ANNIVERSARY FREE GIFT! LOVE WINS!

It was HUGE what happened last friday with the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage. It made many people excited and relieved, it was a big celebration of the whole country, and so many beautiful rainbow hearts and flags showed up everywhere to support and celebrate. Somehow this Independence day weekend feels much more than it used to be because of that. PinKixx has one more thing to celebrate this week. That is our 2ND ANNIVERSARY!

colorful cube necklace second anniversary free gift @pinkixx.com

2nd anniversary free gift @pinkixx.com

We wanted our anniversary to be extra-special this time, so we decided to include a FREE GIFT for our members. To support the whole country’s rainbow celebration and to celebrate our anniversary, we are giving away our signature colorful CUBE NECKLACES in any color of your choice for $50 or more orders!

The coupon code for this gift is

AnniLove15

Please use it in the note to seller when checking out if the total of your order is more than $50 excluding the shipping charge. Check out our CUBE NECKLACES first to choose the color of your customized necklace and let us know what color of cube or tube you’d like to receive. Your special gift will be prepared and shipped to you along with your order.

This FREE GIFT special is available at both Nature & Modern PinKixx and Geo & Tube PinKixx stores, and it ends on July 5, midnight, pacific time. A part of sales for this special will be donated to a local non-profit LGBT organization.

Thank you so much for your support until now. We Hope to serve you another great year to make PANKs confident and proud!

 

I’m Telling You, That Is NOT Confidence

PinKixx runs to help PANKs to be confident and proud of themselves. It is important for women to be confident about themselves to carry on with their goals and dreams and everyday life, and PinKixx supports them whole-heartedly. However we sometimes make mistakes or overdo on what we’re trying to do and get backfired from that.

Being confident can be seen as being cocky or being arrogant sometimes. The first draws people in and around and makes people excited, the second repels people and make them feel down. The difference is very fine between “confident” and “arrogant,” yet the result is heaven and earth. Let’s distinguish them and be confident right!

Definition of Being Confident:

According to the dictionary, ‘Confident’ means sure of oneself. It’s nothing more and nothing less. Be sure of what we can do. Be sure of what we can’t do. Be sure of who we are. Be sure of who we are not.

Accept and Be Proud of Yourself, DO NOT BRAG

Know yourself. Find out what you’re good at. Also know that what you’re NOT good at. Know your limit. Know what you can, and know what you cannot. Accept yourself. Proud of yourself as you are. We all know it, we all heard it a thousand times. Being proud of yourself is not about going around and tell people what we accomplished and how many trophies we displayed at home. We tell people what we can do FOR them, we tell people what we’re good at FOR them. We share our experience, so people can learn, we share our knowledge, so we can help them to be proud and confident of themselves just like we are.

Say Thank-Yous and Sorrys, EXPRESS YOURSELF

Say thanks when accepting compliments. Apologize when you’re sorry. This is crucial. Confident people know when they made mistakes. They know how or when to apologize. Just like say thank-yous to people who support us, and just like you ask others to help us, we say sorry when we are sorry. It does not mean we lost, it does not mean we are defeated. Learn to say ‘sorry’s and ‘thank you’s. It’s NOT hard to say them.

the strongest actions for a woman is to love herself, be herself and shine amongst those who never believed she could

be confident! image from pinterest.com

Be Honest and Speak Your Mind, but BE OPEN-MINDED

Let’s not kid ourselves. We’re NOT always right. Be honest and speak our minds are great, and we’re doing it. Way to go, ladies! Many people can’t do it. However, be open-minded to accept others’ opinions too. Nobody can be always right. We do make mistakes too. We’re still learning everyday. Let’s open our minds and be sure to learn from others. Take advantage from what we learn and use it.

KNOW THAT YOU ARE NOT PERFECT

Accept that. It’s perfectly fine to be not perfect. Normal people have 10 toes, but you don’t. You have the perfect face features by the current beauty standards in the exception of the ugliest nose in the whole world. Okay, okay, a plastic surgery would fix that. My point is, we DO fail sometimes. We don’t have everything. We can succeed 9 times but still fail the rest. We are not perfect. Nobody can have everything. Successful people fail. That’s how they get succeeded in what they do. Failure is not the end of the world. Learn from your mistakes (or defects). Understand that the pursuit of perfection often limits your accomplishments. Many incredible achievements came from failures and have been far from perfect, but did more than great for us in our history. Our one weak point, defect, or failure we might think of can be the strongest weapon to win.

Prepare to Succeed, NOT DEMANDING THE SUCCESS

Prepare to succeed, not demanding it. There is absolutely nothing wrong with believing in yourself and knowing you can get whatever you want. In fact, having those qualities and confidence will make you a more successful person overall. But, just because you know you can achieve success doesn’t mean you should demand it. That makes you cocky and that will probably backfire really fast.

