Looking for something fun & different as a gift? I was, and I happened upon beautiful ULINX jewelry. They offer many classy, intricate designs for customization but also symbols. I was asked if I'd like to review this, and I felt it a worthy product to talk about with my readers.
The collection I went for was the symbols collection. The designs offered in the new symbols collection are very cute, however, I wanted to touch base on some problems I found. I expected a lot more from something that costs in the neighborhood of $80 as far as quality control.
The First plus side is the magnets are extremely strong, you will not accidently rip this bracelet off. Maybe it you wore several together as a belt, but it would still be hard to do. Even if the link broke, it tends to pull right back together with its very strong magnets. To the side is an image of it hanging from a photo frame.
You can change the order and design of the charms to even make a ring (or many other possibilities like the ring I made! Purchase extra beads would be a suggestion so you can really play with designs. This has been a lot of fun to mess around with and I've had a lot of compliments while wearing it.
However, for the downside. In the below image around the heart you can see what looks like a circular paint crack. This is actually quite a bit more obvious in real life and was shipped to me this way.
This was not the only tile with an issue. Several had chipped sides, poor quality images, not centered images, or scratches. In fact I could point out a flaw on EVERY tile the moment I opened the case. For this reason alone, I would suggest either purchasing from the other collections rather than symbols collection. I'm guessing because the symbols collection is new they're having some QC issues.
All in all, they are cute braclets with a novel idea that still need some work with quality control and detailing.
Do remember, if purchasing this you should NOT purchase it for a child. Rare earth, and other strong magnets can be very dangerous (even deadly) to a child that swallows them.
I received this from ULINX to test and review. This does not influence my review. My opinions and thoughts are solely my own.
Glassybaby teamed up with Nordstrom specifically for the Evelyn Glassybaby (pictured in pink) for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The pink votive was created honor of Evelyn Lauder whom passed in November. Along with an initial donation of $25,000 - Ten percent(%10) of all sales of the Evelyn will go to Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Glassybaby candles and cups are not only beautiful, they provide support and purpose beyond. Glassybaby, created & founded by Lee Rhodes, provided her with the idea after she found a source of comfort from tea lights during her 7 year battle with Lung Cancer. The company has donated over $1,000,000 USD to charity since November 2003.
Each Glassybaby is hand blown and is the combined work of four Seattle Artisans. It can be utilized as a tea light holder, a cup, or a vase. The exquisite beauty is unsurpassed with little bubbles floating about within it. They are stury, and thick unlike most candle holders.
The Evelyn Glassybaby is available exclusively at Cosmetics department inside Nordstrom or online at http://shop.nordstrom.com. They are a lovely addition to any home, as a gift for a loved one, or to give to someone suffering from Cancer as a source of hope and inner emotional warmth.
I was sent a sample of the Evelyn Candle Holder to provide input and images for my blog. This does not affect my opinion or review of the item.
Don't forget to pick up your bottles of Pink Hearts 2012 in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Available on Amazon. OPI will donate $30,000 combined to Susan G. Komen for the Cure and to Rethink Breast Cancer in Canada.
Not only are the colors beautiful, but you can sport your stance.
First place is £50 Gift cert. They do ship to the US. I've used products from them before and they're very nice quality, customer service is good too. Shipping takes a little longer because it's international, but wasn't bad at all. So it's worth putting in an entry :)
MASH Premium Nail Art Holiday Christmas Stickers make it even easier to add a little Christmas spirit to your beauty routine. If you haven't tried MASH products before you should start with something small. The price is right, and the quality is exceptionally good for the price.
I'm posting up Christmas stuff before Halloween since the Christmas plates sell out fast before the Holidays even arrive. Enjoy!
Trust me. I get it. You want to file your nails, and you're used to cheap nail files. Then someone comes along and tells you how amazing glass nail files are. So you begin searching and find out there are super inexpensive ones, and then very inexpensive ones. For a moment you think, well I can get the cheaper ones!
Trust me. I've been there, done that, have the T-shirt. I bought several very inexpensive glass nail files. Guess what?
Most broke in my hands, others shredded my nails. They were also a bit ugly at the top, with no real ryhme or reason to their design. So when I was asked to do a post about quality nail files by design-glassware.com by Mont Bleu , I jumped. Quite frankly, more people need to know that sometimes(usually), you get what you pay for.
I have tried higher quality ones, and was quite happy. Through this wonderful site you can also get really beautiful, quality Swarovski Crystal nail files.
So consider not only the polish you paint on your nails, the lotions and creams you apply. Remember nail health comes down to diet, and proper preparations with good, quality tools.
Specifically Design-Glassware.com is well designed, with a beautiful selection to chose from. They carry much of the hardware needed for beauty needs. Many have options for crystals on the hardware, which I love. Prices are reasonable, however they are in Euro's, not US dollars, and ships directly from Czech Republic.
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Design-Glassware.com All thoughts, opinions, etc are still honest and my own.
I'm not sure about you girls. But I check Groupon daily. With great deals popping up locally, and nationwide sometimes things can't be beat.
Today there is a surge of nice girly things. Including some nice Chloé Sunglasses for %75 off retail! Price is $89. Enjoy.
We all like free stuff. However, free nail polish is insanely hard to come by. Usually, companies never send out samples, or testers. You have to fork over the moola to decide if you love (or hate) it.
There's a new website called Copious. A bit of a mix of etsy, and maybe ebay. But without the auction style. Everything is available from handmade goods to designer purses . I saw a hot pair of new Fendi pumps up for a very good price.
NOTE: I believe to qualify for the free $10 you have to join with facebook or twitter and it must be your first time joining copious.
Since it's a new site, they're offering a $10 credit for new users. Which can easily snag you a bottle of Julep or other nail polish free with free shipping. Nail polishes go lightning fast, so if you find one available that you love, grab it. The best part of the site, once you click "buy" the item is held for you for 15 minutes , so no one can snag it from under you.
Better yet? The payment company used holds your payment in neutral escrow until the item has been shipped and in your possession for 2 full days. So unlike other websites, you don't have to worry about being sent junk.
So check out Copious and sign up before the $10 credit is gone. I've already used my credit, so I know the site works.
I'm a lip balm type of girl. I just want something that feels good, maybe a slight tint of color. I tried out NYC New York Color Liquid Lipshine, and here are the details below.
So it's quite glossy, which is very pretty. Comparing to lipsticks or balms it is a bit stickier (one reason I usually don't wear glosses). It wasn't too bad, but my hair stuck to my lips a couple times. The taste, I personally could do without. I really don't like the taste of cocoa butter, or chocolate hints in it. I love(to eat real) chocolate. I'll pass in my make-up smelling/tasting like it though. If you like flavors like that, then this is definitely for you.
The color was pretty awesome, I tried Nude York City. What a great name! It worked wonderfully with my new red hair. Some of the natural pink of my lips showed through but it toned down my lip color enough to do very daring eye shadow! That was nice for a night. I find myself digging for my chapstick still in my purse, and if I can't find it I'm willing to swipe on the easy-to-apply lip shine. Otherwise, I don't use it much. For me, personally, it won't be a staple.
NYC New York Color Retails for $2.50 ish. I sometimes see it on sale much cheaper. The small price is sometimes makes it worth trying if nothing else.
Thanks to Influenster and NYC New York Color for letting me try the lipshine. My opinions are honest & remain mine.