Saturday, September 26, 2009

piggie swap with Rina!!

These are the cutest handmade items in the blogger community! Have you visited Rae's blogger? It has the cutest stuff! She graciously swapped with me for some Julu Jewelry. I'm honored!

I was so surprised when I saw the big box on my porch! Filled with it were these lovely goodies! The Hello Kitty lunch bag is so cute! We now have matching bags! :) When I opened the bag I couldn't believe how much cute stuff was in it. It was a never-ending surprise of hello kitty treasures! Thank you so much. Masks! candy! makeup! cuteness! You are the best RINA!

Miss piggie checking herself out! omg, I love argyle, piggies, and blue!! My favorite things!! I have to keep an eye on them; they may get stolen by my sister.

Matching bow for me! haha, these will fill my pet void. I always wanted a real pig as a pet. One day...

Monday, September 21, 2009

Turn Pennies into Magazine Subs

You can get InStyle Magazine for $5.00 (1-year) or Marie Claire Magazine for $5.00 (2-years) from!! I'm currently trying to decide between the two. I think I'm gonna go for the Marie Claire since it's two years. This is a limited offer for the Instyle (expires 9/26). They feature one mag a week I think. The Marie Claire offer is through September when they are discounting $5 off certain mags.

Marie Claire

Which should I get? What are you going to get?

Turning pennies into Magazine Subs? YES! Just gather all your loose change and head on over to your nearest CoinStar machine! I do this all of the time. You can get a gift certificate to Amazon instead of having to pay the fee on the CoinStar machine. After they count the coins, you get a print out with a redemption code to enter into Amazon. It's so easy and fun! Not all CoinStar machines will do this, and you need to have more than $5 in change. One time I only had $4.89, so I had to leave the machine and run to my car to find more change!!

With all the beauty blogs out there, who really needs magazines anymore, right? Maybe for some, but I still like them! I currently get Elle and Allure.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Mac Custom Palette website feature

Who else loves the MAC website's newest feature?!

Visit THIS LINK to customize your very own palette by dragging and dropping pans into your palette. All of the palette sizes are available in this new feature. It is so cool, try it out!

I used to do this in Photoshop to help me decide on what to get, so glad they've made it much easier!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tammi's 50 Followers Giveaway

This girl seems really sweet and down to earth, so I had to join her giveaway!

Her blog The Culture Enthusiast

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

jewelry swap

Ezzie from Ezziebell Jewelry agreed to do a swap with me! This is what I got! Check her out!
She'll make you a silver or gold ring custom fit! Here is the Glam Ring, $17. Her rings are very well wrapped! I am not much of a ring person, but I had to get this! I am going to start wearing rings now!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

My new Jewelry BlogStore

I love making jewelry, and I finally opened my Jewelry BlogStore!! My new jewelry line is called Julu Jewelry. Please visit my jewelry blog, and let me know what you think.

I am having a grand opening sale! All earrings are just $15! (some are even $12)

FREE first-class shipping on all orders during this sale time. (now through September 20)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Star Light, Star Bright

I just got an email about this set, it is so cute! If you love Fresh, you'll love this. It comes with a full sized Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment! Fresh products are so expensive, but this is a great deal! This Star Light, Star Bright set from Fresh is $28. Beauty insiders only! I love all of these products!

From Sephora website:
A set packed with purse-friendly evening essentials that will get you looking party-perfect in no time.

What it does:
Get diva-worthy lashes, a sexy pout, a radiant glow, and a sparkling scent with these evening essentials that help you look party-perfect on the go. The set features the new Sugar Rosé Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15—a nourishing and protective lip moisturizer that delivers a sheer rosy hue to add a subtle pop of color to your complexion.

This set contains:
- 0.15 oz Sugar Rosé Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15
- 0.07 Supernova Mascara
- 0.17 oz Twilight Freshface Glow
- 0.05 oz Sugar Eau de Parfum

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Circle Lenses, Pretty & Cute Store

*Update* They no longer sell contacts! It is illegal to sell any contacts without confirming a valid prescription in the US. You can still buy from companies based in Asia though!

I decided to order circle lenses last week after researching and trying to find the best place to order. It came down to! They have a great promotion going on where you either get FREE shipping or a FREE contact lens kit. They are so cute! $8 value! Circle lenses are meant to enlarge the eyes with the black rim you can see in the photo above.

Why buy from P&C?
The difference between this circle lens site and others is that they have many lenses IN STOCK so you don't have to wait 2-3 weeks (or a month) in a batch! Pretty & Cute's time frame is 2-3 days! I ordered mine on Monday and I got it on Thursday!! SO FAST! The owner Janie is SO SO nice! She responds VERY quickly and even fixed her website when I noticed a typo!

Free pair!
Every 5th referral who buys gets you a free pair! You also get 1 point for every person who goes to the site and says you brought them there. You can email them or fill out the form on the home page. Just mention Stephanie Tran sent you there! I think you can get a free pair for every 5 you order yourself!

This is my order with the uber-cute lens kits! They arrived safely in lots of bubble wrap placed in a small box. Also, every month there is a raffle, and I just found out that I won for August! Hello Kitty speakers! Thanks so much!

How are the lenses?
I wear acuvue oasis, and I find those really comfortable. When I first tried the circle lens, it was weird I admit. I could feel it on my eyeball. It took a little bit of getting used to. I love to wear them because they make me feel "pretty & cute."

GEO Angel Grey lenses with prescription. $20. Love Grey! I think Michelle Phan wore these!

GEO Angel Black lenses without prescription. $20

My sister with her Angel Black lenses. She wanted something dark and dolly. I think Angel Black does this perfectly!

What color?
If you are confused about what color to get, I would try Angel Grey, Nudy Grey, Angel Brown, or the Adult Series ($25). I would also stick to 14mm diameter lenses. Anything bigger than that is not comfortable to me. I have Fresh Looks (14.5mm), and I find them annoying. Also, the Honey Wing series is nice too! Let me know what you got! (or will get!)

First Time for Lenses?
If you are first time contact lens wearer, then I would suggest doing research on how to properly handle contact lenses. Once you do that and are ready to order, don't forget the contact lens kit. It's very handy for first-timers. It has a mirror, mini bottle, padded tweezers, lens case, and of course cute designs!

Also, check out my Jewelry Blog, Julu Jewelry! Mention Pretty&Cute and you'll get a discount/freebie!