Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Lucy Recommends… Post 1

Hello, and welcome to my first 'Lucy Recommends...' post where I will share a closer look at a product that I have bought and love. I always enjoy seeing what other people are playing with, and often wish I could get a closer look at the product itself before committing to buying it… so I thought I'd try it out. If you like the post, please let me know and I might do another one in the future. And please note, the products I will share will be ones that I have personally selected and purchased -  these will not be sponsored posts.
Today, I decided to show you some sequins.
OK - I, like the rest of the crafting world it seems, am into sequins at the moment. And there are loads to choose from. Very recently I purchased Doodlebug's Rainbow Assortment Sequin pack.
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 Before buying the product, I hesitated, as I wondered how many sequins I was actually getting for my money - the bottles are so tiny. And it's SO hard to judge a product by the picture on the shop website. But I took the plunge as I desperately wanted a rainbow selection, and I am VERY glad I did!
Each little bottle contains 6 different colours of sequin. So that's 72 different kinds of sequin in the selection. I was VERY impressed. Here you can see almost all of them in a bit more detail (they were hard to photograph, and some of them look a bit similar, but I assure you, all are different).
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Some are clear and some are opaque. Some are iridescent.DSC_0007
Oh, and did I mention they are gorgeous. :)
I emptied out one little bottle to give you an idea of how many you get. And it's more than I imagined. In fact, they've crammed so many into the pot that I could not get them all back in again after taking this photo!!
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And all those sequin centres… I will use them as glitter. Perfect for shaker cards. :)
All in all, I highly recommend this product. If you want to start a sequin collection, this is the perfect way to begin. This pack offers every colour you could ever want and will last ages. Plus, when the sequins are gone, you've got the cute little bottles left over to fill up with beads, glitter or even more sequins. Yay.
(These sequins are available HERE at Simon Says Stamp (for my US readers), or HERE at The Glitterpot (for my UK readers).
I've already made a card with these little beauties… watch out for it in the Hero Arts blog in a week or so. :)
So that's it. My first 'Lucy Recommends…' post.
Do let me know if you like / hate this kind of thing. :)
Have a happy day.

30 comments:

pcm said...

great review lucy!

diana said...

I like reading about product recommendations and love getting a closer look at the products. Thank you!

Barb said...

Awesome post, Lucy! Love this idea, and those sequins look fabulous!

Carol Willis said...

Fantastic review, thanks so much for sharing.
Hugs
Caz x

conil said...

I wondered about this product. Thanks for sharing. The variety of color & finishes does seem worth the amount of $. What I really like is that you chose only 1 product to review. I do like brevity in blogs.

Lisa Petrella said...

Fabulous post, Lucy! I hope you will continue these posts as I really enjoy seeing the products that other crafters have purchased and fallen in love with! Sometimes I feel completely overwhelmed by the amount of supplies available in shops and online. Posts like yours are so helpful in spotlighting some of the favorites out there. Thanks!!!

cheryl l. said...

YES!! Please do more of these posts. I'll be here waiting!

Wendy McKeown said...

Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

Terrific review of this product, Lucy. I would love to see more of this type of product critique. Very helpful!

worrywort said...

I would like more of these product reviews - and you may like to know I placed an order for these sequins straight away. I would not have done so if I hadn't seen the amount and variety you get in each bottle.

Dotty Jo x said...

Very helpful post Lucy, thanks! Jo x

Kelly Bee said...

I love reviews! I mostly mail order my supplies and feedback from someone who's actually used something I'm thinking about buying certainly helps the decision-making process (plus these bottles of sequins will match my little bottles of Doodlebug glitter I bought "way back when"!)

CinnamonSally said...

Thanks Lucy, what a great idea. I shall keep a look out for your "Lucy recommends post"

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this recommendation, I have been eyeing these sequins as well, but like you I thought they were a bit pricey for such small bottles. Glad to know you really like them.

Sue McRae said...

I've had my eye on this sequin pack but have hesitated buying it because of the price point. But thanks to your post and seeing all the pretty colours, it's now at the top of my shopping list.

Kim Glasgow said...

I would love to see more posts like this. I really like hearing from others about product so I know whether or not to buy it. I had been wondering where everyone was getting all the cool colored sequins. I only have big box craft stores in my area and they are always out of nifty things like this! :-)

Dena said...

Love to see your review of new things. Appreciate you taking the time to write about new products that you have tried. Thanks.

Leni said...

I like this post Lucy! I purchased some products I never used...because they were not what I liked. This blog post will help I think!

frommycraftroom said...

I enjoy reading honest product reviews and getting a closer look at products. Very helpful. Thank you for taking the time.

Mary-Anne V said...

Absolutly love this series...please share more of your recommendations.this sequins pack looks awesome with all the multiple colours.

Milan L said...

Great post can't wait for the next instalment!

Cassandra said...

Great idea Lucy, love to hear your thoughts on the bits and pieces we would love to have.

Anonymous said...

This is a great idea, Lucy, and after reading this post, I promptly went and ordered these sequins! You sold me! I really enjoy your blog and all the beautiful cards you make. - Lisa Beeman

Sarah Gray said...

Great idea, Lucy! Love seeing products in more detail. I bought these sequins a few weeks ago and agree that they are fab :)

Sheryl said...

Love the recommendations! Especially to see products you really like and use, not just what you are compensated to endorse. TFS

Lynnea Hollendonner said...

Thank you for this review! I had seen these on SSS, but I didn't want to purchase them because of the price. Now that I know there's such a HUGE selection, I have to have them! My package is on its way!

lunersilver said...

Love these sequins! Got them from Simon Says about a month ago. Already used them to make 3 different shaker cards ;)

The variety of colors is what really makes them great!

Caroline said...

Mine just arrived in the mail today!! I'm very happy too!! Impressed there's so many in the tiny bottles, but I loved that there was so many colours in 1 package. That's what sold me :)

Jennifer said...

More, please. :)

Tricia said...

Loved your review, Lucy - please do more!