REVIEW: Jackpot Candles are a real prize!

(Image Credit: Jackpot Candles)

(Image Credit: Jackpot Candles)

There are several things in life that I have a hard time turning down. One of those things is a candle. I love candles, and I have two shelves in my pantry that prove to you that I seriously don’t need to buy anymore. However, I just keep coming back to candles because there’s nothing like coming home from a stressful day at work, turning on your favorite music, dimming the lights and lighting a candle to just relax (optional but usually required – a glass of wine). Continue reading

An Interview with Jewelry Designer Jane Basch

An Interview with Jewelry Designer Jane Basch

In the midst of the craze and bustle that was New York Fashion Week 2014, Jane Basch stood gracefully beside her showcase of beautifully designed jewelry, doing what she does best—making it personal. She connected with each and every guest at the event, making you really feel the bright energy that is Jane Basch Jewelry Designs, her brand of precious, personalized jewelry. Continue reading

Would You Use a Phone-Charging Bracelet?

(Image Credit: Q Designs)

(Image Credit: Q Designs)

It is truly amazing what technology can do and recently I have been fascinated with charging devices. A few months back I purchased one of those battery blocks that you charge up and then use to charge your phone. I thought it was genius in the beginning. Then life happened. By that, I mean that I was constantly losing it somewhere. It was in the bottom of my bottomless purse. It was under the edge of my bed. It fell somewhere in my car. It soon was just as annoying as keys, bobby pins or an uncharged phone, as in it would be helpful if I could keep it in my eyesight and operational.

There is a solution that I have recently been made aware of that I would like to explore: phone charging bracelets! The initial issue of getting lost basically solves itself. Where is that pesky yet helpful thing? Oh yeah, physically attached to me! I would want to try it out based on that fact alone!

A phone charging bracelet would be particularly helpful in crowded situations, I think. Christmas Eve my family and extended family all crams into my grandmother’s not-so-big house. The chances of me getting to the outlet are close to zilch. If I had the bracelet it wouldn’t be a problem. I also imagine if I ever became an extreme cross-country runner, like Waco to Austin, Texas extreme; that would be super handy! Then again, I probably would not be playing Candy Crush while I’m trekking across Texas. I do not run though, so maybe I would.

I think you get the point though. The convenience thing is a huge factor in my saying yes, I would love to try it out. Wait, but this is no choice to make on a whim. It is a much bigger choice when you consider the price. I typed in “phone charging bracelet” in Google and found an article from Fashionista that bragged about the QBracelet. The product is still in a pre-order phase but it features a sleek, thick steel looking design that boasts the ability to charge an Android or iPhone in approximately 60 minutes. The going pre-sale price is $78. The planned retail price will be $98 according to the Q Design website.

QDesigns says the bracelet can charge up to 60%. At first I thought 60 minutes to charge sounded slow, but up a percent a minute would not be bad in a truly dire situation I suppose. I still think the price would be too high for me to buy. In a road trip/vacation situation it would be nice in theory. However, if I’m just out running errands at the mall or my phone dies during my bus trip home, I probably do not want to wait a minute for every percent to go up. I would hypothetically be home or back to a wall plug that could help me faster before that bracelet would do any good.

What about other charging bracelets? Well, some others I have seen are pricey too. Wait, you say, maybe your super cool aunt gifts this to you. That is an exception. I do not mind if someone gifts it or if I won it. I just do not think I could justify buying it for myself.

But if the price was better, which could feasibly happen as demand goes up and we become savvier as a global consumer group, I would definitely try a phone charging bracelet. Until the price becomes better, I will still feel like it sounds like a super cool possibility straight out of The Jetsons, but not a possibility for me.

