Saturday, August 28, 2010

Review: Lip Smacker 100% Natural Lip Balm in "Honeydew melon"




I recently purchased Lip Smacker 100% Natural Lip Balm in "Honeydew Melon".

This was a total impulse buy when I saw that the lip smacker company (specifically Bonne Bell) is now making all natural products. I've always been a fan of their lip balms...my favorites being kiwi, dr.pepper and watermelon. However, I really prefer to buy more natural products when I can.

I can honestly say the Bonne Bell company did not disappoint once again, this lip smacker is fantastic!!

The "Honeydew Melon" has a fantastic smell and goes on smooth and doesn't dry out of my lips. It's not highly flavored by any means, but I prefer my lip balms that way.

The packaging is also great. The imagery is a watercolor of a honeydew melon. The text is simple to the point and clear to read.

Another thing that's fantastic about this product is the ingredients: pure fruit essence, olive oil, beeswax, vitamin e and aloe! It's also Paraben free, Gluten free and Dye free so many of you with allergies and sensitives will be able to use this product too!

If "Honeydew melon" isn't your favorite scent and/or flavor, there is also:
-"Pink Guava"
-"Acai Berry"
-"Vanilla Bean"

I can honestly say that I would highly recommend this product! It's only a couple of dollars so it's be a great product to grab a few of at a time ;)

You can find more Lip Smackers and Bonne Bell products at their official websites here:
BonneBell
Lip Smacker


*Please Note: I was not compensated for this review, this is my honest review of a product I purchased myself.

Friday, August 20, 2010

I figured out my Halloween costume...

I just figured out who I'm dressing up for Halloween as...

She's pretty much a hot mess in Glitter. Guess who yet???

***

That's right, Ke$ha.

I can honestly say my style isn't anything like hers, I probably haven't even worn glitter since elementary school..and she admits to basically bathing in it.







Are you thinking about your Halloween costume already too? Or am I just overly excited about Halloween? Maybe.

What a deal!

Because I believe in amazing customer service even when the customers aren't the most understanding and/or reasonable,

here is this tweet I just made:



And yes its true, not one but TWO free gifts (two pairs of earrings of my choosing) with any purchase in my shop this week!
Just make your purchase and put the code "DOUBLE" in the message to seller box at checkout. When you receive your order, there will be surprise earrings ;)

So head over to my etsy (link in the side bar of blog), and get some fun jewelry.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

MGMT - Electric Feel



MGMT is what is playing in my studio today, absolutely love this song.

Today is the officially first day of the semester, which means I am trying to stay motivated to keep on creating and drawing in my studio ;)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

what a conversation piece...

Found this ring while browsing etsy,
what a total conversation piece or "eye opener" ;)



Slate Blue Glass Eye Silver Wire Wrap Ring ANY size, $26
Via Kim's Jewels

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Thrift store score + some of my jewelry collection

This morning, I found this wonderful vintage jewelry box at goodwill for only $1.99!




I am in love with it, it also winds up in the back and when you open the drawers you can hear an old wind up tune :)
There are two small drawers up top and two larger drawers (which are perfect for my heavy beaded necklaces).

I spent about an hour rearranging all my jewelry (I actually have two other wooden vintage jewelry boxes) and rehanging all my earrings on one of the holders I used to display my wears at a craft store over the summer.

But I thought I would share with you the contents inside my new box...
and share with you (to the best of my memory) where each piece came from ;)

First Drawer:


-Resin Heart Sparkles and Glitter Necklace made by Stoopidgerl (gift from my boyfriend)
-Vintage Charm Bracelet made from old class rings (found in Echoes and Accents in Annapolis, Maryland)
-Seashell Pendant from Florida (gift from my old roommate Jess)
-Shell, ceramic, metal and turquoise bracelet (gift from my brother)
-Green Sea Glass Pendant from Sea Glass Designs (birthday gift from one of my best friends, Rachel)
-Garnet Silver Star Necklace (gift from my brother)

Second Drawer:


-Copper Potato Brooch, made by me in college jewelry class
-White Sea glass Pendant, made by me
-Beaded Memory Bracelet, made by my mom :)
-Shell ring by UrbanAdornments
-Octopus Pendant by Anomalous Bits
-Vintage Rhinestone Ring (found in Antique Shop in Illinois)
-Vintage Avon Brooch (found in Antique Shop in Illinois)
-Vintage Malachite and Silver Pendant (gift from Mom)
-Fused glass pendant (gift from Mom, also have matching earrings)
-Owl hairpin from Sweeter Than Me Designs

Third Drawer:


Gifts from my mom: Blue Resin handmade beaded necklace (thrifted), Vintage Multi-colored bead necklace, Silver and Purple Leather cuff bracelet, Vintage Brass Charm Earrings, Silver Mayan or Aztec? bracelet (ebay), Amethyst slice necklace (won in raffle from my elementary school, store no longer exists)
-Unakite Teardrop Pendant, made by me
-Copper and Silver Fern Leaf Ring, made by me
-Where the Wild Things Are Necklace from PendantLicious

Fourth Drawer:


-Vintage Brown and Floral Plastic Bead Necklace (from my Mom)
-Glass Bead and Metal Washer Necklace (thrifted)
-Pink beaded Bracelet (free from breast cancer awareness donation, can't remember which organization)
-Bright Green Turquoise and Silver choker Necklace, handmade my a seller on a street in Tel Aviv. Love this necklace but I need to get it remade..it's way too heavy for normal wear.
-Turquoise and small turquoise bead silver necklace, bought at Craft Fair (gift from my grandparents)

So there you have it, a look into some of my jewelry collection ;)
I still have to figure out what to do with all of my delicate necklaces without getting them tangled.

