Saturday, March 30, 2013

PS: regarding Bead Soup

I forgot to add the link to the whole Bead Soup list, you can see all the participants here

Also, I turned off the Captcha.  Thank you to the commenter who brought that to my attention.

Now get hopping! :-D

Friday, March 29, 2013



My very first Bead Soup!

Yummy!  Lots of lovely beads from  Pam Sandy

She sent me a really fun collection of vintage parts, too.  I'll post more when I get time to work with them.

I have to admit, I was in a bit of a rush because I'm right in the middle of Passover.  I wish I could have had more time, so please forgive the wonky formatting in this entry.

How cute are those earrings?  I have a leopard print faux fur jacket, and they'll look darling together.

The necklace worked out really cute, too.  When in doubt, always put the toggle in the front, and make a tassel!  The beads are mostly earthy elements of pearl, shell, tiger's eye and Indian lampwork.  Using silver instead of gold or bronze brightens the whole look, and makes it more light and updated for Spring and Summer.

I'm excited to see what Pam makes with the beads I sent, but I'll have to wait until after Shabbos.

Please leave lots of comments and feedback! :-D  I'll do the same as soon as I can.  Thanks!

Monday, January 14, 2013

New product review for Influenster: Kiss Nail Dress

Kiss Nail Dress fingernail stickers. $6.99

These were VERY blingy and sparkly, not my style at all. My daughter loved them, so I put a couple on her to try them out.

They went on very easily, seemed to stick well, and were easy to trim and shape. She kept them on most of the day at school, but was so distracted by the sparkles that her teacher made her take them off. She said that they peeled off with no problem, but they would have stayed on just fine if she'd left them alone. There was no nail damage when she removed them.

In a more subtle color or pattern I would wear these. If you have a hard time keeping dark colors from chipping off, these would be a good solution. They'd definitely be fun for a night out on the town.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Tags: Review, Influenster, Kiss Nail Dress @KissProducts #KissNailDress @Influenster #Holiday Vox Box

New product review for Influenster: NYC Liquid Lipshine

NYC New York Color Liquid Lipshine $2.49

I have to confess, I am a lip gloss ADDICT! I usually have at least 10 different shades around the house at all times. For the past few years I have been loving MAC Lipglass, but not loving the price so much.

The NYC sample that I was sent is called Nude York City. I believe I have finally found the HOLY GRAIL of lip gloss!

First, the texture is perfect. Not quite as sticky as Lipglass, but not as long wearing either. I can live with this trade off.

The price, WOW! You can't beat a lip gloss that rivals your favorite at under $3.00 a piece.

The color is just perfect, and I believe it would look good on any skin color you can imagine. It's like magic, it just matches effortlessly. I have several lipsticks that I only kinda like, but paid too much to throw them out. When I layer the nude color over it, it suddenly becomes the most gorgeous shade ever!

If I were trapped on a desert island and could only bring one piece of makeup, this would be it. No question.

Now I just need to go buy out the stock and keep a couple in every pocket of my wardrobe (did I mention that I'm an addict?)

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars, duh!

Tags: Review, Influenster, NYC Liquid Lipshine @nycnewyorkcolor #LiquidLipshine @Influenster #Holiday Vox Box

New product review for Influenster: Sole Society Shoes

Sole Society is a website offering discounted women's fashion shoes. The prices seem reasonable, between $45 and $99 dollars.

There are lots of cute styles, and a much better selection of colors than I've seen on other sites. Plenty of Vegan options, as well as genuine leather.

The return policy is not so great, with restocking fees. They also don't carry any "comfort shoes" with crepe soles, which is what I need for back support.

If you are young and trendy, you'll like Sole Society, but otherwise I'd suggest sticking to Zappos.

Rating: Your mileage may vary.

Tagged: Sole Society, Influenster, Review @solesociety #PerfectPair @Influenster #Holiday Vox Box

New product review for Influenster: Quaker Real Medleys Oatmeal Cup

Whole grain oats, rye, barley and wheat mixed with real fruit and nuts in a single serve cup. Just add hot water or microwave for an instant breakfast on the go. Kosher, OU parve.

This stuff tastes great, and at 290 calories, it should. Plenty of sugar in there! The fruit, nut and grain tastes all come out nice and clear, not mushy or bland. Hot water cooked everything just right, with no "raw" spots. If I worked in an office this would be a good mid afternoon snack.

On the other hand, at $1.79 per cup, it's a bit spendy. You don't really get much in there, so it's really more of a treat than a meal. I don't like that the cup is plastic, and it's "code 7", which is not recyclable. I suppose you could save them for your kid's art projects, but eventually it will end up in the landfill. For that reason, I wouldn't buy it.

Lower the price, use a strong paper cup, put more product in the package, and lower the calorie count and we'd have a winner. Unfortunately, I have to give this product 2 our of 5 stars. :-(

Tagged: Quaker Oats, Influenster, Review @Quaker #RealMedleys @Influenster #Holiday Vox Box

Wow, has it really been almost a year?

I'm the worst blogger, EVER. Time to change that, and thanks to I have lots of incentive to get back at it. You can sign up to qualify for FREE GOODIES, and then they send you stuff to review. Go join up, it's fun!