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Review: Kahava “Over the Shoulder Strap”

Kahava

Kahava

This item was sent to me.

Where can this be purchased? http://www.etsy.com/shop/Kahava

Price: $10 + $5(sh) =$15 !!!

Colors: Dark blue, bright blue, purple, black, red, grey and aqua

Item claim: “This nifty over the shoulder strap is comparable to a fanny pack, but looks much cooler! It can hold a cell phone, compact camera in the two front pockets and monetary items such as a credit card or cash can be stored in the inner zippers. This is perfect for travel, exercise, concerts or a day at the amusement park. It comes in a variety of colors. Kahava’s are adjustable with a velcro strap that wraps around the waist area and come in three sizes: small, medium and large.”

My Thoughts

Recently JeanCarlos has been on the search for some thing that he could use to carry his iPod, keys, school ID and ect. He told me that the new style in Puerto Rico was guys wearing fanny packs across their shoulders.  Ummm. Yea..NO. I told him that there are more stylish alternatives out there.

After searching the internet for what seemed like hours. I came across the Kahava. The company recently launched in the beginning of this year. I contact the company to see if they would allow me to review the product and they agreed. Esther was so sweet and the communication was great. I received my Kahava within a weeks time.

When I received my Kahava, my boyfriend was pretty pissed at the fact that I got one….when in reality the whole thing started because he wanted something similar. lol

I have had the Kahava for about a month now and I really like it! I love that fact that when I wear it to go shopping my hands are free at all times. Plus my back and shoulders are not hurting from carrying around my traditional handbag.

The Kahava that I chose was size small and in the color black. It fit my 4’11 frame nicely.

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It has 4 pockets in total and a velcro closure.

The 2 of the pockets in the front can be used to hold a cell phone, iPod ect.

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The other 2 pockets are hidden in the back part of the Kahava. The bigger pocket has sleeves to carry your ID’s, credit card ect and bills.

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The smaller pocket it towards the bottom/side, and it can be used to carry change, keys ect.

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The inside part that lies on your shoulder has a leather feel material and it prevents the strap to slide off your shoulder.

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I liked this item so much that I just finished ordering one for my boyfriend in large, color black as a Christmas gift…shhhh! I can’t wait to use it to run. I always tend to leave a my cell and keys at home because I just can’t carry them, but now I can.

Overall I am glad I have this. It has made my Christmas  shopping way easier. My purse is one less bag that I have to worry about.

If you want to make your life a tad bit easier, Check out the Kahava. I recommend it to athletes, mom’s on the run and whoever hates carrying around purses. lol

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http://www.etsy.com/shop/Kahava

Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

“BAN” the funk!!

No one likes to be stinky nor sticky due to sweat!!!! I know I dont.

Here is my most favorite deodorant in the world. Ban “Sweet Simplicity”. I recently got these for .50 each with lovely coupons.

Product Claim: An upliftling blend of fresh fruits and lights florals that glide on clear to provide 24 hour of invisible protection.

Price: $2.50-3.00

Where it can be purchased: any drugstore or pharmacy

Active Ingredient: aluminum zirconium tetrachlorohydrex gly 19%

Inactive Ingredients: cyclopentasiloxane, stearyl alcohol, talc, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, hydrogenated castor oil, PPG-14 butyl ether, sodium silver aluminum silicate, phellodendron amurense bark extract, oleic acid, santalum album (sandalwood) extract, behenyl alcohol, hordeum distichon (barley) extract, fragrance

My thoughts

I HAVE NOTHING BAD TO SAY!!! 

I should seriously finish the review there. lol but I wont. I really like this deodorant.

When I was younger I remember sweating through my shirts in school just by doing regular activities. Now I am older and more active and I no longer have that issue. I was introduced to the Ban deodorant a few years ago via the brand Biore facial care. I was hooked from the first time I tried it.

This scent is very mild and does not irritate my allergies. ( a huge +) More scents are available but I prefer this one. I have tried so many deodorants in the past but nothing compared to this. I live in Orlando Florida, so it is always hot here. The deodorant goes on smooth and clear. I do not have to reapply mid day. My armpits also stay dry while running and exercising (zumba&insanity).  I love the fact that I never smell. NEVER!  unlike some brands that have a heavy scent that mixes with your body odor mid day. lol..One more thing..this does not make my underarms dark.

It is soo good that my dad steals one from me every time I stock up. <- That alone should tell you that it is heavy duty.

http://www.feelbanfresh.com

Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥+

Product Review/First Impression: LBOS Butter

Lucretia’s Body Oils and Sprays

Hair & Body Butter

Unscented

Lucretia is the owner of Lucretia’s Body oils and sprays. She has been recently experimenting with her body butter in her hair, and let me tell you she looks FAB!

Where can this be purchased? lawbodyoilsandsprays.com 

Price: 4oz $5.50 & 8oz $9.00

(This product was sent to me to review. Everything stated is my honest opinion )

Whats in it: ***This products does NOT contain the following: silicone, parabens, glycerin, protein, fragrance, phthalates,wax, propylene glycol, mineral oils, PABA, petroleum, paraffin, DEA, Synthetic color, or animal products and our products are not tested on animals*** Only a High grade Butter and carrier oils – Lucretia

^^ I trust her. enough said^^;)

 

My Thoughts

The pictures I post will definitely speak for themselves!

This butter has no smell to it (the scented ones are specifically for the body if I am not mistaken. I could be wrong so double check). The consistency is SUPER creamy but when you rub some in between your palms it literally melts.

I want to eat it!

I used this for 2 hairstyles.

The first hairstyle was a high bun on a 4 day old twist out.

Now we all know that once we wear a twist out, braid out or any style for a few days, no matter what product we use to get a decent  look our hair laughs at us. Well this time I did the laughing.

All I did was spray my hair lightly with water, rubbed a pea size of the LBOS butter in my hands, distributed it along the length of my hair, used a soft bristled brush to brush the hair into a high bun, wrapped a satin scarf over my head for 5 minutes and I was ready to go!

Look at that bun!

Look at that shine. Not only did my hair feel soft, it felt silky and non-greasy. I have never been able to achieve this with gel!!

I also used it as a sealant for a wash and go.

This was used like every other sealer I use, after a leave-in conditioner before a gel or styler

but this time I did not use gel because I wanted to see if the butter had any hold on its own.

Wet hair w/ leave-in & butter

The butter gives great shine

I whip my hair back and forth…lol

For this experiment, my leave-in conditioner of choice was Curl Junkie’s Smoothing lotion.

Silkiness

I got some definition w/ a light hold

My hair dried to a soft feel which is good but I prefer a stronger hold if I am going to be rocking a WnG. My curls tend to be all over the place. I know that this butter would be divine under any gel. It thick with a nice light finish.

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Over all I am liking this multi tasking butter. I absolutely love it for my buns and will continue using it for them.  I will keep you guys update on how it reacts under one of my gels.

I gave half of the jar to my sister because she likes it for her dry skin. I like to apply it to my skin right out of the shower while my skin is still wet.  This butter comes in 100+ scents. I used to have the Viva La Juicy one which I would drool every time I opened the lid.

I have nothing bad to say about the LBOS butter. Both times it gave me a light, silky, smooth and soft finish.

Product Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

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