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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Three Monkey's Unique Review {Plus a Giveaway!}

Recently, I was given the opportunity to sample some products from Three Monkey's Unique.

Three Monkey's Unique offers beautifully embroidered items, such as individual children's apparel, coming home sets and gifts, birth blankets, sibling apparel sets, holiday and birthday apparel, appliqued apparel and more. Every item created at Three Monkey's Unique is custom made-to-order, making every order as personal as can be.

I couldn't believe it when Christina King, owner of Three Monkey's Unique, offered to let me review not one, but two of the products she sells! Upon hearing that I have two children, Christina was so generous as to offer me a birth blanket for each of them! I was shocked and humbled by her generosity.


Christina explained to me how she began creating her beautiful birth blankets. "The birth blanket was designed shortly after the birth of my third son, as I was home recovering from my c-section and needed a special baby gift for my cousin, who just had her first little girl. She had tons of clothes, so I wanted to do something extra special but couldn't get out of the house and shop for something, and that is when the birth blanket was born. It has taken off in popularity and I absolutely LOVE to make each and every blanket, as each blanket has its own birth story and beautiful baby behind it."

One of the fun things about ordering from Three Monkey's Unique is that you get to create exactly what you're dreaming of! You send Christina all the specifications you'd like, and she turns your dream into a reality! Her birth blankets are not only beautiful, they are also thoughtful and sentimental keepsakes. And since a birth blanket retails for just $25, it is an extremely affordable, custom gift.

My son's birth blanket is so beautiful. As you can see, the information on the blanket includes his first and middle names, the date and time he was born, and his weight and length at birth. When ordering a birth blanket, you are given the option to choose up to three colors for the embroidery work, as well as the choice of white, pink or blue for the blanket. I chose a white blanket with blue and green lettering. My daughter's blanket is a lovely white blanket with baby pink and beige. The photos I have provided truly do not do the actual blankets justice. They are much more gorgeous in person.


Three Monkey's Unique uses Rabbit Skins Apparel, which is 100% cotton, soft and luxurious. The 30" x 40" blanket is designed for absolute comfort, and has a lovely stretch to it. When ordering clothing from Three Monkey's Unique, keep in mind that Rabbit Skins onesies run true to size, while infant tees and all toddler apparel run small. They recommend ordering a size larger than needed for infant tees and toddler apparel. If you have any questions regarding sizing information, you can find a helpful sizing chart on their website.


Three Monkey's Unique boasts over 500 positive reviews! Their etsy feedback score is 100% positive. What an achievement! Orders ship within an average of one to three weeks. They currently ship USPS First Class mail within the US and Canada, but offer shipping quotes outside these countries if you ask. Check out some of my other favorite items, found at their website. While you're there, sign their guestbook!

The Four Piece Edwardian Script Set - The ULTIMATE baby gift that will make every mommy swoon!

The Personalized Sibling Circular Set - I love the different font options!

The Thanksgiving Turkey Girl & Boy onesies and tees - Totally on my Turkey Day list!

Christina has a big heart and a generous and beautiful spirit. Her products are fun, sentimental and fully customizable! Please check out her shop for all that she offers. I promise you won't be disappointed! And keep in mind that the holidays are just around the corner. Let Three Monkey's Unique decorate your children this holiday season!

Here, Christina tells us a little bit about herself.
"[I am a] Mom of three very handsome boys, 4 yr, 2 yr and 3 months old. They are my passion and drive behind all the work that I create, design and do. Three Monkey's Unique is MOM owned and operated. I started in 2009, out of the frustrating search for cute personal items for my son, and for gifts. And now I offer personalized apparel and items that you can be proud for your Monkey to wear or to give as a gift.
Today, You will find many unique designs, some simple, some elaborate - but all personal and made just for YOU. I continually update and add new products to the shop to keep it up to date and fun.
You can shop Three Monkey's Unique online day or night here on our website or you can visit my Etsy shop, my BLOG or TMU Facebook. TMU is located in the Heath, TX, but shipping all over the world.
I would love to hear from you about how we can make Three Monkey's Unique your favorite one stop place to shop! We are passionate to make it just that!
I sincerely hope you enjoy your entire shopping experience with Three Monkeys Unique. Happy Shopping! - Christina King"



GIVEAWAY!
Three Monkey's Unique is offering you a chance to win your own birth blanket, like one I received! She is graciously sponsoring our 8K Facebook Fan giveaway. {ENTER HERE} from 8/15/12 - 9/14/12!


