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Swarovski Crystals – Bling Review and Giveaway

The Monte Bleu Logo - "Crystalized with Swarovski elements"



Friends, it’s almost Mother’s Day Weekend and the Swarovski Crystals in the lovely products of Mont Bleu’s shop make any gift worth the wait! And this is a trick you can do, still order the gift, and just print up a picture of the gift and enclose it in a card or put the picture in a gift box with your promise that it is on it’s way! 🙂

Mont Bleu Continues to impress me after over 2 years of reviewing their ever growing products made with the lovely and Famous Swarovski Crystals! Oh yes, I simply love Bling and Swarovski Crystals are my favorite! Hey anything that involves light or catches light always caught my attention… my first words? “Itty Ight” (“pretty light”) as I pointed to a light from my first words onward. My Mother can attest to the fact that since I was a child Bling this has been something I loved and just ask my Mother and she would tell you that even as a toddler, I would always point at the sequined outfits or outfits with crystals on them as I would want her to buy some for herself.

Mont Bleu Foot Scrapper (for callusis) in a orange ombre, my bracelet with pearl like Swarovski Crystals in a lovely beige like color on it, my blue Swarovski Crystal glass file with the matching tweezers
Mont Bleu spoiled me with these lovelies for this review.

Lucky me, as I have had the privilege to be spoiled by Mont Bleu since 2011 with receiving invites from them to review their products. Mont Bleu was first introduced to me and my first introduction was with their beautiful Czech glass nail files! The Czech glass files come plain, with colored glass, hand-painted and with the ever beautiful Swarovski Crystals! I have to say that with each review Mont Bleu has continued to impress me as their products, the products are ever evolving and they are continuously expanding their line to offer more and more wonderful products. I love the fact that their products make fantastic gifts for anyone on your list and why not gift yourself with something… what the hey, why not get yourself or the one you love a “Just because” gift or  as my Father would call it “A Happy Happy” (A Happy Happy was a gift for no special reason (but perhaps love) and/or a gift without a special occasion involved).

For this review, I received, in my package, more goodies then ever as Mont Bleu Spoiled me with beautiful Swavorski Crystals Bling in a pair of Tweezers, a glass nail file, a bracelet (that I had not noticed previously in their collection) and a Czech Glass Scraper (for your callouses on your feet etc.)

Mont Bleu Swarovski Crystals on a glass nail file and on tweezers
Mont Bleu Swarovski Crystals on Glass Nail file and tweezers.

The Tweezers

The Tweezers are a beautiful shade of blue with blue Swarovski Crystals that start off larger and work their way down to a smaller size (5 crystals on each side). In the top part of the angled Tweezers has a nice smooth feel, a wonderful paint application on it and the base (the active part) of the tweezers have a nice tapered edge to the metal on it, there appears to be no offset with the alignment of the tweezers and the angled tweezers grips very well.

close up Mont Bleu Swarovski Crystals on the end of the glass nail file
Close up of the Swarovski Crystals on the end of the glass nail file

The Nail File

The Nail File that I received match the blue of the nail file and have lovely Swarovski Crystals on them as well. As I know from the past, this nail file lasts and lasts, the swarovski crystals are adhered so well that they haven’t fallen off my glass nail file from over 2 years ago. And the file looks as wonderful as can be even after 2 years+ of using it. And when I wrote the original review of this nail file, I admitted that I had even dropped it and it didn’t break! Now I can honestly tell you that so far, I’ve dropped the glass nail file several times, now either I’ve been very lucky or these things aren’t as delicate as you or I would think. I still refuse to purposely throw the file to the floor, I am sorry, I just love my glass nail files and the Swarovski Crystals on them so very much and I’d hate to take a chance on losing them! 🙂

mont blue Swarovski Crystals bracelet in boxMont Bleu Swarovski Crystals bracelet on Mariahs wrist

The Bracelet

The bracelet that I received is a macrame’ bracelet and the way that they designed it, it’s very adjustable as well as easy on and off. The color of the macrame cording is a charcoal black in color and there are beautiful golden pearl like beads on this bracelet. The golden beads are made with crystals from CRYSTALLIZED -Swarovski Elements (the Swarovski in a beautiful Gold Color) and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity in the lovely box that the bracelet comes in. I had no idea that Swarovski Crystals Bling included pearl like beads, what a wonderful addition to the traditional and famous Swarovski Crystals. I then looked it up and found a picture of the the very color pearl-like bead that I have (with others) and a description of what they are on the online on a Swarovski Elements Site. Here is what Swarovski says about these elements that they call their Crystal Pearls:



