Thursday, September 29, 2011

(REVIEW) Sexy Smokin' Hot Fire Fighter Adult Costume from Wholesale Halloween Costumes

It's almost October. Wow. Time just flies when your having fun!

I'll admit, my favourite part of October is Halloween. I don't care for decorations, candy, or any scary pranks that come along with it... What I do love about it though, is that it is the only time of year when it is socially acceptable for adults to prance around in costume. I love dressing up!

So when I was given the opportunity to review a costume from the online website, Wholesale Halloween costumes, I was thrilled! I decided to get a sexy outfit, that way it could be worn any time of the year (in my home that is). I decided to review the Smokin' Hot Fire Fighter Costume in size large. Below is the stock photo from the website of the costume I received:

It took me so long to browse through the website because they have the biggest selection EVER of costumes for adults. Initially, I wanted to review the Misses Scissorhands outfit because it is AMAZING, but it only came in size medium (boooo!!). Here is a photo of the outfit I originally wanted to review:

*Sigh* Anyway, I received the Smokin' Fire Fighter Costume about ten business days after I had ordered it. As soon as I received it, I tried it on. I was going to take photos to post here on my blog, but the costume is a bit too revealing for photos, and we all know that it's NOT sexy when there is no mystery. So this outfit will stay confined to the bedroom.

The costume comes with the following pieces:
  • The dress which zips in the front
  • the "smokin" bra top which you wear underneath the dress
  • the reflective belt which you wear over the dress on your mid-section
  • fire hat
  • boot toppers (not the boots, just the reflective pieces above the boots)
This specific outfit really did not tickle my fancy though. It looks HOT on the model, but her figure is a thin hourglass shape. Unfortunately, mine is not. If you have no chest, it will most likely look super awkward on you. My chest is large, and it still looks weird. The model appears to have fake breasts (though I could be wrong), so it looks perfect on her. Even with my somewhat-large chest, the smokin' bra top that goes under the dress kept ravelling so the word "smokin" wasn't easy to read. You have to have fake breasts, or gigantic breasts in order to fit into the top, and make it look good. That's my first subjective opinion on the costume.

The second opinion, is that the belt that goes around your mid-section is not adjustable. It has a velcro closure, so if you are not an hourglass shape, the belt may not fit you. The dress fit me fine, but the belt did not. If it were adjustable, then I'd have no problem with it.

My last subjective opinion is that the hat looks great on the model. On me, I just looked silly. I'm not sure if this is because my hair is black, so it blends in with the hat and outfit, but no matter how I placed the hat on my head, it looked funny.

Now, for my objective opinions...

The quality of the costume is fantastic. Often we assume that low price reflects poor quality. That is absolutely not true when it comes to this website. The material is of good quality, and will most likely last you many Halloween seasons because of it's durability.

The retail price of this outfit is $60.00. At WHC, they sell the outfit for $37.90! 
Who doesn't like amazing prices?! 

WHC also sells different accessories to go with your choice of costume. All of the costumes come with everything needed, but if you want to add a little extra something, they've got it! 

Would I recommend this website? ABSOLUTELY. I have it bookmarked so that I can check out the other sexy Halloween costumes and buy a couple more because the prices are fantastic. Would I recommend this specific outfit though? Meh. If you feel you can rock' this outfit, all the power to you, but I'd probably suggest browsing the other outfits first before deciding on which would look best on you.

To check out the other costumes for men,women and children, decorations, props, accessories, wigs, and more, visit Wholesale Halloween Costumes HERE.


Disclaimer: Wholesale Halloween Costumes provided me with a free sample of this product for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own.

(SPONSORED) Facebook Relationship Drama..Please, Just STOP Already..


I was recently browsing through the EdenFantasys’ forum, when I came across a post by a user who was talking about her relationship and it’s annoyances. In her post, she mentioned that her significant other tends to bring their problems to his Facebook statuses whenever they have a disagreement. I’ve dealt with this before, so the situation was nothing new to me.

Way back in the day, when I was a much more avid Facebook user, I had dated this guy who was a few years older than me. Anytime we had an argument, he’d run to his Facebook, update his status, and occasionally delete me. What the eff, right? It didn’t bother me that he “un-friended” me, but more so the fact that he was showing the maturity level of a five year old.

Thank heavens that relationship is over. It was a dramatic nightmare.

