Friday, February 20, 2015

Green Amethyst Pendants

green amethysts pendants
Usually associated with a beautiful purple color Amethyst also comes in other hues including green. To be completely honest with you I had never seen green amethyst until very recently and I fell in love with it.

Green amethyst still gives you a feeling of clarity when wearing it and it is also a great talking point.

Because so few people have heard of green amethyst wearing green amethyst provides a talking point at parties and the like.

Green amethyst is caused when amethyst containing an iron compound is heated. Usually amethyst when heated will turn yellow, orange or brown, but the iron compound that is found in some amethyst produces a green color.

Green amethysts can range from a light sage green to a deep grass green.

Green Amethyst Jewelry Sets

Green Amethyst Pendant & Ear-ring Sets

Gold & Silver Green Amethyst Pendants

Because green amethyst is still unusual the jewelry designers have really used all of their creative juices to come up with some stunning statements with these following pendants which combine both gold and silver in the design.

Silver Green Amethyst Pendants

Silver and green makes a striking look. If you don't believe me then you need to check out these beautiful pendants. The paler green with the silver also means that these green amethyst pendants will work well with a number of different colors which means it's a versatile fashion accessory for your wardrobe.
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Gold and Green Amethyst Pendants

Green and gold looks great together (of course being an Aussie that may mean I'm biased!!!) I think if you look at some of these yellow gold pendants starring green amethyst you will definately agree.

The green amethyst suits both simple designs where it's unusual beauty can carry the piece of jewelry all by itself and more complicated designs. I've found a great selection of gold green amethyst pendants below which I know you'll love.

White Gold and Green Amethyst Pendants

Gold comes in three different variety the traditional yellow gold that we featured above, rose gold which is rarely seen and white gold which is getting more and more popular. When people like the color of silver, but still want to have gold jewelry then white gold is the answer.

The beautiful color compliments that green amethyst beautifully as you can see in these white gold and green amethyst pendants.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Ever After High Dolls - Apple White

Ever After High Dolls - Apple White Dolls

Apple White, Ever After High School StudentApple White is one of the character dolls from Ever After High (a spin off doll range from the hugely successful Monster High franchise). At Ever After High we meet the offspring of our favourite fairytale characters such as Apple White. Apple White is the daughter of Snow White and the Prince – sometimes referred to as Prince Charming or even Prince Valiant.

Why Snow White would name her daughter Apple after the Evil Queen tried to kill her with an apple when disguised as a witch does make me (as a mother) scratch my head a bit, but luckily my grandniece (who is the one that still loves dolls) hasn’t questioned the name so I’m guessing it’s not important to her.

Although she has her mother’s red lips Apple doesn’t have her mother’s hair which was ‘as black as ebony’ instead her hair is golden and cascades in curls down her back, it actually makes me think of Goldilocks when I see it and I would’ve preferred her to have dark hair, but I know that although Snow White was my daughter’s favourite princess my grandniece (who wants all of the Ever After dolls) seems to think that princesses should have long blonde hair and as she’s the ‘target audience’ for toy manufacturer Mattel they’ve obviously done their research well.

Introducing Apple White - The Doll!

An Ever After High School Doll

This is the first Apple White doll that was released and shows Apple wearing a gorgeous red and pink outfit, but probably the touch that I like the most is her apple shaped purse which I think is absolutely gorgeous.

The high heels could end up being a problem because my little niece already wants to wear heels and she’s only 6, but maybe we can tell her only daughters of princesses can wear heels……

Look at her face – isn’t she gorgeous? I can see why little Miss M fell in love with this blue eyed, blonde haired doll as she looks quite angelic close up. Now she does come with a hairbrush, but I wouldn’t recommend encouraging your child to brush her hair as I’ve found quite a few dolls look terrible and lose any curl when over brushed. I haven’t actually tried brushing Apple White’s hair though as she’s still in a box waiting to be wrapped up for someone’s birthday.

Ever After High is a divided school between Royals and Rebels and Apple White is a Royal – probably because she’s been promised a happily ever after ending to her life. Let me explain….

Legacy Day

An Important Day at Ever After High

On Legacy Day the students of Ever After High have to make a pledge to follow their destiny and live the same lives their parents did, this has led to a divide. Apple White can’t wait to make her pledge as she gets to marry her prince and live happily ever after, other children aren’t so eager to pledge as they don’t get a happy ever after as their parents were evil.

The two different groups are divided between the Royals (of which Apple White is one) and the Rebels which includes people like Apple’s roommate Raven Queen who as daughter of the Evil Queen does not have a happy ever after in her life, not only that she’s supposed to be evil.