CONTACT INFORMATION:

Three Monkey's Unique
Christina King, Owner


WE MAKE FOLLOWING THREE MONKEY'S UNIQUE EASY!



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Monday, July 30, 2012

Zuo Turbo Bar Stool #Giveaway via @ChildrenTeach (RV $1600)!

Now this is an awesome giveaway! Check out these sleek and modern bar stools up for grabs! Keep reading to see how you can win FOUR of them (Retail Value $1600)!
Welcome to the Zuo Turbo Bar Stool Giveaway sponsored by AtoZStores.com and hosted by Children Teaching Mama. The giveaway winner will receive 4 beautiful Zuo Turbo Bar Stools that retail at $1600! 
The Turbo stool has a cozy seat molded from ABS plastic, and sits on a sturdy chrome steel tube frame. These are perfect for commercial or residential use!
Just use the Rafflecopter form below to enter & let them know Sugar Mama's Sweet Bowtique referred you to enter! There are several daily entry options, so be sure to come back each day to get those entries! The giveaway will end at 11:59pm on Wednesday, August 15th and is open to United States residents 18+! 

Sugar Mama's Sweet Bowtique is not responsible for prize shipment.
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Friday, July 27, 2012

KK Children Designs Review {Plus a Giveaway!}

Recently, I was given the opportunity to sample a product from KK Children Designs.


KK Children Designs offers one-of-a-kind, handmade clothing, using designer fabrics. Everything created at KK Children Designs is custom made in a smoke-free home. The designer hand cuts each fabric piece and hand sews each button, so while each dress will be very similar, no two items are exactly alike. You can't help but feel special owning a beautiful work of art from KK Children Designs. Every dress they offer comes fully lined, which is important to keep diapers and undergarments covered. They use only 100% cotton, and they offer luxurious organic cotton options as well.


I was overjoyed when Peini Yang, owner of KK Children Designs, offered to let me review one of the products she sells. My daughter was turning two when we discussed the order, and Peini gave me several size and print options to choose from. I immediately fell in love with the Love Tree Dress. There was something about the ivory and baby pink color combination that really caught my eye. And I'm a lover of all things tree and birdy-like.


Peini sent one of her 100% cotton Organic Aline Dresses. These organic fabrics are purchased from Spoonflower.com. Spoonflower offers designers a truly revolutionary chance to have their custom designs printed onto fabric using eco-friendly, water-based pigment inks on natural fiber textiles. No additional chemicals are used in the printing or preparation process. And the prints are American Organic certified.

Our beautiful dress arrived neatly tucked in plastic, offering extra safety inside its shipping container. This helps to ensure that should the package get wet or damaged during shipping, the extra layer of protection will keep it clean and dry.

 My daughter did an immediate twirl when I put the dress on her. She adores everything girly and loves to dress up. Although she turned two this week, I chose the size 3T for her. It's not too big to wear for now, and I am certain she will get several years of wear out of it. The classic design of the dress will allow it to be a perfect tunic later on. When she grows too tall for the dress, she'll be able to wear it as a top with leggings or other bottoms underneath.

The organic cotton fabric used to make the dress is buttery soft. The fact that it is also a knit fabric means it has the perfect amount of stretch, making it an extremely comfortable outfit. The buttons are sewn on well. The dress is fully lined, keeping those diapers and undies covered up. And how cute is the hand-stamped logo she adds!? It gives it such a sweet, personal touch. Peini's eye for design is fun, unique and fashion-forward. Her sewing skills are top notch, as the dress looks and feels like it was purchased in a high-end boutique. Check out some of my other favorite items, found at KK Children Designs.

