Wear Black & Show Your Support For Skin Cancer Awareness Month!

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May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month! This month we are all about wearing black and showing our support for Skin Cancer Awareness month. We hope that by wearing black, we can help bring awareness to the seriousness of skin cancer. But, more importantly, we wear black in honor of anyone who has been affected by this terrible disease – to show them that they are not alone; to encourage them to have hope.

We have handcrafted a one-of-a-kind black bead charm bracelet (pictured above) that symbolizes the fight against skin cancer. When you purchase one of our Skin Cancer Awareness Bracelets, we will donate 50% of proceeds to an organization to help fund skin cancer research.

Every bracelet is made with antique Czech glass beads and comes with a Swarovski crystal charm and original Saint Vintage tag with “Love” written on the back.

This summer, when the sunshine hits our bracelet, it will shine with the promise of hope. Look at it as a reminder to protect your skin! Your beauty is more than skin-deep.

Do you know someone who has been personally affected by skin cancer? This bracelet would make the perfect gift! When you give them this special gift, share with them our mission to help support the fight for the cure.

So many of our followers love to wear their bracelets as often as possible! If you gift one to your loved one – or get one for yourself – please take a picture! We would love to share how you are raising awareness for skin cancer research. Just tag @saintvintage in your photo!

 

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Spring Wedding Trends

Spring is the perfect time for weddings! The weather is warm, flowers are blossoming, and you can feel love in the air. The colors of Spring are incredibly romantic, making this the perfect season to say, “I do.”

If you are still planning your wedding for 2017 or getting a head start on your Spring wedding next year, you’ll need some inspiration to make everything beautiful! We have some great tips and trends for your Springtime wedding.

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When you think of Spring, you think of lots of pastel colors! The soft colors are incredbily romantic. Flowers like Lilac, Sweet Pea, Tulips, and Lilly’s are simply beautiful in a bridal bouquet.

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A popular trend in 2017 is adding lots of greenery to bouquets. For those brides that are looking for cost-effective solutions, greenery is a great way to save money but still makes your bouquet beautiful.

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Color Themes

Again, Spring is all about pastels! A light green is a perfect color to choose to pair with a soft pastel. After all, every flower contains some greenery to it! Pair a green color with a light pink, soft lavender, or baby blue for a lovely theme.

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A great benefit about Spring also is being able to go a little bold in colors. It’s that time of year, after all! Pair lilac with blush, peach and mint, or aqua with pink.

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The Dress

Spring has a very romantic feel to it. Lace details, flowing skirts, and layers of chiffon are simply beautiful. With the warmer weather, you certainly want to consider the style you wear. You want to ensure you are comfortable.

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Planning a wedding can be lots of fun. Creating styles and looks for a day that is dedicated to you and the one you love is the perfect way to celebrate your commitment to each other.

There are lots more that goes into planning a wedding such as food, venue, and decorations. Be sure to check out our Pinterest page for more inspiration for your big day!

Don’t forget to accessories! You and your bridal party will need beautiful pieces of jewelry to adorn your stunning gowns. Shop glamorous selections of jewelry that is perfect for weddings.

Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month

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Tomorrow begins a brand new month. April arrives. During this month, we recognize awareness for Esophageal Cancer. It is estimated that nearly 16,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with this cancer.

What is Esophageal Cancer?

Esophageal Cancer is a disease that begins in the esophagus. The esophagus is the narrow tube that carries food and liquid from the mouth into the stomach. The tube is muscular and has four layers.

There are many risk factors that can cause this type of cancer:

  1. Smoking
  2. Drinking
  3. Obesity
  4. Hiatal Hernia
  5. Barrett’s Esophagus

While these are risk factors, it is not cut and dry. Some esophageal cancer patients do not experience any risk factors. There is not a single known cause of this type of cancer.

In fact, most symptoms do not occur until the cancer has truly progressed. For example, a tumor may form on the esophagus, but you may not notice it until you find it difficult to swallow.

Some other symptoms that may occur are:

  • Difficulty or painful swallowing
  • Dramatic weight loss
  • Blood in the stool
  • Loss of appetite
  • Heartburn
  • Pain in the throat or back
  • Hoarseness or coughing

These symptoms can be common in a person without cancer, but if you feel concerned, you should certainly speak with your doctor.

How Can I Help?

Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month is a time to recognize this disease and do our part in helping with research and taking preventative measures.

For yourself and your loved ones: maintain a healthy diet. That means no smoking or excessive drinking of alcohol. Also practice proper exercise.

You can choose to help the Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association (ECAA). The organization is 100% volunteer based which means any funds donated go straight to raising awareness.

The ECAA hosts the Plant a Periwinkle activity. The color associated with Esophageal Cancer is a periwinkle color, which is a light blue. You can choose to honor you dedication to the cause or to someone you know that is suffering or has succumb to the disease by planting the periwinkle flower.

At Saint Vintage, our mission is to raise awareness and donate money to cancer research. During the month of April, 50% of all sales from our periwinkle Love Links bracelet will be donated to Esophageal Cancer Awareness.