Anyway, I still see certain things like this on my Facebook from friends of mine, and clearly other people experience it since I am reading about it in the forums online. Why is this happening? Attention? Sympathy? Revenge? It really is ridiculous because:

  1. It really doesn’t change anyone’s life because you had another fight with your boyfriend/girlfriend. Not even your own!
  2. You look silly when you post something negative about your relationship and/or partner, when the next day you are proclaiming your love for them in your status.
  3. By bringing your drama to your Facebook status, it lets everyone know how immature and unskilled you are at maintaining a healthy, happy relationship. How? Well because instead of communicating with your partner to resolve the issue, you’re sitting on Facebook whining to people who, in the end, really don’t give a crap.

To me, this stuff should be obvious. I guess for some it just isn’t.




Next time you see this on Facebook, whether it be your partner or someone you don’t even know, direct them to this post. Maybe, just MAYBE, they’ll take it into consideration the next time they want to be a drama-queen/king.

So, have you ever experienced a situation similar to mine (and many others)? Were you the victim, or the culprit? How did you handle the situation?

If you want to read other topics that people are talking about, check out the sex community forum. You’ll find discussions and polls on just about everything under the sun.


Eden Cafe
This post was sponsored by EdenFantasys.com.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Got Hysteria? No Problem! The Doc Will Touch Your Crotch and You'll be Cured!

Of course, this was back in the Victorian era... Hysteria is no longer recognized as a medical diagnosis nowadays. So if you were hoping to get some lovin' from your doctor, please do not go in claiming you have Hysteria.

I had not heard of this before reading information about the new movie, "Hysteria" that was recently shown at the Toronto International Film Festival. The movie stars Maggie Gyllenhaal and Hugh Dancy, and is a retelling of the invention of the vibrator. Yes, I said it, VIBRATOR.


The movie, which I seriously cannot wait to see, is a sexy, fun, informative comedy. I think every women should go see this. Sure, men should see it too.. but if you are a female, definitely put it on your to-do list. 


For some reason it has become socially acceptable for a man to talk about "getting off" but if a woman talks about self-pleasuring, she should be ashamed of herself. How ridiculous! If it feels good, there should be no shame!


Anyway, you should check out some of the antique vibrators in the vibrator museum over at GoodVibes. They provided images from their museum of vibrators for the movie Hysteria. Some of them look funky, and others are just downright SCARY. Take a look at this one from 1904:

No, that is not a dentist drilling machine, it's a vibrator for women back in 1904. 

Though I haven't tried a vibrator from GoodVibes YET, I'd have to say that the Secret Buzz Remote Bullet vibrator has the potential to bring me to HYSTERIA! 

So, will you be going to see Hysteria? What do you think of the story? Do you think it will have a positive impact on women? Tell me your thoughts!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

(SHOPPING) When You Are Looking For Better Prices on Adult Novelty Items...

Please note: The website I discuss in this post is NSFW (not safe for work) as there is nudity on the website.


Jaylee’s Market wants to help you “get in touch with your wild self”, and I cannot stress this enough: THEY WILL. Jaylee’s Market is an online adult novelty shop, which carries products that cater to everyone. Whether you are the shy romantic, or the naughty freak- they got you covered.

Yesterday I had contacted customer service and received an immediate response. For anyone who has every contacted a customer service rep (regardless if it is for an online sex shop or not), you know that it can take up to five business days to receive a response. Being an impatient person myself, that really annoys me. I was extremely impressed at the short response-time that customer service provided at Jaylee’s Market… but that is not the only thing I was impressed with….

When you arrive at the homepage of the website, you’ll see the “Monthly Specials” listed. When I seen the prices of those items, I kinda cried a little bit (out of happiness). I figured that the sale prices were good, but I was so sure that the rest of the items would be overpriced. I was so wrong! In all honesty, a lot of the prices are actually a lot less than other websites I purchase from frequently. I’ve seen more than a few items that I own, that I paid almost double for at competing websites. Damn! Why didn't I find you sooner Jaylee's Market!? *shakes fist in the air*
Here is a quick price comparison between a product from Jaylee's Market vs. Babeland (a website I am not affiliated with). This is just one example of the deeply discounted prices, and these are regular prices people! I am not showing you items that are "on sale" at the website. This is everyday pricing. That is the beauty of it all!


The product price comparison is for the Clone-a-Willy vibrator kit.

Over at Babeland, the product is $42.00 which you can see HERE.

Then we have Jaylee's Market, and the price is only $30.25 HERE.

Almost a $12 difference for the EXACT.SAME.PRODUCT. Crazy huh?

