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Rica Jewels {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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Don’t you love stumbling across an authentic treasure?  Or something that is go genuinely original, you bask in the wonder of holding something so precious and unique?  Just like the feeling of coming home with treasures from a overseas excursion, I’ve found a beautiful and authentic shop called Rica Jewels, whose earrings, beads, and pendants embody the same feelings of high-end precious jewelry!

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As I was working with the owner, she literally said, “I am on my way to Istanbul to work on our new collection…”  You can’t get more cool than that.  I’d LOVE to say my work or materials came hand-picked from Istanbul!  Check out these jewels:

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Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and diamond-studded (or atleast cubic zirconia-studded) earrings are just as close!  These, my friends, are the Turkish Emerald Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings.

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They are a little less than 2″ from top to bottom, and filled with emerald and cubic zirconia stones.

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I’m really surprised by how much I love these.  I didn’t think they were really my style from the get-go, but holding them in my hands makes me love them more than I thought.  They really gleam, and I wish these pictures could show how much they reflect line in the jewels.  What treasures for only $42!

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Take a moment to browse all the beautiful things from Rica Jewels, and keep in mind that you can get free shipping on orders over $35 with the coupon code FREESHIPPING.  You can also get a combined 5% off when you apply the coupon LIKEFACEBOOK after following Rica Jewels on Etsy and liking them on facebook.  Below are their social media sites so you can do just that!

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Now one lucky winner will receive the Emerald Pendant that matches these earrings!

Sold for $34, and that birthstone is perfect for anyone with a birthday next month!

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*This giveaway is open to US entries only
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of May 12th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own are not influenced by monetary compensation.  

Infinity scarf to poncho!

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Take a wide infinity scarf:

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Add a decorative pin:

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And you’ve got a cute poncho for Ruby!

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Do you love to adorn your wardrobe with some really great finds?  I, for one, am all about the accessorizing.  Why?  Because accessories are so very versatile.  One item can be used in so many different ways and to compliment so many different looks.  But where to look???  Well, well, well… That infinity scarf up above was sent to me from a really terrific deal site that has soooo many accessories to choose from.  And you too can…

Shop Accessories at toADORN!

It’s where you will find affordable pieces like these:

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Go HERE to get these dandy deals before they are gone!

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Majestical Jewelry {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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Whenever I get together with my mom and my sister, we love to claim an afternoon for a ‘girl’s date’.  We leave the kids with the men and run off to the mall to get pedicures and lunch.  On the way home, we usually stop by a jewelry store in the mall and pick out cheap jewelry.  Its fun to remember my mom and sister as I pull out this jewelry throughout the year.  That is, if the jewelry lasts throughout the year.  Easy come, easy go, right?

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Hopefully not with this fun pair of earrings from Majestical Jewelry.  I didn’t know what item I would be sent, so I was pretty nervous.  I am very particular with jewelry.  These are the Tortoise Shell Hoop Earrings, sold for $9.  The tortoise shell rings on gold posts are a mature combination that, in my opinion, really dresses up an outfit without looking too “Flinstone”.

hoopI like that these are not too heavy to drag my earlobes down, and that there isn’t a lot of swinging or clinking going on when I move.  I think they’re classy, and I’ll enjoy pairing them with outfits in the future.  I wore them out on date night last weekend, but they started to hurt my ears too much to wear them beyond dinner.

When I opened the box holding the second pair of earrings (and today’s giveaway prize), my first thoughts went to this tradition we have of picking out cheap jewelry with my mom.  While these Teardrop Dazzle Earrings are glitzy and pretty, $9 is about right.  They hang about 3″ and there is quite a bit of clicking plastic going on just while being held.

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You can see an imperfection (glue spot?) on the top plastic piece on the left.  It probably wouldn’t be noticeable from more than an arms-length away, but it makes me question their claim to “100% authentic” and “extremely high quality” jewelry.  The pair is very lightweight, which gives the impression of being fake and plastic, but that is also a great thing for those who don’t like feeling weighed down by their ears.

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There are some really gorgeous pieces of jewelry from Majestical Jewelry.  I’m still swooning over some of these earrings and diva necklaces!

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One winner will receive this pair of Teardrop Dazzle Earrings!

I’ll probably throw in my tortoise shell hoop earrings too.  Shipping’s on me, ladies.

