How to Tell if a Diamond is Real or Fake 💎

How to Tell If a Diamond is Real or Fake |

When it comes to buying diamonds, you want to be certain that you’re actually getting what you’re paying for. There are a lot of diamond imitations out there that surprisingly look like the real thing, so you need to take steps to ensure a diamond is real and pure before you purchase it. Check out the helpful tips below so you can do just that the next time you’re shopping for these precious stones.


Timeless Designer Jewelry Brands You Didn’t Know Existed

Timeless Designer Jewelry Brands You Didn't Know Existed |

With more and more brands being discovered day by day, it can be difficult to find something that is genuine instead of mass produced. Brands are now endlessly searching through trends in order to find that ‘something different’, rather than producing intricate and genuine jewelry. Brands are no longer interested in utilizing their history or their heritage, and instead, are attempting to create something that immediately sells. It’s time to move away from brands that are ‘something different’ and time to move towards the timeless, classic and more importantly, traditionally rich brands. We have listed 4 designer jewelry brands you should really consider for AW16!


9 Fall Accessories You Never Knew You Needed

9 Fall Accessories You Never Knew You Needed |

Although we still have plenty of summer days left ahead of us, we can’t deny that in just a few weeks, our nights will get colder as we ease into the fall season. A lot of the time, the weather can get a bit confusing, and accessorizing is a whole other dilemma. Do we wear scarves or sandals? When do we wear boots? Well, I came up with a few accessories that’ll make it a lot easier for you guys to get ready in the mornings as we enter the fall season. These accessories will have you walking out of the house (or your dorms) feeling all dolled up with minimal effort.


New Years Eve Style Ideas with Morana

New Years Eve Style Ideas with Morana

New Year’s Eve is right around the corner and if you’re anything like me you’ve been planning your look for a while. Everything from the clothes you wear to the accessories, shoes, and hair style. Men just don’t understand the amount of planning and effort we put into this holiday.

Or maybe you’re not stressing it and haven’t put any thought into what you’ll wear. Maybe you’re planning on sitting at home and watching the ball drop in your living room. I have done that and loved it, but this year it’s all about celebrating and having fun. For me that means going out.

If you have plans or are planning on making plans (quick nod to the procrastinators among us) I have a few ideas on accessorizing. It’s amazing how a few pieces can totally transform an outfit. I hope you find this helpful and if you have more New Years Eve accessorizing ideas be sure to leave a comment and let me know!

Casual New Years Eve Style

Glamorous New Years Eve Style

Sexy New Years Eve Style

The Morana website is full of great accessories for everyday, special events, gifting and social outings. What I really love is that they offer most of their designs in multiple colors. So, if your skin tone is more suited to gold or silver, you’re in luck! There are modern, elegant, trendy, and modest pieces to choose from.

Another thing to love about Morana is their prices. While they do have some higher priced jewelry, there are pieces at unbelievably low prices. It is so fun to browse around their site and get ideas for new outfits. Regardless of your style or budget, you can bet Morana has something you’re sure to love! Be sure to check them out for your New Years Eve Styling needs!

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– 12/26/2015~1/9/2016: Take 25% off from regularly priced items ($15 or more) AND get EXTRA savings with Morana coupons!


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of MORANA. The opinions and text are all mine.

Home Interiors Done Right with Linly Designs

Home Interiors Done Right with Linly Designs

*This post is sponsored by Linly Designs*

I like to think that I am at least somewhat stylish, my clothes tend to match and my makeup is usually spot on. The questioning starts when I try to decorate my home. After trial and error I’ve realized that I am not that good when it comes to interior design. That’s something I’d love to be able to leave up to the experts. Linly Designs is an industry leader in Interior Design, and has an impressive history of growth and expansion. The company was established in 2002, offering elite interior design services.

Accessory Call

The Accessory Call is an exclusive service offered by Linly Designs. Designers deliver and place home decor, artwork, and florals to complete a client’s home to perfection. The client then has 24 hours to ‘live’ with their personalized design and decide which pieces they wish to keep. I really love that they give you time to get a feel for the new decor.

The service has received rave reviews which is encouraging. Here’s one client testimonial:

SIMPLY OUTSTANDING! These are truly the only words to describe the service we received from Linly Designs. We decided to update our living room and dining room and I contacted Linly Designs for an Accessory Call. I never thought it was possible that after 2 visits from Janet and her team that our home would look so beautiful. Janet has an excellent eye for design and she pays close attention to what you like so her recommendations meet your tastes. The product selection and the quality of the products is amazing for the prices. I have recommended Linly to all of my family and friends as I have never had such an excellent experience. We are still receiving compliments on the changes we have made to our home.

Linly Designs Accessory CallI always have so many ideas of what I want my home to look like, Linly Designs’ Accessory Call would be the perfect way for me to see how my ideas look in a real life setting. Right now, at my grandmothers, I bet they could do wonders with her nautical theme dream in her living room. She’s done a pretty good job so far, but there’s still a lot to be desired.

Linly Designs has a clear goal

The goal at Linly Designs is to create unique and personalized environments each and every time. We help our clients to express their own taste by creating spaces that reflect their lifestyle. Whether your home is old world style, traditional, contemporary or everything in between, with Linly Designs it is always warm, inviting, and comfortable.


Whether you are building or remodeling your home, looking for those perfect furniture pieces, or anything in between, Linly Designs will help you turn your design dreams into reality.

If you are looking for help getting your home to look exactly how you want then Linly Designs can help! You can call 630.769.5099 to schedule your accessory call today and be living in your updated home in no time. How exciting does that sound to you? I know it’s got me a little tingly.