Anyway, as I mentioned in the beginning of this post, the variety of products offered is fantastic. They've got the more subtle, romantic products like the Love Essentials kit by Kama Sutra, and then they have some wickedly freaky things that I cannot even mention here on my blog because I try to keep it safe-for-work (but if you are not at work and want to check them out, take a look at these toys). If you are not a super naughty freak (Don't worry, I'm not either), but your also not a sensual-only type of person, you'll still find products to meet your needs. One thing I think is really cool about the site is that they have accessories like corset styled purses, and Egyptian-looking arm bands. That type of stuff can be worn out in public! I love it!


Alright, so I've told you about Jaylee's Market amazing customer service, the ridiculously amazing pricing, and the wide variety of products. Still need some convincing? Let me do another comparison of shipping prices.


For those of you who may not know, I live in Canada. Canadian shipping rates from American-based websites are disturbingly over-priced. Whenever I see the shipping prices at check-out, I cry a little, and no, not out of happiness. 


I am going to compare Jaylee's Market to Babeland again because I have no affiliations with them.


The lowest price for shipping over at Babeland, for Canadians, is $18.50. You can see their shipping chart HERE. $18.50? Lowest? Seriously, what the eff?! If you spend $100 over at Babeland, they're going to charge you $30something dollars (you can see this on the chart as well).


Now let's compare to Jaylee's Market shipping. For Canadians, shipping is $14.80 flat-rate for up to $100 worth of products. That is already cheaper than Babeland....But wait, there's more! Any purchases over $100 at Jaylee's Market, you will get FREE shipping. You can check out the shipping information HERE.
So while the other site is going to charge you $30+ if you spend more than $100 on their website, Jaylee's is going to ship to you for free. 


Why am I telling you all this? Well to make it simple.. If you did not tell me about a great website like this, I'd be mad.


With all of the information I've provided, and comparisons I've done, it's obvious which website will get my business between the two, and I hope it's helped you to make a better decision as a consumer as well.


If you are interested in finding out more about the company, or check out all of the different products they sell, click HERE.

Monday, September 19, 2011

(MY LIFE) 5 Superstar Crushes I Had as a Child


Oh, the good old days. Young, care free, and developing crushes on every teeny bopper celebrity that hit the pages of Teen Bop Magazine…What a life it was!

I thought it would be fun to compile a list of 5 young celebrities that at one point or another, I claimed were my soul mate. The list is in no particular order. 



1. The kid from the television show, "Home Improvement" a.k.a Jonathan Taylor Thomas...Me and one of my girl friends used to send him love letters in the mail.. and no, he never replied to our marriage proposals. Hey, don't laugh. Mushroom cuts were the shit  totally rockin' back in the day!


2. Zach Hanson from the band, "The Hanson Brothers". The black circle is around Zach, and the yellow is around Taylor. My sister was a fan of Taylor, she loved his rose coloured cheeks. They were always super red, but you just cannot see it in this edited photo. Why I liked Zach, I have no idea. Maybe because his hair was the longest? Meh.


3. EVERYONE had a favourite Backstreet Boy. If you try and say you didn't, you're lying. My favourite, circled in black, was A.J McLean. I'm not sure why I chose the one who kinda looked looked like he was constantly on acid, but I did. The yellow circled, Nick Carter, was my sister's favourite.. and the lime green circle, Kevin Richardson, was my mother's. Yep, even my mom had a favourite.


4. Justin Berfield, the kid from Malcom in the Middle. Yeah, I'm kind of embarrassed but this was when I was in grade 7 (13 years old). Me and my friend at the time tried looking up his phone number (he lived in California), and we were working in our school's office during lunch because we were nerds like that... wait, there's a rebelious aspect to this story.. We tried calling from the school's office phone. Wonder if they ever noticed the phone bill jacking... Hm..Oh, another funny aspect to this crush: my friend and I tried planning a trip to go to California with hopes to meet him. 




5. I saved the absolute best for last... THE WHITE POWER RANGER. Yeah, something about his long flowing hair and spandex body suit most have done it for me back in the day. I have no idea what the actor’s real name is. Never have, and most likely, never will. I tried searching it for this post, but cannot find it. My sister was a fan of the blue power ranger (circled in yellow). The blue ranger has recently come out of the closet as a homosexual. Guess my sister won't be marrying him now..


