Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Winners

Finally have time to draw winners for some of the giveaways that I have recently had

For the Tangerine Jewelry Giveaway there were a total of 3359 entries for the amazing two prizes!


For the winner of the Gold Crystal Quartz Necklace valued at $70

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
1645 
Timestamp: 2012-06-26 18:07:36 UTC


The very lucky winner is Lisa C



For the Gold Sea Foam Chalcedony Earrings valued at $62


Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
135 
Timestamp: 2012-06-26 18:09:28 UTC

The very lucky winner is Amy 



For the Brooklyn Art Giveaway of the lovely Vivienne Clover Necklace valued at $64.85 There were a total of 2371 entries

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
495 
Timestamp: 2012-06-26 18:13:45 UTC

The very lucky winner is Cassie



For the Billion Dollar Brows Giveaway there was a total of 894 entries

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
441 
Timestamp: 2012-06-26 18:25:25 UTC


The very lucky winner is Jennifer Reda!

Congrats goes out to all the winners! I have sent out emails so please check your inbox! You have two days to respond otherwise I will have to choose a new winner!! 



Thursday, June 21, 2012

Andrea's Beau Review


With my short(er) hair I can no longer put my hair up in twists, buns or braids which makes me really sad because what am I supposed to do when I go to fancy parties or need to glam up my look? I have turned to blingy hair accessories when I need the perfect finishing touch.




Andrea's Beau is a great hair accessories store that is full of pretty, sparkly and shiny hair accessories for both girls and women. I love that Andrea's Beau is totally a work of love for the designer and founder Andrea who was steered into the world of fashion from a very young age after being surrounded by it all her life. 







When Andrea came up with her first collection of hair accessories she knew she had a hit when fashion buyers from such big stores such as Nordstroms, Neimens and Saks decided to carry her line in their stores. Now you can find Andrea's Beau being carried in more than a thousand stores worldwide! And although they have seen such tremendous growth, Andrea's Beau still sticks to the same commitment to quality and design.





I love that Andrea's Beau is dedicated to domestic production and every piece that they sell is handmade with love right in Washington DC. They also are sustainable in that they use old packing peanuts when packaging their creations during shipping.



Since no two heads are the same Andrea's Beau offers all of their designs in either a soft stretchy headband or a more sturdy hard headband. 



I love the little girls line! So cute and perfect colours for any little girl! 





My Review:

Andrea's Beau was so kind in offering me an amazing headband to review! 


I was sent the amazing Indique Headband and I decided to go with the hard headband option


The Indique Headband has a lovely floral inspired motif that is nestled on a gold satin headband. 


Covered with sparkling beads, crystals and peals this headband truly is so shiny and sparkly and even more so when the light hits it. This is truly a stunning piece and makes such a huge statement that you can keep the rest of your jewelry and your outfit simple.


The Indique Headband  is on sale for $35.00 and like I mentioned earlier is also offered in a soft headband option in a silver band. And with the soft headband you can choose from either a stretchy elastic band or a more rigid adjustable band.


If you love the amazing hair accessories from Andrea's Beau  as much as I do, you will be so glad to hear that there will be a giveaway! So look out for that soon! 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Colby June Review


I am really digging nature inspired jewelry at the moment. There is something so fresh and almost magical about jewelry that looks like you picked it off the forest floor and dipped it in metal. Colby June is full of amazing pieces that look like they have been plucked off a tree branch and magically been transformed into jewelry.







Colby June is full of gorgeous rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets that all made by a variety of different metals including gold, bronze, and silver. Each piece is lovingly and 100% handcrafted and designed by Colby minus most of the chains used for necklaces. 




You can clearly see that Colby has been heavily influenced by the beauty of nature that surrounds us. I love that she totally gives back to the nature that inspires her and she truly is an eco-friendly designer. She is totally committed to operating as an artist that promotes any practice that will help sustain the envrionment and leave it beautiful for generations to come. All Colby June pieces are packed in boxes that are up to 70% PCR content and nestled in a non-dyed linen pouch. All materials that are printed comes from a certified green printer and all metals used in her pieces are obtained domestically which means that they have either been mined within the US or been recycled. 







Colby June has introduced an amazing new Coral Collection just in time for summer! Colby will be gradually introducing pieces from this collection into her shop so here is another reason to keep coming back to her shop to drool over her new designs. This is a great change from her popular and signature sticks and stones collection. The Coral Collection will focus on various textures and the inherent beauty that can be found on a single piece of coral. 






I am so looking forward to Colby June's next collection: Nest which will center on representations of these amazing homes built by birds. Currently each piece is one of a kind and built and sculpted out of wax. 






You can connect with Colby June through her Facebook Page, check out what she is up to on her blog and get up to the minute updates by following her through Twitter

My Review: 

Colby was so generous in offering me the opportunity to review one of her amazing pieces.



As you can see each piece comes lovingly packaged in a great gift box embossed with the Colby June logo. I love that her logo is classic and clean which so goes with her nature inspired pieces. 


I really appreciated that a care card was included with the jewelry with tips on how to ensure that your jewelry does not tarnish and to help you make the pieces last the test of time.


A lovely cotton drawstring bag ensures that the pieces do not tarnish and also handily acts as a place to store your jewelry when not in use 


I was so happy to be able to review the Silver Branch Twig Set from Colby June made entirely of sterling silver.


This amazing set comes with two different rings that truly compliment each other! The stacking trend is huge at the moment and I love that while these fully are on board with the stacking trend they are delicate and classic and will definitely outlast any trend. 
  

As you can see I have stacked these amazing rings with an eternity band so you can get a better picture of how a stack would look like. 


While amazing as a set these rings also look amazing apart just in case you want to wear them on different fingers. I love that Colby June's Rings are so delicate that you can have a huge finger stack party going on and it will still maintain it's classic sleek look. 


Again I can't help but marvel at the detail that has been put into these rings! You can't really see in the pictures but the thicker band has many markings to make it look like Colby June had literally cut off a chunk of tree and formed it into a ring before dipping it into silver. 


 These are seriously everyday rings that are very comfortable wear and will add a bit of natural whimsy to any outfit. All rings are available from size 5 all to way to size 9.5 which is great for girls like me who have small fingers that can't find rings to fit their fingers.

If you love Colby June as much as I do you'll be so glad to hear that there will be a giveaway! Look out for that soon!