Thursday, September 30, 2010

Crystal Ball Necklace, New Earrings & Bow Ring Giveaway! + Sneak Peak

Hi all!

I know most of you have seen the Crystal Ball Earrings.... so here's a necklace that matches!

He Qi's Crystal Ball Necklace:

I'm very happy with the way this turned out. You can customize the color to your liking! See it HERE.

Also, two new pairs of earrings!

I've personally have these posts sitting here for months and months before I figured out how I want to use then, but I quite like this design:

A beauty. Very Faerie-Elf like. Enchanting, would be the word?

And just some cutesy earrings:

Okay okay, so on to the exciting thing..
I wanted to give away the FIRST My Lil' Dainty Bow ring that I made.

Some SPECS you should keep in mind about THIS ring:
- Made with antique gold bow, gold PLATED wire, and is a SIZE 6.
Couple of quick, simple rules about the giveaway:
- Open to readers world wide, must be 18+ or have parents' permission to enter
- Must be a follower of this blog (no need to have a blog to be a follower)
How to Enter:
Simply leave a comment here, with your name, location & link to your favorite item from the SHOP.
The winner will be announced on Oct. 2, 2010 on THIS BLOG. Be quick!

And if you can't join this giveaway because the ring is not the right size or whatnot, don't forget to join the general giveaway that's open till Oct. 10. Link to giveaway is on the SIDE BAR.

Also, today is the LAST DAY to use your 5% coupon code: OPEN5OFF at my SHOP.

And here's a sneak peek at what I've been working on for the Holidays... and if this experiment goes well, I'll add these permanently to the GIFT WRAP category of the shop...

These are QUILLED (paper filigree/art) cards/tags! More on these later ;)
They'll basically be message cards, where you can add your own special message for that someone =)... completely customizable. I might even do some custom quilling if the design is not too complicated =)

Okay, that's it for now! My FB fan page is t 98 fans! Once I get 100, I'll be holding a giveaway JUST for my FB fans =)
OH SNAP.  I just looked and there's 101 fans!! I'm plotting my giveaway on FB now... muahaha.

- Lisa


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Bow Ring, Floral Radiance! + Holiday Plans =)

Here's a quick post to let you all know what's up =)

I'm slowly bringing back my Floral Radiance series (a top seller at He Qi), my origami butterfly earrings, and more RINGS for you all!

Classes have started, so I don't have an much time to make the poly-clay flowers-- but I know these are adored by a lot of people, so no matter time consuming it is to make these, I want to bring em back.

Here's the batch I managed to finish today:

See them HERE.
My question to you: Any specific color combos you'd like to see? Or more flowers w/ heart dangles, etc? LET ME KNOW!

And a very simple and chic gold bow ring! I'm really liking this one, and I think you will to =). It's also very affordable! The wire-wrap is very neat and secure =)

Available HERE.

For the Christmas season, I've decided to make some cute cards/tags to add on to your gift wrapping. These will be about $1 each, and will be completely optional, in case you want something a lil' extra. These cards will be 3D, made with the art of QUILLING-- which I will explain in a future post, when I have more examples done. There's also a holiday pre-order promo going on HERE. Speaking of gift packaging, I'm making additional boxes available on the gift wrap PAGE.

The 5% off coupon, OPEN5OFF, ends on Oct. 1st!

I'm going to get some rest and relaxation tonight-- I have some more exciting things coming soon!

- Lisa


Monday, September 27, 2010

My Skincare Regime + Periwrinkle Cluster Bracelet

I've received a couple of emails asking for my skin care regime recently. I had modeled a couple of my earrings, and these gals noticed my skin. I'm VERY very flattered. I'm no beauty blogger, but I will share what I do know about skincare from what I've learned in my classes, online, and just through trial & error.

My skin type:
Dry, sometimes flaky, low oil production

First and foremost-- everyone's bodies are different. So while some products work for some, it may not work for all! Always keep this in mind when checking out products. However, the things we put into out bodies (the things we eat), will pretty much have the same results throughout. Generally, I tell people who want great skin to first and foremost: keep hydrated! Water is the best, but when you are in the mood for something with some taste, go for crystal light (in moderation, too much fake sugar isn't good for you in the long run), or some 100% fruit juice. Watch out though-- a lot of juices have wayyyyy too much sugar. I like to take about 1 part 100% fruit juice, and water+ice it down with 2 part water-- it's much easier to drink, for me personally, because I don't really like things that're very sweet. Your body needs and loves water, and how we feel on the inside is reflected on the outside. Also, your veges are a must :P.