Apple White Legacy Day Doll

A Gorgeous Ever After Doll

Legacy Day is such an important day at Ever After High that the students get to dress up in their finery and you can now get Apple White in a very regal looking costume for Legacy Day.

More Apple White Dolls

If you have fallen in love with the flaxen haired Apple White (or know someone else who has) then there are a few more of these dolls available including these -

Ever After High Getting Fairest Apple White DollEAH Way Too Wonderland Apple White DollEAH Apple White Fainting Couch Accessory

Monday, February 16, 2015

Lightning Bolt Pendants

Buy Beautiful Lightning Bolt Pendants!

There’s something about the lightning bolt and people’s fascination with it that makes lightning bolt pendants so popular.

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From David Bowie’s Starman days to Lady Gaga’s The Fame stars have been paying homage to the lightning bolt in fashion.

Lightning bolt jewelry looks good in either silver or gold which means that anyone can wear it and look good in it.

The zigzag design is instantly recognizable as a lightning bolt and I think people are just attracted to the amount of energy that’s contained within lightning. Personally I love watching a lightning storm in the sky – it really is fascinating.

Lightning Bolt Pendants Make Great Gifts Too!

Do You Like Lightning Bolt Pendants?

If you answered yes to the above question then I have another question for you - do you own any? If the answer is no then never fear as I have a great selection for sale right here! If you do already own some lightning jewelry I’m sure you appreciate getting positive comments from other people so why not give a friend a lightning bolt pendant for a birthday or Christmas gift?

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Lightning bolts don’t just attract people because of the energy contained within them, but also because as far back as the Ancient Greeks they’ve been seen as a symbol of power. Lightning bolts were always associated with the all powerful god Zeus. Since then other cultures have also held lightning bolts up as symbols of power.

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Being seen as a symbol of power means that lightning bolts also have a dark past with Nazi's using the symbol for their SS.

Lightning bolts have also been seen as a symbol of salvation and fertility or the life force.

In recent times we’ve also seen lightning bolts occur in pop culture, as I’ve already mention both David Bowie and Lady Gaga have sported lightning bolts. Also in the movies Harry Potter sports a scar shaped like a lightning bolt.

Lightning bolts can give your outfit a bit of a spark and really set your look a-light! With those two terrible puns I think I’ll leave you to try and decide between these three gorgeous pendants.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Lego City Hospital

A Lego Hospital is a Must Have Building

Out of all of the Lego themes available I must say that my favourite is the Lego City theme and luckily for me my goddaughter loves this theme too which means I can say I’m just keeping tabs on the new Lego sets for her sake – nothing like living vicariously through children is there!

This Lego City Hospital set isn’t a new set, it was actually released in 2006, but it is one that I think is a great buy for children. One of the reasons I love Lego City Lego is because it includes things that exist in real life like a pizza place, and airport, construction sites, a harbor etc. Getting a child used to hospitals without having to take them there is a great idea because should they ever have an accident you can help keep them calm and relaxed by talking about what’s different between the hospital they’re in and their Lego one.

Children use play to deal with things in their world and so you find that there’s suddenly an outbreak of flu when everyone else has been sick or someone has been rushed in to be operated on because they swallowed chewing gum and it had twisted around their insides and they might die if they’re not operated on immediately (yes thanks for that sister-in-law!!)

What Does The Lego City Hospital Set #7892 Contain?

377 Pieces of Lego Playtime

Once built the Lego City Hospital is three stories high; the first level holds the office; the second level holds the patient ward; the third level holds the operating theatre. Also as part of the set you get four minifigures, all of whom happens to be male which is disappointing; they include a doctor, a patient and two EMTs which should mean extremely great health care with those ratios!!

The set also contains a rescue helicopter which both my daughter and goddaughter loved as they used to see the rescue helicopter come in regularly when they stayed with their grandparents as it would fly right over their garden. There’s also an EMT truck included as well which also provides a lot of fun.

There are lots of different accessories which come with this set that includes a desk and lamp for the office; a couple of beds and an infusion set for the ward as well as lots of equipment for the operating theatre some of which looks very strange, but your child will know exactly what it’s for and you might be totally thrown when they tell you!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Monster High Dolls

All Monster High Dolls
If you haven't succumbed to the freaky and fabulous Monster High dolls yet, I'm sure you will once you see exactly how cool these dolls are.   Forget about Barbie these dolls weren't designed on humans, they're the offspring of some of the scariest monsters we have like the Abominable Snowman, Werewolves, Frankenstein and Ghosts - that's what gives the Monster High dolls their edge!

