Monday, December 16, 2013

Review of Medical ID Jewelry & A Giveaway!

Today's review & diabetesalicious holiday giveaway is all about stylish and pretty medical ID Jewelry, courtesy of
Just because you have a chronic illness, or any medical condition for that matter, shouldn't mean you have to wear ugly accessories.

I like shine and sparkle and glitter when it comes to my accessories, I am my mother's daughter after all. 
Yep. casual or dressed up, I like pretty & stylish bling - Add function to said pretty & stylish bling and I'm one happy camper!
But let's face it, the words "pretty" and "stylish" aren't what we usually think of when it comes to medical I.D. jewelry- And as far as I'm concerned, that's the primary issue people have with wearing medical ID's. 
So when Lauren's Hope asked me if I'd like to review their product, I jumped at the chance. 
Sidebar: LH has all sorts of medical Id jewelry for men and women, boys and girls and in all sorts of styles, so even if you're not in to sparkle and shine, they have you covered!
I had several events to go to in December and I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to test out Lauren's Hope form, function & WOW factor during the holidays.
I chose the Ooh-La-La bracelet pictured above and I've been wearing it for the past 3 weeks - And I love it!
Here's why: 
1. I love that people literally stop me in my tracks and tell me how pretty my bracelet is, and then usually take it a step further and tell me that they need a medical ID, but haven't gotten one yet because they haven't found one that fits their style. And then ask me where I got mine because they really like it.
2. I love that the medical ID tags are interchangeable with all the Lauren's Hope bracelets, so I can switch it out with other bracelets if I want to. 
3. Speaking of the medical ID tags, I love that the lobster clasps are incredibly durable and I love that the engraving on the tag is not only easy to read, but it's actually engraved into the tag, not stamped. 
And I love that I the Gardenia medical ID tag that I chose allows up to 5 lines, with 20 characters per line.
4. Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to medical ID & the info they contain about the person wearing the medical ID.
 The fact that I was able to put my name, that I had t1 diabetes, wore an insulin pump, oral med info and my doctor's name and phone number on the tag made me feel incredibly safe.
Knowing that my bracelet can convey my crucial medical info in the event that I could not, takes a HUGE burden off my mind.
5. As far as bracelet durability, I've washed dishes while wearing the bracelet and I've scrubbed the kitchen floor while wearing it - And it's help up just fine.
I've showered with the bracelet a few times without a problem. 
6. I've worn the my bracelet with jeans and sneakers and with my favorite sea green blue wrap dress and it looked phenomenal with both. 
7. I love looking down at my wrist and seeing a little piece of hope on my wrist~

8. Lastly, I love the fact that is offering the winner of today's giveaway a $50.00 gift certificate to their online store!
How to win: Leave a comment saying why you'd like to win today's giveaway & I'll announce the winner (along with the other winners from this week) on Friday~
**To enter the giveaway, you must have diabetes (doesn't matter the type,) or a caretaker/loved one of a person with diabetes.


Rachel said...

I'd love to win this because I love my own Lauren's Hope ID and change up my style regularly. However i wouldn't spend the winnings on myself, I would purchase it as a gift for a loved one. She has a med alert bracelet, but it literally has no information on it and I think she would benefit from a stylish bracelet with the important info on it.

Kristin said...

I would love to win the gift certificate to LaurensHope. They are so beautiful and not hideous like the traditional med alert bracelets. My parents are always harping on me to wear a med alert bracelet and this is one I would actually wear.

Laddie said...

This is the first giveaway that I have entered on any of the D websites this holiday season. I love my Lauren's Hope bracelet and because it is attractive, I have no problems wearing it 24/7/365. I often get compliments on my bracelet and only once has anyone noticed that it was a medical ID. At the same time I feel confident that the ID part of it is prominent enough that medical professionals/paramedics would notice it.

I am going to be selfish and hope to win the gift certificate to buy a second bracelet for me:-). Somehow being proud to wear my Lauren's Hope ID gives me a little more pride in my life with Type 1.

Brenda C. Boylan said...

