Wednesday, November 4, 2015

#WishList: The MeCam Classic Captures YOUR Life's Moments!

Now that spring, summer and fall have completely flown by, winter is right around the corner (if you live in the north like I do!!) And, I always associate this time of the year with fond memories and heartwarming gifting! In this first post of my winter's #WishList series, perfect for the upcoming Christmas holiday, I'm reviewing a product that would be a great gift, but will also be useful in capturing all of the fun and loving memories.

The MeCam Classic is a small, lightweight POV camera that charges through a USB cord and carries a removable SD Card. It takes video, still photographs, and can film in Infrared mode. You can find it on Amazon in a variety of colors for $69.99 + free shipping, or on the MeCam website for $69.99. Here are the product facts, taken from Amazon:

  • Includes, One MeCam Classic, Charging/upload Cable & Necklace Cord
  • Video Resolution: 1280*720P, Video Frame Rate: 30 fps (frames per second), Video With Audio (10ft Radius/20ft Diameter)
  • Still Camera (5.0 Megapixel); Infrared lights to shoot in low light/dark conditions
  • System Compatibility: Windows/MacOS & Battery: Li-Ion (80 Minute Continuous Run Time)
  • Connection Upload and Charging: USB 2.0

Check out the video I took while walking through some woods. You can see that the filming was clearest when I was standing still or moving slowly. You can also hear the crunching of the sticks and leaves, which I thought was pretty cool!

First, let's talk about the PROS of the MeCam Classic: Obviously it's very small and lightweight with makes it portable and easy to use. You can just pin it to an item of clothing, or wear it as a necklace. Also, the USB charging and removable SD Card makes charging and uploading a breeze. Another point that I thought was impressive, was that such a small device can have so many functions- video, photography, and infrared functions. In my use of the camera, I found that it's best for taking video while staying still and capturing anything going on or moving in front of you. The audio is good quality too, so I will definitely use this over Christmas time to capture people opening their presents, or maybe Christmas carolers! 

Now, let's discuss some areas that you might consider CONS of the product: Being so small and lightweight definitely affects that stability of the camera. If you are moderately moving, or walking, during filming, the footage will be bouncy; it's definitely not for active filming. Also, something to keep in mind, is that the MeCam Classic is NOT high definition. Although MeCam does make an HD quality product that you can buy here.
Overall, the MeCam Classic is a fun gadget that is definitely unique. For a price of only $69.99, it definitely works well for what it's made for. Just remember, it works best if you keep the camera still and capture what is in front of you. Again, perfect for gift opening and Christmas morning! And if you're looking for something more professional quality, check out the MeCam HD! 

And guess what... if you're interested in a MeCam Classic of your own, or as an awesome #WishList gift for someone you know, here is an exclusive 20% off code for On The Fly readers! Just go to this site--> and use code tomoson20. 
I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for an honest review. All opinions and views expressed are completely my own. Photos were taken from MeCam Amazon's website. 

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Enhance Your Eyelashes with Beautonics

Prepping for a wedding requires crazy amounts of planning and coordinating. And of course, there is so much stress associated with it! But in the midst of all of the stress and craziness, I'm trying to make sure I'm physically prepared! I've been on a diet and exercise routine, using Crest White Strips, moisturizing my skin and more.

And one of the beauty regimens I've been most excited is using my new Beautonics Eyelash Enhancing Serum! I've always had thin and short lashes and even with mascara, they've never been show-stopping by any means. But I'd heard so many great things about this product, so needless to say I added it to my daily routine immediately.
 This tube looks like a tube of mascara with a thin, soft brush for easy application. Also you have to do is apply the serum, with the brush, at the base of your eyelashes once a day. I use it on both my top and bottom eyelashes.
One of the most impressive things about this serum is that it includes on plant-based ingredients. So there are no dangerous or elusive chemicals to worry about near your eyes. Some of the product's ingredients include various seed extract, leaf extract and root extract. I love what Beautonics says about this: "Your eyelashes are now vegan!" 

I've been using this product consistently for about 20 days now and I've started to notice a difference. My lashes are definitely getting longer! I'm hoping that with another 20 days of daily use, they'll also get thicker and sexier!! Just in time for the wedding!

There are a a ton of reviews on their Amazon page so go check out what kind of results others have had!

What products are staples of your beauty routine?
*I received this product complimentary from Tomoson in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. All views and opinions expressed are completely my own.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

#WeddingBelle: A Perfect Bridal Shower!

