Holiday Gift for Fashionable Women
Far too often, outerwear and accessories offer function without considering fashion. I know deep down that having an effective toque, sturdy boots or a wide umbrella is more important than what the accessories themselves look like, but I can’t help but crave fun and fashionable pieces just the same. When I find a company that knows functional accessories don’t have to be boring, I can’t help but be thrilled. Cheeky Umbrella does exactly that with their stylishly saucy umbrellas for women and children, and I was thrilled when I was given a chance to review one of their popular styles for myself.
I received the Sizzle long umbrella to review. This umbrella is completely unlike any umbrella I have ever seen before. The difference starts with the style, which is trendy, modern and fun. The black umbrella features a fiery orange and pink pattern around the bottom edge that adds a great touch of drama and flash to the basic black. The inside of the umbrella is orange with the coy phrase, “I sizzle in the drizzle” printed on the bottom edge in white. I loved the way that I was the only one that could see the phrase as I walked, and I also enjoyed the way the bright colors around the edge of the umbrella lit up my overall look.
The Cheeky Umbrella’s features don’t stop there, though! In addition to being the most beautifully stylish umbrella imaginable, it is also phenomenally functional! A traditional umbrella usually has to be pushed up until it locks into place. Then, when the time comes to put the umbrella away, there is a small button that has to be ever so carefully pushed in so that the umbrella can be retracted. I have pinched my fingers in these common umbrellas more than once in the past, and as a result I am always incredibly awkward and hesitant with them. Fortunately, the Cheeky Umbrella is a whole different story!
This spring loaded umbrella is the most easy-to-use umbrella I could ever have imagined. By pressing a small button just above the handle, the umbrella springs open smoothly, cleanly and easily without the slightest effort on my part. Because the spring-loaded action is what opens the umbrella, there are no awkward buttons or wires to push down when the time comes to put the umbrella away. Rather, I simply pull down on the umbrella’s inner ring until it is completely closed. When I hear a small click, I know that the umbrella had been locked in the retracted position and will stay that way until the next time I press the button to open it up again. There is no hassle, no clumsiness and best of all, no chance of pinching my fingers!
To many people’s amazement, Saskatchewan has actually had a fair bit of rain this December. It has caused some horrific driving conditions since the province is also covered in several feet of snow, but it did give me ample opportunity to test out my umbrella. The feeling I got when I walked down the street with my Cheeky Umbrella was just great, and everything about using it made me feel confident and classy. The quick and smooth method of opening the umbrella was sensational and when I swung the umbrella up over my head and sauntered downtown, I knew that I looked as good as I felt. The umbrella is nice and wide to offer great protection and is also made of very tough material treated with Teflon fabric protector so that it offers superior wind and rain blocking and unparalleled durability.
Cheeky Umbrella offers stylish umbrellas in both women’s and children’s patterns, with their signature cheeky phrases printed on almost every umbrella. A Cheeky Umbrella would make a great gift for a stylish friend or family member and the company’s children’s umbrellas are the perfect gift to help your child make the most of rainy days. For beautiful and functional umbrellas that are as easy to use as they are fun to carry, check out Cheeky Umbrella today!
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