New extreme low-cut foot covers from Kushyfoot offer protection with sides so low, they never show!

Kushyfoot Extreme Low Cut Foot CoversSpring is finally here! My heavy coats, wool scarves and boots are packed away for another year and I am anxious to slip into shoulder-baring floral sundresses, breezy printed cotton skirts, and sassy flats in every hue.

One of the best parts about springtime dressing, for me, is the ability to ditch the constricting tights, forever-run stockings, and thick socks.

Forgoing tights and stockings for bare-legged freedom isn’t without its difficulties, however. If there is any serious walking to be done, shoes without stockings can be downright painful!

I discovered a remedy to the problem a few years ago with Kushyfoot foot covers. Kushyfoot has actually been my go-to brand for fabulous, winter-weight tights for at least five years. But, foot covers are a trend that I only picked up recently. And, I am so glad I did!

If you’re not familiar with the term, foot covers are sort of like very heavyweight peds. They provide protection when wearing heels, flats, or sneakers, without showing. So, you get that bare-legged look, and none of the pain or inconvenience. Plus, Kushyfoot foot covers have a wonderful, padded foot cushion for the ball of the foot (a real lifesaver with heels) and a heel guard to prevent rubbing.

This spring, Kushyfoot has introduced a new category of foot covers called the “extreme low cut.” This style still provides all the comfort and protection of traditional Kushyfoot foot covers, with absolute minimum coverage.

The extreme low cut foot covers are available as a nude/black combo pack in regular and large sizes in the basic silhouette pictured (Retail $23.97 / 6 pairs), as well as a pretty lace version ($23.97 / 6 pairs).

The Kushyfoot Spring 2014 Collection contains 20 different kinds of foot covers, including brand new styles and trendy colors. To see the entire line of Kushyfoot products, from foot covers, to slippers, to socks, to tights, to much more, visit Kushyfoot.

Your guide to a life filled with STYLE!   Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur, Harper’s BAZAAR Style Ambassador, and the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! In addition to Susan Said… WHAT?! Susan also writes for It’s how you play the game! the corporate website of the award-winning You’ve been Sentenced! word game.

PHOTO: Used with permission by Kushyfoot.

I received a sample of the new Kushyfoot extreme low cut foot covers mentioned above in order to fully evaluate the product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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I’m on my way to a healthy, strong, and beautiful body with the Ozeri Digital Pocket 3D Pedometer

Ozeri Digital PedometerThis year I am resolved to get healthier. I’ve gotten into the habit of eating better, not eating at night, and even remembering to drink more water. But, one habit I haven’t been able to maintain is a regular exercise program. I get started, then fizzle out, only to begin again…

Tracking my progress, other than the obvious weight loss, has been a sticking point. With nothing to measure, my determination seems to flag. So, I got an Ozeri pedometer!

The Ozeri Digital Pocket 3D Pedometer records everything — steps, distance, speed, calories, and time. It counts up to 1 million steps with 7-day memory, and includes a built-in clock, calendar and sports timer.

This weekend, I had the perfect occasion for my first try with the pedometer. My daughter was rowing in the Baltimore Invitational and the venue is vast. From the boat trailers, to the boathouse, to the tents, to the finish line – it’s an all day hike back and forth for each race!

The pedometer was a real wake up call. After my husband programmed it for me (I am somewhat technologically impaired) I just popped it in my pocket and forgot about it. But, at the end of the day, I could see how many (or in my case, how surprisingly few) steps I had really taken.

Adding extra steps is a simple and easy way to help stay fit and healthy. Park a little further away at the grocery store. Take the stairs. Walk to the post office instead of driving. I am keeping my pedometer with my phone, so it’s always with me. And, I am working my way – albeit slowly – toward those 1 million steps!

The Ozeri Digital Pocket 3D Pedometer is available on Amazon. List Price is $18.95. But right now, you can get it On Sale for only $15.95. Plus, get free shipping on all Amazon orders over $35!

