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Chocolat Frey: The Perfect Holiday Gift

**Disclosure: This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Chocolat Frey. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic. All opinions are my own. 


Chocolat Frey: The Perfect Holiday Gift

I am super excited to share with all of you THE perfect holiday gift of the season – Chocolat Frey!!


This holiday season, Chocolat Frey is the absolute perfect holiday gift. I created this gorgeous gift basket filled with some of my favorites from Chocolat Frey. Their packaging is pure perfection, easy to open, festive, and looks beautiful. Each product has it’s own unique, distinct, delicious taste. I adore how you can taste every single ingredient. Everything blends together to create a smooth, indulgent, chocolaty adventure that makes you want to come back for more (and more, and more, and more…). Giving Chocolat Frey is a lovely gift idea for anyone who is a lover of chocolate, sweets, or just craves an incredible extravagant experience.

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Chocolat Frey is premium authentic Swiss chocolate that started thanks to two brothers, Robert and Max Frey in 1887. They had a passion for creating fine Swiss chocolate products. This is the foundation of the company’s commitment to quality and excellence. Did you know that today, Chocolat Frey is the #1 chocolat brand in Switzerland?!


Chocolat Frey uses only authentic, GMO-free ingredients (heck yes!!), including rich cocoa beans, whole roasted nuts, and milk – creating some of the most delicious chocolate I have ever had the pleasure of enjoying. One of my favorite things about Chocolat Frey is that they have a bean-to-bar method that leaves nothing to chance. This process, perfected to the T, consistently provides true quality, and that incredible indulgence that we all crave when looking for a delicious, premium chocolate.


Aside from being utterly delectable, Chocolat Frey is UTZ certified. I love that they take a careful approach to the environment, while supporting sustainable cocoa farming.  It makes their chocolate that much better!!


Want to know  where you can purchase Chocolat Frey? I’ve got you, boo! Chocolate Frey Napsli can be found at Sam’s Club across the country. 80 delicious individually wrapped authentically Swiss milk and dark chocolate pieces for only $9.99. I’ve included a list of retailers below where you can find Chocolat Frey.


Make sure to follow and like Chocolat Frey on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram!


Chocolat Frey is graciously giving away a $55 selection of Holiday chocolate!! Read on below for the full giveaway details and how to enter!!

  • Prize: a $55 Selection of Holiday Chocolat Frey (substitutions are possible)
  • Who can Enter: US Residents ONLY, 18 years and older!
  • Time Frame: Giveaway starts December 5th at 10:00am EST and ends December 18th at 11:59pm EST
  • Winner: One winner will be selected at random and contacted via email
  • How to enter: Enter using the GLEAM widget below

$55 selection of Holiday Chocolat Frey

Be sure to hop on over and visit the other blogs, check out their holiday ideas including Chocolat Frey, and enter more giveaways!!

Product Review

Tom Ford + SmartBuyGlasses

Disclosure: I received these sunglasses from SmartBuyGlasses as compensation in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.


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Tom Ford is an iconic designer. His lines are clean, crisp, and classic. Owning anything of his – be it an article of clothing, a pair of glasses, or a piece from his various makeup lines – is something to be proud of, in my book. Yes, his designs are gorgeous and flawless, and they come with that price tag. When I received the opportunity from to review a pair of sunglasses for them, I jumped at the chance when I saw the stunning Tom Ford Lily frames. These stunning classic cat eye sunglasses are everything. They work on so many face shapes, and are perfect in every way. Mine arrived in excellent packaging, inside the signature hard Tom Ford case with the Tom Ford lens cloth inside. Check out the full line of Tom Ford cat eye sunglasses SmartBuyGlasses carries.

Tom Ford Lily Sunglasses from SmartBuyGlasses on Kirstin Marie

SmartBuyGlasses carries a wide variety of designer glasses and sunglasses. You can bet that I’ve got another pair of gorgeous sunnies on the way home! From Celine, to Balenciaga, to Alexander McQueen, to Ray-Ban and Oakley, SmartBuyGlasses is a great place to find your perfect pair of designer glasses. I cannot wait for my Balenciaga sunglasses to arrive so I can share them with you!! Are you ready to get your shopping on? Head over to SmartBuyGlasses and pick out your favorite pair of designer sunglasses!