Would love to win this for my 12 year old daughter. She needs a new alert bracelet and these are great!

Annie said...

I always have a hard time finding a bracelet I like and I've never tried any of the LH ones. I'd love to give one a try! They are so cute.

Bethany N Hoffmeister said...

I would like to win this b/c the bracelet I have is one with material which is fraying, and because it isn't "stylish" I keep it on my purse, which isn't *always* on my person. In the case of emergency, it would be great if I could have an identification Type 1 Diabetes Bracelet like this one!

Kristina said...

Would love to win this for my daughter w/T1D who refuses to wear her "traditional" alert bracelets...she wants something sassier!

Joanne said...

Elise needs a new bracelet and I would love to go on the website and let her to pick out what she wants! Her old bracelet is pretty scratched up (to the point of being unreadable)and is getting close to not fitting her anymore.

Elizabeth Fritz said...

I'd love this medical alert bracelet. It's gorgeous and serves a very important purpose. I need one of these. I hate that something so necessary is so pricey. I'd wear it all the time. Even if I'm not the lucky winner I still might look into getting one of these. They're fantastic.

Christel Marchand Aprigliano said...

After years of not wearing a medical ID, it was Lauren's Hope (and another PWD with some sage advice) that got me to wear one. And it's gorgeous. However, I'm pretty hard on my jewelry (I never take any of it off unless I must) and I am eyeing some heartier fare on Lauren's Hope's awesome website. Thank goodness for the interchangeable ID portion! (And here's a tip: Put your emergency contact on the ID bracelet. That's what I did and it's such a peace of mind!)
(I have to prove that I'm not a robot? Hmmm...I might be a robot.. after all, I wear a pump and a CGM.)

Paula Fairchild said...

this would be perfect for my T1d daughter. now that she's in high school she isn't too keen on the traditional necklace. I'd been telling her we will find something trendy after Christmas. She said she'd love to have a bracelet or fashionable medic alert jewelry. This would be perfect! :)

Robin said...

I would love to win this for my daughter. The third anniversary of her diabetes diagnosis is Friday. 12/20/2010 lives on in my memories, but has not stopped by daughter from shining like this bracelet. She lives live to the fullest. I am so proud to be her mom!

Kelli said...

I've been eyeing their jewelry for a while, this would give me the motivation (and means) to finally do it!

Jackie said...

I would love to win this so I can get a medical ID that matches what I like a bit more than the one I've currently got. It would be awesome to have a more custom one that's also legitimate rather than a silicone wristband.

Rebekah Giles said...

The Bird Bracelet and the Love one are so pretty! I wore a Laurens Hope ID all of this summer but it got stretched out while swimming! I'd love to replace it. :)(it was an elastic one)

Alexa Brenner said...

I would love to win this gift certificate to purchase a Lauren's Hope bracelet for a recently diagnosed friend. She's super cool, and deserves a bracelet that's just as cool as she is!

Osob Gabon said...

I would love to win because I don't let diabetes stop me from anything. I have lived with it form a young age and would love to show everyone diabetes isn't all doom and gloom with your beautiful braclet.

Meri said...

Need. Want. Love. I just got J one from Lauren's Hope for his birthday, L is due for a new one. His is getting to small. Sniff. Sniff.

Hannah said...

I'd love to have an medID bracelet that's not UGLY! These look great.

Anonymous said...

My current id bracelet is in need of repairs. Now that I'm a mom, I'd love a bracelet that allows me to add more information about my diabetes and who to contact in case of emergency.

Autumn K.

Sara said...

These are beautiful bracelets! I know the necessity of medical dis, but we shouldn't have to sacrifice style!

Sara said...

I'd like to win because I'd really like a new bracelet. The tag on my current one is pretty scratched.

I do like how often Lauren's Hope (and Hope Paige) give back to our community. I really appreciate their support.

PancreasticMom said...

Would love to win for my sweet daughter who has type 1. She would live a beautiful new bracelet to wear!!

Katie said...

I would love to win this so I can get my sweet 5 year old daughter a beautiful medical ID. Thanks for the opportunity!