Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Anne Taintor - Review and Giveaway

I received products for review. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services. Your opinions and results may differ.
My life isn't perfect by any means and I'm okay with that. I'm not the accomplished housewife and I irk my husband and kids on a daily basis. I don't fit any cookie cutter mold. In fact, I'm pretty horrible at even using cookie cutters. I think that's partly why Anne Taintor appeals to me so greatly. Her fabulous products are delivered with quirky, contemporary humor and retro graphics. Whether it's work, home, travel, romance, or life in general, Anne Taintor makes you stop and laugh. It's class mixed with sass.


Anne Taintor, Inc. is the original vintage humor company. The company's signature style - wry text juxtaposed against images of idealized women from the 1930s, 40s, and 50s - appears on magnets, sticky notes, eco-friendly totes, and dozens of other products. The models featured on Anne Taintor products are real people who posed for advertisements in their time period. With the holidays coming up, Anne Taintor merchandise would make perfect gifts for your girl friends, relatives, or co-workers who are bold and brassy.
I have a few Anne Taintor pieces in my home and was giddy to recently review more. The Born to Be Wild Emery Boards were quickly claimed by Allyson. She keeps the matchbook-style folder of nail files in her purse and grabs one when she needs to file her nails. I personally won't use them because emery boards of any kind make my skin crawl (It's one of my quirks). I will say, however, I like the cute design of the folder that features four women in their bathing suits. The emery boards, when grouped together, have a blue and white cloud design. Allyson likes that she can put the emery boards back in place when she's done using one until it's time to use it again. She also likes that they fit perfectly in her purse. They are smaller than a regular size emery board, but they still do the intended job filing nails.

Anne Taintor luggage bags are durable matte vinyl tags with sturdy straps and ID card inserts. Each features an Anne Taintor model with a catchy saying. The one Allyson has for her luggage has the words Think of me as "unexpected turbulence". The other side is used for the personal ID card to properly claim luggage. Allyson was using a generic luggage tag for her bags, but is jazzed that she now has one that's durable and cute.

Newly added to the Anne Taintor product line are knee socks. There are currently seven designs available. Eye-catching eccentric socks are my thing and these fit the bill. I have the Born to be Wild knee socks and they definitely don't go unnoticed when I wear them. They are 14" from heel to top and comfortable to wear. The knee socks don't feature the realistic models usually used by Anne Taintor, but they are still super cute. The 'Born to be Wild' pair are prominently black, yellow, and blue with four womenly characters splashing in the beach.

Win It!

One person will win Anne Taintor merchandise that includes:

Knee Socks - Born To Be Wild (ARV $9.99)

Luggage Tag - Think of me as "unexpected turbulence" (ARV $9.99)

Emery Boards - Born to Be Wild (ARV $4.99)

*This is a Rafflecopter giveaway open to residents of the USA.*

a Rafflecopter giveaway

74 comments:

Mami2jcn said...

I like the "on second thought... let's get drunk and order pizza!" towel.

Michele said...

I like the "of course it buys happiness" coin purse

Ashley Rexrode said...

I love the holiday napkins

Ashley turicik on the rafflecopter

Donna Warrington said...

I LOVE her Flasks

why do dishes when you can do daiquiris? is my favorite...LOL

Take care,
Donna

Kristin said...

I love the Magnets and have a few at home.

Kelly Amos said...

I like the Knee Socks:
you say "crazy cat lady" like it's a bad thing.

Jackie said...

I like the "another day in paradise..." cosmetic bag
Thank you!

ababe28 said...

I like the 2014 Wall Calendar (classic)
Ann B.

Sacha Schroeder said...

I would love the I dreamed my whole house was clean... canvas print!

tammy said...

would love any of the 4 hostess trays...so fun

Theresa said...

Those are such fun and adorable items! I really do love those socks. I am a sucker for whimsical socks like that!

CatOLuck said...

I like the you're never too old... to try something stupid knee socks.

Christine Mondy said...

I want the "....or we could order Chinese." magnet lol.

abedabun dawn said...

I love the 16 oz tumbler / because I'm the mother, that's why

Toystory said...

I'd like the classic change purse.. can you believe I have a ziploc bag in my purse for change! Oh the one that says.. hurry up the kids are catching up... or similar.
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Shooting Stars Mag said...

I like the born to be wild lip balm

aajacques said...