Product Review

Easy like 1, 2, 3 with Target Beauty Box

This post is promoted and sponsored by Target. I received a Target Beauty Box free of charge and was compensated by Target via Mode Media for my review. All opinions are my own.;postadid=5000219998

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Easy like 1, 2, 3 with Target Beauty Box on Kirstin Marie

Beauty products are an important part of my day to day routine. I have a handful of favorites that I generally stick to. Every once in a while, I will branch outside of my favorites box and try something new. You never know until you try, right? Thanks to social media, friends, other bloggers, and other resources, it’s easy to be overwhelmed with the amount of new and available beauty products that are released every day. That’s where the Target Beauty Box comes into play. The box is filled with 5 – 6 products that can be found at your local Target. Some of the products are full sized, which is a nice bonus, and some are trial size. Target Beauty offers a variety of make-up, hair care and skin care products for all ages, styles and budgets.

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My Target Beauty Box had five products inside:

  • Clairol Hair Food Moisture Hair Mask Infused with Honey Apricot Fragrance
  • Crest 3D White Whitestrips 1hr Express
  • Olay Active Botanicals Moisturizing Toner and Moisturizing Day Lotion
  • Covergirl The Super Sizer by Lashblast Mascara in Black
  • Fekkai Soleil Pre-Soleil Hair Mist Invisible Sun Filter

I love how these products can easily fit into my day to day lifestyle. I can easily spritz my hair in the mornings with the Fekkai Soleil Pre-Soleil Hair Mist Invisible Sun Filter, and swipe a couple coats of the Covergirl The Super Sizer by Lashblast Mascara on my lashes before I head out the door. This way I’ve got all day to try the products, and see that it doesn’t add much time to my daily routine. The Target Beauty Box really helps me to be able to integrate different products into my day-to-day rotation. Are you eager to try new products in your day-to-day product rotation?

Find your style @TargetStyle with the Target Beauty Box.



Product Review

#BendTheRules with HP x360

**Disclosure: This post was sponsored by HP through Collectively.  HP product in this post was provided for my consideration and use in this post. #bendtherules**

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HP Pavilion x360 (c/o)

I am super excited to introduce you to a beast of a computer, the HP Pavilion X360! This computer is top knotch for day to day usage, especially if you are on the go. The HP x360 has four different operating modes: laptop, tablet, ten, and stand. A laptop and a tablet with a stand all in one?! Why, thank you HP!

I absolutely love the ease of use and the convenience of the HP x360. Being able to alternate between laptop, tablet, and stand mode on the daily while still having the capabilities of a regular laptop computer is major. Having such a flexible and fun computer really makes it easy for me to #bendtherules.

Thanks to this awesome new computer and it’s flexible, unexpected four operating modes AND HP’s partnership with Meghan Trainor for her “That Bass Tour”, I’m inspired to share how I can style these adorable polka dot pumps four different ways:

1. Vintage Inspired

Spring Style with Polka Dots Look 1


2. Girly and fun

Spring Fashion Look 2

ASOS Cut Out Skater Dress | MAC “Pink Pigeon” Lipstick | Spiral Hair Ties (as bracelets) | Cat Eye Sunglasses

3. Edgy

Spring Fashion Look 3



4. Weekend Casual

Spring Fashion Look 4

NYDJ Boyfriend Jeans | ShopBop Fringe Bag | Old Navy White V-Neck Tee | Alex and Ani Bangles | Flower Necklace | Boyfriend Cardigan | Aviator Sunglasses


Can we talk about HP’s partnership with Meghan Trainor for her That Bass Tour?? Talk about a match made in heaven! HP will be bending the rules on Meghan’s first ever tour with a six-part documentary titled All About That Tour, as well as fan-generated content from social media.  And of course, the HP x360 will be a part of this process as the perfect on-the-road personal computer.  Bend the rules on tour with HP and Meghan Trainor by clicking HERE!