And howsabout a coupon code?!  Get $15 off orders of $55 or more by using the code 15DOLLARSOFF

Open to US entries only.  I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

November Accessories Box from Wantable {Review}

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One of my most favorite things: Wantable.  Remember how I was head or heels about last month’s box?  After they knocked it out of the park for me, I kind of wanted nothing more than another box from Wantable!  I was so pleased and so satisfied with Wantable’s ability to hand select pieces of jewelry that were exactly to my preferences, even if I didn’t know it, that I knew this month wouldn’t be any different.
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With Wantable, you have the option of tweaking your preferences a little with each box.  This time, I wanted to go a little more towards “every day classic” and a little less towards “statement”, so I adjusted my preferences accordingly.  I also indicated that I would LOVE earrings and another watch this time, and so that is exactly what I got!
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Once again, I tracked my Wantable box on a daily basis until it got here, and when it arrived, I pulled out treasure after treasure with just as much glee as last month.
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I love everything!!!  Home run again, Wantable.  First were these tortoise shell stellar earrings priced at over $30 that I think are marvelous.  Exactly my style, of the highest quality, and just what I had in mind when I wanted Wantable to just dazzle me with something great.
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Next were these smaller earrings.  They are tiny rings on posts.  Cute and simple, and still a little unique.  They’re a little small for my liking, but if I think of them as posts, they’re great.  By the way, these items retail for $24, $36, and $18, making the value of this box well over the $36 you pay if you get a subscription.  Even if you ordered a one-time box for $40, you’re getting a steal.
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The winning item, again, was the watch.  Big and beautiful, classic, and still considered a statement by the size and details.  I had this one sized before these pictures were taken, so if it looks a little small, know that four entire links were taken out to fit my wimpy wrists.
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So did you know Wantable does way more than just accessories??  They have a makeup box, an accessories box, an intimates box, and occasionally a holiday box.  If I were wealthy beyond reason, this is exactly how I would be spending my cash.  One of each, every month!  Oh my glory, how fun would that be?!  These would be so fun to give as Christmas gifts!
Check out Wantable and follow along:

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Once Again Sam {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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Have you ever seen something pop up on Pinterest, you fell in love, and then you couldn’t stop thinking about it?!  Something that is so YOU?!
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A few weeks ago, I saw these cameo necklaces engraved and set into antique brass jewelry, and they pulled at my heart strings.  So precious!  I went to this Etsy shop, and was taken away by all the wonders of Once Again Sam.
il_570xN.447937346_sburTurns out this girl, Sarah, is a powerhouse!  She is a remarkable interior designer, author, jewelry designer, and….felter?  Its true.  Go look up all that she can do and prepare to be amazed.  I was smitten by all the lovely jewelry and the wide variety of things that she can create.
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Really, Once Again Sam can make absolutely anything you’d like.  These are laser engraved pieces of wood where the top layer of paint (which can be in any custom color you’d like) is burned away to reveal the precise outline you choose.  As soon as my eyes met this necklace of a pair of a spool of thread and sewing scissors, then and there, I knew I had to have it!
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IMG_7800 copyAre you as smitten as I was by all these treasures?  These necklaces are sold on her Etsy shop for $18!

Once Again Sam is offering one reader an engraved pendant!

You may choose ANY necklace from the three pictures below!
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 choicesBe sure to visit her shop and follow on facebook.  Her shop has been experiencing phenomenal sales recently, so get in on the trend!

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*This giveaway is open to US entries only
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of Dec 1st and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own are not influenced by monetary compensation.  

DarcusTori Collection {Review}

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Its taken a few threats over the years, but I think my husband now concretely understands not to ever buy me jewelry that I haven’t already approved.  I am SO PICKY when it comes to jewelry!  I can’t even imagine wearing a wedding ring every day of my life that I didn’t love and didn’t get to help pick out!  Knowing this, its safe to say that there are dozens of pieces of jewelry from DarcusTori that I would wear in an instant, and that is really saying something.  I could probably even direct the hubby to the earrings section, and say “pick out something that sings to you” and be happy with whatever he chose.  These studs are gorgeous!

