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Today I Love….A Movember Giveaway!

7 Nov

Movember is something we do here in Australia to support men’s charities – if you are from overseas, this may seem a little strange to you!

During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in Australia and around the world. The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and depression in men.

On Movember 1st, guys register at Movember.com with a clean-shaven face and then for the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men, known as Mo Bros, groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery. Supported by the women in their lives, Mo Sistas, Movember Mo Bros raise funds by seeking out sponsorship for their Mo growing efforts.

Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November and through their actions and words raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.

At the end of the month, Mo Bros and their female supporters (known as Mo Sistas) celebrate their gallantry and valor by either throwing their own Movember party or attending one of the infamous Gala Partés held around the world by Movember, for Movember.

So, to celebrate and promote this wonderful cause, we will have a twitter based giveaway for this lovely little double finger Moustache Ring from my shop, Just For You Jewels.

If you miss out on the giveaway, you can purchase one of these rings by contacting me through the shop on facebook for only $12 plus postage here.

To enter the giveaway:

  1. Follow @jstforumelb on twitter.
  2. Simply tweet “I just entered to win a funky little Movember Moustache Ring!  Just follow @jstforumelb and retweet.  http://wp.me/pU9S6-MR”
  3. Each tweet counts as one entry
  4. You can get extra entries by leaving a comment on this post (with your email address) or by subscribing to my blog (on the right hand side)

Competition starts when this post is published and is open to Australian residents only.

Competition ends at 9pm AEST Tuesday 22nd November, 2011.

Winner will be announced via twitter/email/direct message and published Wednesday 23rd on this blog home page.

You can donate to the Movember cause here.

In the meantime, check these out!!

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Happy Movember!!!

Today I love…..Lucy – no, not that one!

17 Mar

Lucy Folk

A lovely fellow Melbournian……just like me!

Look at what she does! I am in LOVE……

Divine pieces of jewellery…..original, creative and thought provoking….also very appetising and filling for the soul….

I am currently trying to get my sticky fingers on a pasta bow ring….

I shall have to contact the illustrious Ms. Lucy to find one, I fear!

 

Enjoy my lovelies…xx

Just For You….show me what you’ve got!!!

20 Feb

Okey dokey folks….who’s ready for some creative loveliness…..I’m Excited with a capital E! Here we go:

Show me your stunning stuff people!!

I’ve got this for y’all today…..xx

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LOGO &/OR PROFILE PIC DESIGN COMPETITION RULES
“Just For You Jewels”
We are not affiliated with Facebook 

In order to create a compelling and substantial visual identity of Just For You Jewels, this competition seeks a logo AND/OR Facebook Profile Picture that represents the following criteria:

  1. ‘Jewels’
  2. ‘Just For You’
as text/words in the logo &/or Profile Picture 

This competition consists in a contest to design a logo &/or Profile Picture for Just For You Jewels:

1. Eligibility
Participants may compete as individual or as a team. Entries are eligible to Australian residents only. 

2. Logo Design Features
a. The logo must contain the letters

  1. ‘Jewels’
  2. ‘Just For You’
c. The use of colours is recommended
d. Imagery themes can be used in the logo design only if the image is free of any and all royalty fees
e. There are no limits on the size of the logo, however the minimum size of the logo would be 4 inches (10.2cm) wide and 4 inches (10.2cm) high 

*** Naturally, the best size would be the one we are using now – check our wall and please keep in mind how it will look as a “thumb nail” ie. small image.

***Multiple entries are accepted***

3. Judging Criteria
Judging will be carried out according to the following criteria:
– Originality of the design
– Visual appeal

In the event that similar entries are submitted by multiple participants, Just For You Jewels reserves the right to select the prize winners based on the criteria listed above plus any other design features’ interests and purposes. If required, tie-breaking will be at the discretion of Just For You Jewels.
The decision of Just For You Jewels will be final and no appeal against the decision will be considered.

4. Prizes
The winning logo &/or Profile Picture design will be awarded a $50 voucher for our Facebook online store – the voucher is only valid for one (1) month after the date of issue and is valid for any item that is currently in stock/& available from our supplier(s), excluding postage, at Just For You Jewels. An (optional) shoutout will also be included when the announcement of the winning design is made (including any facebook page you may own for some advertising for the winner) if the winner accepts this option.

