Ohm Beads Beadmas Day 1

This Ohm Beads blog welcomes readers to day one of the 2017 Ohm Beads Beadmas giveaways.

Welcome to December! More to the point, welcome to Beadmas 2017! For the benefit of those newer to the community, Beadmas is twelve consecutive days of Ohm Beads competitions and giveaways across retailers and Ohmbassador websites. It’s a pre-Christmas celebration where the community get to have a little fun and win some awesome prizes.

I’ve lost track of how many years I’ve been involved with Beadmas now but this year I’ve been invited to host giveaways every single day. Further to that I’m also running them over on Great Lakes Boutique’s Facebook page so be sure to follow along there as well.

I always get torn during events like this, between making them highly interactive versus wanting as many people as possible to participate and feel comfortable in doing so. Generally speaking I prefer to keep things simple.

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Ohm Beads Beadmas Day 1

Today I’m giving away an Ohm Beads My Latte to one lucky reader. I’m an absolute coffee addict. This year was my first time working through Black Friday weekend in my new job and to say I was tired at the end of it was an understatement.

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During the winter time though, hot drinks come into their own. They warm cold hands, they help create a cozy environment in the evening. I love watching snow fall outside while enjoying a suitably festive flavoured latte. The task today is super simple. If you were a drink what would it be? I’d be something ludicrous like the creme brulee lattes currently in circulation, with lashings of whipped cream (because honestly if you’re going to do something, you might as well go all in right?) The type of drink that would make certain people in my life scowl at while they’re ordering their very bland looking black coffee. I’m currently working my way (at an alarming rate,) through Nespresso “snowball” coffee which makes the whole kitchen smell of coconut.

What would you be and why? Hit the comments below and tell me! This competition will run for exactly twenty four hours. The winner will then be contacted within the following day.

Small text / disclaimers (sorry.) The prize will ship directly from Ohm Beads USA. Neither Endangered Trolls nor Ohm can be held responsible for any import taxes incurred related to these prizes. Equally we can’t be held responsible for beads lost in transit. No cash alternative nor substitutions are available. Due to localised regulations, I cannot publicly announce the winner of these competitions. The winner will be contacted directly via the email address they use to comment here. Please ensure it’s an address that you use. You will have seventy two hours in which to respond or your prize will be forfeit. Winners are chosen at random.

  1. Harley

    I have never been a fan of hot drinks… so I would probably be Coke Zero, less obviously bad than normal Coke but still very naughty ๐Ÿ˜‚ Plus the fact that I canโ€™t live without a bottle or two in the fridge at all times!

  2. Anja Friedl

    I am a ‘Hot Granny’. I’m a pot of hot milk with a lot of foam and a big shot of eggnogg. So I reveal my secrets step by step. At first you feel the soft foam on your lips, then you get deeper into the warm milk that flatters your tongue, and at last you get to the eggnogg. That’s the very best because it’s sweet and you get a bit dizzy. I’ve made a large number of cold and shivering winter nights comfy. Come on and try me.

  3. Maria

    nut-iris latte

  4. Charlotte

    Double espresso. An acquired taste but you’ll need me to get you through to a tight deadline

  5. Tana

    I would be sweet iced tea! I am from Kentucky, y’all.

  6. Silvia

    I totally agree with you. During the winter time hot drinks ere the best! Even just keep them in your hand contributes to create a kind of warm atmosphere ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Kant

      I would be light hot latte with cinnamom stick . The cinnamom scent is my favourite.

  7. Elisa

    I would be a delicious hot chocolate with small cookies and donuts.
    Sometimes life puts us to the test and we needs a little sweetness.
    I’m from Italy :-*

  8. Nereida

    I would be a Vanilla Steamer with whipped cream because they are similar to a drink my mother would make us on winter mornings and I love whipped cream.

  9. Dorothee

    Hot Chocolate with Marshmellows ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Marikaisa

    Ooooo i totally forgot they had this bead!!! Iโ€™m picking up my new stardust beads today, need to take a look for this!!! Thanks for the reminder!!!!
    And for all the work that you do for us bead crazy ladies!!

  11. Lola

    I would be a Russian black coffee with lemon ๐Ÿ‹ Cus I have to be fresh and strong but sweet))

  12. Claire B

    I would be a matcha latte ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿต

  13. Katie

    I’d be a hot coffee. It is actually what is in my veins, I drink enough of it. But, it is uncomplicated and strong, and unfortunately occasionally bitter (oops), and can be improved by the addition of sugar….

  14. duesselperle

    Iยดd be a good coffee latte, with smooth soft foamed milk on top. And all this after a long walk throug the fresh winter air. I love it!

