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Monday, August 13, 2012

Hello Kitty POP Phone: It's Purrr-fect!

Hey Everybody! How do you like my new Hello Kitty POP Phone? It's sweet isn't it!?! Not only does it look sweet, but the benefits are even sweeter. Let me fill you in. Have you heard chatter around the web about cell phone radiation? Your cell phone emits a certain amount of radiation and it can adversely effect your health.

Cell phone radiation? Yes! Studies are inconclusive, but long-term cell phone use (10 years or longer) and cell phone radiation are linked to brain tumors, cancer and other disturbing ailments. You can read about them here.

Check YOUR cell phone! My iPhone 4S emits 1.11 SAR (the SAR limit in the US/Canada is 1.6 watts per kilogram and in Europe it's 2.0 watts per kilogram). Click this link to see what yours is (it also gives a listing of cell phones with the highest and lowest limits). Astonishing isn't it? What's even more disturbing is that they're thinking about INCREASING the amount of radiation emitted. Read about it here.

Purchase a POP phone! When a representative contacted me about the Hello Kitty POP Phone and said how it could reduce my exposure up to 99%, I was all Kitty ears! HaHaHa I don't want to take ANY risks as it relates to my health. I'm happy to feature this product on my blog.

Native Union is the creator of the POP phone and they collaborated with Sanrio to create this really cute retro handset. You just plug it into your cell phone and you're protected from harmful radiation up to 99% when you talk on your phone. See if your cell phone is compatible here.

Cute phone! The box is adorned with pretty polka dots and the phone is soft to the touch. The Hello Kitty POP Phone comes in 3 wonderful colors (black, pink, white), has a custom molded 3D bow and cat ears. Plus it's only $39.99.

When it comes to your health, is there really a price? I have an aunt out of state that can TALK! HaHa So to use up my cell phone minutes, I'm going to use this headset, instead of placing the cell phone next to my head.

Here are some tips to protect yourself from cell phone radiation:

  1. Use a headset like the HELLO KITTY POP PHONE or talk on speaker.
  2. Carry your phone at least 1 inch away from your body (make sure the antenna is facing away from you).
  3. If you're pregnant, you should avoid carrying a phone next to your abdomen.
  4. Some researchers also caution against using your phone in areas with a weak signal since phones emit MORE electro-magnetic radiation during those times.
  5. Children, who have smaller and thinner skulls, should limit cell phone use, and people of any age should not sleep with an active phone next to the bedside or under the pillow. (Source)
  6. For more tips, click HERE.

This Giveaway is open Worldwide.

To Enter:
1. Be a follower of A Very Sweet Blog via GFC or Bloglovin.
2. Like Native Union on Facebook. 
3. Tell me which Hello Kitty Pop Phone (pink, white, black) you would like to win.

Good Luck! I'll announce the winner 8/17/12!

...and the WINNER of the OPI GER-MINIS is...
Debi of Flysongbird Blog
Congratulations! I'm sending you an email Debi :)

Did everybody enjoy the Olympics and closing ceremony? 

I thought London did a superb job and it was a blast watching! My favorite parts were Madness, The Pet Shop Boys, Stomp, LOVED Imagine w/ the late John Lennon & the children's choir, George Michael looks different, Annie of Eurythmics and that fabulous ghost ship, Spice Girls (I thought Posh was going to fall off that taxi!), Jessie J and the Freddie Mercury/Queen tribute.  

BTW, Native Union also has a British POP phone! 
Check out their site to see all of the styles. HaHaHa PEACE!!!



  1. Wow, that's pretty scary. I'm going to look up my radiation level right now!

  2. My mom used to lecture me all the time about the radiation! I used to sleep with my phone next to me all the time...gah!

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  3. What a fun giveaway! the pink one is too cute!

    I always worry when I talk too long on my mobile phone and it heats up - the hotter it is the worse it is radiation wise I think! I used to use a handsfree kit for a while, now I just avoid being on the phone as much as possible and just text instead :)

  4. WOW I am actually shocked at the facts - must use the headset more;O)
    I'd love to enter this giveaway - following you already pretty much everywhere, and also liked on FB anyaadores. - My favorite kit is the black Hello Kitty one :O)
    Fingers xx and have a great week Kim.

