Satin Doll Café

Satin Doll Café

About Satin Doll Cafe

My name is Gaetana Parris fashion designer, business owner and blogger. I have a passion for all things fashion and design related. I started my blog back in 2007 and over time is have evolved to not only about fashion, trends, design but the love for my business, reading and planning. So sit back and enjoy.

Goodbye Etsy

Website NewsPosted by Gaetana Tuesday, June 26 2018 11:30AM

I’m not sure if you Dolls have been noticing but the inventory count in our Etsy shop has been going down. Honestly, I’m over Etsy and have for sometime now. I’ve had my Etsy shop since the beginning of Satin Doll & Co. in 2007 and added our website shortly after. Over the years, I noticed each change more bad than good. Plus it’s becoming more expensive to maintain. My website is outselling our Etsy shop which carries almost identical inventory. With that being we'll official close our Etsy shop on August 9th. I won't increase the price or shipping of any of the items even though seller rates increase on July 16. Some items that aren’t in stock on website will be added while others will be made into grab bags or dismantled and made into new pieces. I like having control over every aspect of my business and that includes my website. I might even offer digital items in our Etsy shop. (Just an idea).

So with that all being said here’s a coupon code that can be used in our Etsy shop until August 9th for 30% off (code: BYEETSY) .

http://SatinDollCo.etsy.com



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Summer Bucket List

PlanningPosted by Gaetana Tuesday, June 19 2018 10:54AM
Well hello there Summer.With only days away before the official start of summer I thought it would be smart to get the summer bucket list ready. With the kids getting out of school soon if they're not already. You'll need some fun events to do to keep them happy and entertained.
I think the best part besides checking off the items on the bucket list is decorating it.Like always I had fun adding a bunch of summer related stickers to my bucket list to make it fun and summery.So onto the fun part. The printable.

To print, simply click on the image.

Enjoy and be sure to follow us on Instagram and tag us if you use our printable. Hashtag #satindollco .

Note: For personal use only.

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May Must Haves

Getting PersonalPosted by Gaetana Friday, June 08 2018 06:48AM
June is finally here and it's time for yet another favorites. I confess, I haven't done one in a while since I'm a creature of nature and sometimes use the same product over and over again. But recently I've switched things up. Some I've hated and some I've been loving. So May's Must Haves feature a mix of everything like usual from stationery to beauty. No hair care this month since like I said I'm a creature of habit.

Let's first talk about my traveler's notebook. It's from Mystic Little Gifts and she's a pocket TN in the color Bare Naked. I got her in the month of either April or May in a mystery grab bag and when she arrived I wasn't too hot on the color because I had my heart set on another. But over a couple of days I grew to love here. Number one, the color. It's the prettiest shade of peach with some pinky and brown undertones. Number 2, it's the most softest leather ever. Number 3, it's so floppy. I remember a while back I made myself a TN in personal size and peach but had to throw it away because when I bought the fabric it was damaged and I couldn't love it. I absolutely love this TN and can't wait to get this color in ring bound A6. The craftsmanship is like no other at Mystic Little Gifts. I highly recommend her website. This is my second and I"m hooked.

I'm always getting random bits of makeup from my sister since she's a makeup artist and won't let her sister walk around looking like a fool. One day she noticed my current bronzer and contour I was using wasn't showing up. She literally pushed this palette in my hands and I've been using it since. It's the Contour Effects from City Color. You might be able to find them in your local beauty supply, 5 and Below and etc.
It features a highlight, bronzer and a contour shade. As you can see I use the bronzer and contourer the most. The bronzer warms up my skin nicely and the contour adds more dimension. I highly recommend it. Not only is it super affordable, around $5 and is super pigmented. $6.99 on the City Color website.

I told you I get random pieces of makeup from my sister. One day she came home and just gave this to me. I was like what is this and she said for you. If I remember correctly they either had it on sale or they were having their Garage Sale at MAC and she snagged this highlighter in Whisper of Gilt Extra Dimension Skin Finish. The highlighter is nice but I really wanted the packaging. It's gorgeous as you can see. It's a rosey gold tone with a crackle finish.
This highlighter has been around for ages but it got repackaged for the holiday collection and features a cute snowflake pressed into it. I've been using this nonstop and it has push my coveted highlighter from the StarTrek collection out of the way. It's the prettiest gold shade. Not too brassy and not too cool.Definitely a must in a makeup collection.


