Thursday, July 28, 2011

Boniblu's Jewelry GIVEAWAY ends 8/7

I'd like to introduce you to Boni, the woman behind Boniblu's Jewelry.
Her shop offers an eclectic offering of jewelry 
from this self-taught jewelry maker!
Boni, tell us a little bit about yourself!

Just for Fun Swarovski bead earrings
I'm originally from Mexico but one day in a trip to lovely San Antonio, TX I met the love of my life and now I live here! Three years of marriage and now I'm 3 months pregnant with our first child and we are very excited!!

Peacock Braided Necklace
I found my love for crafts when I was young because my mother used to do crafts, she used to 
do all kinds of stuff from floral arrangements to knitting and creating hair accessories. But what brought me to start making my own jewelry is that I love to wear jewelry myself and with 
this economy I decided to give myself a try and do my own jewelry. 

At some point my husband encouraged me to start selling my jewelry but I wasn't sure about it until I saw an ad for a jewelry contest which I decided to participate in to give myself more confidence about my skills as a jewelry artist. Later after January 2011 I finally decided to open an Etsy store and try my luck and that's how my shop BonibluJewelry was born!

Like something you see? 
 at checkout to get a 10% discount at her etsy store!


One lucky follower is going to win Boni's Evil Eye Fun memory Wire Bracelet!  It's so fun and I love it 
(I'm so jealous of you, right now!!)

How to enter:
Mandatory:  You must be a follower of my blog!  
Not a follower?  It's easy!  Just click follow to the right!

open to followers in the US only

1.  Mandatory Entry:  Check out Boniblu's Jewelry and then come back fill out the form below

optional additional entries:
2.  Like Jewelry By J on facebook (1 entry)
3.  Heart one of Boniblu's Jewelry's item in her etsy store (1 entry)
4.  Heart Boniblu's Jewelry's etsy shop (1 entry)
5. Heart my etsy shop or an item in there! (1 entry)
6.  Purchase an item from Boniblu's Jewelry (10 entries)

Contest ends on 8.7.2011
Winner will be chosen by

Friday, July 22, 2011

Bubbles, bubbles everywhere! Bodycare Luxuries {& Giveaway}

I just received a handmade soap sampler set from Bodycare Luxuries and I have to tell you, I'm loving her soap!

The soap is made from all natural ingredients and contains no parabens, no SLS or harsh chemicals - which I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!  AND they're all handmade with love =).

This is the sampler set I got:
Green Apple
Oatmeal, Milk & Honey
Eucalyptus & Peppermint
Almond Milk

It came nicely packaged in a padded envelope with very cute, professional looking wrapping.  I'm happy to say that considering it came all the way from the UK, it arrived perfectly.  No cracks and all the pieces came as they were supposed to.

You could even smell the scents from outside the envelopes.  
I was pleasantly surprised as the smell was not overly strong - definitely a good thing.

They also came with a little tag that includes all the ingredients, which is perfect for people with allergies.

I also love that they all came labelled so I knew exactly which ones were which.

All the soaps smelled quite good and the scent was not strong or overpowering or perfume-like, which I really liked.  I don't know about you, but I hate smells that are overly strong or overpowering, so these soaps were PERFECT for me!  They were also very natural smelling.

Green Apple - there was a light, pleasant smell, but it was packaged next to the almond milk, which I think diluted the green apple smell, because it didn't quite smell like apple but more like Almond =)
Oatmeal Milk & Honey - this was a light, pleasant Milk and Honey smelling soap
Rose - a very pleasant, light, rose smell - I think this one was my favorite.  It really smelled like roses and you can see little bits of them in the soap
Lavender - this was also a light, pleasant lavender smell.
Eucalyptus & Peppermint - this one smelled the strongest, but was not overpowering.  It had a nice, refreshing minty smell
Almond Milk - this one was very close to non-scented, but had a nice almond scent to it

Actual Use TEST
The soap was a pleasant surprise!
It lathered very quickly and felt good - I didn't expect this since most soaps without SLS do not lather very well.  That was GREAT!
There was no residue on my skin and it was non-drying
After drying, my skin felt moisturized and had a light, pleasant smell

I think these would make the perfect gift for someone who has everything already!  The scents were pleasant, light and the soaps lathered quickly and left my skin moisturized.  It was wonderful!  Plus, it's from the UK!  How cool is that?!

