Dolphin Jewelry Promotes Environmental Awareness

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"And when the day comes that we can communicate intelligently with dolphins, they may introduce us to the concept of survival without aggression, and the true joy of living, which at present eludes us. In that circumstance what they have to teach us would be infinitely more valuable than anything we could offer them in exchange." -- Horace Dobbs

First of all, let's take a look at the rationale behind dolphin jewelry. What makes dolphins so attractive as jewelry motifs? Moreover, what would make them so important as to deserve a second look by jewelry-lovers, especially the socially conscientious? 

Well, for one thing -- if there is any ocean-dwelling creature that is said to be the smartest and most compassionate – it is the dolphin. Dolphins have been known to guide stranded seafarers to dry land, and converse intelligently in a language that’s all their own. Scientists have been attempting to study the way dolphins communicate, and there is increasing evidence that dolphins have their own complex language. Dolphins are also the only ocean mammals that mate for recreation, and are closest to humans in this respect.

Dolphins are also among the most graceful of sea creatures, moving smoothly and effortlessly through the turbulent waves, turning backflips in the air with all the carefree air of a human child showing off a somersault. After all, who has never felt anything but goodwill and affection for Flipper, that most beloved of all celebrity dolphins?

But there is a sad twist to the dolphins' story. Believe it or not, some species of dolphins are fast becoming an endangered species. Pierce Brosnan (James Bond 007), Dean Anderson (StarGate, McGyver) and Martin Sheen (West Wing) have been known to support causes that save dolphins from being killed for sport or commercial purposes. Pollution is driving many dolphins to flee their ocean sanctuaries, and there have been stories of dolphins being beached while fleeing desperately from nuclear testing grounds or oil spills.

Wearing dolphin jewelry may not directly save the lives of dolphins, but it will help other people become more aware of the situation surrounding these intelligent creatures. But most importantly, dolphin jewelry continues to be elegant and eye-catching through the years. It represents a serene, fun-loving beauty that perseveres despite harsh trials.

Engagement Rings from here to Eternity

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The oldest recorded exchange of  engagement rings dates back nearly 5000 years ago to ancient Egypt when a never ending band was linked with eternal love. Later for the Romans, a young ladies acceptance of a ring was a legal agreement and meant that the girl was no longer available. These ancient engagement and wedding rings were not gold engagement rings but were often made from simple and crude bands of iron.

Even in these modern times, the gold engagement ring is still regarded as a potent symbol of unity and marriage, which sends out a message about a persons marital status. Traditions have changed over the centuries and not only have the materials which the rings are made out of changed, but men too are now choosing to wear a ring as a symbol of lasting love, fidelity and commitment.

These early tokens which indicated the sealing of a marriage contract, were certainly very different from what we now accept today as an engagement ring and probably wouldn’t have turned too many heads or invoked the green eyed monster because of their beauty and brilliance. In early Roman times rings were simple hoops made out of iron and it wasn’t until much later times that this metal was replaced with precious metals such as gold and silver which do not rust and are more attractive. 

Although diamonds were discovered in India at the beginning of the ninth century, it wasn’t until 1500 onwards that brides to be would be wearing something a little bit more special and even then, diamonds would be very much for the wealthy and for royalty.

Since their discovery, diamonds have always been prized for their beauty and brilliance as well as their extreme hardness and the word diamond originated from the Greek word adamas, which means unconquerable. Some even believed diamonds to possess magical powers and along with their other properties, this has made diamonds perfect as a representation of the marriage bond.   

When further sources of diamonds were discovered in the nineteenth century, it increased the availability and they became more fashionable, particularly set in engagement rings.

Styles of engagement rings have varied greatly over the years but still some designs have remained popular throughout. The single diamond solitaire is a strong favourite and nobody can resist that big sparkler. The three stone styles have also remained popular and many still believe that this signifies ‘I Love You’.  

Although some ladies have chosen other precious gemstones for their engagement rings such as rubies, emeralds, opals and many more, the diamond still is the favourite and as the song says ‘Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend’.   

Platinum has also become a popular although a very expensive alternative to gold and silver. Recently there has been a surge in interest in engagement rings made from titanium and zirconium because not only are these metals attractive, lightweight and very hard wearing but they are also hypoallergenic. These metals lend themselves well to more modern styles and the metals can be heat treated to produce wonderful colour effects which make many rings totally unique pieces as no two will ever look the same. 

