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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Super Sponsor Spotlight: The Howling Boutique

Hey beautiful people!
I have a special super sponsor post today with The Howling Boutique.


Here's a message from Mardi, the designer:

Hello! My name's Mardi and I'm the owner / creator / designer of The Howling Boutique, a jewelry store currently specializing in nail polish jewelry. Everything is 100% handmade by me - I even create the nail polish used in my pieces completely from scratch! So come browse THB's goodies and enjoy this awesome review by Dana!
(Thanks Mardi for thinking my review would be awesome ahead of time. I hope I do you justice!)

I had the pleasure of reviewing two pieces of jewelry! Here's one of the two below:

Before we start the full review, I want to talk about customer service.
Mardi of the Howling Boutique is very sweet and responsive. I believe any customer would have a wonderful experience working with her on a custom piece of jewelry or just in general for any questions/concerns you may have as a buyer.


Here's what my packaging looked like. Mardi did a great job using ample tissue paper and bubble wrap to make sure my products arrived safely. My package-- like all orders from The Howling Boutique-- came with a tracking number as well.

I had the pleasure of reviewing a product that Mardi made just for me. She let me pick out what kind of pendant style and metal color I wanted. Then she asked me about my favorite colors in order to get an idea for the glitter mixture. Did it turn out to my liking?


Yes! Mardi made me a beautiful turquoise and blue opal pendant necklace. It reminds me of all the best aspects of snow and mermaids... ooh. mermaids!

I also received a matching round ring that was just a little bit more saturated than the colors you see in my necklace. The ring ($17) was really cute and it's adjustable. My fingers are so thin-- this baby was still big without adjustment but for most women, this will fit just fine. The adjustable part of the ring will not poke you. It's sturdy and comfortable... and really doesn't take away any class from the ring's design!

Okay, so moving onto my opal turquoise necklace details.  My necklace is a $20 opal necklace on a long 24" silver chain. I always liked long chains better and the pendant turned out larger than I thought so I was glad I went with the long chain. It's just long enough to put over my head and the pendant is definitely a statement piece. I wore it all day and it wasn't itchy or pinching my neck like some chains do. It is very comfortable and has minimal weight due to the pendant. I enjoyed playing with it throughout the day and gazing at all the glitter. :D

Chains come is a 3 varieties: (all lead & nickel free with lobster clasp closures): a 24" antique silver link chain, an 18" antique silver link chain, or an 18" black organza ribbon featuring a 2" silver chain extender.


These pendants are bound to twinkle in sunlight-- how magical!


I mainly took this picture to show you all the length and overall feel of this necklace. I'm actually not a huge glitter fan in statement jewelry. This pendant actually has a refined charm to it that is fun yet simple at the same time. I can imagine wearing it all year round-- especially with a nice solid top or dress. It's not everyday you try something new and love it! :)

The really cool thing about The Howling Boutique's work is that you can be completely customized since all the glitter is hand blended and painted! These jewelry pieces are all one of a kind! Every piece of jewelry is unique and there are no duplicates in the etsy shop or in Howling Boutique's domain website as well. Check out both for more variety and fun!

Here are some of my favorite items in stock:

Rainbow Purple Multicolor Glitter Nail Polish Adjustable Ring: 20mm Glass Circle in Silver Tray Ring Setting

This rainbow purple glitter ring reminds me of mermaids and the new years glam colors!

Anything special you want to share about your work/products?

Mardi: The majority of people who make nail polish jewelry simply buy store brand or indie brand nail polishes and use those. But the nail polish that's featured in all of my jewelry was handmade by me! I do the same thing indie brands do only my nail polish is used in my jewelry. I do, however, plan on releasing bottles of some of my handmade polishes later this year.

Dark Pink & Black Shattered Glass Glitter Nail Polish Pendant Necklace: 30x40mm Glass Oval in Black Tray Setting

Dark Pink and Black Shattered Glass Glitter... how edgy and fun. Anyone seeing molten lava?

How did your shop get started?

