Giveaway | WIN the Lovehoney Desire Wand Vibrator


You didn’t think I’d let Valentine’s weekend go by without an awesome giveaway, did you?!

To make your February just a little bit more pleasurable, I’ve teamed up with Lovehoney for a chance to win a gorgeous, luxury wand vibrator from their new Desire collection. This new line of high-end silicone toys was inspired by years of customer feedback and designed with one goal in mind: “ultimate sexual happiness.” I haven’t tried any of the toys yet, but they look really great: streamlined, ergonomic and made of medical grade silicone. So far the customer reviews have been off. the. charts (in a good way!)

What I have up for grabs: The Lovehoney Desire Luxury USB Rechargeable Wand Vibrator (worth $99).


Here’s how Lovehoney describes the toy:

“Silken silicone envelops the Desire Wand’s undulating handle and curved head for unrivalled sensuality and stimulation. The wand’s 8 patterns of waves and pulses and 12 levels of adjustable intensity ensures sublime satisfaction is yours for the taking.

The contours of your wand have been lovingly crafted to align with your natural curves for unbridled exhilaration, while whisper-quiet yet powerful vibrations ensure discretion when required. Elevate pleasure by coating the head of your wand with water-based lubricant before use.

Keep your Desire Wand Vibrator to yourself for blissful solo arousal, or hand it to your partner to add a thrilling new dimension to foreplay.” 

It comes with:

  • 8 modes of vibration, each with 12 custom speeds of intensity
  • USB rechargeable for worldwide use and eco-friendly play
  • Fully charge for 120 minutes for 60 minutes of play
  • Fully waterproof for use in the bath or shower
  • A luxurious storage case, in which the toy can be charged discreetly

Uh, yes please?

If you need some visual encouragement, here’s a little video about the Desire Wand.

To enter the giveaway, all you need to do is Subscribe to my newsletter & leave a comment letting me know you’ve done so. 

FYI, if you’re not already subscribed to my newsletter, it’s a lot of fun! Once or twice a month I’ll send you a  message with updates on my book, special events & exclusive discount codes.

Get an extra entry every time you tweet about the giveaway. Ie:

Hey @by_simone! I want to #WIN the Desire Wand Vibrator from @Lovehoney_com

I will choose a winner Friday, February 19th, 2016.

Happy Valentine’s Day…may the odds be in your favour! xo

Thanks again to Lovehoney for facilitating this review. 

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Favorite Things: Valentine’s Edition

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Valentine’s Day has meant many different things to me over the years. Good times. Bad times. Awkward dates. I’ve embraced it wholeheartedly some years (planning a weekend away with friends) and scorned it other years (stayed at home eating chocolate and watching The Hurt Locker.) I’m sure as I continue to grow and evolve, so will my relationship to Valentine’s Day. Now that I write about love, sex and dating for a living, Valentine’s Day feels more like a two month long work event – not that I mind. I actually think that Valentine’s Day is really fun – after all, it is the season of one of my favorite color palettes. So, I’ve decided that going forward, I’m going to make a point to enjoy Valentine’s Day in all it’s puffy heart glory – no matter what.

My best friend and I have a fun getaway planned for the following weekend, so I’m going to spend Sunday being cozy and enjoying some of my favorite books, shows and podcasts. If you’re looking to inject a bit of fun or pampering into your V-day this year, here are some of things me and the rest of the team at Skinny Dip are currently obsessed with.

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1. This Betsey Johnson “Pop Art” Robe – While sexy lingerie is great and all, never underestimate the awesomeness of a cozy bathrobe. This pop art inspired robe by Betsey Johnson is perfect for a sex and relationship writer like me, who probably spends more time than she should in cozy lounge wear.

2. The perfect work bag – If I was going to plurge on anything this Valentine’s Day, it would be this bag by Rebecca Minkoff. I spend a lot of time going to and from the coffee shop, meetings and traveling, so I’m always on the lookout for a sturdy, stylish tote to cart my laptop and other necessities around in. I like how the bag is just structured enough without being bulky. However, if I was to actually purchase one, I’d get the larger MAB tote in black to match my heart. (Kidding. About the heart, not the bag.)

3. The Giving Keys (Jewelry) – I’m a huge fan of jewelry that has meaning. Based in downtown Los Angeles, The Giving Keys employ people transitioning out of homelessness. They engrave recycled keys that are then turned into jewelry. When I read about the company’s story online, I fell in love with the idea and ordered myself a key necklace that says “Brave” as a Christmas present. If you’ve ever been to Downtown LA or the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, you’re aware that homelessness is a very real problem. So, I really like supporting a company that is making gorgeous products infused with personal meaning while helping the community. I think my next purchase will be a bracelet or something from the love collection.

4. Your Beauty Mark: The Ultimate Guide to Eccentric Glamour by Dita Von Teese – If what you’re after is the perfect retro glamor beauty look, Dita’s new book is right up your alley. I really liked Dita’s coffee table book Burlesque & The Art of Teese and am curious to see what this one has in store. At the very least, I think it will offer some alternative beauty inspiration for those of us out there who prefer a classic red lip and arched brows, to the ubiquitous, airbrushed and contoured-to-hell, Kardashian-esque makeup look that seems to be all the rage right now.

5. Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date by Katie Heaney – “I’ve been single for my entire life. Not one boyfriend. Not one short-term dating situation. Not one person with whom I regularly hung out and kissed on the face.” So begins Heaney’s memoir about being very unlucky in love. I haven’t actually read this one yet, but it’s sitting on the top of my to-read pile. By the sounds of it, this laugh out loud memoir is the perfect anti-love story to indulge in this weekend.

