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h e l l o  &  h a p p y  t u e s d a y !

 

beads

 

I have been wanting to dedicate a post to my beaded bracelets for a while, and now seems like the perfect time to finally sit down and get to it.

 

I started making my bracelets about three years ago (shout out to my snack bar squad!) During shifts, we would make beaded bracelets in the snack bar. Eventually, this turned into a hobby for me and I would make bracelets for my family and friends as birthday & thank you gifts.

 

Once I arrived on campus at SJU, I started to get questions about my bracelets – where they were from, how I made them, and especially, if I was selling them. After interest increased from friends, I decided to start selling them on campus.

 

I began doing custom orders, but I soon realized that it is much easier to create a set collection and have buyers choose from those designs. This summer, my bracelets have taken off. I now have a set collection of designs (that’s not to say that I won’t add more in the future) and some of my beaded creations are in a store in Fenwick, Indigo Octopus! This relatively new store opened this summer, stocked with adorable clothing, jewelry, and unique home décor.

 

I am always so flattered when someone contacts me and wants to purchase a bracelet. It honestly means so much to me that others are interested in my work! I hope that I am able to support myself with the things that I truly have a love and passion for in the future.

 

Since I receive a lot of questions from customers about what bracelet designs I have available, I figured this would be the perfect place to showcase my designs at the moment.

 

beaded bracelets
from left to right: white with brown rustic, white with black rustic, long distance west coast, long distance east coast, sand drift, ocean drift, waves, driftwood, and denim

 

two photos of bracelets

 

Also, shout out to Vistaprint for the awesome & reasonable business cards! I was able to design them on their site, view a PDF Proof, and receive them within 2 weeks of making them! YAY

 

upclose view of business cards

 

business card

 

If you are interested in buying a bracelet, feel free to DM, text, or message me through either my Instagram or Facebook.

 

Also…here are some FAQs that I usually receive:

  • Q: Do you ship?
    • A: No, at the moment I do not ship my bracelets. I am looking into it, but for now I am delivering them by hand to my customers!
  • Q: Do you use venmo?
    • A: No, similar to shipping, I am looking into it because I understand that it is more convenient. Personally, I hardly ever carry cash with me, so venmo would come in handy!
  • Q: How much are your bracelets?
    • A: Depending on the size of the bead and cost of product, it can fluctuate. Most bracelets are $15.
  • Q: What size will my bracelet be?
    • A: I make most of my bracelets to the size of my wrist (6.5 inches). However, before making a bracelet for someone, I usually ask them what size their own wrist is. If you would like your bracelet to fit snug to your wrist, you can measure it and send me your wrist size!

 

xoxo,

madauer

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summer update: what i’ve been up to…

h e l l o !

 

 

I am so sorry that I have been slightly MIA on here for the past couple of weeks. If you follow along with me on Instagram, you know that I have been spending pretty much every weekend at the beach. BUT, I’ve also been working on a bunch of other things, which will be the topic of this post. So, let’s get into what I’ve been up to so far this summer… (I apologize in advance for the hodge podge of photos)

 

collage of summer photos

 

While at the beach, I’ve been working a lot on my bracelets. Side note: if you would like a bracelet please let me know! I charge about $15 per bracelet, depending on the size of the bead. See the photos below for some of my beaded creations.

 

beaded bracelets

 

beaded bracelets

 

Lately, my bracelets have been getting a lot of love, especially from my beach friends. I have loved making these little beaded creations and getting in touch with my creative side. I even created some cute business cards to hand out with my bracelets, which should be arriving by next week (fingers crossed!)

 

collage of bracelet photos

 

Most of my mornings at the beach have been filled with bike rides in Fenwick with my dad. I have been working on getting back in shape this summer – mostly through staying active and eating healthy. I try to keep my days simple – morning shake with fresh fruit, salad for lunch, and fish / meat for dinner. (A lot different from college food) – this is so ironic because as I type this I have been snacking on chocolate sooo obviously I still splurge. But as they say, everything in moderation!

