Thursday, June 16, 2011

Novica Review and Giveaway!

"We want to give artists and artisans around the world a global platform to express their true
artistic talents and to spur their creativity. And, we want to provide you with access to unique, hard-to-find items at great values that only the Internet infrastructure can allow.
At the deepest essence of our philosophy, we want to create a bridge between you and
the many talented artisans across the globe.
We want you to know about who you're buying from. We want you to feel that attachment to the
product and to the hands that created it.
In the spirit of the Internet, let us bring you together.
NOVICA. The World is Your Market."






This is the mission statement from Team Novica. They work with National Geographic and artists from around the world to bring us the most beautiful, hand-crafted products. Their website has everything from jewelry to furniture, all made individually with care and love by the hands of true artists abroad. 
I was introduced to this site by my mother who has done reviews for them in the past. I fell in love with it immediately! Everything is so beautiful and I just couldn't wait to get something of my own. When I got the opportunity to do this review, my first problem was picking out that one thing that I wanted to get! I spent, quite literally, a week searching the website for the perfect item. I looked through handbags, jewelry, tableware, tea sets, furniture, and clothing. Then, I found it. I picked out a beautiful hand-crafted 'Star Cascade' Onyx Wind Chime. 

Each of the stars are very delicate and make the most beautiful chimes when the wind blows. The string holding them up is so fine that you almost can't see it so the stars seem to float in their own majestic way. I love absolutely everything about this item. And it is a wonderful addition to my front porch. 

Another really great thing about Novica is their wrapping. They put so much time and effort into making sure that your item is safe so it's still in one piece when it gets to you. It came in a really neat cardboard box from Mexico. Underneath that was another pretty package of wrapping paper with a neat little bow. Inside of that was some bubble wrap, then finally the item. And each little star was individually wrapped to ensure its safety. 



Each package comes with a post card from its country of origin, an order sheet, and a little booklet that tells you about the artist that made your item. It's such a nice feature to know about the person that made what you've bought. 

I thoroughly enjoy my product. And I want to thank Novica for allowing me to do this review. Please visit their website and see for yourself the wonders of the world.

Giveaway Time!

Alright...I have a coupon code for a $30 gift card to Novica  for one lucky winner! It's open to USA only and there are quite a few great entry methods! 

**You MUST leave your email in the comments. If I don't have your email and can't contact you, then you CANNOT win the giveaway.**

Entry Methods:
1. You must follow my blog publicly via Blogger or Google Friend Connect.
3. Subscribe to my Youtube Channel (I also have a video review of the product up there.)
4. "Like" my Facebook Page
7. Visit Novica.com and tell us what product you would like to have!

**Bonus Entries (worth 2 each)**
1. Follow Gathering My Roses publicly via Blogger or Google Friend Connect.

In order for your entries to be received, you MUST comment after you have done each of these. DO NOT forget to put your email address in the comments. (Bonus Entries are worth 2 comments a piece!)

Giveaway Ends 6/25/2011!


**Disclaimer! -- I received no monetary compensation for this review. I did receive a $30 code from Novica.com for the purpose of this review. However, the thoughts and opinions written here are 100% my own.**

136 comments:

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