Unique Jewelry Gift Ideas

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If you’ve been a reader for awhile, you know that I like giving old things new life, particularly by refashioning them. Which is why Howard’s Jewelry Center, a Cleveland area chain, was a good fit for this post. Howard specializes in unique, one-of-a-kind refurbished jewelry, the one-of-a-kind jewelry that would make a great gift for the person on your list who you want to give a little bling.

Howard and the team are GIA-certified, which lets you know that you’re getting genuine, thoroughly graded diamonds. I think when it comes to refashioning fine jewelry, the professionals are the ones to go with. And the folks at Howard’s pride themselves on providing quality jewelry at great prices.

Although I think refurbished jewelry would make an excellent gift because the jewelry was given new life and already has a history, they also have completely new pieces to choose from. Here are just a few of my favorite pieces from the various collections at Howard’s:

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HowardsJewelryCenter.com also has color-specific collections, perfect for someone who has an obsessive love of a certain color… the way I love green. As a plus, the halo-style setting (available in all the shops) is a classic style. The collections are titled: Blue Mood, Go Green, Red Hot and Hot Chocolate. Continue reading

Calvin Klein: Eternity Now (His & Hers Fragrance Review)

The lovely folks at Influenster sent me an Eternity Now VoxBox to check out (totally free to me so I can review). The box was small, but contained something for me AND something for Brad. His and hers fragrance samples of Eternity Now by Calvin Klein.

Most of the time it seems like the guys get left out of the product reviews and testing, so I liked being able to hand over a sample to him.

It’s tough to write about a scent, but I’ll take a crack at it… Continue reading

Jamberry Nail Wraps Review

If you’re reading this on the internet, you’ve probably heard of Jamberry nail wraps… if you haven’t, no worries!

My friend Natalie became a Jamberry consultant and she gave me half a sheet of beautiful nail wraps (green) in a cute little starter pack to try out and share with you.

My half sheet of wraps was the Lotus design. They were reasonably easy to put on once I got the hang of the application procedure. There are two ways to apply the wraps, at Natalie’s recommendation, I did the cold method (known as the “baggie” method) because you can reposition them if they are crooked when you first put them on. There is a warm method as well on the Jamberry site. Continue reading