A couple of weeks ago I received the waterfall scarf from Blue Bird Chic in the mail, right away I could not wait to get it out of the package and on to my camera. I recently upgraded my Canon camera from a 7D to a 6D and I wanted to upgrade my strap as well! When I am out all day shooting an event with my camera the Canon camera strap starts to feel really heavy in my neck and scratches, rubs and irritates. I have long hair, so I sometimes put my hair down and put my camera strap over my neck and my hair kind of sort of works as a barrier to protect the Canon camera strap from making direct contact with my skin and scratching my neck. I say kind of sort of because this only seems to work for about 10 minutes before I get too hot. I always get hot while doing a photo shoot and it's even worse if the event is outside.
Do the Bluebird Chic camera straps really work? In a one word answer - YES!!! I took it out for a test run the day after receiving it and was amazed!! The soft drape of 100 % cotton double gauze fabric hangs gently around your neck feels heavenly. I was outside for a 3 hour photo shoot and noticed a huge difference in the way I felt. It felt super comfy the whole time, and it was so nice to wear something comfortable and fashionable that cut down on my fatigue level. Not to mention that I got multiple compliments from strangers throughout the day admiring my new strap!!
The waterfall camera strap was so cute and comfortable that I kind of want (need) one in every color/pattern now, to match my outfits!
I was also pleasantly surprised at the amount of quality and workmanship that went into my camera strap order. The owner Leah, takes several steps to make sure that each one is made with premium quality goods, by hand for you.
Here's a bit more detail:Each scarf camera strap is created with a 36" (86cm) premium quality 100% cotton fabric featuring exquisite weave and threadcount. Each end is finished with a hand cut, genuine leather tabs, burnished and sealed with a balsam made from an all natural blend of waxes to seal the leather edges. The 12" (30cm) length of 3/8" wide nylon webbing is both glued, and double stitched into the leather tabs for durability and security. Functional length when attached to camera is 48". Each tab is finished with a custom fabric button. Fits all standard dslr cameras.
The scarf camera straps are my favorite, and there is a wide selection of high quality scarf straps in their shop! Besides the scarf straps, Bluebird Chic has other products too. They have padded camera straps in an assortment of fun trendy patterns, neck scarf, key fobs, and this adorable rosette and woodgrain camera strap! They also have other fun products in the works!! Make sure that you stop by and check out their shop, and tell them I sent you.
They are running a special right now when you mention my name Code GINALIDEROS for 20% off purchase, shop link: http://bluebird-chic.myshopify.com/
Now for the fun part, it's giveaway time!!!
Would you love to win a fun camera strap like mine? Well, here's your chance! This giveaway is for one item of the winner's choice from Blue Bird Chic. That's right you get to pick what you want!
Enter to win with these 4 required steps + bonus entries:
- Follow me on Instagram @ginalideros and like the giveaway image on my IG feed
- Follow Bluebirdchic on Instagram @bluebirdchicllc
- Repost the giveaway image on your IG feed
- Use the hashtag #bluebirdchic2015giveaway AND tag me @ginalideros (this is the only way to find you for the random drawing)
Bonus entries - for every 3 friends you tag on my giveaway post on Instagram, I'll give you a bonus entry. Tag 6 friends for 2 bonus entries, 9 friends for 3....the more the merrier!
I will announce the winner one week from today on my blog and instagram so make sure to check back in by end of day May 11th, 2015.
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