Mardi: I've been hand making jewelry for over nine years for myself or as gifts for friends and family members. I became interested in it after it seemed I could never find "what I wanted". Most of the stuff I saw was either gold (ew), the wrong color(s), bundled with other items I didn't want and didn't want to pay for, too expensive, or shipping was ridiculous. So I started making beaded bracelets and necklaces, and then charm necklaces and earrings, then stud earrings, and then finally the handmade glitter nail polish jewelry I have in my store. Even though I plan on adding some of the other jewelry I mentioned and still make, I wanted to open my own shop with something really unique and special.

Black Rainbow Glass Dangle Earrings; Handmade Glitter Nail Polish Jewelry; 16mm Glass Hearts in Antique Silver Earring Settings

This color is so much like space and the galaxy... I love it! Check out the black rainbow glass dangle earrings!

What is your favorite product to design / make?

Mardi: I really enjoy the planning and designing process! I love combining a bunch of different glitters and then making the nail polish from scratch. It's really fun to see how layering this polish with that one can create such awesome effects! Aside from that, my favorite settings are the scroll edge circles and ovals so I really enjoy making those.

Here is Mardi's beautiful workspace. I loved all the colors and I can see why the planning stage is her favorite! Just look at all the fun! 





Okay everyone! That's the end of my review. I hope you guys enjoyed the Howling Boutique's shop spotlight. Here is a coupon code for you all and social media links for the giveaway!

Coupon Code: CHEERSTONOVELTY for 15% off entire purchase prior to shipping. 
Good through the next month starting from this giveaway. :)

Be Friends with the Howling Boutique! Social Media / Links:
The Howling Boutique Online: www.thehowlingboutique.com
The Howling Boutique on Facebook: www.facebook.com/thehowlingboutique
The Howling Boutique on Twitter: www.twitter.com/howlingboutique

What are we giving away? The Howling Boutique is generously offering this beautiful heart necklace! The colors are SO gorgeous! It's literally all my favorite cool colors in one necklace!


Antique Silver Glass Heart Glitter Nail Polish Pendant Tray Necklace is valued at $18.00.

Winner chooses between a chain or organza necklace:
The antique silver link chain is available in 18" and 24" and has a lobster clasp closure with the links being oval in shape and 3x4mm. The organza ribbon is black and 18" long as well with a silver lobster clasp closure and a 2" chain extension. Everything's lead & nickel free.

Want to like and share on facebook for an easy entry? Here is the post you must like and share!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This is an international giveaway. 18 years+ can enter or with parent's permission. :)

Good luck and give this amazing super sponsor some love! Thank you Howling Boutique for sponsoring CTN and offerings a wonderful giveaway!

Cheers,
Dana 

82 comments:

  1. I love the Howling Boutique! The pieces you received are so beautiful and I'm now looking forward to go looking for an oval necklace now!

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  2. Awesome! Remember you can use the coupon code on etsy or on the main domain website for The Howling Boutique! Thanks for entering and swinging by, :)

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  3. I like the Bright Layered Blue Glass Oval Earrings

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  4. I like this: http://www.thehowlingboutique.com/square-pendants-1/red-black-glass-square-pendant

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  5. cogitoergosum8587@yahoo.it

    http://www.thehowlingboutique.com/glass-dangle-earrings-1/dark-periwinkle-glass-oval-dangle-earrings

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  6. http://www.thehowlingboutique.com/glass-dangle-earrings-1/lime-green-glass-heart-dangle-earrings

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  7. I absolutely love the Bright Violet & Lavender 20mm Glass Circle Ring!! I would gift this to my daughter! Thanks so much for the fabulous intro to this Etsy shop and the giveaway!!!

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  8. I loved these earings..!!

    http://www.thehowlingboutique.com/glass-dangle-earrings-1/bold-pink-glass-oval-dangle-earrings

    would love to buy this for my mom

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  9. I love: https://www.etsy.com/listing/173377745/ruby-red-heart-dangle-earrings-handmade?ref=related-5
    Thank you for the giveaway! :)
    e-mail: floryfrancy(at)inwind(dot)it
    Finger crossed! ;)

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  10. Thank you for the giveaway! :)
    e-mail:lorygive@gmail.com

    http://www.thehowlingboutique.com/oval-pendants-1/bright-blue-glass-oval-pendant-necklace

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  11. What a fun shop! There are so many great items to choose from, but I think this is one of my favs:

    LIGHT PINK GLASS CIRCLE SUN PENDANT

    http://www.thehowlingboutique.com/circle-pendants-1/light-pink-glass-circle-sun-pendant

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  12. The site has some real treasures! I love the Periwinkle & Pastel Blue Glass Oval Pendant Necklace. I also love the prices, very reasonable and their logo is very nifty.

