Monday, March 26, 2012

Metalicious Review and Giveaway


I was so, SO excited when Metalicious contacted me about a collaboration. I've admired her work for ages, and now that I'm wearing more stud earrings I was thrilled to receive a pair fo her Modern Rock Brilliant Studs. I'm wearing them in the photo above, but here's a closer look:



So clever, right? The facets and shine of diamond studs at a fraction of the price! I've worn them loads in just the past week, and know they'll become a staple for me - such a great alternative to plain silver studs.

I'm thrilled to have an identical pair of Modern Rock Brilliant Studs to give away to one lucky Already Pretty reader. Here's what you've got to do to enter:
  1. Visit the Metalicious website to check out the gorgeous wares!
  2. Leave a comment on this post telling us why the Modern Rock Brilliant Studs suit your personal style, and A VALID E-MAIL. Comments without a valid e-mail in the comment will be disqualified. (Best policy: note your e-mail like this: sally [at] alreadypretty [dot] com)
  3. Cross your fingers!
Enter by midnight CST on Sunday, April 1, 2012. I'll draw a winner at random the following day. This giveaway is open to everyone, including international readers.

Good luck!

 *CMP.ly/2

122 comments:

va said...

These studs would suit my style because they can go with any outfit since it is silver .
tumblemumbo at gmail.com
intl. thanks

Anonymous said...

I prefer unfussy, clean-lined jewelry, and these studs fit the bill perfectly!

Jen
cliffennifer[at]roadrunner[dot]com

Kelly said...

I love how these are a casual, cheeky nod to traditional diamond studs. Lately I've been trying to toe the line between glam and laid-back and I think these are the perfect bridge piece!

dressesandcake [at] gmail {dot} com

D said...

They are real silver, so my ears can take 'em, and they are simple enough that they would match with everything! Love!

Danielle.Alkire AT gmail.com

Lynne said...

Fantastic, classic and un-fussy, but with a lil bit o' bling. Will go with everything and anything. Love.

lcampb33[at]cogeco[dot]ca

Krysta said...

They are beautiful and shiny (LOVE shiny!), but I also wouldn't have to worry about a stone falling out and a kitty eating it! :)

k.starr.ups (at) gmail (dot) com

Jaclyn said...

I realized last week that I just have no simple, chic, unfussy (as another poster mentioned) studs - it's a major hole in my jewelry collection! These would be perfect.

jaclyntrades@gmail.com

April said...

I like the clean, simple design. And they'll go with almost anything.


riordana AT gmail dot com

Carmen T said...

I'd love these earrings because A)they're super cute, and B)just this week I decided to start wearing earrings again, after an 8 year hiatus, and I think these are perfect for my sensitive ears :)

carmtoubassi[at]homail[dot]com

elsaja said...

I love me some dangly earrings, but these would be perfect for my work look - small, but still unique and pretty, studs. Email is elana(dot)jackson(at)gmail(dot)com

WA_side said...

Wow, I have to say that I was really impressed at the wide range of styles at the Metalicious site. I think there really is something for every taste, and reasonably priced too. I wish my budget allowed for new jewellery purchases at the moment. :(

My personal style is classic with a touch of casual and innovative so the Modern Rock Brilliant Studs are a perfect match! My colouring means that I would generally go for gold tones, but some silver is wearable on my skin, and I think these fit the bill and would work with a silver marquasite bracelet that was gifted to me.

wa (dot) sighed {at} gmail [dot] com

Typing this with crossed fingers meant lots of corrections ;P

Michelle said...

They would suit my style because my recently-short-again-hair has me wearing studs also. I like sparkly, don't wear diamonds, and I dig silver. Plus, hey, corny me says, "They're so freakin' *metal*!"

Thanks!

berrycastle [at] gmail [dot] com

Tina said...

I love to wear just a touch of sparkle most days. And these would also be able to go gardening with me!
Tinsubs(at)gmail(dot)com

smoore said...

these would suit my style because they are simple and classic but with some sparkle!

sienna.moore{at}gmail.com

Jana said...

