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Llama Watercolour PRINT - 8x10 Art Print, Heart Shaped Glasses, Llama Illustration

$16.48

Masterpieces For The Paupered Princess!

Looking for Affordable Art?

So, obviously, we all love art, but cannot always afford it. Check out these awesome artists and their products offered online!

 

Look At These Little Gems! 

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Gem + Mineral Greeting Cards, Boxed Set of 8 $18.00IdleWildCo.

Gem + Mineral Greeting Cards, Boxed Set of 8
$18.00

This boxed set of eight cards & envelopes features four unique gemstones illustrated in brilliant watercolor. You’ll get two of each design, ready for stylish correspondence or framed as miniature art prints.

  •  Heavy, matte eggshell stock
  •  Blank Inside
  •  4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Paired with matching envelope
  • Convo us for combined shipping on multiple sets.

Our greeting cards are made with 100% recycled materials, printed locally & assembled by hand in our studio.

*Free shipping to domestic US addresses only.

 Llama Love You Long Time!

Llama Watercolour PRINT - 8x10 Art Print, Heart Shaped Glasses, Llama Illustration $16.48WaterInMyPaint

Llama Watercolour PRINT – 8×10 Art Print, Heart Shaped Glasses, Llama Illustration
$16.48

The artist’s description is below and she seems to have a real affinity for the lovely llama, and who can blame her, I love llama long time too!

Title: Looking at the World With Love

If I had the space in my backyard I’d get a llama. They seem like such happy, friendly creatures. I’d buy my backyard llama a pair of heart shaped glasses and he’d wear them every day.

This listing is for a PRINT. It may not be an original watercolor illustration, but it’s a very high quality print and looks very similar to an original.

Paper Size: 8×10 (20cm x 25cm) Image Size: 6.25 x 9.5 (15.5cm x 24cm) This llama is also available in a 5×7 and 11×14 print.

We Are Family

An original watercolor illustration HALF BODY. Ask a Question $40.00BameeMotions

An original watercolor illustration HALF BODY.
$40.00

 Below is the artist’s description with a detailed shipping and procedures policy outline. (and the policy is no joke) When I came across this awesome new-age way to capture the family portrait, after chuckling to myself a bit, because of the diverse and cute family pictured above, I thought, “I love it!” The artist is from Thailand, which makes it even more special!

+these family illustrations above are samples+

An Original watercolor Illustration of you paint by handpaint. Nice for frame, hang on wall, special art gift for special one , family, babies , lover , best friend.

+WHAT YOU WILL GET+

1. An original watercolor illustration of you. SIZE 8″x10″ inch. *AN Original watercolor paint on 300 g/m2 fabriano artistico extra white : grana grossa rough.paint with winson and newton professional color.

2. digital file ready to print :) 8″x10″ +

+HOW IT WORKS+

1. You send me photos of people that you want to make illustration.

2. You tell me NAME / EYES & HAIR COLOR/ POSE / CLOTHING

3. I create the illustration to your specification.

4. I will send you sketches of your illustration by pencil that you will see sample before i paint by watercolor. (comment sketch with in 24 hours)

5.I will digitally send you a JPEG of the finished piece for approve.

6. I will pack each original piece very carefully to assure it’s safe arrival. *** payment required before run a project.*** Urgent work please convo me.

+SHIPPING+ CUSTOM ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATION .

NORMAL SHIPPING time take 20 days .It safe but please note that delivery time take around 20 – 30 days. If package return to me because wrong address or unclaimed, buyer will pay for return package 10 usd.

 EXPRESS SHIPPING safer and faster delivery time take 5 -7 days. Shipping price depend on your country. Please convo me for your shipping price .

This is an Illustration ‘on demand’ service which you are purchasing from me. Prices might WELL change from listing fee from many reasons like size, add more people + shipping cost but we can discuss that before any payment is made. ************************************************************** Copyright © Tippmas Srisilpanundana. All rights reserved

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Chic Little Devil Style House

Jennifer Miller

Shopaholic Sample Sales

Wbhswim.com

Vanity Fair

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Piperlime

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Brapads.com

Reebok

Aqualillies

Swim Wear Boutique

Etsy

Gilt

Top Button (tells you where the sample sales are for your area)

Shop Bop

Zappos

Freepeople

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Daily Candy (just great for both LA and NY)Join their blog

Bad Joan (tells all about underground samples happening downtown)

Style.com (Know what it is you want before you go downtown to knock-off the look) At least, that’s what I do, and it is a lot cheaper than buying all the mags

Shop It To Me (tailors the sale items by brand and your personal preference)

Pop Sugar (A new blog similar to Daily Candy)

The Daily Truffle (A blog started by these two elite Beverly Hills snobs who seem to be like the walking talking black book of LA- they tell you the best of the best for specific items and services.)

