Firmoo Glasses!

Friday, March 27, 2015



 

Firmoo was kind enough to send me some new glasses!



They contacted me last year to do a review on this pair, and I still use them daily. Of course I wanted another!

 

I typically only use clear framed ones, but I grabbed some green ones for fun.

          

I'm awful at taking selfies, but I thought I'd try the duck/kissy face I see all over the place haha. (Nailed it, or nah?)

Check out their site! www.firmoo.com

Thanks firmoo for my new glasses, I love them<3



Although Firmoo was kind enough to gift me glasses, I promise that my reviews (as usual) are my honest experiences. For more information on my disclosure policy, click here.

Getting styled for my event at Talbots!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A representative for Talbots reached out to me, and asked if I would be interested in hosting their derby fashion event. Of course I was super excited to be a part of their party!




They gave me the wonderful opportunity to take a peek at their spring line, and one of their consultants styled me, and helped me get ready for the next day.



    


These were 3 of my favorite dresses! I chose the pink one to the right, along with a pretty silver necklace, and roller ball of their perfume.




I tried on many dresses, and loved the variety they had in store. It was fun getting styled for the event! My parents took the boys for most of the weekend, so I got a rare evening to myself to feel pampered<3

Have you guys been to Talbots before? Have you decided what you're doing for Derby?

Talbots
194 North Hurstbourne Lane
Louisville, Ky. 40222

www.Talbots.com

Derby Fashion Event At Talbots!! 3/21/15

Monday, March 16, 2015



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I'm very excited to announce that I will be hosting a Fashion Event at Talbots this Saturday! 

  • Get personalized hair consultations from Hair by Benny and Friends.
  • Get fabulous personalized consultations for your derby hat by Dee's .
  • Enjoy refreshments while you shop, and get tips from Talbots' Client Specialists.
  • Enter Talbots' raffle for a chance to win a gift-card & tickets to the Kentucky Derby Museum!

Also, for my readers, Talbots is offering a special coupon! Stop by the event, and mention my name to get 20% off of your purchase of $100.


 









I can't wait to see you there!!


Rice Sushi and Hibachi Kiosk at Oxmoor Mall

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


 

A few weeks ago, while trying to find sold out Tony Moly goodies at Sephora (and still waiting!!), I walked by a kiosk and was in shock. HIBACHI?!?! It was funny because it was in the oddest spot ever, just smack in the middle of mall. So odd, but of course anytime I read sushi it grabs my attention (my favorite food!).


 

Mall food isn't exactly anything to boast about. I usually grab some Americanized Chinese take-out, like bourbon chicken and their nice attempt at fried rice. I have tried the sushi at Tokyo of Japan over at Mall of St. Matthews, but they never have sushi available, and when they do its not really good. I'd rather just drive next door to Whole Foods to get the quality stuff for the same price. Just my honest opinion. This wasn't really the case here. What grabbed my attention most, was the menu. Fast "sushi" or grocery store sushi really never carries Fish Roe, or a nice variety of sushi, where as this place did.


 
{Oxmoor Roll & White Tuna Roll}


I decided to purchase one of their "Pick Two" sushi specials. They give you the option to choose one roll from Side A and one from Side B. I chose the Oxmoor Roll & Tuna Roll. The rolls on their own were good. I wouldn't say they are my favorite rolls when I'm comparing them to my favorite sushi places in Louisville, but for mall food it was pretty satisfying. The rice in general wasn't very seasoned, so I think that's probably the one thing I didn't like about it. But the fish was really good, and the Oxmoor Roll toppings were very tasty.


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{Yellow Tail Nigiri}


The nigiri was surprisingly good! Sushi rolls in general, are easy (even if its not the best sushi), just because you can mask it with lots of different seasonings. Nigiri on the other hand, is only fish and seasoned rice. If the fish doesn't taste good, it really ruins the whole piece. Their fish tasted fresh, and they gave a very nice amount of raw fish to rice ratio (I hate it when sushi places give you a little chunk of rice with a flimsy thin piece of fish..).


{Terriyaki Shrimp Hibachi}

So this is where things really weren't the best. The hibachi rice unfortunately lacked a lot of seasoning (not what you expect for hibachi rice), and the Terriyaki veggies were undercooked. Sadly, the shrimp were little salad shrimp that had 0 flavor. The sauce was tasty, but the rest of the bits and pieces weren't the best. I actually would prefer to order bourbon chicken and rice from the cheap chinese takeout places available in most food courts. (Maybe the Beef Terriyaki is better?) I guess I can't be so cynical, there aren't many places to grab food since oxmoor mall doesn't have a food court, and this is mall food in general lol.

My final thoughts:
All in all, the sushi is okay and convenient! They do offer carry out, so if you're already in the mall (maybe an employee looking for lunch, or a general shopper), I wouldn't think twice about just ordering  a roll or nigiri for a quick bite, way better than general fast food! *but* if you're looking for a general take out place for sushi, I'd probably just go ahead and stick to some of the carry out places located in and around Louisville, I wouldn't make a special trip here just for it. 

Have you been to Rice yet? What are your favorite sushi places?

Here is their Website.
And here is their Menu & prices.

Rice Sushi and Hibachi Kiosk at Oxmoor Mall.
7900 Shelbyville Rd. 
Louisville, Ky. 40222
502-326-3196