I am always looking for understated yet modern silver jewelery. I have just faved this store on etsy to check out later (it's bedtime!).

technicolorjana at gmail com

Phira said...

I love these earrings! They'd suit my style very well, which is classy casual. Being a grad student doesn't mean I can't dress like a professional, and I think these studs fit the bill perfectly.

sabend [at] gmail [dot] com

Natalie Roth said...

These would go perfectly with my style...elegant yet practical! And I mostly wear silver jewelry too.


Natalie
theshrubberyblog(at)gmail(dot)com

Willowie said...

Perfect combination between eco friendly and sophisticated. Excellent for a young Mom on the go, just like me!

Willowie said...

willow(underscore)taylor(at)yahoo(dot)(com)

Mikhaela said...

Because they're part fancy and part punk and would look awesome with everything... And the perfect replacement for the silver mini hoops I've been wearing almost every day since I got my ears pierced in 2001. polkadotoverload (at) me (dot) com

Sarah said...

These studs suit my style because they're simple, yet elegant, and I love that! They're so versatile!

sfranklin923 [at] gmail [dot] com

Melissa said...

Wow, their stuff is gorgeous!

These studs would suit my (blossoming!!) style because they are clean, yet have this very ruggedness about them. Very clean lines, classy, yet edgy. I love them! Sometimes you want flash without all the fuss and I think these do just this.

Thanks,
Melissa
raininmyteacup[at]aol[dot]com

Doobee said...

Why would they suit me??? Well, purely and simply because they are just so versatile and elegant no matter what the outfit..
djagouw(at)dodo(dot)com(dot)au

Anonymous said...

Pretty, shiny, and classic simplicity. A definite winner.

a1silvergirl[at]yahoo[dot]com

Anonymous said...

Their jewelry fits my style because they are simple yet feminine at the same time. I don't like jewelry that is over the top because I won't wear it at all. Their items are very versatile.

deneicebausley [at] gmail [dot] com

stephanie said...

I've been eyeing this jewlery for ages. That faux engagement ring? Love it. I love that they're unique and kind of funky, but somehow also classy. I have short hair as well, so studs are great for days when I want to be fancy but not draw too much attention to my face.

duggan[dot]sm[at]gmail[dot]com

Faith said...

Cute! Those studs would suit me because they're so simple! I love adding little simple details like this to an outfit that polish it off without being flashy.

faith(at)sweetenedstyle(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I think these studs fit my style because they are something you can wear everyday and they look cool.

tlzander [at] hotmail [dot] com

deangirlnj said...

I love metalicious! She has some really stunning pieces. I just ordered a ring from her that I can't wait to wear. I would love to rock these earrings! As a mom of 2, I stopped wearing earring they can pull and these I know would look great AND stay on :-) deangirlnj [at] yahoo [dot] com

Elisa said...

These are totally me, I love the faceted look, modern yet elegant. It's a great combination that totally matches my style!
elisaproctor(at) hotmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

These are gorgeous earrings--clever, tough, but elegant. They would look great with everything I wear!

Velma

englund at englundlit dot com

Anonymous said...

These studs are stunning, minimalistic jewellery is perfect for people like me with busy lifestyles!

candi@raisingwillow.com

Anonymous said...

Ooo pretty! I love wearing studs. I have short hair too and these look like they would add some shine without overdoing it!

Dee

whereistoto (at) hotmail(dot)com

Nadia said...

I would love a set of these studs - I have 4 ear piercings and while I do love to mix and match different colors/styles of earrings, it would be nice to have a pair of simple silver studs.
crazie (dot) daizie (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

These are adorable. they'd fit my style because they would go with everything, be work appropriate and comfortable, and still have some shine and bling!

blackburn.kaitlin [at] gmail [dot] com

Anonymous said...

These are way too cute! I like to keep it simple so these would fit right in with everything I wear :)

nataliekaymoore {at} gmail {dot} comg

Krista said...

