Thursday, November 14, 2019

Holly Lane Jewelry Review and Giveaway #hollylane #hollylanegiveaway

Holly Lane's sterling silver Christian jewelry is intentionally designed to create opportunities to share Christ with others and spark conversation about the verses in the Bible they are based on. When worn it is a personal reflection of faith. Each piece is lovingly designed by Tiffany Scott in Virginia. This jewelry helps bring comfort to the wearer of God's promises. Each piece of the Holly Lane line comes with a Story Card that features the verse reference on the front, and an explanation of the design's significance on the back. Tiffany uses many different semiprecious gemstones throughout the line. The customer can put together combinations of pendants, chains, and bead drops based on the promises that manifest more in their lives currently. Each piece of the Holly Lane line is packaged with the utmost care to make the unboxing experience special.

Holly Lane wrapped in decorative tissue paper and ribbon.

What We Thought:

I received the Esther Necklace from Holly Lane. When I opened the box it had arrived in I was in awe of the lovely way it was wrapped and presented. Inside the parcel was a magnificently gift-wrapped bundle. It was enclosed in decorative tissue paper with flecks of gold, a blue ribbon, and a gold embossed sticker with a crowned bird on it. Once I gently unwrapped that I first found a card with a bit about the company and a sheet with my order information.

The small jewelry box is uncovered.

Under that was a nest of shredded brown paper. In the center of the nest was a sticker with waves and the words, Be Still Psalm 46:10 and the Holly Lane logo in the lower corner. Under the sticker was a small box that opened with a ribbon tab like a drawer. The floral lined drawer held the Esther Story Card on top of a velvet pouch with the necklace inside.

The Story Card and jewelry pouch are revealed inside the drawer of the box.
After admiring and unraveling all of the intricate wrapping I finally beheld the Esther Necklace. The jewelry piece is so gorgeous! The pendant has a lovely geometric flower radiating from the center over a Star of David that represents Esther's beauty and influence as well as her heritage and faith. I love how it says, "You Make Me Brave" on the backside of the pendant too. Its two-tone sterling silver chain is adjustable up to 20" and is just as beautiful as the other details. Dangling from the chain are fine silver beads and iridescent freshwater pearls. The finishing touch is an 8mm genuine amethyst in a pretty bezel setting to represent Esther's royal position. I love the deep purple color of the amethyst! Amethysts are such pretty crystals. This necklace is a testament to that in which: if we have faith in God, He will help us be brave in the situations that we need to be brave the most.

The gorgeous Esther Necklace, back and front of the pendant.

Here you can see how the jewelry is crafted:

Me wearing my Esther Necklace from Holly Lane.

I would highly recommend Holly Lane Jewelry! Their level of craftsmanship and attention to detail in both their jewelry and packaging is outstanding. Christmas is coming soon and their unique jewelry would be an exceptional gift for your someone special.

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  • Who Can Enter: Open to US Residents 18 years or older.
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DISCLOSURE/DISCLAIMER: I received this complimentary product to facilitate this review. My thoughts are mine and my family's own opinion and have not been altered by anyone else. I did not receive any other compensation for doing this review.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Ugly Christmas Sweater Review and Giveaway!

You know how around Christmastime some people get dressed up in ugly Christmas sweaters and get pictures taken just for fun?? Ugly Christmas has the perfect sweaters for that occasion! They have ones that are themed: The Office, Napoleon Dynamite, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Grateful Dead, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Elf, A Christmas Story, Home Alone, Grinch, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Ghostbusters, Fortnite, Star Wars, and Deadpool! These are perfect for boys and girls, men and women, children and adult.

I love nice warm sweaters this time of year when the days and nights grow colder. I picked the Women’s Harry Potter Owl Deathly Hallows Ugly Christmas Sweater in a small. I am a huge Potterhead and so when I saw this sweater I had to have it! This has a unisex fit and comes in XS all the way up to 3XL! It says on the website that this sweater runs small, so order one size larger than you would normally. The small size fit me quite nice.

Women’s Harry Potter Owl Deathly Hallows Ugly Christmas Sweater

This sweater would be the envy of all of Hogwarts and I am sure that Mrs. Weasley would be proud to whip up a sweater this fine in time for Christmas. This sweater is so comfortable and soft. Definitely not scratchy like Hagrid's beard. I love how cozy and warm it is. It is made from 100% Acrylic. It would be so great to wear with a hot mug of Butterbeer.

This Harry Potter Ugly Christmas Sweater is wonderful for any muggle trying to show their Hogwarts pride and it is officially licensed. I love the symbols it has on it: Hedwig the owl, the golden snitch, Harry's round glasses, lightning bolt shaped scar, firebolt broom, deathly hallows, and Harry's patronus: the stag deer. It has a traditional ugly Christmas sweater feel even though it might be a bit more unique.

I recommend Ugly Christmas for all your ugly Christmas sweater, suit jackets, pajamas, onesies, and accessory needs for the entire family. You can even all match or be is all up to you. They have so many different ones to choose from there is bound to be something that would be perfect for gifting. Perfect for Christmas celebrations too!



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DISCLOSURE/DISCLAIMER: I received this complimentary product to facilitate this review. My thoughts are mine and my family's own opinion and have not been altered by anyone else. I did not receive any other compensation for doing this review.