5. Intellectual Property Rights
Once the Prize is announced to the winner the copyright and the ownership of the Intellectual Property Rights for the winning logo &/or Profile Picture design will deem to be transferred to Just For You Jewels.

Just For You Jewels reserves the right to publish the winning logo on all of Just For You Jewels print or electronic communications, including website, newsletter and official stationery.

6. Submissions
The logo must be submitted via Just For You Jewels’ Facebook Wall:
Just For You Jewels

7. Distribution of Prize
The Prize will be sent to the winner on Monday 7th March 2011 after Just For You Jewels and/or their representatives have chosen the winner of the competition at approximately 9pm Sunday 6th March 2011.

8. Final Decision
Just For You Jewels reserves the right to accept or to reject any (or all) submissions that do not meet the requirements for participation and/or competition.
The decision of Just For You Jewels Logo &/or Profile Picture Competition Judge will be final and no appeal against the decision will be considered.

9. Agreement to Official Rules
By participating in the contest, participants agree to abide by the rules and conditions as
established above which can be amended or modified at any time by Just For You Jewels. All entries become the property of Just For You Jewels.

10. The deadline for receiving entries for the competition close 8pm EST, Sunday March 2011.

11. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to Catrina Murray of Just For You Jewels and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used for the competition purposes and not for any other reason.

Show me whatcha got lovely people!!! xxx

Hugs to you & all of yours….

Today I love…..hearting it every single day!!!

19 Feb

I can’t live without you….

I have to check you every day….

Even if it’s just for a few minutes or a couple of hours on the sly….

I heart you…..for lifting my spirit or teaching me something new about the world……

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Today I love….just looking at weheartit all the time!!!

21 Nov

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Today I love….Choc Chic

12 Oct

Oooh, oooh, ah-ha!

You’ll be saying that too after you see these little beauties!!

Go on!

 

The two best things ever in this world – shoes and chocolate….are now combined!!! Wish I had thought of this idea….if only they would ship to me down under!

Here are just a few of their designs:

I love this from their site as well:

“Serving suggestion

We’ve heard people like to fill their chocolate shoes with champagne, drink the champagne from the shoe, then eat the shoe. Sounds good to us”

Chocolate Shoes and Handbags | Bristol chocolate shoe and Handbag makers

Today I love….A $1000 Ice Cream Sundae

28 Sep

You wouldn’t read about it…..I was telling my Mr. Big just the other night about this lovely little (well HUGE actually) concoction and ta da!!

One of my top 100 fave celebs (another post on the way about this folks!) a la Kandee Johnson went to the restaurant that serves this obscene dish!!!

Golden Opulence sundae

$1,000

First dates looking to impress or sweet-sixteens in search of something special strike gold, quite literally, at Serendipity 3, the legendary New York City eatery where celebs are often spotted. The restaurant’s golden opulence sundae is covered in 23-carat edible gold leaf and is also rich in flavor thanks to Tahitian vanilla ice cream infused with Madagascar vanilla beans and chunks of rare Chuao chocolate from Venezuela.

In lieu of Hershey’s syrup and a maraschino cherry, this sundae is drizzled with one of the world’s most expensive chocolates, from Amedei Porcelana, and then adorned with candied fruits, gold covered almonds, chocolate truffles and marzipan cherries.

The dish also features a dollop of sweet Grande Passion caviar served with a mother of pearl spoon and a gilded sugar flower. The whole shebang looks as good as it tastes, served in a Baccarat crystal goblet (yours to keep) with an 18-carat gold spoon (not included).

Menu pic courtesy: Facebook | Kandee Johnson’s Photos – Wall Photos

Today I love….Ultra Loop Bootie

21 Sep

Hey there baby!
(Say ‘Hey’ like Fonzie please folks! = ‘Aaaayyy’….)
Carbon fibre shoes…beat that!!!
Ultra Loop Bootie Charcoal + Champagne
Am I just simply stunning or what???

Ultra Loop Bootie Charcoal + Champagne

Ultra Loop Bootie Charcoal + Champagne

Ultra Loop Bootie Charcoal + Champagne

Ultra Loop Bootie Charcoal + Champagne

Ultra Loop Bootie
Charcoal + Champagne

The Ultra Loop Bootie is a revolutionary shoe silhouette formed by dramatically molding ultra lightweight and ultra strong carbon fiber to enable an extreme heel construction. The design is based on a simple concept of penetration: a floating foot-bed slips through a sexy loop, functioning as both heel and upper.