Those studs are great! I have ridiculously small ears (seriously!) and studs are often the only earrings that look normal on me. I love finding new and interesting ones that don't break the bank!

kristanicholas [at] gmail [dot] com

EvaNadine said...

such gorgeous pieces!

these earrings would be perfect for me for a number of reasons:
(1) silver is my metal of choice.
(2) the studs have a rocker-chic edge to them, so i could rock them for a night out.
(3) the diamond cut gives them a classic appeal that makes them more daytime-appropriate.
(4) like you, i also have short hair, and we love our studs!

whats not to love?

sam2979 [at] gmail [dot] com

Anonymous said...

Because i love me some silver!

Betty

ef_harrison1984 [at] yahoo [dot] co [dot] uk

La Rêveuse said...

I love silver, it looks best with my coloring, and I'm allergic to gold. I love clean lines, trompe l'oiel, and the slightly rocker vibe these give off. I'm not about bling, but I am about accessorizing, and I am getting a bit bored with my usual silver hoops of various sizes. These would fill a hole in my wardrobe--I love them! clarinetpower (at) gmail (dot) com.

Michelle said...

The only jewelry I wear on a daily basis are things that go with (almost) every outfit. I also wear my hair up a lot, so earrings are key. These earrings would go perfectly with my style as they are classic, clean and neutral.

meblock07[at]gmail[dot]com

HerMommy said...

These are great because I love a no-fuss, no-muss type of earring that looks great but stays in. I have sensitive ears and too much in and out really bothers them. These would be great with casual and dressy outfits.

cmarieb2b at gmail dot com

Ginger said...

I love plain silver studs and all my jewelry is silver, so they'd go with everything. They're perfect for times when I want to wear a statement necklace but don't want to go bare-eared.

immlass (at) gmail (dot) com.

Piggy wants Manolos said...

All I wear is silver, and since I don't own any studs these are the perfect mix of classic and edgy to add to my wardrobe!
michaelanbrown [at] gmail [dot] com

The Bun said...

Love it! I don't tend to "accessorize" - I have a few pieces of "permanent" jewelry that I pretty much never take off, except for digging in the dirt or swimming. They're all silver (or white gold, I tend to forget that my engagement ring is technically gold because it matches all my sterling, which is why I picked it...). But I haven't settled on any "permanent" earrings yet and so just don't end up wearing any. These would fit the bill perfectly - simple, clean lines, matching my other jewelry, and pretty much indestructible for long-term wear. Brilliant!

Other Random Things and Motherhood said...

My style is more laid back and I could wear them everyday, with everything. Plus silver is my favorite. Thanks

Darby
darbyf10[at]yahoo[dot]com

Shana said...

My style is really classic -- these earrings are true to the way I like to dress, but with a little witty twist that makes them unique.

shanahattis at gmail dot com

Jess said...

I love these…they're simple but they have a funky edge, which is perfect to fit in with my every day style. I love silver and am really into mixing metals, and these would go great with some of my jewelry!

jessicafritsche [at] gmail [dot] com

Katie said...

My style is definitely casual but with clean lines. I wear silver 9 times out of 10 so I'd definitely enjoy these! They even look like you could sleep in them ;o)

Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.
Katie

cmhansen99[at]gmail[dot]com

capitalcitycrafts said...

They are just so easy to wear with anything! I'm always on the go, so I need simple fashion!
cccraftstudio (at) hotmail (dot) com

Antislice said...

These look like a great combo of classic and punk, which is where I've been semi consciously trying to take my style! alabamapeach at gmail . Com

SouthernBelle83 said...

These studs are simple yet gorgeous which suits my everyday style since I like to keep my look simple yet trendy.

say_wat83@yahoo.com


*Fingers crossed*!! Yayyy!!

Emerie Marie said...

Well, rings are my weakness in general, but these caught my eye:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/75540605/set-of-3-sterling-modern-stacking-rings

WEAR ALL THE RINGS.