  5. I knew these husband works for Orange and he's always telling people about this stuff...has done for quite some time, but many don't take it seriously. It's scary really. I loved the Olympics and the end was awesome. Loved the Spice Girls, they looked great. Was up past midnight here watching :))) Hope you have a great Monday doll xx

  6. Yikes now I'm all freaked out - I work for VERIZON!!!! This is too cute though...


  7. Interesting post Kim as I have a 4S too. I loved the closing ceremony - so much great music both current and from the past. It was good to see The Spice Girls and those taxis were so sparkly!

  8. Kim,

    I admire you for your giveaways they are not only rewarding but very informative.

    I would like the pink one!

    All mandatory entries have been met.

  9. This is TOO cute and I love that it doesn't give off the radiation!

    Of course I follow you with GFC, I liked Native Union on FB, and I'd love the black Hello Kitty Phone :)

    The Tiny Heart
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  10. Thank you for a reminder! I've been meaning to look those up for a while and kept forgetting.
    Have a great day, Kim!

  11. That's crazy! I didn't know that cell phones emitted that much radiation. The Hello Kitty phone is adorable and functional!

  12. haha!i have an extremely annoying phone which doesn't work half the have to shout to talk and hit hard for the screen to work..i use a landline phone for long convos..


  13. What a cool concept and sweet phone! Hmm I'd be in for pink or black!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  14. That phone is beyond cute! I grew up on my melody and hello Kitty..awwww
    The closing ceremony was fantastic. I tuned in for the music and the models (fashion of The spice girls were great and looked Hot!

    Brazil is going to bring I'm sure lots of samba and sexiness in 2016. :)

    Have a great day darling!

  15. Ahhhh, it's so cute!! I wonder if Mr. A would be cool with me putting this in the bedroom. Ha!
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  16. I thought that the closing ceremony was brilliant. Great post and Hello Kitty is adorable, I know many friends who would love that pop phone.

    I try to use speaker on my mobile actually quite often so that it's not too close to me. Great info!

  17. Wow those are some scary facts but really awesome and cute way to help with the radiation!

    I follow you on bloglovin and I liked Native Union's FB page via my FB Fan page [shabby, chic, and cheap]I like the white pop phone!

  18. Need. This. Phone.

    <3 Cambria

  19. OMG..this is soc scary!! I guess this product is worth a try, if only for the adorable factor!! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti from Style Delights Blog
    *Giveaway* - Win a gorgeous piece of jewelry from Jeweliq

  20. Aww, that is so cute, Kim! yes, I was aware of the issue of radiation, but I guess never gave it a thought before! Thanks for sharing those wonderful tips and for hosting this fab giveaway!
    Totally love the pink one!
    Juneli from Fashionably Yours

  21. Thank you for the post! It was very informative. I really do love your blog. :)

    xx em

  22. Yes, I have heard of cell phone radiation! Haven't really done anything to avoid it so far tho ;__;

    Anyway the pop phone looks super cute! Reminds me of time when there were no cell phones! :D

  23. Whoa the radiation is scary, I didn't realize it could have such a volitile effect on childre, - though I did know about pregnant women. How scary...

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella

  24. LOL! Definitely adorable and old-school =D

  25. Oh that's a super cute phone. I was all kitty ears as well.

    I'm going to check out that link to see how much my phone radiates.

    Good luck to everyone entering the giveaway!

  26. I'm horrified by this post. I mean, my dad has been saying for years that I should watch out for radiation from cell phones, but I never took it seriously seriously.

    I use my cell phone all the freaking time, because as a freelance journalist, it is my lifeline. I don't have an office.

    Plus, I don't have a landline at my apartment, so I keep my cell on my bedstand (one foot away from me) every night, so I can hear it if I need to. I'm paranoid about emergencies. I also use it has my alarm clock. :(

    What's wrong with me?!?

    These Hello Kitty pop out phones are super cute and would be insanely helpful for me. Omg.

    I like Native Union on FB now. And as for the color...I'm having a reaaally hard time deciding between the black and pink. They are both so pretty. I think the black. I have a pink cell phone case, so the black would be a nice contrast, especially with the pink bow. :)

    Awesome giveaway. You always have such cool ones.

  27. Oh yeah, you know I follow you too, right? Haha. :)

  28. This is uncanny, the man was just reminding me about radiation again on the weekend... Just like Jen, my phone does stays about a foot or so on my beside table, so when the alarm blasts off I can reach it!