So who was/were your childhood crush(es)? Don’t be embarrassed; I want to know!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

(MY THOUGHTS) Disturbing Real Story of Cannibal and Willing Victim- NOT FOR THE EASILY DISTURBED

Armin Meiwes, the cannibal


This is not NEW news, in fact, it is over 10 years old. Some of you may have heard the story, others may have not.. I thought this was an extremely interesting case though, because of it's complexities. The real complexity, in my opinion, is that Armin Meiwes (the cannibal) found a victim online who WANTED to be eaten. Yes, WANTED it.

The victim, Bernd Jürgen Brandes (in photo below),  responded to Meiwes' online ad seeking a young man, physically fit, and willing to be eaten. Many people had responded to Meiwes' ad before Brandes had, but when it came down to it, they did not want to be eaten, it was more of a sexual fantasy that they wanted to keep that way. Meiwes' never forced anyone when they visited his "slaughter room".



Both Meiwes and Brandes were serious, so they acted upon it. They decided to record it all on video. Meiwes cut off Brandes penis, and both of the men decided to eat it. Brandes found his penis to be "too chewy" so he was unable to eat his own penis. After bleeding for several hours, Meiwes killed Brandes, stored his meat, and ate it over the next several months.

Meiwes was originally sentenced for 8 years, but was re-tried and sentenced to life.

That is my summary of the situation anyway, you can read more about it on Wikipedia, HERE. There is also a documentary online to watch HERE.



Is this not CRAZYNESS?! The idea of someone wanting to eat someone is enough, but then having someone who actually WANTS to be eaten? What the hell?! It sounds like some sort of  plot to a fictional horror movie.. but instead, it is a real story that happened roughly ten years ago.

So what do you think about this? Isn't it unbelievable? Do you think his original sentence of 8 years was too light, or too much? Does the fact that the victim was actually willing make a difference to you?



Wednesday, September 14, 2011

(GIVEAWAY) Wanna Win a Bottle of Tropical Traditions Organic Hair Oil?



So, if you haven't had the opportunity to read my review of the Hair Oil by Tropical Traditions, you can read that HERE. I've recently done some changes to the blog layout, so the bottom portion of the review cannot be seen unless you click the text. I'll be fixing this as soon as Blogger will allow me to.


To sum up my feelings towards the hair oil:

YEEEEEHAW!
 I love it! My damaged hair really needed a good oil like this. It will not disappoint you!

Tropical Traditions has generously offered to give ONE of my readers the opportunity to receive their own bottle of this fabulous hair oil. Please read the information below, and be sure to enter daily!




HOW TO ENTER (I DO check entries to verify!)

Mandatory Entry: 
You must be a follower of my blog via GFC and you must be PUBLICLY following. You can do this by clicking "follow" on the right hand side of the blog. Once you are a follower, leave a comment letting me know you are following me.

Extra Entries:
-Subscribe to Tropical Traditions Newsletter HERE and let me know you have done so (1 entry)
-Comment on any other of my blog posts 1 comment per post will qualify, be sure to let me know each post you had commented on (comment on as many posts as you want 1 entry per comment per post)
-Tweet about this giveaway and leave me a link to the tweet (You can click the tweet button at the bottom of this post) (1 entry) You can do this daily.
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-Follow my other blog via Google Friends Connect HERE (3 entries)
-Sign up to My Complex, Simple Life emails on the right hand side of the blog (3 entries)
-Post this giveaway on a forum or on your blog, and leave the link so I can check in the comments below (10 entries)

Contest Details: 
-Open to USA/CANADA 
-I do check entries, so if you don't complete the mandatory entry, or say you did something but actually did not, you will not have a chance of winning.
-Contest ends October 10, 2011 at 11:59PM any entries following this time will be void.
-Winner has 2 days to contact me back with their shipping details before a new winner is drawn.
-I will use random.org to choose the winner
-Leave your email address with each entry (comment) so I can contact you if you have won if there is no contact information in your GFC profile. If I can't contact you, I will have to choose another winner.
-The prize will be shipped by the PR company who provided me with the product to review.
-Note for Canadian bloggers: Tropical Traditions is not responsible for customs or duties that Canada may charge if you decide to participate in this Tropical Traditions sponsored blog giveaway



Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.

(UPDATE) Coming Soon...

I figured I'd give a little update as to what I have planned to be posted/edited shortly...