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cincodemaygirl said...

These are gorgeous and clever to boot! I love that they're classic and simple with a little nod of rock star. Also, I love that the artist uses rose gold in some of their other designs--I love it and it is hard to find.

Mesha said...

I love those earrings! I've been looking for a pair of simple, elegant earrings that will go with any outfit, so this is definitely in line with my style!

meshamesha89 at gmail dot com

Shanna said...

I have been a fan of Metalicious for years, though I've never had the pleasure of owning any of her lovely designs. I am such a fan of sterling silver, minimalist designs, and simple stud earrings, that I would love to rock these as my every day earrings! Fingers crossed! Thank you!

shanna [at] socodivkadesigns [dot] com

Charlie's Mum said...

I like that they are simple but still look edgy. I really struggle to find earring that look good with my glasses - these would definitely do the trick!
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Sissydenna said...

I love earring that sparkle without gems! Gorgeous classic elegance with a modern touch. jenpanas (at) gmail (dot) com

Meshell said...

I love multitasking, and combining silver with the effects of a diamond provide me the chance to get a little bling in while rocking my typical silver-wearing self. Also, these badboys look like they could handle a few adventures of kayaking and hiking while still being a fashionable, dirt-monger.

MichKCampbell [at] gmail [dot] com

Lucy said...

Since I am a violinist, I can't wear dangly earrings because they tap against the instrument when I play. I am always on the hunt for un-boring and stylish studs. These totally fit the bill!

alyryianis [at] gmail [dot] com

aec said...

Why do the Modern Rock Brilliant Studs fit my personal style? I love my giant cubic zirconia studs, and I love my silver! What a lovely giveaway. Thanks, Sally and Metalicious!

alllalae [at] gmail [dot] com

Elspeth @ paper armour said...

I LOVE studs that seem to go with everything. These would be right up my alley.

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DeeDee V. said...

I love the cheeky not a diamond diamond-ness of these! Since I've stopped wearing diamonds(save for my wedding set) So cute!

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Erin said...

I love how simple and classic all of the pieces are. They would be timeless additions to my wardrobe.

Erin

erinjreynolds[at]gmail[dot]com

Anonymous said...

I love that these studs are relatively flat, so they wouldn't interfere with phone-duty at work.

Love the blog!
-H.

hachadwin[at]yahoo[dot]com

Marcy said...

I prefer small but distinctive jewelry, so these are perfect for my style!

mjbrant [at] gmail [dot] com

EL said...

I am timid about wearing conspicuous earrings, so these seem like they would be perfect: classic but with a little bit of shiny.

el001f (at) hotmail (dot) com

Chelsea said...

My hair tends to eat most earrings, so I'm mostly a studs girl, tiny silver balls for the most part, which match my other always worn jewelry (nose stud & simple silver band ring on my right middle finger). The Modern Rock Brilliant Studs would incorporate into my everyday jewelry seamlessly (and moreso than actual CZ or diamonds), but add a bit more fun!

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Megan said...

I love the look of the faux stone and the classic silver. I can wear those in the office, court or out on the town without looking too over-the-top.

megnjeanne @ hotmail . com

Shannon said...

I love all types of earrings, but interesting studs are always the supreme winners to me. I love funky studs, like my yellow bicycles or my mismatched umbrella and raindrop, but...those don't exactly read as classy, you know? These suit my style, but they're an elevated version of what I usually gravitate toward.

drownshannon [at] gmail [dot] com

Olga said...

These earrings suit my style because they are shiny without being too intense diamond shiny - so I am not afraid to have them as part of every day wear. So cute!

jamapi [at] gmail [dot] com

Sarka said...

Pretty pretty! I love studs and have sensitive ears so sterling silver is perfect. The diamondy cut is so clever!

sc dot clarke at gmail dot com!

Karyn said...

love these earrings! a great alternative to diamonds for everyday. karyn *dot* sturgeon +at+ gmail [dot] com

Gauss said...

