Well Hello!!!!

Happy Holidays Charm Collectors!!

I have been away for a lil’ while. My life has completely been flipped upside and turned inside out. Let’s see, I am now gainfully employed by the most profitable company in the world, I still maintain my baking business, still have the love of my life, AND two exciting things I can’t wait to get into detail about soon…..

1) My Charm Collection Dramatically Grew!

Truth be told, I do not know the exact number of new charms I have purchased. It’s this state of denial where I really cannot place a number on how much I actually spent! Let’s just say, I have 20 new charms added.

I will post a video on my new charms!

2) I Moved!  

Check out my new charm display! This display does not show all of my charms. I will post an updated video of my new collection showcase. This display may be temporary, I haven’t decided yet.



The Charm Collection Lives!

I am back in the US! Properly functioning in the Mountain Time Zone. So where did I go??

Yes ladies! I went to Hawaii! In the country but out of the country 😉 I like saying out of the country.  My boyfriend had to work out there for a week so I got to come along! At first it was going to be a work-cation for me as well, but after the boyfriend told me I should just chill out, I dropped all my projects, goals, and pretty much relaxed out in Honolulu and Kona.  It takes 14 hours round trip from Denver to fly to Hawaii, best believe if you go, plan to stay a good while.  We ate tons of asian food, YogurtLand pretty much everyday, snorkeled, and drank several yummy adult beverages.

Now let’s talk charms 🙂

I did visit the Juicy Couture in the mall in Honolulu.  Hmm…thoughts… 🙂 Big store! Two spacious floors and practically the entire store was marked down on sale.  The girls were not that friendly.  I’ve been to quite a bit of stores across the country and the ladies here barely greeted here nor wanted to help me. After being in retail for several years and an avid shopper, HUGE pet-peeve. I pretty much do not buy from a store with poor customer service.

Couple days later, I went to my first outlet Juicy Couture store. FABULOUS!!! How come Denver doesn’t have an outlet, these are a must where ever there is a full service JC Store.  Great deals and ladies were very, very friendly and the store was busy!  I got a blue tracksuit, an overpriced beach tote, a cute bustier satin top, plus some jewelry!

See why my Juicy Couture Charm collection lives! Trust me ladies, I haven’t purchased a new charm in MONTHS!!! Truly! Check them out! Older charms but great additions!

I finally got this charm bracelet, eyeing it for months! It’s perfect because the little dainty charms are already added PLUS I added the charms my boyfriend gave me (bow and cross). I’ve mentioned this before but I love the bracelets with charms already added 🙂

It’s great to be back in good ol’ Denver!

Couple more Items:

*New Charms on Shopbellabeach.com. Thoughts about the charms coming shortly…*

*FINALLY!!!! I am working on the new site! After pondering for months about how or who I should hire to redo this site, I decided to do it myself. It may take a while but it will be very well worth the time and wait.*

Have a great week everyone!

Happy Things Coming!

Happy Friday over here!!

Just a couple of Juicy Things…

1) Practically all of the Juicy Couture Charms are on sale now! 25% – 30% off except the 3 new charms just released. How great is that?

2) The Juicy Couture Charm Collector’s Forum is ready! I see a lot of convos going on this site, it’s much easier to keep track of things in a forum setting.  Here you go! Juicy Couture Charm Collector’s Forum.

3) I can’t wait to show pictures of where I’m going next week! Side note, I did go to Vegas about 3-4 weeks ago, I didn’t post the pictures I took.  Some of you know I just came from Vegas less than a year ago. So this is a new location and I will check out Juicy Couture there!

4) OBSERVATIONS!! Shopping around Denver, there are tons of charms being re-released in the new boxes. For instance: Mouse & Cheese, Toaster, Shield, Mint Tin, and Trophy. You can now get charms you missed out on say from 2 years ago now. So I get a lot of questions whether a charm is real because it’s in the newer box. Answer: it is! Juicy just re-released them.

5) School time is in the air! As I run outside, I see the kids walking to school…the same high school I actually went to. Is it me or are kids younger than usual and dress from 3-6 decades ago? I saw a girl with a Hairspray Ricki Lake hairdo this morning. Anywho, here are some great back to school charms!

  Juicy Couture Charm Limited Edition Locker 2010  

6) New Charms Spotted, will post shortly.

Have a great weekend everyone!!

Where Have I Been??

Hi Everyone! I’ve been jet setting to the east coast..New York City!  I am a huge Broadway Musical Fan and it’s been a goal to just go and watch musicals back to back.  I saw Jesus Christ Superstar, Chicago, and Porgy & Bess in less than 48 hours. Great isn’t it!?

