Friday, August 19, 2011

She's Crafty

I've been getting Crafty Sampler boxes for over a year. I love that there's usually a lot of sellers that you'll find here that aren't always in the other boxes out there. I've gotten turned on to some fabulous indie shops from them! As a buyer, you can choose from 2 box sizes and they are priced SO inexpensively! A small box is only $12.00 and a large box is only $18.00! This includes shipping! 
These make excellent gifts for the person who likes soaps and tarts.

For contributors, you only need to send in 20-30 samples to be included, but if you send in 50 or more, you receive a free large box for that month. You'll also be advertised on their web page. Whoever sends in the most samples that month is also chosen as the Featured Contributor for the month, with extra advertising and exposure. If you don't have an advertising button, Paulina will actually make one for you free of charge! How cool is that?
There's also a Facebook page where you can keep up with the latest contributors and giveaways.
Tell her The Beauty Pirate sent ya!

Here's the video of a typical box:

And for a close up of the earrings I'm wearing- from indie jeweler Vowangems, who is currently having a 75% off sale on their already low prices! 

Wildberry Zinger Tea wax melts
Fragrant Flickers (319-899-0772) does not currently have a web site, which is unfortunate, as the products that I've received before are a pure delight. They do sell at retail locations throughout Iowa, so keep your eyes open if you're in those parts- but for the rest of us, if you want to try out some amazingly scented products, give 'em a call and place an order over the phone.

Triple Leaf Green Tea, Jasmine Incense
Senua Gifts

Luxury Oatmeal Bar
Bathed By Nature/Lathered Up

Crocheted pot scrubber
Mary Ellen's Crafts

Very Vanilla, Green Apple wax tarts
Anam Cara Candles

Orange Roobios tea sachet
SBS Teas

Caramel Flan wax tart, Scentiment soap
The Soap Corner

Ostara Incense, Shea Butter- Honeydew soap
Dragonfly Creationz

High Country Herbal spread mix
Cottage Creations Company

wax tart shaped like, well, a real tart!
Sweet Treat Bakery Candles

Banana Nut Bread melties, Primitive Kollection tart
Primitive Kountry

Brown Sugar Scrub
Letitia's Essentials

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

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New deals and new products at Mark

Worn Out

Nothing seems to get quite as many comments as when I wear something unique and one of a kind. For the life of me, I don't understand why anyone would want to look and dress just like everyone else. In small towns where the only place to shop is Wal Mart, I can only imagine how weird it is to run into someone on a daily basis wearing a piece of clothing or jewelry or shoes that you also own. No one's going to stop you in the grocery store and ask where you got your ------ (whatever). A few things that I've been fond of in the last week that have gotten me questions about where to purchase them are:

From Poppy's Wicked Garden 
 This unique necklace is made with strands of raw black jersey knit fabric. Loop it around for different looks or as a huge chunky bracelet too:)
approximately 50" length. This looks awesome with a tank or a sundress and adds a funky flair to the most boring clothing. 
Her clothing designs are what REALLY take the cake. She makes her own designs and will sew the piece to YOUR measurements! How cool is that? Having a personal seamstress at Wal-Mart prices? Can't beat that. I love her fun and offbeat designs, with a touch of retro mingled with a future forward feel. She even does her own screenprints on material!

New pieces are added constantly, so you never know what gorgeous designs she'll come up with next. Check out her shop and tell her The Beauty Pirate sent ya!

Claire's Closet has lots of baby and children's gear, but what I adore them for is their hair clips! I am simply addicted to them, despite their being intended for children.
This hair bow has a special place in my heart- I was wearing it when I had a bicycle accident that put me in the hospital. My face, body, clothing and glasses were all destroyed, but somehow this jaunty little bow took a licking and kept on ticking. I still wear it constantly and it serves a reminder to me to always wear my helmet, even if I DO have a fancy hairdo for the evening!

Ohhhhhhh, but their character clippies! I'm in love! Attached to alligator clips, these can be worn in the hair or clipped onto anything you desire, from a purse strap to a shirt collar. I can't even show you all of the amazing choices, you'll just have to see for yourself. Sesame Street characters, princesses, pirates- you name it! As elaborate as the character clips are, they're only $5.00.

I do think I'd like to get one of these tutus for my niece for Christmas- their tutus are too too cute!