To see the entire line of Ozeri health and fitness products, as well as great products for the kitchen, bathroom, and all around the home, visit Ozeri.

Your guide to a life filled with STYLE!   Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur, Harper’s BAZAAR Style Ambassador, and the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! In addition to Susan Said… WHAT?! Susan also writes for It’s how you play the game! the corporate website of the award-winning You’ve been Sentenced! word game.

PHOTO: Used with permission by Ozeri.

I received a sample of the Ozeri Pedometer mentioned above in order to fully evaluate the product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Quotes, sayings, and art from Vinyl Craze add instant personality to any room!

Vinyl CrazeWhen my son was 5 years old, I redecorated his “baby room” and turned it into a “big boy room.” Gone were the sweet Peter Rabbit-themed lamps, border, and pastel crib sheets. In their place were posters adorned with planets and supernovas, a ceiling filled with glow-in-the-dark stars, and my own hand painted accents including phrases like “Reach for the stars!” and “Shoot for the moon!”

The phrases were a personal and very inspirational touch for the room. My execution, however, was somewhat shaky… I wish I had known then about Vinyl Craze!

Vinyl Craze offers high-quality vinyl wall quotes, wall sayings, and wall art. The vinyl pieces have a professional, painted-on look – and no wavy lines or blurred edges!

Although my son’s room has changed several times since then (he’s off to college this August) I still love motivational wall quotes. So, when I was offered the opportunity to test a product by Vinyl Craze, I was thrilled.

First, I had to choose a piece, which was easier said than done. There are so many wonderful sayings and beautiful art pieces!

eiffel-tower-t3Next, I needed to choose a color. Vinyl Craze has over 20 colors from which to choose, so you can create endless combinations for just the right look.

Finally, when my quote arrived, I simply followed the instructions in 5 simple steps. It was easy to install and it looks fantastic!

Vinyl Craze wall quotes and wall art are safe to use on walls and don’t leave behind any sticky residue. And, unlike my hand painted versions, you can simply peel the vinyl off when you are ready to move or if you just want to put up a new design.

To see the entire line – from artwork like the Eiffel Tower, to monograms, to sayings and quotes – visit Vinyl Craze. Prices start at just $15.

While you’re here, don’t forget to enter our CURRENT GIVEAWAY

Your guide to a life filled with STYLE!   Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur, Harper’s BAZAAR Style Ambassador, and the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! In addition to Susan Said… WHAT?! Susan also writes for It’s how you play the game! the corporate website of the award-winning You’ve been Sentenced! word game.

PHOTO: Used with permission by Vinyl Craze.

I received a sample of a vinyl saying mentioned above in order to fully evaluate the product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Banish exercise-induced breakouts and get glowing, deep-clean skin with the Adovia Purifying Dead Sea Mud Mask

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Adovia Purifying Dead Sea Mud MaskRegular workouts are great for your body, but can be tough on your skin. Expert dermatologist Dr. Hilary Reich explains, “…when sweat from your workout mixes with oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria, that can overwhelm pores and lead to clogging.”

So, even if you haven’t suffered with a pimple since the Prom, if you adopt a new workout regimen this spring, it may have some unintended consequences…

Of course, the answer isn’t to stop working out. Instead, try the Adovia Dead Sea Mud Mask to combat those exercise-induced breakouts!

Created from a special formula of therapeutic Dead Sea mud, Vitamin C, and Aloe Vera, as this mask dries it literally pulls oil and other debris from the skin – leaving behind a glowing, healthy complexion. Toxins and impurities simply vanish!

The Adovia Dead Sea Mud Mask is a fabulous product for emergency blemish “spot treatments” and blackhead removal. It can also be used as a regular, all-over facial treatment for those who suffer from adult acne.

