Kuru Footwear Review

When I was little during pool parties the other kids were always amazed that my foot prints were almost a perfect foot. They thought it was cool but I knew even then that it wasn’t something to be proud of but rather it meant issues to come. Fast forward to high school where I got knocked down by a swinging door in high heels which lead to my first foot surgery. Currently, I still have issues with my feet so one night I started doing research because to be honest, yes there are shoes out there to help your feet but the majority are hideous. As a young adult I feel that is a major problem with the footwear market since if they do not look cute they will not be worn until years down the line when severe damage is already done. 

That night of research I found Kuru footwear which I would have never tried had it not been for their amazing return policy and in depth descriptions. The site is set up to choose between several foot issues and then the site will recommend specific styles to best suit their specific needs. Plus there are styles that are actually in style, rather than rocking sexy orthotics. I purchased two pairs and decided to try them out for months before sharing my review with you guys. Style and an initial try on are not enough when it comes to footwear for foot issues. I also analyzed their comfort, wear, and how easy they were to keep clean. 

Let’s discuss comfort first, well to say the least they are unlike any sneaker I have worn thus far. Prior to purchasing Kuru’s I had always used an insert to aid my arch or lack there of, however, Kuru’s had an even better insert than I had. The insert comes up higher on the inside of the shoe to create an arch with cushion rather than hard plastic, creating a better walking experience altogether. After the first try on I was amazed at the comfort and stability it gave my feet. When it comes to wear I must say there was an issue with the Roam shoes that puzzled me in the first couple of weeks. This specific pair started to crack around the edge of the leather, I am not sure if it is from how I put the shoes on or what. Although I could have returned them for this as it was still in the first 45 days, I decided to keep them because it was on the inside of the shoe. There was also some threads that came apart on the Atom pair, however, I believe there were just extra threads as there is no missing areas on the shoes. A simple damp cloth or baby wipe is enough to keep these shoes looking brand new which I appreciate as well.

In the tutorial below I showcase all of the “issues” with the wear of the shoes, a try on view and show how I clean them. If you have any further questions about this review please feel free to reach out. This is not a sponsored post but I am happy to answer any questions I can. Also leave a comment or direct message if you have tried out Kuru footwear. 

XOXO Faith

Unboxing Brother PE550D + New Brothread

This one has been a long time coming and I could not be more excited to share this new journey with you all. Branching into a new form of art is always a learning curve so it is expected that it will come with mass frustrations alongside joy. First I want to address the mass inflation that has been happening in the crafting world, since people are still jumping onto the hands on art of creating, companies are fluctuating prices so make sure to do some research if you too are looking to start a new craft.

Mic Review & Comparison | Tzumi

Sound can be a make it or break it issue for a lot of avenues which is why I am reviewing an external microphone. There is no bigger let down than watching back a video with a mysterious buzzing sound or someone sneezing in the distance. On the mark there are thousands of external microphones to choose from so here are some things to look for while browsing. First, make sure the mic has the ability to hook up or connect to whatever device you are wanting it to. Do not take the word of the ad, actually do your homework to see if your specific equipment is compatible with each other. You will see why in the video audio review test below. Next is all about budget, with the market being so widespread there are cheap and expensive options to choose from. The specific microphone that I picked retails for $29.99  which is incredibly affordable. Last but not least, make sure it is practical, if it bulks up your equipment do you see yourself actually using it and traveling with it daily. 

Unboxing & Audio Comparison

While yes there were qualities that were quite the draw back for the price, I am rather happy with the quality. The draw backs include that the mic was not compatible for my DSLR camera and the weird humming sound. Both of which are easy fixes to adapt to. For starters the compatibility, I was able to connect it with my phone instead. However with most phones moving to no headphone jack that could pose a problem in the future. The humming issue was easy to edit by simply decreasing the background noise while editing which gave great results. Normally I use this function but the results are iffy. Let me know what you think of this review as well as any questions you may have regarding this product. Also, if you use an external microphone let me know what kind as well you actually like and how you use it. 

XOXO Faith

Brookstone Ring Light | Unboxing & Review

Happy new year! To kick off this year I have decided to do a two part review on two different products that I am testing out for filming equipment. This week’s is for the ever famous ring light. Ring lights can be very expensive which is what has set me back from adding one to my gear. However, if you switch over to looking at ring lights specifically made for phones they are a bit cheaper. The features I was looking for were a bluetooth remote, brightness settings (the ability to dim), a flexible height range and under fifty dollars. After a bit of searching I found the Brookstone 10” Bluetooth shutter Ring Light. It retails for $59.99 but was on sale for $29.97 when I purchased it. Prior to the light arriving at my doorstep my sister purchased one from Home Goods for around ten dollars so of course I was intrigued to see what the major differences would be.

ATG Scotch 3M & Tombow Glue Pen | REVIEW

Creating is one of my passions so whenever I find out about a gadget that will make things a little simpler I am always on edge to try it out for myself. Since I received my Cricut there has been nonstop talk about the ATG guns by Scotch. All the crafters I follow have been saying that it makes crafting a breeze and works like a champ with almost all medias. Once my adhesive squares had run out, yes the scrapbooking ones, I decided it was time to give the advanced tape glider (ATG) a chance. At first I was excited and anxious as it is way bigger to work with then little mounting squares and a lot more expensive in comparison. There is a thing called coupon courage and let me tell you this was one of those times and on the way to the counter I also saw a glue pen to try too. Since the ATG is a larger tool compared to what I was used to I thought the glue pen would help cover any smaller intricate details that the tape glider couldn’t cover with ease. 

Aromatherapy for Anxiety: Does it Work?

Anxiety has been a constant roller coaster that I am tired of being on. After some research on how to surpass anxiety I came across aromatherapy as an all-natural remedy. The company Plant Therapy came up as a premium brand for aromatherapy, so I purchased the pre-diluted roll-on Worry Free Synergy.

Review: Color Street Nails

A few months ago I purchased these nail polish strips from a festival vendor. Since the designs were so unique I waited until my birthday to try them out. While I have tried nail strips or as I call them nail stickers before these ones are advertised as being 100% REAL nail polish, so I was curious as to if Color Street nails were overall higher quality than competing brands.

Get Bendy: Review

While I’ve owned Get Bendy for a couple of years now, I recently committed to set aside time for myself to stretch four days a week. Taking out my tablet to follow the Get Bendy program always seemed draining, mainly because the tablet was a bit outdated that I had installed it on. Needless to say, it would shut off every other page, which led me to printing out the Get Bendy Guide.

DetraPel Review

Summer is one of those seasons when I want to break out those squeaky clean white on white shoes. Then the little voice in the back of my mind goes through a checklist of the day’s activities to protect the innocence of those beautiful white sexy chucks. The wet grass, dust, dirt, the possibility of someone spilling something on them.

Apple Pencil Review

The Background

As an artist, sketching, doodling and so on are a huge part of my creative expression outlet. Since tablets came into existence, I have always been a more paper and #2 pencil kind of person. The first tablet I tried was a Samsung that came with a stylist specifically for drawing, I fell in love. However, after a couple years it starts to lag due to upgrades past it’s capabilities. Long story short, I decided to try the iPad for the first time when they came out with the Apple Pencil, specifically for university and sketching.