2.06.2016

A Wild Tonic Vintage • Shop Preview 2/6/16.

A Wild Tonic Vintage • Shop Preview 2/6/16.
A Wild Tonic Vintage • Shop Preview 2/6/16.
A Wild Tonic Vintage • Shop Preview 2/6/16.
A Wild Tonic Vintage • Shop Preview 2/6/16.
A Wild Tonic Vintage • Shop Preview 2/6/16.
A Wild Tonic Vintage • Shop Preview 2/6/16.
A Wild Tonic Vintage • Shop Preview 2/6/16.
A Wild Tonic Vintage • Shop Preview 2/6/16.
A Wild Tonic Vintage • Shop Preview 2/6/16.

At long last, new vintage is heading into the shop. Happy Saturday, friends! :)

2.01.2016

My Vintage Valentine.


My Vintage Valentine.

Some pretty pinks and reds to help get into the Valentine's Day spirit. 12345678910

1.29.2016

Winter Storm Jonas 2016.

Winter Storm Jonas 2016.
Winter Storm Jonas 2016.
Winter Storm Jonas 2016.
Winter Storm Jonas 2016.
Winter Storm Jonas 2016.
Winter Storm Jonas 2016.
Winter Storm Jonas 2016.
Winter Storm Jonas 2016.
Winter Storm Jonas 2016.
Winter Storm Jonas 2016.

Well, we finally got the snow I've been waiting for! About 20" fell on Asbury Park last weekend, and I was holed up on my friends' couch seven blocks from my apartment. We snacked, drank, napped. I watched "The Martian" and "The Revenant" and did some spreadsheeting™ for my job like a real nerd. Lots of shore towns experienced heavy flooding, but AP fortunately was spared. Diana and I took a trek out into the storm one night. The snow was up to our knees, the wind was wild, and we stayed out there for maybe ten minutes at the most. Sunday morning, we went down to the beach. The waves were insane and there was snow on the sand, which I've never seen before!

P.S. The "Let it Go" coloring book giveaway winner has been announced. Click over to see if you're the lucky winner! :)

1.06.2016

CLOSED | REVIEW + GIVEAWAY: "Let It Go! Coloring and Activities to Awaken Your Mind and Relieve Stress"

Let It Go!
Let It Go!
Let It Go!
Let It Go!
Let It Go!

I know everyone always says it, but this is the first year that the holidays felt truly ~stressful~ for me. As an "adult" this year (no longer a "kid" when you're pushing 30, but still have to sit at the kid's table), I had many presents to buy. This is my first year living on my own away from my parents' house, so a lot of traveling had to be done. Worst of all, I had to work on Christmas Eve morning, and Christmas Eve is our big day. I actually found myself quoting Brand New every day in December, at least twice daily: Is this the way a toy feels when its batteries run dry? Blah blah blah, everyone is stressed at the end of year, right? Well, this review couldn't have come at a better time.

Let It Go!

By now, I'm sure you've heard of, or perhaps even tried your hand at adult coloring. When I was in Belfast, a few of my friends had these lovely coloring books and markers on their coffee table. They told me that they would come home after a long, stressful day at work, drink some tea, and color while they watched television. I was intrigued, but not 100% sold on the idea. When I was a kid, coloring wasn't a fun activity. As a typical type-a/big sister/Virgo, I was a total perfectionist. Ask my mom! If a single bit of color went outside of the lines, it was ruined. Tears were shed and the page was ripped out. God help us if it was a good page, like Belle in her yellow dress or Ariel on the rock with the waves splashing up around her.

Let It Go!

While I have lightened up significantly in my old age, I still didn't think adult coloring was for me. I saw lots of friends on Instagram posting photos of their work, always double-tapping with a tinge of jealously. When the kind folks at Juan Derful, Ink recently reached out to me to do a review of their coloring book, I thought it was the perfect opportunity.

The book is called "Let It Go! Coloring and Activities to Awaken Your Mind and Relieve Stress", illustrated by Sherise Seven, and it's full of finely detailed art, inspirational words, and stress-relieving activities. Perfect for adults and teens, the book combines self-help and creativity in the best way. No longer was I worried about making sure the colors I used were true-to-life, nor did I worry if I colored outside of the lines! I recently spent an evening coloring while watching "Making a Murderer" (if anyone wants to talk theories, hit me up!) and it truly helped with the stress, which I think is very telling. ;)

Also, how great is the color protector page, specifically designed so your colors don't bleed? Brilliant!


We feel that the messages of positivity, a calm soul, and letting stress go are extremely important for everyone today.




A Wild Tonic readers can use code "WILDTONIC" for 10% off of the book from now until January 31st!
Now, onto the giveaway...


