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Charm Villa Goldfish Teabags

Posted in products, sea with tags , on November 22, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

When I was little, I used to pretend the teabags in my mugs were fish, swirling them through the water to make them “swim” by pulling on the string.

Charm Villa has brought a piece of my childhood imagination to life with their goldfish teabags!

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I’m surprised more companies haven’t done this. It seems like the most natural design idea in the world to me!

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Charm Villa

Shiro Cosmetics

Posted in makeup, products with tags , on November 21, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Shiro Cosmetics just had my eyes glued to the screen for 20 minutes. This is a cosmetic company with imagination, sense of humor, and seemingly awesome products. Check out the names!

Burdened With Glorious Purpose:
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Cognitive Recalibration:
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From the company bio:
We’re proud to offer high quality, vegan, cruelty-free makeup which we blend by hand every day in small batches from our lovely little Portland laboratory. Our inspiration comes from the things we’re passionate about (which mostly involves our being giant shameless nerds), which we’ve used to create a wide range of unique, vibrant products and colors.

What Does This Lever Do?
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Enormous Green Rage Monster:
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I can’t stop listing them! The moment I saw this brand, I did not leave my computer until I had browsed every single item.

You can wow your relatives on Thanksgiving by sporting Turkey Coma!
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For those of you who take the time to do facial contouring (I have never attempted it), you’ll find a Benedict Cumberbatch inspired product series:
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And the most amazing title…

NICK CAGE RAKING LEAVES ON AN AUTUMN AFTERNOON!
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And on the inside of the container….

Wait for it…

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Shiro Cosmetics

Jellyfish Aquarium

Posted in decoration, home, products, sea, wish list with tags , , , , on November 9, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

High on my list of Useless Things I Still Want Even Though They’re Useless is a Jellyfish Aquarium.

Here is the version from The Sharper Image:
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Create a calm, tranquil environment in your home or office with our unique Jellyfish Aquarium. This maintenance-free environment features two lifelike artificial jellyfish, illuminated by 18 LEDs that change color with five different effects. Simply fill the tank with water, add the jellyfish, and turn it on.

Another on Amazon:

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And yet another (slightly less expensive despite having more jellies):

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I fear I would be transfixed by this for absurd amounts of time…but no complaints there.

Browse other posts involving jellyfish here.

Aligator Condiment Holder Set

Posted in creatures, home, products, wish list with tags , , , on September 24, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I received a text message from one of my dearest friends, showcasing this fantastic Alligator Condiment Set.

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Pottery barn is marketing this as a Halloween product…but to me, it’s an all year kind of thing (hell, I’d put this on a wedding registry). There’s a matching alligator skull that hold a bowl!
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Does anyone actually own this set?

Hafod Grange Botanical Paperweights

Posted in home, nature, products, wedding, wish list with tags , , , , on June 12, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Hafod Grange makes a gorgeous array of Botanical Paperweights.

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I love both the idea and execution here. They are a glimpse of wildlife, frozen in time, and as much as I adore unencapsulated nature I find it intriguing to gaze upon the eternal “life” of that which we all know to be ephemeral.
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They can custom make these spherical wonders with wedding or other special occasion flowers, if you’re the sentimental type (I am…I would very much like to get one).
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Botanical Paperweights

Dragon and Phoenix Coffee Cups

Posted in home, products, wedding, wish list with tags , , , on May 1, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

The gorgeous intricacies of Chinese dragon and phoenix mythology have really caught my attention this past year. Dragon represents benevolent strength and vigilance, true embodiment of positive male (yang) energy. Phoenix is female (yin) energy, a symbol of grace, transformation and rebirth. Together, they dance in a powerful, harmonious intermingling of forces that epitomizes the perfect balance of male and female. Beautiful, isn’t it?

I found these lovely dragon and phoenix coffee cups while searching for a gift over the summer (they even come with matching spoons, shown inside the cups here).
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Truth be told, I’d probably find some way to break or injure myself on these things if I were to use them daily at home (I’m a tad on the clumsy side). But I think they’d make an amazing addition to a wedding celebration, given their poignant symbolism. Cups for the bride and groom when it’s cake time!
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Dragon and Phoenix Coffee Cups

Alchemical Palmistry Hands

Posted in alchemy, products, sculpture with tags , , on April 24, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I had stashed away this Alchemical palmistry hand on a private wish list for a year or two (then I received it over the holidays from a loved one with an uncanny knack for independently finding my coveted items, sans clues).
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The one above is my favorite. This one is a close second:
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There are also other versions of this item available.

Like this one…
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And these…
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Many artistic representations exist as well.

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I confess, I’ve never looked into palmistry. Someone told me as a child that all the tiny X’s on my hand meant a life of extreme tragedy (which, sadly, was pretty spot on in some ways). Never really wanted to see what the rest of my palm said after hearing that lovely assessment.
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Do you read palms, or have you had yours read? What’s your take on the subject?

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