My daughter considers herself too old to play with dolls, but she still thinks these Monster High dolls are cool and although she didn't play with dolls much when she was younger she claims if these dolls had been around she most definitely would've!

All The Monster High Dolls

List of the Monster High Dolls Available

Now as I said these dolls weren't designed on humans they're actually supposed to be the offspring of monsters hence why they attend the Monster High School. The first thing you have to decide when buying a Monster High doll is which one to get so here's a list of all of the Monster High Doll characters -

  • Abbey Bominable - Daughter of the Yeti, Abbey loves fur, straight talking, math and pancakes! 
  • Aery Evenfall - Dream Monster: A Skeleton, find out more at MHS Fright-Mares.
  • Amanita Nightshade - She is a plant monster born from the seed of the corpse flower.
  • Astranova - Daughter of Comet Aliens.
  • Avea Trotter - An exciting doll from Freaky Fusion she is part harpy and hart Centaur which means her lower part is a horse!
  • Bay Tidechaser - Dream Monster: A Sea Monster, check out MHS Fright-Mares for more info.
  • Batsy Claro - Daughter of the White Vampire Bat.
  • Bonita Femur - From Freaky Fusion  Bonita is a mixture of a moth and a skeleton.
  • C. A. Cupid - Daughter of Eros, the Greek god of love, C. A. loves lace, psychology and cupcakes with sprinkles! Find out more about Cupid here - C.A. Cupid
  • Casta Fierce - Daughter of Circe.
  • Catrine DeMew - Daughter of Werecats, not much is known about Catrine's likes at the moment because she's still the new girl. 
  • Catty Noir - A well known celebrity she is a dark skinned Werecat.
  • Clawd Wolf - Son of Werewolves, Clawd loves football and steak! 
  • Clawdeen Wolf - Daughter of Werewolves, Clawdeen loves shopping, economics and steak - rare of course! Find out more about Clawdeen Wolf dolls here
  • Clawdia Wolf - Daughter of Werewolves and older sister to Clawdeen Wolf.
  • Cleo De Nile - Daughter of the Mummy, Cleo loves cheerleading, geometry and grapes! 

List of Monster High Dolls Continues!

  • Deuce Gordon - Son of Medusa, Deuce loves his skate shoes as well as his own culinary style creation - Greek Monster Fusion!
  • Draculaura - Daughter of Count Dracula, Draculaura loves creative writing and fruit and is a vegan!
  • Elle Eedee - Daughter of The Robots.
  • Elissabat - Daughter of a Vampire Bat.
  • Fawntine Fallowheart - Dream Monster: A Deer, find out more about these 'dream monsters' at Monster High Fright-Mares.
  • Finnegan Wake - Son of a Merman
  • Flara Blaze - Dream Monster: A Phoenix - check her out at MH Fright-Mares.
  • Frankie Stein - Daughter of Frankenstein, Frankie is the youngest which means she hasn't had time to decide on a lot of her favorites yet, although she does enjoy history.
  • Frets Quartzmane - Dream Monster: A Gargoyle, see the MHS Fright-Mares post for more info.
  • Garrott du Roque - Rochelle Goyle's boyfriend.
  • Ghoulia Yelps - Daughter of Zombies, Ghoulia loves reading and is a real bookworm who also enjoys eating fast food. 
  • Gigi Grant - Daughter of the Genie which means that she has to grant the wishes of her finder. Find out more about Gigi here - Monster High Gigi Grant.
  • Gil Weber - Son of the River Monster, Gil loves swimming, oceanology and eating plankton!
  • Gilda Goldstag - Daughter of the Ceryneian Hind.
  • Gooliope Jellington - An orphan taken in by the circus and possibly related to The Blob.
  • Headless Headmistress Bloodgood - A strict teacher who is based on the Headless Horseman and even has a horse named Nightmare.
  • Heath Burns - Son of Fire Elemental, Heath loves to flirt and is a cousin to Holt Hyde and Jackson Jekyll.
  • Holt Hyde - Son of Mr Hyde, Holt love music, both creating new mixes and music theory.
  • Honey Swamp - Honey Swamp was previewed at Comic Con and comes from (surprise, surprise) the swamp!
  • Hoodude Voodoo - Created by Frankie Stein, Hoodude loves scarecology and Scaribbean food!
  • Howleen Wolf - Daughter of werewolves, Howleen loves soccer, hot dogs and math!

