Pandora was started in 1982 by goldsmith Per Enevoldsen and his wife, Winnie, in modest surroundings on Nørrebrogade in Copenhagen, Denmark. They often travelled to Thailand in search of jewelry for importing, and as demand for their wares increased, the company focus shifted to the wholesale business In 1987, after several highly successful years as wholesalers, the company discontinued its retail activities and moved to larger premises. After a few more years as wholesalers, Winnie and Per were inspired to open their own factory in Thailand. This was done as a means of ensuring, among other things, control of their own designs. Lone Frandsen was hired as a designer, and the company began to focus on creating a unique jewelry brand. In 1996, Lisbeth Larsen, goldsmith and designer, joined the company and, together with Lone, she has played a key role in defining PANDORA's style.
PANDORA is perhaps known best for its modern twist on the classic charm bracelet. In 1999, PANDORA introduced its patented charm bracelet to the Danish market, and the bracelets quickly became popular all across Europe. PANDORA bracelets have a patented threading system that allows charms to be placed, added and rearranged, by the wearer. PANDORA has created more than 800 handcrafted charms. Charms are handcrafted and available in sterling silver, 14k gold and murano glass, sometimes with semi-precious stones or precious gems
PANDORA also offers collections of rings, earrings and necklaces. Among these products are PANDORA's "Mix-and-Match" earrings, which consist of a collection of ten silver and gold hoops and 80 different charms, which can be interchanged to create new looks.
PANDORA's "Match" jewelry line features an assortment of rings, earrings, necklaces and toe rings that are meant to coordinate with PANDORA's charm selection
In 2008, PANDORA introduced a new collection of jewelry called "LovePods," made entirely of 18k gold and gemstones such as diamonds, amethyst, peridot, quartz, citrine, spinel and topaz. The LovePods line features a selection of rings designed to be "stacked," or combined together, to create unique looks. The collection, designed by goldsmiths Mads Trolle and Le Antony Gray, also includes a range of station-style necklaces, pendants, bracelets and earrings.
PANDORA'S Charm Bracelet
Rings from PANDORA's "Match" Collection
PANDORA's "Mix-and-Match" Earrings
PANDORA's Lovepod Stackable Rings
Color Oops is a revolutionary hair product that removes hair color to restore hair to its natural color. This is a miracle product because not only can it remove unwanted color, but it won't damage your hair! What is so unique about Color Oops is a special ingredient known as hydrosulfite. Hydrosulfite rapidly reduces the dye molecule without the need for bleach, ammonia, or peroxide. That old hair color simply rinses right out! You can even dye your hair that same day. Color Oops gently removes permanent and semi-permanent hair color and takes only 20 minutes. It is ammonia free and bleach free. Color Oops has been featured on Good Morning America and it won Good Housekeeping's 2008 Good Buy Award.
There are two versions of Color Oops: Extra Conditioning with soy protein and aloe vera and Extra Strength for fast, gentle, and more powerful results.
Extra Conditioning softens and restructures hair while gently removing color. Color Oops Extra Conditioning is a gentle and effective way to safely remove unwanted hair color in just 20 minutes. Color Oops reverses the hair coloring process by shrinking the color molecule so small that it simply washes away. Color Oops is bleach-free and ammonia-free; it will not have the damaging effects of bleach or ammonia-based products.
Color Oops takes you back to your lightest shade. It can return your hair to its natural color if the artificial hair color applied is darker than your natural color. If your post-process hair color is lighter than your natural color, your natural color has been chemically removed and cannot be restored. Color Oops will remove the artificial pigment from your hair, however, your hair will ultimately be the chemically lightened color. To go back to your natural color, it will be necessary to apply a hair colorant comparable to your own natural shade and tone.
Extra Strength: Color Oops Extra Strength is similar to the Extra Conditioning except it's formulated with a little more 'muscle' to get out color that has been in longer than one month.
Where to Buy: Rite Aid, Duane Reade, Walgreens, Longs Drugs, CVS, totallyhaircare.com, Bartell Drugs, Meijer, Safeway, HEB
Today is National Chocolate Chip Day! When you think of chocolate chips, what's the first thing that comes to mind? With me, it's chocolate chip cookies. I love everything about them: the cookie dough, the smell of the cookies while they are baking, taking a bite out of a warm and gooey cookie right out of the oven and then snacking on a homemade cookie once it's cooled!
Originally, chocolate chips were made of semi-sweet chocolate, but today there are many flavors. These include bittersweet chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, butterscotch chips, mint chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, and white and dark swirled chocolate chips.
Chocolate chips can be used in cookies, pancakes, waffles, cakes, pudding, muffins, crepes, pies, hot chocolate and various other types of pastry. They are also found in many other retail foods like granola bars, ice cream and trail mix.
Treat yourself to a some chocolate chips in whatever form is your favorite. I think I'll have a cookie!
Sources: Wikipedia, Very Best Baking.com
Multi Coloured Shell Earrings: Bright multi (£4 at Evans)
Miss Dior Cherie Collection: In 1947, the classic fragrance Miss Dior launched with Dior's New Look. Today, Dior designer John Galliano unveils his modern take on the classic fragrance with MISS DIOR CHERIE. In the words of Galliano, as fashion evolves, so must its scent, and the essence of the new fragrance must be as modern as the fashion ($42 to $92 at Macy's)
Labokoff The Balloons Print: Print of an original photograph digitally mixed with painting. It is printed on Hahnemuhle fine art paper with pigmented inks ($28 at Velocity)
Gabriella Rocha - Neve (Teal Leather): A low topline and supple leather make for a genuinely comfortable flat. Leather upper; leather lining; adjustable ankle strap; non-slip rubber bottom ($65 at Zappos)
Box Pleat Bubble Dress: Strapless textured taffeta dress. The bodice contains boning, smocking and side zipper for snug support. The box pleated skirt ends with a bubble hem and two lace trimmed ruffles. Includes sash ($27.80 at Forever 21)
Ombre Bangle: A gorgeous block colour bangle that is solid, team with other coloured jewels for a true statement (£8 at Oasis)
Large Bow Headband: A pretty headband wrapped with grosgrain ribbon and topped with a large bow ($3.80 at Forever 21)
Paul Smith Swirl Leather Purse: Framed leather purse in a multi swirl embossed leather with a snap fastening and cream lining - comes with a Paul Smith dust bag and box. The swirl print is individual to each bag due to the cutting process (£155 at Coggles)
Gem Martinis: Electric hues shade exaggerated trumpet flares in handblown glass. These scream party in orange, green or blue. Handblown glass. Dramatic flared shape ($4.95 each at CB2)
Source: Shop Style, Christian Dior