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April 12, 2011

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Remember all the hype when bottled water was first introduced? We had to have one in hands at all times.
But every fad has an end, and with this particular one turns out that bottled water may be damaging our health.
Companies are hard at work developing new ways for us to store and drink water without the side effects of plastics that are offered in bottled water. While every one wants to be healthy, the biggest complaint is that bottled water tastes better than tap.
CamelBack jumped on the opportunity and designed Groove, which not only solves the “taste” issue, but keeps us in style with a great looking bottle that filters water as you sip. Apparently, this bite valve is actually used by the pro astronauts in space too!

I love it

I invite you to enter the contest to win this cool gadget that retails for $25.00.

10 Winners will be Announced on April 28th 2011. The winners will be selected randomly, and the more entries you have, the greater your chances are to win.

How to enter:

1. Visit the CamelBak page and tell me which bottle is your absolute favorite?

Additional entries:

2. Blog about this giveaway and link to (10 extra entries).

3. Follow me (@lovehatedebate) on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway. Every time you tweet you get an additional entry! Unlimited! (You must have over 50 Twitter followers to qualify for unlimited entries!)

4. Subscribe to my Feed.

5. Become a Fan of LoveOrHateDebate on Facebook.

6. Place my blog banner on your sidebar.

Congrats to the following winners:

Karen M

DenA Anderson




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Donna B

Vikki Hall

Please email your shipping information to: info (at) fabulously40 (dot) com

March 29, 2011

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I’ve always told my husband that I like gifts that come in small boxes…the smaller the box the better.

Have you met Irina Stasevsky? Our very own member?

Several months ago I visited Irina’s site and saw those earrings.

Once I did, I knew I just had to have them. They soon became my favorite.
I love unique, delicate jewelry.I love casual pieces that I can wear everyday or to an evening affair.


My earrings are not only beautiful, but they are very light. While I get tons of compliments I can’t even feel that I’m wearing them.

Irina only uses semi-precious stones. Her work is simple, yet fun and makes you feel confident and sexy.


Look at this beautiful flower. It’s simplicity makes a statement.

With exceptional attention to detail, each piece is distinctively crafted.


Using only top of the line semiprecious gems, Swarovski crystals and a dazzling array of stones, each piece is styllish in it’s own way, elegant and timeless.
Priced so reasonably that even in our tough economy every woman should own a piece.

Visit her site to pick your favoritepiece.

What do I think about Irina’s collection?

I love it

December 6, 2010

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Denim has taken a huge leap into the world of fashion over the past couple of decades.  With the advent of “designer” denim brands and the opening of the high fashion world to denim jeans (and everything else), it’s no surprise that a good pair of dark wash pricey (looking) jeans are seen everywhere from your daughter’s wardrobe to Fashion Week in Paris.

However, that skit is a few years old and more behind the times than ever.  Fairly new designer denim brand called, “Not Your Daughters Jeans” is trying to break the mold for women over 30 and mothers alike.  No more pants pulled up to the armpits, no more hiding bumps and unflattering bulges with even less flattering pants.


Not Your Daughters Jeans has claimed the niche market of women who have generally opted for high-waist cuts, that while certainly are unflattering, are the lesser of the two evils when option number two is the dreaded muffin-top from low-cut jeans.  But for women who accept neither option, NYDJ is the perfect alternative.

The brand prides itself on making fashionable clothing (that’s right, not just jeans) for women who can’t afford to spend enough time in the gym for it to be considered part-time work, and for women who have children and have found their bodies just don’t go back into quite their pre-baby shape.

Not Your Daughters Jeans prides itself on providing low-rise jeans that eliminate saggy legs and unflattering rears for women who still want some snugness in the right areas without running the risk of muffin-ing over their belt loops.  The lycra/cotton blend promises to give just enough fit without too much squeeze that will definitely take the “mom” out of jeans of mothers cross-country.

While on the pricier side (average $80-$100) and sold at higher end department stores, these jeans keep their shape remarkably well and are undoubtedly worth the extra cost since you won’t replace a pair for years.  If the price is still to steep, with some careful hunting of bargain stores like Marshall’s and Loehmann’s, you should be able to get a pair at a discount and enjoy all glorious perks of the cost.

Here is a link where you can buy one for yourself that is a skinny leg, or find another style to fit your body.

Not Your Daughters Jeans – Jegging Overdye Tonal (Dark Grey) – Apparel is proud to offer the Not Your Daughters Jeans – Jegging Overdye Tonal (Dark Grey) – Apparel: Look slim and stylish in Not Your Daughter’s Jeans. ; Five pocket jegging features a higher rise and skinny leg that fits close to the body. ; Lift Tuck Technology lifts and shapes curves, so you appear instantly one size smaller. ; Revolutionary crisscross front panel slims the tummy. ; Rich overdye wash on soft stretch denim. ; Belt loop waistband. ; Zipper fly and button closure. ; 32 inseam. ; 9 1/2 front rise. ; 14 1/2 back rise. ; 13 leg opening. ; 96% cotton, 4% spandex. ; Machine wash cold, tumble dry low. ; Made in the U.S.A. ; Product measurements were taken using size 2. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

What do I think about those jeans?

I love it