If you follow my blog, you'll notice that I've been slow on new posts lately. That's because it's less than 2 months until my wedding and holy cow, I've been busy!! So to make up for my last couple of slow weeks, I want to share with you all of the amazing details of my Bridal Shower and tips on how you can throw a perfect shower too!
My sister and I
My sister/Maid of Honor and I at the shower!
My Dress: As the bride, I had to dress the part! When else will I be able to wear so much white?! My dress from David's Bridal made me feel beautiful and comfortable while celebrating this special day.
TIP: If you're celebrating your own Bridal Shower, make sure you choose an outfit that represents you! It doesn't even have to be white; just make sure you FEEL your absolute best and you'll look gorgeous in anything!
The food spread that was laid out in our dining room. 
The Food: My Bridesmaids, as well as my family members, put out quite the spread!! This was a Sunday afternoon soiree so we had wraps, meatballs, buffalo chicken dip, fruit, veggies, and all kinds of salads! It was so nice to have a wide variety of food, where everyone could find something they loved!
My specialty cupcakes/bride cake!
The Cupcakes: One of my favorite surprises at my shower was the dessert! My family friend, who is also creating our wedding cake, made a variety of delicious cupcakes, along with a cake that was actually a bride! How cool is that?! It was such a special surprise that everyone enjoyed!
TIP: Custom made desserts, like cookies or cakes, are a great way to add a personal and festive touch to the shower! They don't have to be complicated either! Check out these adorable wedding-themed cookies from Southern Daisy that you can make yourself.
My sister, Christy, showing off her toilet paper wedding dress.
movie posters
The wall of photos, complete with our faces on some famous movie posters!!
The Games: No Bridal Shower is complete without some fun, interactive games and what my sister (and Maid of Honor,) Christy, had in store was beyond what I ever imagined!!! She had a couple of amazing games that I'd seen before, like Toilet Paper Couture where teams had to create a wedding dress out of toilet paper. We also played "What's in my Purse" where each player got points for the items they had in their purse. BUT, MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE GAME WAS "GUESS THAT MOVIE!" My sister spent countless hours on a website called where she photo-shopped mine and Jimmy's heads onto famous movie posters. Each player had to write down the name of the movie and for bonus points- the names of both the main actor and actress. This game was such a hoot and I love that I'll have these movie posters forever!
TIP: Pinterest is a perfect place to search for Bridal Shower games and ideas. These are a great way to keep everyone engaged and excited.
party favors
My sugar scrub party favors!
The Favors: Party favors are a great way to thank your guests for coming. My Bridesmaids found the favors on Etsy from BButtonsCo.  They were little purses with sugar scrub cubes to use in the shower. And I love the sign my sister made- "From Megan's Shower to Yours!"
Me and 6 out of 7 of my lovely bridesmaids!
And The Company: Most importantly, my Bridal Shower was as amazing as it was because of who was there. I felt so loved by all of my close friends and family surrounding me. There's no doubt that this was the absolute BEST part of my shower!!
TIP: Even though a Bride doesn't usually plan the Bridal Shower for herself, it's important that she have a say in who's invited. It's imperative that she's surrounded by everyone and anyone who she wants to be there, so even if it's a surprise party, be sure the Bride has given a thumbs up on the final guest list!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Tech Savvy Sunday: Security & Convenience with Square Cash

Technology is seriously amazing... especially when it makes every day life easier and more convenient! I'll be honest, I haven't been to an actual bank in quite a while and frankly, I don't miss it! I love the ability to take care of all of my financial issues at home, and now, I can swap money with people on the go using Square Cash!

Square Cash is completely free to download AND free to use! It's a secure way to send and receive money between others from anywhere, at anywhere. Plus, there really are two unique ways to use Square Cash:

1. Download the app and create an account! Then, through the app, you can request, pay or receive money from anyone else who has a Square Cash account! You can even add notes about what the money is for, so it's easy to keep track! Your account links to your debit card so when you pay, it's taken right out of your account, and when someone pays you money, it's deposited into that same account within seconds. It's really that easy!!

2. Create a $Cashtag! This allows anyone, even those who don't have a Square Cash account, to go to your website, input their debit card information, and pay you from there! For example, my $Cashtag is $MegTicho. So I can tell anyone to visit http://Cash.Me/$MegTicho and from that page, they can send me money! It's so cool and so unique. I can't even imagine all of the things you could use this for to make life easier.

Overall, Square Cash is all about convenience and allowing you to connect with others in a hassle-free and secure way. I highly recommend this app and will continue to use it in my everyday life!!

