Disclosure: I received these at reduced cost in exchange for my own personal opinion. I took my own photos for you to be the judge on the quality and coloration of the stones. As for the fertility increases that is all internet research and like a lot of it is not scientifically proven or a source of any medical advice.
Having purchased several items from Novica before I can definitely attest that quality of the craftmanship is very high. The individual details and the joints between each section of these multisection earrings are well crafted. The one thing that made this a 4 instead of a 5 for me was that the moonstones were not as sparkly and vibrant as other moonstones I have purchased. I am guessing that they are a different variety or a lower quality from the ones I have previously purchased. However, since all the jewelry is hand forged and the stones are individually selected I believe that this will always be a point of variation from the images we see online. I will include four pictures of the ones I received and the variation depending on lighting. I would recommend these because they are pretty, but there will always be some variation.
Now onto the mumbo jumbo about moonstones specifically. As a scientist I do not follow the hollistic chakra stuff often, but I also know as a scientist that the placebo effect is a real thing and if you believe it will help a lot of times things do. So I shall be gifting these earrings to a good friend of mine who is currently in the process of trying to conceive. When my younger sister was having trouble we did some googling... you know extensive high tech research and came across a site saying that wearing moonstone will help with fertility. Is there any scientific basis for this no, however I bought my sister a bracelet anyways thinking if she believes she has additional help then maybe she will relax and wait however long for the conception to occur without stressing herself out. Well it seemed to have "worked" as my niece is here. So my wonderful friend shall be receiving these beautiful earrings. I however wore gloves just to be safe while touching them..... my unregulated fertility is riddiculous so I'd like to not take any chances. If you know someone in a similar boat these are nice earrings and within a reasonable price for true moonstone, maybe pick up a pair and make your friend have a little less stress thinking they have a little extra help in that department.
At first I was a bit confused by the naming survival folding knife because when I think of that I think survivor man or some sort of outdoors adventure living off the land. If that is thetype of knife you are looking for this is probably not going to have all the bells and whistles you would ideally need for that. Or at least in my head. I think you would need like a flint, a can opener etc, but maybe I wouldn't survive more than a minute in the wild so I don't know. However, this is definitely an urban everyday survival with comfort knife. With a built in screwdriver with interchangeable heads all in the knife handle it will definitely come in handy in everyday life, so when your in a bind you don't have to try to use the sharp blade to take out a screw or tighten one. The partially serrated blade can easily cut through small branches and with a great amount of effort something larger, but the serrated area is less than an inch so trying to cut a branch over about that size would be a huge pain and you can typically break them manually if they are less, so I am not sure it will be of great use. I like that it's only partially serrated so it can be used for cutting other things as well in the survival scenario, which is what it would be more handy for. Although I am going to use it mainly for cutting fishing line and into boxes etc. It's oh so nice to a have a sharp blade in your pocket when you need to cut a line or even gut a fish. Also the self defense option is always nice to have when you are in a pickle.
It has a bottle opener too which is definitely needed when you want to survive a party or while fishing, camping etc. And honestly The blade locks in place when open and when it arrives is very sharp so proceed with caution. It securely attaches to your pocket with no slipping which is great because no one wants to buy a knife only to lose it a few days later. Overall I'd say it's a great knife. The only potential location for weakness was the spring joint on the screwdriver bits, I could see in time it wearing out there, but honestly I don't see myself using the screwdriver portion so much and changing heads with such force to break it.
I received this product in exchange for my honest evaluation.
Welcome to the less than 30 min craft project for beginners! Okay well actually it's a review of the Kassa Chalkboard Contact paper, but it turned into a 30 min with drying time craft.
So I was given a roll of the Kassa Chalkboard Contact paper with the instructions of try this out and review it. Well I decided how best to review it but to actually make a really cute craft and I needed Menu board/grocery list board in my kitchen so totally a two birds kinda moment.
In order to make a similar board to the one above here is what you need:
1 roll Kassa Chalkboard Contact paper
1 laser cut wood frame found at Michaels or another hobby store. (If you have a lot of vintage or thrift stores look for old picture frames with similar styling or mirrors. I have seen them repainted and hung in a similar fashion for beautiful and unique chalkboards!)
1 acrylic or spray paint of choice (I chose to go with acrylic because this was a craft my 6 year old and I did together. She is honestly the creative one out of the two of us and went with teal.)
1 package of scotch brand Velcro mounting stickers
Here is what we did and yes it was this easy!
Since I promised to review it for quality this is what I can say specifically about the Kassa Chalkboard Contact paper. It's pretty thick, not so thick that it isn't very pliable but thick enough you don't rip it easily and definitely need to use scissors. It wipes off fairly cleanly with the wipe they supply, but also with a sock or a paper napkin. At about 10$ a roll right now on Amazon you can complete the whole project under 20$, but if you find a great frame at a thrift store you can recreate some of the gorgeous ones from Etsy at a fraction of what they are charging! And also have another 4 ft left to make a few more for gifts! This is a great option an easy way to Chalkboard up your house.
