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Olala! Recycling the non-recyclable.

May 19, 2011 Comments off

Last night I couldn’t sleep- and so email time it was. Scanning one of my many accounts- the one I call my “fun, shopping and junk account” I scrolled down and found something from http://1800recycling.com. It’s a website that helps you figure out what can be recycled, how & where in your area. Yes, they even have an app for that. I subscribed to their newsletter but they don’t send one every month so when I get them I like to see what they have to say.

If you’ve read my “Oh my Trash! Is that Recyclable? The Trash Fashion Show” review from last month you’ll know that I am the Princess or at least maid-in-waiting when it comes to recycling. But the question is, with all of the restrictions what do we do with the things that can’t be recycled? Besides just throwing them away-which is all we can do that doesn’t require collecting piles and piles of trash until the neighbors down the hall start to call me a packrat and the trash lady. Then hoping to find a way to repurpose that Icee wrapper into something “useful” by myself from the suffocating comfort of my own home. There must be another way.

Well it was my lucky day…

As I scrolled down my email I read this:

The links in that photo go to their youtube page. Oh yes, they have some amazing solutions.. and I don’t mean something strange or time consuming like turning ziplock bags into an umbrella. I’m going to go ahead and post two of my favorite Q&A. Read more…

Fashion, fashion, fash… ooo look shiny!

April 14, 2011 2 comments

What did I take away from the Fashion Feud Round 3 event after it was over and the beauty of it was gone? The knowledge that there is Crackle NAILPOLISH!

 

I found the ad in lucky, completely missed the nail polish the first time through. Pretty clever two for one advertising. It works for me.

Lacquer Nail Polish by O.P.I. that crackles! Ad from Lucky Mag

Lacquer Nail Polish by O.P.I. that crackles! 7 colors

I discovered (via second hand information) that the peel off and put on nail “paint” works well.

And that Tina Witherspoon was declared the winner, but if you were their you would know that too. Curious to know what I thought about their choices of garments and the construction that went into them? How about their pattern techniques? You’ll have to stay tuned and probably even flip the channel.

Until then I ned me some mermaid’s tears and maybe a dash of the silver shatter.

 

Ad Fail or Is it? Converse: We Are Alone.

March 19, 2011 Comments off

I’ve seen some pretty dumb ads, and some magazine layouts that really ruined a photo shoot spread, such as last years Diesel “Get Stupid” Ads and an editorial spread that cut the face of a model in half by using two pages, then on the next page it hid the outfit by doing the same thing.

Today’s ad fail is brought to you by Converse and Elle Magazine. If memory serves I’ve seen this one before, but it’s really not what they intended so it’s worth sharing.

WE ARE ALONE.

When you are just flipping through the magazine this is what you see. Don’t the look so happy? Then why does it tell us that we’re all alone? Oh wait, what they actually wrote is “We are all one.” Pull the page back a tad and that’s what you see.

You know the average ad in a magazine probably only gets only 1-2 seconds of viewing. They have to stand out and so many times I’ll flip right past things that bore me. It’s the advertisements that make us take a second look that stick in our mind and are effective.

So, is this Converse One Star shoes ad effective? Are we all one or all alone? Did they do this on purpose? Makes me wonder, but I don’t know if it makes me want a pair of shoes.

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