Beautiful Agate Gemstones Naturally Resemble Snapshots of Landscapes

Agate is a popular gemstone that's a banded form of finely-grained Quartz. Known for its vibrant colors and patterns, the translucent rock delights with its subtle, multifaceted beauty. One variation of the beloved stones features tiny, abstract scenes that resemble mountains, rivers, and skies. This has earned them the nickname "landscape agates," and in them, small, fascinating snapshots of the natural world are captured.

There's an incredible variety of landscape agates, appearing in different hues, shapes, and patterns. These characteristics create distinct places that depict sandy deserts, calm oceanscapes, and the sun setting behind a forest where dark, feathered marks mimic silhouetted trees. With these unique, picturesque views, it's no wonder that the gemstone is popular for collectors and perfect for accessories.

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January 23, 2017

Makeup Artist Raises Mental Health Awareness With New #InsideOutChallenge

Canadian beauty blogger Yasaman Gheidi is using her makeup skills to spread mental health awareness with her new #InsideOutChallenge. While makeup can be fun and glamorous, Gheidi shows us a different side by using products to transform her face into a mirror for what’s within. The project came about after the 27-year-old self-taught beauty blogger left her staff Christmas party early due to an anxiety attack.

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