The "Gnomeville" Dress - So completely adorable, I'm at a loss for words!

The Sunny Happy Skies Dress - This combination of fabrics makes me melt!


The Cupcakes Party Dress - How perfect for a special birthday outfit!


The Double Ruffle Knot Top - It doesn't hurt to have a model this cute!

Since working with and getting to know Peini, I am honored to call her a friend. Her personal story has captured my heart. I will keep her close to my heart forever. Peini takes time to make each one of her gorgeous creations with love. She says she considers herself to be, "a very picky perfectionist when [it] comes to sewing," and adds that she, "loves simple, happy and elegant stuff." Please check out KK Children Designs for all that she offers. You won't be disappointed! Take a little escape from your day to enjoy the beauty she creates.

Here, Peini tells us a little bit about herself.
"I am a stay home mom with 2 beautiful twin girls. I am very passionate about sewing. I studied fashion design in college and have always loved to create things.
My inspiration comes from my family. My dad always taught me to do everything as perfectly as I can do it. My mom taught me to take pride in my work and to always keep on pushing. My twin daughters have always supported my love of sewing.
To me, handmade means lots of love and I do take time to make each item. I love to use the newest, chic, colorful, stylish and most elegant designer fabrics.
Every step in my creation is done with love and care. My goal is to create 'grow with your child(ren's) dresses and outfits'. I will continually be adding new outfits and hope that you check back very soon!
Thank you for visiting KK Children Designs. :>"



GIVEAWAY!
KK Children Designs is offering you a chance to win your own Organic Cotton Knit Dress in your choice of size from 0-3 mo to 3T, like the one I received! She is graciously sponsoring our 8K Facebook Fan giveaway. {ENTER HERE} from 8/15/12 - 9/14/12!

CONTACT INFORMATION:

KK Children Designs
Peini Yang, Owner


WE MAKE FOLLOWING KK CHILDREN DESIGNS EASY!



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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Free Blogger Sign-Up Event: Glass Handbag

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Welcome to Another FREE Blogger Event!

Give your readers a chance to enter the Glass Handbag Giveaway!
Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog and Diva Fabulosa bring you another awesome blogger opportunity!
  
Most of you know how it works, for those of you who don’t, it’s fun easy and fabulous!
This time we have something special for you!
We have been working with an awesome designer based out of Las Vegas, NV and she has agreed to giveaway one of her fabulous handbags! seriously they’re amazing, different and unique! Best of all Winner chooses what handbag they want from their website! Prices start at $580 and go UP, WAY UP!
So what exactly makes these handbags so amazing?
“These handbags are luxury designer handbags with integrated light system, the functional designer lighted handbags. The handbags are hand-made by extremely skillful craftsmen in 3 different areas: Leather, Hardware and Electronics!”
We have also learned that there’s some pretty big names that love the handbags we will be offering to our readers such as: Karina Smirnoff, Gladys Knight, and Katherine Jenkins.
So what you get for being awesome enough to help us promote this wonderful event!
FREE Facebook Link
You Must have a blog to join this event and Post Sign Up’s on your Blog!
Event will run from Aug. 10th until September 10th and be open worldwide!
Other links can be bought for $2 per link
You can bid on hosting pages for the event as well as Co-Host spots.
please be sure and send payment to jennsblahblahblog@hotmail.com!

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Diamond Fire Anniversary #Giveaway via @BayAreaMommyCom!

Have you ever tried a Diamond Candle? Have you been dreaming of owning your own Kindle Fire? Well now is your chance at both! I take my Kindle Fire everywhere with me. I love it! And I would LOVE to try a Diamond Candle! Hopefully you'll win the chance to try them out, too!
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Bay Area Mommy is celebrating her 1st blog anniversary with a giveaway for a Kindle Fire (or $200 Amazon gift card) and 2 Diamond Candles!