  15. Carol

    Today mine will be a little coffee with my Sweet Italian Cream, creamer. Vanilla sugar cookie coffee. I guess I have foofoo coffee as my Dad would of called it. But when he made coffee you had a half inch of crude on the bottom. Yuck!

  16. Leema

    Hi Victoria, thanks for the competition ๐Ÿ™‚ I’d probably be Heston Blumenthal’s Hot and Ice Tea- hot when you drink form one side of the cup and cold from the other. On one side I can be very cool and analytical and on the other all gushing emotion and warmth- sometimes all at the same time- quite confusing for me! xx

  17. Elizabeth

    I would be a drink called the snuggler, hot chocolate with mini marshmallows , whipped cream and a shot of peppermint schnapps. Happy beadmas!

  18. Thao

    I would be Matcha Lemonade. It is quite an interesting combination, I which I order it by accident one day and now love it as it has green tea and sweet and sour taste of lemonade.

  19. Valeriya

    I like latte, no sugar but with brownie )

  20. Jeannie

    I’d be a hot cider/caramel with whipped topping. Perfect for a chilly evening when strolling around those cute towns that have Christmas Walks.

  21. Baerbel Luft

    I would be a Cappuccino. Strong and soft, a bit of both ๐Ÿ˜…

  22. Kelly

    I would be hot fruity tea. Because I am relaxing and delicious and smell sweet haha

  23. Samantha Cardimon

    I’d be a London Fog tea latte. It’s sweetened Earl Grey tea with steamed milk and vanilla syrup. If you can manage to add a bit of lavender, do so. Sweet, comforting, with a bit of tang. Perfect.

  24. Ruth

    I would be Witch’s Brew herbal tea because I love Halloween! I get a lovely tea from a local shop who mixes and sells loose tea – it even has tiny black cat candies/sprinkles in it to sweeten it up. No cauldron required!

  25. Maola

    I would be a “vin brulee”.
    For those who doesn’t know what it is let me explain that is a hot wine witch is added a lot of spices, sugar and fruit. But don’t worry! All alcohol evaporate during the boiling.

  26. Marie

    Hot Chocolate, creamy and warm. Garnished with a big fluff of whip cream, sprinkled with chocolate curls and a touch of cinnamon. And since it is December, a candy cane stir tucked in. โ˜ƒ๏ธ

  27. Noemi

    I’m not really a coffee drinker but I would be the only coffee drink I’ve tried because I loved it! I would be a Pumpkin Spice Latte.

  28. Elizabeth (Lizzie)

    I’d be a dirty chai latte (spiced black tea with steamed milk and a shot or 2 of Espresso) because I’m indecisive. ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. mary

    Love iced latte’s!

  30. Angela Mathews

    I would be a hot chocolate. Not really a big hot coffee fan

  31. Beki

    Iโ€™d be a cup of Red Rose hot tea. I drink 4-6 cups a day everyday and have for decades. I mostly drink it plain but occasionally add a bit of maple syrup or Sucanat to sweeten it for a special treat.

  32. Erin Antel

    Iโ€™d be a salted caramel mocha, because Iโ€™m mostly sweet, but just a little salty too. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Besides, whatโ€™s better than chocolate and caramel together?


    Cioccolata calda โ˜•โ˜•

  34. Nadja

    I would be one of my first coffee loves, a Cappuccino. An oldie but goodie, sweet but not so “chi chi” like one of the newer latte things that are not a coffee but more like a dessert…

  35. Pat Steiner

    I’d be a caramel latte. I love lattes in all forms, coffee or tea, but always come back to caramel when I want something special. I especially love the way that the caramel and coffee flavor meld together.

  36. Evgenia

    I like tea and coffee too) Tea is my best drink, but sometimes it’s nice to have some different taste – coffee))

  37. Gail

    I would be a short black as I like y coffee strong and black and unadulterated

  38. JK

    I would be an Americano. Simple and yummy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. Lauren

    I would be a green bubble tea ๐Ÿค“

  40. Clare Wall

    I would be a Black Forest Hot chocolate, warm and sweet but slightly unique.

  41. Stephanie Y

    I would be a soy latte, ๐Ÿ˜Šlactose free.

  42. April Crisafulli

    I would totally be a medium bodied columbian coffee made hot in a regular old fashioned pot with a splash of International Delight Hershey Chocolate Caramel Creamer … sooo good!

  43. Melissa H.

    Iโ€™d be the new Starbucks white chocolate latte. Sweet and foamy with a kick and sprinkles on top.

  44. Kasia

    I would be a Chai Latte. Warm, cozy and relaxing like a cold evening at home but the spices add a pick me up and stamina to continue working late into the night.