    I'd love one of those kitty phones, in black! Genius stuff and clearly I haven't grown up yet.

    Loved the closing ceremony - glad you enjoyed too, although I couldn't help but giggle when George was gyrating like he did in decades ago! Oh and Boris Johnson dancing to the Spice Girls! Brilliant.


  29. Haha... ^-^ this is so cute and funny!!! I love it

  30. How cute!
    Thanks For the lovely comment darling :)

  31. ahhh! That phone is so stinkin' cute! Love it! Hope you had a great weekend! xoxo A-

  32. Omg!! these are so cute <3 I so want to win the Pink one <3
    so I followed you via bloglovin and I also liked the Facebook page :D

  33. Very interesting Kim! I might be looking at my i phone in a new light now!!

  34. That headset is too cute, I adore Hello Kitty. I've always been a bit leery of cellphone radiation but (oddly enough) I've never even thought about having it on the nightstand, looks like my phone will be finding a new place to sleep. Thanks for all the tips Kim.

  35. Hi Kim, I love this giveaway! Way too cute! I also watched the closing ceremony and loving every minute of it. Thanks for everything Kim.

    xo Jo

  36. Thank you for sharing, I will switch my phone off instead of having it resting on my bedside table. I' m subscribing to this giveaway too, and of course I'd love it pink 

  37. I have to agree with you Kim, the closing ceremony at the Olympics was out of this world ! My very fave was Posh SPice - she looked amazing.

  38. These are very cute.

    I missed the closing ceremony yesterday, it was so sad!

  39. oh dear this is really so cute!!! love the pink!!!!!! and you look so cute too :)

    take care. have a lovely week.
    xoxo, Haus of Gala

  40. That's such a cute gadget! I would love one! Especially because I need to talk on the phone a lot to reach my parents :) If I were to win, I would love to get the pink one. :)

    Have a lovely week, dear! xoxo ♥

  41. How adorable! =)
    And yes, totally watched the Closing Ceremonies..cannot believe how quickly the Olympics went by! By far...I was waiting for the Spice Girls...and I agree, I thought at least one of them might slip on the moving taxis!

  42. aaww... i like the london phone! so cute

  43. Hiya dear, thanks for your insight on my post today. Thats really scary about the radiation, its no wonder people are always complaining about headaches and things constantly these days. The Hello Kitty phone is soooo cute!

  44. WOW It's cool!
    But I'm not that into Kitty :p
    P.S Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog! I really appreciate it and it's very nice of you!!!!!!!!
    Amy x

  45. I'e always been passively nervous about cell phone radiation but never really investigated - thanks for sharing the facts, Kim, I'm definitely looking into a handset for the future! Maybe even this sweet Hello Kitty version - I mean really, it is just about the most adorable thing I've ever seen :) I would love to win the black version; it's sleek and sophisticated but still has the adorable Hello Kitty factor. Of course I follow your fabulous blog and I also like Native Union on Facebook. Fingers crossed that I'm the lucky one!

  46. The pop phone is so cute! And of course, health and safety should always be first! You know I follow you & I've liked the page! I'd love the pink one if I win!

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend Kim! Spice Girls in the closing ceremonies was the highlight for me ;)

  47. Super cool and super cute. This phone is both useful and decorative. Yes, I have heard that long-term cell phone use causes cancer. That's why people facebook right? (lol)
    Mom Fitness Journal | Beauty and Fashion in Seattle | Cheap Makeup Reviews

  48. I love this giveaway Kim! I would love to win the pink one (but white is cool too) and liked their fb page, already follow you :)
    xo Mary Jo

  49. Really cute giveaway! I love the pink one!

  50. Hello just happen to stumble on your blog by chance. I'm glad did so as read the detail about the harmful facts of using the cell phone for too long. It was a real eye opener for me. Thank you for the information and giveaway. You have many interesting posts and hope to read more in of it closely the past and future posts alike. It would be nice if am lucky to be chosen. The Hello Kitty Pop Phone in white looks absolutely classy! Best wishes to you always. ❤

  51. this is a freaky fact....i have a bad habit of sleeping with my iphone under my pillow or next to it.... i recently came across something similar and wanted to get it.... congrats to the winner, btw. :)


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