Thursday, December 30, 2010

Now that's some amazing makeup...

I love when I see true makeup artistry,

here are some pictures for you to enjoy:






Images via Buzzfeed's Creative Cosmetic Uses

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Happy Snow Day!

There is lots of snow coming down (and soon to be coming down) in various parts of the US, so enjoy your snow day!

Annie sure is...


I hope those of you who celebrated Christmas, had a wonderful time with your family and friends! :)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tacky and Bright...

Growing up Jewish and there being very little Hanukkah decorations, I always loved seeing bright, tacky Christmas displays like these:






(images via Buzzfeed)

When I was young, My mom would make us hot chocolate and we would drive around the neighborhoods that went all out to see all the lights!

In high school it was our mission to find to the tackiest house, we found one once that had lights covering their grass/windows/siding of the house with all kinds of inflatables on the lawn...just like one of those houses above. We took a few polaroids but I've since lost them.

Do you like Christmas decorations? Do you appreciate the effort in cases like those above?

I love tacky displays!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A wishlist...

I thought I would make a wish list of thinking I'm lusting for the fun of it.
Enjoy!


These sweet feather earrings via upcycledearrings


Drilled sea glass beads via thedeepblue


Easy Ear Wire Maker via TDSONLINESTORE


Watch via Pixelmoda


Big Daddy Cane Nail polish via Ginger & Liz


This "Happy" necklace via harem6



This mood ring via Proteales

I also, as always have art supplies on this list ;)
What's on your wish list? Feel free to share.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Wonderwall



This is my favorite song in the entire world, every time I hear it it's like I've never heard it before even though I know all the words.

Do you have a favorite song of all time?

Friday, December 17, 2010

Lady Gaga - LoveGame



Lady Gaga can totally rock so many rhinestones.
I wish I knew what that silver nail polish she's wearing is.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Holiday Ornaments...



Trying to work on some more of my polymer clay skills I made two ornaments for my boyfriend.

One is a portrait of Annie his pug and one is of him.

Do you make your own ornaments? Feel free to show me :)

Monday, December 13, 2010

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - The Impression That I Get



This song just makes me want to sing and dance every time I hear it.
Enjoy!

Friday, December 10, 2010

New in my shop...



Another pair of Little Buddha Earrings!
You can get them here: etsy listing

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

My lastest Addiction




It's December, which means it's the time of year where my body screams and yearns for warm drinks!

It's currently 24 degrees in Kansas, it'll be 17 tonight. I'll be walking up to my studio with my coffee in hand.

Apple Cider, Hot Chocolate, Chai Tea, Herbal Tea and Coffee is what I crave ;)

What's your favorite hot drink??

Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday shopping: etsy style!

Hey all, I'm not the biggest fan of Black Friday shopping. I prefer to stay away from the stores but I did do a little bit of online shopping and of course, I hit up etsy!


I got this fabulous necklace from...
Lillyella!!
Yes, her shop is back open for the holidays :)


Also, I got some awesome soap from the wonderful...
Rebecca's Soap Delicatessen!!
Rebecca is also having a 20% sale on everything in her shop through the weekend!
So go buy some of the best soap on etsy ;)

Hope you all have a fabulous holiday weekend!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!



Happy Thanksgiving, I hope you all have a wonderful day with family and friends! :)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Relisted, get them before they're gone!

I just re-listed a few items in my etsy shop JennTRC!

Get them before they're gone. Also, free gift with every purchase...so get a jump on your holiday shopping ;)



Saturday, November 6, 2010

Jellyfish I want in my home: Awkward, the etsy seller






I really would love some of these beautiful handmade moon jellyfish in my home.
They are made by etsy seller Awkward

I could see them near a window with lots of sunlight and some summer wind.
What do you think about these Jellies? Would you like them in your home?

Friday, November 5, 2010

My halloween face...