  45. Suzy

    A Tom and Jerry….meow

  46. Margie

    Im a coffee lover! I’ll take a Capuchino with a shot of Hazelnut!!! Mmmmmm ๐Ÿ™‚

  47. Cynthia

    A nice cup of hot jasmine green tea

  48. Gene

    I am Coca Cola…. The Real Thing! Sugar? YES! Caffeine? YES! I have all of it.

  49. Maya Uhryniuk


  50. Valerie Bronson

    I just have to have coffee. Not for the taste but for the caffeine. Just put it in a cup, and I will drink it as fast as I can in the morning. Thatโ€™s cup number one. Cup number two I may actually care about creamer, temperature ect.

  51. Susan

    My favorite hot drink is cocoa. I like to make it pretty hot at the start so it can make all the mini marshmallows I pile on top to start getting soft and mushy. And who doesnโ€™t love chocolate?!

  52. ะšัะฐะฝะฐ

    Hot chocolate with mint
    This drink not only warms, but also feeds! Pour the cocoa powder with milk and put on the fire, stir constantly. After boiling, simmer for a couple of minutes, then add chocolate flakes and crumbled mint candies. Cook for 8 minutes. At the end, add a pinch of salt .

  53. Liseth

    I would be a cup of ponche (warm spiced punch made from Mexican fruit). The first time I had the drink I thought it was a bit weird and slightly bitter, but with time it has become a drink I look forward to for its comforting sweetness. People meeting me the first time have described me in a similar description!

  54. Caitlin

    I’m a home-brewed caramel chai tea with local honey and a splash of rice milk. It’s how I start every morning, and I feel like I’m all the better for it.

  55. Federica Ruotolo

    I would be a hot chocolate drink, maybe with a little bit of cream on the top. Hot, sweet and creamy, it can melt any heart ๐Ÿ™‚


    I would be a venti americano, which rich caramel sauce, steamed coconut milk and whipped creme, topped with more caramel…strong but sweet and when brewed with love and compassion, it cannot be beat… I like to think I am a bit the same way. This is so awesome this site, first time being here but will def not be my last. ๐Ÿ™‚

  57. KarenT

    Hot black coffee or pumpkin spice latte in season.

  58. Elena

    I’m a black espresso. Without milk, cream and sugar. My grains were frozen first, and then ground into dust. With such a breath of energy, it’s good to start any day – winter cold or summer hot … So I’m just coffee, black coffee!

  59. Ria

    I’m amaretto coffee; strong but surprisingly comforting and sweet ๐Ÿ™‚

  60. Mary B

    While I love coffee drinks, if I were to be a drink I would be a hot chocolate spiked with a little Irish Crรจme– warm and comforting with the ability to put a person at ease. Am I these great things? Not really but as long as I could turn myself into a drink I might as well change my personality to boot.

  61. Trollimutz

    I would be a Hazelnut Cream Cappuccino. Sweet and with hot milk. Cozy and warm, perfect for mx cold hands, too.

  62. Sherry

    I would be a caramel mocha latte!! Love everything about them – their color, the texture of the sprinkles, the caramel taste, and, oh, the smell! This drink brings comfort and joy to me, just like I want to bring to others!!

  63. eMily

    I’d be some overly sweet, caffeinated concoction with a nip of bourbon. Like maybe a salted caramel drizzled, bourbon caffรฉ breve topped with butterscotch whipped cream?

  64. Lizzy

    I would be a sparkly seltzer with a good squeeze of lemon juice and a big hunk of pineapple as a garnish because everything needs to be a little fruity, right?

  65. Maria Helena Giacomelli

    Coffe+ bayleys+a bit of chilly would keep anyone warm and happy! #beadmas2017 #ohmily

  66. Sheba

    I would be a tall mug of hot chocolate with whipped cream. An old time favorite with a little class.

  67. Alexandra R

    I’d definitely be some strong black flavoured tea. With a strong character. But some fruity sweety taste underneath. And some sugar. But no milk!!!

  68. Ana Tomรกs Gamarra

    I love coffe with almond milk and a bit of bayleys mmm ๐Ÿ˜

  69. Vero Gonzalvez

    I would be a dark coffe with whiskey ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  70. Cristina Camps

    I would be a strong shot of coffe with vanilla

  71. Susy Gamarra

    I would be a chocolate milk with bayleys, sweet and warm ๐Ÿ™‚

  72. Beatriz G. Giacomelli

    I would be a hot capuccino with vanilla, sweet and smooth

  73. Kiki G.

    I would be a green tea with lemon and cayenne ๐Ÿ˜™

  74. Kristin Wolfram

    I’d love to be a coffee with a good crema. Most people love coffee and are addicted to it. Beeing a coffee would be fun โ˜•โ˜•โ˜•

  75. Muriel

    I am not sure if it already exists but I would be a lebckuchen-late with a double shot of coffee. And as you already said, just do it right and put some cream on it!