1. I will be posting a contest/giveaway for Tropical Traditions Hair Oil either this evening or tomorrow at the latest
2. I still HATE the background; this is temporary. I'm going to try and fix up the fonts and background this evening. DONE
3. I need to work on a new header. I deleted the old one, so I have to make a new one DONE
4. I have a costume review coming up.. who knows, maybe I'll add pictures ;)

There are a few other things as well, but those are the really important things I felt needed to be addressed. If there is anything you really would love for me to blog about, or anything from criticisms to praise, email me at elliott_gyal@hotmail.com

(SPONSORED) Have you Met My Friend EdenFantasys? Let Me Introduce Her..

For those of you who may not know, EdenFantasys is actually an adult website where you can purchase both sexual and sensual items. But wait- there's more.. much more actually!

If you have ever visited an online adult toy retailer, you'll know that when you visit these sites, you'll be able to browse, purchase, and contact customer service if need be. EdenFantasys does not just sell products. In fact, that is just one aspect of their website. Here is a list of a few things you can do while visiting the website:

  • Read product reviews
  • Watch product reviews
  • Participate in discussions in the forum (they talk about everything from sex to crafting to meal ideas)
  • View articles from their SexIs magazine
  • Educate yourself with the numerous guides they provide
  • Learn about different people that EdenFantasys has Interviewed in the past
  • Read or Write articles in the Eden Cafe
  • Join their book club
.. these are just a FEW of the extra things you can do while on EF. Of course, you can just visit, purchase, and contact customer service too.. but all the extras differentiate EdenFantasys from the rest.

So maybe now you are thinking, "well that's nice, but I'm not into the really kinky stuff..". . That is the beauty of it all. You do not need to be experienced sexually, nor a kinky freak to enjoy the website and the products they offer. Sure, if you want something wild like a sex swing, they have it; but for those of you who enjoy sensual massages, romantic gifts and games, their is an entire section dedicated for all things sensual. There you will find things like rose-petal shaped soaps, bubble-bath, massage oils, and more. Imagine: a website that serves products for all types; It's fabulous!



Rest assured, when you do place your order, they send the product(s) to you in a discreet shipping box. There are no flashy labels, nor does the content of your package become revealed. How do I know this? Easy. I've purchased items from them many times before. Why? Well, that's easy too. The products they deliver have always been exceptional quality and affordable. 

Aside from the shopping aspect, you'll benefit greatly from EdenFantasys because they have a phenomenal amount of literature to educate their customers on the website (unless you are some sort of "sex-pert" or guru- and even then you'll probably learn something new). One thing that I highly recommend you read is their guide on materials.  Did you that jelly toys cannot be sanitized or sterilized? Yeah, neither did I until I visited the site.

Whether or not you are ready to make a purchase, head on over the EdenFantasys, the adult toy store, and take a look around! Be sure to bookmark the site too so you can go back and visit it as often as you wish :)

Happy Shopping!

Sex toys - EdenFantasys adult toys store


This post was sponsored by EdenFantasys.com

Thursday, September 1, 2011

(MY THOUGHTS) Word of Mouth has Become Word of Type.. and it's more powerful than ever!



I was thinking the other day about the whole "word of mouth" concept... and how it has the power to make or break a business. A lot of times, we (the consumers), feel powerless to the large corporations, and even at times to the small-town business. This is so far from the truth!

How many times has someone told you about a positive or negative experience they had with customer service/a certain company/ a certain product, etc? How many times have you done the same? We may not even know when we are "advertising" for a company, but it happens A LOT.

Is this a bad thing? Absolutely not. Quite the contrary actually.



Now with the rise in accessibility to computers, consumer voices are more powerful than ever. I was browsing through the Web when I found this website: http://www.complaints.com/ It is basically a website where you go to complain. Though, the complaints/praises do not just stop there. If you use a search engine and type in a business name with the word "review" or similar, you'll find 100's, if not 1000's of peoples' opinions, both good and bad. The audience that "hears" your complaint/praise is no longer just your close friends and family. You can now reach thousands of people of different genders, race, etc on the global scale.

What does this mean for the businesses? In my opinion, it means "shape up or ship out". After viewing a few websites, it is clear that in many polls and surveys, over 70% of people put full trust in complete strangers' opinions (meaning reviews on the Internet) and I can only see this number rising.




Why did I just write all of this? Let me tell you... I want you, as a consumer, to start using your voice. I for one am a person who will read reviews, as well as write them. If you are happy with a product/service; TELL SOMEONE. If you are utterly disgusted with a product/service; TELL SOMEONE. Not only will you be helping the consumer who is unsure, but also helping the company that has delivered an excellent product/service to you. It really is a win-win situation.