In the past I’ve written about Maya Brenner Designs, a high-end jewelry collection favorited by some of the most hottest celebrities. This week the jewelry company is kicking off 2013 by having a celestial sale – 40% off all zodiac necklaces and birthstone rings through Jan. 14. Since the year has just begun, you can buy a special zodiac accessory for someone you know and hold onto it until their birthday. Or, just grab one for yourself – at 40% off why not?
Disguise any bathroom deeds
This, to me, is the one of greatest things ever created. Poo~Pourri is a bathroom air-freshener that you spray in a toilet bowl BEFORE you use it to prevent the embarrassing odor. This is perfect if you share a communal bathroom at work, or stay over at someone house, whether it be a male friend, or a girl friend, no one ever has to know that you had any tummy issues, all because of this nifty little spray. And, it’s so fashionable. Check out the cool necklace around the neck of the little bottle.
Always smell great
Sometimes you need a little fragrance spritz when you’re not smelling your best, but, who wants to carry around liquids that can burst, and weigh your bag down? This limited edition Solid Perfume Necklace by Juicy Couture is the perfect little secret fragrance touch-up. A super chic pendant hangs from a 34” gold chain, and hides a solid perfume inside its rhinestone studded heart. Slyly dab you finger and apply to your pulse points. No one will ever suspect your chic necklace is also a secret fragrance.
Fake flawless skin
RareMinerals by Bare Escentuals has a concentrated powder called Pure Transformation Night Treatment, which is specialty formulated to work at night to even out skin tone and texture, and reduce the appearance of pores. It’s available in four shades, and doesn’t come off on the pillow, so you can go to bed with your “face” on and everyone will believe that yes, you do wake up looking that good.
Yesterday I attended an event to preview the latest collection by jewelry designer Ippolita. Launched in 1999, her fine jewelry collection consists of beautiful handcrafted bangles, necklaces, rings, bracelets and more, all of which evoke the flair of her native Italy. There’s something for everyone in the Ippolita collection from simple, understated pieces, to glamorous jewelry that will make sure you stand out in a crowd.
You can find the Ippolita collection online, as well as in fine department stores and luxury retailers nationwide.
It’s not every day that women put on their jewelry and equate it with meanings like inspiration, hope or inner peace, but that is exactly what the collection of Satya Jewelry is all about. Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend a special Satya Jewelry sample sale for bloggers. Founded by designers and longtime friends, Satya and Beth, the jewelry is inspired by their travels around the world. The pieces feature a variety of elements such as ancient Indian coins, Sanskrit words and healing gemstones. In fact, all of the stones that adorn the jewelry are selected because of their healing properties. The moonstone, for example, is the stone of hope and according to Satya’s website, “nurtures the wisdom that helps us find strength in challenging situations.” A full explanation of gemstones and their meaning can be found here.
The collection is very unique, and it was so hard to pick out just a few items surrounded in a sea of beautiful and unique handmade earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings and cuffs.
Although I wouldn’t characterize the jewelry as ornaments to wear to stand out in a crowd, all of the items in the collection have a quiet elegance, and there is beauty in the simplicity of the designs that make for great conversation pieces. Take for example the turquoise necklace pictured above in the center. It’s a very simple design, yet striking.
I was instantly drawn to beautiful pink bracelets accessorized with the peace symbol. The pink stones are actually faceted cherry quartz (featured in the lower right corner in the picture above). Cherry quartz represents harmony, which balances the mind, emotions and relationships. I’ve had so much fun matching the stones to their meanings, just think about what a great gift idea this is! You can, for example, give a Ganesha Pendant to someone who is dealing with a lot of problems, as the Ganesha represents strength and fortitude and is “the remover of obstacles and bestower of success.”
A percentage of the all sales are donated to children’s organizations via the company’s nonprofit, the Satya Foundation. The sample sale opens to the public today. Check out more of the Satya jewelry collection here»