I love these earrings! They would suit my style perfectly because they are simple and classic but still interesting - and they are studs, which is very important in my busy days (I teach, coach and generally run around a lot). Thank you!

alina dot badus at gmail dot com

Rachel said...

I'd love to win these studs because:

a) Silver jewellery is my thing (I own about two pieces of gold that I very seldom wear);
b) I've been getting back into studs lately;
c) These particular studs are awesomely unusual, which I like to think is a good description of my general style.

--xo.

Miss T. said...

These studs suit my style because they are simple yet sparkly.


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Laura said...

I, like you, only wear silver - yellow gold just doesn't suit my colouring, & I'm not fond of bronze or brass. They're classic, simple & gorgeous, just like I hope to dress.

Laura said...

Herp a derp, & I'm laura @ thekellygang . com . au

ElisabethSpace said...

Perfect everyday/everynight earrings! Even though I make frilly, colorful pieces myself, I definitely gravitate toward these simple, clean lines that are easy to wear and will last.

eapercival [at] gmail [dot] com

Grace said...

One month ago, on my birthday I had my ears pierced. I had been afriad of making holes on my body but after several injections at the hospital I changed my mind. Needles on your IV must be more painful: I decide to enjoy earings for the pierced ears. Metalicious earing are gorgeous. I want to wear them with simple formal suit as sharp accents. greensequoia1218 (at)gmail(dot)com

Abby said...

These studs would suit my style because A)They go with soooo many outfits, and I tend to have more silver-accessorized outfits than gold ones, and B)I just got my ears pierced in December, so these earrings (post earrings) are the only kind I can wear until June!!

arp2687[at]yahoo[dot]com

Jenny said...

Just a little girly, but safe to wear around my two boys.

jennygasset [at] yahoo [dot] com

Sarah said...

These studs are versatile but with distinction. Plus, the fact that they are not dangles means my little one can't accidentally use them as a hand hold. :)

Sarah
goosegirl81@gmail.com

Elena V said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I like the studs because they're so sleek. Yet they give a spectator's eye something to linger on, some sparkle and excitement. Just what I'm looking for!

Elena V
wildorchad (at) rambler (dot) ru

Connie said...

They're a little bit classy. They're a little bit rock and roll. Perfect!

Jessiefhb[at]yahoo[dot]com

Angela said...

These earrings will never go out of style, and such a simple design will keep my look clean so I can wear my beloved statement scarves!
anjeladancer [at] gmail [dot] com

Susan said...

I LOVE these....b/c they are what i feel - fun and laid back but oh so shiny!!

Cajunpilot2 {at} gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

For years I've been a jeans & t-shirts kinda girl but recently becoming a mama has awakened me in so many ways! Now that I know what my body can really do, I want to give it the attention it deserves. I am trying to slowly incorporate more style into my life & these amazing earrings would be a perfect addition.

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Bree said...

These earrings are a perfect fit in my wardrobe because they're a subtly industrial take on a classic. Oh and they're GORGEOUS.

briannamhooker at gmail dot com

Elisabeth said...

I love these because I feel like they match my style: versatile, simple, with a little bit of an edge!

vandango33 at gmail dot com

Sarah said...

What a fabulous shop! Adding them to my Etsy favorites!

These earrings are a perfect fit for my style, as I love studs and am always looking for a fresh take on classic styles.

Ssimpson83(at)gmail(dot)com

Sherene said...

I've been a fan of her jewelry for a long time! I love how simple and versatile her pieces are.

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Sue said...

Simply put these are pretty without being overdone. I prefer simple silver artisan pieces with uncomplicated lines. These studs fit the bill perfectly.

sue[at]raikow[dot]com

Alexus1325 said...

I love textured metal and modern shapes! There are quite a few Metalicious pieces I would add to my collection! I especially love the tree bark rings, the bands with rough diamonds around the middle, and the silver shark tooth pendant.

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Tara said...