Kindle Fire is open worldwide but the 2 Diamond Candles is restricted to the US only since they don't ship outside the US. Giveaway will run from July 25, 12:01am EST to August 15, 11:59pm EST. Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway Disclaimer: Sugar Mama's Sweet Bowtique is not responsible for prize shipment.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Free Blogger Sign-Up Event: Zuo Bar Stools (RV $1600!)

Thanks for your interest in signing up for the Zuo Bar Stool Giveaway Event sponsored by AllBarStoolsAtoZ.com. This giveaway is for 4 Zuo Bar Stools with a retail value of $1600!

There is a limit of 150 bloggers. The giveaway will begin on July 23rd at 12:01am and ends on August 14th at 11:59pm. Each blogger signed up will receive one FREE entry link for your choice of Facebook or Twitter. You have the option of adding an additional link for only $3, payable via PayPal at childrenteachingmama@gmail.com.

To participate, you must either post about the event on your blog with a link to the sponsor info page (http://www.allbarstoolsatoz.com/barstool-giveaway-events) as well as the event post (http://www.childrenteachingmama.com/2012/07/announcement-zuo-bar-stool-giveaway.html) OR pay $5 via Paypal at childrenteachingmama@gmail.com. Once signed up, you will receive an email about 4-5 days before the event with all of the html and other info.

MAKE SURE TO LET THEM KNOW Sugar Mama's Sweet Bowtique REFERRED YOU! :)

LightShine Designs Jewelry & Photography Review {Plus a Giveaway!}

Recently, I was given the opportunity to sample some products from LightShine Designs Jewelry & Photography.


LightShine Designs Jewelry & Photography offers, "beautiful jewelry ranging in style from vintage, steampunk, to soft and feminine. LightShine Designs specializes in creating and selling beautiful handmade jewelry, accessories, artwork, as well as photography. [The owner enjoys] taking ordinary pieces and turning them into one of a kind pieces of art. [Her] motto is, 'Live, and breathe beauty.' Beauty can be found everyday in the most unsuspecting of places, all you have to do is be open to it and look."


It was such a nice surprise when Rebecca Mincey, owner of LightShine Designs, offered to let me review some of the products she sells. She sent me her Handcrafted Silver-Plated "Time Flies" Jewelry Set featuring Swarovski Crystals. The necklace is 18" long with a lobster clasp, and the earrings are on silver-plated hooks. It is just a beautiful set! Rebecca even took care to send the set to me in an anti-tarnish bag.


You can see from the photography that Rebecca is also a very skilled photographer. Her work is beautiful, and displays her jewelry art so nicely.

The necklace features the most whimsical clock, almost reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland. The numbers are wonky and fun, lending such a young feel to it. In front of the clock dangle two dainty wings, hence the jewelry set's name, "Time Flies." This is clever and beautiful at the same time. Above the clock and wings are a sweet collection of crystals and silver beads, making the necklace even more pretty. The necklace is a great length, as the chain is 18", but with the added length of the charms, it lays perfectly around my mid-chest area. I love this necklace so much that I have worn it nearly every day since I received it.

The earrings make me positively giddy. Anyone who knows me is aware that I adore everything related to birds. My home is decked out in bird decor in just about every room. The earrings measure 3" from the top of the earring hook to the bottom of the bird. And the crystals and silver beads above the bird mirror those on the necklace. They are so pretty and close to my heart! Check out some of my other favorite items, found in her Etsy shop.





The Hand Jeweled Adjustable Silver-Plated Bangle - Who doesn't love a beautiful cuff bangle bracelet?


Rebecca's jewelry is beautiful, creative and unique, and her prices are ridiculously affordable! I had to do a double take on many of her items, adding a few, "HUH's?" while I looked through her shop. You will not break your wallet when shopping at LightShine Designs. Her prices are unbelieveable for the beautiful items she sells. Please check out her shop for all that she offers, in case I beat you to it! I have my eye on the Colorful Antiqued Bronze Jeweled Swarovski Crystal Peacock Necklace and Earring Set!