Afterthought:

Being confident is the key to life. We PinKixx believe that. It’s hard to be confident sometimes, it’s hard to be you sometimes. We think about what other people think of us, and try too hard to satisfy them, and then lose ourselves in the process. Let’s believe in ourselves, and accept our flaws. Confidence doesn’t come overnight. It takes time to build the confidence in ourselves, but don’t be afraid to be you. As long as we believe in ourselves and keep going, we all shall have it. We will make people say “I want to be as confident as she is” ;-)

 

Urban Jewelry of the Month #5 Pearl Jewelry

June is my favorite month! Why? My favorite gemstone is Pearl, the gemstone of June, and Pearl jewelry is perfect to wear for so many occasions. I also wear pearl jewelry when I want to feel elegant and sophisticated. How about you ladies? Any Pank whose birthday is in this month should have some fun with pearls for sure!

BASIC INFORMATION ABOUT PEARLS

Pearls are an organic gem created by living creatures. Pearls can be classified as natural pearls, cultured pearls, salt water pearls, or freshwater pearls. Natural Pearls are sold by carat weight, and Cultured Pearls are sold by their size in millimeters. Freshwater Pearls being the most affordable, you can find great pearl jewelry with freshwater pearls at any jewelry store.

Also Pearls can be sorted by their shapes: spherical pearls, symmetrical pearls, and baroque pearls. Spherical Pearls are round, which is traditionally the most desirable shape. The rounder the pearl, the more expensive its price tag. Symmetrical Pearls include pear shaped pearls and other shapes that have symmetry from one side to another, but are not round. Baroque Pearls are irregularly shaped pearls. They are often the least expensive category of pearls, but are unique and quite beautiful.

silver zodiac constellation necklace with pearl chain

silver zodiac constellation necklace with pearl chain

CARING OF PEARL JEWELRY

Even cultured pearls with thicker coatings are more fragile than most other gemstones, so you must handle them carefully to keep them in the best condition.

  • Just like any other jewelry, please put your pearl jewelry on after you’ve applied your makeup and perfume for it to stay cleaner.
  • Be sure to take off your pearl rings before you apply hand and body creams.
  • Wipe your pearls with a soft, lint-free cloth as soon as you take them off. The cloth can be dampened with water or it can be dry. If damp, allow the pearls to air dry before putting them away.
  • Dirty pearls can be cleaned with a mild soap and water solution.
  • Never clean your pearls with solutions that contain ammonia or harsh detergents.
  • Don’t put pearl jewelry in an ultrasonic cleaner.
  • Don’t use abrasive cleaners or rub pearls with abrasive cloth. Both can wear away the nacre coating, leaving you with a plain looking bead.
  • Don’t store your pearls with other jewelry, because they can be scratched easily when metal or gemstones rub against them.
  • Find a special slot in your jewelry box for the pearls, or keep them in a soft bag made from chamois or another non-abrasive material.
  • Your fine pearl necklaces should be restrung periodically so that you’re sure the silk or nylon cord holding them is in good shape.
pearl-bracelets

pearl-bracelets

Here are some pearl jewelry PinKixx have for you:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/226032449/silver-zodiac-constellation-necklace
https://www.etsy.com/listing/100108977/silver-initial-bracelet-wedding-gift-for
https://www.etsy.com/listing/115248592/gold-infinity-bracelet-initial-bracelet
https://www.etsy.com/listing/115830395/silver-infinity-bracelet-pearl-jewelry
https://www.etsy.com/listing/116794143/sterling-silver-poinsettia-flower

Now, it’s your turn. Please tell/show us about your favorite Pearl Jewelry in the comment!

Easy Beauty Tips for Professional Women #3

The older we get, the more serious we become about our careers, families, love life, and more – which forces us to juggle the demands of life. The resulting stress produces spikes in cortisol, which can cause temporary hair shedding, which we do not want to see happening. Not to mention, our hair gets dry more and more everyday. What to do, what to do… So guess what. Today, we are going to talk about how to treat our hair to be healthier and shinier. Easy breezy tips. Here we go!