During my visit, I took a trip to the Juicy Couture store on 5th Ave.  AMAZING!! Talk about a department store.  The store has two levels, and pretty spread out.  Lots of sitting space for your male counterparts.  The tracksuit section is huge, you need assistance to get what tracksuit you want to try on.  If you love Juicy Couture, especially their clothes, this is the perfect spot. The store has everything the online store has in stock.

Where else have I’ve been? I’ve been in love! 

Meet my boyfriend!

More to come on the site. When I arrive back to Planet Earth, I will do another video of my other charms in storage and update the galleries.   Also I will have a page on Juicy Couture Duplicate Charms for reference.

Well Lookie Here!

This wasn’t as difficult as I thought it was going to be. I am now live on YouTube!! Check out my Juicy Couture Charm Collection.  Long story but this video is in 3 parts.  These videos feature about 55-65% of my entire collection. All of the holiday charms and other charms are in my closet in two Juicy Couture Bracelet Boxes. It literally looks a mess so I have to do a separate video. Enjoy!



Krissy has a Brand New Bag!!

Behold. The Hot Pink Juicy Couture Shopping Bag. Which means, I’ve been shopping! As soon as Juicy Couture had their 30% off Full Priced Jewelry Sale, I knew it was time to purchase some charms.  I haven’t been to the Juicy Couture Store since before Christmas.  It’s not a good idea to place me in stores where I am tempted to buy frivolous merchandise.  So I do my best to avoid. But then when I do, I overspend, well, anyways. It felt like old times. I come in, the assistant managers say my name and rush to give me a hug, talk about what’s new, then they urge me to shop around.  I literally walked the semi-small store for while admiring the clothes and thought, “I like being around nice things. :-D” Big surprise!  Everything Juicy Couture sells looks better in person.  I don’t know what’s going on on their website.  The clothes are much cuter. And the handbags look different than pictured.  You can actually see how big their sunglasses fit.

I checked out the mini-charms. Not so bad after all! I get the concept, make your own charm. Yea I get it. But, I wouldn’t mind it so much if they still released the regular sized charms more often.

Look what I have!!

I purchased the Daydreamer Purse, the Bike, the Tennis Ball, and a new Flower. Check it out!

(I should watermark these photos but oh well) The Hawaiian Flower is so cute! It’s a great add to your Spring Charms.  I am very pleased with my purchases. I also got a tri-bangle bracelet.

Look there’s more!! Okay, not yet. Coming Soon, I will add what else I got today in the mail.  You all will love what else I added to my collection. The Charm Fairies are sending their blessings to me! Okay that was corny!

Happy Charm Shopping!

New Mini Charms

I’ve taken a while to decide if I like these new Mini Charms issued earlier this month.  The concept makes sense. They are smaller and you can wear several charms on one bracelet without feeling like your arm is pulling weight.  Overall, I will definitely have to pass on all of these charms for these reasons.

First: there’s nothing special about them.  When I look at them, I think, “Oh..” and then I think of something else.

Second:  There’s nothing special about them for me to buy another bracelet and more smaller charms.  I already have a Juicy charm bracelet, I don’t need to buy another one to put a whole new set of new charms.

Third: What if Juicy Couture stops making the mini charms? Welp, oh well, I won’t be able to add to my mini collection anymore.

Fourth:  If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Juicy Couture is known for their cute, sometimes big, detailed charms.  The joy of walking into the store to look in the glass case is a moment to remember.  I look at these and I breeze on by to the clearance section.

Bottom line, I will pass.

What are your thoughts? Anyone looking forward to building their mini-charm collection?


Coming Soon on Juicy Charm Collector Site

Hey Everyone! My site needs some serious updating! I am in the process of updating the complete Juicy Couture Charm list and the 2011 Charms Gallery, Silver Charms Gallery, and Limited Edition Gallery.  I will also start a 2012 Gallery.

I’ve had this on my to-do list for a while (I am a HUGE to-do list person) to do a fun gallery of my Juicy Couture Collection, my bow collection, and a Juicy Couture novelty items gallery.  I not only collect Juicy Couture Charm, but I had a good collection of  JC leather purses and some JC pieces of jewelry. My first collection I’ve ever started were my bows, bow jewelry mostly.  And I love JC novelty items such as their monopoly game, dominos, etc.  It JC ever put out a Chess set I would be in love with it! Anywho…..

Those updates are coming shortly! Thank you everyone for your support and visiting the Juicy Couture Charm Collector Site!