THE FABULOUS PRIZE:
One copy of "Let It Go! Coloring and Activities to Awaken Your Mind and Relieve Stress"

RULES AND HOW TO ENTER:
Watch the Video Flip Through above and leave a comment with your favorite page in the book.
And for a bonus entry, follow A Wild Tonic on Bloglovin (and leave a second comment).
Don't forget to leave a way to contact you in your comment, in case you're the lucky winner.
The giveaway is open worldwide, and the winner will be randomly chosen and announced on 1/20 at 9PM. Good luck! :)


P.S. The Firmoo giveaway winner has been announced. Click over to see if you're the lucky winner! :)

UPDATE: Congratulations to the winner, Stacy!
Let It Go Winner


Disclaimer: Product provided by Juan Derful, Ink, but all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting those who support this blog. :)

12.17.2015

CLOSED | GIVEAWAY: Win a Pair of Glasses from Firmoo!


If you've been hanging out around A Wild Tonic for a while, you probably know about my great love for Firmoo glasses. I've been working with the lovely folks at Firmoo since 2012, and I wear one of the pairs of glasses they send me almost every single day. My current favorites are the black ones I'm wearing in the first photo in this post/the photo in my sidebar. I can't say enough good things about Firmoo–solid quality, crazy-great selection, fast shipping, and helpful customer service. What more can you ask for really?

Here's a few of my favorite outfits featuring my Firmoo specs: WEARING • Work It Out and WEARING • Cat Eye and Animal Print. That second post was shot in Asbury Park before I lived here! Seems like ages ago. Anyway, you can find more of my favorite Firmoo looks here. Now, onto the giveaway!



THE FABULOUS PRIZE:
One pair of Firmoo glasses with free shipping to US from this page. (Prize includes the frames and standard 1.50 index single vision lenses. Upgraded lenses and add-ons will be available for an extra fee.)

RULES AND HOW TO ENTER:
Comment below with a link to your favorite pair of Firmoo eyeglasses.
And for a bonus entry, follow A Wild Tonic on Bloglovin (and leave a second comment).
Don't forget to leave a way to contact you in your comment, in case you're the lucky winner.
The winner will be randomly chosen and announced on 1/4 at 9PM. Good luck! :)

SOME LINKS:
FirmooFacebookTwitterInstagram



UPDATE: Congratulations to the winner, Taryn!

Disclaimer: Product provided by Firmoo, but all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting those who support this blog. :)

12.16.2015

Lulu*s Style Studio 2015 at NYFW

Lulu*s Style Studio 2015 at NYFW
Lulu*s Style Studio 2015 at NYFW
Lulu*s Style Studio 2015 at NYFW
Lulu*s Style Studio 2015 at NYFW
Lulu*s Style Studio 2015 at NYFW

I just found this post in my drafts, guys! This event was in September, but I'm still going to talk about it today because why not? Lulu*s Style Studio events are always such a great time, and this most recent one was no exception. I brought along my sister and our long-time family friend, Alex. These Style Studio events are always super organized and run really smoothly, but this one was the best so far. Everything was wonderful. (Shout-out to Steph, Cara, and Tierney for all their hard work!)

The items we picked up were: the Some Like It Haute Coral Red Jacquard Skater Dress, the Nice Two Know You Black Two-Piece Dress, and the Black Swan Drizzle Washed Grey Lace Top

11.12.2015

REVIEW: Pink Specs from GlassesShop.com!






Glasses have become part of my identity in the last few years. While they are a necessity, they can certainly be a fashion statement all on their own. I have many pairs of eyeglasses, but these are without a doubt the most unique! GlassesShop offered to send me a pair of prescription eyeglasses to review, and I decided on something a little less ordinary. These pink pretties are great for days when my outfit is a little more simple, but they're also perfect for a fun retro look too!

I recently wore them on a trip down to the boardwalk with my dog Jack. Since I moved to Asbury Park, I've tried to spend as much time as I can walking around and exploring, at least until it gets too cold. This day in particular was a little breezy but offered a beautiful sky during sunset. We walked past the last Stone Pony Summer Stage show, down to the Convention Hall, and even further to the 8th Ave dog beach! We were the only ones there, so we took some selfies, read a bit of my tarot book, and got very sandy before walking back to our apartment.

GlassesShop.com focuses on online eyeglasses and sunglasses, and they're offering a discount to A Wild Tonic readers! You can use coupon code GSHOT50 for 50% off eyeglasses and sunglasses with free lenses (sale frames excluded) at this link: http://www.glassesshop.com/promotion/prescription-eyeglasses So if you're in the market for a pair of high-quality yet cheap glasses, check it out! They also have a new campaign called "First Pair Free" in which all new customers can get a pair of free glasses (except the shipping and handling fee).




Disclaimer: Product provided by GlassesShop.com, but all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting those who support this blog. :)
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