Heel Height – 130mm/5.1″

Ultra Loop Bootie Charcoal + Champagne

And from the master himself, courtesy of ELLE:

“ELLE:  Have you ever walked around in your heels to make sure they’re comfortable?”

“I tried a size 43 Sharpei boots that we made especially for a friend. I think without any high heel experience anyone suffers. To ensure the comfort of our shoes we have a series of size 38 fitting models, including my wife.”

From here

Awesome, hey?

xxoo


Today I love….Shellac Take FOUR….

20 Sep

I’ve had the Shellac now since take one folks….you can find those posts here#1 and here#2 and here#3….

I didn’t like the colours I got from take two and take three…there were just blah….maybe mixed with the others they may liven up but not to my liking at all – however…the other colours seriously rock and are so damn shiiiiiiiny you will NOT believe it people!!!

All just for you….my loyal bloggie readers…..

So now…..I know you are waiting for this one!!

I present to you – TAKE FOUR!!!

All thanks to the lovely, luscious and leggy ladies at Buff Me Up – Thornbury…


How much do ya love it???

As much as me?? YAY for Shellac!!! …… 🙂

Today I love….FOUND! The Athletic Dress!

17 Sep

Did you see my post about the awesome Athletic Dress I found by ‘All About Eve’ not long ago?

You can find it here

Well, I’ve been on the hunt and I am oh so happy to say that I have found a similiar item for half the price! Only $30 plus delivery! Instead of $59! I rock!!

What a super shopper I am! I think it’s a very good alternative and is definitely on my wishlist!

It is available here

This one is also good (as seen on Mary-Kate)

Only $35 plus delivery – from here

Or for a bit more spring colour:

Only $30 plus delivery – from here

Today I love….The 7 wonders of Replica Jewellery

12 Sep

Thank the lordie* for replica jewellery as there is no way I would have ever gotten my hands on genuine beautiful pieces like these in this lifetime! (#1)

No, it’s not counterfeit folks – it’s replica and I believe it should be advertised as such. I don’t agree with counterfeit as it is misleading the customer. If it was counterfeit it would be sold at the same price as the original brand and also would be an exact copy of the product, marketed and advertised as the actual product, which is a complete lie to the consumer. (#2)

I believe designer goods are overpriced for a start. You need a god-damn personal loan to buy anything in the fashion pages these days. It’s just ridiculous. Rich, large conglomerates just keep getting richer and charging over $1000 for a pair of shoes is not economical to 90% of the population and I know for a fact the cost to make them would have been less than 20% of that! (#3)

I have dreamed and wished to be part of the club and for someone to buy me Tiffany – anything will do! How lame is that? Now I have my replica Tiffany and I am pacified and very satisfied. (#4)

Like the recent Hermes handbag on ebay – if you could afford that, would you really want to buy it – sight unseen on ebay of all places? No, I don’t think so! I have seen the Hermes factory and I know the craftmanship that goes into each and everyone of these bags but I believe that they are simply not worth the price tag!! (#5)

Sure, some people can spot the fake but you have to know what you are looking for and why waste time doing this? Spend time finding the best replica you can for a price you can afford I say!! Who agrees with me? (#6)

Oh, goody look what I found: The 5 most expensive handbags in the world…let’s prove my point right now…..

As the writer of the article says:

“You need one thing when you think about shopping for a designer handbag and that is money.”

Yep, you don’t need to think – you don’t need brains – because guess what? Money can’t buy you brains baby!!! But it can buy you a designer bag?? Woop-de-doo-dah!! I’d rather invest my money to make more or put it into bloody bricks and mortar – at least I’m getting some value for my $ as that is worth somewhere near the price you will pay for it!!! (#7)

The bags above seem to be one-offs or limited editions – this is the sort of luxury bag available to us plebs:

Most Expensive Designer Handbags List

JACKPOT!!! Here we go…..

Australians are real deal on fake designer goods

Bridie Smith
June 22, 2006

AUSTRALIANS are the third most likely to buy fake designer goods because we think the real thing is over-priced, according to an international survey released today.

The online survey by AC Nielsen found only Canadians (37 per cent) and Americans (35 per cent) were more willing than Australians (29 per cent) to buy counterfeit goods and pass them off as the real deal.

“We love a great fake,” AC Nielsen executive director Nicole Torkar said. “People don’t see the value in the real designer brands because the imitation can be hard to spot.”

