Wednesday, June 20, 2012

CHARM IT! Review & Giveaway

022When I was a little girl, one of my prized possessions was this ===>

It’s my charm bracelet (with a few extra charms that never got put on the bracelet).  My parents bought me a charm at the places we visited.  You see the gondola (Venice) and Leaning Tower (Pisa) charms from our time living in Italy. There also a Canadian leaf, a piece of granite from Vermont, and a Mt. Washington Charm.  Some local ones were from Gettysburg and Lancaster.  In the middle is a Flower Girl charm I got for being in my aunt’s wedding.  I still keep this bracelet in the back of my underwear drawer in a little bag.  It’s sentimental to me, despite the fact that it has tarnished with age. 

When I first heard about CHARM IT! products, it made me excited because it meant that my girls (at least Gracie) could have an opportunity similar to mine – to feature the things that mean the most to her on a bracelet. 

005In chatting back and forth with my contact at CHARM IT!, it will come as no surprise to my readers that she suggested that we should look into their line of Disney charms!  Gracie was to select a bracelet and 3 charms

For the bracelet, it was a toss-up for her between the Rainbow Chain Bracelet and the Rainbow Peace Bracelet. In the end, her love of all things retro won out, and she went with the peace one (great choice!)  To go with it, she chose 3 charms from the Disney collection- Mickey and Minnie (of course!) and the Tinkerbell Heart charm. 

We were surprised by the speed of delivery. Just a few days after placing our order, the lovely package shown above showed up in our mailbox.  And, before we even opened it, we could tell we were going to love it! 

006We took it out and put the charms on the bracelet (evenly spaced, of course!)  Doesn’t it look cute?  While some of the other styles of bracelets would have allowed for more charms, we really love this one with the peace signs between each charm.  It keeps the charms from overlapping too much, I think.  And the peace signs are “so Gracie” that it really works!

The real test though was this --- would it fit her?  Gracie has a TINY wrist! 

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The great thing about the CHARM IT! bracelet is that it is adjustable!  You can hook it in any of the chain holes.  And those dangling peace signs as a result?  Cute! They almost look like another charm dangling down.  Another tip for bracelets that are too long – you can simply take a charm and clasp the dangling excess to the bracelet with the charm -  the charm will hold two links together.  Voila!

054Gracie took the charm bracelet along on our beach vacation last week.  She wore it every day.  (NOTE: CHARM IT! products are not to be worn in the water or with sunblock!) On the morning that we went to play mini-golf, she came out sporting her bracelet on her ankle. She said that way it wouldn’t distract her or get in the way of her golf swing (LOL).  And it fit perfectly on her ankle too!  While I’m sure the anklet option won’t work for many girls Gracie’s age, this would be a great way to use the charm bracelet with a younger girl.

CHARM IT! has so many extra charms to choose from that I’m sure we’ll be adding to the collection over the years.  We even found a shop in Ocean City that sold CHARM IT! products.  All the charms are cute, unique, bright, and colorful.  Many of them have “bling” stones (acrylic) in them to make them even more shiny and appealing. 

I’m pretty sure that my retro lovin’ 12-year-old will most likely pick some of these next time:

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And now for the Giveaway!

CHARM IT! has graciously offered to give one of my readers their choice of one CHARM IT! Gift Set.  To win, simply follow the Rafflecopter directions below. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received the products mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my website.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

20 comments:

Lena Herrington said...

Ok, first, I can't believe I haven't been to your blog before. Where have I been? And - I know Emma would love this bracelet, she's a total bling diva! LOL 

tara said...

I always loved charm bracelets..my daughter would love this one for sure. Your original one is beautiful. You should put it in a shadow box frame and display it.

tara said...

I think the summer lovin one would be cute , especially today as it is HOT!!

Christina Mumpower said...

Great giveaway!  I love CHARM IT's things.  Ashlyn has a lot of Disney princess charms.  I think the Glitz and Glam gift set would go cute with them.  Especially since she's getting more and more into dressing up, getting her nails painted, etc.

Martha Schaum said...

All the sets are so cute, it's hard to choose! I'd probably choose either the sweets or birthday set.

Heidi Strawser said...

Where have you been, my friend?!

Heidi Strawser said...

Aren't little girls fun?

Jenni said...

I love the bracelets.  My niece would be in heaven with one of those.

Jenni said...

 I would choose the glitz and glam set

Penny said...

oooooo, Sweets or Pretty Pink Princess are my favs!

Missy Kugel Smith said...

Allison would love the Signature charms--the box of chocolate, the cup of hot chocolate, and maybe the pink lemonade!

Jamie Harrison said...

My daughter is obsessed with Ariel, I love all of the princess charms, though!

Julie said...

Any of the sets - my daughter is "Charm It" obsessed!!!!!!!!!

Julie Parrish Rodriguez said...

My daughter really loves Hello Kitty and anything Disney and is also in love with charm it so pretty much any of them for her!

Naomi said...

My daughter would love Disney Princess charms.

Hilary Lorman said...

Pretty Pink Princess Gift Set!!!! I love this one!!! Thanks so much!!! 

Cindy said...

The I love sweets gift set is super awesome!

Kellyann Walker said...

Probably the Glitz and Glam set!

Heidi said...

Since this would be for my niece, probably the Disney one (they will be going soon) or the birthday one!

Becky Lee said...

I love the show off your stripes with the turtle charm

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