6. I Don’t Care About Your Band by Julie Klausner – I know I’ve mentioned this book before, but this memoir about dating disasters and all the life lessons that can be pulled from the wreckage, is still one of my favorites as far as anti-Valentine’s day reads. It’s a must-read if you enjoy this blog.

7. And the Heart Says Whatever by Emily Gould – The title says it all. Although the book got mixed reviews, I enjoyed this one more than I thought I would. Gould perfectly captures early 20-something angst & everything that goes along with it.

8. Lianne La Havas – Blood As far as albums go, this one is nearly flawless. Lianne’s voice – which is equal parts strong and breathy – is simply gorgeous. I can easily listen to this album on repeat without ever pressing skip. Also, the cover art? Swoon.

9. Jane the Virgin – I am completely in love with this show. It’s tongue in cheek, ridiculously addictive and features a host of strong female characters. It’s also not hard to love Gina Rodriguez’ performance as Jane. This show reminds me of another favorite: Ugly Betty. I can’t believe it took me this long to start watching.

What are you currently obsessed with?

“Spoil Me” – Lingerie That Will Make You Want To Stay in Bed All Day

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I’ve always been what people like to call “girly” when it comes to my taste in lingerie and sleepwear. As a child, I preferred night gowns in lieu of pyjama pants because I liked the idea of being comfortable and feeling pretty while I slept. When I was 14, I used my Christmas money to buy my first silk nightie and never looked back.

But, despite my taste for all things lacy and silky, I never thought to identify myself as “girly” until an ex-boyfriend used the word to describe me. I was living in Toronto and boy briefs had recently become trendy for women. The guy I was dating at the time was clearly into that American Apparel-esque look, because the first time he saw me in one of my many pairs of lacy, silky underwear he said, “god, you’re so girly, Simone.” It wasn’t a compliment. He thought my love of lingerie was “silly” and a “waste of money.” One afternoon, he took me to this store called Chocky’s that used to be on Spadina. He pointed me towards a 12-pack of Hanes women’s briefs and told me, “you’d have a lot more money if you just bought these.” He didn’t get it and never would, which is why we’re not together.

But, that experience reconfirmed what I already knew: that I like what I like. The lesson here: whether you’re a fan of Hane’s value packs or Agent Provocateur, don’t let the person you’re dating try and sway you. Own it. I do. However, I prefer the term, “grown woman who likes sexy things” to “girly.”


A few years ago, I wrote about updating my sleepwear collection, but, aside from this pyjama review, I haven’t really written much about what I’ve been wearing under the sheets. (Truth is, my sleepwear drawer is once again in need of an update.)

So, when Lovehoney offered to send me a piece from their new lingerie line, I chose this gorgeous “Spoil Me” Satin Babydoll Set in Plum. The funny thing is, it’s been long documented amongst my friends and family that I hate purple clothing. I think the colour looks terrible against my already very pink skin. But, for some reason I was really drawn to this plum coloured set. I fell in love with how bright and vivid the colour looked in the photos. The majority of my lingerie is black, white, pink or red so I thought this would be a nice change of pace.


I’ve tried a handful of Lovehoney’s private label lingerie line and every piece has been more impressive than the next. Some of my favourites include the open back panties, the “Adore Me” lace chemise and the “Thrill Me” mesh baby doll (review coming soon.) The “Spoil Me” satin baby doll is no exception. Like the other pieces, the fabric and overall quality is really great. Best of all, it’s super comfortable.


Let’s take a look at what we have here. The “Spoil Me” Babydoll is made from super soft stretch satin and is trimmed with black lace. It has delicate elastic straps and flirty slits up the side that are also trimmed in black lace & little bows. It comes with a matching thong that is made with the same plum coloured stretch satin.

The fit is very much like in the photo. The bust is fitted but the rest “skims” rather than clings to your body. This makes the piece not only comfortable, but also really flattering. Length wise,  it falls just below the bum on me. (it might fall longer or shorter on you depending on your curves.)

The straps come together in a t-back, which I think is a really fun and modern detail on an otherwise very classic piece.



As you can see, the thong is really minimal but it includes a cotton lining so you can wear underneath your regular clothes if you wish. Also, check out those sexy lace trimmed slits!



I love how this piece is detailed, but the real winning factor is the material. If you’ve never tried stretch satin, you need to, stat. Unlike some of my other regular satin pieces, this one stretches and moves with your body, which makes it even more comfortable for sleeping in (or doing, uh, other activities I would assume.)

The only potential downside to this piece is the bust doesn’t offer that much support or coverage. It’s about the same as your average string bikini top. I’m a 32DD and while the Small fit perfectly everywhere else, I found I could have used just a little bit more coverage in the boob area. I’m totally OK with the coverage when I’m at home in bed, but I felt a bit exposed when I tried to photograph this piece (hence, the reason you don’t see any full body shots!) If you have a large bust and like your lingerie to be supportive, you might enjoy The Adore Me chemise or one of Lovehoney’s underwire styles more.


With that said, if comfort is what you’re after the “Spoil Me” is a real treat. It feels super luxurious & sexy and is easily something I could lounge around in while in bed all day. In fact, I think that’s what I’m going to go do right now.

Screen Shot 2016-01-30 at 3.53.13 PMI received the Spoil Me Baby Doll free of charge in exchange for my honest opinion. All views are my own because that’s how I roll. 

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