both. The taste and texture is wonderful.  It's tender, flavorful and filling.  Their beef varieties are low in fat, while their turkey varieties contain no fat.

There are four flavors to choose from in beef or turkey.
  • Sweet & Spicy - The meat is marinated overnight in a sweet jalapeno mixture.  You'll love the tasty combo!  I'm not a lover of spicy foods, but I can handle this flavor.
  • Hot & Bothered -  This flavor will kick you in the pants.  The meat is marinated overnight in a spicy mixture of peppers and garlic.  Great for all you spicy fans!
  • Teriyaki - My favorite of the three.  The meat is marinated overnight in a blend of pineapple, soy sauce and ginger.
  • Original - Traditional flavor at its finest.

And as you know, The Funky Monkey loves a company that gives back!  Part of their proceeds go to support Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Down Syndrome research.

Be sure to get your hands on these high-protein, action packed snacks for the holidays!  Visit here to locate a store near you or order online here.

Discount Time:  Right now you can take 10% off your order with the code:  funkymonkey.  Does not apply on buy 4 get 1 free deals.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Hotter: Moonstone Boots

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The cute and stylish Moonstone Boots from Hotter feel so great.  These lightweight ankle boots feature a discrete inner zipper and cushioned leather insole.  As soon as I opened the box, I fell in love with these attractive boots.

They're made from high quality, soft leather with a very comfortable light flexible sole.  I own these in black and really love the size of the heel. It's not too high or too low at 1 3/4".  These feel great when you want to wear sexy boots, but without the discomfort of a high heel.  

The rounded toe is comfortable and doesn't pinch or squeeze the toes.

These boots fit true to size and come in three colors - black, red, and brown.  The red would look so festive for the holidays!

One of my favorite features besides the amazing fit and feel is the adorable bow ankle detail with stitching. This adds the perfect amount of charm to this versatile style.

I've received many compliments on these when worn with skinny jeans and leggings.  They feel great on my feet all day long and can be dressed up or down.  They look professional, trendy and feminine.

Visit Hotter today to see all of their amazing, high quality shoes for men and women.  I guarantee their shoes will become your favorites.

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Giveaway: Tryst Jewellery Keynes Jet Earrings

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The nature inspired pieces from Tryst Jewellery never fail to impress me.  I adore their beautiful collection of wearable pieces that incorporate stones, beads, glass, gold, silver and brass.  I hope you love their amazing jewelry as much as I do.

The gorgeous Keynes Jet earrings are hands down my favorite earrings of the season.  I wear these beauties with everything from jeans and a tee to a little black dress.

Metallic gunmetal faceted rounds dangle from beneath jet black oval bubbles.  They are accented with a smoky grey faceted teardrop.  The hardware has been tumbled for hours to achieve a satin finish.  

Materials:  acrylic, glass, tarnish resistant 22k gold plated brass
Dimensions:  14 x 55mm (9/16" x 2 3/16")

Giveaway Time:  Tryst Jewellery is giving one lucky reader their very own pair of Keynes Jet earrings!  A $36 value.

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GrooveBook: 100 photos from your phone in a FREE keepsake book!

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GrooveBook has to be the coolest thing since sliced bread.  Now you can get 100 of your photos from your phone in a FREE keepsake book!

GrooveBook is free app that allows you to choose up to 100 photos from your camera roll and turn them into a beautiful 4.5" x 6.5" photobook for free.  It will be mailed to you monthly.  How neat is that?!  Never waste time going to the store again, and not to mention the savings you'll receive by not using your own paper and ink.

You can even order additional books to be mailed to family and friends.  This would be a great idea for family reunions, trips with friends, etc.  Everyone can receive the photos!

Watch this short video to learn all about it!

Your photos will be printed on glossy photo paper and perforated for easy removal.  The date and location is also printed on the outside of perforation for reference.  It's so easy to frame, decorate, share and scrapbook with this awesome app.  All this is free and just $2.99 each month for shipping and processing. It's a real steal of a deal!

If you're anything like me, you have a TON of photos of your phone.  I'm getting so many I don't know what to do with them, until now.  I cannot wait to get my own photobook photos to decorate my home and share with family.  It's a great way to preserve my precious memories.

There is no risk and you can cancel your subscription any time.

You can download GrooveBook in the App Store or Google play for Android devices.

Start building your own free GrooveBook today!

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Skin Authority: The healthy skin lifestyle company - BOGO Black Friday Sale!

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I've reviewed Skin Authority in the past and I really enjoy this line of skincare.  It always leaves my skin feeling great.  My skin is very picky.  I have to be extra choosy when deciding which brand works for me.  I received two items that are working well with my weekly skincare routine.

The first is their Exfoliating Cleanser.  I have very sensitive skin and have to really be cautious of the kind of exfoliation I use.  This cleanser doesn't strip my skin or leave it feeling tight, dry and itchy. This formula uses natural pumice and exfoliators derived from sugar cane to remove dead skin cells and callouses on the toughest parts of the body.  It's also great for the treatment of acne or flaky skin. Glycolic acid 3%, pH 4.4.

It goes on like a gel and washes off with a lather.  I use this a few times a week and my skin looks bright and refreshed.  Bye bye dry, dull skin.