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You can do your part, no matter how small.

 

Spring Trends 2017

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Believe it or not, Spring is right around the corner! The cold weather has many of us itching for sunshine and to bring out our floral dresses, bright tank tops, comfortable shorts and skirts, and best of all – our fun bathing suits!

 
There is no better way to prepare for a new season than by doing some shopping and adding more in-trend pieces to your wardrobe. We have lots of great options for trends for 2017 that you need to be wearing!

 
1. Super Bright Colors
You know bright colors are always a great style trend for Spring. But this year, super bright colors are in! Vibrant, bold colors that really pop are going to be a go-to this year. Don’t be afraid to go bold! Whether you choose to center your outfit around one bold color or you mix more than one – you will have a super stylish look for Spring!

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2. Pattern Mixing
This is a style that many people are very cautious to do. But this look is so “in!” The key with mixing patterns is to stick to a color scheme. The colors do not have to be a perfect match, but should still flow well together. Using stripes is a great way to mix a pattern. It can be done simply and look beautiful. Still a little cautious? Check out our Pinterest for infographics of pattern mixing how-tos!

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3. Florals
“Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking.” Okay, so maybe Miranda Priestly was looking for something a little more in The Devil Wears Prada, but this Spring, florals are huge! Whether you are bold in head-to-toe, pair a flowy top with shorts or jeans, or toss a kimono over your outfit: a floral outfit looks so girly and chic!

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Spring is a time to be bold, colorful, and fun! Let your outfit express your joy for the warm, sun-shining weather this year with stylish looks that turn heads!

National Dress in Blue Day

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During the month of March, we honor Colon Cancer Awareness. March became dedicated to this cause in February of 2000 by President Clinton. For the past seventeen years, patients, survivors, caregivers, and advocates have rallied together to help support this cause through fundraising events, education, and overall support to finding a cure.

Blue is the color that is associated with the Colon Cancer Alliance and Colon Cancer Awareness. On the first Friday of every March, National Dress in Blue Day is celebrated. This day is honored by the community to unite together for one cause.

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The founder of Colon Cancer Stars, Anita Mitchell birthed the idea of Dress in Blue Day and the day became celebrated nationwide in 2009. Anita battled stage IV colon cancer. She also lost her father and a close friend to the disease. Anita felt as though there was not enough awareness to this type of cancer and recognized a need to bring the discussion of colon cancer to light.

Dressing in blue on this day sends an incredibly powerful message. It is a way to honor and celebrate loved ones. Whether they have lost their battle, are currently fighting, or have overcome the disease: we want to celebrate their journey and strength through it all. It is also a way to motivate and educate others to be screened for colon cancer. The disease is highly preventable and screening can be life saving. Above all, dressing in blue is a way of celebrating how far this cause has come.

Learn more about Dress in Blue Day and find ways that you can help support this cause. All month long, we will be featuring the Amelia Love Links Bracelet and 50% of the sale will be donated to Colon Cancer Awareness.

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We want to see how you are bringing awareness to this day! Tag us on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook!

Accessorize to your Heart’s Desire

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The most fun part of style is dressing up your outfit with glittery accessories. Bracelets, necklaces, and earrings make any outfit *POP*

 

At Saint Vintage, our handmade jewelry is perfect for adding that pop to any outfit. We came up with some great jewelry sets to wear together or alone to add instant style to your wardrobe!

 

Use this month’s featured Love Links bracelet to create the accent piece to this accessory set. The Love Strands necklace features a green colored Buddha charm that works as a perfect accent to the color to represent Cancer Prevention Awareness. And the sparkly Love Drops will shimmer beautifully!

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Many styles from our Love Links and Love Drops Collection feature a matching pair! Draw out colors or styles from these pieces to find a Love Link necklace that will accent the style. We love the way the Palisades set accents the navy color with the Cora Love Strand.

 

Bold colors are always so much fun! The bold colors of the red Carmen Love Strand and Eva Love Links pair perfectly together. With bold colors, a touch of sparkle is just what you need to complete this gorgeous set!

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With so many beautiful style choices from our Love StrandsLove Links, and Love Drops Collections, you can create unique sets that are a staple in your wardrobe.

 

As if shopping for stylish accessories isn’t fun enough, a purchase at Saint Vintage has much more meaning than fashionable qualities. With each piece from Saint Vintage, up to 50% of sales goes directly to finding a cure for cancer. Not only can you adorn yourself with glittery statement pieces, but every time you dress up your style, you are reminded that you are helping fund a great cause.

 

 

National Cancer Prevention Awareness

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Happy February! A new month brings a new perspective, new goals, and new dreams. February is National Cancer Prevention Awareness Month, a time to be proactive in recognizing an illness that people are diagnosed with every day.

The goal of this month is not simply to raise awareness for all types of cancers and the fact that they exist. The goal is to inform the general population of ways to prevent cancer or be proactive in the diagnosis.

So, what can you do to commit to cancer prevention?