Product Review

Dia&Co Plus Size Styling Service Review

Dia&Co Plus Size Styling Service Review on Kirstin Marie


I’m always down for a great styling service, especially when I’m still tackling time management with my new job, the blog, and my personal life. Dia&Co really brings it to the table. I love their flexibility, their great quality brand choices, and how well they get to know me and my style before sending out a curated box filled with selections just for me. It makes it really easy to bring the shopping trip home with me, and gives me the time to see if what the Dia&Co stylists have selected for me will work with my wardrobe. Check out my review video, and let me know what you think about Dia&Co!


Product Review



Meet ESSIO! Essio is the first aromatherapy attachment for your shower head. It’s literally like an amazing spa like aromatherapy treatment in the comfort of your own shower! I instantly fell in love with Essio. With three different blends of organic essential oil pods to choose from, each shower is a different aromatic experience. Each pod is really easy to attach to the shower head, so it’s super simple to do it yourself. Talk about an awesome, easy DIY Spa treatment! Let me show you how it works:

ESSIO Shower Pod on Kirstin Marie


Step 1 – Attach the Essio arm to your standard shower head. No tools required!

Step 2 – Insert the pod of your choice into the arm.

Step 3 – Tilt into your shower and enjoy!

The pod will last you about 4 – 5 showers on average, so you’ve got plenty of time to enjoy your personal spa. The oil, which is certified USDA organic, is slowly released from the pod to create the perfect aromatherapy experience that will last for your entire shower. It does not leave any oily residue on the skin or hair, it’s strictly for aromatherapy use only. Out of the three blends I received, it’s difficult for me to select  favorite:

~Breathe Blend: Blend of Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, and Lemon

~Passion Blend: Blend of Mandarin Orange, Lavender, and Rose

~Unwind Blend: Blend of Orange, Bergamot, and Patchouli

Sounds delicious, right?? Well, from now until 9/25, you can enter to win one of your very own ESSIO Aromatherapy Shower Kit!! Click the image below to enter to win!! (US Readers only!)

Essio Aromatherapy Shower Kit Giveaway on Kirstin Marie


Product Review

Head & Shoulders

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No one likes discussing that age old villain – dandruff – but we all get it from time to time. Regular dandruff shampoo generally does not smell nice, it doesn’t feel nice, and it generally can make you feel really self conscious when using it. Head & Shoulders has changed it up with their amazing new Head & Shoulders Fresh Scent Technology Collection. The collection features brand new scents like Green Apple (my personal favorite!), Smooth & Silky, Classic Clean, and Damage Rescue. The people at Head & Shoulders teamed up with leading fragrance creators to make tackling dandruff a truly pleasurable experience. Head & Shoulders fresh scent technology is a breakthrough approach to enhance the shower experience by combining proprietary scalp technology and proven hair benefits with an amazing, water-activated fragrance boost. The new collection works just as well as the old stuff, just with an added benefit of smelling delicious during your entire shower. I tested the shampoo and conditioner out, and I was not disappointed. It lathers up nicely, and smells so good. The outcome, as you can see, is fantastic. My hair is shiny, luxurious, and clean, and my scalp feels amazing.


In celebration of their new line, Head & Shoulders is having an incredible contest. It’s so easy to enter, and the prize is totally worth it. All you have to do is follow @HeadShoulders on Twitter and post a photo of your gorgeous, flake-free hair tagging #PartOfOurFamily and @HeadShoulders, and you will be entered to win a chance to meet Sofia Vergara!! The contest is going on right now, and ends September 1st so make sure you get those entries in! The Winner will have the opportunity to meet Sofia Vergara at an upcoming Head & Shoulders advertising shoot. Head & Shoulders has been part of the Vergara family for over 20 years because of the product’s surprising benefits. Now’s your chance to meet Sofia Vergara and become #PartOfOurFamily.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.