Monday, October 27, 2008

A Showcase of Exclusive Handmade Goods!

Yes, I'm finally having a show since the craft fair season is coming to a halt and holiday shopping season is about to start! I met Beth from Pepper Pod Designs and we instantly clicked. After convoing for a bit via Etsy, we decided to meet. Upon that first meeting we already had the idea of a home show floating around in our heads! And this was only one month ago!

We already planned everything, handed out invitations, and are doing last minute crafting in time for our show on November 1st. We are both a bit apprehensive about this because it is a first for the both of us, but this will be an easier way (I think) to prepare for future shows at large craft fairs. We have raffles planned, food, drinks and of course jewelry from Beth and all the sewn good from me.

I still feel like what I have won't be enough for the show, but with less than a week and counting (not to mention school!) I don't have much time to get many more things done! Hopefully I'm just stressing over nothing, and the show turns out wonderful with lots of sales...
Friday, October 3, 2008

Mineral Makeup

I have to say that I love the *idea* of makeup but I hate wearing it. I never wore foundation or coverup, I'm just talking eyeshadow, mascara and lip gloss. The lip gloss I do, but the mascara and eye shadow I've always had a problem with. They make my eyes itch and burn like crazy. At first everything seems ok, and then all of a sudden I feel like I'm going blind. And that's when I stopped wearing that stuff.

Fast forward a few years and I will be going into the *real* workforce and have to look presentable for other things as well. So I broke down and bought some mineral makeup from Etsy. I got a variety of colors in sample sizes, just in case I didn't like them I wouldn't feel so bad about buying a regular sized container. I actually went and bought from two sellers: MineralMagic and PinkQuartzMinerals.

I asked a few questions about Mineral Magic and decided to start with a color scheme for brown eyes. She had 4 chosen shadows for that and they all appealed to me so I got that to start out with. They shipped to me within the week, everything was professionally wrapped and labled and of course I had to test it right away. I have to say that I had it on from morning to night (with the addition of the veil she sells) and it stayed on just as well or better than regular makeup. And as a bonus there was no itching or burning! Yay! This shop will be getting more of my business soon!

I just got the package from Pink Quartz Minerals, and although it did take a while to get to me, I do like the colors. I still have not tested them on my eyes, but my first impression is that I do like them. She included a small booklet for those who have never used mineral makeup, which was nice.

I would reccommend mineral makeup for those who are sensitive to the things they've tried from a drugstore or department store. I believe this stuff, by far, surpasses that and it's much more affordable. So go ahead and treat your self to some great makeup!

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