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Subscription Box Beware! Blue Velveteen Scam

There has been a lot of DRAMA surrounding the Blue Velveteen subscription box. It started as a box that looked like it may rival Birchbox in its theme and price. 352 more words

Subscription Box

That Sounds Good

Chocolate diamonds. Champagne diamonds. Cognac diamonds.

Lemon quartz. Watermelon tourmaline. Bubblegum pink sapphire.

Are you hungry yet? Food may pave the proverbial path to a man’s heart, but evidently food-type descriptors make consumers hungry for colored diamond and gemstone jewelry. 521 more words

My Love-Hate with Aeroplan Continues

I wrote previously on this blog about some frustrations with the Aeroplan program from Air Canada. Now that the travel year is coming to a close, I find myself crossing yet another threshold of elite membership status with Air Canada Altitude program, yet somehow remain frustrated by the reward travel “situation”. 336 more words


Congestion at Heathrow: Terminal 5 BA Business Lounge

I have been traveling a lot recently on British Airways and I have very much enjoyed the flights, and in-flight service, in business class. I have flown several times on their new Dreamliner aircraft, both from Toronto and on-ward to Hyderabad – I find it both comfortable and cozy. 287 more words


How to purchase a high quality cubic zirconia!

Measuring the Quality of Cubic Zirconia

  • When you are looking to buy cubic zirconia, you should first look at the quality of the stone carefully. When assessing the quality of cubic zirconia, you can go by the same “4C” scale that is used to grade diamonds.

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Cubic Zirconia Facts!

080. Subscription Box Lies

This post is on a box service called Memebox, which technically is not a subscription box because you don’t pay for a periodic subscription.  I use the term “Subscription Box” simply because it is widely used to describe services that send you a box of mystery goods at a fixed price.   380 more words

Beauty: Makeup

Sales and Insurance


It is interesting to observe how retail outlets manage environmental conditions within their stores for acoustic instruments. Manufacturers and luthiers’ go to a great deal of trouble when constructing and maintaining their instrument builds to deliver a high quality product to you, the customer. 735 more words