Where can you find Bodycare Luxuries:

Love what you've seen?
Elina, the proprietess of Bodycare Luxuries is offering YOU 15% off your entire purchase!
Just enter GIVEAWAY15 at checkout from her etsy store

Come back next month starting 8/16!  
Bodycare Luxuries is offering one lucky reader a lavender soap and bath truffle set!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Very Creative Creations GIVEAWAY ends 7/24

I found a VERY cool etsy shop to share with you!  
If you like the thought of being green and wearing something repurposed, you will love her store!

Meet the mind behind the creations!

Amethyst Geode Slice Necklace Set
My name is Ann Marie, and I'm a wife and working mom to 2 big girls and 1 little boy. I live in New York wine country! I'm an IT Project Manager by day and create very creative creations by night! I totally support the reuse, recycle, repurpose way of life and love eco-friendly products.

Bingo Chip Bracelet
I started Very Creative Creations as a way to bring new life to vintage items and to keep from filling up our many landfills. I love bringing new purpose to old items and knew that this philosophy is very important to sustaining our way of life. Many others have encouraged me to bring my creations to the pubic and so I have with Very Creative Creations.

Turquoise Silver Sun Necklace
All of my items are one of a kind due to their recycled nature. Since all of my creations are recycled they will show characteristics of their past lives but these characteristics no way impact their durability or use.  I work hard to provide quality products that stand apart from everyone else. I am very customer friendly and I will do everything in my power to provide the product you are looking for! I love to create custom memories for you!

Ann Marie is offering a discount for my readers!
 at checkout to get a 10% discount at her etsy store!


One lucky follower is going to win this one of a kind rose necklace and earring set!  Perfect to complete your summer outfit!

How to enter:
Mandatory:  You must be a follower of my blog!

Not a follower?  It's easy!  Just click follow to the right!

open to followers in the US and Canada only

1.  Mandatory Entry:  Check out Very Creative Creations and then come back fill out the form below(1 entry)

option extra entries:
2.  Like Jewelry By J on facebook (1 entry)
3.  Heart one of Very Creative Creations's item in her etsy store (1 entry)
4. Follow Very Creative Creation's Blog (1 entry)
5.  Follow Very Creative Creations on Twitter (1 entry)
6.  Heart Very Creative Creation's etsy shop (1 entry)
7. Heart my etsy shop! (1 entry)
8.  Heart one the the items in my etsy shop 

Contest ends on 7.24.11
Winner will be chosen by

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Orderly Civilians Giveaway winner!

Congratulations to Kelly B for winning the super cute Orderly Civilians Apple Ring!
With her #38 entry of being Orderly Civilian's newest Facebook fan.

Thanks to Melissa from Orderly Civilians for hosting!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Are you still a kid at heart? {& Giveaway!}

If you are, you will LOVE Unicorn Crafts!

I recently received these adorable little skull earrings!  If you don't know already, I love cute little skulls and these were right up my alley!  

I think these would make a fun gift for a young girl or someone who's young at heart (like me!) and the great thing is that they're inexpensive at $12 a pair!

They are handmade - and well done at that!  She has a great attention to detail, which I really appreciate!

I love the cute little packaging!  They came in an envelope and was wrapped in purple tissue with a leather-like little tie!  CUTE!

And came on a cute little card!  =)  I love how the skulls face each other!  I hate it when pairs are exactly the same and not mirror images of each other.  I guess that's just one of my pet-peeves.

Here's me wearing mine!  I love it!  Fun and subtle at the same time!

Aren't they so cute?!  

They are made of thick shrinky dink plastic and are very sturdy.  I love Faheema's attention to detail!  No sharp edges, no whites outside the lines, no excess glue!  

She's got quite a few ADORABLE other earrings and accessories, if skulls aren't you're thing!  Like these super cute koala earrings!  

I'm SURE you can find someone to give these cuties to!

You can find Unicorn Crafts here:

Stop back 8/25 - 9/5!
Unicorn crafts is giving one lucky reader a pair of her adorable white elephant earrings!

Thanks Faheema!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

EBN Art Studio Print Winner!

Hope everyone had a fun-filled 4th of July!

Congratulations to Rebecca Shockley with her #60 entry!

She has won her choice of EBN Art Studios 8x10 print!

Didn't win?  You still have a chance to win an Orderly Civilians fun apple ring!  Giveaway ends 7/10, so enter soon!