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  13. I love the color shifting violet glass heart rope edge pendant http://www.thehowlingboutique.com/heart-pendants-1/color-shifting-violet-glass-heart-rope-edge-pendant

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  14. i love the variety of colors they have i love all lol(:

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  15. I love the variety of items and the uniqueness of each item

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  16. I love this piece.
    http://www.thehowlingboutique.com/heart-pendants-1/dark-ruby-red-glass-heart-rope-edge-pendant

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  17. I like COLOR SHIFTING VIOLET GLASS HEART ROPE EDGE PENDANT

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  18. I like those rings! Especially the violet one.

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  19. I love http://www.thehowlingboutique.com/heart-pendants-1/layered-purple-glass-heart-pendant (Crochet AddictUK)

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  20. http://www.thehowlingboutique.com/heart-pendants-1/dark-blue-black-glass-heart-pendant

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  21. loveeeeee the rings they are all adorable! :D

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  22. Dark Blue & Black Glass Heart Pendant

    sousasurveys@hotmail.com

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  23. The Light Neon Green Glass Circle Dangle Earrings are so cute <3
    anda.alexandra.86@gmail.com

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  24. pink blue and black 25mm glass circle ring

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  25. I LOVE the GRAPE PURPLE GLASS HEART DANGLE EARRINGS.

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  26. I love the dangle glass earrings. I know the perfect person to give them to!

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  27. I love the Bright Lime Green Heart pendant!

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  28. I love the bold lilac and black shattered glass circle pendant! Everything is amazing though!

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  29. Lots of cute stuff there--I like the adjustable rings best:
    BLACK & BLUE 20MM GLASS CIRCLE RING

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  30. I like the Light Neon Green Glass Circle earrings.

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  31. I love the RAINBOW BLACK GLASS OVAL PENDANT NECKLACE!! Everything is so pretty!

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  32. I love the Bright Ruby Red Glass Oval Pendant Necklace.

    My e-mail: blackasphodel(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  33. I really like the dark green shattered glass pendant necklace!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/173379561/dark-green-shattered-glass-pendant?ref=shop_home_active_13

    -Michelle
    babyblues1oo4@gmail.com

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  34. The white shattered glass pendant necklace looks cool. My girlfriend would like it.

    Thanks,
    Tinh --> t.nguyenatl@gmail.com

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  35. The Teal, Black, & Neon Yellow Glass Oval Pendant Necklace is divine!

    ren_longpig @ live.com

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  36. Love the glass pendant necklaces!!
    email: ashleycoz990@yahoo.com

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  37. I love love love the LIGHT NEON GREEN GLASS CIRCLE DANGLE EARRINGS!!!
    http://www.thehowlingboutique.com/glass-dangle-earrings-1/light-neon-green-glass-circle-dangle-earrings

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  38. I like LIME GREEN GLASS HEART DANGLE EARRINGS

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  39. I heart this one : BRIGHT METALLIC BLUE GLASS OVAL PENDANT NECKLACE (http://www.thehowlingboutique.com/oval-pendants-1/bright-metallic-blue-glass-oval-pendant-necklace)
    Blue is my favorite color and this necklace get my attention. =D
    Email : ria_alemina@yahoo.com

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  40. I love the sparkly blue oval necklace! Soooo pretty!

