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When it comes to shopping I’m usually pretty good at picking out gifts for loved ones, well, that is except for those who seem to have everything.

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When I hear the word unique and it’s used to describe a product, I am instantly intrigued.

I’ve never been an ordinary girl nor have I ever went with the crowd. I’ve always had my own style in everything I do. I guess it’s because I get bored with simple, typical things.

If you saw me in a store you would probably be shocked to know that I love creating things. I love to build, I love art and I’m not afraid to get my hands dirty. Sure, I look girly, but my nails are not professionally manicured nor have they ever been. I guess that’s what attracted my hubby to me. He also loves to build and work with his hands and I guess you could say he’s really happy that I’m not a high maintenance girl.

Between the both of us, we’ve constructed a number of home projects that have come out quite well. We get a lot of compliments on our hard work, not that we’re looking for praise. It’s just something we like to do. I appreciate when people are creative and put their hearts into their work.

That’s why when I was approached by EZISTOCK recently and offered the opportunity to work with them, I jumped at the chance. EZISTOCK is a company located in Thailand who connects locally gifted artisans with consumers all over the world who appreciate unique things — that would be ME!

Aside from the enormous variety of quality, handcrafted products I was able to choose from for my review, I was extremely pleased to find that EZISTOCK practices fair labor. That, in my opinion, is very important.

To be honest, it took me quite a while to decide exactly what I wanted to receive. It was hard to narrow my choices but I finally did it and the items I selected were the Cotton & Polyester ‘Black Garden’ Shoulder Bag, and the ‘Earth Droplets’ Kapok Wood and Onyx Jewelry Set.

PRODUCT FEATURES:

Cotton & Polyester ‘Black Garden’ Shoulder Bag

  • Floral motifs filled with stitched sequins
  • Golden cords
  • Rain tree wood beads
  • Coconut shell elephant button
  • Convenient zipped inner pocket
  • Made of cotton and polyester
  • Measures: Bag: 25 cm. W x 22 cm. H x 10 cm. D. Handle: 90 cm. L x 26 cm. W.

‘Earth Droplets’ Kapok Wood and Onyx Jewelry Set

  • Matching necklace & earrings
  • Created from Kapok Wood, Onyx, resin, nylon & stainless steel
  • Hook earrings
  • Adjustable necklace length
  • Measures: Earrings: 2.5 cm. x 7 cm. x 1 cm. Necklace: 76 cm. L (max) 42 cm. L (min). Pendant: 4 cm. W x 7 cm. H x .5 cm. D

When I laid eyes on the Black Garden shoulder bag I knew I loved not only the style but the colors as well. I’ve never owned a soft, cloth hand bag but I knew this one was for me. I wasn’t exactly expecting the bag to be the size that it is but I was definitely pleased when I received it. It’s a bit larger and I’m happy. Very happy!

This bag is really cool, really unique and I love everything about it. The design works well with not only a dressy look but a more informal outfit like jeans and a nice shirt. Of course I’ve paired it with my dark jeggings, and high heeled ankle boots. It’s sleek and sexy yet very comfy to carry. I love how light it is. I’ve never owned a handbag that didn’t cause my arm, shoulder and back to ache… until now!

The ‘Black Garden’ bag is now my favorite. And I love the style so much that I’m thinking very seriously of purchasing one in a different color so I can trade off and on depending on my attire. The quality is way beyond what I expected for the price and did I mention the button? At first glance it just looks like a wooden button but if you look close enough, you’ll see that the coconut shell button is carved into the shape of an elephant. It’s very cute and really completes the chic, unique look of this bag.

THE PERFECT MATCH

After selecting the handbag I continued my search for another favorite item until I came across the ‘Earth Droplets’ jewelry set.

I was really drawn to the unique shape of the earrings and pendant as well as the beading and
asymmetrical design.

Something else I liked was the colors and the fact that these were also made of wood. Ahh, the perfect match up for the handbag!

Upon receiving my items for review I was thrilled beyond belief when I opened the creatively wrapped packages. They really do look as though they were made to go together. Wow, I did good! hehee.

The brown wood with the black and white on each of the items really looks great together.

I’m very pleased with each of these products. It’s quite obvious that the artisans put a lot of work into each piece — paying close attention to detail, even with the intricate embellishments. I’m also impressed with how well these gifts were wrapped for shipping. Everything was intact as it should have been. I couldn’t have asked for anything more.

I’m now hooked on EZISTOCK and plan to make a few purchases here in the very near future. Thanks EZISTOCK!

BUY IT!

The ‘Black Garden’ shoulder bag retails for $16.95 and the ‘Earth Droplets’ jewelry set retails for $18.99. Both can be purchased directly at www.ezistock.com.

For a limited time, save $20 off your next purchase of $100 or more with code: FebMam

Coupon expires 02/25/2012.

If you’re looking for high quality, handcrafted, and unique gifts for a loved one or yourself, I highly recommend you check out EZISTOCK. There’s so many wonderful products at amazing prices — all conveniently on one site.

Happy Shopping!

~ All opinions expressed in this review are my own and not influenced in any way by the company.  Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider. Please refer to this site’s Disclaimer for more information. I did not receive financial compensation for my post but did receive the product(s) mentioned above free of charge from the manufacturer or PR Agency and was under no obligation to write a positive review.  ~

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When I was a little girl I always loved art class because it gave me the opportunity to work with my hands and create special little gifts for my family. In junior high I took an industrial arts class and we made all sorts of things out of wood, metal, leather and ceramics. It was my favorite class besides home economics. Giving was another thing I always loved to do, well, I still do today. I love putting a smile on the faces of others whether it be from gifts I purchased or things that I made myself.

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