Crystal Pearls are perfect replica of genuine pearls. Made of a unique crystal core covered with an innovative pearl coating, these pearls possess a flawless, silky smooth, rounded surface. They are available in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. Crystal Pearls are delivered loosely threaded or, if desired, also knotted. Different hole diameters are available to accommodate a range of applications: In contrast to other articles in the range, Crystal Pearl 5811 is perfectly suited for applications that require a larger hole diameter.


Mont Bleu foot scrapper for callusesLast but not least, The Foot Callous Scraper

The Foot Callous Scraper I received is in A beautiful Gradient Color from Orange to the frosty white of the Czech Glass. I love this Scraper it works wonderfully on my feet with out being too harsh on the skin when you use it. In the past, I could sometimes be found sitting and picking at the callouses on my feet while watching TV. I’ve tried to break myself of that, why? Because I wouldn’t pay attention to what I was doing and I’d get a hold of some of the Callous Skin and rip it off… just like exfoliating your feet too much with one of those grater looking scrapers, if you are not paying attention or careful enough, you can get too much skin off. If you’ve experienced this yourself you would know that you’ve done way too much when you go to stand on that foot… OUCH, trust me, it can be terribly painful! Using this Callous Scraper on moist skin of my feet, I have found it effective enough to do the job and not hurt myself by doing too much at once, this alone has stopped me from mindlessly picking as after several uses my feet are as soft as a babies bottom and there is nothing to pick at. 🙂

Swarovski Crystal 2 hearts keyringSwarovski Crystals on hair brush from Mont Bleu

All in all, what are my thoughts of the products from Mont Bleu?

With their wonderful variety of products, and their great pricing you cannot go wrong with gift giving. I love looking at their brushes, from makeup brushes to hair brushes and the fun items in their shop from mirror compacts (pocket mirrors, is how they are listed on their site) to lighters and even the most lovely swarovski crystals on wine glasses and vases… as well as all the wonderful products I’ve gotten to review. Of all the products I’ve gotten to check out, I have never found any product to be anything less that pure perfection, from longevity to the touching the products, I haven’t ever run into one sharp edge or mistakes in manufacturing on any of their items ever.

I highly recommend that you take a look around the Mont Bleu Store site and there you will find the most perfect items for yourself and for gift giving. Mont Bleu has the most unique items just perfect for any taste, from subtle to blinged out to the max you will find it all there.

Friends, this giveaway is Worldwide! 🙂 Share with your friends all around the world, I love the chance to run giveaways like this… I meet so many interesting people that I seldom see. Thank you so much to Mont Bleu for letting me not only test out their wonderful products, but also for letting me run these fun giveaways!
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Disclaimer: Mariah Lockwood personally reviewed this product. I received the items listed and in the first picture for this review. I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return.. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. The photo’s used in this review were provided by Mont Bleu and me.

Beautiful Women’s Clothing That Will Flatter Any Figure! Size 10 and Up


Note: Check out the Sale going on now, through Feb 4th with Kiyonna Clothing (at the bottom of this post), grab the code before clicking on the sale banner to make sure you take advantage of this sale!

Okay folks, I received an invite to take a look at Kiyonna Clothing for an affiliate on my new site and you know me, I like to try before anyone goes up on my recommended shopping affiliates on any of the sites I have blogged on. However because Kiyonna outfits are so very lovely, unique and beautiful looking, I have decided to Affiliate with them.

Since I have not tried any of the Kiyonna Products, there will be a different area for the Affiliates that look great to me… and these Affiliates WILL NOT be moved over to the Recommended Shopping Sites, for the tried and true products that I have either reviewed on my blog, tried myself, enjoyed and have lived up to my standards… or should I say they will remain in the spot until such a time that I have tried their products and they meet my criteria for the other area.

What do I think would benefit our readers with the lines of clothing and accessories from Kiyonna?