But, what I like the most is that Adovia Dead Sea Mud Mask not only takes out the things your skin doesn’t need (toxins, impurities, and grime) it also puts back in minerals and moisture with ingredients like Jojoba, Evening Primrose and Olive Oils. The result is that my skin is not only deep-clean, but looks firmer and younger looking, as well.

The Adovia Dead Sea Mud Mask is recommended for use once a week. If you suffer from any dryness, as I do, I would suggest using it less often. Excessive dryness leads to flaking, which in turn leads to clogged pores, which in turn leads to more breakouts – a cycle you want to repeat! So, finding the right balance for you is crucial.

To use, clean face thoroughly. And, to maximize the effectiveness of the face mask, use after a long steamy shower or mini sauna over a steaming bowl of water.

Dry face, then apply a thick layer of the Adovia Dead Sea Mud Mask. Leave the mask on your face for approximately 20 to 30 minutes until it’s dry. (You may feel slightly uncomfortable as the mask dries and you can feel your face tighten – but resist the urge to wash it off before it’s completely dry, so that the mask can work its magic!)

Rinse gently with warm water and a washcloth. Finally, splash your face with cool water to completely close pores. Follow up with a lightweight moisturizer to leave your skin supple and soft. Beautiful!

The Adovia Dead Sea Mud Mask is available on Amazon. Retail $30

While you’re here, don’t forget to enter our CURRENT GIVEAWAY

Your guide to a life filled with STYLE!   Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur, Harper’s BAZAAR Style Ambassador, and the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! In addition to Susan Said… WHAT?! Susan also writes for It’s how you play the game! the corporate website of the award-winning You’ve been Sentenced! word game.

PHOTO: Used with permission by Adovia.

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.

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The Glide Thru Detangling Brush by Crave Naturals stands up to thick, long, and even curly locks!

Crave Naturals Detangling BrushMy husband says that I am never allowed to cut my hair. While flattering, he clearly doesn’t realize how hard I have to wrangle daily with my thick, wavy locks. My hair is actually so unruly that I have even broken hair brushes!

Finding a hairbrush that is able to tame my mane has been an ongoing quest for as far back as I can remember. When I was in elementary school, the snarls became so unmanageable that my mother actually bought an electric detangler (in retrospect, a bad, bad idea).

So, when I was recently provided the opportunity to test a new Glide Thru Detangling Brush from Crave Naturals, I was cautiously optimistic.

The Glide Thru Detangling Brush was especially designed for hair just like mine. I’ve never seen a brush with this type of unique, ergonomic design which fits perfectly in my hand and provides many more bristles than a standard brush. The bristles are also flexible, but firm, so they won’t lose their shape. Plus, the bristles are various lengths to easily separate hair without pulling, making brushing pain-free. I wish I’d had this back when I was younger!

Not only are knots and tangles now a thing of the past, the Glide Thru Detangling Brush by Crave Naturals also has a scalp massager to increase circulation, which can help increase the growth of hair. And, it’s perfect to use in the shower to distribute conditioner on hair – so important when your hair is as long as mine.

The Glide Thru Detangling Brush had a trial by fire this weekend, when I spent eight hours outside in unrelenting wind at a regatta. When I finally got home, my hair was a completely tangled wreck. The brush worked even better than promised. This is, without question, the best hairbrush I have ever used!

And, now you can try it risk free! Crave Naturals offers an Iron Clad 3 Tier 100% Money Back Guarantee. 1. If you’re not 100% satisfied with the Glide Thru Detangling Brush, ship it back and you will get your money back. 2. If this brush does not work better than other brushes you’ve used, ship it back and you will get your money back. 3. If the brush breaks or becomes damaged, ship it back and you will receive a replacement. Retail $15.88 at Amazon.

To see the full line of beauty products by Crave Naturals, including the Whiplash Eyelash Curler and Mirage Argan Oil, visit Crave Naturals.