Because of their hardness, Titanium and Zirconium are also used to produce stunning tension set diamond engagement rings, an effect which would be much more difficult to achieve with precious metals which are much softer and more prone to wear over the years increasing the likelihood of the precious stone working loose from the .

Most people wear their engagement ring on the third finger of the left hand although there are a few European countries where the engagement ring is worn on the right hand. The reason for wearing on the third finger of the left hand is thought to date back to ancient Rome and Egypt when it was believed that a vein that ran through that finger ran straight to the heart. Many women also wear their gold wedding ring with a diamond engagement ring and an eternity ring. Photo Source here.

Know Your Own Scent

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It may sound funny to you, but it is really essential to understand your own scent (or "smell"), it is really good to realize and recognize how your body smells as it will affect the type of perfume you choose, or amount of particular perfume oil you add while making your own perfume.

The body and skin of each person has a peculiar smell - similar to a fingerprint, voice check or a model of your chromosome. It is scientifically proven that our doubts, hopes, requirements, our nutritional preferences, our fitness, our ability to believe and liberate, are highly influenced by the smell of our body. There are many interesting stories about how detectives and spies were able to trace out the thieves by their body odor. It has also been stated by different researchers that the smell of our body has a deep impact upon our brain. When we go out to purchase a perfume, or select any perfume oils, we knowingly or unknowingly prefer those fragrances which are acceptable and can easy assimilate with the smell of our skin. The oil or perfume you put on your skin mixes with the smell your body and skin and creates a new fragrance.

It is also said that if you understand the smell of your body correctly, and purchase and use perfumes properly, it will have a positive effect in your personal and professional life. You will be more energetic and optimist in your life.

The best way to determine your own smell character is to not take a shower following your workout and don't rinse your hair or spritz on body spray. Give yourself at least two hours and write down what you felt about your own smell, then again after taking a bath to "feel" the smell, and to see the difference in smell. This will help you in determining the exact smell of your body. Once you ignore all the artificial smells you put on your body, you will sense the exact smell of your body.

Once you recognize the smell of your body, switch over to the fragrance of different perfumes, try them one by one or select any one at random, and use it to see how your body responds to it; if both the smell of skin and the perfume is blending properly then this perfume is correct for your skin. It is also good if you take three to four different fragrances, before selecting the best, as it may help you in making your final decision.

You should not forget that your presence is important for you as well as others. You should not forget that it is really important to smell good and smell correct. Once you know about the nature of the smell of your body, you should go for the smell of the perfume accordingly, as it not only affects your mind and nature, but also affect other's mode as well. So in order to have right perfume, you should rightly learn how you smell.

Shoutout to Women's Era for the wonderful photo I used in this post. <3

Ethical Fashion: What, Why and Why Now?


What is ethical fashion, why is it important, and why are we just hearing about it now?  Well, to answer these questions we start with what is wrong with clothing production today.  Most clothing available in stores today is produced in an unethical manner using sweatshop and/or child labour to ensure a larger profit margin.  Manufacturers use unsustainable fabrics like non-organic cotton (dubbed as natural, it accounts for almost 25% of all pesticide use) and polyester (which is a petroleum by-product).  They use conventional dying practices which release chlorine, chromium, and other pollutants into the environment  posing a health risk to the farmers, assemblers and wearers (7 of the top 15 pesticides used on conventional US cotton crops are “possible”  to “known” human carcinogens).  The shift to ethical production practices in the clothing industry has been undeniably important for a long time making the market ripe for a positive change.  Consumers are starting to demand better.

What is Ethical Fashion?

Ethical fashion is that which is produced using: fairly-paid and fairly-treated adult workers; sustainable fabrics and materials like organic cotton, hemp, bamboo, and reclaimed or recycled materials; low-impact fiber-reactive dyes or vegetable dyes; respect for a healthy environment and/or product for the farmer, the assembler, and the wearer of the clothing.  

Why Ethical Fashion?

We are all responsible for how our own lifestyles affect the environment.  Simple measures can be taken to achieve big changes by simply switching our buying patterns to include products made of low impact materials.  Positive pressure on businesses who have yet to volutarily clean up their acts is very easily applied by simply choosing not to spend money on their products, and helping – little by little – to grow the businesses who have made an explicit commitment to responsible business practice.