Here, Rebecca tells us a little bit about herself.
"My name is Rebecca. I am a 25 year old who resides near Myrtle Beach, SC.  I am a certified paralegal, and graduated from college in 2010 (not currently working in the field).  I started my handcrafted jewelry and photography business in January 2011. I am the owner and sole employee.  My boyfriend thought it would be neat for me to try and wire wrap the stones which he and I have mined over the years in North Carolina.  After wrapping a few, I was hooked.  It wasn't long after that I decided to expand to other jewelry, and accessories.
I have had a passion for photography since I was just entering my twenties.  I absolutely love nature, creating beautiful things out of odds and ends, and bringing out joy in others as well as myself.  I also write poetry occassionally, some of which is featured in the notes section of my business facebook page. I also have a passion for antiques, vintage, and peculiar items; occassionally some are featured for sale in my shop (currently 3).  I welcome custom orders!
LightShine Designs, LSD, focuses on handcrafted jewelry design and creation ranging in style from vintage, steampunk, to soft and feminine. LSD also has a vast variety of photography print albums filled with all kinds of amazing natural views. Beauty is everywhere and my business specializes in making jewelry and accessories that help everyone to shine in their own unique way.
I personally mine almost all the gemstones and minerals used in my jewelry at a mine in North Carolina. The shells I use were all found on the South Carolina coastline.
I plan on creating charity pieces soon which the proceeds of which will go to the separate causes each symbolizes."


GIVEAWAY!
LightShine Designs is offering you a chance to win your own necklace and earrings set, aptly named the "Antiqued Blue Shell Set"! She is graciously sponsoring our 8K Facebook Fan giveaway. {ENTER HERE} from 8/15/12 - 9/14/12!



CONTACT INFORMATION:

LightShine Designs Jewelry & Photography
Rebecca Mincey, Owner
Hours: Always Open


WE MAKE FOLLOWING LIGHTSHINE DESIGNS EASY!








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Friday, July 20, 2012

What to Expect Books #Giveaway via @tosewwithlove and @whattoexpect!

Sugar Mama's Sweet Bowtique has teamed up with To Sew With Love and To Cook With Love to bring you this exciting giveaway sponsored by WhatToExpect.com!

So, you're not expecting (yet)? You don't have small kids either? But I'm sure you know somebody who is expecting or has small kids! The books we are giving away would make a great baby shower gift and/or mother's day gift!
 
I personally own the first What to Expect book, as well as the What to Expect the First Years book and swear by them. They are so important for new moms and dads, and provide a great refresher course for those going through it all over again. Even after just 23 months of having my first child, my second child brought on new experiences. It is great having the books to look back on, in case I have questions that need to be answered.


WhatToExpect is one of the most favorite site of pregnant women. In fact, they have the second largest audience of pregnant women online! They also have an array of best-selling books any expecting mom would love to have! You will also love the fact that at WhatToExpect.com, you will find not just information and news about pregnancy, newborn, infant and toddlers but also an online community where you get to meet other moms and support each other, too!

*Review by To Sew With Love


I received three books from WhatToExpect and I honestly wish I found this treasure when I was pregnant and/or when the kids were small. Each book covered an extensive amount of area and practically has the answer to any question or doubt an expecting mom or a mom could have!


The What to Expect When You're Expecting Pregnancy book is a best seller and it did not come to me as a surprise. This book is like an encyclopedia, a pregnancy bible! It practically has everything you need to know in your pregnancy!

This book also includes:
  • an expanded chapter on pre-conception
  • a detailed weekly fetal development in each of the monthly sections
  • loads of information about pregnancy's emotional ups and downs and how to survive it
  • a brand new section on achieving a safe, comfortable and pampered pregnancy But that's not all! It also includes practical advise for pregnant women on the job and on the go!