Off The Rack (great discount source)

Ebay (check out the stores for indi retailers)

Amazon (you can find any beauty product for half the price on this site as well as books!)

Gomatta Girls

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WH Sale (all the warehouse sales in New York and in Los Angeles)

The Budget Fashionista

Thrillist

Cooper Design Space

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Be Jealous of Zebras

Does Anyone See A Pattern Here?

I love turquoise and if it isn’t turquoise, it’s striped! I never knew myself to be so predictable!  These are two things that I KNOW without a shadow of a doubt, that I will always love.  Now, if I could just figure out how to budget a checkbook!

 
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The Green & White Stripe Dream
 
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Unusually Unique

 
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Turquoise Boudoir
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Krista Ewart Bathroom
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Harry Bendels at Home
Photos found on BP Blogspot
 
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The Perfect Salon

Photo found on Life In A Venti Cup

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Skurman Room 1 

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My Favorite Skurman Room…Some Day

Photos found on BP Blogspot
 
Library-of-ColorLibrary of Color- What a “Novel” Idea

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Thomas Britt design Greenwich Village Apartment

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Another Thomas Britt design in the same NYC APT.
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Tracey Boss Design Via Dwellers Without Designers – The coolest Bunk-Bed Room Ever!
Photo found on Once Daily Chic
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Photo found on Interior Design Home Decoration

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For The Love of Lashes

For The Love of Lashes

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Everyone is digging these amazing new products to get those peepers popping! No one really minds spending $100-$200.00 a month for the ability to ‘bash’ those lashes in full affect. But, are we really being given the information we need to determine if the product is even safe or effective? If you are like myself, probably not, since all we care about these days is instant gratification.

Last week, I had the pleasure of sitting-in on an employee training session at Naime’s Beauty Supply in Los Angeles.  I was just about to leave the store and this really cute guy asked me if I would like to sit-in on their presentation to learn a bit about lashes, and how could I refuse? So, he was actually the sales rep for neuLash™.  Of course, I was skeptical being that the information was coming from a biased source, but they allowed me to grill them and had some pretty interesting information to share.

I have had eyelash extensions in the past, and they just fall off and irritate my eyes after spending $150-$300.00! So, I was considering asking my doctor for a prescription of Latisse™.  After all, I do love Brooke Shields and anything she does I am willing to try! BUT NOT NOW! I found out that Latisse is a very dangerous product. It was originally used to treat patients with Glaucoma, but they discovered that patients were actually experiencing hair growth around the eye area, particularly the lash line. So, instead of going back and re-formulating the product for a more suitable and safe applicator with a thicker consistency, they just decided to continue distributing the product via medical prescriptions, which added to the appeal.

If your doctor says it’s safe, it must be safe, right? Wrong. People with light-colored eyes, basically any color other than brown, are at risk for permanent brown stains on their irises! Not only that, but Latisse™ does not have any type of preservative, so it requires you to use a new applicator to apply the nearly liquid drippy substance on the top lid of your lash line everyday. Women do not realize the danger of the drippy formula. Well, I am here to tell you! That drippy formula was not intended for the outside of your eye in the first place. It seeps into the corners of your eyes when you sleep and actually can cause accidental hair growth on the inside and outside corners of your eyes! The rep told me that he had one client who used to have her facialist pluck the inner corners of her eyes due to this very side effect. Not good. Also, if you accidentally let any of the formula drip down the side of your face, it will actually cause hair growth in the very place in dripped. How would you like a permanent harry tear line down your face? That would be oh so cute! I was shocked and it takes a lot to shock me, as I love to try everything when it comes to beauty products, surgeries, any thing to improve what you already have is awesome, right?  So, I thought, if these people are going to shoot down Latisse™, a well-known, highly popular drug, prescribed every single day, they better have a strong supporting argument.