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  41. I really like this one!
    http://www.thehowlingboutique.com/oval-pendants-1/pastel-aqua-green-glass-oval-pendant-necklace

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  42. I really liked this Layered Green Circle ring: http://www.thehowlingboutique.com/adjustable-glass-rings-1/layered-green-20mm-glass-circle-ring, because it looks... elven :D that is, like something elves would wear. Also, the necklace being given away... So nice :)

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  43. http://www.thehowlingboutique.com/oval-pendants-1/dark-orchid-purple-black-glass-oval-pendant-necklace

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  44. Thanks for the amazing giveaway.. at The Howling Boutique i liked everything specially for the classy and very interesting color choices.. when i mom look at them she finds them classy n when i look,they seem so cute with all those bright n beautiful colors..i just love it.. right now my most fav. is http://www.thehowlingboutique.com/adjustable-glass-rings-1/dark-lavender-25mm-glass-circle-ring

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  45. Hi ~! I LOVE almost all the glass pendent necklaces. Specially this one SILVER WHITE GLASS CIRCLE SUN PENDANT :) . thanks for the giveaway

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  46. I like BLACK & GRAY GLASS SQUARE PENDANT .

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  47. This one- BRIGHT RUBY RED GLASS OVAL PENDANT NECKLACE- such a fabulous color.

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  48. i like the necklaces, especially the DARK TURQUOISE GLASS OVAL PENDANT NECKLACE

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  49. http://www.thehowlingboutique.com/heart-pendants-1/bright-lime-green-glass-heart-pendant
    this one is just beautiful!

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  50. I love Layered Yellow 25mm Glass Square Ring!

    http://www.thehowlingboutique.com/adjustable-glass-rings-1/layered-yellow-25mm-glass-square-ring

    Thank you for the chance!

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  51. Thank you so much for this giveaway.. Thanks to you, I just discovered the Howling Boutique, and I'm in love already with that beautiful necklaces and mainly those adjustable glass rings.. wow!!
    The necklace and ring shown in the article are just gorgeous.. <3.. Thumbs up ;)

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  52. very nice colours

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  53. Glass pendant necklaces are just lovely!!! One of a kind!

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  54. this is sooo gorgeous! beautiful colours - looks like magic! it would be perfect around my neck ;)

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  55. I love rings. My favourite is http://www.thehowlingboutique.com/adjustable-glass-rings-1/black-blue-20mm-glass-circle-ring

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  56. I adore the RAINBOW BLACK GLASS OVAL PENDANT NECKLACE!

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  57. i love http://www.thehowlingboutique.com/glass-dangle-earrings-1/bright-yellow-glass-heart-dangle-earrings

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  58. Thanks for entering everyone!
    Leave your emails with comments if possible! Thanks!

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  59. I love this: http://www.thehowlingboutique.com/circle-pendants-1/dark-magenta-circle-scroll-pendant
    red.admiral@libero.it

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  60. http://www.thehowlingboutique.com/heart-pendants-1/dark-blue-black-glass-heart-pendant

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  61. i love the necklaces they're all adorable

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  62. I like the a Pale Pink Glass Pendant Necklace.

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  63. I like the royal purple oval pendant necklace.

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  64. http://www.thehowlingboutique.com/shattered-glass-collection/dark-purple-black-shattered-glass-heart-pendant

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  65. I love this earrings http://www.thehowlingboutique.com/glass-dangle-earrings-1/dark-purple-glass-circle-dangle-earrings

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  66. I love this ring:
    http://www.thehowlingboutique.com/adjustable-glass-rings-1/pale-ice-blue-20mm-glass-circle-ring

    Thank you for this opportunity <3

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  67. Casie K. - casiekersey@gmail.comMarch 3, 2014 at 12:54 PM

    I love this glass ring! > http://www.thehowlingboutique.com/adjustable-glass-rings-1/pink-blue-black-25mm-glass-circle-ring

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  68. https://www.etsy.com/listing/172272925/iridescent-rainbow-white-pendant?ref=related-23

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  69. I love all the pendants and choosing the colors is really cool.

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  70. i like the square and glass pendants most

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  71. http://www.thehowlingboutique.com/shattered-glass-collection/dark-purple-black-shattered-glass-heart-pendant is just hypnotizing

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  72. Hey everyone! Our winner was chosen and notified already! Thanks for entering. :) Make sure to enter all the other giveaways as well on the right hand side bar!

    Cheers,
    Dana

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