Monthly Archives: August 2014

Flash Tattoos

Posted by in Inspiration

The second we saw these beauties around Austin we knew they were going to be a huge hit not only for our personal accessories, but for wedding day jewelry, bachelorette weekends, and just plain fun for date night!   We have asked them to share some of their favorites, and how you can incorporate them everyday of the year!

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Flash TattoosPerhaps you’ve seen Flash Tattoos – the original innovative jewelry inspired metallic temporary tattoos – on your fave fashionistas this summer at the beach, pool, parties, festivals, or anywhere you and your skin might be seen having fun. Well, we have one more occasion that is perfect for getting Flashy: bachelorette parties! If you’re looking to add a dash of Flash for a Bachelorette party, here are a few of our favorite styles that are perfect for celebrating a bride’s upcoming nuptials with!

If you’re celebrating with a girl’s night out on the town…check out Nikki, a sexy mix of edgy designs that will shine on the dance floor. Channel Rihanna and show your wild side with theChild of Wild pack, full of cool boho designs that will look amazing peeking out from crop tops and sassy dresses.

If you’re celebrating with a relaxing spa session…go for a classic style like LenaChloe, orJosephine. These elegant and sophisticated styles are perfect for rest, relaxation, lounging around the spa, and getting pampered like a princess.

If you’re celebrating with poolside with drinks and girl talk…you’ll love the tropical-inspired collections by Goldfish Kiss blogger Rebekah Steen. The beachy designs in the Goldfish Kissand Goldfish Kiss H20 packs are made for salt-water loving gals. Plus, those friendship bracelets in the H20 set are perfect to share with your bride-to-be BFF.

If you’re celebrating with a luxurious weekend girls getaway…you’ll adore the SheebaniZahra and Sofia collections. They’re just the right mix of free-spirited designs and blingy baubles to embody a jet-set lifestyle. They are stylin’ with anything from a bikini to a little black dress. Not to mention they would be fab for the honeymoon too!

Toast Etiquette

Posted by in Etiquette

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The Do’s and Don’ts When Writing Your Next Toast

Whether this is your first time being the Maid of Honor or you’re an old-timer, giving a killer speech can be nerve racking and challenging. At most weddings, the best man claims the “unforgettable speech of the night” while the Maid of Honorrgives a sweet and standard toast to close up. Here are the do’s and don’ts to make your toast just as heart-warming and energetic when raising your glass to the happy couple.


DO

Set the scene with a little background on your relationship. Imply that the day’s event marks a break of sorts.

DOn’T

Tell stories that dredge up childhood memories of hilarious times you shared with the bride or groom that nobody else in the room knows about or cares about.


DO

Insert comic relief with a light ribbing. (Key word: light)

DON’T

No need to freak if your joke tanks. Encourage a sympathy laugh by saying, “That was supposed to be funny,” no one wants you to feel uncomfortable!


DO

Your speech needs to be about the friend you knew long before the groom, and then pivot to what role the groom has played in your friend’s life. Keep it simple, start with the bride and end with the couple.

DON’T

Bring in Ex-Boyfriends (yours or theirs.) Save the funny stories for your next girls night.


DO

Wrap it up, ditch the generic praise, and raise your glass to the happy couple.

DON’T

While we usually need liquid courage, make sure not to over do it. Think twice before you clink!


 * Photo sourced from Stone Crandell
* Written by Meredith Heins