Okay, some of you fellow Asians out there MAY know what I'm talking about when I go on to this next thing....
My parents always told me that there are 2 main types of foods: HOT and COLD. This isn't very scientific but uh.... it generally works for me. If I want great skin, stick to a diet consisting more of COLD foods. HOT foods include things like: mangos, plums, peppers, some meats (think pepperoni, salami, etc).. COLD foods include: cucumber, watermelon, chicken, most veges. When I eat a lot of HOT foods, my skin becomes red and a little blotchy. I also suspect that I personally may have a minor seafood allergy-- I get these itchy (LARGE) red bumps when I eat too much shrimp/crab... almost like a pimple, but not... and also whiteheads :(. I'm also genetically blessed because I've never had an actual pimple in my life (THANK YOU MOM & DAD!)

For those of us who don't have the time to eat healthy, I suggest you taking a vege supplement. I take this Japanese young grass barley drink... it's similar to that AOJIRU stuff but not as expensive, and I can get it at ranch 99. It's pretty much like... extra veges, I guess that's the easiest way to put it. Also helps with digestion.

Sleeping is also pretty important for having good skin. Aim for at least 7-8 hours of sleep-- your body and skin will thank you. Lowers stress hormone, hunger cravings (less production of hunger hormones & feel full hormones) so you will also fight fat ;)

On to the actual stuff I put on my face...

From left to right:
- Green Japanese Drink (I don't put this on my face, hahahah)
- Missha pomegrate face wash-- I uhh got this in a promo pack, so I've been using it. I'm indifferent about this item. It's nothing special, cleanses your face.
- Mary Kay microdermabrasion -- I use this every other day, AFTER cleansing. OMG, BEST exfoliator EVER. The beads are TINYYYYYYY and they are pretty strong-- really helps rub away the top layer of my dry skin LOVE LOVE LOVE
- Clinique toner for combo skin-- I'm not quite sure if I really need this, but I'd been using it for a while, and I love how it makes my skin literally, squeaky clean
- b-liv off with this heads-- I had tonssssss of black heads on my nose, and this helps not only shrink them, but keeps new ones from forming
- Mary Kay timewise moisturizer-- this is only okay, as well. I really liked it when I first used it, but not as much as SHISEIDO aqualable moisture cream :( But since I've got it, might as well use it.

Other products I use on a weekly basis:
2 times a week, I use a He Qi Clay Facial. REALLY helps make my skin smooth and very moisturized. I personally use the REGEN.
2 times a week, I use He Qi Sugarscrub (I like the lemon scent)-- helps my chronic dry skin retain moisture, smell good, and feel so, so soft

If you guys have any SPECIFIC questions about my skin care routine or whatever, leave em in the comments, and I"ll get back to you on my next post!

And on the note of jewelry, I made 1 new item today:
Say hello to Periwrinkle Cluster!
Made with tons of SWAROVSKI hearts in provence lavender and SWAROVSKI aquamarine flowers / disco ball. ONE OF A KIND.

Classes have officially started! I have a feeling this quarter will be pretty fun-- I'm taking Cell/Tissue Engineering, Protein Engineering, and my upperdivision GE is Children's Lit, where I get to read all kinds of fairy tales, etc. INCLUDING one of the Harry Potter books-- yayaya! I'm excited.

I'm off to work out (I do Chalene Xtreme... or something like that, today is High Intensity Interval Training). I also invested in some BOWFLEX weights over the weekend--- got em for a GREAT deal since they had a coupon code, and they won't be here for 6 weeks, lol. But that's a different post.

If you're just getting back in school, how are you classes? If you're working, how's work treating you lately?

Talk to you soon!

- Lisa


Don't forget to join the giveaway! Link to the post is on the sidebar =)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Giveaway & some new items :D

I'm sure you all know by now, but WWW.SHOPHEQI.COM is live!
I'm offering a 5% off coupon till Oct. 1-- code is: OPEN5OFF and you can use it as many times as you want =)

I also wanted to host a giveaway in honor of finally opening

The prize is:

- 2 My Beauty Diary Masks (red wine, mixed berry)
- 1 box of falsies w/ glue
- 1 Pair of Star Cluster Cascades =)
+ (NOT PICTURED): $30 E-gift certificate to

There are LOTS of ways to get additional entries!

Rules of Entry:
- Must be 18+ yrs or have parents' consent
- Must be a FOLLOWER of this blog! (you don't need a blog to follow)
ENDS on October 10th, 2010

To get your FIRST entry, please answer this survey: 
(EVERYONE must do at least this to enter!)
- What is your name, and where are you located?
- What do you like most about He Qi? (it could be anything: a product, or how there's free shipping)
- What would you like to see more of at He Qi?

