Let Me Show You a Picture

In early July, I attended events to celebrate my 20th high school reunion. On the first night, there was a casual get-together held at a pub where everyone spent the evening getting reaquainted with each other. I had varying versions of the same conversation several times throughout the evening, as did pretty much everyone else:
“So what have you been up to?”
“Working. I’m an (insert professional title here). How about you?”
“I used to be an accountant but I stay home with the kids now.”
“How old are they?”
“Here, let me show you a picture.”
While I did see one person carrying around a packet of printed pictures, most of us just whipped out our cell phones to display camera-phone snapshots of the family.  Too bad I didn’t have this photo then!  It sure would have been easier to see.  And cooler.
It came in the mail yesterday from Unique Skins.  As a member of the Family Review Network, I agreed to review the Unique Skins site.  Honestly, I thought my husband would really get a kick out of designing a skin for one of our gaming systems.  When it came down to us trying to figure out what we wanted to order, we decided that custom skins for our previously plain black Razr phones was our best option. 
For the uninitiated, a skin is a non-permanent layer over the top of you gadget.  Think snake(skin). 

When you log onto the Unique Skins site, you choose what type of device you want to add some character to.  You can create a personalized skin for a ton of different models and versions of cell phone, gaming system, laptops, MP3 players or even Bluetooth headsets.

It’s easy, too.  Once you select the device, you move to a drag and drop screen to customize the actual skin.  Upload your own graphics or choose from several stock patterns.  My phone contains a custom graphic on one side and a stock pattern on the opposite. 
Although my husband and I ran into a few glitches while trying to save our selections, it was trivial. I already shot an email off to Unique Skins so they can look into it.  Beyond that, it was a piece of cake and well worth it once I got my new skins in the mail.
We ordered our skins on 8/25/08 and had the finished product in hand on 8/30/08.  And we weren’t charged a huge shipping fee.
Various stages of assembly…

The next time someone asks if I have a picture of my kids, I’ll be able to show them the one on my cell phone.  On my cell phone, as in On the Outside. 

Does it sound like fun? Or cool? Well, here’s your chance to find out. Unique Skins has provided loot for a giveaway. Here’s the scoop:

The Prize(s)
Three Unique Skins Gift Card codes valued at $15 each. (3 Winners)
Participants –
… must provide an email in the first comment or have email accessible from their profile. If winner cannot be contacted immediately upon drawing, I will move on to the second random selection.
On September 10th, three winners will be chosen at random (using random.org) from all comments left. I’m new to PRIZEYWinners, but I’ll be attempting to submit the winners to it!

How to enter:
For the first entry –
(1) Check out Unique Skins.
(2) Come back here and post a comment with which device you would like to see skinned.
For additional entries –
(a) Earn three additional entries by adding my button to your sidebar. Come back here and leave a comment stating that you did so. 
(b) Link to Unique Skins. Come back here and leave an additional comment stating that you did so.
(c) Earn three additional entries if you publish a post regarding this contest and link back to it. Come back here and leave a comment providing the link to your post.

PhotobucketThanks again to Family Review Network for coordinating this review and to Unique Skins for providing the prizes for this giveaway!

About Nicole

Founder and owner of SAHMReviews.com, Nicole has been involved in social media marketing since 2007. She has partnered with a number of major corporations who utilized her skills to improve their social media outreach and online presence. Nicole has worked closely with brands such as Netflix, Nintendo, Domino's and Disney, has been featured in McDonald's videos as well as Maria Bailey's book "Power Moms". Always a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) and mother of two amazing daughters, if you can't find Nicole, she is probably somewhere being an advocate for playing board games.

48 comments on «Let Me Show You a Picture»

  1. blueviolet says:

    I’d like to wrap up my ipod mini in a skin. I’d like to do my cell phone too but my particular model isn’t made. Does that mean it’s time for me to get a new phone?

  2. Danielle says:

    I would love to wrap my laptop in a skin. Actually, after looking over the site, I could wrap so many things in skins. I would have a blast doing it and I am sure the kids would love seeing their pictures everywhere.

    ldsmom2201 at yahoo dot com

  3. Ginny says:

    Isn’t this site the coolest. Hubby wants one for his razor! I just got one for my ipod, they are cool.