I looked at their website and being an avid fan of What Not To Wear, I’ve seen makeovers on many women’s clothing and jewelry styles and one prevailing theme of these makeovers is to show off those curves by either creating or accenting your waistlines, hiding those bulky areas with ruching (especial in the tummy areas) and Peplums on dresses or blouses help to hide your hips. I even found wrap tops and wrap dresses on their site and I think that this style (especially in a dress) is perfectly figure flattering on every woman. I found so many of these key features in the clothing on their website and I realized that I just had to affiliate with them as these outfits can help many of my readers look their best!

Kiyonna Wrap Top in Jade color
Check out this beautiful wrap top, with the sweetheart neckline… Marilyn Monroe would love this top!

Now don’t be frightened by their being a “Plus Sized” Online Clothing Store, keep in mind that designers and in the world of Models anything over a the size of those anorexic looking women is considered a plus size… the outfits sold at Kiyonna start at a size 10 and go up from there.

As my Father would say, “ANY-WHO,” on another date I will share with you the decisions I am trying to make on which outfit (probably a top/shirt) I want to purchase for myself.

For a short time there you may save on their clothing, this ends February 4th, so note the Code and click on the banner below to order now.

Stylish Plus Size Dresses & Separates

Oh and I did check out their return policy and if for any reason you are not 100% Satisfied you can return it within 30 days of purchase!


Twinkle Twinkle Like A Star With Mont Bleu’s Bling – Review and Giveaway

Singing to myself (to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star)

(a song by Mariah Lockwood, dedicated to Mont Bleu)

“Twinkle Twinkle like a Star, with Mont Bleu, There You Are. Twinkle like the Stars Above, with this Bling you’ll fall in Love!” “Twinkle Twinkle like a Star….”

The Monte Bleu Logo - "Crystalized with Swarovski elements"

One day, as I contemplated my needing to give myself another manicure,  I just happened to think of my lovely Mont Bleu Nail File. I decided to write Mont Bleu to see if they wanted another review and giveaway on the blog and as I went to my email to write them, I discovered that they happened to have been trying to contact me! I was so very thrilled that they too thought of me… talk about being on the same wave length at the same time from way over here in Colorado USA to The Czech Republic, how cool is that?

bubbles czech glass nail file, with Swarovski Bling on it, and I surrounded the picture with some flowers to display the picture. :)
My Glass Nail File in the “Bubbles” Swarovski Crystal Arrangement. This is what I reviewed a year ago and it is still going strong!

Some of you will remember my Mont Bleu Nail File Review and Giveaway from about a year ago. My beautiful glass nail file is holding on strong and still working like a charm for me. Below is a picture of my glass nail file as a reminder of these beauties.

I received a marvelous package in my mail one day, with matching SWAROVSKI® Crystals in them. I received a bobby pin, a ring and earrings. They are so very lovely and once again the wonderful people at Monte Bleu didn’t fail to show their wonderful quality and craftsmanship in their products. I love my jewelry set.

Mont Bleu Blin on me (Mariah). Swarovski Crystal, hairpin, earrings and adjustable ring.

What a FUN Ring!

two red swarovski crystal ring, adjustable to your sizeThe Ring that I received is perfectly adjustable, with 2 SWAROVSKI® Crystals on either end of the metal ring. I would say that the ring size as is was about a size 6 or 6 ½ in US ring sizing (hard to say, since I failed to measure it before adjusting it down a little to fit my size 5 ¼ finger). The size of the ring can be adjusted down or up to your needs. The metal is good and strong so you will have to put a bit of elbow grease into sizing it, but it’s a good sign of the longevity of this Ring.

Getting The Hair All Blinged Out!

hair clip (bobbypin aka hairpin) with 2 red Swarovski CrystalsThe Hairpin or Hair Clip (or Bobby Pin, as we call them here in the US) with 2 SWAROVSKI® Crystals is just breathtaking. I admitted to the representative that I almost cried when I saw their newest offerings of these gorgeous bobby-pins. Why? My Grandmother had once come to visit us along with her she brought a hairpiece that was on a maniquin head, on the hairpiece was a simple little clear crystal bobby pin and the pictures reminded me of something I hadn’t thought about in ages. God rest my sweet Grandmother’s Soul, when I admired her bobby pin she promptly gave it to this wide eyed little girl and I was in heaven! I don’t know whatever happened to this little prize, knowing how careless I was at about 7 years old, I probably lost it as little girls do.