Why Now?

The wonderful thing about the booming ethical fashion industry is the huge variety of designs, colours, cuts, fabrics and sizes now available.  Long stigmatized as cousin to the  burlap sack, the ethical offerings today are design-oriented.  Designers with heart are creating beautiful, sexy, edgy, classic, current, imaginative, and, yes, flattering pieces – ethics will simply not be compromised and thankfully neither will the look and feel of their work.  Reducing our footprint can be done without making any sacrifices.  

One of the main driving forces of the ethical fashion boom is public awareness.  Thanks to exposés on large manufacturers, the fact that sweatshop labour is used for the overwhelming majority of production can no longer be ignored.  The power of boycotting has been demonstrated, as has the power of voting with our dollars to support good practice. Thanks to accessible work like  “An Inconvenient Truth”, the lay person is no longer free to assuage their environmental guilt with the denial of the existence of climate change. Thanks to alternative medical practitioners, who deal with cause instead of just symptom, we're learning that we can build health by surrounding ourselves with and consuming healthy things.  

Consumers are growing weary of the quantity without quality mentality.  Most designers with an ethical bent to their art, work in small batches, producing high quality goods with exceptional fabrics. Consumers are, in growing numbers, appreciating the right to vote with their dollars; and are exercising it to support expansion of the sustainable textile industry, small farmers and farm co-operatives.  We're all looking for ways to reduce our environmental impact, increase our social contribution, ease our consciences,  hold on to some creature comforts, and continue celebrating art in all its forms.

Shout out to Eco Warrior Princess for the wonderful photo I used in this post.

PREVIEW: Getting to Know Melissa Bolona

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Melissa Bolona Philanthropist: Always Lending a Helping Hand

Many actors use their fame for good, such as becoming involved in charity work. By having notoriety, a celebrity can use their status for good, such as helping charities that work with children or animals. Many celebrities try to use their spare time to help others and Melissa Bolona is no exception. Melissa has been involved in philanthropy for many years and continues to work to help others. She is known as a top 20 philanthropist under the age of 40 and continues to use her time wisely, helping those in need. 

Starting at an Early Age

In her youth, Melissa began her philanthropic work and has continued to expand on how she helps others. Back in 2013, Melissa took on the role as the charity ambassador for Gents, working to raise money for the James Blake Foundation. For three years now, Melissa has worked to support the Sean Penn J/P Haitian Relief Organization and worked to raise money for the Clinton Foundation. 
By 2015, Melissa was recognized by the New York Observer as a leading young philanthropist. She works in several areas to help others including supporting the ASPCA, CAA Foundation, Algemiener News and Stylight. Melissa uses a great deal of her free time in order to help others.

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Model and Actress
As a model and actress, Melissa is constantly traveling around the world. It is during these travels that she is able to see just how people live and where help is needed. Melissa is usually found in Los Angeles and New York City, while extensively traveling for work. You can follow Melissa and see where she goes and learn more about her philanthropic work as well as what she is currently working on following her on social media. She is active on Instagram and has developed quite the following. 
For everything Melissa Bolona press-related, check her complete list of movies at Melissa Bolona IMDB.

Friday Favorites #2

Happy Friday, loves! I know it's been a rough week for all of us and that is why I decided to do a write up about some amazing stuff that I discovered online. I also took time to get the link of the item in case you also want to purchase it. Clicking the link will direct you to Amazon.

6. Hedgehog Plush Toy ($12.99)

There you go, I hope you liked all the stuff I have posted here for my second week doing Friday Favorites. If you want to read the first one, feel free to go here. If you want me to feature something here, please do send me an email at deejblogs@gmail.com.

EDITOR'S PICK: Nike Air Max 90 Ultra 2.0 Flyknit in Classic Black and White First Look!

Sharing you this amazing counterpart of Bright Crimson, the Nike Air Max 90 Ultra 2.0 in Classic Black and White Color! It looks pretty neat! Scroll down for more photos!
Photo Credits: HypeBeast

10 Breakfast Recipes to Start Your Morning Right!

Breakfast Recipes to Start Your Morning Right!
Happy Monday, everyone! So this is going to be my last post for the month of February and expect more from me about summer essentials and skincare tips for hot and humid temperature. In the meantime, feel free to check out these breakfast recipes I have got here to start your morning right.