Practice Healthy Habits:

Did you know that one-third of the most common cancers in the United States can be prevented simply by adopting a healthier lifestyle? For your personal growth, this month can serve as a time to reevaluate your lifestyle choices and be proactive in making changing to becoming healthier. Take a look at your diet. What are you eating? Do you add enough green vegetables or fresh fruits to your meals? Do you eat a lot of red meat? Evaluate the diet you currently practice and make it a point to incorporate better foods into your intake. Check out our Pinterest page for some healthy recipes.

Another important aspect to leading a healthy lifestyle is exercise. Doctors recommend that you should practice some form of physical activity for a minimum of 30 minutes per day. This does not need to be excessive. Exercise can be something as simple as taking a 30-minute walk around the block or can be as intense as a 1-hour cardio session on the elliptical. Either way, get your body moving and your blood pumping.

Visit Your Doctor:

Unfortunately, there are many Americans that do not visit their physician on a regular basis: whether people are scared or they don’t have the time or they are without insurance. But, participating in regular visits to your doctor ensures you are keeping up with your health. Most cancers are more easily treatable when they are caught early.

Empower Others:

As an individual, you can do all that you can to be in control of your own health. But, it is also important to empower the people in your life to be proactive in cancer prevention as well. Arrange workout sessions or physical activities with friends, such as a yoga class. If your elderly neighbor has trouble getting transportation to her doctor’s appointments, offer to take her. You can do your part for yourself and for the people you love.

This month, we are featuring one of our Love Links bracelets to honor Cancer Prevention Awareness. Wear this bracelet as a daily reminder to practice a healthy lifestyle to be proactive in preventing cancer.

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Valentine’s Day Gift Inspiration

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Have you made a wish list yet or dropped subtle hints to your significant other? If not, no worries! We have the perfect ideas for them to get you some that sparkle and also benefits a great cause! (Don’t worry, if you already have a list going, adding a few more here and there couldn’t hurt)!

 

Red, pink, and purple jewelry is always a great go-to for Valentine’s Day gifts. Floral necklaces & sparkly earrings from the Saint Vintage collection, statement Love Cures or Love Links bracelets, and adorable beading of the Love Strands would make a perfect addition to your jewelry wardrobe.

 

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Looking for something that would be perfect to pair with any outfit no matter what color or style? The Saint Vintage Collection has glittery bracelets, necklaces, and earrings that are neutral in color. These beautiful pieces will add a touch of sparkle to any outfit and will be sure to turn heads everywhere you go!

 

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Want to make a statement in color but deviate from the traditional hues of Valentine’s Day? Each of our collections features gorgeous blue pieces that are sure to dazzle! Choose from a variety of blue hues: navy, turquoise, cerulean: there are so many blue options!

 

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Can’t get enough of these pieces and looking for more? Head over to our website to peruse the gorgeous selections. Don’t forget, up to 50% of sales are donated to cancer research. You adorn yourself in beautiful accessories while benefiting a great cause.

Winter Nail Trends

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The chilly weather may be forcing us to warm our hands with mittens and gloves but that doesn’t mean your nails can’t still be stylish! There are nail trends for the winter season that are so beautiful that you will forget about the bitter cold outside! With so many great winter-themed options to choose from, you will have so much fun picking out a style to rock this season!

 

Match the color of the freshly fallen snow with winter white nails! Make the color really stand out by adding some silver or gold sparkle. You can even add a touch of color there, too! A nice light pink is so adorable with white nails.

 

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Of course, you can always design your nails with cute snow activities! Snowflakes, snowmen, or even snowy trees makes your nails look super chic! It is always so much fun to pick out a beautiful design to accent the colors you choose.

 

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Blue is a great color for wintertime. Somehow the sky seems so much bluer this time of year, probably due to the bright reflection of the white ground! Whether you opt for a light blue or a bold royal blue: you will be so stylish with your nails!

 

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Whichever style you choose for your winter-themed nails, you will look incredibly stylish! If you want to check out more great nail inspirations, head over to our Pinterest page!

Something Blue

Brides are so incredibly blessed on their special days. Surround by family and friends, brides express their divine love for another person. It is one day where brides get the glorious chance to feel like a princess. Fashion and style are at the heart of the day. They want to feel glamorous.

 

One wedding staple that a bride must have is her “something blue.” There are many ways for a bride to don a blue item on her wedding day, but our most favorite something blue comes in the form of glittery jewelry.

 

At Saint Vintage, we offer a wide variety of blue jewelry that is perfect for a bride-to-be.

 

Our Saint Vintage Collection features classically chic pieces with a variety of blue shades for her special day.

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Choose from light blue to dark blue from our Love Strands Collections to simply adorn your neckline.

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Adorn your wrist with sparkly bracelets from our Love Cures Collection. This will be sure to make a statement and compliment your beautiful bouquet.

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Whether your wedding hair style is an updo, or you allow your luscious locks to hang on your neckline, you will need some sparkly to compliment your look. Our Love Drops Collection features earrings with all the glitter you will need!

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Whether you are shopping for yourself or the bride-to-be in your life, you will be sure to find the perfect piece of jewelry for her.