The Bobby-pin is a great way to hold your hair back out of your eyes and to add an accent to any hairstyle on any occasion. I can see this worn for fun with a pair of jeans or to add an adornment to your hair with a fancy dress. You can wear it tucked in a bun, I seem to remember wearing the one my Grandmother gave me in my hair in ballet class. Or as an addition to a lovely French Twist or as a fun addition to the side of your hair, in a pony tail. Do you have shorter hair? Then just find a fun place to put it in your hair, cannot fail. There aren’t any rules friends, just have fun and place it where you want it in your hair and you couldn’t go wrong with this beauty. The only part missing in these Bobby Pins, is that there is not plastic to the very ends of these so be cautious when placing them in the hair so you don’t scratch your scalp.

Bling Up Those Lobes without Irritation!

red swarovski earrings from Mont BleuFinally the Earrings, the SWAROVSKI® Crystals the crystals in these beauties again make it just so very versatile. These are just lovely and smaller in size then the SWAROVSKI® Crystals in the other pieces of jewelry, don’t let the smaller size of these crystals deter you from loving them, they certainly haven’t deter me from loving these! The size is excellent for any age and any occasion, I think that the size of these crystals are just perfect, if they had been as large as on the ring or in the bobby pin I think you take the chance of making it look cheap or limit yourself with wearing these.

The earrings are covered with Hypo-allergenic Rhodium, so no itching and swelling with my sensitive ears and I can get away with wearing these just as long a period of time as I can with gold posts! Yay! The posts are made well, not too long a post in back so that they stab your head behind your ear and they don’t have any sharp edges to irritate either.

In Conclusion:

Swarovski Crystal Bling on Mariah (of HonestlyMariah,com) in Red Bling from Mont Bleu ring earrings and hairpin

Put the Bling Bling of Mont Bleu on your List! I know I’ve placed Mont Bleu on my wish list for Christmas (again this year) as well as started a Christmas Shopping List for my Friends and Family full of Mont Bleu items I just know they’d love. Mont Bleu has once again proven themselves to have the most beautiful, tasteful craftsmanship and great quality as they have had with my previous review of their beautiful Glass Nail File with Swarovski Crystals.

I highly recommend taking a good look around the shopping site for Mont Bleu and I am sure you will fall in love with so very many of their products, just like I continue to do every time I visit.

Bling Bling, Baby Bling Bling…

Bling on the Holidays, Bling in the New Year! Enter the Giveaway:

This giveaway is for a gift card towards your choice of middle size nail file with crystals, ring or earrings. The earrings come highly recommended for this giveaway, as the rings may not all be in stock, they are a very popular item folks! So if you want their rings, don’t wait to see if you’ve won, go and purchase them while they are still in stock, okay?

Mariah Lockwood personally reviewed this product. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, Mont Bleu provided me with a free sample of this product to test. I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product. . All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. The photo’s used in this review were provided by Monte Bleu and Me. 

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Moriarty’s Gem Art – moregems.com Gem Review


Hi folks, today I would like to review a fantastic gem that I received from Moriarty’s Gem Art at MoreGems.com.

Moriarty's Gem Art Logo for MoreGems.com

I received this beautiful gem, it is a Round Cut Praisiolite, and I have to say that the cut on this is exquisite! There is a ton of sparkle to this beauty! The color is the most lovely pale green.

Mariahs gem

This gem is so shiny my little old Canon freaks out while I try to take a good picture, this does the gem no justice, but you get an idea of how it looks. And just think the palest of greens and you’ve got it. Continue reading Moriarty’s Gem Art – moregems.com Gem Review

Celebrate Mariah’s Birthday… Oh Oops, I meant Celebrate Earth Day!

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And don’t forget, to check out my posted Review of EcoWear From Mariah's Cross Necklace from Future OxygenFuture Oxygen! They have many styles of beads that Grow to choose from. They too are having a sale on their hemp jewelry. Yes upcycle (literally grow plants) with your jewelry when you no longer wish to wear it and grow wild flowers or trees by planting it! Free Shipping deal, for Earth Day (My Birthday BTW) of free shipping for any purchase $20 or over. You can read about that here: http://www.futureoxygen.us/earth-day-specials/

We are affiliates of ReUseIt, but not of Future Oxygen (at this time) but I felt I needed to post both in Celebration of Earth Day! I hope some of you can take advantage of these deals!