What to Expect The First Year book is America's best-selling guide to baby caring. It covers almost every question a new mother could have regarding care for her baby: colic, teething, weaning, sibling matters, feeding, sippy cups - name it and this book has it! 


It also includes:
  • information on your child's monthly growth and development
  • feeding and sleeping strategies
  • up-to-date medical and practical tips


 Kids grow up so fast! Before you know it, you already have a wonderful toddler! You will be amazed at how much independence they will be showing you! Understanding your toddler in this stage of her growth and development is just as important as the first years. 

With this book, you will get to understand and learn more about:
  • feeding picky eaters
  • solving sleep issues
  • getting your toddler to talk and communicate
  • temper tantrums and how to manage it
  • understanding their behavior and
  • keeping them safe and healthy.





These books could have saved me lots of worrying! These books should be a must-have in any household with small children.  You can buy these books through WhatToExpect.com's bookstoreBut wait! WhatToExpect.com generously offered to give away 2 sets of books to 2 of our readers!

2 lucky readers will win their own set of What To Expect books. Each set is comprised of What To Expect Pregancy Book, First Year and Second Year books. This also includes free shipping wherever you are in the world! How great is that!

An email address is required to enter. Giveaway will end at 11:59 EST on July 29, 2012. The winner will be chosen randomly through Rafflecopter Random Selector and contacted via email. A reply to the winning email is required within 48 hours before a new winner is chosen. The winner's entries will be verified -- please make sure you follow the instructions and submit the entries correctly. Only one person per household may enter. You do NOT have to be a blogger to enter. Open worldwide, ages 18+. This giveaway is void where prohibited.

For more chances of winning, make sure to come back everday for the daily entries. The more entries you send, the more chances you have in winning!
Please be patient and wait for the entry form to full load. If it does not load at once, just re-load the page.

Good luck and have fun!


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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Coastal.com Review {Plus a Giveaway!}

Recently, I was given the opportunity to sample some products from Coastal.com.


Coastal.com offers the same designer brands and styles of glasses you can find in a store, but at a fraction of the price. Their products carry a 100% Authenticity Guarantee as well as a Risk-Free 366 day return policy. Their claim is that if your glasses don't fit, you may send them back for a full refund, and they'll even pay for the return shipping. You can even be reimbursed for your purchase, if you are eligible for insurance reimbursement.

Coastal.com is even so confident that, "You'll be so blown away by shopping with Coastal.com and become a customer for life," that they offer you your FIRST PAIR FREE....for REAL!

And Coastal.com isn't just about business as usual. The company is also very involved in philanthropy, specifically the Coastal.com Change the View Project, where for every pair of participating designer frames purchased from Coastal.com, a second pair of eyeglasses will be donated to someone in need. That's the kind of company I like to stand behind.



Justin, a representative for Coastal.com, offered to let me review a pair of prescription glasses of my choice. This was so great, since my husband desperately needs a pair of new glasses. Justin was so helpful and quick to answer all my concerns. The only problem was that my husband has a very high prescription. If you are familiar with how to read a prescription, you know that whether the number is + or -, the higher the number means the stronger the prescription. Although Coastal.com currently offers up to a -12.00, they only offer up to a +6.00 on the positive end of the scale. And since my husband unfortunately needed a higher strength, we couldn't make it work for his glasses order.

The good news is that Justin and Coastal.com were so gracious as to let me review a pair to give to my mother! I would have been so happy to order a pair of glasses or sunglasses for myself, but I knew my mother was in more need of a pair of glasses than I was. So in order to do the most good, I requested a pair for her. She was given the choice of any frames she wanted, as long as they were not part of the luxury collection. She had literally hundreds of frames to choose from!


After hours of giddiness in choosing, she finally settled on the Magic Clip M 336 Brown frames. These glasses are so neat, as they really are two pairs in one! She gets the benefit of prescription frames, along with the option of wearing sunglasses, too! After seeing the frames in person, I was pleasantly surprised and impressed with how nice they are. They are a really high quality pair of glasses, and are by no means cheaply manufactured. The sunglasses Magic Clip clips to the frames by the use of magnets, and the magnets have just the perfect amount of hold to them. I don't worry that they will ever fall off or become to difficult to remove from the frames.

