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Marie Soltek Mathilda and Esquirol

Disclosure: I received handbags from Marie Odile for the purpose of writing an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Welcome to giveaway event #3 in the Spring+Summer=Sprummer giveaway event. This event is brought to you by Mystery Shopping Teacher and Mom ‘N Daughter Savings. In the Sprummer Giveaway events we have given away $100 Ebates cash as well as 2 $25 Eshakti gift certificates. Now we are back with another awesome giveaway sponsored by Marie Odile for Soltek. I got the chance to review the Esquirol Red and the Mathilda and they are absolutely stunning handbags!

I made a youtube video as a review of the handbags, so I won’t go into too much detail about them other than to tell you they are absolutely gorgeous and you need to go buy yourself a couple. Check out the Soltek site here. Seriously, these handbags are luxe and stylish. They have a modern but classic appeal. I like the Mathilda because of its classic, sophisticated look. I like the Esquirol because it has a edginess to it. It’s a handbag I wouldn’t normally pick for myself but when I got it in the mail I was in love! Watch my youtube video below for my take on these bags.

Here’s a little background about the designer. Marie Odile was born in France and received her fashion education in Paris. When she moved to New York in the 1970s, the worked at Charles Jordan, Roger Vivier and Arche. She started Soltek Inc. in 2010, and started designing her own line of fashion accessories. At first the handbags were made in Naples Italy, but Marie decided to move production to Manhattan. Her handbags range from totes and clutches to satchels and crossbody bags. And she’s not stuck to using just one medium either. She uses leather, vegan leather substitute, and even cork. As you can see in the picture above, she has a good eye for fashion and knows how to make purses that the modern woman loves to wear.

Click here to see the Mystery Shopping Teacher video review of the Mathilda and the Esquirol Red (it’ll earn you bonus entries in the giveaway if you do watch it!). If you are interested in entering this giveaway, use the rafflecopter widget below. Before you do that, though, let me explain what is up for grabs. Of the two handbags that were sent out for review, one of them will be given away to a winner. The winner can choose between the Mathilda or the Esquirol. Ladies, this is the perfect opportunity to win something special for yourself. The handbags have dramatically different styles, but both of them are luxurious and classic. The Mathilda has a $420 value, and the Esquirol Red is valued at $330. The winner will choose which handbag is their favorite!

The giveaway is open to residents of the US who are 18 years or older. It’s open from June 29th to July 13th. Make sure to get your entries in now! You don’t want to miss this chance!

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Ebates Increased Cash Back Sale

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

Will you be shopping for men’s clothing or other items in the men’s department this week? Right now, Ebates has increased their cash back for Father’s Day. That means that if you are shopping for some men’s clothing or other items, you can get more cash back for them right now! Here are some of the stores that have increased cash back right now:

Nordstrom – was 3.0%, now get 6.0% Cash Back

Macy’s – was 3.0%, now get 8.0% Cash Back

Backcountry.com – was 5.0%, now get 10.0% Cash Back

JCPenney – was 3.0%, now get 6.0% Cash Back

LivingSocial – was 3.0%, now get 6.0% Cash Back

Sears – was 3.0%, now get 6.0% Cash Back

Neiman Marcus – was 4.0%, now get 8.0% Cash Back

Under Armour – was 4.0%, now get 8.0% Cash Back

New Balance – was 6.0%, now get 12.0% Cash Back

American Eagle – was 2.0%, now get 4.0% Cash Back

Magazines.com – was 26.0%, now get 40.0% Cash Back

Jos. A. Bank – was 4.0%, now get 8.0% Cash Back

Dell Consumer – was 2.0%, now get 4.0% Cash Back

Kohl’s – was 3.0%, now get 6.0% Cash Back

Panasonic – was 2.0%, now get 6.0% Cash Back

AT&T – was $25.00, now get $50.00 Cash Back

Lenovo – was 3.0%, now get 9.0% Cash Back

Converse – was 3.0%, now get 9.0% Cash Back

Nike – was 3.0%, now get 6.0% Cash Back

Walmart – was 1.0%, now get 2.0% Cash Back

eBay – was 0.0%, now get up to 1.0% Cash Back

Amazon – was 0.0%, now get up to 25.0% Cash Back

 You can check out their Father’s Day sales right here. The cash back amounts are good until 6/21, so if you know you will be needing something in the men’s department, you might want to head over there now. And if you haven’t entered my $100 Ebates cash giveaway yet, you can do that here. Hurry! Time’s almost up!

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mystery shopping teacher eshakti

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Welcome to the second event in the Spring+Summer=Sprummer giveaway event! This part of the event is sponsored by eshakti.com. Eshakti.com features women’s clothing in sizes 0-36W. They will completely customize your clothing so everything you get from them fits just right.

I got the chance to review a dress from Eshakti.com. You can see it in the picture above. I absolutely LOVE it. I receive compliments every time I wear this dress. I’ve worn it probably five times since I got it and it never fails to get a response. The thing I love about this dress is that it fits me just right. It’s so hard to find clothes that fit me in the chest area, but the customization really makes a difference. It’s really flattering on my body and it has pockets. POCKETS! You can’t tell just from looking at it that the pockets are there, but all of the dresses I got have pockets. You can opt to have the dress made without them, but why would you? If you are the type of person who does not like pockets on their dress…well I don’t know if we can be friends. No, I’m totally kidding, but pockets make an awesome addition in my opinion.

I got four dresses from Eshakti.com. They often run a buy 2 get one free event, which is what I did, and then I got to order the one you see in the picture to review so I have four dresses total. I plan on doing my school clothes shopping through Eshakti next year because I just love the way you can have everything customized to fit. The clothes are high quality fabric too so I’m not worried about them falling apart the way I have to with some other brands that I’ve shopped at(not calling any names but it rhymes with Payne Cry-ent. I mean, I have a credit card with them so it’s not like I don’t shop them at all I just know I have to be extra careful cause some of their stuff is CHEAP).

Whether you are plus size or not, you might benefit from having  clothes custom made to fit your body. Have you ever seen a dress that you liked but wished you could change something about it? With eshakti.com, you can. You can change the length, the arms, and even the type of collar.

The way it works is that you shop like you would normally do. You can select a size from 0-36W and go with it the way it is made, or you can customize it to fit your body specifically. You simply enter your measurements, and the dress you order will come in the measurements you specify. Once you enter your measurements one time, they are saved for you. It can’t really get any easier to get custom made clothing in your size.

And it’s not just dresses either. You can shop for skirts, tops, shorts, pants, and jeans- EVERYTHING a gal could need.

Thanks to eshakti.com, we have 2 $25 gift certificates to give away so there are two winners for this giveaway. There’s only one catch- you have to register here to enter. Why? Well, you can only spend the gift certificate on Eshakti, so you have to be registered to spend it! And when you register through this link, you will get $40 off your first order!

The gift certificates work like cash. You can use them on top of any other discounts you can get on eshakti.com. They often do buy 2 get 1 free or buy 3 get 2 free. I would wait for that to use the certificate!

So to win, register here, and then use the rafflecopter widget below. There are a lot of great ways to get entries in so check back daily to see if any new entries are added to the form and to complete your daily entries to win! Also, make sure you entered to win $100 to Ebates here. May the odds be ever in your favor :).

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