Monday, March 31, 2014

horses and pigtails

I was looking for someone to help me get a special horse dress for my middle daughters' birthday. This lady found me in a WAHM group and said she could work with me! So we decided to trade! She was very easy to work with, she even ordered special material for it. :)

Through messaging, and photos, and patience, and shipping.. I have come to respect this lady, tell that she takes pride in her work, and appreciate hard working moms even more.

The adorable dresses posted on her Facebook page lead me to love her product without even having it yet. Well-made, conservative little girls clothing, with a price tag that's affordable and competitive.

I am very happy with the quality of materials, the workmanship.. the care that I can tell she puts into all her pieces.

I love that the top of this dress is a soft white cotton, and it's a good thickness (can't see through it, like quite a few white stretch knits do). I love that the straps and binding around the top are a soft, stretch elastic (I believe it's FOE- fold over elastic). I love the length of the ribbon on the back.. I can tie a nice bow and it'll still have a good tail on it. And the length of the skirt is also important to me, since with having girls, I don't like to see little panties flashed. This is a great addition to our wardrobe.. and I highly recommend this mama's store to anyone else!

As you can see, my daughter loves it too. ;)

Head over to her page, check out some already made items, previous customs, and fabrics she has available. :)

Friday, March 21, 2014

Dipped In Diamonds

Yes, that's the name of this polish.
And by the look of it in the bottle.. it seems to truly be that!! Mini flecks of diamonds to coat your nails.

And upon a closer look.. I was happy to find out it's holographic. :) And it's also 5 free! (meaning it is made excluding dibutyl phthalate (DBP), toluene, and formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and camphor.)

Now i never used to know anything about holographic nail polish, or indie polish.. but i've come to love them equally.. and just love how it shows such a rainbow of color and a great variety!

Dipped in Diamonds, by Savoie, is no exception.
Perfectly unique.. I decided to see how this would do on a multitude of colored backgrounds.. each of my fingers got painted a different color. :)
I do happen to like some more then others, but the two i was really interested to see were the brown thumb on my left hand, and the green chrome pinky on my right.

The texture of this is fantastic.. not very thick, a great consistency. It doesn't put too much on.. and it's super easy to take off! It doesn't leave a texture, it's a very smooth finish. And you can easily ad more layers for a deeper holographic delight.
(it was tricky getting photos of my right hand.. kinda' fun and scary holding the camera backwards with my left!)

It's nice to know that I can use this by itself over a french manicure, or as a great topping to any color!
Head over to Savoie and tell her i sent you.. and make sure you peruse the store. :)
(i purchased this polish myself.. i was not paid to write this review)