Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Event: Trunk Show at House Of Sole Boutique

Hi Everyone! This Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, I'm having a trunk show at House Of Sole Boutique located at 1237 S. Michigan. I'll be there from 5pm-8pm. Also,  House of Sole is having a sale with 60% off of selected items. And there is will be light refreshments. If you're in the Chicagoland area, please come out. For those who aren't in/near Chicago, you  can always check out what I have in my etsy shop.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Event: New Year New You Seminar by The Mane Source

On Saturday, January 28th, I will be vending at The Mane Source's New Year New You Seminar.  Style, Beauty, Financial, and Fitness experts will be sharing information on health, nutrition, skincare, money and more. Also, attendees enjoy food by Majani catering and swag bags with full-sized beauty products. This event will take place from 10am -2pm at The Living Room Lounge  ,located at 1100 W Cermak. If your are in the Chicagoland area, please stop by. Tickets are $20 until January 27th and $25 thereafter. Click HERE for more information and to buy tickets. I hope to see you there. 

Friday, January 20, 2012

New Fave: Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Or Multi-Usage Dry Oil Shimmer

I have been eyeing Nuxe's Huile Prodigieuse Or for some time now. I'd always see beauty editors, make-up artists, and other beauty professionals mention this oil and the original Huile Prodigieuse  as one of their favorites. And that made me want it even more but the cost is  about $56 for a 3.3oz bottle - so I've held off on buying it. Besides, I like to get 3-5 or more items for my hard earned $50.

Well...I finally got a chance to try it  thanks to Birchbox. They included a 0.33oz sample in my December Box and I was so glad. I tested it out and really liked it. It felt nice and smooth and the subtle shimmer was lovely. I like the scent too which is hard to describe but I've seen some call it a  floral, beachy, and woodsy musky scent. I'd        definitely love the full size of this but I can't splurge right      now. There is a smaller 1.6 oz size available for approx. $41 though. Maybe, I'll get that one with the Birchbox points that I've racked up. Hmmm....we'll see.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

January Birchbox 2012

I got this month's Birchbox, so let me show you what I got. And if you're not sure what Birchbox is all about, check out last month's post HERE. Now, on to the box.

From top left to right:
1. Birchbox magnet
2. Viva La Juicy by Juicy Couture spray vial sample
    I gave this to my 9 year old niece - not a fan. And if you've been following me for a while,
    you know that I favor oils, roller-ball, and solid fragrances.
    I like to check etsy, LuckyscentindiescentsSmell Bent, Smell Goods, and other indies for fragrances.

3.  Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Larabar Mini Bar
     Pretty good! I've had these bars before and I like them pretty much

4. VMV Hypoallerginics Re-Everything: Face-Hand-Body Lotion
    I liked this well enough. It's supposed to be an all over lotion but I haven't tried it on my face yet.
    The description on Birchbox's website says:

      "This silky lotion is the rare all-in-one product that meets our highest standards. The natural formula is free of all the most common skin allergens — 76 of them, to be exact — as well artificial fragrances, dyes, parabens, or preservatives. On the flip side, it’s packed with gentle exfoliators and antioxidants that leave skin incredibly soft from head to toe. Note: Your other body lotions may experience intense jealousy."

Sounds promising! I'll see how I like it and let you know. Oh and the sample size is 1oz and the full size is approx. 6.25oz  for $45.

5.Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash
I've actually tried this before and didn't love it. My skin is pretty finicky so I'm never surprised when products don't agree it. I'll give it another try though. I must mention that this 1.4 oz sample and the full size is $19.50 for 5oz so that's a generous sample.

6. stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner
This is a full size liner which retails for $20. I got the color Peacock which is described as a
shimmery azure. I do like this color a lot. I'll see how it wears soon. Below is a swatch on my hand.

And here's just a little card they included that shared some mini detox tips.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Check Out My Earrings in This Video About Natural Hair!

Check out this video about natural hair. At about mark 2:41 you'll see Renisha James (fitness enthusiast and personal trainer) of Renewed Fitness wearing my Green Tagua Nut and Brass earrings. These earrings are not currently in my shop but I will be making more soon. You can also check out Renisha  on Twitter (@RenewedFitness)  and Facebook where she gives fitness and nutrition tips. Tell her I sent you.

Natural Hair PhotoShoot & Documentary from DJ 3K on Vimeo.

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New In My Etsy!

I added this lovely necklace to my Etsy shop today. It's made with green variscite and brass components that I handmade. Let me know what you think!

Green Variscite and Brass Necklace

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Now Available at House Of Sole Boutique

I'm happy to announce that several of my pieces are now available at the House of Sole Boutique in Chicago's South Loop. If you're in the Chicagoland area, please stop by and check out House of Sole. There's lots of wonderful shoes, clothing, and accessories-many of which are from local designers. It is located at 1327 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605. Here are a few of my pieces that are available there:

I have a similar pair in my etsy shop. They are a bit smaller and have different coloring. Click HERE to see

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New In My Etsy Shop!

Hi everyone! I that 2012 is getting off to a great start for you.
Here are the newest items in my etsy shop. I hope you like them..

Magnesite and Brass Necklace

Hammered Oxidized Copper Disc Earrings (small)