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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Koki’o Brooklyn: Fashion Accessories

"...all of our accessories are one of a kind"
Koki’o Brooklyn:
Fashion Accessories

[About & Interview with Charisse]

Just when you though that young talent was hard to find, you stumble upon two Brooklyn females, Charisse J. & Gabrielle, with a great hand craft and strong will. This duo is the founders of Koki’o Brooklyn (a spin off of Tokyo, Japan) and is currently making hand crafted accessories.

Once I saw the merchandise I knew it had to be shared. Via phone I asked if they would like to sell online, this idea baffled them. They were used to selling local where they can meet and great their customers. They’d first rather keep sales personal, just like the one of a kind items made. But now you can see some of the sets HERE.


Who are you and what are you looking to do in today’s creative industry?
Our name brand is Koki'o Brooklyn, pronounced similar to Tokyo but with a K. Koki'o is a Hawaiian Flower amongst the top ten rarest flowers in the world. Our goal is simple; we really want to promote rarity and creativity from Brooklyn to Brooklyn - and beyond! By using quality, no-rust materials such as imported beads, sterling silver and gold at affordable, no higher than 25$ merchandise.

What projects are you, specifically, working on?  Jewelry. Right now it is our first line of business but as our   
                                          clientele expands so will our inventory.

Why are you interested in the beauty industry? 
As females, naturally we were respondent to anything beauty related - from nail polish to phone cases and everything in between.

Tell me some brief information about your company: 

Naturally we are creative individuals but we, actually, got our start when my Co-Partners Mom decided to dabble in accessory making. If it wasn't for her we might not be here today, because it was her materials we used in the beginning. Another cool fun fact is that all of our accessories are one of a kind. We literally free hand them and don't reproduce the exact same pattern twice. You will definitely see the same color schemes but everything you buy from us will be something that is your own.

What was life like for you and what you are looking to achieve?

As two female Brooklyn natives, sometimes variety was scarce and limited to Rainbows, Pretty Girls, and Beauty Supply Store accessories. But, the thing is no matter how hard you try the chains end up breaking, the rings end up rusting and the earrings are always itchy. Not only are we tired of the low quality material but we also want to shake up the idea of accessorizing by bringing in unique designs to help polish the look of your outfits - from everyday to going out.

What can people look out for from you in the future? 

Everything - literally! We really don't to limit where this business may go. As long as it's of good quality we're ready and willing to sponsor as much unique merchandise as we can. In the near future one thing you can definitely look out for is iPhone and iPod cases, male & youth accessories.

Why do you think you have what it takes to leave your mark in this industry? 
Quoting back to the Philosopher Ayn Rand 'The question isn't who is going to let me ; it's who is going to stop me!' Sometimes being born in Brooklyn can birth an aggressive, cannot take no for an answer, 'hustler' spirit to some and we are definitely part of that crew. We are so confident it may be misinterpreted as cocky but it's NOT! Our thing is the opposite - we feel we are the average beauty-crazed females. Every female in the world wants to look nice from head to toe. Every female wants custom one of a kind accessories to polish off there outfits. And, every female wants to catch a deal. We've combined these basic wants and we make things we would love to buy so we know the next female would want to as well.

Thank you Koki’o Brooklyn for the pleasure


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Customized Sustainable Bags by Me

Yes I make bags, which you must have noticed if you follow my how-to videos on youtube.

Here are a few new bags I've made:

If you are looking to order visit MY SITE, I also ship and take paypal.

I have added a lot of new content to my bag site, that i hope you will view.

Please comment on the community site, as well, to let me know you stopped by.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Sponsored Giveaway: American Culture's Simply Smooth Xtend Keratin Reparative Magic Potion

Once again, BeautyStat has an excellent beauty pick!!

American Culture has an excellent product and BeautyStat is willing to give one away to my lucky US subscribers.

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I have gave my personal opinion although I have received the sample products, with compliments fro BeautyStat

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Quercetin & Oak Anti-aging Eye Primer by Korres REVIEW, Thanks BeautyStat

When I opened my package a few weeks ago from BeautyStat, I was ecstatic. What a wonderful gift that was bestowed upon me, an all natural cosmetic by the notorious Korres, a brand I had learned about from frequent sephora visits. I had received the Quercetin & Oak Anti-aging Eye Primer.

The Great, The Good, The Bad & The Ugly:

I tried the primer for two weeks and I wore it about every night & day. For the product's trial size of .06 Fl. OZ (2mL), I believed it was a great amount. I say It should last anyone else about 2+ weeks. DO NOT keep eye products for too long to avoid infection & etc.

Because of its applicator, it is fairly easy to apply. I experienced problems with application due the following: no enough of the product was on the applicator to swipe once. I had to keep dipping to apply to the lids (upper and lower).

Once on, it felt great. I love the smooth texture. It was not watery or to thick. After the spread, I either applied my eye shadow &/or liner after  OR  rubbed it in (I couldn't leave it as is for it was lighter than my skin) for solely the anti-aging purposes. 


With Eye Shadow When applying eyeshadow, the colors just glide right on, due to Korres' Quercetin & Oak Anti-aging Eye Primer.  The primer made my shadow colors a little more vibrant, not to extreme tho.  It, also, held my loose shadows greatly in place. Sometimes my shadow would last a full days worth and sometimes the shadows got a little faint. Problems could be due to body temperature, the temperature around me, or the eyeshadow that was used on a specific day.

Solely Primer While wearing the primer, it was as if it was just regular creme or lotion, and i treated it as such. I went through out my day without re-applying, until the next time my face was washed (thats if i didn't forget at night). At first I didn't see a difference, within the two weeks it was only a small change in complexion underneath my eyes, but it worked. Pictures don't tell lies. 



Sorry about the lighting, it was in too diferent room and two different times. but you can see the skin complexion underneath the eyes from before is different and after underneath is of the same complexion. 
No foundation was added in any pic. 
There was no type of photo manipulation, as well. 
This is me in the photographs.

I would recommend this to all my readers, readers of readers, and see-ers of readers!!! LOL

I will also purchase this in the near future.

Special Thanks

I would like to thank Ron and BeautyStat for the primer and for making this possible, as well as relieving me of my dry streak.

For more information on the KORRES™ products, please visit www.korresusa.com.