DRY HAIR:

Dryness is the most common complaint for hair. Most pros say it’s time to start using a hydrating shampoo and conditioner, even if your hair doesn’t feel that dry. “In our thirties, we start to lose lipids in our scalps, similar to what is happening on our faces, so we need to up the ante on moisture,” says Chelsea Scott, founder of the TruHair product line. Other pros agree it’s time to start hydrating, if for no reason other than to establish good habits before your dryness issues start.

thinning hair? here are hair treatment you can do!

thinning hair treatment for women over 30: image from pinterest.com

FRIZZY HAIR:

Due to lack of moisture in the air or excessive pollution, your hair tends to become frizzy. Naturally, such hair becomes extremely difficult to manage. To treat frizzy hair, deep condition them at least once a week. Shampoos, conditioners and serums work great to control frizzy hair. But they spoil the quality of hair in the long run. Regular use of artificial shampoos strips your hair of natural oils, so go for these DIY home-made treatments instead of using shampoos all the time. Slightly heat coconut oil and apply it on your hair as a hair conditioner and moisturizer. Massage gently throughout. You can leave it in overnight or condition with a heat cap if you are pressed for time. Coconut oil also provides shine. You can also use a hair mask made with one egg yolk and olive oil or wash your hair with baking soda and rinse with vinegar. Women with especially curly and kinky hair will love it!

HAIRFALL:

“Hairfall can occur due to constant exposure to pollution and the harmful UV rays of the sun. Sometimes, not following a proper diet can also aggravate the problem,” says dermatologist, Dr Swati Srivastava. To treat hair loss, massage your scalp with coconut hair oil twice a week, to stimulate and moisturize your scalp. Since stress can also trigger hairfall, meditate or practise yoga or exercise daily.

hair treatment with coconut oil

DIY hair treatment with coconut oil: image from pinterest.com

OTHER IDEAS

Another tips is to buy a grownup brush; no more raking through strands with a plastic comb. “Brushing your hair is key. The whole 100-strokes-a-day idea went out of vogue for a while, but it’s back because there is a benefit to regular, therapeutic brushing,” says Nunzio Saviano, owner of an eponymous salon in New York City. “As we age, hair follicles shrink and eventually die. So now is the time to stimulate them with vigorous brushing, which keeps them healthy longer.”

Try using a small boar-bristle brush since natural hairs don’t tug on and break strands, and stroke your hair in every direction—“forward, backward, side to side”—for a minute. If your hair is straight, brush daily; if it’s wavy or curly, do it before shampooing.

So, how about you? What do you do when your hair feels dry or thinning?Please share your clever hair treatment tips!

Charging up Mid Way! Tips to Keep Up!

So, you made your new year resolutions, celebrating a new year. Remember that? You have been keeping your resolutions you planned, or you have been trying to keep them. Where are you at now? If you’re at where you’re planned to be, awesome! Congratulations, you’ve half way accomplishing your goals this year! If you fell somewhere by any chance, you’re not alone. And, this is the time to get back on the plan. Let’s Re-Resolution!

Life gets in our life. So much to do everyday, it’s so hard to track down where we are and think about it. Good and bad, everyday stuff weighs down on us. We all dip below the surface sometimes too, and feel small when things turn for the worse. But (and this is the BIG “but”), the way we feel about ourselves, other people, and our situations can turn around with a simple flip in perception. Here are some tips to keep in mind which will brighten your outlook and keep your spirits lifted, no matter the circumstances:

  • Realize that you are in control of you. You can’t always predict what will happen in your life, but you can control how you respond to it. The classic “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade” proverb applies here – so take back your power, and preserve it!
  • Catch yourself when you begin to think negatively. Wallowing in depressive thoughts has a snowball effect – once you get in too deep, pulling yourself out proves that much harder. It’s OK to momentarily feel blue about something, but after you acknowledge your feelings, redirect them so you can move on.
  • Meditate. Sometimes you just have to drop what you’re doing and realign. Giving yourself as little as 5 minutes a day to clear your head can do wonders for improving your mood.
make this year your best

make this year your best: image from pinterest.com

Also things you need to watch out for or remind yourself of in order not to fall off the wagon again are:

  • Think of this year as the best year of your life.
  • Don’t forget to read out loud of your goals this year when you wake up and when you go to bed. Trust me, this does work.
  • Do a weekly organizational check on your room/desk/car/whatever it is that gets you bogged down in mess, to prevent you from getting into that dysfunctional state of messiness.
  • Remember your resolutions. Make sure to eat healthier, exercise more, and spend more time with your loved ones. While these may seem like platitudes, it’s precisely because these basic things assure you of a more satisfying life through bringing you greater energy, closer ties to people you care about and feeling healthier.
  • Worrying about what is to come in the future can lead to inaction. Do something about the problems, to the best of your ability, and things may change for the better. And give bad things time. These things too shall pass.
  • Don’t beat yourself up if you’re in a bad situation. Relax. Ask yourself once and sort out seriously if you did anything that helped cause it and why – then let it go. Beating yourself up about it over and over just makes it worse and drains time, energy and resources that could go to solving the problem.

Now, it’s your turn. What’s your tips to keep on going strong for your goal? Please share with us in the comment, and remember YOU-CAN-DO-IT!