Shiny Things: Dual Birthstone Bracelet

What a cute idea! I found this while perusing Gwyneth Paltrow’s website Goop, which, if you don’t know, is an awesome, yet sometimes crazily curated collection of stuff, ranging from housewares, health & beauty, to jewelry and clothes.  I tend to find loads of things I love but rarely will I find something I’m willing to spend my money on so easily as this piece…

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This beauty is by designer Ariel Gordon, and it’s charming in it’s simplicity.  I have two daughters with the same birthday so I would be getting the same birthstone on each side but imagine what colorful creations you could get! And if you’ve got no children, you could do something cute like: you and your spouse, you and your best friend, or you and your dog (my dog could probably fit into all the categories stated above)! What’s that? You’ve got 4 kids? Grab two! I bet they look fabulous stacked.

I love how delicate they are, I’m off to check it out further.


Shiny Thing Alert

I’m so sorry I’ve been shit at this blog thing, I really am trying. It’s all so new and I try to do it after I’ve read a book in order to give a review but honestly, life is busy, and I don’t read books as fast as I used to. That, along with my aromatherapy school, I have just fallen behind. But when I find something I love, I must share, and there are a pair of earrings that I’ve been eyeing lately.

They’re by one of my favorite jewelry designers, Marco Bicego. His stuff is pricey but well worth it as it lasts forever and is truly gorgeous. I love the look of brushed gold and his is the loveliest I’ve come across.

These are gorgeous!! I haven’t been able to pull the trigger on them yet but they are in my cart waiting patiently for me to save up for them:

The Jaipur Collection: Two Stone Stud with Diamond & Turquoise

is $1,350



And a piece I actually do have, that I bought for myself after graduating from college:

Siviglia Gold Small Bead Short Necklace

is $1,430


How gorgeous is this stuff?! No lie, it’s kind of hard to tell quite how beautiful they are on a computer but in real life, these babies shimmer and shine! Check them out if you get a chance, I know this brand is sold at places like Bloomingdales and Neiman Marcus.


Shiny Things: Mermaid Pillows


So I’ve been in love with this pillow by Aviva Stanhoff since my good friend gifted it to us ages ago and thought, what better thing to write my inaugural shiny thing post about. It is absolutely stunning in person and loads of fun to play with! I think my girls enjoy using it to lull themselves to sleep at night, scrawling little words and smiley faces all over it. I use it as a relaxation tool, it’s calming to just watch the colors change from gold to silver and back again. Can’t lie, it’s nothing you’d want to really lay on but then again, why would you, where would the fun be in that?!