  4. Wow, these are really neat. I would like to wrap my razr. What a great price on these as well. Thank you!

  5. Beki says:

    Would love one for my MacBook 13″. I’m a little unclear about the differences in the three versions though. Not sure which I’d choose. I’d like the apple cut out and as many skins as possible to protect my baby!

  6. Misty says:

    I would love to skin my phone. Too cool! =)


  7. cool that there are so many options, but i would want the cell phone, more likey that i can show it off!

  8. Abby says:

    I’d like to wrap my laptop it is a funky color green that my hubby thought I would like…he was wrong.

    ajcmeyer at got DOT com

  9. AmandaSue says:

    Wow super cool! I would love a skin for my razor phone, and I’m bookmarking this for once I get a laptop, because it would be a super easy way to “personalize” it (instead of me trying to save up for a pink laptop I could just get a wrap how neat!

  10. cathyhall says:

    I have a PS3 – black and boring. great sweeps.

  11. david says:

    Hi there, I’d like to see my ipod covered.

    davidjnorris at ntlworld dot com

  12. roberta says:

    My laptop – great.

    rhubbert at socal dot rr dot com

  13. Rebecca says:

    I have your button on my blog:Here


  14. Rebecca says:

    I linked to unique skins: Here

  15. Hosehead says:

    What a great concept! I would wrap my Nintendo DS (yes, i have my own – I kept playing my kids’ so my hubby got me one for my bday). But after looking around, I realized how inexpensive it was, so I’d definitely also like to do my cell phone! Great giveaway – thanks for offering!

  16. I would like to wrap my cell phone in a skin.

  17. These are too cool! I haven’t ever seen them before-I’d love one for my Blackberry 8800.

  18. I would love one for my brand new laptop.

    =) melanie
    melanieadey at hotmail dot com

  19. Paige says:

    I would love a skin for my phone.

  20. Grammy says:

    Love the idea of a family picture on my cell phone! A great gift for grandparents to show off their little ones! hint, hint

    ellenbrady [AT] hotmail DOT com

  21. Panjo Kids says:

    I had a hard time finding my specific phone on their website, but I’d use the skin for my cell phone- it’s the same kind as yours!

  22. I would like to see my Motorola RAZR phone skinned – it’s kind of boring the way it is now. This place has decent prices on skins compared to others I’ve seen.

  23. Gina Maria says:

    Awesome! Skins for the IPOD are looking real good!

  24. Lessa says:

    My ipod is looking pretty raggedy (and plain old white is so boring). I’d love to have one of the skins for my 5th gen Ipod Video!

  25. Molly says:

    My husband would love this for his cell phone, or maybe his ipod!
    momabr at yahoo dot com

  26. grommom says:

    Our out of town grandparents would love one with her grandchildren on it.

    I would love to see a skin on a Palm 700P


  27. Aimee says:

    I’d definitely get one for my razr phone. What a fun giveaway!!

    libby_design at yahoo dot com

  28. Mama Zen says:

    My cell phone in a spider web!

  29. I’d like to wrap my phone or my laptop! great website!

    lkkirk at gmail dot com

  30. Erica M says:

    I’d love to wrap my new Samsung Instinct phone!!!

    urka84 (at) gmail.com

  31. pam says:

    My boys would love to have their xbox 360 skinned in a sports theme.

  32. I would love to get a Wii skin for our new Wii, OR a skin for my daughters Razr, she’d love it!!

  33. Mandie says:

    I’d like to see my iphone wrapped in a skin. THAT’S SO COOL! Definitely gotta bookmark that website.


  34. Sarah says:

    I love these! My husband and I have the same phone — a Razor too — and it’d be nice to tell them apart without having to open them.

    31graphics at gmail dot com

  35. Anonymous says:

    I would like a skin for my 15 in MacPro Laptop.

  36. Heather says:

    I’d love to cover my Blackberry 8800. Thanks!

  37. Sundi says:

    I’d like to get my iPod skinned!

  38. kimberly says:

    I’d like to wrap my phone!!!

    kimberlytm at gmail

  39. TINKMH says:

    I would love to wrap my phone, how cute!

  40. kananee says:

    I’d like to put it on everything but it would be really cool on my laptop!

    lokeelanee (at)netzero(dot)com

  41. calgirl says:

    I would skin my laptop

  42. Samantha P says:

    i’d like to skin my laptop!

  43. Carliss says:

    I’d like to skin my blackberry or Ipod classic, such a neat website !! Since I have too choose my Ipod Classic.. I

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