Hallloween Swaps!

ATTN: PICTURE HEAVY

I’ve got to tell you, as if you didn’t already know,

I LOVE Halloween!

Last year I did a couple of Halloween swaps that were so much fun, so I was pretty excited to be involved in FOUR this year! And I got some really great stuff!

From my friend Rachel at Glam Polish in Australia (click her for her blog link btw) I got beautiful Ozotics, Vegemite (which I LOVE thanks to her always sending it to me), a boomerang, a couple of Koala bears, unshelled macadamia nuts (I’ve never seen them that way before) and a Picture Polish Dorothy for my hubby Joe (who collects anything Wizard of Oz)!

 

She also sent me one of her own handmade polishes! And it is beautiful!

My next swap was with my friend Nikki. She and I go back awhile and she lives near where I used to in Michigan. She is a huge penguin fanatic. Just look at this cute package!

 

She sent me two Sephora OPI polishes I’d been after as well as the darling black and orange Ty kitty. Also lots of goodies to use in my Halloween party theme!

I swapped as well with a fellow polish maker Kirsten from All That Glitters who sent me four of her fabulous polishes and a Starbucks gift card!

  

 

And here’s a really quick and uncleaned up mani because I wanted to see what my favorite one would look like on – Witch Craft!

I also did a Secret Halloween swap. From a nice gal named Andrea I got more polishes – China Glaze and my first Miso – and beauty goodies!

I’m already involved in two Secret Santa swaps as well as two other Christmas swaps. I am looking forward to sharing all those goodies with you next month, too!

🙂

Jody

Selling Some Nail Polish Stash on eBay

 

 

I have been selling some of my stash over the last few weeks on eBay. These are authentic polishes that are just extras in my personal collection. The auction ends Saturday night.

SoFlaJo eBay Auctions

I hope you find some great deals! Polishes included are by OPI, Essie, China Glaze, Finger Paints, Nicole by OPI, Zoya, and many many moar!

   

Thanks!

 

Frankie’s Lab Dance Halloween Charity Benefit

It’s . . .  A L I V E

Frankie’s Lab Dance Halloween Charity Benefit

October 2012

PROCEEDS BENEFIT Abandoned Pet Rescue No-Kill Shelter

1137 N.E. 9th Ave, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304

954-728-9010

PLEASE BE GENEROUS WITH YOUR DONATIONS!

$ Please Make Out Check Donations to Abandoned Pet Rescue $

Supplies Requested:
Gift Cards: Pet Stores, Sam’s, Lowe’s, WalMart, Office Stores
* Canned Kitten & Cat Food * Gerber Baby Food (Meat or Squash)   * Canned Puppy & Dog Food * Kitten & Puppy Milk Replacer   * Cat Litter * Ear Cleanser (Cat & Dog) * Dog & Cat Collars   * Liquid Hand Soap * Garbage Bags * Bleach * Dish Soap   * Heartworm Preventative (Dog) * Advantage Flea Treatment (Cat & Dog)   * Dog & Cat Treats * Cat & Dog Toys (Kong toys – no beanie toys)   * Speed Read Thermometers * 3cc & 1cc Syringes * Latex Gloves   * Cotton Balls * Q-tips * Rubbing Alcohol * Paper Towels   * Hand Sanitizer * Window/Surface Cleaners   * Lint & Pet Hair Rollers (& Refills) * Batteries (9 volt, AA, AAA)   * Mailing Envelopes (all sizes) * Manila Envelopes * Postage Stamps   * White Copy Paper * Color Laser Paper * Poster Board (all colors)   * Sheet Protectors * Scotch & Double Sided Tape * Cork Boards   * Wet/Dry Erase Markers * Laminator &/or Laminating Sheets   * Duct Tape * Paint * Ladder

A Month of Birthdays

A Month of Birthdays

May is my Birthday month, and I’m in a birthday group on Facebook. I know, how many times am I’m going to tell you I’m in some fb group? Well it seems to be the social media of choice. I’m not a huge fan of Zuck and all the things he’s done to his baby, but I find it is the best place to keep in contact with your friends and business associates.

