Friday, December 6, 2013

Handpainted Glass Ornament Sets

Handpainted glass ornaments sets - $30 a set.
They come in hot pink, teal green, navy blue, and lime green.  (Or ask about custom orders in other colors!)

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Hand-Painted Christmas Ornaments

Something pretty to hang on the Christmas tree: hand-painted ornaments :)

Lace Earrings

One of my latest projects has been creating lace earrings. I really enjoyed making them, and I love the way they turned out.  :)

Stay tuned, because I'll be posting more of my creations here soon!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Revlon Triple Action Conditioning Straightener Review

The Revlon Triple Action Conditioning Straightener is the first hair iron I've owned that can be used with wet hair as well as dry hair.  I was excited to try such an innovative product, especially since it's not fun having to dry your hair or wait for it to dry before straightening it.

This beautiful piece of equipment has a really classy design.  The deep red color gives it a sleek appearance.  It's easy to operate; there is only one switch with three different settings.  The swivel cord provides ease of use without the annoyance of a tangled, twisted cord.  And since the iron is thicker than most, it doesn't get too hot on the outside so your hand won't burn if you hold it near the top.  The one aspect about the design I wasn't thrilled with was that the bottom isn't flat, so it often tipped over when I set it down during use.

Of the three settings on this Revlon straightener, the first is "ultrasonic".  This feature can be used with wet hair after leave in conditioner has been applied, and leaves hair healthy and rehydrated.  This is excellent for using on damaged hair or hair that you want to keep healthy and shiny.  "Heat" is the second feature, and works like traditional hair irons to straighten dry hair.  The ceramic plates heat up to 400 degrees and always left my hair looking healthy and hydrated after use.  "Ultrasonic + heat" is the third setting, which is used to rehydrate and straighten hair.  Ultrasonic waves condition your hair as it is straightened.  Although especially great for dry hair, I used this feature on wet hair, too.  It straightens, rehydrates, and dries hair all at the same time.  It did take longer than usual to straighten my hair using this method, and I find this feature to be most effective on dry hair.

This innovative tool would be an excellent choice for anyone who loves to straighten their hair, but doesn't want to damage it in the process.  Or if your hair has already been damaged, this would be a great straightener to rehydrate your hair and make it look healthy again.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

GIVEAWAY: A Mile In His Shoes (2/9)

Giveaway closed.  Congrats to Jenn, comment #64 on winning!

Who wants to win an inspirational, family-friendly DVD?  I thought so!  :)

The winner of this giveaway will receive A Mile In His Shoes!  Here are the ways to enter.

Mandatory Entry:

Like A Glimpse Of Beautiful Etsy on Facebook AND like any status update on the Facebook page (this will ensure that you see our updates).  Then leave a comment here telling me your Facebook name.

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Please make sure your email is available in your (public) profile or in your email so I can contact you if you're the winner.

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4. Tweet about this giveaway using the tweet below. You can do this once a day for an additional entry each day.

Win a family-friendly DVD- A Mile In His Shoes from @Reneeluvsbeauty here:  Ends 2/9

5. Favorite my Etsy shop, add me to your circle, and like or tweet any of the items on my actual Etsy page (not on the Facebook page) for one entry each!  (Please leave one comment for each entry.)

The winner will be chosen on February 9 using and will have 72 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be drawn.  You must complete the mandatory entry to be eligible to win.  This giveaway is open to the US and Canada.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A Fantastic New Film: A Mile In His Shoes

Only a miracle can help baseball coach Arthur 'Murph' Murphy (Dean Cain) and his losing minor league baseball team. As Murph sets out to recruit new talent for the team, he stumbles upon Mickey (Luke Schroder), a young farmer with an incredible pitcher's arm. However, Mickey's parents are reluctant in allowing him to join the team because he has Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism. Murph convinces Mickey's parents that life in the minor league will benefit their unique son, but he doesn't realize just how much his new recruit will help the team's game and, more importantly, their spirit. Based on a true story, A Mile in His Shoes is an inspirational film that celebrates faith, determination and the power of friendship.

My review:
I've seen quite a few sports films lately, so my expectations for this film were not very high.  Most films such as this are very predictable and not worth watching more than once.  This film, however, although somewhat predictable, had a lot more to offer than the typical sports films.  Both heartwarming and family-friendly, the storyline is inspirational and the characters likeable.  The outstanding acting of the main characters is also a plus for this film.    Dean Cain did an amazing job of portraying a compassionate baseball coach, and Luke Schroder was very believable in his role as a young man with Asperger's syndrome.  I really enjoyed the hopeful storyline (which was, thankfully, free from objectionable content) and think this would be a great film to show the entire family on movie night.

For more information on this incredible film, check out the website and Facebook page!

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Monday, January 16, 2012

New Earring Creations :)

I've had a lot of fun working on some new earring designs!  Here are my latest creations.  :)  I'd love to hear your opinions on the earrings!

These purple earrings are created with beautiful mother of pearl shell nuggets.

These gorgeous textured beads have a shiny foil-like appearance and are my first pair of hot pink earrings.

And this is the second pair I made with the same style and type of beads in light purple.

All of these earrings are for sale and can be found on my Etsy Facebook page.