Monday, July 2, 2012

Gifting Mila Kunis

Mila is finally back on the big screen with her new movie, "Ted". The film was written by Seth MacFarlane, of The Family Guy fame and stars Mark Wahlberg, Mila and a teddy bear voiced by Seth himself. Apparently, it's about Mark Wahlberg's character and his teddy, who, by some magical childhood wish, has come to life. Mila plays his girlfriend.

Definitely not for children, the movie likely has lots of crude humor and sexual innuendo - - wait, likely no innuendo at all. I figure it's full of sexual content and offensive jokes. After all - Seth will be able to get away with much more vulgarity with an R-rated movie, than he can with any television show.

Now, if a teddy bear with a potty mouth doesn't reel you into theatres, I'm sure the acting chops and eye candy alone of Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis could get you in!

Recently I was one of several members of The Artisan Group chosen to gift Mila! So exciting!!
I couldn't resist painting a few feather studies for her. I'm sure she's seen quite a few feathers since Black Swan, but I had an idea.

The Key to Great Acting

"...whether you are playing the antagonist or protagonist role, the key to great acting is ..." 

Well?! Can you guess what the key to great acting is?

While you're thinking about that, I'll give you a peek at some of the other things made exclusively for Mila!

My packaging. Will not get mistaken for anyone else's.

Anatomy Naturals

Oh, my goodness! The descriptions alone on these handmade, natural products makes me want them.
Listen to ingredients in the body oil: Contains grapeseed, rice bran, sweet almond oil, Vitamin E and grapefruit seed extract. Scented lightly with essential oils of citrus fruit and bergamot.

Mmmm!!! I want!
You should really check out their website. It's awesome. Also, the packaging design is so good. Love it!

Moisturizing Body Oil 

100% Natural Mint Lip Butter

Mercury's Glass Lampworking

"M" is for Mila.

This little "M" pendant is made of shimmering silver reactive glass and strung on a sterling silver snake chain. So unique! I bet it feels really nice against your skin.

Shanna's Tie Dye

It has already been quite the hot summer and I would love, love, LOVE one of these 100% cotton tie dye sarongs from Shanna's Tie Dye!

You could use them as a cover-up, sarong, cape(!!) or beach towel. Probably at the end of a day at the beach (or in my case, Splash Pad) I would tie up all the stuff I brought for the kids and use it as a makeshift bag as well. LOL. Definitely going to have to get a few made ;)

100% Cotton Tie Dye Sarong

Firefly Myst Artisan Jewelry

A one-of-a-kind piece, this bracelet features a sun/moon focal bead hand crafted and signed by the artist. Silver tube beads and toggle clasp complete the look.

Moon Face Bangle Bracelet

Squeaky Clean Soaps

Exfoliating and nourishing, this salt scrub has notes of Red Hibiscus and Acai berries.

Island Pearl Salt Scrub

Jewels of Saraswati

I am totally crushing on these stacking bracelets. Made with Pyrite, Lava Rock and Crystal Quartz beads - - she'll be able to rock these with any outfit. Awesome!

Mark Giarrusso Photography

These strong, classic images by Mark are timeless and beautiful, don't you think?

Time for a Mila Break

Did you know Mila has already filmed the movie Oz: The Great and Powerful, which is a pre-quel to the original story, explaining how the wizard came to Oz and became the ruler?
It was directed by Sam Raimi and features a stellar cast, including: James Franco, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz and Zach Braff amongst others. Mila's character is Theodora, the Wicked Witch of the West. Currently in Post-Production, I can't wait to learn more about the film. With Sam Raimi at the helm, the film is sure to be a box office smash!

Nature's Images by Design

Look at the beautiful, fresh photography used to embellish this mini pouch and matching compact!

Cherry Blossom Purse

Cherry Blossom Compact

Elegantly Eclectic

Mila can add a bit of flair to her morning coffee with this Stainless Steel Coffee Scoop that has been hand-beaded with jewelry grade copper wire, gemstones and beautiful glass beads.