Hey ladies and gents,

you may remember a few posts back that I talked about wanting to be Ke$ha for Halloween.
Well I did just that, Here is me in my blonde wig and face full of glitter:



I wore a long black sweater (hey, maybe Ke$ha does wear clothes when it's cold out), a pair of zebra print leggings with some black boots. I wore numerous chains and feather earrings. I also was equipped with bangles, glitter bracelets, beads and more glitter in general!

People actually guessed my costume without me having to tell them who I was. I ran into one of my students on the street who didn't even recognize it was me!

A few of my friends said that I'm too pretty to pull off Ke$ha's strung out look which I thought was pretty funny.

And now everyone is telling me I need to go platinum blonde...

What were you for Halloween? Any great stories about your Halloween holiday this year?

Monday, November 1, 2010

Urban Decay on Hautelook today!



Urban Decay is on sale at Hautelook today!
Need an invite??

Here you go: Hautelook invite!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone! I hope you have a fun and safe night :)

Here is a fabulous photo I stumbled on a few days ago...Enjoy!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Just got these feather earrings: Sarahthornhill



Just in time for my Halloween Costume...
I bought these really great feather earrings from etsy seller Sarah Thornhill!


You can check out all her fun earrings here: Sarah Thornhill :)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Etsy seller: Doodlebirdie

Look at all these beautiful terrariums by etsy seller Doodlebirdie.

I am in total lust!







Check out their etsy shop here: Doodlebirdie

Bumblesea jewelry...

One of my favorite jewelry lines is having a giveaway!

You can check it out here:

Enter the jewelry giveaway sponsored by Bumblesea indie jewelry / indie fashion blog.

If I won, I totally would want this necklace...


so what are you wanting for??? GO enter ;)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Review: Lip Smacker 100% Natural Lip Balm in "Honeydew melon"




I recently purchased Lip Smacker 100% Natural Lip Balm in "Honeydew Melon".

This was a total impulse buy when I saw that the lip smacker company (specifically Bonne Bell) is now making all natural products. I've always been a fan of their lip balms...my favorites being kiwi, dr.pepper and watermelon. However, I really prefer to buy more natural products when I can.

I can honestly say the Bonne Bell company did not disappoint once again, this lip smacker is fantastic!!

The "Honeydew Melon" has a fantastic smell and goes on smooth and doesn't dry out of my lips. It's not highly flavored by any means, but I prefer my lip balms that way.

The packaging is also great. The imagery is a watercolor of a honeydew melon. The text is simple to the point and clear to read.

Another thing that's fantastic about this product is the ingredients: pure fruit essence, olive oil, beeswax, vitamin e and aloe! It's also Paraben free, Gluten free and Dye free so many of you with allergies and sensitives will be able to use this product too!

If "Honeydew melon" isn't your favorite scent and/or flavor, there is also:
-"Pink Guava"
-"Acai Berry"
-"Vanilla Bean"

I can honestly say that I would highly recommend this product! It's only a couple of dollars so it's be a great product to grab a few of at a time ;)

You can find more Lip Smackers and Bonne Bell products at their official websites here:
BonneBell
Lip Smacker


*Please Note: I was not compensated for this review, this is my honest review of a product I purchased myself.

Friday, August 20, 2010

I figured out my Halloween costume...

I just figured out who I'm dressing up for Halloween as...

She's pretty much a hot mess in Glitter. Guess who yet???

***

That's right, Ke$ha.

I can honestly say my style isn't anything like hers, I probably haven't even worn glitter since elementary school..and she admits to basically bathing in it.







Are you thinking about your Halloween costume already too? Or am I just overly excited about Halloween? Maybe.

What a deal!

Because I believe in amazing customer service even when the customers aren't the most understanding and/or reasonable,

here is this tweet I just made:



And yes its true, not one but TWO free gifts (two pairs of earrings of my choosing) with any purchase in my shop this week!
Just make your purchase and put the code "DOUBLE" in the message to seller box at checkout. When you receive your order, there will be surprise earrings ;)

So head over to my etsy (link in the side bar of blog), and get some fun jewelry.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

MGMT - Electric Feel



MGMT is what is playing in my studio today, absolutely love this song.

