The Power of Your Birthstone

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garnet gemstone necklace by C.A. Kittle
There are significant ties for when we are born in relation to “who” we are – may it be by the minute, day, week, month or year. Perhaps the most recognized association is that of the zodiac - when people ask you what's your sign. But in earlier times one’s birthstone was just as significant. Even though early integration of the birthstone is unclear, the power and value over gemstones dates back to ancient times. Birthstones were spoken of in the book of Exodus in the Bible. Zodiac birthstones were written about in the 1st century. The idea of the modern birthstone – a person wearing a gemstone in relation to their birth month - traces back to Poland when Jewish gem traders arrived in the country during the 18th century. The current list of the modern birthstone was set...
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Gifts that Give Back – Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Gifts that Give Back – Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Tory Burch Logo and Heart Key Fob
This month, when you need to purchase something for yourself or a gift for someone else, first think pink. There are many products that are donating part of their sale towards Giving back can be as easy as changing your nail color to pink or switching beauty products this month. Our favorite brands are making it easy to look stylish and raise money to help find a cure and raise awareness to the second most common cancer in women, breast cancer. We all know someone who has been affected by this devastating disease and the only way to make a difference is to share our stories of hope and triumph. Early detection saves thousands of lives a year, this means getting tested before finding a lump or having any symptoms at all. Please make it point to schedule your annual...
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Marimekko for Target

Marimekko for Target
Marimekko Target beach tote
Just in time for summer, the Finnish fashion brand, Marimekko , is collaborating with Target to bring us happy prints to add to our life this summer. Each print has a story and history to it dating back to the 1960s. Their designs are bold yet timeless and the company thrives on the importance of function and quality. You will find elaborate imprinted pieces you can use outdoors or indoors for your everyday life. Oversized Beach Tote – $19.99 The trip to the beach will be much more colorful and full of life with this oversized bag. There are two interior pockets to zip-up and protect your small personal belongings and a magnetic closure on top to keep the bag together. You will feel like you are going on a special trip with this bright, eye catching tote. Bamboo Serving...
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Top 5 Products from the Nordstrom Fall Beauty Trend Show

Top 5 Products from the Nordstrom Fall Beauty Trend Show
Many new products in time for the holidays! View my top five favorites: 1. GWEN STEFANI EYESHADOW PALETTE // URBAN DECAY $58 Urban Decay is known best for their NAKED palette collection, but they now have a limited edition selection too good to pass up. The Gwen Stefani eyeshadow palette is the first celebrity collaboration Urban Decay has taken on. This luxe, 15 shade kit has enough colors for you to experiment wearing and create looks that will never bore. Everything from the design of the case to the names of the each eyeshadow are all inspired by Gwen Stefani’s personal style. With color names such as pop, stark, punk, and danger you would think the colors would be too crazy to wear, but there are mostly neutral tones with only a few bolder colors. 2. MATTE REVOLUTION LUMINOUS MODERN-MATTE...
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Last Minute Gift Ideas Under $30

Last Minute Gift Ideas Under $30
Forget the candle and lotion gift sets! These accessories below are elegant yet budget friendly. We searched all over to find these thoughtful suggestions. Enjoy our top five gifts ideas under $30, you may want to pick one up for yourself as well. 1. CHALKBOARD CHEESE MARKERS , SET OF 4 // $19.95 A great gift idea for the friend who loves to host parties. These Baltic birch wood markers are stylishly chic with a gold accent for elegant pairing. The chalkboard, double sided writing area will help the hostess identify the fancy cheeses for her skillfully organized evening. 2. CLEAR AND GOLD BARWARE // NATE BERKUS $19.99 These bar essentials are a must have for the wine lover. The acrylic handles and stainless steel gold combo are too dashing to hide. They are not only functional but also a...
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