Coastal.com was so generous in their offer, as I was offered the thinnest lenses and all the coatings I could ask for. Let me take you on a tour of the easy, user friendly ordering process.

CLICK ON ANY PICTURE FOR A LARGER VIEW
This screenshot shows the frames my mom chose. If you are worried about the sizing of any pair of frames offered on the website, have no fear. One of the great things about Coastal.com's ordering process is that they have taken the guesswork out of it for you. Every frame listing shows the measurements for the frame width, temple length, frame depth, lens diameter and bridge width. They also have a measuring guide which shows you how to find the lens diameter, bridge width and temple length of your current frames, for reference. You can even use their Find Your Perfect Fit tool, which narrows down your frame choices after you enter the measurements you're looking for. Coastal.com offers high-tech ordering, all in the comfort of your own home.

After choosing your frames, the next process takes you through the steps to enter in your prescription. Once again, Coastal.com makes it so easy for you, offering helpful prescription-entering information and video instructions on reading your prescription. And if you still feel you need help, you can call or click to chat with a representative during business hours.

Once you have entered your prescription information, you will be given lens options. Another awesome thing about Coastal.com is that unless you are ordering Bifocals or Progressive (No-Line Bifocals) lenses, your high quality basic lenses come standard, aka FREE, with your frames! You only pay for lens upgrades, should you choose! And bifocal lenses are still super inexpensive, starting at just $99.00. You can also order sunglasses and transitions lenses at an extra cost.

My mother needed bifocals, so I ordered the Ultra Thin Air Progressive Lenses. And having Progressives means her lenses have no tell-tale lines on them. No one will have to know she's wearing bifocals, which can make some people self conscious about their age. These lenses are so incredibly thin that they almost look like they're not even there! I seriously had to do a double take, as it looked like I had received a pair of frames sans lenses! It reminded me of performing in plays throughout high school, since we used empty frames as props.

I also really appreciated that Coastal.com sends a FREE hard glasses case, FREE cleaning cloth and FREE tightening tool with every order! The glasses case is super durable and so nice to have, especially if they are tumbling around the bottom of your purse. The cleaning cloth and mini spray bottle are so handy when you're in need of a quick cleaning on the go. And the tightening tool, which I took apart in the photo above to display both ends of the phillips and flat head mini screwdrivers, is completely adorable and extremely useful. I love that it comes on a key chain ring. How smart!

Finally, before checking out, you are given the options to add extra lens coatings. The coatings include a Premium Anti-Reflective Coating, UV Protective Coating and Scratch Resistant Coating. I chose all three for my mom's glasses. Bundling all three together saves for the cost of one coating ($9.90)!

Coastal.com was a joy to work with. The ordering process was simple, easy and straightforward. They have a huge selection of glasses, enough to fit everyone's style. The glasses we received are great quality and fun. And the shipping was really quick. Turnaround time is generally only 3 days from placing an order. I like everything the company stands for, especially its return policy and great customer service.

So what did my mom have to say about her new glasses? I called to get her opinion. The first thing she said was, "I love them!" She went on to express her love of the Magic Clip sunglasses clip, how incredible her vision is while wearing them, and the awesome clarity of the smallest words on a page. She was so impressed at how crisp and clear everything was after putting them on. She told me, "The minute I put them on, I felt like, 'I can finally see.' They feel like I'm hardly wearing anything, they're so lightweight. They're not annoying in any way, and I love the Progressive no-line lenses." Words from yet another happy Coastal.com customer. :)

Here, Justin tells us a little bit about Coastal.com.
"Coastal.com is the planet’s biggest online eyewear company, empowering our customers to easily browse, try on and buy eyewear – saving money, time and sanity."



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