Born to be wild flask

bison61 said...

I like the lip balm - guess where I'm tattooed

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jakiesmom said...

I like can I retire now sticky pad

Dorothy Teel said...

I love this and would like to have it for my home cause it is my thoughts exactly. Hostess Trays - I love not camping

Rachel WifeThenMama said...

I love the calendar and the magnet that says "what am I making for supper? why, sweetie, I'm making whatever the hell I want served with a side of eat it or starve"

carolwegs said...

I think i wouldlike but I wanted a pony Book. I think it would be so fun to look at. great for the coffee table. thanks

rubynreba said...

2014 wall calendar

gen meredith said...

i like the magnet that says because puppies never have affairs with their secretaries

Jennifer Blanton said...

2014 calendar would be good

Wendy Rozema said...

I like the 2014 wall calendar

Angela snoozy said...

I really want the "Another day in paradise..." cosmetic bag!

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FromFurrin said...
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FromFurrin said...

I'd love to have the "old enough to know better... too young to give a rat's ass" cosmeetic bag. Perfect saying... Thanks for the giveaway.

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aperry said...

I like the change is good coin purse.

Maria Gagliano said...

I love the change purse, the hostess tray and the mini trays. Adorable.

slb3334 said...

I like the i know i walked into this room for a reason.

Danielle Lima said...

I love the someone called...about something... Sticky Notes. I would so use these at work.

Sara Goodhind said...

I love the towel that says "make your own damn dinner.

Tram Le said...

I also like the inner beauty is for amateurs mini tissues.

Katie said...

did somebody say "open bar"? flask! ":)

mecarolks said...

I like the 2014 wall calendar.

sweepmom said...

I like the walk faster... the children are catching up mini trays.

Karen Drake said...

I would like the Anne Taintor 2014 wall calendar.

dario moniz said...

I like the the day was in dire need of a Ctrl+Alt+Delete coasters

Debra said...

we go together like drunk and disorderly flask

Danielle jones said...

I want the flask.

Sky Kory said...

I like the Flash Drives on the website.

tatertot374 said...

Christmas Greeting cards are cute

Zenetta Smith said...

The coin purse: screw the budget.

Hotsnotty2 said...

I like the change is good coin purse.

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wendy wallach said...

f men are from Mars let's send some of them back magnet

Heather said...

I would love to have the Floaty Pen that says "Screw the Budget"

trichie said...

would like the pill box

KyleetheCarrotChaser said...

The mug with this saying is awesome: from scratch? why yes... I scratched the label right off the bakery's box.

NeraCaligula said...

I would like the "she could never remember which was better... ...safe? ...or sorry?" lip balm.

bbrittbrat1398 said...

I like the born to be wild lip balm.

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barbara stenby said...

frugal is such an ugly word coin purse

MELINA said...

I like the cosmetic bag you're never too old... to try something stupid

littlelatina said...

I love the old enough to know better cosmetic purse!

SIERA TRUJILLO said...

I love Anne Taintor's works. I read her book "Someone Has to Set a Bad Example" a few months ago and laughed so much.

KrazeKatLady said...

I like the shot glasses too!

bac1 said...

or we could order Chinese magnet

tina reynolds said...

I love the 2014 Agenda

Molli Vandehey said...

jut about any of the socks

Kim Drolet said...

I want the smart ass wallpaper for my cell phone!!!

Dana Beatty said...

I discovered Anne decades ago and continue to enjoy her each year that come

Heather De Luna said...

I'm thinking magnetic notepads!

Jennifer Q. said...

I like the 2014 calendar

Susan Smoaks said...

i like the floaty Pen that says "Screw the Budget"

Melanie Montgomery said...

I like the 2014 wall calandander

Buddy Garrett said...

I would like to have the born to be wild Mini Tray.

kathy pease said...

I like the old enough to know better... too young to give a rat's ass cosmetic bag :)

Atreau said...

I like the she was comforted by the knowledge that..iphone case.

Renee G said...

I love the he gave new meaning to "dressing the turkey" cards.

ferriz said...

the born to be wild flask is great.

danielle marie xdanimarie(at)yahoo(dot)com

Gianna said...

because I'm the mother... that's why towel.

*Dusty* said...

I would love the born to be wild floaty pen! I have a mad pen obsession!

abedabun dawn said...

Looks like I won! Wooohoooo! Thank you!