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The meaning of the Cowrie Shell

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This is a tale of a little shell that is used as money, a compliment and a way to gaze into the future. The popular cowrie shell has many uses and meanings. It has shown up in the form of money, jewelry, and religious accessories in almost every part of the world. Found in the islands of the Indian Ocean, the cowrie shell soon gained popularity throughout much of ancient Africa. Many historians believe the Cowrie shell was one of the first systems of money used.Fertility, ease of use, and many blessings can be found in this little package. These...

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Mala Beads 101

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If you practice yoga or meditation regularly, you may want to consider using mala beads as a meditation aid. We love to wear yoga inspired things, from t-shirts with symbols, getting tattoos and of course wearing jewellery that express our devotion to the practice.  Mala beads are a strand of 108 beads used for keeping count during mantra meditations. They are the newest trend in wearable yoga accesories, with designers making mala necklaces that combine gemstones imbued with potent energies and sacred meaning to infuse your practice. Malas can also be made of 27 beads or 21 beads for use...

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Understanding the Evil Eye

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The real story behind the evil eye beads and why it is is more than just a good luck charm.  The History First recorded by the Mesopotamian over 5,000 years ago in cuneiform on clay tablets, the Evil Eye may actually have originated as early as the Upper Paleolithic age. We find this figure in Jewish, Christian and Muslim cultures as well as Buddhist and Hindu societies. The evil eye is a curse believed to be cast by a wicked glare, which is usually directed towards a person who is unaware. Many cultures believe that receiving the evil eye will cause one’s...

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Spicy Boho Bridesmaids

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Wondering how to style your bridesmaids for a winter or autumn wedding? With Samantha Clifton on photography, Flowers in the Foyer handling the flowers and Marnel Toerien styling hair and make up, this combination brought to life a palette of warm spicy colors: “Paired with gold accessories, this combination makes you dream of exotic nights under the stars dancing around magnificent desert fires.” Winter weddings can be just as fun as summer weddings! Long sleeve dresses are so elegant and to style them with bling can be tricky. Depending on your color scheme and theme, you should definitely keep it simple. You can go with flower...

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Boho Chic Bridesmaids

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Style your girls to be the ultimate boho chic bridesmaids! Today Romeo Foxtrot and fashion designer Jacoba Clothing shows us how to mix and match elegant bridesmaid gowns with feminine boho chic accessories.  “Bohemian wedding chic has been one of the most popular wedding styles for the last season and is expected to be even more popular for the next season,” shares Jacoba Clothing. Bohemian Chic Accessories: When it comes to bohemian style weddings, you can have so much fun with accessories! The variety is endless. My favorite accessories for bridesmaids are definitely our handmade flower crowns. They are a sure hit and gives...

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