Tuesday, November 22, 2011

He Qi Updates (GWP, NEW) and Giving Thanks (your thoughts?)

It's SO CLOSE to Thanksgiving!

Today was my last day at work for the week-- I'm taking the day off tomorrow. Two day weeks are amazing and rare. For those of you who are still in school and get to enjoy the one week break: BASK IN THE AWESOMENESS OF BREAK! Put your midterms into the back of your mind for 2-3 days and just... relax, enjoy the weather (yes, even if its horrible)-- because when you start working full time, I promise that you will miss this.

Anyway, since I will be traveling until Sunday, I needed to give everyone on blog the updates!!

For BLACK FRIDAY this year, I am giving away the following He Qi Mineral Shadow deluxe samples with EVERY purchase:

The idea was that I put together a palette suitable for the Holidays. What do you think? Festive enough? :)

I will also have a Cyber Monday sale, but those details will have to wait till Sunday night...

In other news, I received a huuuuuuuuuuge shipment from Korean earlier today. Got home from work around 4:30 and made earrings until now (it's 10:10PM here).

So the following are some works I am particularly proud of. The quality is just simply great-- if I can wear them (and I'm allergic to every non-biocompatible metal on the planet), you will be able, too.

When I was young, I remember someone told me that when dragonflies come out, it means the weather will be changing very soon-- I can see it where I live! It's getting much colder in the mornings/evenings.

I saw these 4-point star links and swooned a little. They remind of high fashion shapes..

More cuffs for your lovin'

This set is gorgeous. So pure. No words can describe how happy I am with the way this turned out:

Oh goodness, some BREAKING DAWN inspired earrings:

Who has seen the movie already? Bella wears this filigree hair ornament, and I decided to make my own version of it. Quite different, but same classic goth feeling (well, mine is a bit more dark and gothy...)

I found these STUNNING dove hooks, and just HAD to incorporate them into my collection:

And last but not least

I am so, SO happy with these. I rarely have a batch of work all done in one that I can be so proud of, so today was a good day for me :D. These studs are simply adorable, but are not cheap and will go well with pretty much any outfit, dressed up or down.

It's not too late to get your orders in for the Holidays! Please send them to me ASAP so I have ample time to work on them. Also, don't forget to use the Holiday Cheer Coupons!


What is everyone doing this Thanksgiving (if anything?)
I will be visiting my parents, and then visiting with Brian's parents.
We plan to feast. :D I plan to work out tomorrow so I won't feel too guilty.. though I doubt 1 workout during the break will have and effect on negating the gluttony I will be experiencing....

What are you thankful for in your life?
At where I am right now, there are so many things I am thankful for:
- my amazing family and friends
- my awesome working environment and co-workers
- my health
- my kitties
- being lucky enough to have all I need, and most of what I want
... and so many other things. Sometimes it's good to sit down and reflect on all the wonderful, positive things happening in your life.

Will you be participating in Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales?
Well, I doubt I'll shop on Friday. It's just too hectic.
I will definitely browse some sales on Monday...

Please leave your comments below! I would love to hear from you. Though I won't be blogging, I definitely will have internet access and will make every effort to get back to during this short vacation.

Lastly, don't forget to enter the He Qi Holiday GIVEAWAY, and SPREAD THE WORD!

Much love, and I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

He Qi Crystal Designs Holiday 2011 GIVEAWAY!

It's that time of the year!
THANK YOU to everyone who has helped He Qi become what it is today :)
Happy Holidays!

Please accept the opportunity to enter in the He Qi Crystal Designs 2011 Holiday Giveaway!
The prize is as follows:
2 x Missha maska in Super Berry and Green Tea
2 x Genie in a Bottle Moisture Masks
1 x Beauty Friends Pomegranate Pore Tightening Mask
It's Skin: Fairy Jasmine Body Travel Kit
Missha Cleansing Tissue pack
Mario Badescu Seaweed Cleansing Soap (2 oz)
Bath and Body Works Tasty Lip Color in Passion Fruit Guava
Lorac Couture Shine in Muse
Lorac Pressed Eyeshadow in Negligee
+ $50 Gift Reward that can be used toward anything on the He Qi Website.

