{swank} review & giveaway: CurlyQ Wall Decals and Clocks

It's hard to believe that my little boy has outgrown his nursery and is now into "big boy" things such as superheroes, Ninjago and...monsters.  This new revelation has suddenly called for a decor overhaul of his room - mostly on the walls.

Currently on his walls were some cute wall decals that we originally bought from Ikea a few years ago to match a series of wall art we received from his aunt.  Knowing that Lil J has grown out of those wall decals so fast has made me a little bit sad.  But on to newer and more exciting things...

Old Ikea wall decals {moved to another wall temporarily}

Lil J has a monster theme in his room and CurlyQ has a collection of monster decals that come in at least 14 different colour combinations - a match made in heaven!  Because CurlyQ's wall decals come in a variety of colours, any and all of their decals will match with any room decor.  The decals came with specific application instructions which made it super easy for me to apply them to the wall while wrangling with a three year-old bouncing up and down on the bed in front of me.  Boys!

Here's our blue monster in all it's glory:

The wall decals are good for a one-time use only and are completely removable whenever you want them to be.  At first I was worried that I would end up with creases and a lopsided monster but it turned out perfect, if not slightly lopsided due to my lack of vision skills {I kid, I kid!}.  I loved how easy the application was and the thickness of the decal made it easy to work with.  Lil J was really excited to get his "friendly" monsters up on his wall so they could scare off any "bad" monsters.

Did you know?  CurlyQ is more than just wall decals - they also have wall clocks!  Yes!  I quickly scoured their site to see if they had one to go with Lil J's monster theme and they had not one, but two:

I ended up choosing the Monster Clock Eye-Squid which can be used with or without wall decal add-ons.  We chose without to keep it simple.

Eye-Squid clock with decals

The wall clocks seem to be made out of a thick cardboard-like material and are somewhat flimsy, so it's probably best to keep them up high and away from little hands.  Even so, we loved our wall clock - super cute and original!  And I can't wait to teach Lil J how to tell time from his squid monster!

I also received my own custom {swank}mama decal by using CurlyQ's custom wall decal builder.  I haven't put it up yet because I have some reorganizing to do, but it looks exactly like the header on my blog.  I'm envisioning it over top of our computer desk in my future office.

{Win It!}

CurlyQ is generously giving one of our lucky readers a $50 gift certificate towards their next online purchase!  To enter, please use the Rafflecopter entry form below.  This giveaway is open to Canadian and US residents and ends at 9pm PST on Friday, December 7, 2012.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure:  The views expressed in this review are my own and do not represent the opinions or views of CurlyQ.  We received complementary product from CurlyQ in order to conduct this review.  Note that {swank}mama does not accept responsibility for sponsors that do not fulfill their giveaway duties.  Winner will be contacted via email and will have 48 hours to respond, otherwise, a new winner will be chosen.


  1. CurlyQ's custom wall decals are so great!

  2. I have some funky walls that do not let me put funky wall stickers up, so I looked at the clocks---loved the robot!

  3. I like the cherry tree wall graphic

  4. Hey, I tried to left click on the Custom Wall Decal Builder to open it in a new tab, not wanting to leave your page yet. I can only direct click on it, but it opened on the same page and I wasn't ready to leave your blog yet.
    Could you make your links open in a new tab...pretty please?

  5. I love, love the dragon slayer wall decals! They are so sweet!

  6. The stars, the butterflies and the ladybugs! All so cute!

  7. so cute! they would look great in my daughter's room!

  8. so cute! they would look great in my daughter's room!

  9. Love the whimsical flower wall decals!

  10. The monster clock you got is super cute!

  11. I love the drum set and the dinosaur bones ones! So cool!

  12. I like the compass

  13. Rustling Leaves Wall Graphic

  14. Loving the Let it Snow wall decal!

  15. I like Whimsical Flower Wall Decals.

    Narathip Wall
    polo_wataga at yahoo dot com

  16. i like the angry monster