Unique Coffee Scoop


Amazing detail in these Fine Silver Metal Clay earrings. Handcrafted using an antique button as a mold, painstakingly textured -- each tiny stud made by hand, these earrings are gorgeous! So much heart and soul and talent used to craft these lovelies!!

River Valley Jewelry

Here's a lovely little personalized charm necklace. I think that gold detail on the initial charm adds a little something special and the silver orchid is so sweet.

Garnished Girl

This is a romantic style headband made with satin fabric, braided ties and silky rosettes embellished with vintage style pearls and crystals.

Jewels for Hope

How awesome are these? Two bracelets, both sporting the colors of Maya's Hope.
Jewels for Hope creates unique, handmade jewelry, donating part of the proceeds of each sale to different major organizations.

Shaka Soap

Made on the Big Island of Hawaii, these treats for your body are made of natural ingredients and smell amazing! Can you believe the colors in that five layer Ombre Coconut soap bar? So cool!

Jasmine Bloom Lotion

Ombre Coconut Soap

Trinkets N Whatnots

Wowza! Look at this Mother of Pearl layered button necklace. Luxe, creamy, smooth buttons with swarovski crystal beads added for embellishment. So classy and regal. Can anyone say red carpet?!

Mother of pearl layered button necklace

Autumn Bradley

Not only does this necklace have an amazing style and energy about it, but it has wicked length as well. Everything going for it.
Each charm was created by hand. Featuring a horseshoe and coin for good luck, a Hamsa for protection and a tiny piece of turquoise to dispel any negative energy. This was personalized with Mila's birthstone.
I want one.
Husband? Take note. LOL.

Talisman Necklace

Diana Ferguson Jewelry

14K yellow gold filled. These are extra long Petal Dangle Earrings with a vintage botanic theme, they are gold and cream in color. I really want to see Mila wearing these! I think the movement and flash on them will be beautiful.

Ecru and Gold Long Dangle Earrings

Chloe & Maddie

Here's a pair of vintage - inspired silk and satin bloom hair combs. They are so romantic with a bit of netting, some French blue ribbon and swarovski pearls and crystals.

Silk and Satin Bloom Hair Combs

Soga Soap and Cupfakery

This is " Blissful Nectar  " Artisan Soap. The name alone makes me want to try it, then, I look at that beautiful soap and it reminds me of a landscape painting. That's soap?! Crazy! This is a vegan version of an Oatmeal, Milk and Honey Soap, but contains : Oatmeal, Coconut Milk, and Agave Nectar. Yum!

Blissful Nectoar Artisan Soap

Hoshii Designs

This fabulous clutch is made of reclaimed fabric and recycled leather! Isn't that amazing?! Recycled, fashionable, useful and sexy! Very cool!

Venicia Creations

Approximately 45 inches long, this necklace is made of wire-wrapped aquamarine and glass beads. With the matching bracelet, this is a gorgeous pair!


A Hand Stamped Sterling Silver necklace with a sterling silver key and Swarovski crystal
May I say we might be on the same wavelength here, with the key symbolizing the "key to great acting"
Either way, I think this is a real darling of a necklace!

Jolio Design

This stationery was designed exclusively for Mila. Classic black and white polka dots with a bright, cheerful contemporary floral motif, I'm sure she'll feel very special writing some heartfelt letters and notes on these. Now, she just needs to find the perfect pen!

Hopefully, when Mila gets finished promoting her movie, she has a chance to slow down and enjoy her summer!


  1. What an amazing post Jody! Thanks so much for taking the time to write about each item. I loved reading about every single one...and now I need to go shopping :)

    1. Autumn, taking a look at the descriptions and checking out people's shops - - makes me want everything! I'm so happy to be an Artisan Group member! Look at all of the talent we have here! Christmas shopping is going to be easy this year. :)
      I know your necklace is certainly at the top of MY list.

  2. Awesome Post! Thank you very much for taking the time to showcase all the wonderful talent!

    1. Kim,
      It's my pleasure! Thanks for taking the time to take a look and leave a comment! (Love learning about your work) I hope you're pleased with the description. ;)


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