Friday Favorites #1

Happy Friday, loves! I know it's been a rough week for all of us and that is why I decided to do a write up about some amazing stuff that I discovered online. I also took time to get the link of the item in case you also want to purchase it. Clicking the link will direct you to Amazon.



There you go, I hope you liked today's entry. See you again on Monday and enjoy your weekend! xo

Karlie Kloss Editorial for Vogue US March 2017

Feeling thrilled when I first saw these photos of Karlie Kloss for Vogue US for the month of March 2017. Aside from these gorgeous photo of Kloss dressed as a geisha, this editorial also reminds me of the animation "Spirited Away".

Photography: Mikael Jansson
Styled by: Phyllis Posnick
Hair: Julian D’Ys
Makeup: Hannah Murray
Model: Karlie Kloss
First Seen on Fashionista

Freckle Tattoos Is The New Trend This 2017!

There are lip tattoos that will always give you that pink natural lips without lipstick and there are also eyebrow tattoo for you to have that gorgeous brow that does not need frequent retouching but have you heard of freckle tattoo?

Freckle Tattoos Is The New Trend This 2017!

I kinda weird but yes, you can have freckles tattoo now and this is going to be a trend for the upcoming months. 

Gorgeous Neiman Marcus 2017 Swimwear Trend

I know it's only February but as early as now, I am preparing this blog to be summer-ready. So today, I will be posting some gorgeous swimwear trends from Neiman Marcus. If you are looking for some summer outfit this 2017, check out the photos below.


1. Graphic Prints // 2. Lace Coverup // 3. High Neck Silhouette // 4. Detailed Back // 5. Strappy Details //  6. Plunging Neckline

For more amazing products, visit Neiman Marcus's shop!

EDITOR'S PICK: Stylish Footwear from Neous

I am currently in love with these stylish Neous shoes that I saw while browsing some products to feature on the blog. Neous is just new in the shoe industry but it offers high quality products that you can use in different occasions. It is a London based brand founded by Alan Buanne and styled by Vanissa Antonious, a former Harper's Bazaar editor. Prices starts at around $350.

Victoria Germyn and Robin Marjolein for Wildfox Sunkissed Spring 2017

It feels like an early summer when I look at these gorgeous photos of Victoria Germyn and Robin Marjolein for Wildfox Sunkissed Spring 2017. Everything looks so fresh and lively and their statement outfits are also amazing!

Photography:  Mark Hunter & Steven Meiers
Hair: Luke Chamberlain
Makeup: Gloria Noto
Models: Victoria Germyn & Robin Marjolein

Weekly Link Roundup: 8 Blog Posts About Skin Care You Should Read Now!

Happy Friday loves! In the past few days, I have read some amazing blog posts about skin care and as always, I bookmark all of them so that I could featured them here on my weekly link round up!

1. Keiko Lynn's detailed morning and night time skin care routine is first on the list! Such a wordy post but it worth the read!
2. Renee Rouleau's 10 night time skin care tips is also a must try.
3. Wondering about some skin care routines of your favorite beauty bloggers? Read it all here!
4. Kathleen Jennings also shared her night time skin care routine. Amazing products were also mentioned. 
5. Experiencing uneven facial skin tone due to harsh skin products? Try this amazing product I have featured yesterday.
6. Skin and Tonics very wordy yet informative post about her skin care routine is also a must read. One day, I will write something like this.
7. Emily Gemma's skin care routine that mainly focuses on shrinking pores and fading dark spots is also a must read.
8. If you are specifically looking for some products to try for your daily skin care routine, Paula has some helpful recommendations for you!

Photo Source: Blushless

EDITOR'S PICK: Loreal Revitalift X3 Night Cream Mask is just Perfect!

Hello Loves! If you are having a problem with the uneven tone of your skin just like what I had encountered after using Dr. Alvin's soap and Skin 101 products, that I think not okay with my skin type and I find both products very strong and not healthy to our skin at all. I am not discouraging you guys to try these products but it is important to know your skin type first so you will be able to determine if these type of products will work for you or not.

8 Must Try Green Salad Recipes

Happy Hump day lovelies! Last week, I wrote about the benefits of eating green salads not just from the inside of our body but also from the outside so today, I am going to write about some delicious green salad recipes for you to try this weekend (and so do I)!