So download Square Cash and make today a Tech Savvy Sunday! 
This is a sponsored post in partnership with Square Cash and Her Campus Media. All words and opinions are my own.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

#WeddingBelle: My 6 month Checklist

It's getting down the last 3 months before my wedding and things are getting a little crazy! I'm starting the realize how important all of the details are and keeping To Do lists is the only thing keeping me sane! Check out my wedding planning progress below:

Month 1:
  • Hosted an engagement party
  • Picked a date and time
  • Set a budget
  • Booked the church and officiant
  • Booked the reception venue
  • Created a guest list
  • Blocked out hotel rooms

Month 2:
  • Took engagement photos
  • Chose and ask the bridal party
  • Picked my color palette
  • Bought my wedding dress
  • Booked the photographer
  • Booked the cake maker
  • Booked the DJ
  • Booked the honeymoon
  • Booked hair and makeup
  • Ordered and mailed Save the Dates
  • Created a wedding website

Months 3-5:
  • Met with and booked florist
  • Met with photographers
  • Met with Priest
  • Met with Cantor and chose our ceremony music
  • Bought honeymoon plane tickets
  • Chose first dance song
  • Created wedding registry
  • Ordered invitations
  • Groomsman chosen and ordered their tux rentals
  • Planned rehearsal dinner
  • Bridesmaids have begun to plan my bridal shower! 

Month 6:

  • Met with DJ
  • Created wedding day timeline
  • Met with church music director
  • Starting to choose readings
  • Purchased bridesmaid gifts
  • Got a guest book
  • Ring shopping
  • Met with cake baker
  • Addressed invitations
Not to much longer to go but lots to do! Stay tuned for next month's progress and checklist!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Product Alert! Get Creative with Stardom Crafts Chalk Markers

As you know, I'm always looking for unique and high quality products. And these new Stardom Crafts Liquid Chalk Markers I've been using are just that! 
The markers come in a box of 18 amazing colors and can be used on any non-porous surface like glass, chalkboards, mirrors and steel! The colors come out so vibrantly and smooth. Plus, the tip is reversible so you can write with a thick tip or a thin one! Not to mention, these markers are non-toxic and completely erase with just a wet cloth.
I've really been having so much fun playing with these chalkboard markers. In fact, I bought a chalkboard at Michael's and they work great on that surface. I've been using it as a  Doodle-board and have been encouraging all of my house greats to draw something fun! All of my friends who have tried these markers love them so far. 

I'm even going to use them to make some cool boards and signs for our wedding so stay tuned for the finished products! Check out the Stardom Crafts Liquid Chalk Markers for your own creative crafts! 

Have you ever used liquid chalk markers?
*I received this product complimentary in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. All opinions and views expressed are my own.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Friday Favorites Spotlight- COMFORT+ Technology

Welcome to the fourth week of my new post series- Friday Favorites. Every Friday, I'll share with you all of the random things I've been obsessing over this week. And today, I'm shining the spotlight on a stand-out product that I LOVE! Enjoy!

Okay, so I am so PSYCHED about this new product I've been using that I can't even think of an a proper intro... so I'm just going to dive right in!
The Silicon Devices COMFORT+ Headphones are light and mobile! They're unlike any headphones I've ever used before! Equipped with Bluetooth technology, these headphones are wireless and so lightweight. Using Bluetooth, they connect to my iPhone so I can wirelessly listen to music, podcasts and audio books with high def sound quality! 
These are seriously ideal for working out; all you need is your device nearby and you're good to go! They won't hold you back from hitting hard and moving freely. Plus, the package comes with ear buds of various sizes so that you can really pick the ones that feel the most comfortable for you! 
One top of all this awesomeness, these small headphones pack some extra surprises. There are actually buttons on the outside of the small earbuds; they allow you to increase or decrease the volume, as well as switch a track. PLUS, you can answer your phone and have a full conversation through the headphone's microphone!! So really, these headphones are ideal for any situation, working out, traveling, while at work, really anywhere you can think of! 
I really can't recommend this product enough. When I first opened the package, I loved finding all of the different elements and surprises hidden in this little product! The entire package contains a carrying case, the USB cord for charging, various sizes of ear buds, and of course, the headphones with all of the buttons and microphone. 

These Silicon Devices COMFORT+ Headphones are all about comfort and freedom. For about $50, they are so useful, convenient, and really very technologically innovative (don't you just love living in 2015?!)

What kind of headphones do you use?
*I received this product complimentary from in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. As always, all opinions and views expressed are entirely my own.