For ONE additional entry:
Spread the word about this giveaway! Blog, Tweet, FB, whatever. Leave the link here.

For ONE additional entry:
If you've purchased from He Qi before, write a product review on the WEBSITE. Leave the link to the item you reviewed here.

For ONE additional entry:
Tell someone about He Qi-- someone you've never told before. Ask them what their favorite item on the website is, leave the link in a comment on this post.

For ONE additional entry:
"Like" He Qi on Facebook

For ONE additional entry:
Follow He Qi on TWITTER

For FIVE additional entries:
Make a purchase between now and when the giveaway ends. Make sure to remind me that I owe you 5 extra entries =)

Have fun, and good luck!

Made another version of the ROSLALIE necklace-- I think this one, although more intricate, is more wearable than the previous one.

Some larger pear-drop earrings:

These particular crystal drops are CZECH, not SWAROVSKI.

And a pair of GREIGE drops =) Simple, clean, classic.

Oh yea, don't forget to check out the CLEARANCE section for some good deals!

Classes start tomorrow! I'll talk to you all soon =)

- Lisa


Friday, September 17, 2010

Julu Love, 2 new items + Coupon!

Stephanie & I recently did a swap, and she included these lovelies:

And the R&R blush is SO nice. So nice, I don't even want to touch it yet :(
.... I've already used some of the items before taking this photo, unfortunately. (awesome grapefruit mask from SaSa)

She included these beautiful earrings:
(The wings are so cute!)
The gold ones are some of my FAV from her store.

Steph has some really quality, unique & affordable work. Visit her HERE.

Also made 2 new addition to my WEBSITE.

Platinum Dancer
These are such a classic, mature piece. Loaded with a surprising range of crystals-- greige/grey is one of the most fashionable colors of the season! Classic beauty =)

And a cute charm:
Lots of you guys have been asking for more charms-- promise I'll have more over the next couple of weeks. I know these make great gifts, and we all know what's coming up soon (doesn't time just fly?). 

Valuable Holiday (or whenever.. ) Coupon:
I really, desperately, need everyone to shop early for the Holidays, haha. PLEASE! *puppy eyes*. I get completely swamped with orders, PLUS I have finals to study for :X
... to encourage shopping early, I'll put out a coupon that lets you take 15% off your order of $200 or more. Why $200? That's pretty average for people who place He Qi Holiday orders. I know it sounds like a high minimum, but remember, there are NO hidden costs-- I absorb all the cost of shipping, packaging, time, gas, etc. It also includes clearance items. Use code: EARLYBIRD2010 during checkout to get the discount! The coupon expires Nov. 15, 2010 OR when it hits 50 uses. You are free to use it as many times as you want, and tell whoever you want.
I added the promos to the COUPONS page on .

Okay, that's it for now!
I'll be adding all the beauty products & stuff over the next couple of days =)... meanwhile..... SHOPHEQI!

- Lisa


Thursday, September 16, 2010 is LIVE!!!! + Coupon + 1 new earring


I seriously did nothing but sit at my computer for hours, hours, hours since Tuesday night transferring each product from E-Crater to my new, official website:

I've put my ecrater site on hold. NO MORE ORDERS will be accepted through!

Help spread the word about the new page! If you're linking from your page, use this photo please

The image's link is:

If you register for an account, I can keep track of how much you spend-- and later on, these will go towards a bonus rewards program I'm trying to implement soon.

First 3 people to place orders on there get 10% off their entire order w/ code: FIRST3
Use don't forget to apply that during checkout! GO NOW! haha =)

If you miss this code, go ahead and use this code, which doesn't expire till Oct. 1, 2010!

Some of the things that I had on E-Crater won't be offered anymore-- sorry! Whatever I have up on the website may change in the next couple of days-- I'm still trying to add all my stuff on there! But for the most part, whatever I plan to put on there is already there... with the exception of the handmade beauty products :X

Also, if you've purchased in the past, I'd be honored if you would be a product review! Just click on whatever you ordered (if it's still available), and write your honest thoughts & opinion.

If you catch and bugs or hiccups, let me know!

Other updates:
Wee Lil Stars comes in PINK, SAPPHIRE & RED now!
Check them out HERE.

And a new pair of earrings:

Okay, I'm back to work on the website some more. Need to add more clay masks and all that good stuff.

Talk to you all later!

- Lisa