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We finished designing our website and we’re happy with the results :)

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‘Unique Manga Gifts’ by RedLotusDesignz

A collection of gifts that features authentic upcycled manga jewelry and accessories. These wonderful gifts make great conversation pieces! Follow us at http://redlotusdesignz.com


OOAK Dragon Ball Z cuff brac…

$23.00

Manga Pendant Necklace – Dea…

$25.00

Upcycled Manga Round Glass P…

$9.50

Hana Yori Dango Upcycled Rec…

$8.99

Comic book ankle boots

$35.00

Dragonball Goku Pendant. Com…

$15.00

Sewn Duct Tape Comic Book/ma…

$14.00

Sailor Moon Manga Bookmark

$2.00

Manga Cameo Pendant Necklace…

$15.00

manga gaming charms, kawaii …

$12.00

1.25″ Pin Back Button N…

$1.69

Ichigo X Rukia ( IchiRuki ) …

$35.00

Sailor Moon Manga Heels, Siz…

$65.00

Manga Geek Upcycled Bobby Pi…

$9.00

recycled gift tags- Japanese…

$6.00

Sailor Venus Comic Glass Til…

$15.00

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‘A Miniature Christmas’ by RedLotusDesignz

A sweet and kawaii list of polymer clay Christmas charms that will light up your holidays!

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Father Christmas figurine. P…

$42.00

Kawaii Snowman Charm Polymer…

$6.00

Penguin Family Ornament, Fa…

$14.99

Polymer Clay Christmas Cow w…

$3.00

Polymer Clay Christmas Lamb …

$9.50

Polymer Clay Christmas Girl …

$10.00

Kawaii Penguin Charm – Polym…

$3.50

Polymer Clay Christmas Cupc…

$3.00

Button Gingerbread Cookies h…

$11.50

Polymer Clay Christmas Kitty…

$14.99

Custom Made Disney Inspired …

$8.00

Polymer Clay Christmas Cupca…

$9.99

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I feel like I went thru hell and back for the past two weeks.

If anyone has tried to make french macarons, you know that they are very temperamental to work with.  Yes, they require simple ingredients of almond powder, powder sugar and egg whites. Looks easy right? But they’re not :(  Sometimes they crack, sometimes they’re undercooked.  And sometimes they just don’t have those cute little feet (I think they call them “pied” in French).

But I’m proud to say that I finally perfected them :)

My dad-in-law (who is a pastry chef) was actually surprised that I was able to make them this past weekend. His words of encouragement after passing thru the baking test (as translated by my husband) – “Don’t buy anymore macarons.  You can now make them on your own. Great job!”  Of course, I gave him credit for helping me a  bit on how to create the meringue and showing me how to create the circles using the piping bag.  The rest of the time was mostly trial and error on my part based on the YouTube videos and reading material online.

I’ve made three different types of french macarons this past weekend.

One is red velvet with cream cheese buttercream filling:

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The second flavor is green tea macaron with the same cream cheese filling:

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And the third flavor (which is my favorite) is the tiramisu macaron with mascarpone buttercream filling:

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With the holidays approaching, I’ll be making a good amount of macarons to give as gifts :)  These little suckers are pretty expensive to buy outside, though.  Most places that I’ve visited usually charge anywhere between $2.00 – $4.00 per macaron.

The Nespresso Cafe that my husband and I visited was pretty quaint. When we asked for the macarons and how much they cost, we were flabbergasted when we heard the prices – 3 macarons for $8.00 and 6 macarons for $12.00!

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Yes, we did cave in buying the macarons over there.

We also visited a bakery place located in 25 Murray Street called Takahachi Bakery.  Very cozy and their macarons were much lighter to consume.

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Do you have a favorite flavor that you like? Let me know!  I don’t mind trying something new to bake :)

Take care and Stay Kawaii <3

‘Faux Gauge Earrings’ by RedLotusDesignz

Love the look of gauge earrings but don’t want to risk stretching your ear lobes? Try wearing faux gauge earrings! Perfect for those who want to rock the trend minus the commitment.

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Fake Gauge Earrings – As Wor…

$28.00

Spiral Illusion Gauge and Fa…

$23.99

Hand Carved Fake Gauge Earri…

$24.00

Large Wood Talons with Gold…

$24.00

Fake Gauge Earrings – Wood E…

$11.00

Horn Earrings — 1 Pair Star…

$14.00

Bronze Mystic Gauge and Fake…

$23.99

Fake Gauge Earrings White Bo…

$24.00

fake gauge earrings

$5.00

Blue and Pearl – Polymer Cla…

$16.00

Fake Gauge Earrings – Buffal…

$17.50

Tentacle Swirl – Polymer Cla…

$20.00

SALE Spiral wooden fake gaug…

$7.00

Fake Gauge – Horn Tribal Ear…

$24.00

Fake Gauge Earrings – Large …

$24.00

Outpouring of Love – Large F…

$26.00

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‘Thanksgiving Geekery 2012′ by RedLotusDesignz

Celebrate Thanksgiving with these geeky and fun gift ideas :)

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Lego thanksgiving turkey ear…

$12.00

Thanksgiving Zombie Ornament…

$35.00

thanksgiving BABY BOY TOY ra…

$18.00

Thanksgiving Turkey Duct Tap…

$13.00

turkey (poultry, thanksgivin…

$30.00

Thanksgiving Turkey Beanie H…

$25.00

Funny Turkey Earrings for Th…

$12.00

Sweet As Pumpkin Pie, Thanks…

$1.25

FOOD COMA Button – holiday b…

$2.50

first thanksgiving is a big …

$1.50

Zapdos Thanksgiving Turkey F…

$14.25

Thanksgiving Monkey Greeting…

$5.00

Sweet Pumpkin Pie Earrings

$10.00

Pumpkin Pi

$9.50

Stuffed with Turkey, Funny B…

$1.25

Happy Slapsgiving 1.5 inch B…

$2.00

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‘Diwali 2012′ by RedLotusDesignz

From all of us here at RedLotusDesignz, we wish everyone a Happy and Prosperous Diwali!

May the light of Lakshmi bless you all in this auspicious occasion!

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Diwali Diyas Tealight Holder…

$16.00

Diwali Rangoli- keri – in Pu…

$35.00

Handmade “Diwali” …

$4.99

Beautiful Rangoli – Can be u…

$25.00

Bright Glittered Handmade Ha…

$4.75

Diwali Rangoli/ Floor Art – …

$17.00

Diwali Round Shaped Terracot…

$12.00

Diwali Greeting Card & Envel…

$5.00

Traditional Indian Gold Diwa…

$30.00

Lakshmi Prayer Bag a bag for…

$4.80

Diwali Rangoli Diya Lamps ha…

$5.00

Moksha Diwali Cards Set of 1…

$18.00

Made in India Diya (divaa) L…

$7.00

Diwali Diya Lamp Round Home …

$7.00

Decorative Plate / Tea light…

$16.00

Sunflower floating tea light…

$21.00

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