All of the Monster High Dolls Continued

Monster High School Dolls - Roll Call

  • Invisi Billy - Son of the Invisible Man, Invisi Billy loves practical jokes and physics.
  • Iris Clops - A cyclops who's a member of the Fear Squad.
  • Isi Dawndancer - The Daughter of the Deer Spirit.
  • Jackson Jekyll - Son of Dr Jekyll, Jackson loves basketball, science and macaroni and cheese!
  • Jane Boolittle - An animal witchdoctor, Jane has to wear a leg brace which gives her a little trouble walking.
  • Jinafire Long - Daughter of the Dragon, Jinafire loves calligraphy, metal work and spicy food!
  • Kala Mer'ri - She has a sea monster heritage, but she tries to keep it a secret!
  • Kiyomi Haunterly - Daughter of the Neppera-Bo, the faceless ghost.
  • Kjersti Trollson - A Norwegian Troll.
  • Lagoona Blue - Daughter of the Sea Monster, Lagoona loves to eat sushi and being in or near the water!
  • Lorna McNessie - Daughter of the Loch Ness Monster.
  • Luna Mothews - Daughter of the Moth Man.
  • Manny Taur - Son of the Minotaur.
  • Marisol Coxi - Daughter of the Maricoxi (a Peruvian ape like creature).
  • Meowlody - Daughter of a Werecat and twin sister of Purrsephone, Meowlody loves napping and gymnastics.
  • Mouscedes King - Daughter of the Rat King.

  • Nefera De Nile - Daughter of the Mummy, Nefera is the older sister of Cleo and likes to make sure that Cleo's aware of that!
  • Neighthan Rot - Another character from Freaky Fusion Neighthan is part Centaur and part human.
  • Operetta - Daughter of the Phantom of the Opera, Operetta loves playing music and singing as well as enjoying Elvis Presley's favorite food - fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches!
  • Penepole Steamtail - Dream Monster: A Butterfly, check out more about her at MH Fright-Mares.
  • Peri & Pearl Serpentine - A two headed Hydra
  • Porter "Paintergeist"Geiss - Son of a Poltergeist.
  • Posea Reef - a Great Scarrier Reef goddess in training.
  • Purrsephone - Daughter of a Werecat and twin sister of Meowlody, Purrsephone loves eating ice cream and taking Mad Science at school.
  • Pyxis Prepstockings - Dream Monster: A Pegasus, find out more on our Fright-Mares post.
  • River Styxx - Daughter of the Grim Reaper.
  • Robecca Steam - Daughter of a Mad Scientist, Robecca has an adventurous streak and loves using her rocket boots to perform all kinds of tricks and stunts.
  • Rochelle Goyle - Daughter of Gargoyles, Rochelle is from Paris and loves architecture as well as sculpting.
  • Scarah Screams - Daughter of the Banshee, Scarah loves listening to stories as well as losing herself in books.
  • Serena Von Boo - She is part mermaid, part ghost with very impressive purple hair.
  • Skelita Calaveras - Daughter of Skeletons, Skelita loves absolutely anything to do with Dia de los Muertos so it's hardly surprising her favorite food is sugar skulls!
  • Skyra Bouncegait - A Ghost Dream Monster - more information can be found on our Fright-Mares post.
  • Slo Mo or Sloman Mortavitch - He is a zombie  who forms a close trio with Ghoulia Yelps and Don of the Dead.
  • Spectra Vondergeist - Daughter Ghosts, Spectra's favorite lesson at school is journalism so it's no surprise that she's also a bit of a gossip!
  • Toralei Stripe - Daughter of Werecats, Toralei loves to nap although she also likes drama and is a natural born mimic.
  • Twyla - She is the shy and misunderstood daughter of the Boogie Man, unlike her father however she hides under 'normies' beds in order to capture their nightmares instead of adding them.
  • Vandala Doublooms - Daughter of a pirate ghost.
  • Venus McFlytrap - Daughter of the Plant Monster, Venus loves the fresh air and sunshine which is why her favorite hobbies are hiking and camping.
  • Viperine Gorgon - Daughter of Medusa and sister to Deuce Gorgon.
  • Wydowna Spider - Daughter of Arachne.

The Monster High dolls have also been released in numerous different series with names like Ghouls Night Out, Dot Dead Gorgeous & Sweet 1600 so if you have a favorite Monster High doll there's probably several different versions of them available for you.

Monster High Doll Sets

A great way to add to your Monster High collection (or to start it) is by getting sets as you get more than one doll at a time. As well as there being several different series of Monster High dolls available (as I mentioned above) there are also a number of different sets available to purchase as well. Check out the one's I've compiled for you here -