Julu Jewelry Blue Crystal Flower Studs + Candy

11.18.2010

What am I looking at.....?

I was supa excited a couple weeks ago because I actually won a giveaway (thanks Stephanie)!  It was for a really cute pair of Swarovksi Flower Crystal Studs from Julu Jewelry. She also has a beauty blog if you want to check that out too :D~


As most of you guys prolly know by now, I'm addicted to Swarovski jewelry (earrings particularly, I hoard earrings like a squirrel hoards nuts before winter). Unfortunately, I have a penchant for dangle-y earrings that are unwearable to anything short of masquerade balls xD so I was thrilled to be able to add a more wearable pair to my collection.


Everything came nicely packaged (the Little Mermaid sticker made me smile) and the blue box + brown ribbon reminded me of Tiffany's.  And yessss this is part candy review ;)

Top: Flash. Bottom: No flash. 

Aren't they beautiful? I love the intricate cuts and facets.  I'm really happy these studs came with the sterling silver wing backings b/c I hate the plastic/rubber backings. The interesting thing about these studs is that the crystal flowers are actual stones (aka no holes), not a bead or something.  In other words, there is no wire going through the stone to mess up the clarity and shine.  I forgot to take a picture of the back of the earrings but they're opaque (coated with silver), so your natural skin color won't interfere with the crystal's color.


Honestly, these are the best Swarovski studs I've come across because there are no holes in the crystal and the backing is opaque.  Swarovski stones are rarer and more expensive than Swarovksi beads/pendants and many jewelry artisans "cheat" by just gluing a pendent onto a post so that not only can you see hole but also the glue through the crystal -_- So watch out for that when looking around for Swarovksi studs.  It's a good size for a stud, big and shiny enough to be seen but modest enough to worn everyday.  They're very comfortable and I haven't had any problems with bending, discoloration or irritation.

 I really must trim my bangs. And remember to stop using foundation w/ SPF in photos. I look like an undead :P
For the makeup I used in this look click here.

My pictures turned out really weird this time around, dunno but the poses are so off kilter :P I think it was because I wasn't sure if the earrings were showing up or not because it was the first time I was trying to model studs xD  But I do like how these came out with some sort of vintage feel to them.

Overall, I actually wear these the most after my pearl studs and I think the Light Siam Reds would be perfect for Christmas too and the Clear one reminds me of snowflakes~


These are chewy and have a rather delicate flavor, not too sweet. I really liked the flavors but they had an odd powdery coating, which was unusual but to me, a bit off-putting.  It goes away after a few chews (I'm a chronic candy-chewer, even hard candy).  I actually really liked the grape flavor! It had a sharp concord grape flavor (think jelly) and it was unique considered most Asian candies tend to go for the green muscat grape flavor.  The peach flavor was just..peachy :)


Flavor-wise these little cubes were boring (just strawberry, lemon, pineapple...and some indescribable flavors) but they were so fun to eat!  I liked rolling these little cubes over my tongue (does that sound weird xD?)  Plus they're so cute :)

32 comments :

  1. Very pretty, bright and beautiful color.

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  2. Wow those are really beautiful! I'm super jealous ^.^ But they look amazing on you, esp in combination with the blue lenses! Congrats! ^.^/

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  3. The earrings looks really nice on you, it really matches/brings out your eyes. I also like how everything on you was simple (like the sweater and makeup) which makes the earrings give a nice pop of color.

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  4. Super cute earrings eye, the blue is quite vibrant and really stands out in these pictures. Congrats on winning the giveaway! Your hair also looks so lustrous and healthy in the photos. ^^ She's so nice to include all those sweet goodies as well.

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  5. The gator meat taste like chicken lol no joke! The texture and feel of it is like chicken, especially the part of a chicken's thigh! hahaha if you ever get a chance, give it a try!

