A Guide to the Perfect Pair of Sunglasses for Any Face Shape

One of the most important accessories to have for summer is a pair of sunglasses. Not only are they fabulously fashionable, but they also provide immense protection against harmful sunrays. They come in all shapes and sizes so sometimes it’s hard to determine what looks best on you. We have provided a guide to help you find the perfect pair of sunglasses to go with any face shape!

Sunglasses for Oval Faces

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Characteristics:

Oval-shaped faces have symmetrical features and high cheekbones. The jaw tapers evenly to the chin and is softly rounded.

Best fit:

Pretty much any style of sunglasses is flattering to this face shape. However, if you really want to look great, ideal choices are large frames. This style can accentuate and chisel cheekbones.

Sunglasses for Round Faces

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Characteristics:

Round faces are soft with full cheeks. The length and the width of the face are roughly equal to one another.

Best Fit:

Straight angular and square frames can sharpen features to make your face appear thinner. Deep, bold colors add definition and minimize fullness.

Sunglasses for Square Faces

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Characteristics:

Square-shaped faces have a strong jawline. The width of the cheekbone is typically the same width of the forehead.

Best Fit:

Round frames and cat-eye styles are especially flattering for this face shape. Aviators also work well, but be sure to wear small ones for delicate features and large ones for stronger features.

Sunglasses for Heart Faces

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Characteristic:

The face tapers through the cheekbones and is narrowest at the chin.
Best Fit:
Rectangular or cat-eye styles flatter this shape because they help widen the lower portion of the face. Frames that are wider at the bottom also balance your jawline.

5 Summer Desserts That Will Change Your Life

The weather is hot and the grills are hotter. It’s not officially summer until next Sunday, but that hasn’t stopped us from creating our favorite summer dishes, such as barbecue chicken or grilled vegetables. Dinner is dandy, but what about the dish that comes next? Dessert! Hot weather is the perfect opportunity to try new sweet recipes. Keep reading to find out our favorite 10 summer desserts.

Summer Dessert #1 – Coconut Mint Ice Cream

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Cool off this summer with mint ice cream made with fresh mint. Not only does this cold dessert look gorgeous, but it’s also full of flavor. The local ice cream man better watch out! Check out the recipe at Love and Lemons.

 

Summer Desserts #2 – Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels

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These tasty treats are a perfect summer dessert because they are portable. Make a batch on Monday and you’ll have yourself a sweet treat during your busy weekdays. Whether you plan on going to the lake or headed to the office, you’re good to go. Corrin from Oh Hey, What’s Up provides the perfect recipe.

Summer Dessert #3 – No Bake Watermelon Cake

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Watermelon is such a summer staple that we couldn’t leave it off this delicious list! This recipe found on iSaveAtoZ.com is perfect for people with a sweet tooth, but who also want to cut a few calories. Make sure you save this recipe because it’s a keeper.

Summer Dessert #4 – Cookie Dough S’mores

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Nothing like a s’more to kick off the best summer ever. With this recipe provided by TheNoviceChefBlog.com, you’ll get the classic taste of a s’more but with an extra treat—cookie dough! Just when you thought a s’more couldn’t get any better. Check out the recipe to get started on your own.

Summer Dessert #5 – Apple Pie Pizza

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Are you wondering if you read that correctly? Well, you did. We found a recipe that combines two of America’s favorite foods—apple pie and pizza. You might have to double (or quadruple) the recipe provided by DessertForTwo.com since it serves two. Or you could not invite anyone over any have it all to yourself. Hey, we don’t judge.

Which recipe are you excited to try this summer?

Amber: The Jurassic Gem

With the upcoming weekend release of the movie Jurassic World, dinosaurs and the Jurassic Period have been more popular than ever. A more surprising result of the film’s release has been a surgeAmber Jurassic Park - Amber Stone in popularity for amber jewelry. This is because amber is actually the same stone referenced to in the original Jurassic Park movie.

Not only is amber a striking gemstone, but it also tells an intriguing story. This rare and exotic stone is known as a “window to the past” because of its unique properties.  Amber is fossilized pine tree resin, and it often contains prehistoric plant material, insects and strands of DNA. Continue reading to get a closer look at this remarkable gemstone.

