You might not know this about me, but I’m a little bit into crystals. At the beginning of the year, I bought a green aventurine stone, and I never take it off. I suppose these things are only as meaningful as you allow them to be, but in my case, my aventurine crystal—which is meant to provide a “heart’s new growth.” Also: “Removes hurts of the heart and encourages new, healthy growth. Balances male/female energies. Amplifies leadership qualities. Provides courage through love.—seems to really do the trick. And let’s face it, having a little crystal power couldn’t hurt. One thing to know about crystals—if you’re really putting your energy into them, you shouldn’t let other people touch them and muck up your energy with them. If someone does touch your crystal, you can place it in a clear glass of water and sea salt on a windowsill, and allow it to soak in the sun’s rays. See, I told you I’m into this stuff. After the jump, a selection of lovely mineral and stone crystal jewelry, and what the stones can bring you. Keep reading »
Don’t you worry your pretty little head about Miss Lindsay Lohan. Earlier today, numerous headlines appeared across the internet of the “Did Lindsay Lohan Buy Drugs In Broad Daylight?” variety. These stories were on account of the video above, which shows LiLo hanging with her friend outside a bar in Venice, California. Two guys approach the pair and hand them a plastic baggie. Lindsay and her friend inspect it. Eventually, as Lindsay lights a cigarette, she awkwardly hands the guy some money. This whole incident was caught on tape by a (very annoying) paparazzi photographer.
Only, Lindsay’s publicist says the baggies didn’t contain drugs. Nope, the mystery objects in the bags were crystals. Keep reading »
“Boxy” isn’t a word often associated with looking good. It’s more the sort of thing my mom calls me on a chubby day or that one time I wore an oversized blazer and came out looking sort of like a cross between a school marm and a stripper about to get the show going. Anyway, I screwed the pooch on that one but recent Royal Academy of Fine Arts grad Irina Shaposhnikova got boxy right like you wouldn’t believe in her graduation fashion show.
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We’ve always wanted to be spies, so we adore high-tech gadgets that hide within them something unexpected. Swarovski sells not one but several dressed up USB drives decorated with about a million crystals. The Moon Chrome USB Memory Key is by far the coolest, since it’s the fanciest looking, but, sadly, it has a big price tag ($240) to match. The jump drive attached to our keychain will have to do until we marry James Bond. [Swarovski] Keep reading »