The reps explained that neuLash™ is not a drug- it is a cosmetic, meaning it did not have to be approved by the FDA, however the makers of neuLash™ went ahead and performed laboratory testing to meet FDA standards. The consistency is much thicker, so it stays in place, and it does not cause any harmful side affects like discoloration of the iris or dark circles around the lids. You only have to use it for 6 weeks and the product lasts for two years. Also, you can use it on your lower and upper lashes as well as your eyebrows! Now, how great is that? I wanted to know about their preservatives, as we all are discovering most preservatives aren’t good for your body and could even cause cancer! They are all natural preservatives and have been tested and approved! Whew! Now let’s discuss the bottom line, shall we? Latisse™ costs a fortune every month and neuLash is $180.00 for the large bottle exclusively sold at Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. If you want to purchase the smaller bottle, you can through neuLash’s website, but you will end-up paying $150.00 for half the amount of neuLash™, so you might as well get twice as much and spend a little bit more.  The larger size is only available at Neiman’s and Saks.  Here is a list of benefits straight from their website if you are wondering, so check it out ladies and men!

PS: The female rep had the thickest, longest lashes I think I have ever seen and she did not have an ounce of mascara on! She said she has to trim her upper lashes because they get so long!! That is what I am talking about!

Check it out at http://www.neulash.com

and purchase online at www.NeimanMarcus.com or www.saksfifthavenue.com

neuLash™ Safety Assessment

  • Safety/regulatory status in the US and the European Union – APPROVED
  • Consumer Skin Sensitization Patch Study – PASSED
  • Ophthalmologist Eye Irritation Potential Study  PASSED
  • All ingredients have been successfully marketed to consumers in the US and/or Internationally.
  • Cruelty – Free
  • Paraben – Free

Flash those Lovely Lashes Ladies!

Abby Fender- Your Bargain Buddy and Personal Shopping Material Girl!

info@abbyfender.com

 

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Movin’ Movin’ Movin’

Movin’ Movin’ Movin’…

Is it really that time again? Time to “Hit The Road,” Pack Em’ Up and Move Em’ Out? Well, for most, I hope not, but for those few who face the daunting task of moving-never fear. Your bargain buddy is here!

Here are my favorite moving products and companies on the web and in Los Angeles for those planning an out-of-state move.

Box Talk

FREE is the best option, but if you just can’t stand the idea of “used” boxes- I have some alternate ideas to share.

SOURCES FOR FREE BOXES:

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  • Liquor Stores (try them right after a busy weekend in the morning) Not only are these colorful, but they are great for books, and the perfect size to keep you from overpacking.
  • Tobacco Stores (They always have hundreds of cartons packed in big boxes. These shops are low on storage space and will be more than happy to get rid of them)
  • Right outside your house in the alley – To most, this idea sounds repulsive, but recently I snagged three wardrobe boxes and dozens of larger hardly used boxes from my new neighbor who was unpacking and ditching the boxes in the alley.

ALMOST FREE:

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 This company has figured it out. A few innovative thinkers out there got clever and decided to set up a network for local businesses and individuals selling and buying used boxes for less than wholesale. Just visit the site, type in your zip code and you will immediately be linked to the nearest box seller or buyer, depending on what you need. All sizes and shapes of boxes are available.
logo2This company is a little more pricey, but you order them in advance and they arrive at your doorstep within a week. I have used this company and I am here to tell you, they seem like brand new boxes. I actually questioned their “recycled” label. Just log on to the site and pick out your boxes, then call it a day.

IT’S IN THE BAG:

Ziploc XL Bags

These are amazing!! As a matter of fact, I prefer to use these bags over a bulky box any day. Not only can you put anything in them, re-use them, label them, and store clothing in them, but you can pack liquids as well such as cleaning products. They are great for packing loose items and then consolidating several bags in a large box. If you are a last minute packer and the movers are coming at 8:00 am, but you are still scrambling to pack up those last few items- just throw them in a bag and have the movers box them up to transport them- no biggie.

They come in several sizes and varieties depending on your specific needs:

Small Ziploc Bags

DON’T PACK THE VACUUM YET!

These are truly amazing. All you need is a normal vacuum cleaner with a hose attachment, a lot of bulky stuff- clothing, pillows, blankets, heck, I even sealed dog toys and beds, and a Space Bag. These will save you such much space and are easy to use. I went to Target and bought them out of their hanging Space Bags. The cheapest place to purchase is actually online at Ebay.

 

MOVERS: WHO TO HIRE AND WHO TO FIRE

 

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There are several options, well, more than several and that is why it is important to go straight to the most reliable source when making the decision to hire a moving company, the Better Business Bureau online website. Companies are rated on their performance and for whatever reason they have negative ratings, you will be able to see exactly why they earned the “bottom rung” position.