 

You may recall from a previous exchange post that I requested a donation be made in my name to a favorite animal charity. I just have way too much stuff. I imagine most of us do. It’s hard to not look at pretty things and want them, but I just don’t really need them.

Amanda contributed to my favorite charity – Abandoned Pet Rescue. They are a no-kill shelter here in Fort Lauderdale. Joe and I host an annual Halloween event with all donations given to them. This is their very welcoming entrance that was painted entirely by donation.

 

Yezenia donated to the ASPCA. This is the adorable internet card they sent me!

 

Amber made a donation to her favorite animal charity Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida. They provide care to injured or orphaned indigenous wildlife. Look at these cute little faces!

Ours is an international group and I’ve received some really nice nail polishes as well! And CANDY. Lots and lots of CHOCOLATE candy! Don’t worry, I’ll be celebrating all month with my wonderful group of friends. There will be more posts to come with some very cool pictures and maybe even a video or two!

So do you contribute time or money to charity? They always need help. My favorites are the animals, since they really have no way to take care of themselves without our help. What is your favorite charity?

January’s Back to Nature MyGlam Glam Bag

I’m not one to subscribe to monthly deals, but I thought the MyGlam subscription might be a pretty good value. At just $10, Michelle Phan of YouTube notoriety, promises something that she actually delivers – products her team of stylists love, for all of us to try.

And I have to say right off the bat with the first product, I certainly agree. I have been using Wen Cleansing Conditioner for several months now. My stepdaughter Samantha turned me onto them last fall. I buy from QVC and get a better deal than buying from their website. Before Christmas it was a TSV so I got to try a wide variety of formulas for a great price. Needless to say I really like the product and my already long, thick, silky blonde hair has gotten even more compliments recently then normal. So if you get the chance to try this product, I’m saying Go For It!!

The Cucumber Facial Peel-Off Mask by Freeman is a lot of fun. I’ve always liked masks that dry on my face and I can peel off like a second skin. Kinda creepy, huh? Well, Halloween IS my favorite holiday! Ok, but I digress. I have seen Freeman products at the drugstores probably my entire life. And I’ve tried many different ones through the years. They are nice. They are inexpensive. And this one worked like other peel off masks I’ve used. I was really hoping for that nice cucumber smell since I love products with that fragrance. And it’s there. So I also give this product a big thumbs up!

On to the Sheercover Duo Concealor. It’s a Light/Medium color so it would work ok with my natural looking South Florida tan. Except that it’s not a product I would normally wear. So I can’t honestly review it and tell you much about it.

OMG I am a nail polish junkie though. I’m not even gonna tell ya how many I own, and how many brands. But THIS was the first bottle by theBalm in my collection. Hot Ticket Nail Polish. Sounds like fun. And maybe they sent me this color since i do live in South Florida. But ummmm well, I’m not really one to wear ORANGE nail polish. Orange You Glad You’re Not Blue. To tell you the truth I am Blue, and I’d rather had Blue. So I suppose I’ll save it for Halloween. Remember, I LOVE that holiday, so maybe you’ll see me sporting it on my nails then!

Last is the soft cloth cosmetic bag everything was attractively packaged in. It’s also thinly lined to repel minor leaks. It’s a cute design with a zippered top. I’m sure I can think of a million things to do with another little bag. I have tons of them because they are so useful. (One day I need to do a post on all of my bags. I take several of them with me grocery shopping, including insulated ones!)

There’s also a nice little postcard included that describes each product and includes pricing. Coupons were included too.

So my verdict, the value is definately beyond the $10 MyGlam took from my credit card, which included the shipping. I’m still in the plan and excited to see what February brings. I did miss out on December, which was their launch. If you haven’t already signed up for this deal, reconsider it! And at this price, NO, I don’t get anything for a referral.

(And that reflective pink bag in the background was the bubble mailer it all came in!)