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I was honored to review the Black Onyx Square Cut Earrings, sold for $59.95, from DarcusTori, a fabulous online jewelry shop.  Ordering is a breeze and they accept Visa, MasterCard, or PayPal.  I appreciated receiving emails every step along the way, informing me that the order was placed, shipped, and given a tracking number to follow.  I love good customer service.  These arrived well protected in a pouch and securely fastened on an earring board.

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These are lovely genuine 6mm black onyx gems in .925 Sterling Silver mountings.  Since reading up on black onyx, I’ve learned that onyx is a protective stone worn when facing adversaries and conflicts.  I like the visual of being protected while I’m walking a few blocks by myself late at night.  Big city street parking sucks.  It can also help you become the master of your destiny and strengthen your confidence, and offers the gift of wise decisions!

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I think these are gorgeous!  I’ve been really drawn to studs lately.  They do such a great job at framing the face without looking to gaudy or old lady droopy.  The square shape is striking and these gems are brilliant!  The jewels feel secure inside the posts and they have a nice weight to them–not at all heavy, but also not flimsy or fake.

IMG_7970Here are some fabulous tips about DarcusTori:  If you sign up for their newsletter (by clicking the strawberry on their main page), you can get a free offer emailed to you every three weeks.  Also, every month, you could win a shopping spree of $1,000!!  Simply click on the strawberry on DarcusTori’s main page and enter your email address.  You can win multiple times and will be emailed about your win!

Follow DarcusTori on Facebook!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Blue Steel {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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This event is hosted by The Review Wire and Review Wire Media. All participating blogs are offering a gift card in the amount of $20 or more!  Once you enter my giveaway, make sure to hop on down the list of blogs to see what Great Gift Cards are being given away!  You can also enter the Grand Prize over at The Review Wire…a $50 Gift Card to Amazon!

Disclaimer: All giveaways end at 11:59 PM EST on September 27, 2013. The Great Gift Card Event Bloggers are not responsible for shipment of prize or sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes.  Companies and bloggers, if you would like to participate in group giveaway events like this one, sign up to be emailed about future events hosted by The Review Wire.

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Oh, what sweet memories my husband and I have of picking out rings for eachother!  My husband and I had been dating for two weeks when we knew that we had found our match, and couldn’t wait to get engaged!  I was a complete wreck of bashful joy wearing my engagement ring at all times, and I couldn’t wait to give my husband his wedding band, so everyone else would know that he was taken too.  For the last 5 years, hubby’s ring has never left his finger, and has only gotten slightly more snug and we’ve become less and less worried about him ever losing it.  However, this summer, on a family vacation to Ohiopyle, PA, we tried out some natural waterslides that were (unbeknownst to us) dangerously high and strong for the season.  It only took one ride down the shoot for the cold rushing water to loosen “Charlie’s” white gold wedding band off his finger in toss it into the rapids.  Boo, I was so sad!  Sure, wedding rings can come and go, but there is something sentimental about the actual ring you were married with!

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With this second chance to go ring shopping, and in hopes of finding something similar, but also meaningful, we weighed out the pros and cons of doing white gold again, and it didn’t take much to convince us that we wanted to try something much more sturdy and much less expensive this time.  When I looked at all the beautiful rings from Blue Steel and especially their prices, I was floored!  Why, pray tell, did we decide to go with a $600 wedding band five years ago, when there are dozens of dashing styles and colors in much more sturdy materials, and mostly for $99 or less?!  Can I please go back in time and do a re-do of that original purchase?  Check out these fancy things:

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I wasn’t really looking for jewelry for myself, so I went straight to the mens rings and immediately picked out some favorites for my man:

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Ultimately, we chose the Bolt Tungsten ring, a combination of matte and glossy finish, and it arrived on “Charlie’s” birthday!  We went out to dinner and I proposed in front of the restaurant:

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“Charlie”, who never gives undeserved praise or compliments, was instantly wooed by the size, look, and feel of this ring!  He kept saying how much he really really liked it, and commenting on the nice weight it has.

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This ring is everything we could wish for in a wedding band.  Both of us think it is very manly, slick, professional, unique-but-not-weird, and that its weight makes it feel substantial, indestructible, and made of fine workmanship.  It has a comfort-fit band, which makes it comfortable and practically unnoticeable, especially when you plan on wearing it 24/7.