Ms Torkar said the survey revealed Australians felt designer goods were over-priced (88 per cent) and almost half (48 per cent) said designer brands were not necessarily of higher quality than standard brands.

“It’s more what’s wearable and what’s affordable, which is quite a practical approach,” she said. “We just don’t buy into it.”

The survey, taken last November, quizzed 23,500 people in 42 countries and exposed Australians as some of the more sceptical consumers when it comes to the value placed on designer brands.

The global results found Hungarians were the most likely to purchase designer brands (66 per cent) followed by consumers in Hong Kong (49 per cent) and Greece (34 per cent). Only 17 per cent of Australians were willing to buy the real thing.

From here: http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/australians-are-real-deal-on-fake-designer-goods/2006/06/21/1150845243731.html

Buy the best replica and other great products Click here

Today I love….United Nude’s Dark Shop

9 Sep

Did you see my post about the United Nude Lo-Res Footwear?

United Nude Lo-Res design process: “makes existing objects even more beautiful by envisioning them with 3D software in a lower resolution”

If not, you can find it here

Well, guess what?

They have a brand new store in Manhattan, NYC!!!

Designed by United Nude’s creative director, architect Rem D Koolhaas…..

You will NOT believe this store!

Is it a nightclub or shop?

Decide for yourself……

If you live near Manhattan and you visit the store, PLEASE let me know!! Go on!!

I found it here:

Dark Shop on Cool Hunting

Today I love….A Father’s day Business Shirt giftbag…

30 Aug

Hello there!

I am so very cute….

You can make me in any colour you like….

I am so very easy to make….

I am soooo going to be loved by your Dad!!

Make me NOW!!!

“Cute little envelopes/baggies that are folded to look like dress shirts! The envelopes are sealed by folding down the collars and securing them with a tie or bowtie shape cut from paper or sticker paper.”

Smile Recipe – Art, Craft & Design »Blog Archive » Tutorial: How to make a dress-shirt envelope/giftbag

Today I love….Power Laces

30 Aug

OH. MY. LORDIE*…….

I nearly cried when I saw this….for a number of reasons:

1. I am a qualified shoemaker so I can appreciate the idea and workmanship that has gone into this invention.

2. I loved all of the Back to the Future movies as a kid and also as a big kid now as well!

3. The future is arriving……”cue Close Encounters music”

4. I’m excited for this girl and am looking forward to following her successful journey!

Ok, ok, ok …..This is what I’m on about folks:

Power Lacing Shoes

Self Lacing Shoes

Call them what you will – THEY SERIOUSLY, TOTALLY AND ABSO-*&^&%%-LUTELY ROCK!!!

Power Laces get serious as Nike lodges patent for Back to the Future II Air Kicks | News.com.au

*Yes, I’m not religious but that’s another story – don’t send me your religious propaganda either!

Today I love….Meringue Rings

27 Aug

I’m a fidgeter…what about you???

I like to fidget….so I believe I really, really, really need one of these…or maybe more than one???

I love, love, love them so much I just want to eat them all up right now!!!

“Check out this tasty looking ring! The important word to look out for in the previous sentence is ‘looking’, the ring might look like a tasty little meringue, but unfortunately (or fortunately) they are not made out of egg whites and sugar, but industrial grade silicone, the kind of stuff that’s in your bathroom…But lets look at this in detail, shall we? Designed to look just like a little meringue, these rings are absolutely uber-delish. The silicone that’s used by German designer Tanja Hartmann makes those rings look so real that you immediately want to start sucking on them. Luckily they are made out of silicone and not sugar and egg whites, because that makes them a lot more durable then the real thing and trust us, sucking on your finger doesn’t really go down all that well in public.

In any case, the ring comes in 3 sizes, and whilst the silicone is stretchy, don’t opt for the smaller size, it will be so tight that it’s uncomfortable!

Now order the ring and start googling for the meringue recipe, we can tell you’re already anxious for a soft and fluffy sugar thingy…”

And they are cheap, cheap, cheap!!! Yay for us!!!

What do you think?

Well, my meringue recipe is now definitely coming and on the way folks….stay tuned!!!!

All images courtesy We Heart It

Meringue Rings – US Store View – English

Today I love….Pura Vida

27 Aug

A new take on ‘friendship’ bracelets!!

Let’s all get real friendly now…..