Baltic Amber

The LC is thrilled to offer a lavish collection of Baltic amber, which is appreciated among many for its beauty and unique properties since Neolithic times. Baltic amber is 40 to 60 million years old. During its formation, the stone trapped many prehistoric plants and insects. Baltic AMber RingResearchers have cataloged amber pieces containing more than 1,000 extinct species of insects. An amber gemstone with insect or plant inclusions is much more valuable than one with none. Who knew?!

The Baltic Sea region holds the richest and largest amber deposits. The level of succinic acid found in amber also determines its quality. You’ll be pleased to know that Baltic amber holds the highest levels of succinic acid. The largest mine in the Baltic region is in Russia, located west of Kaliningrad and where the LC gets its amber.

Despite its name, amber comes in more colors than just amber. Rare pieces can even be blue or green. Most are polished in different shapes or beads. This gemstone is surprisingly light, so large jewelry pieces made with amber won’t weigh you down.Amber

Baltic amber is perfect for everyday wear. Many women find it taxing to accessorize for the office, but Baltic amber makes it easy.

Wear artisan crafted pieces made with amber to add feminine detailing to your work outfit. An amber necklace can be casual enough for running errands on Saturday morning. It can also be dressed up for an evening out.

Feeling inspired yet? Check out our vast collection of Baltic amber at the LC. If you want even more ideas, check out our Pinterest board!

 

Father’s Day Gift Guide

When it comes to Father’s Day, the gifts don’t seem to be as thoughtful as the ones for Mother’s Day. Does Dad really need another necktie? We don’t think so either. Check out our Father’s Day gift guide below to really wow your dad this year (and to become the favorite child of course).

Father's Day Gift Guide

 

1. Birchbox for Men

The very popular beauty and fashion subscription service known as Birchbox has added a package option for the men. Now dad can get a personalized assortment of grooming and style upgrades delivered right to his door. Subscribe now and they’ll even take an extra $5 off!

2. Wi-fi and USB Cuff Links

If your dad enjoys being well dressed, and is always in search of a good Internet connection, this gift is the one. Looking like a gadget straight out of a spy movie, this pair of polished silver cuff links features a USB key on one hand and a mini router hidden in the second to create a hotspot. He’ll definitely be eager to show them off to all of his buddies.

3. GENOA Miyota Japanese Movement Watch

A watch is always a classic Father’s Day gift. Step it up this year with an ION plated black watch that features a stainless steel back. With its timeless design and additional dials, this GENOA watch has the perfect amount of style and functionality for dad.

4. Golf Cart Clock

This LED desk clock is the perfect combination of work and play. It keeps your dad on task and on time. It’s also a lot more affordable than a new set of clubs. The perfect Father’s Day gift!

5.  J Francis Hotel Collection Men’s Robe

Let your dad relax and feel pampered, this Father’s Day. Our J Francis Hotel Collection men’s waffle robes are perfect lounge wear. He’ll appreciate the sturdy heavyweight waffle construction. Its adjustable belt will allow him to let out the waistline for those extra slices of pizza he might want to eat.

Which of these gifts would your dad appreciate the most?

Rare and Exotic Gemstones: Indian Black Star Diopside

Frequently called the “Black Star of India,” Indian black star diopside is a carbochon cut gemstone featuring a blazing white four-pointed star radiating against an inky black sky.

Diopside is a mineral that forms as an accessory mineral in many environments. The name comes from the Greek word “diopsis,” which means “two kinds of vision.” The two kinds of vision refer to Rare and Exotic Gemstones - Indian Black Star Diopside - Gemstone Folklorethe fact that diopside exhibits pleochroism. Pleochroism is an optical phenomenon in which a substance appears to be different colors when observed at different angles.

The black star diopside gemstone is formed from calcium magnesium silicate with needle-like inclusions that create the star-like effect. Indian black star diopside is unique and rare in that its star is a four-pointed cross. Sometimes this rare beauty is mistaken for black star sapphires, which exhibit a six- or twelve-pointed star.

Rare and Exotic Gemstones - Indian Black Star Diopside Jewelry

1. Black Star Diopside Pendant 2. Black Star Diopside Bracelet 3. Black Star Diopside Earrings 4. Black Star Diopside Ring

Although diopside is available from a variety of locations, India is the primary source for exquisite quality black star diopside. Provisions for Indian diopside are scarce; therefore the LC is proud to be able to bring this extraordinary find to market. Discover more information about this stunning stone in the LC’s Education Center.

Be sure to join the LC today from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. CT and again from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. CT for an opportunity to acquire your own Indian black star diopside at amazing prices!

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