Friday, February 05, 2010

Fabulous Friday Finds

I've been wanting to do some sort of special post on this blog, and I've finally decided to start a regular feature: Fabulous Friday Finds.

Why? Well, because I come across all sorts of things that I think are wonderful and I'd like to share some of them. You'll probably find these posts to be pretty random, as I'm thinking of sharing not only fabulous creations, fabulous Etsy sellers, and fabulous artisans, but also some of my favorite links, tips, hints, etc. I hope you'll enjoy these, and if you'd like to play along and create your own Fabulous Friday Finds, we could start a whole "movement!" Wouldn't that be fun? :-)

So for this first Fabulous Friday Finds, I'm going to share one of my favorite creators of handmade goodness.

Fabulous Foundation! I have managed to find what I think is the absolute best foundation EVER! It's all handmade by Doree of Pink Quartz Minerals. And I love it!

The reason I think this stuff is so great is that it's free of additives, chemicals, and other stuff that bothers sensitive skin.

I've tried different foundations over the years (who hasn't?), and I've never been completely happy. Gooky, pore clogging, strange scented foundations that I never really liked that much. I'd use some and then wind up throwing the rest away because I didn't like the way it looked or the way it felt on my skin.

And then I ordered a set of sample foundations from Doree (sample foundations because I wasn't sure exactly what shade I would need). The first time I tried them, I knew I'd found my new makeup source. This foundation goes on so easily and is so light in texture that it feels like I don't have on makeup. It does a great job of evening out skin tone, and with all the shades she has available I'll be able to find just the right color for any season.

I know I'm going on and on about the foundation because that's my favorite thing. But Doree also has drop-dead gorgeous shades of eye shadow (170+ colors!), blush and bronzer, and even lipsticks and lip balms. She even has stage makeup! Pink Quartz Minerals offers a huge variety of shades and colors, and you can even order samples (like I did) to make sure you get just the right colors.

Okay. Here's the FABULOUS part. Doree is offering a 20% discount to my blog readers! Woo hoo!!! To receive the discount, visit Pink Quartz Minerals, choose your makeup (click the "Shop Now" button to see the product offerings), and use coupon code time2cre8. Easy peasy. Don't delay, though. This offer is only good through the end of February 2010.

Isn't that a fabulous find?

Before I sign off, I want to mention that I have a goal... I'm really close to having 5000 sales in my Etsy shop!!! Can you believe it? That's something worth celebrating, and I'd really LOVE to be able to get that 5000th sale during this, my birthday month. To try to speed the process along, I'm offering a three-for-two special on all the peyote patterns in my shop: buy any two patterns and receive a third pattern free! The special goes through the end of this month. Mention "happy 5000" and tell me which pattern you'd like as your free one in the Notes to Seller when you check out, and I'll send it along with the two you purchased. I'm busy working on some new patterns, too. :-)

Click here to see all the available peyote cuff patterns.

Now, what should I do to celebrate that 5000th sale? Ideas? Suggestions? Anyone? Bueller?

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storybeader said...

congrats on your sales! I must confess, I don't wear makeup, but the bags under my are getting bigger every year - maybe there's something I can use here. Like the idea of chemical free!

:-) MaryLou said...

She does have some concealer there. I like that her stuff is free of chemicals and talc (some makeup sellers use talc as filler).

beckandcallgirl said...

As a super fair-skinned girl, I have to say that I love PQM's posy glow. It gives me a bit of color, but doesn't look unnatural.

Kim said...

I adore her makeup! and with this code I think I'll buy a little more ;)

:-) MaryLou said...

Yay, Kim! I was really happy when she started offering the refill tubes. It's nice to be able to use the tubes to refill the little shaker jars and not have to keep buying the jars. I think her prices are great to begin with, but with an additional 20% off it's hard to resist stocking up. :-)