Your guide to a life filled with STYLE!   Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur, Harper’s BAZAAR Style Ambassador, and the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! In addition to Susan Said… WHAT?! Susan also writes for It’s how you play the game! the corporate website of the award-winning You’ve been Sentenced! word game.

PHOTO: Used with permission by Crave Naturals.

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

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Try Perfecting Concealer by Advanced Mineral Makeup for precision concealing, highlighting, and contouring!

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Perfecting Concealer by Advanced Mineral MakeupCamouflage can be a girl’s best friend. I don’t mean the questionable fashion choice — I’m talking about makeup tricks!

If you covet Taylor Swift’s stunning cheekbones or Angelina Jolie’s perfectly even skin tone, maybe all that’s needed is a little makeup magic! Personally, I prefer mineral makeup. The reflective properties of the minerals make creating a flawless “canvas” much easier to achieve. Plus, mineral makeup is so fast to apply!

Your first – and most important — step is concealer. One of the best mineral makeup concealers I’ve found is Perfecting Concealer from Advanced Mineral Makeup. This is a full coverage, perfecting concealer that works equally well on dark circles, puffiness and facial imperfections. Or, use it to conceal acne, hyper-pigmentation, or even hard–to-mask rosacea.

Perfecting Concealer from Advanced Mineral Makeup is 100% pigment and is highly concentrated, so a little goes a long way. The concealer is cleverly packaged in a wand (like a lip gloss) for the ultimate in precision concealing. And, because it’s a mineral formulation, it won’t clog pores.

Not only do I love this concealer for cover-up, but it does double-duty as a wonderful highlighter without looking “fake-y.” I have been searching for a highlighter that is more natural that the brilliant white, pearlescent, or shimmer highlighters currently available – Perfecting Concealer by Advanced Mineral Makeup is a fabulous, natural-looking solution. Retail $24

Ready to sculpt the perfect face? All you need to do is create light and shadow: Highlight the parts of your face that hit the light, such as down the bridge of your nose, on the highest points of your cheeks, on your brow bone, and on your cupid’s bow. Follow with regular mineral makeup, and don’t forget a rosy glow. Gorgeous!

If you’re unsure when choosing shades, now you can get the same look as your favorite celeb with the Advanced Mineral Makeup Celebrity Shade-Finder. Simply match your skin tone, and you’ve got the perfect shade in a snap.

In addition to the Perfecting Concealer, Advanced Mineral Makeup carries a complete selection of all of your makeup must-haves – from loose powder, to lip gloss, to mascara. To see the entire line, visit Advanced Mineral Makeup.

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Your guide to a life filled with STYLE!   Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur, Harper’s BAZAAR Style Ambassador, and the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! In addition to Susan Said… WHAT?! Susan also writes for It’s how you play the game! the corporate website of the award-winning You’ve been Sentenced! word game.

PHOTO: Used with permission by Advanced Mineral Makeup.

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.

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Gorgeous Giveaway! Sterling silver starfish charm by Elf 925!

Starfish charm Elf 925I was recently introduced to the Elf 925 company, a wholesale firm that creates beautiful sterling silver, stainless steel, and fashion jewelry. From earrings, to bracelets, to rings, they have such an amazing selection, I want one of each!

Now, one lucky Susan Said…WHAT?! reader can win one of my favorite pieces — a sweet sterling silver charm embellished with CZ crystals from Elf 925. This tiny, delicate starfish is perfect for a charm bracelet or a dainty necklace. (Dimensions: 9×15 mm)

It’s easy to enter using our Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is available for readers in the USA, aged 18+. Odds are determined by the number of entries received. Giveaway ends 4-30-2014.

To see the entire line, visit Elf 925.

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Your guide to a life filled with STYLE!   Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur, Harper’s BAZAAR Style Ambassador, and the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! In addition to Susan Said… WHAT?! Susan also writes for It’s how you play the game! the corporate website of the award-winning You’ve been Sentenced! word game.

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