Thursday, August 23, 2012

Poshmark App Review & My Closet

Dear fashionista,

Allow me to introduce you to my favorite iPhone app of the moment - if you don't already know all about it, that is. It's called Poshmark and it's available on iTunes for your iPhone and iPad. It is an easy to use and navigate consignment store right on your phone!

It's absolutely free to create an account and you can list as many items as you'd like. No fees for pictures, there's no bidding, and you can set the prices at whatever amount you'd like. Poshmark will only take 20% of the final sale price and they will provide you with a $7 flat rate shipping label. The buyer actually pays for the $5 or $7 shipping cost.

What I really love about Poshmark is that it's truly a fashionista social network. They have a feed (quite like Facebook and Twitter) so you can see what's being listed as the day goes on. And these [mostly young in-the-know fashion crowd] users really know their stuff! I just love checking out the items that are posted everyday. You can find some incredible deals on luxury items as well as no-name brands. It's very possible that you can buy an entire outfit for less than $50 - jewelry, shoes and all!

Poshmark hosts two hour "parties" based on a specific theme or brand (like "Polished Prep" or  "Vuitton, Gucci & Louboutin"). Anyone who has items for sale that fit these categories are free to post. And if you're a shopper that is looking for items in these specific brands or categories, it's all there laid out for you. When you create an account, you can choose whatever user name you'd like. Everything you list is then added to your "closet". This is basically your public profile. Anyone who clicks on your user name will be taken to your closet where they can view all of the items you've listed.

I'm having so much fun looking at all the amazing goodies and selling some items of my own. If you're like me, you own WAY TOO MUCH! This is the perfect opportunity for you to unload some of those pieces in your closet that you haven't used in years or the items you regrettably purchased on an eBay on-line shopping stupor.

Sign up for a free account using the code HPXZL and automatically earn $5 in shopping credit. You can check out my closet by searching for my profile or clicking on this link: jessicayflores. If you don't want to create an account or don't own an Apple mobile product and would like to take a peek at some of the items I have in my closet, just take a look at my video above where I discuss Poshmark and show my top 3 favorite luxury items I've listed. Happy poshing!

Louis Vuitton Monogram Speedy 30 - No longer available

New w/o Tags Lacoste Tote - $35

Gucci Starfish ID/Business Card Holder - *SOLD*

Christian Louboutin No Privé Slingback Pumps - Sold

Yves Saint Laurent Suede/Patent Leather Pumps - Sold

CHANEL Beauté Cosmetics Bag - Sold

Monday, August 20, 2012

Winners of the Blumebox Giveaway!

Before I announce my winners, please know that I value each and every one of my subscribers and I wish I could give you all a token of my appreciation. That's why I've requested a special coupon code for  EVERYONE and Blumebox has generously agreed! Use the coupon code "GreenBride" to receive 10% off your Blumebox purchases! Yay! Give them a try. I know you'll love them. 

Okay. Here goes. And the winners are...

MoonLady Bespoke
Linda Tek

The winners were chosen completely at random. Congratulations to the five of you! 

What you need to do to receive your costume Blumebox:
1. Pick out which Blumebox you would like and in what size.
2. Choose the color.
3. Choose if and what kind of accessories you would like - ribbon, boa or both? And what pattern.
4. Please contact me (via YouTube, facebook, etc.) with your full name and mailing address. Let me know all of the information above as I will be submitting your orders to Blumebox myself. Your blumeboxes will be mailed to me and then I will mail them to you.

Congratulations, again! Stay tuned for my next giveaway! 

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Petition to Boycott Lionsgate Design Brooch Bouquets

A company that makes brooch bouquets really doesn't like the fact that I made a video that shows brides how to do-it-yourself for much cheaper than they sell them for. The petition below was created to let Lionsgate Designs know that attacking YouTube gurus for showing people how to make brooch bouquets is NOT GOOD BUSINESS! Please click here to add your name to the petition.

The Petition states:
Lionsgate Designs makes brooch bouquets geared towards brides for their weddings. Although the company makes beautiful bouquets, they have taken an ugly tactic in hopes of building their sales and deterring competition from brides themselves. 

A few YouTube gurus have recently been attacked for posting How-To Do-it-Yourself Brooch Bouquet videos by Lionsgate Designs' YouTube channel. They have posted comments on these video including:

"Very unprofessional and no good information at all."

"DON'T DO IT!!! She says it is easy but she doesn't show you how to do the ribbon which is not easy and she slams spending $600 for a professional brooch bouquet which in the end is totally worth it..."

"This is a HORRIBLE way to make a brooch bouquet!!! Takes far too long and is extremely unprofessional in the end."

These videos were filmed, edited and posted in order to help and encourage brides who cannot afford these expensive arrangements to do it themselves. This petition is not a reflection of Lionsgate Designs' work or products, it's simply a response to their attacks to the individuals who are advocating for a less expensive DIY approach. 

Tell Lionsgate Designs that THIS is not the way to do good business by boycotting her shop. 

-DIY Brides

Friday, August 10, 2012

Very Pinteresting

I finally did it. I finally joined Pinterest. How I managed to be engaged since 2010 and get married without joining this site is something even my friends can't believe. I've heard all about the wonders of Pinterest but I always knew what I wanted for my wedding. I thought Pinterst would just confuse or distract me too much from my vision. Well, I'm married and that fear is no longer an issue. Now I'm free to enjoy Pinterest and all that it contains.

Click on the Pinterest image below to go to my profile.

Don't forget to follow and pin your favorite makeup tutorial, the DIY Brooch Bouquet tutorial, etc. See you there!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Cheer Team USA with the Olympic Look

Remember this Red, White & Blue Look I created for the fourth of July? Well, it's also a perfect look to cheer for your favorite Team USA Olympians. Try it the next time you watch the big games.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

My Pinup Wedding: Classic Neutral Pinup Look

Here is my classic neutral pinup look for the retro bride. This is the perfect bridal look for someone who is having a vintage/retro/50s/Old Hollywood themed wedding. Because this look is neutral, it will go with any color dress and decor. Be the demure or bombshell bride you've always wanted to be with this easy to follow tutorial.

Please note: If you use mascara (which I didn't include in this tutorial), make sure it's waterproof!

Products Used:
Sigma F88 Flat Angled Kabuki Brush
Sigma E25 Blending Brush
Sigma E30 Pencil Brush
Eco Tools Shadow Brush
Eco Tools Blending Brush
Eco Tools Angled Brush (for brows)
Sigma Bare Palette
Mac's Liquid Eye Liner in Black
Black Eye Liner (for water line)
Pink Blush
Red lip pencil
MAC's Red Lipstick


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Blumebox Giveaway

I'm giving away 5 custom made Blumeboxes to 5 lucky subscribers. Blumeboxes are made from 100% recyclable material. They can be used as vases, display boxes for sweets (like cake pops, lollipops, macaroons, chocolates, etc.), bases to stack plates and centerpieces, and much more. These blumboxes will come in the size, style, and color of your choice. It will also include ribbon in the color and pattern of your choice and you'll have the option to add a feather boa.

With Blumebox, the possibilities are endless.

You must be a YouTube subscriber to enter the giveaway and you must comment on this video.

For a second entry:
You must "like" my facebook page  and comment on my contest post.

For a third entry:
You must follow my blog - www.DomesticatedMe.Com - and comment on the giveaway blog post.

The winners will be chosen at random. If you enter more than once, your chances of being chosen will increase.

Watch my video Blumebox Review/How-To Decorate Video

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