Also, I've decided I need to collect more rings and bracelets.

Feel free to share some of your jewelry collections and/or how you store your jewelry with me! :)

Jersey Shore

I admit it, I love MTV's the Jersey Shore. It's such a disaster of a show and absolutely hilarious at the same time.

Here are a couple of memorable quotes from the past couple of episodes...






(images via Buzzfeed)

Do you watch the Jersey Shore? Or do you have a love for bad reality tv secretly?

Friday, August 13, 2010

I know All the Words: The UnBirthday Giveaway




There is an amazing makeup giveaway going on at "I know All the Words" :)

The Ultimate Unbirthday giveaway,
Click here to check it out and enter!
Entries accepted till September 7th.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

psst...you can win a pair of my owls :)


(image via Lauren's blog)

Hey all,

The wonderful Lauren of Busy Bee Lauren
is giving a pair of my owl earrings (in your choice of color) away on her blog!

So hop on over, enter and check out one of my favorite blogs!

Click here to Enter!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Etsy Shop Update

Here are some recent additions to my etsy shop.
**Remember the summer promotion is still going, free earrings (of my choosing) with any purchase!








you can check out my shop here!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Review: Goody Spin Pins, Hard Candy makeup and Joico hair care!

I'm always looking for new beauty products to try.

My skin is both fair and dry, so I'm really picky about makeup. Most products are too dark or too greasy, so once I find a product I like I feel the need to tell everyone.
The majority of my makeup bag currently consists of makeup brands: Lancome, Urban Decay, and Tarte. I'm been reading all kinds of reviews of Hard Candy Makeup and at it's affordable price, I decided to pick up a few products.

Here they are:


Blush Crush Baked Blush in "Living Doll"
Just Nails Nailpolish in "Sweet P"
Hot Smudge, Duo Cream eyeliner/smudge in "Brass Knuckles"

I can say I'm really impressed with this makeup line.

"Sweet P" Nail polish is a green with a golden green glitter (reminds me of the gemstone Peridot), the color can be worn sheer or full on. I used 3 coats with a clear top coat, but it probably didn't even need the topcoat.

"Living Doll" Blush is a nice light pink with golden undertones. It feels super light and wears really well, I didn't have to reapply. Also, it didn't irritate my skin :)

"Brass Knuckles" Hot Smudge is a creamy eyeshadow/eyeliner duo that applies super easy!
The colors are a dark blue (almost like a denim color) with a metallic copper. You could easily either color as a liner or eyeshadow. There is am angle brush/smudger included, which actually is a decent quality for being included.
The description on the packaging reads "Create sharp or smokey bedroom eyes".
I tried these first without a primer, and I can honestly say they held up pretty well. But I always recommend using a primer with anything on your eyes so your eyelids don't stain or feel greasy.

You can see the Blush and eye colors swatched here on my wrist:

This swatches are without primer underneath and were applied lightly.

Again, super impressed with Hard Candy Makeup! All of these products were under $10 a piece and totally rival some of my higher end products.

I still want to try their lipsticks because I've heard the color selection is pretty great but most of them at the store I purchased at seemed to have their seals broken and I wasn't going to take any chances.

Verdict: TOTALLY RECOMMEND!

On to the hair products I recently tried...




I've been wanting to try Goody Spin Pins since I first saw a commercial about them a couple months ago. For those of you unaware with what a spin pin is, they are basically spiral bobby pins that are suppose to hold your hair bun without any ponytail holder or other pins. They work by twisting two of these pins clockwise into your bun. They are suppose to work as long as you don't cross the two pins.

I finally saw some for $5.99 at a local target and with my excitement I scooped them up.

I got home and immediately tried them. All I can say is I'm really not that impressed.

I couldn't get a bun to stay in very well. I'd much rather wrap a bun with a ponytail holder because these were quite a headache to get working. I eventually got these to work right but my bun is looser than I would like it.

Would I recommend these? I'm UNSURE.

Last but not least...



Joico K-Pak Style Smoothing Balm

I really love this hair product! I bought it about a week ago from my new hair salon and it's amazing. As stated before, I have really thick straight hair. When I blow dry my hair it tends to get decently frizzy, but this stuff fixes that problem.
I apply it after I towel dry my hair and before I blow dry and I don't have to worry about my hair frizzing at all! Even in this crazy heat going on outside! It adds such a wonderful shine to my hair too. Just LOVE THIS!

Verdict: Totally recommend!! Absolutely, recommend. Can you tell how excited I am about this stuff?! ;)



Well that's all to review today. Thanks for reading!



**Please note: These are all products I purchased recently and these are my honest opinions of them. This is not an ad.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

24




Today is my 24th birthday!
No big plans, just a nice quiet day with my new DVR and maybe some cooking later ;)

Monday, August 2, 2010

made lots of new earrings..




I made a bunch of new earrings for my etsy shop, but since etsy is having errors... here is a sneak peek!

;)

I'll let you know when I've updated my shop.