All through winter I was wearing peachy tone blushes to keep some color in my cheeks but now that it was spring I switched to a pink. I've had this blush from Milani for ages and have been reaching for it every day. It's Rose D'Oro Baked Power Blush.
It's the prettiest shade of pink with some gold flex in it. It gives you a refreshed look. Not like a disco ball as you would think from the gold flex. A must in a opinion in any makeup collection.

As you can tell I'm obsessed with anything rose gold and that extends into stationery too. I got this book set a while back from the Target Dollar Spot because it has rose gold on the binding but what I didn't know was the paper I was going to fall in love with. This one features grid paper which is my favorite paper to write on.
The paper is a dream to write on and my pens just glide over the paper. Plus it's an added bonus that they grid lines is pink. But the only bad thing about this is I haven't seen it since in Target.Which sucks. If you see the book set definitely jump on it. You won't regret it.
I'm a sucker for pretty packaging. So when I saw Nicki Minaji was having yet another collection with MAC. I was like I need at least one shade. First off the packaging is a rosy gold tone. L-O-V-E. She had a couple of shades to the collection but I'm a more peachy tone person so I gravitated toward that one.
This one I got was Nicki's Nude which is described on the MAC's website as a soft corally pink. It's so pretty. I normally team it with Whirl lip liner and I'm good to go.
I love TheHoneyBShop because number 1 she's amazing. Number 2 her stickers are so unique. Number 3 the paper quality is amazing. Too many shops are doing the same tired thing and she keeps it's all original. This is her Shop Owner Sticker sheet but I can't seem to find it. I had Cut, Print and something else on the sheet. As you can see I have one more left so I'm in desperate need of more ASAP.
This next sticker sheet is from Chic Planner Gal and this is the Routine Ish! sheet. I normally use these when I have a super busy day and I just list everything I have to for the day underneath this sticker. Her sticker quality is amazing. Her shop not only carries stickers, die cuts but planner accessories too. She's also a black owned business and girl boss. I highly recommend her shop.

This last sticker sheets I'm loving is from The CraftyStudentxo. I believe she is a newer shop on Etsy and I found her through the NYC Planner Addicts. She was having an amazing sale and I snatched up a butch of her sheets. Number 1, I love her sticker assortment she carries in her shop. Number 2, her paper quality is amazing. Number 3, she's so affordable and because she's a fellow NYer it came super quick. If I wasn't on a no spend I would buy up so much more. I purchased her Mini 3 Heart Checklists in colorful and nude and as you can see I'm loving them. I use them in my business planner and in my personal planner. I need a truck load of these for real. I highly recommend her shop. You'll be thanking me later.

So that's everything . Whew! So what have you dolls been loving? Do share, I'm always on the lookout for new products to try.

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June Birthstone:Pearls

Fashion & StylePosted by Gaetana Tuesday, June 05 2018 07:01AM
June is finally here .Yay! With that being said it's time to celebrate one of the many birthstone associated with June. Pearl is the more modern birthstone of June in the Western calendar. Pearl is regarded as a stone of purity , and is believed to give wisdom, protection, and good fortune. Regardless if June is your birth month it's one of the most versatile stones.Used not only in jewelry but accessories and clothing. From modern to traditional. You can't go wrong when you wear anything pearl.

Here's some pearl pieces you can find at Satin Doll & Co.

Sugar Plum Fairy Pearl Cluster Dangle earrings

Rose Dawn Glass Pearl Beaded Stretch bracelet

Innocence Double Glass Pearl Beaded Dangle earrings

Beloved Pearl Gold Plated Chain necklace

Rose Dawn Glass Pearl Beaded Silver Tone Chain necklace


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June Journaling Cards

PlanningPosted by Gaetana Tuesday, May 29 2018 07:20AM
And just like that May is basically done and here comes June. With Memorial Day now behind us we can now look forward to the warm summer months ahead. With that being said, you'll see where the theme for this month's journaling cards came from.

