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What makes me feel confident?

As much as I try to exude confidence in myself, sometimes I know deep down in my heart I need a little push and shove to bring out the best in me.  I’m not gonna lie, there are days that I just want to crawl into a dark hole and hide out, but I’m lucky that I have a handful of confidence boosters to get me through it all.  To me, feeling confident in myself is much easier when I have these little things that make the negatives of the World disappear, if only for a second.  Everything you’ll see in this post are just a few of my favorite confidence boosters.  While colors may vary, shades, scents or even the accessory of choice may change, there is one thing that I keep handy dandy for always… and that’s my U by Kotex (definite lifesaver) and of course, My Family.  Every woman has a list of Confidence Boosters in their life, products or people that make them feel like they can rule the World… and here are mine.

Family is my biggest confidence booster

My Family (my husband and sons) are my biggest confidence booster.  Come on… look at those smiles, they melt hearts and bring sunshine to my cloudy days.  I never knew True Love until I met my husband and then had my children and because of this – I consider them to be my biggest support system and they make me feel confident in who I am as a Woman, a Wife and a Mother.

Confidence Boosters

Like all women, handbags and shoes are an addiction and for me… a great handbag and a gorgeous pair of stiletto heels help to put a little pep in my step.  Since I’m a very busy mom, a larger tote that can carry all of my essentials (as well as my confidence boosters for the day), is a must.  The bigger the better.

confidence boosters

I think a sweet and sultry perfume and a signature red or nude lipstick definitely adds to my feeling confident.  And, since I am also a huge Gold color addict,  Cosmetics that are in gold packaging tend to be what I like to pull for when I’m looking for a little extra somethin somethin for the day.  Gold screams luxury to me so it doesn’t matter if it’s a high end brand or drugstore buy – if it is in gorgeous gold packaging, I will rock it out to give me a little swagger.

A gorgeous golden highlight graced across my cheekbones, the perfect contour and gorgeous fluttery lashes are a go-to and probably the one thing I rock out often if I’m looking to wear makeup.  These essential are what keep me feeling great about myself, giving me the tools to be comfortable in my own skin with a little bit of sparkle.

U by KotexLast but not least and one of the most important things to have for any time of the year are the Girly Essentials or feminine products.  The new U by Kotex® Ultra Thin Pads with 3D Capture Core, has a one-of-a-kind center that locks away wetness to help stop leaks. These thin little products keep my monthly friend at bay and I can go about my days confident in knowing I have saved my undies.  Visit the U by Kotex Landing page and find the samples that best fit your mission to save the undies. Click on the “Get Sample” button and enter your mailing information if you are interested in giving these a test drive for yourself for free.

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It’s no secret that I enjoy the finer things in life… who doesn’t?  When it comes to being comfortable… that is also one thing I stress importance – whether it be the way my hair is styled, my clothing or my foot wear.  It’s also no secret this I love shoes and while I have a hefty collection (my husband can attest to that) and a good chunk of them I buy for looks – not comfort, I really do love a pair of comfy shoes that will take me from day to play without worrying about comfort, functionality and spending time with my kids.  Hotter Shoes offers comfortable shoes for every day people or those who love an active life.  Hotter Shoes Neon

So – let’s learn a little about Hotter shoes.  Hotter is all about stylish, comfortable shoes, designed to create the perfect fit.  They have been designing and making shoes in the UK since 1959 and have a wide range of foot wear that you can select from.  Every pair of Hotter shoes has secret Comfort Concept features including:

  • Super soft leathers
  • Lightweight and flexible soles
  • Cushioning at heels, collars and tongues
  • Breathable leathers
  • Wiggle room for toes
  • Fittings including extra wide and half sizes
  • Ladies sizes 5 – 11

Hotter is the Britain’s biggest shoe manufacturer, making a pair of shoes every 20 seconds in their factory and they are in hopes of bring the US a Hotter that they will love.  Customers across the US can buy from Hotter in confidence thanks to their 100% Happy Guarantee which makes exchanges and returns hassle free.

Shoes can be bought at or by phoning our friendly UK call centre advisors toll free on 1 866 378 7811.

Hotter Neon Shoes

I had the opportunity to try out a pair from the Neon Collection in Khaki.  Currently there are two other colors available – black and aqua (in this collection).  One pair of shoes retails for $119 but are on sale right now for $59 (major steal).  Now when I ordered my pair, I ordered a size 9, which is what I wear normally to ensure I’m not buying a new pair of shoes in a month.  When the shoes arrived, they were pretty loose, but they are still comfortable and easy to wear.  If you have been following me for a while, you’ll know that I have a wide range of different types of kicks… from Under Armour to Sketches and Converse and I’m really happy to add these to my collection.  I love that they are super comfortable.  The fact that Hotter stresses their comfortable aspect made me wonder how comfortable they really are… and I was amazed.  Having worked in the medical field for a while, I have tried on some nurses shoes and thought they were comfy (though not necessarily meeting my cute and hot factor), and these would be perfect shoes for someone who is on their feet for long hours.

Neon gives you stand out statement style, thanks to an eye-catching snake print and suede finish. A structured arch and cupped heel provides support, whilst a deep grooved sole offers added flexibility.

