Around this time of year it’s so easy to catch a case of the winter blahs. When I lived in Toronto the end of January only meant one thing: that there were at least another solid two months of snow and sub-zero temperatures to look forward to. Although the winters are thankfully a lot milder on the West Coast (it’s usually too warm here for snow!) it’s still the time of year when I start to think “Is it spring yet?”
So, I was super thrilled when the nice people at Eden Fantasys offered to send me some goodies to make my winter a little sexier. They also sent a little something for you guys, but I’ll get to that in a few minutes!
Along with a huge selection of adult toys, books and sexy lingerie, EdenFantasys carries an excellent selection of body care products. One of the lines I’m so happy they carry is Cake Beauty. As I’ve mentioned before, I love Cake Beauty products. The company is Canadian and makes Paraben free beauty products that not only smell delicious, but work great too! I’m kind of addicted to their dry shampoo, so I was super excited to try Cake’s Diamond Lipgloss collection.
My lipgloss came in the cute, holiday themed packaging above however, you can buy each shade separately for $9.99. Included in my package were each of the following colours:
The lip-gloss has a nice texture. It’s smooth on your lips without being sticky or tacky like some lip-glosses. I have really dark lips, so I find that a lot of light coloured glosses just look way too light and “cakey” on me. I was kind of worried that this may be the case with the two lighter shades (pink icicle and vanilla frost) however, I was pleasantly surprised that the glosses were super sheer, giving my lips just a hint of colour and shimmer, without that dreaded “whoa, I’m wearing glitter on my lips!” look. To give you an idea of what the product looks like I’ve created this photo-montage.
#1 is me without any makeup on my lips at all.
As you can see from the photo, ALL THE COLOURS LOOK EXACTLY THE SAME ON ME. Actually, that’s not entirely true – there are subtle differences between the shades, it was just hard to capture the subtleties in my badly lit self-portraits. As you can kind of see in figure 4 & 5 – the two darker shades did make my lips look a little more rosy, while the lightest shade (vanilla frost) provides a sexy, shimmery highlight in the centre of my lips.
The fact that there isn’t that much difference between the shades doesn’t phase me. The Diamond Lipgloss feels really moisturizing on the lips and smells absolutely delicious. The first time I wore it out of the house, I stepped into my friend’s car and the first thing they said was:
“Have you been baking? You smell like cake batter.”
As if successfully convincing someone that I’m the kind of person who actually bakes in the middle of the day wasn’t thrilling enough, Edenfantasys also sent me a Picobong Kaya vibrator to try out. In case you haven’t heard, Picobong is a spin-off line from the sex toy masterminds at Lelo. The line takes the look and feel of Lelo products and gives them a fun, younger, more budget friendly re-working.
I adore the Lelo Insignia Soraya (BEST. VIBRATOR. EVER) and also am a fan of the Lelo Ina. I’ve been dying to try the Picobong Kaya to see how it measures up to my two faves. The verdict? It’s kind of awesome.
The Kaya is a rabbit vibrator designed to offer external and internal stimulation simultaneously. This candy coloured toy is made of silky smooth, body-safe, FDA approved silicone and ABS plastic. With 12 different vibration patterns that can be enjoyed at different speeds and easy to use controls, all you have to do is turn Kaya on and she’ll return the favour.
So, what makes the Picobong Kaya different than other Lelo toys?! It’s battery operated. Kaya requires just 2 AAA batteries for up to 2 continuous hours of bliss. Because of this, the price point is much lower than other Lelo toys. As a bonus, this toy is waterproof! If you like to get it on in the bath, shower, swimming pool or enjoy frequenting babbling brooks, you don’t have to worry about Kaya because she’s fully waterproof up to a depth of 1 metre.
What I love about the Kaya: the shape. The Kaya combines my favourite features from the Soraya and the Ina. As you can see from the photo below, it has the length and shaft shape of my beloved Soraya but with the clitoral arm of the Ina. Although the vibrations aren’t quite as intense as my two favourite Lelo toys, they are deep, rumbly and more than enough to get the job done. Although I usually don’t like battery operated toys, I’ll make the exception here because the Kaya just works really well with my anatomy & feels awesome. The Kaya definitely gets the Skinny Dip stamp of approval!
Given the high quality and reasonable price point of this toy, the Picobong Kaya makes the perfect first vibrator. From now until Feb. 15th the Kaya is on sale for $62. 50, making it a great option for anyone who is looking to upgrade their current vibe to something more luxurious, without breaking the bank.
Now, here’s the best part! To help you kick the winter blues I’m giving away a $25 gift certificate to EdenFantasys to one lucky reader. To enter, please leave a comment & let me know what you’d like to treat yourself to from the website (some new sexy lingerie? Beauty and Body products? a discreet vibrator?) Get extra entries by following the prompts below.
I will pick a winner on February 14th!
This post was sponsored by EdenFantasys. I received the products and a gift certificate for free in exchange for my honest assessment of the products. All opinions are my own.