1. This super healthy redleaf lettuce salad with grilled corn, peaches, avocado and walnuts recipe from Oprah should be the first on the list!
2. I love avocados so this green salad with avocado should also be on the list.
3. This baby kale with preserved lemon and halloumi looks very delish!
4. Since I am always busy, this very simple green salad made on the list. 10 to 12 minute preparation time is not that bad.
5. Gary Rhodes' late-summer green salad is interesting as it sounds so let me try this one as well!
6. This green salad with tomatoes, scallions and toasted kasha recipe looks like the one I always make but this one has a twist!
7. This avocado & feta green salad is also perfect for my diet! And of course, I love avocados!. 
8. I just need to add this simple green salad recipe aside from #4. This lettuce salad with garlic croutons is also a must try especially for busy person like me.

Photo Source: Paola Thomas

Get That Look: Melania Trump in Flats

Melania Trump touched down Florida in a flamed red caped Givenchy dress which is very elegant but instead of wearing high heels, Trump wore tonal flats instead. Very rare sighting according to vogue.

GET THAT LOOK: Aside from that elegant red caped Givenchy dress, Melania also wore shoes by Christian Louboutin// quilted Chanel bag // Gucci's oversize shades// and her very flattering engagement ring.

Exclusive Look at the Raf Simons x Adidas Originals Stan Smith RS in Cream


Happy Monday everyone! Starting the week right by showing you this amazing pair of Raf Simons x Adidas Originals Stan Smith in Cream color. Perfect for minimal lovers and can be matched with any casual outfit you can think of. So what do you think? Yay or Nay?

You might also want to look Nike Air Max Zero in smokey blue color that I have featured last week. I still can't get over with it.

5 Reasons Why We Should Eat Green Salads

I only eat green salads when I want to detox my body from toxic especially if I have had a lot of drinks during the weekend. But I just realized how important for us to eat salads more often. For today's post, I will be featuring 6 health benefits of eating green salads.


BUILD BONES
Shockingly, green vegetables like spinach, radicchio and watercress all contain a lot of Vitamin K. And for women, this is important in keeping bones strong!

SHARPEN YOUR EYESIGHT
Spinach, romaine and red leaf lettuce are all great source of Vitamin A that helps our eyes adapt from bright light to darkness so hurry up and toss these wonder veggies in your salad!

REV UP YOUR MUSCLES
So it is true that spinach can rev up your muscles just like what happen when Popeye eat them. According to the recent Swedish research that inorganic nitrate abundant in spinach resulted in muscles using less oxygen.

PROTECTS YOUR HEART
Preparing a Caesar salad for example is one of the best ways to protect your heard from any types of heart diseases. A study shows that the higher the level of folate in a person's diet, the lower the risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease.

REDUCE RISK OF DIABETES
Chronic magnesium deficiency has been linked to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes and the development of insulin resistance.

I also notice that when I started eating green salads or just simple vegetable in my daily diet, I notice that my skin becomes more glowing. It just shows that eating vegetables has great impact to our body not only from the outside but also from the inside.

Articles Source: Best Health Mag

EDITOR'S PICK: Nike Air Max Zero in Smokey Blue Color is to Die For!

Just want to show you how amazing this newest design of Nike Air Max Zero in "smokey blue" color. I love all shoes in blue so this is to die for!

Nike Air Max Zero in Smokey Blue Color is to Die For

Nike Sportswear’s Tinker Hatfield-designed Air Max Zero is back in yet another brand new colorway. This time around, it’s “Smokey Blue.” Marked by a predominately white upper, this latest rendition is of the “Essential” variety and ditches the ripstop nylon construction of the aforementioned women’s pair in favor of the silhouette’s usual combination of mesh and seamless synthetic overlays. Here, the shoe’s namesake “Smokey Blue” hue hits the mesh portions of the kicks, as well as the branding, eyelets, rubber outsole and visible Max Air unit. - hypebeast

Beige is Love

Today's fashion editorial is about Heather Marks in ELLE Germany this February of 2017. I gotta love all of these beige coats she wore on the shoot! In this shoot, Heather wore gorgeous outfit from Valention, Elisabetta Franchi, Bottega Veneta,Wunderkind, Burberry and more.

Model: Heather Marks
Photography: Joshua Jordan
Stylist: Kathrin Seidel
Hair: Louis Angelo
Makeup: Miriam Azoulay

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