Neon HotterI apologize for wearing the shoes before taking the picture underneath… I was so excited to test them out, we went for a walk and I forgot I needed to take photos first. lol Regardless, as you can see – the shoes are well made, sturdy and like I mentioned above, they are really comfortable.  I love that they offer extra cushioning because that is a big deal for me.  In 2008 I had a class 3 sprain, which if those of you know – is the worst you could get… it would have been easier on me to have a clean break, but of course, my body thought it was better to have the more difficult route.  I was in a cast for 6 weeks, couldn’t drive and still deal with the issues and cracks and pains in my ankle today… but these shoes really helped to support me on my walking and running ventures and I experienced little to no pain.

These shoes offer:

  • Arch support & cupped heel for greater fit
  • Groove sole for added flex
  • Extra padding for extra cushioning
  • Removable Insoles: Yes
  • Fastening Style: Lace Up
  • Heel Height: 30mm, 1 1/4 inches

Hotter Shoes

The style is very similar but unique in those that you see on the market today.  I love the snake print detailing (they offer a feminine look) and I love that they include suede and real leather.  Overall, I must say that even at the retail price of these shoes, I would definitely continue to wear and buy them, because I spend about that much on my regular shoes that while comfortable, these offer great support and comfort as well.

Have you heard of Hotter Shoes?  Would these be something you may try out?

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

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

Let’s face it, as the only female in my household I am always looking for fun and creative ways to express my feminine side without cramping the style of my guys who live under the same roof as me.  Since we share a bathroom, I know that it can be a challenge for them to have my “woman hoohah products” staring them right in the face so I normally keep them concealed in the cabinet, until now.


On The Dot The Perfect Spot

So – what’s the deal with this box?  The On The Dot is a designer storage box to keep your feminine products like Pads, Panty liners and tampons all in one place.  Designed by mother and daughter – Audrey and Sonja Unrau, they wanted to ensure that women’s feminine products were right within reach without sacrificing discretion and compromising decorative appeal. 

It’s a great mother-daughter story.

One day, high school student Sonja left an unusual box on the floor in the bathroom. Audrey, Sonja’s mom, noticed it and had to take a look. She opened the box by pulling on the handle and found a unique inner compartment filled with tampons and pads.”Great idea,” Audrey smiled. Audrey knew Sonja had stumbled on a truly great idea, and she decided they needed to run with it. Audrey and her artist husband helped further develop Sonja’s original design, adding an upper drawer,lower storage compartment, a sliding feature as well as a plastic protective base and handle. Their project has gone from a box in the family bathroom to a decorative dispenser, ready to be shared with women everywhere. Now you, too, can be part of this great story. On The Dot will conveniently store your feminine hygiene products at home, at the office, or in your dorm room. Our stylish, discrete designs will bring a little luxury to your bathroom, period. Plus, 10% of all On The Dot profits will go to women’s charities, worldwide!

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On the Dot

The goal of On The Dot Perfect Spot, is to add some dignity and design to all women needing a feminine hygiene product. We would like to see On The Dot Perfect Spot in as many bathrooms as possible – not only home bathrooms, but bathrooms in offices, libraries, coffee shops, yoga studios, doctors’ offices, restaurants, etc. Anywhere there’s a woman using a bathroom, we want her to find an On The Dot Perfect Spot full of the personal products she needs.

The large butterfly handle is not only decorative but also allows you to easily pull open and close your On The Dot unit.  I think that the handle is creatively designed and definitely unique and fun.  It’s easy to use – simply pull up and it will expose the compartments below that are hidden within the unit when it’s closed up.

On The Dot

The upper drawer gives you quick and easy access to the things you will need quickly.  It is the perfect size to fit my tampons and panty liners so that is what I use that drawer for most of the time.  You can easily fit a full sized pad in that drawer as well, so anything you need quickly – it’s right at your fingertips.

On The Dot

The lower compartment is large enough to store your back up items like your pads, panty liners and other things.  It is even large enough to store a basic size toilet tissue roll.

The box iteself is made of a sturdy recycled chipboard.  It will not bend, crease or tear without having a strong force applied to it.  I kept my On The Dot in the bathroom and since the men in my life use hot water in the shower, I was pretty worried about the cardboard starting to warp because of the steam.  While I did notice a little bit of compromise, it still held up really well after consistent steam in the area and after a month of being exposed.  I have since removed it from my restroom completely since I am worried it would affect it more in the future, but was amazed that it held up as long as it did.  It is pretty sturdy for sure.  One note, do not get any water on the actual cardboard of the object because it can warp if it is exposed to water drips consistently.

On The Dot

The decorative plastic base keeps the On The Dot off of the floor or other surfaces.  This is perfect for those of you who will be storing your unit on a counter space where water could be present… this will help protect your On The Dot.

On The Dot is 10″ tall (without the handle), 6.5″ wide and 4.25″ deep.  It will fit on most vanities and counter tops depending on the space available.

On The Dot

On The Dot is available in three different stylish designs:  Monarch (pictured), Dream Duskywing and California Sister.  Each unit costs $24.99 and you receive Free Shipping on all orders.  The designs are simple and you can easily find one that will fit in with your bathroom decor.  Please note that at this time, On The Dot ships within the US only.

On The Dot donates 10% of all profits to Women’s Organizations Worldwide.  So you are not only supporting a genius idea for storing your women products, but you are also supporting Women!

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