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  6. cute earrings! and that candy looks soooo yummy! xoxo

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  7. Those earrings are so cute, I love your second photo you look fabulous :)

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  8. Cute earrings =D !!! and you look cute ^^ hihi!,
    btw. join my giveaway; http://memorabledays-x3.blogspot.com

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  9. Congrats on winning those beautiful earrings. They look really pretty on you :)

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  10. it's so pretty and sparkly ! ^_^

    they look great on you !

    <3

    so sweet of her to throw in candies!

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  11. yay, congrats on winning that giveaway, elle! they are soo pretty and perfect on you! :)

    p.s. your hair is beautiful!

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  12. everyone I read seems to be winning stuff! congrats, and those look beautiful on you :]

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  13. Congratulations!:D

    Those earrings look lovely on you and against your beautiful black hair!:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  14. those earrings are adorable! My favorite part is the shape! And that candy looks delicious!!!! yummmm (craving sweets now haha

    oh yes darn those game companies for getting out hopes up! I also hate it when they advertise that a game will have something but then at the last minute they decide to take it out! I mostly play simulations like Harvest Moon and Sims, I used to play RPGs a lot but I would always easily give up when I got stuck, for example im FFX Im still stuck in that ice forest, stupid tidus hahahaha

    How did you like the macaroons btw? Yes their small size makes it seem like you will never satisfy your craving but it makes them so much cuter! Well....a very large macaroon might be cute too! hahaha

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  15. awwws that's nice! Looks good on you and I also love your hairrr!! <3
    It's so gorgeous, jealous T_T

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  16. those flower earrings are really pretty! I like them on you. and thanks for adding me on twitter, we are now twitter buddies :D yay more ways I can stalk you

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  17. super cute earrings! and YUM CANDY!!

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  18. wow, you look gorgeous in those photos and congrats on the earring win :-)

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  19. I had those tiny little cube candies before! I love small candies so much. Japanese candies are the most fun. :-D

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  20. good tip regarding the glued on studs
    super cute studs btw, looks so pretty on you~
    && i love how the photos turned out, even if it wasn't intentional

    i've tried the cube candies b4 =D
    flavor wise... plain but rolling them with my tongue is fun!!!

    btw from your last candy review, i purchased the peko matcha green tea milk candy, it's so yummy =D thanks for the recommendation!!!
    i went to a BILLION supermarkets before i found it at one, and there where only 2 bags left >< lol
    grabbed it right away of course =D
    btw you should try the red bean one too =p

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  21. @steph - thanks ^^

    yesss matcha green tea milk candy!! I've never seen a red bean one, I might have to buy it online ><!

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  22. i actually like your poses!

    you have gorgeous long, thick wavy hair! wow.. i would love to have hair like that!

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  23. Cute studs! I always prefer studs than dangled earrings :) Congrats on winning!

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  24. How the heck did I miss this post! Thank you for all the kind words. It made my day! The earrings suit you so well! Do you mind if I use the images in my shop and blog? You look gorgeous!

    haha, I love the detailed candy review. If I knew you loved it so much I would have sent more!

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  25. How the heck did I miss this post! Thank you for all the kind words. It made my day! The earrings suit you so well! Do you mind if I use the images in my shop and blog? You look gorgeous!

    haha, I love the detailed candy review. If I knew you loved it so much I would have sent more!

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  26. wow, you look gorgeous in those photos and congrats on the earring win :-)

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  27. good tip regarding the glued on studs
    super cute studs btw, looks so pretty on you~
    && i love how the photos turned out, even if it wasn't intentional

    i've tried the cube candies b4 =D
    flavor wise... plain but rolling them with my tongue is fun!!!

    btw from your last candy review, i purchased the peko matcha green tea milk candy, it's so yummy =D thanks for the recommendation!!!
    i went to a BILLION supermarkets before i found it at one, and there where only 2 bags left >< lol
    grabbed it right away of course =D
    btw you should try the red bean one too =p

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  28. awwws that's nice! Looks good on you and I also love your hairrr!! <3
    It's so gorgeous, jealous T_T

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  29. Hey does anyone knnow the name of the cube candy! I've been looking for it for years now!!

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