HAVIT HV-H2188D Virtual 4D Vibration Computer Gaming Headphone Headset with Breathing LED Light for PC Review by GERPWNS
Disclosure: I received these in exchange for an honest review, in order to give a good quality review I contracted out with my favorite Gamer guy to review it GERPWNS. Check out what he thought about it. He received no compensation for the review only doing a favor for a friend with the strict request to be unbiased and honest.
If your interested in buying them for yourself click on the picture below to take you directly to Amazon!
So this is my second silicone pan I have tried out, the original pan I tried was a donut pan and I love it. I was hesitant about silicone thinking that it wouldn't hold up or bake evenly. However, I noticed that they are very stable within the individual wells, they however bend in between. I use a cookie sheet underneath for stability on the rack and it solves that without the mess. They baked as evenly as they would in any other pan which I appreciate. I love that I can almost immediately touch the pan and remove the baked item. The thing I liked most about this set is the color.
The bright pink color is super cute. I like when I bake with silicone that I can immediately transfer them to the cooling rack then start baking more. I also like that I can stack so many of them or fold them in my cupboard. The space saving is a great bonus of silicone but what I like best is that I don't burn myself when I touch the pans. I am an impatient person especially when it comes to baking, I want things to get done quickly and when I can transfer hot cupcakes out within minutes without burning myself or ruining them. Overall it's a great addition to any bakers cupboard. At less than 15$ right now on Amazon this set is a steal too!
The little kids in my house have philosophical conversations over mermaid tails and all things magical on a regular basis. It is genuinely interesting to listen to their logic and I know I can't help to laugh. So it seems like the perfect fit to put a tail on them. I got this tail for Lily my 6 year old and I have to say she was not just happy about it she was literally giddy. When she opened up the little bag that it came in she started to squeal, I would have swore there literally was a mermaid in the house with how high pitched it sounded. Almost immediately after she pulled off her pants and put it on, I know it doesn't require pants removal however, when you are six and you get your first mermaid tail I guess that is the first thought that comes to your mind. After sliding into the mermaid tail she was saddened for a moment when it didn't immediate turn her into a mermaid she was still excited by how warm it was. The soft lining is definitely a plus and makes for an extra warm time. The tail comes just above her navel so it's a great "throw" like size only in a half sleeping bag style. She loves the colors and the vibrant purple fins especially. I like that it makes her happy. It has now become a battle in the house however because I wasn't aware that my 4 year old son too would like to be a merman and that I need to have a second one. That being said, I would definitely order again from this company. The quality of the stitch looks to be something that will last for some time to come and there were no defects. Overall I would say great product.
My only critique is I wish they offered it in larger sizes as well. I would love to gift one of these to a mermaid enthusiast friend for her birthday however it's definitely designed for children to enjoy and her adult body would not fit so well inside of it. That being said they are called Little Mermaid tails so that probably is not part of their plans
I received this in exchange for my honest opinion and to utilize my two little tester beasts to see how well they would like it, no monetary compensation was received and I was not asked to give a positive endorsement in any way.
If you have ever stayed at a roadside motel or a budget hotel with the door open to the outside world the locks never really feel secure enough. I haven't ever had an incident but I sometimes worry it only takes one right. Also if you have ever wondered whether or not they might accidently assign your room to another person and have someone walk in on you sleeping. And my mom is very paranoid, she can't really sleep in foreign places unless she feels very secure so when given the opportunity to review this I thought now this is a useful item I'd like to try. So how does it work pretty effective. I tested it out on my interior door on my room. You slide it into the door jam and shut the door. You actually don't have to lock it just putting the safety lock in locks the door and makes it not move from either side. I have attached a picture showing how effective it is. It's a great option for securing a door.
Pictures do not do these earrings justice. The picture makes it seem like they don't sparkle, but they truly do. The silver is shiny and the stones sparkle from the quality of the cut. My mom's favorite stone is Amethyst so I intend on gifting them to her, although when they arrived I really want them for myself. The color of the Amethyst is so vibrant you can tell these are not bottom barrel amethyst but were hand selected and cut with sparkle in mind. At 2 carats the size is definitely nice as well for natural stones. The design is called a woven indian basket and it actually does look like a beautiful stone in the middle of a basket.
Having purchased several items from Novica over the last few months I knew that I would be impressed with the craftsmanship, but this particular set has outdone itself. They are truly gorgeous earrings, that literally can be worn with just about anything. I like the length they have enough length to allow the stone to sit comfortably below the ear lobe but don't dangle where they will get wrapped in hair. Overall these are a beautiful set of earrings that would brighten up anyone's day to receive.
I received these at discount in order to conduct an honest unbiased opinion.