Review of Luxurious Cariloha Resort Bamboo Bed Sheets

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I feel like I’m always in the middle of redecorating! We moved into a new house 4 years ago, and all of our decorating projects have been ongoing. One of our latest projects has been the master bedroom. We painted it a great grey, and we recently picked out some new lamps, pillows and bedding set.

One thing we were lacking was a new set of sheets to match it all. Previously we had a green color pallet, so we had to start fresh.

Our new sheets are from Cariloha – all of their products are made from bamboo! The sheets we now have are called Resort Bamboo Bed Sheets in Shoreline Gray.

The packaging was great – I felt like I was opening up a present with the big box the sheets came in!

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Cariloha Resort Bed Sheets Review sparkleshinylove


I have never owned any bamboo products, so I was intrigued! I really loved the color of these sheets we picked up, but we had always purchased jersey sheets in the past so I wasn’t sure how I would like these new ones.

They are 100% Viscose from Bamboo, and are made from luxurious 320 Thread Count Bamboo Sateen (classic sheets are 230 Thread Count).

Bamboo fabrics are three degrees cooler than cotton, naturally anti-bacterial and hypoallergenic, moisture-wicking, and softer than cashmere.


Cariloha Resort Bed Sheets Review sparkleshinylove



Cariloha Resort Bed Sheets Review sparkleshinylove


Usually by the end of the night I am kicking off our duvet because it’s just too hot. I remember waking up in the morning the first time we used these new sheets thinking, wow – I still have the covers on!

They really were nice and cool! It was pretty awesome. I was surprised they were so much cooler than our jersey sheets. I really didn’t expect there to be much a of a difference. Sure they felt great when I first got into them, but I really felt a difference when I woke up. I didn’t break a sweat while sleeping – I was nice and cool.



Cariloha Resort Bed Sheets Review sparkleshinylove


Cariloha Resort Bed Sheets Review sparkleshinylove


They were also very soft too – they almost felt like satin. It was a super luxurious feeling to sleep in them. And I loved that they were a little oversized so I could actually fit them on my queen sized bed! Usually I am performing acrobatics to get the fitted sheet on my bed, but in this case it fit perfectly on my mattress with a bit to spare.

Even after countless nights sleeping in them, they still feel so comfortable to get into – that it really surprised me. I’m hooked!

Would you like to own a set of these sheets yourself? Cariloha even has a whole line of men’s and women’s clothing made from the same bamboo fabrics as well. I really liked my experience with Cariloha and bamboo – I was very impressed.

Use code ‘SPARKLE20’ for 20% off Cariloha’s entire online store! You have to use it soon though – you have until 11:59 pm MST on May 24th, 2015 to use this code and save! Visit their website here to see everything that Cariloha has to offer.



Disclosure: I received this product for review, but all opinions are fabulously my own.


Mandy Furnis



Vichy ProEVEN Night Review for Chick Advisor

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You have heard about my love for Vichy ProEven Advanced Daily Dark Spot Corrector, but I recently got the chance from Chick Advisor to try out Vichy ProEVEN Night as well!

This product is a little different then the ProEVEN Daily Dark Spot Corrector formula because there are a few ways to apply it to encourage results.

The first way is to use every evening as a night treatment by applying a thin layer on your cleansed face. The second way is to use it once or twice a week as a mask. This method involves cleaning your face, then applying a thick layer of the night cream and allowing it to infuse into your skin for 5 minutes before removing the excess with a cotton pad.

I decided to try both ways to see what results I would experience!


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The concentration of LHA is 3 times greater in the night cream than the day cream, and it also includes Ceramide Bright and Vitamin C.

Over time the cream is meant to visibly reduce dark spots, sun spots and brown spots, and even out skin tone with improved skin texture and radiance.

I really loved the smell of this product – it was refreshing! I came out more like a gel than a cream, but went on smooth and I didn’t need a lot for coverage. Just putting it on at night was very soothing, and I didn’t wake up with oily skin the next morning.

When I used it as a mask it was very interesting because normally you would wash a mask off with water! This time around you were just to use a cotton pad or cotton ball so the night cream was still on your face. My skin felt very moisturised when doing this. It was like having a spa treatment done on my face.

Vichy ProEVEN Night

Since using Vichy ProEVEN Night, my skin has felt a lot smoother. It feels light enough to be worn during the day, and it feels so good to put on!

Because I am so tired at night, I felt like it was easier to use nightly instead of twice a week for 5 minutes as a mask. My skin tone seems much lighter now, and my skin just seems to be glowing a bit more.

I didn’t notice a big difference visually on my skin when using the night cream as a mask twice a week, or nightly instead. Both methods seemed to produce great results at the same rate. I did love how my skin felt after using it as a mask, but since I am strapped for time at night I thought using it nightly was more for me.

For more information on this product, please visit their website here, or to see more Chick Advisor reviews on Vichy ProEVEN Night click here.



Mandy Furnis



BALMAIN X H&M is Coming November 5 2015



I have never been so excited for an H&M collaboration before!

Like most girls, I could only dream of owning a Balmain piece. H&M is actually giving me a shot at owning a coveted piece of one of their collections.

H&M has announced that their autumn guest designer collaboration will be with the Parisian house of Balmain.

At the Billboard Music Awards this weekend creative director Olivier Rousteing walked the red carpet with Kendall Jenner and Jourdan Dunn to announce the upcoming collaboration.

You can join the movement with the hashtag #HMBALMAINATION on social media.





Available from November 5th, in around 250 stores worldwide, the collection will feature clothing and accessories for both women and men.

The first thing I did was go to mark my calendar so I could be one of those crazy people who lines up the night before in anticipation of shopping this collection first, but I realized I will be out of the country! Please please please let this collection be shoppable online – I need everything!

For more information visit and


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Mandy Furnis