Featured DIY: Delicate Jewelry Storage by A Pair and A Spare

(Image Credit: A Pair and A Spare)

(Image Credit: A Pair and A Spare)

I love the delicate jewelry trend, but it can be difficult to store a plethora of necklaces and bracelets when you live in a small apartment with limited closet and counter space. That’s why this DIY Delicate Jewelry Storage tutorial is so awesome! When it’s completed, this clothesline-style jewelry storage system serves a dual purpose – it keeps your necklaces neat and works as a pretty piece of décor. Continue reading

Jamie Joseph Jewelry: A Hidden Gem

(Image Credit: Jamie Joseph Jewelry)

(Image Credit: Jamie Joseph Jewelry)

I hesitated for awhile on writing a feature discussing Jamie Joseph Jewelry—not because I have any kind of issue with their designs, but rather because I feel like I discovered a hidden gem, and I wasn’t sure I was ready to share my secret. Continue reading

VIDEO: An Exclusive Interview with Jane Basch of Jane Basch Jewelry Designs

(Image Credit: Sean Torenli/The Daily Quirk)

(Image Credit: Sean Torenli/The Daily Quirk)

The Daily Quirk caught up with Jewelry Designer Jane Basch at New York Fashion Week and we’re bringing you an exclusive interview. Watch the feature below to find out more Basch, her handcrafted jewelry line, Jane Basch Jewelry Designs, and why celebrities are lining up to be adorned in her personalized pieces! Continue reading

Five Ways to Clean Your Jewelry At Home!

(Image Credit: Trionis)

(Image Credit: Trionis)

Every now and then you may want to get fancy and throw on a little bling, but infrequently worn jewelry may be stored out of sight, collecting dust or rust. If you don’t want to spend money at a fancy cleaner’s, try these methods to spruce up your jewelry before decking out your latest outfit. In most cases a toothbrush, a shallow bowl, and one easy household item is all that is needed! Continue reading

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VIDEO: An Inside Look at Pandora Rose Collection Preview Party at NYFW!

(Image Credit: Sean Torenli / The Daily Quirk)

(Image Credit: Sean Torenli / The Daily Quirk)

The Daily Quirk was at the Empire Hotel for the Pandora Rose Collection New York Fashion Week Preview Party and we chatted up all the celebrities there to bring you their thoughts on the new collection! “Every woman can be a Pandora woman because every woman has a story to tell,” said Keshia Holland, director of public relations and online marketing for Pandora Jewelry. And the guests all seemed to agree, most commenting that new line was “feminine” and “beautiful.” But you don’t have to take our word for it! Watch the feature below to hear praise for Pandora directly from Miss Universe, Miss Teen USA, Actress Mechelle Epps and many more, and to find out about Pandora’s new collection!

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Keisha Holland, Director of Public Relations and Online Marketing for Pandora Jewelry, and TDQ Correspondent Lauren Gambino (Image Credit: Sean Torenli / The Daily Quirk)

VIDEO: Pandora’s Keisha Holland discusses the Pandora Rose Collection at NYFW!

Keisha Holland, Director of Public Relations and Online Marketing for Pandora Jewelry, and TDQ Correspondent Lauren Gambino (Image Credit: Sean Torenli / The Daily Quirk)

Keisha Holland, Director of Public Relations and Online Marketing for Pandora Jewelry, and TDQ Correspondent Lauren Gambino (Image Credit: Sean Torenli / The Daily Quirk)

Who is a Pandora Woman? Well, according to Keisha Holland, Director of Public Relations and Online Marketing for Pandora Jewelry, if you have a story to tell – no matter the story – you are a Pandora Woman. The Pandora Collection is all about displaying your personal style and life moments, all while keeping it affordable and stylish. While at New York Fashion Week, The Daily Quirk was on hand at the Pandora Rose Preview Party at the Empire Hotel for the unveiling of the new Pandora Rose Collection, and we’re bringing you the inside info.

Check out the video below to find out what makes a Pandora piece timeless and what it means to be a Pandora woman, and to take a firsthand look at the new Pandora Rose Collection!