The North Star Moving Company

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If you are a Los Angeles local, be sure to check out North Star Moving Company. We recently used them and they were excellent. At $99.00 per hour with a three hour minimum, I was shocked there were no extra “drive time” fees and they finished in 2 1/2 hours. They were professional and worth every penny.

The Malibu Labor Exchange

Also, if you are considering a move on the West side near Malibu or Santa Monica, I must tell you about The Malibu Labor Exchange. The Malibu Community Labor Exchange believes that no community, city or country can ignore the existence of poverty. Moved by the reality of poverty even in the midst of affluence, the MCLE has established a day labor hiring site to provide a humane and organized center where the poorest workers in the community have an opportunity to acquire day work that could lead to regular employment and a better future.

PODS

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Pods are pretty expensive, however, when moving across the country, they are worth their weight in gold. I have used ABF Freight in the past, and was very pleased with the service and reliability of the company. If you do not end up using one of the containers you ordered, they will not charge you for it and will pick it up when they pick up the loaded container. I like to be safe rather than sorry, so I reserve at least two 8 X 10 containers and they bring them to me a few days prior to my move. You pack them up, call the company to come and pick them up, and that is it. All done. Just be sure to have your own combination locks to close them up and I recommend the kind with keys rather than having to keep up with five different lock combinations.

BE A MOVER AND A SHAKER

THE PICK UP PLEASE VVA ORGANIZATION

While you may not even have time to think about sorting through items in the midst of moving, if you plan ahead, you can actually lighten your load and help out a great cause in the process. The VVA is a non-profit organization who offers a 24-hour prior reservation to have anything you are willing to donate picked up at your doorstep. It costs you nothing and allows you to give back to those who fought for the freedoms we enjoy everyday. You don’t even have to be home and they come rain or shine!

LET’S TALK TAPE

 

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Photo compliments of James Oliver Gallery

Get The Gun- Tape Gun That Is

The tape gun will get you going and keep you rolling- no pun intended. It is great if you don’t want to spend all day cutting pieces of tape and biting it when you misplace your scissors or knife. Spend the $6.00 extra bucks- it is really worth it.

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Seal The Deal

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This makes taping up all those boxes a little more fun and a lot easier once you are in your new place and the movers didn’t want to read your poor penmanship.Do not be angry that your pots and pans are sitting in your guest bedroom because your little tiny hand-written label was ignored by sweaty movers who care more about their lunch break than where your pots and pans were supposed to go- make it easy on yourself and others.

Here are a few things to help you move smoothly and easily to your new humble abode. Good luck and let me know if you have any other products or resources I need to know about for my future move.

MAKE A LIST AND CHECK IT TWICE

There are so many different apps out there and free online sources to offer you a much needed hand when compiling a list of to-do’s and home inventory as you count down the days before the big move. Check these out:

SHOW AND TELL

TINY PRINTS

Important-Note-Moving-AnnouncementsHow cute are these little C.O.A. cards?! I am just having a fit over them. Check out all kinds of tiny little prints online at Tiny Prints.

Jump On In-or Don’t!

If you are like me, you might not quite be ready to take that leap into the lovely summer uniform we have all come to know and dread as the bathing suit! Or even worse, the BIKINI! However, these suits will have you doing back handsprings as you swan dive ever so elegantly into this years pool of amazing choices!

Head First:

 

Vintage Bubble Crepe Swim Cap with Petal Flowers

Click on the photos for purchasing information

Match your swimsuit with this Swim Cap in a variety of colors
*Snug fit aids in keeping hair dry!
*Great for people with a lot of hair
*Very durable (one size fits all)!
*Packaged in a polybag

If swim caps aren’t your thing, which let’s face it, most of us hate them! Then, there are always scarves, such as the oh so classic “Jackie O.” and giant sunglasses look, or a really great big hat with a scarf wrapped around the band to match your suit, or a trendy little Fedora- the options, are endless! Just Go Big or GO Home! I always try to bring a really fabo towel too that either compliments my suit or is very beachy. And do not listen to anyone who tells you not to wear make-up! They are crazy! That is why waterproof mascara was invented! Goodness gracious! One more thing, no one can force you into a bathing suit, so do not let it stop you from attending a summer pool/beach party. Just wear a really cute outfit and say you are either going somewhere after wards, or just coming from somewhere or you cannot get in major sun due to medication- or just don’t say anything at all and make them all lust after you! Have fun whatever you do!!

