Saturday, March 23, 2013

Featuring Puzzled and Polished!

Good evening, all!  Today I have a gorgeous piece to share with you: a pendant featuring Jade Holográfico Violetta that was created by Mandy and Blake, the husband and wife team behind the brilliant campaign that is Puzzled and Polished!

Please note that this piece was generously provided to me for review by Puzzled and Polished.  This blog review post is my honest opinion. :)

First, please let me tell you a little bit about this small business with a really big heart.  Mandy and Blake are the proud parents of Cristian and their mission statement, taken from their Facebook description, is "[t]o help raise funds for Walk Now for Autism Speaks and to help raise awareness for Autism and all of the children and families who are blessed with this gift."  Their site states that they created Puzzled and Polished with the perfect combination of their true loves, including polish and crafting, social media and design, and for the support of their son Cristian.  Mandy states that "[a]ll proceeds will go to Autism Speaks via a donation on behalf of Cristian's Cruisers for the Milwaukee Walk Now for Autism Speaks."

It was so generous of Mandy to send me a pendant for review, and she even asked me to pick which one I would like sent to me.  Naturally, you know me, I went straight for the purple holographic piece!  I am so happy to be promoting such an important cause and such a caring business!!!  One more thing before the pics: I have had this gorgeous pendant since Thursday evening and the sun JUST WON'T come out for me!  I can assure you, however, that you will see me wearing this piece in the future (and maybe C too!) and you will get a good shot of it in all it's glory, I promise!  I took some outdoor pics and I have also included a few indoor pics with a tiny lamp held over the pendant to show off the polish inside.  Feast your eyes!!!!

One of the things that I adore about my polish collection is that I can change my nails whenever I want to whatever I want, but we all get a little bit attached to some of the colors, right?  I think that the idea of using favorite polishes to create wearable pieces of jewelry is just brilliant.  This pendant appears to be flawless.  There are no dings or bubbles in the polish applied within, the shine is impeccable, the holographic effect is 100% there, and the antiqued gold amulet does not have any visible seams or flaws either!  C informed me that to her it looks like the purple amulet necklace on Sofia the First (can you tell she is just loving this show? lol!) and I think, yeah, maybe it's the grown up version!  When R got home from work he admired this piece as well; he is also a big fan of purple and holographics.

I would like to thank Mandy again for kindly allowing me to share this polished pendant with you, and I would like to now steer you over to their Facebook once again because their Shop site is currently under maintenance.  Also, if you would like to make a donation to Cristian's Cruisers, please head on over to Walk Now for Autism Speaks: Milwaukee!


  1. Wow that is gorgeous!! I am going to have to go check them out. Such an awesome cause to support.

    1. It really is! I hope I have helped in some small way to get the word out. :)