Today is the officially first day of the semester, which means I am trying to stay motivated to keep on creating and drawing in my studio ;)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

what a conversation piece...

Found this ring while browsing etsy,
what a total conversation piece or "eye opener" ;)



Slate Blue Glass Eye Silver Wire Wrap Ring ANY size, $26
Via Kim's Jewels

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Thrift store score + some of my jewelry collection

This morning, I found this wonderful vintage jewelry box at goodwill for only $1.99!




I am in love with it, it also winds up in the back and when you open the drawers you can hear an old wind up tune :)
There are two small drawers up top and two larger drawers (which are perfect for my heavy beaded necklaces).

I spent about an hour rearranging all my jewelry (I actually have two other wooden vintage jewelry boxes) and rehanging all my earrings on one of the holders I used to display my wears at a craft store over the summer.

But I thought I would share with you the contents inside my new box...
and share with you (to the best of my memory) where each piece came from ;)

First Drawer:


-Resin Heart Sparkles and Glitter Necklace made by Stoopidgerl (gift from my boyfriend)
-Vintage Charm Bracelet made from old class rings (found in Echoes and Accents in Annapolis, Maryland)
-Seashell Pendant from Florida (gift from my old roommate Jess)
-Shell, ceramic, metal and turquoise bracelet (gift from my brother)
-Green Sea Glass Pendant from Sea Glass Designs (birthday gift from one of my best friends, Rachel)
-Garnet Silver Star Necklace (gift from my brother)

Second Drawer:


-Copper Potato Brooch, made by me in college jewelry class
-White Sea glass Pendant, made by me
-Beaded Memory Bracelet, made by my mom :)
-Shell ring by UrbanAdornments
-Octopus Pendant by Anomalous Bits
-Vintage Rhinestone Ring (found in Antique Shop in Illinois)
-Vintage Avon Brooch (found in Antique Shop in Illinois)
-Vintage Malachite and Silver Pendant (gift from Mom)
-Fused glass pendant (gift from Mom, also have matching earrings)
-Owl hairpin from Sweeter Than Me Designs

Third Drawer:


Gifts from my mom: Blue Resin handmade beaded necklace (thrifted), Vintage Multi-colored bead necklace, Silver and Purple Leather cuff bracelet, Vintage Brass Charm Earrings, Silver Mayan or Aztec? bracelet (ebay), Amethyst slice necklace (won in raffle from my elementary school, store no longer exists)
-Unakite Teardrop Pendant, made by me
-Copper and Silver Fern Leaf Ring, made by me
-Where the Wild Things Are Necklace from PendantLicious

Fourth Drawer:


-Vintage Brown and Floral Plastic Bead Necklace (from my Mom)
-Glass Bead and Metal Washer Necklace (thrifted)
-Pink beaded Bracelet (free from breast cancer awareness donation, can't remember which organization)
-Bright Green Turquoise and Silver choker Necklace, handmade my a seller on a street in Tel Aviv. Love this necklace but I need to get it remade..it's way too heavy for normal wear.
-Turquoise and small turquoise bead silver necklace, bought at Craft Fair (gift from my grandparents)

So there you have it, a look into some of my jewelry collection ;)
I still have to figure out what to do with all of my delicate necklaces without getting them tangled.

Also, I've decided I need to collect more rings and bracelets.

Feel free to share some of your jewelry collections and/or how you store your jewelry with me! :)

Jersey Shore

I admit it, I love MTV's the Jersey Shore. It's such a disaster of a show and absolutely hilarious at the same time.

Here are a couple of memorable quotes from the past couple of episodes...






(images via Buzzfeed)

Do you watch the Jersey Shore? Or do you have a love for bad reality tv secretly?