 

For Some reason, I have been really inspired by the iconic photos taken of Grace Kelly featured in the March issues of Vanity Faire. One in particular features her in a white bikini sitting on a red and white striped towel. It is just proof that even the simplest suit can make a beautiful statement. Of course, Grace Kelly could wear a potato sack and make it look beautiful, but you get my point.

 

Now, time to go to the “deep-end” and see what we can find!

I have decided to pick suits that will flatter the average gal.  I am sticking with classics and vintage/retro prints and styles.  My personal style is a mix of classic/vintage with a touch of modern flair- so, I am going to incorporate those elements in my top 10, or 11 I guess, swimwear 2010 picks!

Click on photos to purchase.
Belafigura V Neck Plunge Swimsuit Available for Breast Cancer

Pop Diamond $172.00

 Double Layer Tank Obsidian

Double Layer Tank Obsidian by Calaossidiana on Etsy $240.00

This suit is truly special- I am posting a white suit that it exactly the same suit, but the other layer is not sheer, unfortunately, she did not give us any other shots of the black suit, but it is absolutely stunning and unique. Here is the other suit to compare:

Double Layer Tank White

 

Badgley Mischka India Tankini $140.00

 

Pins and Needles Ruffle Bottoms $38.00 and Bandeau Top $48.00 Urban Outfitters

 

Ella Moss Sunset Bikini Top $67.00 and Bikini Bottom $59.00

 

LSpace Fringe $122.00

LSpace Slinky Plunge $122.00

Gottex Tanzania One-Piece $198.00

LSpace Milano Cream Lola Top $66.00 and Twiggy Bottom $60.00

Juicy Couture Pleated Gauze Bandeau Top $85.00 Ruffle Bottom $89.00

Now Let’s Shape Up- The Easy Way!

Double Shaper Pads: $15.00

Triangle Shaper Pads $15.00

And one more little happy helper you might like, because they are really cute and really effective!

Reebok “Easytone” Metallics $124.98 or try the FLIP FLOPS for $59.98!!!

Now, for the REAL Fun! You will make people start calling you Esther Williams after this! Check it out!

http://WWW.AQUALILLIES.COM

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Have a blast as you pick up the basics of Synchronized Swimming: ballet legs, layouts, torpedoes, back tucks and more!
Ongoing Classes are held oceanside in the pool at the Annenberg Beach House in Santa Monica.
Each session is $152 and includes 6 classes. Email them at workshops@Aqualillies.com and reserve your spot today!

Now that we got that over with, how about rewarding ourselves with a few accessories!

Gotta Have The Bag!

LL Bean Boat and Tote Bag, Zip-Top small to XL $24.95 -$37.95

Sailor Tote Bag --for market or beach or gym-- -yellow and white bold striped, X-Large and cotton rope straps-

Sailor Tote Bag –for market or beach $33.00

Mingzy 005 - Boat On The Beach Bag

Mingzy 005- On The Beach Bag $64.00

Personalized Pull Cooler

Take Me To The Beach Personalized Pull Cooler $36.00

How About A real life-saver?

Instead of those ugly dry sacks you get at the Army Navy Store, try a cute and practical alternative, even the woman making them hasn’t thought of this yet!  Instead of the “Ouch Pouch” just for kids and toddlers, make it the “Ouch Pouch” for sunburns, or “Oops Preventative Pouch” For when you get your cell phone, camera, ipod, buried in the sand castle instead of just yourself! And, they’re on SALE!!!

Sale - 3 for 15 - OUCH POUCH (TM) FIRST AID Organizers for Diaper Bag or Purse - Kiss Baby's Toddler's Children's Boo Boo's Away  YOU CHOOSE FABRICS Free Gift w Purchase...Contest

OUCH POUCH (TM) SALE BUY 3 GET 1 FREE - First Aid / Travel / Diaper Bag Accessory Kiss Your Baby's Boo Boo's Away... Enter contest for free first aid supplies ( 4x5 Michael Miller Boho Blossom Fabric) Mother's Day... Teacher Gift...

The “Ouch Pouch” 3 for $15.00 special!

A Little H2O Anyone?

Vapur Foldable Water Bottle $8.95

Wooloot Negative Ion Sport Watches – Light weight and water resistant $19.95

And of course, you wouldn’t be set for the sun without your sun glasses, but not just any sunglasses!

High Tech Fashion with TriSpec Bluetooth Sunglasses with many styles and colors available. $199.00 each.  At least you will look cool while talking to yourself.

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