These are simple and would go with anything! Just my style.
tara.huff(at)gmail(dot)com

Patti said...

These earrings would fit my lifestyle because they are so versatile. I could wear them out to dinner with my husband since they are so stylish but also, I could wear them to the gym, since they are simple and casual. Thanks for the giveaway! Patti at lebl9077@bellsouth.net

Risti said...

Love them! They would suit my style as they are simple yet elegant at the same time.
ristidrdn [at] gmail [dot] com

Lindsay said...

I have recently inherited my paternal Grandmother's jewelry, and have now become the keeper of the jewels for my entire family. Both my Grandmas (and one of my Great-Grandmas) were very tidy with their accessories. Very classic, almost Betty Draper-like. But neither of them had their ears pierced! So I am missing that aspect of my collection. And these go with everything, but would provide a little update.

lhaukkala[at]gmail[dot]com

MadeByTammy said...

These studs suit my style because they are Beautiful, Feminine, Classic, and Simple!

Tammy(at)MadeByTammy(dot)com

Anonymous said...

yay! I love Metalicious jewlery! Simple, clever, stylish...the way I like it!

Come to me, little cute studs!

anne-cs(at)gmx(dot)de

Anna said...

Super-versatile, great idea!

anna.p212[at]gmail[dot]com

AnnaSpringer said...

These are totally my style! I'm a bit rocker-chick and I like simple silver.

annaspringer@abbacominc.com

Unknown said...

I love just her simple, round studs! Gosh, so pretty!
misti dot k dot webster at gmail dot com

Emily said...

I love these! Can't help but wonder how they'd look in my second holes...

emilys dot livejournal at gmail dot com

Jess said...

Those are nifty :)

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burrito said...

I'm anti-diamonds and always looking for fun, everyday stud earring. Love that these poke fun at gems! (lisabrideau at yahoo dot com)

maysa said...

They are more than meets the eye and have functional, simple design. that is me to a T.
maysaa [at] gmail [dot] com
maysaa@gmail.com

dr alavi said...

I only wear studs!
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L said...

Oh i love these studs. They go with everything, but are a fun play on the traditional gemstone studs.

pleasepasstheicecream "at" gmail "dot" com

arkansass said...

I adore Metalicious' style and have procured some of her rings already...these studs would complement them very well, thank you :)
mandejill 'at' gmail 'dot' com

Paul G said...

Metalicious' name says it -- all of Stephanie's metal creations are delicious! I love these earrings as they go with everything and are a wonderful bit of everyday bling!

April

piebrand[at]live[dot]co[dot]uk

chinadollmama said...

I can wear them to the gym and they won't get tangled in my hair or ipod. They can also add some panache to my workout ensemble. Metalicious is something that has been the topic among me and some of my friends this past week...I hope I have the chance to model something for them soon:)
chinadollmama@gmail.com

caitlin said...

Those earrings look great! I think they'd suit my upcoming about-to-have-a-baby style. Once I've got a little one grabbing at me in a few months, I should stop wearing dangly earrings and get some gorgeous and practical studs!

caitlinjhayes [at] yahoo [dot] ca

trista said...

I only wear stud earrings. These are wonderful, and my nine year old would be impressed at my "bling" factor.
tristamj at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

It must be my style since I have two rings and a pendant in the same style! Love them all but need matching earrings.
Bmaxbmax16@hotmail.com

Alessia said...

These earrings are so cute and stylish: I like them so much!

alelale at live dot com

Anonymous said...

These studs are the type of earrings that I would never have to take out because they would go with everything. Love them!

heather[dot]antolik[at]gmail[dot]com

Brandi said...

I've long coveted the Modern Brilliant Rock Collection and these studs would go perfect with my style. I love their effortless, elegant look perfect for gamines and bombshells alike.

Brandi
farrbn[at]yahoo[dot]com

heidi said...

i like to wear bold necklaces and belts, so i think these simple studs would keep my accessories balanced. they're lovely!

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