Jewels By SJB – Review

Company: Jewels By SJB

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‘Jewels by SJB is a collection of hand forged, cruelty free jewels made with attention to detail out of my home studio in Toronto, ON. I’m passionate about creating pieces that are not only cruelty free but also share the vegan message through hand stamping.
To create high quality pieces that are made to last I use genuine gemstones, .925 sterling silver and 14k gold fill metal.”

“G I V I N G B A C K – When you make a purchase from Jewels by SJB, you’re not only helping to spread the vegan message but you’re also helping to save animals in need. With each purchase, a portion of profits go to The Animal House located in Ocho Rios Jamaica.”

Pieces:

Delicate Hand-Stamped Sterling Silver Cuff  – C$26.25

Dream Stack – C$76.71

Green Amethyst Gem Drop (Silver) – C$36.75

 

Reviews:

I must admit, I had been eyeing up some of the pieces from Jewels By SJB for quite some time before reaching out to them about working together. Sue, the extremely kind and hard-working woman behind the company, is based in Ontario where she creates stunning pieces of jewelry for a great cause (see above).

The pieces Sue creates are eye-catching, dainty, and celebrate Veganism. With their beautiful gemstones, hand-stamped charms, and high-quality metals, there is truly a special piece to please just about everyone (the holidays will be here sooner than you think, guys!).

The first piece that I received was the Delicate Hand-Stamped Sterling Silver Cuff. The word VEGAN is hand-stamped into the super shiny sterling silver cuff. It is thin yet sturdy, and is able to be adjusted to fit various wrist sizes and is easily taken on/off.  I love this piece because it matches everything and looks amazing stacked with other bracelets. The reason I love this bracelet most of all, to me at least, is that it’s empowering! I don’t know how other vegans feel, but sometimes when I’m out in the real world, it seems that no one else shares my values. This bracelet is a nice little way to say, Hey! You’re kind, compassionate, and making a difference! Keep up the good work!”

Next, was the absolutely stunning Dream Stack set of 3 braceletsIncluded in this set are the faceted jade with a sterling silver heart charm bracelet, the “v” for vegan matte howlite bracelet and the aqua chalcedony adjustable bezel bracelet. All three look incredible when worn together, but are also interesting and beautiful enough to wear on their own.

The Faceted Jade with Sterling Silver Heart Charm Bracelet is probably my favorite out of the three. I just love the smoky blue/purple color of the beads and I absolutely adore anything with hearts on it (I have 3 heart tattoos!).

The “V” for Vegan Matte Howlite Bracelet is as cute as can be with its hand-stamped charm and round white beads with gray marbling. This bracelet is another piece that can be worn with anything and has secret Vegan inspirational powers (like the cuff)!

The Aqua Chalcedony Adjustable Bezel Bracelet is so gorgeous! The gemstone is my all-time favorite color and it pairs perfectly with the silver and white satin drawstring. It is adjustable to fit any wrist size, and each stone is one-of-a-kind!

Last, is the dainty and elegant Green Amethyst Gem Drop Necklace. This petite gemstone hangs from a thin silver chain and is the perfect way to draw attention to your pretty little face! Both the silver and gemstone catch the light and just glow! It is perfect to layer with other necklaces or to add some shine to your day on its own!

The Bottom Line

If you are looking for spectacular, unique pieces of jewelry that have a great message and also helps animals, I highly recommend Jewels By SJB. Sue is so talented when it comes to

making these beautiful works of art. It is easy to see that she puts her heart into every piece, and that makes her jewelry truly special.

Thank you, Jewels By SJB, for working with me! You are so kind and generous and your continued success is inevitable!

 

 

 

Panda Paw – Cute Items for a Great Cause!

Organization: Panda Paw

“Our passion for pandas was ignited when we first saw them at the San Diego Zoo. Someday, we want our children to share that same spark. But with under 2,000 pandas left in the wild – we asked ourselves how could we help? Panda Paw was founded in 2016 to help #savethepandas”

Our goal is to design clothing that makes you look amazing while supporting the conservation of the beloved giant panda. We donate 10% of proceeds to pandasinternational.org. Feel free to shoot us an email! info@pandapaw.co”

Review:

I was so thrilled to be contacted by Panda Paw about becoming an Ambassador! Anytime that I can help protect animals, you know I’m down!

10% of proceeds go to Pandas International, a non-profit whose mission is to “ensure the preservation and propagation of the endangered Giant Panda.” Sounds great to me!  

I ordered Panda Paws’ Black Panda Hat. I’ve been on a hat kick lately, so why not get this one? It’s cute, casual, and has a little panda face on the front. What’s not to love?

The hat is one-size-fits-all and adjustable. It has the Panda Paws logo on the back, so whenever people watch you walk away (you know they’re checking you out after all those squats you do!) they’ll see it and hopefully check out the Panda Paw website.

They also have some REALLY cute tops that I plan to pick up soon, and a rose gold bamboo ring (currently pre-order only) that’s adorable!

The Bottom Line

Panda Paws offers high-quality items and donates a portion of their proceeds towards a great cause. With so few Giant Pandas left, we need more companies like this one! Head on over to their website to pick up this hat, or one of their adorable shirts to help the Giant Pandas!

Thank you, Panda Paw, for accepting me a Brand Ambassador! If you’re interested in becoming an ambassador, head on over to their site!

 

Sand Cloud – Whale Tail Necklace Review

Company: Sand Cloud

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Sand Cloud supports the following organizations; Marine Conservation Institute, The Surfrider Foundation, Pacific Marine Mammal Center, San Diego Coastkeeper, and Hawaii Wildlife Fund.

Product: Sterling Silver Whale Tail Necklace – $27.00 USD



Review:

The pictures speak for themselves this time! Look at this cute 100% Sterling Silver necklace! It’s made high-quality silver and matches any outfit! The front of the whale tail catches the light and has a brilliant shine, while the back of the tail has “Save the Fishies” engraved into it. The dainty chain is 16″ long and there are multiple loops for adjusting the length. I truly love this necklace and the fact that 10% of Sand Cloud’s profits are donated to the awesome organizations listed above.

Thank you, Sand Cloud, for accepting me into your Ambassador Program!

 

Vegan Love Apparel Review

Brand: Vegan Love Apparel 

Product: “The Veganning Tank Top in Black ($24.99 USD)


Review: I absolutely love the vibrant colors of this design… it’s eye catching and beautiful. I did, however, have a few issues with the shirt itself. I am very “gifted” up top (I am a G cup) and have a bit of a belly (vegan food is delicious, what can I say?), so I ordered this shirt in a 2XL. The picture on the website looked like it was made of a stretchy fitting fabric, so even if it was too big, it would look fine.

Well, the tank top arrived, and it felt and looked like it was made of a normal, thick Tshirt fabric. I tried it on and it fit loosely and was very comfortable. To test it out, I threw it into the washer and dryer. It shrunk a little and the color faded slightly, so definitely wash it in cold water and dry on low!

The fit of this tank top was not what I expected, but I still enjoyed wearing it. I have to wonder if there was difficulty making the shirt in the 2XL size and they simply altered a regular Tshirt as a solution.

The Bottom Line: 

This is a new company with cute and unique designs. The prices are reasonable and they offer sizes S – 2XL, making this a size inclusive brand. I would gladly order a shirt from them (this one one sent to me for free), perhaps in a smaller size or I would reach out to Customer Service to ask questions about the fabric and fit.