Our Gift Pick of the Day: Swarovski Crystal-Studded Earbuds

For the fashion-conscious commuter

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She’s always the first to try out a new trend. Her mailbox is filled with every fashion magazine known to man. And when it comes to commuting, this fashionista wants two things: a seat on the train, and a stylish way to listen to her music. Meet these sleek Swarovski crystal-studded earphones. But, wait for it – she can actually personalize them to match her outfit. One day black goes best, the next? She adds the interchangeable embellishments and she’s rocking bedazzled earbuds from suburb to city center. Boom.

Our 24 Hours of 24 Fixes: Holiday Edition Part I Boutique opens Friday, November 29, at 8AM ET.

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November 29, 2013

Get Crystal Clear: How to Identify a Genuine Swarovski

All crystals are created equal, right? Wrong. At least, that’s what I found out after a little digging. But how can you tell the difference between a pretty glass bead and, say, a stunning Swarovski crystal? Just look for these three simple characteristics.

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Shape & Appearance: All beads should be a uniform shape with the same number of facets, regardless of size.

Color: The shade of each bead is around 99.8% accurate. Meaning? They should all appear to be the same exact color, inside and out.

Logo: Look for the little swan. Since 1989, all Swarovski crystals and jewelry feature this recognizable logo.

Our Swarovski Boutique opens Sunday, October 27, at 11AM ET.

By Abigail Kuzia, Editor

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October 27, 2013

4 Pieces to Turn Your LBD into a Valentine’s Day Ensemble

Add some sparkle for a look your valentine won't forget

 

Four Pieces to Turn Your LBD into A Valentine's Day Ensemble

Going overboard on a Valentine’s Day ensemble is an easy thing to do. If you throw on a red dress, sparkly heels, and a few pink accessories, you’ll look like Cupid – not your valentine’s dinner date. Since an LBD never fails, start with that clean slate, then add just one piece of V-Day–inspired sparkle, like ruby drop earrings, a pink cocktail ring, or even a simple heart-shaped pendant. Then you can rest assured your date is staring at you for all the right reasons.

Our Swarovski Boutique opens Sunday, January 27, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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January 27, 2013