I've been using their Hyperpigmentation Treatment on a few tiny dark spots on my face left over from annoying pimples.  This lightweight, multi-action gel combines exfoliation with the most effective lightening agent to produce smoother, healthier skin while fading sun spots, freckles and hyperpigmentation.  Hydroquinone 2%, glycolic acid 10%, pH 4.0.

I'm starting to see a difference in my skin tone and clarity, and it leaves my skin feeling soft.

Skin Authority would like to invite all of you to participate in their Black Friday special!  They have a BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE sale event (BOGO) for Black Friday weekend.  This is one sale you won't want to miss!  Visit here to begin shopping at 12:01 a.m. Friday, November 29.

If you want to shop in person, their website lists participating Skin Authority authorized retail and spa locations.  It will continue to be updated until Black Friday.  Have fun shopping at this amazing sale!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Jorg Gray: Chronograph Watch JG6600-23

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JORG GRAY Chronograph Watch JG6600-23This is how I can best describe this chronograph watch from Jorg Gray - TIMELESS ELEGANCE.  Each time I wear my Jorg Gray watch, many admire its elegance and ask me about it.  I tell them it's the preferred watch worn the President of the United States, Barrack Obama, and makes for a great conversation piece!  I wear this watch on special occasions or for work when visiting important clients.

President Obama wearing his 6500.

I love the intricate design of the silver/rose gold face which has varying levels of depth, showcasing its attention to detail.  It looks even better than the photo online.  You can really see the beautiful detail in person.  A 43mm wide and 13.4mm thick Rose Gold stainless steel case encapsulates the Swiss Ronda Movement mechanism ensuring accuracy.  

The chronograph dials displays hour, minutes, and seconds and can be activated with a push of a button.  An Italian crocodile patterned leather strap in cordovan adds to the watch's timeless appeal.  Sapphire coated mineral crystal protects the watch lens from scratches and is water resistant up to 50 meters.

Last, but certainly not least, the packaging the watch came in is quite impressive.  It arrived in an elegant black box.  Inside you will find instructions and a black oval leather-bound case.  

Seeing the leather bound case made me realize that something magnificent was inside and I felt so special for receiving such a watch!  Christmas is coming!  A Jorg Gray watch will definitely make that special someone in your life feel loved!

Take a look at their beautiful and handsome new ladies and mens collections for 2013.

Bottom Line – If you're looking for a timeless and elegant men's watch that can double as a conversation piece, the Jorg Gray Chronograph Watch JG6600-23 should be at the top of your list!  Do yourself a favor and check out the entire line of men's and women's Jorg Gray watches.

Discount Time – Right now you can take 20% off your order with the code funkymonkey just in time for the holidays!  Good through 12/15/13.

Giveaway: Plow & Hearth Hand-Knitted Pouf Ottoman

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The Hand-Knitted Pouf Ottoman from Plow & Hearth is my newest favorite addition to our living room!  Not only is it attractive, it's festive for the holidays and adds the perfect pop of color to any room.

This beautiful hand knit pouf makes the perfect ottoman with its unique texture and great support.  It features a cottom blend exterior with 100% cotton liner, filled with polyester polystyrene balls. Available in five gorgeous colors - red, navy, green, beige, and tangerine.  Measures 20" in diameter and 14" in height.

Other ottomans of this style cost an arm and a leg!  Plow & Hearth offers this ottoman at an affordable price.  You can always count on this company and their high quality products.  You can check out all of their furniture here.

Giveaway Time:  Plow & Hearth is giving one lucky reader a hand-knitted pouf ottoman in red or blue!

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Giveaway: Colby June Jewelry Sterling Silver Twig Ring - A $50 value!

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I love simplistic earrings that look great with all sorts of necklaces, bracelets and more. The Silver Pebble Studs from the Etsy shop, Colby June Jewelry, are so delicate and chic.  

This shop lpves creating beautiful, quality handmade jewelry for their clients.  You can tell by one visit that they enjoy what they do and take great pride in their shop.  Everything from the jewelry designs to the photography is flawless.

These studs are the perfect everyday earrings to add to your collection.

Giveaway Time:  Colby June Jewelry is giving one lucky reader a Sterling Silver Twig Ring!  A $50 value.

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Giveaway: Golden Urns & Blue Damask Ties Knot Top & Big Ruffle Pant from Fabulous Girl Boutique

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It's great to be a girl!  Fabulous Girl Clothing offers a stunning collection of dresses, tops, bottoms, skirts and accessories that will make any little girl feel like a million bucks!  There is even something special for you too, moms!

Check out their lovely colorful boutique clothing designed and made right here in the USA.

The Holiday Party Knot Dress would look amazing for holiday photo shots.  You can wear this beautiful dress all year round.  Layer it with a long sleeve shirt in the cooler months and not when it's warmer outside!

Available in sizes 2-8.

What pretty patterns and colors!  The Holiday Flutter Sleeve Apron Dress will surely be a hit this season.

This comfy dress features adjustable ties and gorgeous prints.  It's also fabulous for twirling!  A definite plus!!!

You can find the cute charcoal big ruffle pants here.  They look great paired with their tops and dresses.

Giveaway Time:  Fabulous Girl Clothing is giving one lucky reader the Golden Urns & Blue Damask Ties Knot Top and charcoal Big Ruffle Pants you see pictured below.  A $66 value!

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