October 31, 2013

Review: Dr. Scholls Active Series Replacement Insoles For Women

Retail Price: = Average of $20. More or less depending on where you purchase.
Website: http://www.drscholls.com/Products/ActiveSeriesInsoles

Today I am reviewing the Dr. Scholls Active Series Replacement Insoles. Mine are the Womens 8.5-11 size.

Whether you are a runner, or just someone who stands on their feet all day at work, these insoles are simply meant for your feet! These insoles are made to cushion and provide comfort to all areas, including the ball, heel and arch of your foot. They reduce shock by 40%, great for those who are athletes or runners. And if that isn't enough, they also help relieve and prevent shin splints, runner's knee and plantar fasciitis. 

I myself am not a runner or athlete, but I do have a job that requires me to be on my feet all day, sometimes on concrete. When I got mine, I removed the original insole from my shoes, and saw how worn they were. Pretty much paper thin, with no cushion or support. I took the Active Series insoles and easily slid them into my shoe with ease. Perfect fit and width. When I put my foot back into my shoe, I could instantly feel a huge difference. My foot felt supported, and very well cushioned. I wore them to work, and when I finished the day, I was surprised at how well my feet felt. Normally my feet would start aching about 2-3 hours into my shift. I was highly impressed. The insoles feel like they form to my feet, and provide me a proper stance. I am also flat footed, and these provided a great deal of support to my feet without any discomfort. 

The insole has a soft mesh top that helps reduce foot odor with SweatMax™ technology. The underside is made of a flexible rubbery material to provide excellent cushion. In the middle, where the arch of your foot is, there lays a plastic formed piece to provide the arch of your foot with stable support. The insole can easily be cut to the proper size for your shoe. 

Overall, I was very pleased with the Dr. Scholls Active Series insoles. I strongly suggest those who are avid athletes and runners to check these out. Also if you have a job that requires you to be on your feet, or simply have daily foot pain to give these a try. They are well worth investment!

Pros: Great support, and cushioning. Available for men and women. Easy to use. Available online and in stores.
Cons: A bit on the expensive side.

*This was sent to me for free thru Influenster to review.

October 09, 2013

Party City Haul- October 2013

The other day I went to Party City for the first time, and picked up a few items that I found! Reviews of some products will be up at a later date. If there is a specific item you wish to see a detailed review on, simply comment below on this blog!

Items I Purchased
-Wilton 11" Straight Spatula
-Wilton Black Edible Glitter
-Wilton Cupcake Boxes
-Make 'n Mold Homemade Box Seals
-Make 'n Mold 1 lb Treat Boxes

October 04, 2013

Target Plus Size Is Pathetic

About a week ago I went shopping at one of the local Target stores in New Hampshire. Fall clothes have been rolling out, so I wanted to see what was new in the plus size department. After walking in through the doors and going past the customer service center, on the right side of the store is the women's clothing section. After walking down to the very end of the women's clothes, past maternity, tucked away in a corner next to the fitting rooms was the plus size section. I seriously wanted to laugh at how pathetic this section was. I backed up and looked down back towards the women's clothing. 90% of the women's clothing department was for regular sizes, 5% was maternity and another 5% was for plus size. Honestly I was astonished.

Just for giggles, I decided to check out and see what was being offered in the plus size section. A few summer shirts, a rack of pants/jeans, 2-3 summer maxi dresses, and a clearance section which had some clothes on it, all of which were maternity or regular sizes. That was it. I saw the entire section in under 2 minutes. Needless to say, going to this location was a total waste of my time. 

Yesterday I was running some errands in a bigger city in Maine, and decided to stop into this location to see how their plus size section stacked up. This location as I mentioned is in a much larger city, and has a higher volume of customers compared to the previous store. My hopes were high, and I was ready to see again what was new for fall. I walked in and the store was set up almost identical to the prior location. Again I found myself walking down past the women's section, and going to the end to find the plus size section. And also again there it was tucked away in the corner. They did have a few more shirts, but they were still the summer selection. Other than that, there was hardly any difference in the store. Same pitiful clothing selection. 

I really wish Target wasn't so biased on their selections. Plus size women have a harder time finding cute flattering clothes, and I never will understand why companies don't take advantage of this market. They could make a fortune if they started expanding their plus size section and opened up the doors to the full figured gals. 

Target gets 2 big thumbs down from me. I would love to hear others feedback on this topic. Does your local Target have the same situation? Or is yours better? Comment on this blog and let me know!