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After sporting a white gold ring for the first five years, and having to take it in multiple times to get it polished and have the scratches buffed out, we knew we wanted to give Tungsten a try.  Tungsten is a scratch-proof metal that is five times stronger than steel, so we’ll never have to worry about taking it in to the jeweler’s for maintenance!  I hope this ring never leaves his finger for as long as he lives!

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Blue Steel carries much more than just wedding bands!  Check out these gorgeous earrings, bracelets, and pendants!

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Today’s giveaway prize from Blue Steel is a $50 gift certificate to spend at www.buybluesteel.com!

Go find your man a new wedding band, or get something pretty for yourself!

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*This giveaway is open to Worldwide entries
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of Sep 28th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own are not influenced by monetary compensation.  

Kelly’s Funky Kreations {Giveaway}–CLOSED

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Before we had kids, I used to enjoy doing crafts and projects in my spare time. There’s something to knowing you put your blood, sweat and tears into something that makes it that much more meaningful to you. However, after I had kids (and especially because my first two were less than two years apart), I ran out of time and energy to do crafts. It’s a hobby I know I will get back into after my kids are a bit more grown and I have more time on my hands (so, in like, 20 years). But for now, I can just live vicariously through other crafty people who make crafting a priority!

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Kelly’s Funky Kreations is an Etsy shop with a variety of homemade items and a ton of personality! Kelly is a mom of three boys from South Carolina who started making watches and jewelry because she needed a creative, “girly” outlet. Since she is from South Carolina, a lot of her designs are inspired by the State’s two big universities– Clemson and South Carolina. She makes Girl’s Hair Bows and Door Wreaths in both University’s colors. Her collection also includes hair bows, stethoscope covers, boy’s shirts, safety pin watches, earrings, bracelets and wreaths. Here are some of her fun designs:

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I chose to review one of Kelly’s adorable Boy’s Tie T-Shirts.  She makes them in a Mustache Print (which I chose), an SC Gamecock print, two different Chevron prints, and a new Halloween print! The shirt is a standard T-shirt from Target but it is a thick material that is true to size (though it is 100% Cotton, so it will likely shrink). The Mustache fabric is a great print and she cut it expertly so the mustaches fit perfectly in the shape of the tie. She sewed the fabric on very securely and I am not worried at all about the design peeling off. Though it’s a simple design and concept, I can tell she put a lot of work and effort into making this shirt, and I’m sure that same work ethic is transferred to all of her creations.

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The Tie T-Shirts are just $10.00, which is a totally great deal considering how cute and one-of-a-kind they are. Most designs can be made on a onesie for babies and a variety of T-shirt sizes for older boys. Her bows and earrings start at just $3.00 and her beautiful handmade wreaths are only $45.00, so all of her prices are very fair for the amount of work she’s putting into her designs. She’s always adding new designs, so be sure to connect with Kelly on Facebook and Pinterest, and of course to check out her Etsy page to see all of her Funky Kreations!

  Enter to win a $20 Gift Card to her shop!

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** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of September 17, 2013, and will be emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Kelly’s Funky Kreations, but all opinions are strictly my own.

Earrings for a good cause! 4 pairs only $2.99!

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When my mom was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma last year I knew that was a cause that I wanted to be involved in.  One day there will be a cure.  I’m certain of it.  And I’m going to do everything I can to raise funds and bring attention to the cause!  This year our family will be participating in the Light the Night St. Louis walk.  Our team is raising funds for LLS and all sales from these cute, cute, cute, gumball earrings will go to LLS here in St. Louis.  Thank you in advance for your purchase to help fight Leukemia and Lymphoma!

With this deal you will get all 4 pairs of gumball earrings (in colors blue, green, black, and pink) for only $2.99!  The style is all the rage right now, so get yours at this amazing price before they sell out!

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*While supplies last.


Anjolee {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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A gal cannot own too many pairs of earrings.  Especially if they sparkle!  Like these beauties:

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Those gorgeous gems are from Anjolee and will actually be given away right here on Dandy Giveaway!  But first…

Anjolee diamonds, diamonds, diamonds, and so many stunning pieces to choose from!

Hoop Earrings:

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Bridal Sets:

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And now for the giveaway!!!  One very lucky winner is going to receive:

A pair of 3 stone cubic zirconia/silver hoop earrings from Anjolee!

(Enter on Rafflecopter below)  

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** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of  May 6 and will be emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Anjolee, but all opinions are strictly my own.

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