Friday, July 22, 2011

I Heart PuchiMo !!!

Since I was in elementary school I have been writing to penpals. The whole thing started when my school librarian got a letter from a girl in Rhode Island who wanted a penpal. She gave the letter to me, I wrote to the girl (Laura), and have been hooked ever since.
From there I answered penpal club ads in teen magazines, as well as penpal ads in teen and music magazines. Picked up a couple of overseas penpals, learned of new ways to meet more penpals, etc...
Because I write a lot of letters, I have a natural interest in all the things which go along with letter writing: pens, makers, highlighters, fasteners, cards, stickers, and, of course, really cute paper to write on!
One of my wonderful penpals, Kana, (who is originally from Japan but is now living in California with her American husband) is a great artist and designer. She's opened shop on selling her adorable, and totally original kawaii stationery! Her stuff is seriously cute and very reasonably priced. I've just ordered some myself and can't wait to get it!! I know from the samples I've seen, though, I won't be disappointed!
Please pay her a visit!

One of the PuchiMo letter papers I love!

Aww! Love this one, too!

A set of cards I like! (comes with envelopes and cute envelope seals, too!)


Sunday, April 10, 2011

Mmm...Lip Balms!!

So I have been playing around with my lip balm supplies and think I finally have the consistency down right :) I am starting with just a few flavors, have been blending them into my own flavor concoctions...and then will add more later if these do well and people like them.

So I'm thinking these are the flavors I am going to start with:

* Strawberries & Champaigne
* Honey & Peaches
* Strawberry & Vanilla
* Cherry & Vanilla
* Blue Rasberry & Vanilla
* Mango, Honey & Vanilla
* Tangerine, Honey & Vanilla
* Tangerine & Mango
* Cherry, Strawberry & Rasberry

Still working on names and the perfect blends of flavors and natural sweetener (stevia and coconut milk)...I expect these to be up on Etsy in a week or two...and ready for Spring/Summer Fairs!!

If there are other flavor combos you would like to see, please feel free to suggest them to me, this is just my starter round of lipbalms.

They are all natural and feature moisturizing, nourishing ingredients like Castor Seed Oil, Olive Oil, Beeswax, Soy Oil, Carnuba Wax, Candelilla Wax, Stevia & Cocunut Milk as sweeteners.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Wigged Out

So, my addiction to wigs did continue, as predicted. Instead of ordering more from Annabelle's Wigs, though (as I said I would and should have done!), decided to compare some other wigs and see what else was out there before committing to one company.
So, the results of my wig undertaking so far are as follows!

After ordering my first wig from Annabellle's Wigs, I was totally in love and went wig-searching on e-bay. I bid-on, and won, two very inexpensive wigs from the same seller (bestelectronic-store) on Ebay.
The first wig was a shortish, medium-pink cosplay wig I thought would be cute for parties, holidays, and just for fun. I paid around $8 totaly for that wig and it's actually quite good quality. The shedding isn't excessive, and there's a lot of hair and a good cut.

The second one was a long, reddish-brown, face-framing wig from the same shop. Only paid $4, plus shipping for that one...and that's about what it is worth. On the brown one, you can see the cap through the hair. The shedding is also bad. It was impossible to wear as it was, so i cut the front and made short, straight-across bangs. It's at least wearable now, but only for pictures and costumes. Visibly cheaply made.

The draw-back for me for Annabelle's wigs is that the US $dollar is like a Peso these days. What looks like a bargain in Euros is still decent, but not as great a bargain, in Dollars. Plus there's overseas shipping, which is always a lot of fun. So my quest continued. There had to be somewhere with cheaper shipping, or cheaper wigs. I had to compromise on one.
Then I found KKcenterHK. Their wigs are, indeed, cheaper than Annabelle's, and the shipping isn't bad, either. For a little more then the price my Annabelle's wig, I got two for KKHK.
I've wanted a short bob wig for some time and have had my eye on one on Annabelle's waiting for it to come back into stock. I saw a short one on KK and snatched that up. They didn't have my proverbial red, light blonde, or black, so I got brown. The quality of it is actually pretty nice. The cap is kind of big for my head and with such a short wig, that kind of matters. I'm going to have to play around with it to see what I can do to get it to fit better. This is the easist wig to wear. Pops right on and lays perfectly. What I love about it is I could NEVER have hair like this in real life.

And I miss my blonde hair, so I got a long, wavy blonde one. It's supposed to be an ash blonde with white blonde accents in it. I think it's pretty fakey looking and kind of Farrah Faucet, which it didn't look like on the I guess I will have to play around with it some more and see what I can make it do. It's very shiny and glossy looking, kind of frizzy, too. Not in love with the blonde one.

So, in the end...I still like my Jessica wig best! I guess you are better off paying a little more for quality than sacrificing a lot of quality for a cheaper price.

Monday, February 21, 2011

World's Cutests Bandana Skirt Model!

My sister-in-law is making super-cute bandana skirts for kiddos, and selling them for an awesome price at her shop Littlest Sweetpea .

She's also got the darn cutest model in the world! My little niece, Lily :)

Check it all out at Littlest Sweetpea.

Friday, February 11, 2011


Just put a bunch of the winter scents on sale, so check out the "sale" section on the Etsy site!
Don't forget about the three new love potions in the Valentine section!
Gift certificates make great Valentine's Day gift so your sweeite can pick out their own perfect scent, or even have their own custom scent crea...ted! Gift Certificates are available at $15 and $25!

I've also just ordered supplies to create a new, paraben-free lotion base and new, all-natural lip balms. I will be a busy bee working on new products for you guys and hope to come up with some things you'll love!

Go the the sale!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Lovin' Annabelle's Wigs

Over the weekend I got a recently ordered wig from Annabelle's Wigs in the UK.
I don't have the need for a wig, but for years have wanted on for the appearance-changing fun they offer. Annabelle's caught my eye 'cause they're a family-owned and run business and offer a big variety of wigs at great prices.
So, with some of my Christmas money, I ordered me up my first wig.
The style I ordered was Jessica :

and i was more than pleased with the quality, and with how the wig fits and looks when i wear it. I see more wigs in my future, and I see them coming from Annabelle's Wigs!

Me in my wig:

Saturday, January 29, 2011

We Have a Winner!

We're finally up over 100 fans on Facebook, and to celebrate, held a drawing for a $15 gift certificate to the Etsy shop.
The winner was Kelly Blackwell of Torrance, CA. Congratulations, Kelly!!!
No worries if you didn't win, can still get 10% off your order through Feb. 10th using code 100DRAWING at checkout out Etsy. (you HAVE to use the code to get the discount, though, it's automated.)

Valentine specials are still up, and don't forget the three new Love Potion perfumes, sure to inspire a little lovin' on Valentine's Day.

I'm  busy working on some custom scents, and dreaming up some new releases for the long-awaited arrival of Spring!! As always, any suggestions for scents are always welcome. We love your suggestions and feedback!!

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