  76. Paulette(bead_therapy)

    I would like Mexican hot chocolate… sweet and spicy! ๐Ÿ™‚

  77. Nicoletta

    I would be a Hot chocolate with cream, cause a Hot chocolate makes Everyone happy and warm

  78. Dawn

    Coffee,peppermint schnapps and cream

  79. Sher

    Hot chocolate with butter Shots! Wonderful cocoa butterscotch flavir

  80. Kim

    Today I think I would be a cup of green tea with a citrus tang. Because I’ve got a nasty cold and that’s what I’ve been drinking, and don’t have the mental energy to come up with something more creative. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  81. Laura K.

    Since it is Friday and it’s been a long week I will be a nice Irish Coffee!

  82. Sherry Mucha

    I would be a unicorn Frappuccino ๐Ÿ˜Š

  83. Beth Kirksey

    This one is easy! Hot Apple Cider with loads of Cinnamon and Red Hots!

  84. Rosanne Lo

    Hot chocolate with mint

  85. Lee Ching Ching

    I would be a cup of freshly brewed Chinese Oolong tea. Oolong tea has such depths in its taste. After taking a sip, the fragrance will still linger in your mouth and throat. And drinking tea is healthy. I hope I can be like Oolong tea – making a lasting impression on the people whom I meet.

  86. Sara B

    I would be a toasty cup of thick hot chocolate with a generous shot of Bailey’s Irish cream, slathered with a leaning tower of cool whipped cream finished with a sprinkle of chili powder. All the sweet decadence of chocolate coupled with the perfect night cap with a kick, because I’m full of spicy surprises. ๐Ÿ˜…

  87. Jul

    I would be a salted caramel mocha!

  88. Margaret Chan

    Nescafรฉ ice coffee intense espresso !
    Bought one small bottle of it from Australia, squirt some (itโ€™s like liquid choc, the type you drizzle over ice cream) into a glass of chilled milk, stir well and add ice cubes. ๐Ÿ˜
    Heaven in a glass, perfect for our hot and humid weather here in Malaysia.

  89. Shell Courtney

    I am a hot spicy wassail! Full of fruit and spices and strong liquor! Ha!!!
    Warm and spicy, thatโ€™s me! ๐Ÿ˜œโ˜•๏ธ

  90. Cindy

    I would be a white chocolate mocha with lots of whipped cream on top!

  91. Allymoose

    I would be a dirty vanilla chai latte with almond milk; warm, spicy, sweet & energizing.

  92. Tanya

    Um, I would have to be a Long Island Iced Tea. Sorry, but if Iโ€™m gonna be a drink, itโ€™s got to be a hard, slightly sour party drink that will make the night less memorable. ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿคช

  93. Melissa

    I am a former barista and a coffee perfectionist. (I grind my own freshly roasted beans, brew always french press, or with my espresso machine) I am not into the frou frou drinks-if you are putting sugar, flavored syrup, whipped cream etc in it to hide the true coffee flavor, it is not for me. K cup? instant? Just kill me . I do not mind if my friends drink whatever they like, and do not judge. (but I do wince inside)
    If I was to be reincarnated into a drink, it would be 2 pure, unadulterated, perfectly crafted shots of shade grown espresso, preferably ristretto. As dark as the universe, flavor as deep as the depths of the ocean. Complex and mysterious, like me.

  94. charmsnirvana

    I would be a hot mocha cappuccino! I love everything chocolate!โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿซ

  95. Amber Neaderhiser

    I would be a hot mug of apple cider. The smell as itโ€™s brewing is tantalizing. As you wrap your hands around the warm mug and breathe in the spices, your muscles all begin to relax. That first sip goes down and all of your stress melts away. Aaaaaaaah.

  96. Jeannue

    Hot chocolate with whipped cream and nutmeg sprinkled on top. Yummy!

  97. Jenine taber

    Pina colada for sure. I like smelling like tanning oil. It reminds me of the beach!

  98. Jackie R Oz

    An ice cold can of sugar free V. I have 2 small children & I work, it is Christmas time (sleeping hours greatly reduced), and it is very hot in the Southern hemisphere. I need all the help I can get!๐Ÿ˜ฒ

  99. Veroniek

    I would be just plain water, I like the fact that is a basic and a daily need, but that it is also the base for a lot of other things.

  100. Noelia Almuntaser

    pumpkin latte spice from Starbucks yum yum ! โ˜•๏ธ

  101. Tatyana

    hot chocolate) will be good to be planted in the evening in an easy chair, to muffle in a plaid and to drink hot chocolate))

  102. Lauren

    Something Iced for sure.

  103. Angela Field

    Caramel Machiato is my favourite