 

I can’t believe I am typing this but I haven’t even started to shop for our apartment this year! I am going to re-use basically everything from last year since it is all in perfectly good shape, but I also want to pick up a couple of new things. But, don’t worry – I have been shopping for notebooks and stationary all summer! I love finding unique notebooks at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, & Target.

 

With all this planned (& spontaneous) shopping, it’s a blessing that I have a fun internship this summer! My friend Jenny and I intern at our high school, Mount de Sales, during the week. Jenny is studying Graphic Design at school, so she focuses more on the design aspect of the job, while I work on more of the social media / communications tasks. For instance, I may work on website updates or write articles. My favorite part of the week is Thursdays, when Jenny and I work together. (see photo below) We get to take-over the Instagram and explore the school, featuring our finds on the MDSA Instagram Stories.

 

internship photo

 

I hope that you have been having a great summer too, whether it has been filled with beach trips, adventures, or simply relaxing. Make sure to stay in touch with me through my insta!

xoxo,

madauer

 

PS – please enjoy these other random photos from summer…

 

 

 

 

 

 

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product review: Glossier

According to Glossier, “Skin is in…”

And I think that they’re right.

skin is in

 

Before visiting NYC, I heard countless reviews about Glossier from other bloggers and youtubers, all of them raving about Glossier’s skincare line / products.

 

“What even is this Glossier,” I thought to myself.

 

I decided to visit their website and do some research. I was immediately in love with their product design and packaging. (I always appreciate some clean and simple packaging.) This was about a week before we left for NYC, so I was so excited to find out that the Glossier showroom was in lower Manhattan.

 

Let me tell you, the Glossier showroom is definitely an experience and I loved every minute of it. They don’t call it the most Instagram worthy spot for no reason.

 

First, all of the workers wear their iconic dusty pink jumpsuit. L O V E it.

 

Then, they have each product set up and you are able to test every.single.one.

 

After looking online, I knew that I wanted to try the Milky Jelly Cleanser, Mint Balm Dotcom, and the Super Glow serum. After trying them out at the store, I bought all three and I have been loving them ever since.

 

three products

 

The Milky Jelly Cleanser is so light and refreshing. Something I love about their products is that they are multi-purpose. You can pretty much make them what you want them to be. For example, with the Milky Cleanser, you can either use it on dry skin to dissolve makeup, or on wet skin to start the day. I don’t wear much makeup, so I use it more as a cleanser to start my day and feel refreshed. Even better, it is gentle on your eyes because it is made out of the same ingredients found in contact lens solution. Overall 10/10.

 

 

Mint Balm Dotcom is just as amazing as the cleanser. I love a lip balm that leaves my lips feeling cool and moisturized, and this product does just that. You can use any of the balm dotcoms on your lips or anywhere that needs some moisturizing, such as your cuticles. Balm Dotcom is available in the following flavors: cherry, original, rose, mint, coconut, and their new flavor ~ BIRTHDAY ~

 

mint balm dotcom

 

Saving the best for last with the Super Glow serum. This serum is designed with Vitamin C (brightens) and Magnesium (energizes). Glossier totally understands our problems with this product line. Their three serums are made to lift us on our dullest days. You can choose from Super Glow (for when you’re feeling dull), Super Bounce (for when you’re feeling dry), and Super Pure (for when you’re feeling stressed). Honestly, I think we could all invest in one of these to help brighten our mood on our most stressful days. I love the way that Super Glow absorbs into my skin with its water like texture. It always leaves my skin feeling vibrant and refreshed.

 

super glow serum

 

As if that’s not enough to convince you to try out Glossier, their products come in reusable pink pouches with adorable sticker packs. The pouches are so popular that they sell them separately online! I have been reusing mine as travel pouches to carry my Glossier products on-the-go.

 

products in pink pouch

 

Overall, I highly recommend trying out Glossier. Everything about their products is unique and innovative, whether it be their packaging, design, purpose, or ingredients.

 

overlay of glossier pamphlet and stickers

 

Make sure to check out Glossier on Instagram & Twitter

 

xoxo,

madauer

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