“The phrase “Pura Vida” (pu·ra vi·da) means pure life in Spanish. Enjoying life slowly, celebrating good fortune and not taking anything for granted embody the Pura Vida Lifestyle. The hard work that went into each bracelet represents the dedication and respect for the beautiful land that we all live in. Each original bracelet is handmade in Costa Rica with a unique combination of colors. Selecting your “Pura Vida” bracelet isn’t always a quick task. Local jewlers spend days, even weeks creating specific bracelets to express their lifestyle. From vibrant colors to earth tones, Pura Vida Bracelets has any combination for you.

While traveling through Central America, the team at Pura Vida Bracelets realized they needed to help clean up the beautiful beaches around the world. With the success of the bracelets, the company decides to donate a percentage of company profits to the Surfider Foundation. The Surfrider Foundation is a grass roots organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the oceans and beaches worldwide. It has over 50,000 members and over 140,000 volunteer hours. Pura Vida Bracelets strives to go above and beyond your average new fashion trend and truly give back to an important cause.

Whether it be at the beach, going to work, or even a night on the town, Pura Vida Bracelets has proven to be worn at all times. It will be interesting to see this promising company continue to grow over the rest of summer. Hello fashion world, Pura Vida Bracelets has arrived and is here to stay!

For more info, pictures and updates visit http://www.puravidabracelets.com

From here:

Pura Vida Bracelets Sparks Latest Fashion Trend in Southern California

Today I love….Everyday Hero: 30 Days Has September

25 Aug

Registration is open now for 30 Days Has September 2010…..

Tell your friends , family and co-workers what you’re doing, and get them involved. 30dhs is your own challenge where each new experience is a success, and where cost and time, age, gender and location should act as no barrier to taking on new activities.

Taste, smell, feel and act out fresh and exciting new experiences.

Get your friends, family and colleagues to participate and sponsor each other per experience or as a one off donation. Set yourself a goal of how many new things you would like to do. It’s totally up to you! Aim to try something new each day throughout September to get the most out of the 30 days.

The goal this year is to raise $100,000 supporting programs and services for Aussie kids who have been effected by substance abuse, mental illness and/or homelessness. Through the charitable trust the Ted Noffs Foundation’s Street University the difference you make will go a long way to helping these kids make the most of their days ahead.

Everyday Hero: 30 Days Has September

Today I love….Makeovers, Manicures and Martinis in Melbourne

25 Aug

Makeovers, Manicures and Martinis…….

Wanna do all that and more??

Then keep reading baby….

As part of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, Makeovers, Manicures and Martinis and Miss Money Penny have teamed up to create a luxury shopping event that combines mini pampering treatments with a personal styling session and an elegant showing of hand-picked pre owned designer items.
Forget getting all hot and bothered wading through Op shops, markets and Ebay to get a great designer find. As you sip on a glass of bubbles, Miss Money Penny will put together a salon style showing of top end pre loved designer pieces whilst the team from Makeovers, Manicures and Martinis treat you to a manicure, massage and make-up consultation. You’ll also receive a styling consultation courtesy of Bronwyn Fraser from the Style Establishment.
Admission is 2 for $70 and includes:

* A glass of bubbles and canapés on arrival. * A salon style showing of key pieces from the Miss Money Penny range. * A Hit the town Makeover – A make up consultation using mineral cosmetics that are vegan certified. * Tension Buster Massage – Seated massage focusing on the head, neck and shoulders. * Express Manicure – Nail file and application of nail polish or hand massage. * Style Establishment Mini Consultation with leading image consultant and personal stylist Bronwyn Fraser

via Lasttix.com.au

Today I love…..A jewellery giveaway

23 Aug

There a quite a few businesses popping up on facebook lately and they all have giveaways or competitions from time to time!

Just For You Jewels sells replica and inspired Jewellery, Handbags, Sunglasses and even watches….they are currently running a random fan giveaway and this one is great because it is so easy to enter – all you have to do is LIKE the page to be in the running…..you must have an Australian postal address to enter……..and I can personally guarantee the quality of their products….

You can win this gorgeous sterling silver replica Tiffany inspired bracelet!!! Valued at $25…..

Don’t forget to check out the other bargains on the site as well and if there is anything you don’t see but you want to buy, just leave a comment anywhere on the page or photos and Just For You Jewels will find it for you and give you the best price as well!!!

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