Wish me luck!
Friday, September 11, 2009
Yesterday I went to the Chicago Etsy meet up and it was pretty cool. I got a chance to meet Maria Thomas who is the CEO; she personally walked around, introduced herself to individuals and asked about our shops and asked for business cards (luckily I had some on me). There were also a few other staff members (Matt, Julie, etc...) who were there . Maria, Matt, and other staff basically gave us information about themselves, Etsy, the future of Etsy, and they answered questions from sellers and buyers. The meet up took place at the Catalyst Ranch which has a very fun, colorful atmosphere and is often rented out buy corporations and business people who don't want to have meetings in stuffy board (or bored) rooms. Play-doh, crayons, pencils, stress ball, games, hula hoops, etc... were all over the room.
Overall, I am glad I went (although I had to leave early) and left having some questions answered and with a greater appreciation for Etsy.
Note: Pictures are from the Catalyst Ranch
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
There is going to be an Etsy Meet Up in Chicago tomorrow and I plan to go! Hopefully I will meet lots of nice Etsians from Chicago and beyond. And I know that many of the ppl there will also be exibiting at the Renegade Craft Fair-so lots of artsy people in Chicago this weekend. I have never been to the Renegade Craft Fair-I tried to go last year but it rained soooo bad all that weekend. So I will definitely try to make it out this time. Anyway, If anyone out there is going please leave a comment and hopefully we will get the chance to meet!
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
I recently submitted a few jewelry photos to craftgawker.com and they were declined. I did not think my photos were all that bad but I guess they have certain standards to go by. Plus, I am sure they get swamped with tons of submissions everyday. So they weed out the less than perfect pics. Anyhow, I was disappointed but I guess that means I need to step my photography game up! *wah* *sniffle*
Friday, September 4, 2009
Yesterday I spent some time on My Etsy Shop; I renewed a few items, lowered prices, and made a few more things free to ship withing the U.S. I am hoping this will bring in a few more sales, views, and hearts! Please check it out!
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
I have been wearing mineral make up for the past few years and it seems to be the best option for me-especially as far as foundation goes. And I have tried a few brands but the one brand that I have bought the most is called Youngblood. I found Youngblood to be a very good match for my skin tone and it had a nice silky, smooth formulation. However, in recent months I have not been able to afford Youngblood since it costs over $30 dollars. Therefore I had to explore other less expensive options and that's when I came across e.l.f. (eyes, lips, face).
Now, I had heard of e.l.f. before and had bought some of their cosmetics (at that time everything was a $1). And I thought their cosmetics were pretty good especially for a dollar but I wanted to start using more natural makeup . Then, a couple months ago, I saw that e.l.f. launched a mineral make up line; I decided to check it out. I went to the website to check the prices and they were great-and the foundation was only $5 dollars. And before I bought anything I registered on their site and got tons of coupon codes as a result. So with coupon code in tow I made my purchase which consisted of mineral foundation, mineral concealer, mineral lip gloss, a setting powder, an eyeliner, an eyeshadow primer, and a lip liner. My total for all of make up including the coupon was $26.87 (less than what I paid for just 1 of my previous mineral makeup).
When I received my order I was excited to try the products although I must admit I was a little skeptical . And I am not usually the one to equate high prices with quality but in this case I thought that e.l.f could not be better than my usual brand. Next, I tried the make up right away (although I still had some of my regular make up left) and I was pleasantly surprised. The foundation felt nice, it was a good match, and there was no ashiness or breakouts. And the other products I got were pretty good too especially the setting powder (mineral booster) and the eyeshadow primer which rocked; my eyeshadow did not budge for hours. Needless to say I was really impressed with e.l.f.'s mineral line and I will definitely be buying more. Note: they have of kits, palettes, lipsticks, blushes, bronzers, and brushes in their mineral line.