Like always we have our signature journaling card and the second features a fun and bold sun motif. It just screams summer and warmth. You know I had to jazz mine up with my favorite scalloped edge scissors.

To download, simply click on the image.


June Journaling Card

Sun June Journaling Card

Enjoy and be sure to follow us on Instagram and tag us if you use our journaling cards. Hashtag #satindollco .

Note: For personal use only.


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Gemini Birthstone:Agate

Fashion & StylePosted by Gaetana Tuesday, May 22 2018 02:52PM
We're officially in Gemini season. You might know that there are birthstones for every month but did you know there are birthstones for each sun sign. No sun sign has just one but up to 4 or more. Each stone can aid in a range of different properties.Jewelry made from these stones not only make beautiful pieces but give those properties to the wearer.


Agate is one of many stone associated to the sign of Gemini. From Green/Blue Moss Agate to Fire Agate to Blue Lace Agate. Each variety of agate aids in different properties.Fire Agate are highly protective stone while Blue Lace Agate aids in communication abilities. Nevertheless, each stone would make lovely jewelry for the wearer.

Here's some pieces of Agate jewelry that you can find at Satin Doll & Co.

Foliage Rainbow Agate Lemon Jasper and Agate Beaded Stretch bracelet

Girly Secret Fire Agate and Jade Beaded Dangle earrings

Color Blast Rainbow Agate Beaded Dangle earrings

Horizon Agate Beaded Dangle earrings

Evergreen Green Agate Gold Plated Chain necklace

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Bucket List 35 Before 35 List

Getting PersonalPosted by Gaetana Friday, May 11 2018 11:01AM
In just 7 more days it will officially be 6 months until my 35th birthday. It so crazy how fast time flies by. I was just November and I turned 34. I'm going to need Father Time to slow down for real. So with that being said at the beginning of 2018 I created a list of 35 things I wanted to do before my 35th birthday. I think it's cool to have a bucket list of items to complete before I reach my mind 30s.

I shared a sneak peek on Instagram yesterday and decided to create a blank on for you guys to create your own bucket list. Like always I decorated mine with stickers and I made sure to leave enough room on the blank version so you can do the same. Feel free to share yours on Instagram and Facebook.Be sure to tag use @SatinDollCo.

To download, click the image below.
Note: For personal use only.

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Behind the Design:Peach Petal Pearl, Glass and Carnelian earrings

Custom Jewelry ProjectsPosted by Gaetana Tuesday, May 01 2018 12:21PM
It's that time again for yet another JET (Jewelry on Etsy Team) Team challenge.Spring is officially here and so is another challenge.This one is slightly different because the theme wasn't the same for everyone.This time we were paired up with a partner and from there our partner had three categories they could choose from (Wedding,Prom or Graduation) and a color. My partner chose for me Wedding and the color peach. So I scoured my beads and got to work.
If you follow me on Instagram (@SatinDollCo) then you would of been on the journey with me last week when I was making this piece. My first two attempts failed due to one the pearls I initially wanted to use the holes weren't bore all the way through and then second attempt was a hot mess. So I went back to the drawing board and pulled some peach pearls (not shown), peach faceted glass beads and some carnelian tear drop beads.Along with some silver tone findings. I was determined to get it done this time around.
So I first took the head pins and beaded on a peach glass faceted bead followed by one of the peach pearls.
I then took the carnelian tear drop beads and put each one on a jump ring.
I then took a much larger jump ring and looped the carnelian beads onto them. The middle bead I added an extra jump ring so that it hanged a bit lower then the other two beads.Which in turn gave it an flower-like look.
Going back to the headpin with the beads I added the ear wires to that.
Next I added that to the jump ring with all the carnelian beads and closed the jump ring.
And that completes the earrings.
And that completes my piece for the Spring JET Team Challenge. I guess what they say is right. Three times the charm. Don't they look like little flowers or flower petals. Hence the name. You can find them available for purchase in my Etsy Shop here.

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