Please respect these guidelines when entering:
Giveaway Rules:
- Must be 18+ or have guardian permission to enter
- Open to residents world wide
ENDS: Dec 10, 2011
I will pick the winner RANDOMLY after the 11th!

To earn your first entry: leave a comment on this post, with your name, location, and the link of the item you're most likely to purchase from my website

Please make a NEW COMMENT for each additional entry!
For +1 additional entry: be a follower of this blog!
For +1 additional entry: be a follower of my Twitter
For +1 additional entry: be a Facebook fan!
For +1 additional entry: Spread the word about this giveaway (through any form of social media), and leave the link here!
For +1 additional entry: Leave a NEW review in my shop for an item you've purchase (reviews from prior to Nov. 19, 2011 do NOT count) (Please only review items you've purchased... how can you review something which you have not purchased?)
For +1 additional entry: Tell me one way in which I can improve He Qi Crystal Designs, something that I can realistically do.
For +10 additional entries: by making a purchase between now (No. 19, 2011) and (Dec 10. 2011), post your order number here!
For +10 additional entries: make a YouTube video spreading the word about this giveaway! be creative =)
* You don't have to submit all your entries in one day. If you want to spread out your entries, that's fine :)

It's not too late for you to stock up on He Qi this holiday season!
Please be sure to use the coupons on the front page of the website for maximum savings :)

The recent new additions to the shop include:

Thank you again, and enjoy!


Thursday, November 10, 2011

New Handmades and Imports!

All ready to ship, in time for the Holidays!

In response to the overwhelming request for more phone charms...

HERE THEY ARE~ Phone charm making a comeback at He Qi.
Remember that these charm are not exclusively for phones-- use them on your purse, DS, backpacks, cosmetic bags-- the possibilities are endless!

Some cute gold crown earrings:

Korean Imports:

LARGE, beautiful, high quality gun metal colored earrings!

And three more 2-in-1 bracelets!

Happy Friday tomorrow!
It's my turn to bring in snacks for our "Snack Friday" at work; I made pumpkin bread, brownies, and cut up some watermelon and cantaloupe :)

What you doing to celebrate Friday?


Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Just in time for the Holidays...

He Qi Coupons! Get your order in before Dec 10 for US customers, and Dec 1 for International customers if you'd like your purchase by Christmas!

APPLY THESE awesome codes:
Holiday Cheer Incremental Coupons: Applicable to everything on the website!
10% off $100 USD purchase: 10off100
15% off $150 USD purchase: 15off150
20% off $200 USD purchase: 20off200
Promotions end on December 10, 2011!

I have also released my HOLIDAY style earrings-- inspired by WREATHS! Enjoy! Any other colors you'd like to see? :)

Happy Wednesday!

Friday, November 04, 2011

New Cuff set & Earrings & Turtle Charm! Macarons,.

okay okay okay.

So first, I wanted to share my experience with making macarons... using egg whites that have not been aged...

I nuked them for 5 seconds at a time, for 20 seconds, in the microwave to speed up the aging process. Otherwise, the whites came straight out of the fridge, newly separated from the yolks.

I can't say they're perfect, but good enough to use.

The feed spread apart SO much during cooking, but the texture of the cookie was really right on.
I sandwiched them with lemon curd, and brought them to work. They were delicious.

And I made new earrings:

Large, beautiful, sterling silver leaves :)

And another one of a kind cuff set!

AAND... brought back a beaded turtle :D

Enjoy the photos of the goodies :)

In other news, congrats to MeiBelle for winning the random mask giveaway!
Please email me your shipping address, love!

What is everyone doing this weekend?

Until next time!