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Miss Teen USA 2014 K. Lee Graham and TDQ Correspondent Lauren Gambino (Image Credit: Sean Torenli / The Daily Quirk)

VIDEO: An Exclusive Interview with Miss Teen USA K. Lee Graham at the Pandora Jewelry NYFW Party!

Miss Teen USA 2014 K. Lee Graham and TDQ Correspondent Lauren Gambino (Image Credit: Sean Torenli / The Daily Quirk)

Miss Teen USA 2014 K. Lee Graham and TDQ Correspondent Lauren Gambino (Image Credit: Sean Torenli / The Daily Quirk)

The Daily Quirk had the opportunity to talk with Miss Teen USA winner K. Lee Graham at the Pandora Rose Preview Party during New York Fashion Week at the Empire Hotel and we’re bringing you the exclusive interview! Watch the video below to hear Graham talk about what it means to be a Pandora woman, New York Fashion Week and why she loves Pandora Jewelry.

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TDQ Correspondent Lauren Gambino with Miss Universe 2014 Gabriela Isler (Image Credit: Sean Torenli / The Daily Quirk)

VIDEO: An Exclusive Interview with Miss Universe Gabriela Isler at the Pandora Jewelry NYFW Party!

TDQ Correspondent Lauren Gambino with Miss Universe 2014 Gabriela Isler (Image Credit: Sean Torenli / The Daily Quirk)

TDQ Correspondent Lauren Gambino with Miss Universe 2014 Gabriela Isler (Image Credit: Sean Torenli / The Daily Quirk)

Gabriela Isler loves fashion, and as the reigning Miss Universe 2014 you can imagine she knows a thing or two about the hottest trends. In fact, Gabriela loves New York because she feels it’s the fashion capitol of the U.S., and she’s not wrong. The Daily Quirk got the chance to sit down with the Miss Universe winner on the rooftop of the Empire Hotel at the Pandora Rose Preview Party during New York Fashion Week to talk about Pandora Jewelry, Fashion and more in an exclusive interview you can watch below!

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5 Statement Accessories You Need Right Now by Kelsey Murray of Tickle Me Pink

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Spring is all about making a statement with a print or an accessory. It’s the time to bring out the brightest and boldest in order to celebrate the changing of seasons! At the moment these accessories are at the top of my list. Blush pink, radiant orchid, mint and pistachio are the colors that should be on your radar as we head into warm(er) months.

Now, let’s talk a statement earring. Have you heard of Ella Capri or T&J Designs? Affordable, adorable jewelry that’s perfect for your bank account and your next date. They have oodles of baubles for every sort of occasion! Continue reading

DIY Jeweled and Studded Cuffs (Image Credit: Life in Mod)

DIY Jeweled and Studded Cuffs by Life in Mod

DIY Jeweled and Studded Cuffs (Image Credit: Life in Mod)

DIY Jeweled and Studded Cuffs (Image Credit: Life in Mod)

I always find it funny when magazines recommend jewelry pieces that cost upwards of $50 as items that can be afforded on any budget. I don’t know about you, but as a recent college graduate who has yet to begin her career, there is no way I can drop $50 or more on a necklace or bracelet, no matter how cute it is.

That’s why I love these DIY Jeweled and Studded Cuffs from Life in Mod. Blogger Camille Dipaola created these gorgeous and affordable bracelets with just a few supplies you can find at your local craft store. She walks you through the project step by step, and once you know the basics, you can take your own creative spin with designs of your own.

These cuffs would be a great addition to any wardrobe. They’re great pieces of statement jewelry for your next girls-night-out or date night. To get crafty, check out the Full DIY over at Life in Mod.


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5 Rules for Rocking Statement Jewelry

Statement Necklace (Image Credit: Barbro Andersen)

Statement Necklace (Image Credit: Barbro Andersen)

Statement jewelry is in, there is no question about that. These pieces are fun, dramatic and eye catching, but can be hard to know how to wear. Below we give you 5 general rules to follow when you want to rock a statement piece. Continue reading