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Must-Have Back to School Accessories via @mightyskins

6 Handy Back to School Accessories You Might Be Forgetting

Imagine a surgeon without his scalpel or a writer without paper. People must have the tools they need to do their jobs properly. Students are no different. Their job is to learn – so they need to have the proper supplies. As the back-to-school season starts, make sure that these often-forgotten school accessories make it to your shopping list.

Back to School Accessory #1: Locker Organizers

If your locker has the tendency to look less “storage area” and more “portal to Jumanji,” then having a locker organizer is a must. They are an easy way to make sure that books, files, and other locker contents are neatly in place. They come in different materials like plastic or fabric. Merely hang inside your locker to ensure that you can always find what you need.

Back to School Accessory #2: Flash Drive

There are some aspects of school that never change. For example, it is inevitable that a report will need to be printed right before the due date. It is also unavoidable to be part of a group project with different members in their own roles.

Avoid the stress of having to email or download files just to access them. Instead, use a flash drive that will let you transfer and transport data without stress. Even a small capacity drive, like 2GB, can be enough to handle all the assignments given in a year.

Back to School Accessory #3: Portable Power Bank

Staying connected is a must these days. Having your phone is not just about staying in touch with friends. It is a safety tool that can let you make a quick call in case of an emergency.

Stick to a power bank that can fully charge the device you have. A 1500 mAh battery is usually enough to power a mobile phone. If you want to charge a tablet, you can go for a higher capacity. Also, choose one that is small enough to be stashed in a backpack to give the phone some juice whenever it is needed.

Back to School Accessory #4: Bluetooth Headphones

There are times when all a person wants to do is to tune out the rest of the world to concentrate on schoolwork. This is where Bluetooth headphones come in. Block out distractions by playing music while writing down a report. They are also useful while riding the bus home or waiting for varsity practice to start.

Back to School Accessory #5: Smartpen

If the budget permits it, a smartpen is an excellent addition to any back-to-school accessories list. It lets you sync handwritten notes to digital devices, so they can be accessed more easily. It is a more convenient option than a laptop and allows you to record audio – perfect for long lectures.

Back to School Accessory #6: Laptop Skin

Laptop skins are protective coverings for your laptop made from thin vinyl or rubber. They prevent scratches and even damage from water. These skins come in different designs for nearly all contemporary laptop models, so it is easy to find the right one. Whether cute or edgy, there is a laptop skin that will make learning a little more fun.

Don’t just start the school right, make sure it ends well too. Make sure your laptop is intact the whole year by protecting. Find out more about 25% discounts for students and teachers and order yours from us today.

Disney Gear You Need to Purchase Before Your Next Resort Vacation via @mightyskins

Disney Gear You Need to Purchase Before Your Next Resort Vacation

A Disney vacation can be one of the most exciting vacations for you to take. While a Disney trip may seem overwhelming, with some planning and the right products, your trip can go smoothly and your entire family can experience the magic. There are all kinds of Disney gear available to make your trip both fun and functional.

1. Cell Phone / Extra Batteries / Charger

Cell phone, extra batteries, charger via @mightyskins

One of the most important gadgets you can have on your trip is a cell phone. My Disney Experience, a trip-changing app for iOS and Android allows you to manage many elements of your trip right from your phone, including FastPass and dining reservations. You can also check attraction wait times to help plan your day. However, cell phone batteries drain quickly, especially when you’re using your phone even more than usual. While Disney does offer charging stations, a portable charger or power pack will let you charge your phone while you enjoy the magic.

2. Cell Phone Camera Accessories

Cell Phone Camera Tripod @mightyskins

You may be planning on bringing a DSLR camera with you to capture important moments of your trip. However, if you are looking to travel light in the parks and want to avoid lugging around a heavy camera and equipment, with the right smartphone accessories, you can take some breathtaking pictures. There are many types of lenses you can get up your picture game and make your photographs look professional. A small tripod made for your phone is a must for giving your phone the stability to take those nighttime fireworks pictures.

3. Disney-Themed Swag

Little Girl Dressed as Snow White via @mightyskins

No Disney tourist is complete without something Disney on their person. You may choose to go for the traditional Disney shirt or cap, or you may want to show your Disney love with a cell phone case featuring your favorite characters. And while you’re making your child’s dreams come true, let them roam the crowds, pretending to be their favorite Disney princess or hero — you’ll get a much better price if you buy costumes in advance than you would if waiting to purchase at the park.

4. Magic Bands

Customize Your Experience with Disney Magic Band Decals via @mightyskins

Magic Bands are one of Disney’s latest technologies in their pursuit to make your experiences easily accessible. Each person on your trip will have a Magic Band with a unique sensor that allows for resort and park entry, FastPass access and more. You have the option of connecting a credit card to your Magic Band to allow for the purchase of food and souvenirs. The Magic Band allows you easy access to much of what Disney has to offer without having to keep up with tickets or credit cards.

Everything you need is right on your wrist. While the Magic Band comes standard with most vacation packages and is available in several colors, Disney also offers customized bands in many of their retail location. Especially if you are traveling with kids, it is a given that they will want special bands. So you may want to consider ordering Magic Band skins to customize each item before you leave for your trip.

Bonus Money-Saving Tip:

When planning your next vacation, whether Disney-related or not, use Museuly to explore and book discounted tickets to museums and attractions worldwide. Then, learn what to expect and how to get the most out of your trip by exploring the World of Walt.

With the right Disney gear, your family is sure to have a magical vacation! Am I forgetting anything? Let me know in the comments below.

5 Must-Have Smartphone Accessories in 2018 via @mightyskins

5 Must-Have Smartphone Accessories to Get in 2018

Having a smartphone that does everything you need is great, but do you wonder how you can make your experience even better? Accessorize! Accessories let you maximize the capabilities of your phone while making the user experience as enjoyable as possible. Here are the top five smartphone accessories you need in 2018.

Accessory #1: Protective Case

Phone Case via @mightyskins

A durable case protects your phone from damage if you end up dropping it. One with an integrated screen protector keeps your screen free from scratches and reduces the chances of it cracking in an unfortunate incident. The large variety of styles, colors, and materials allows you to customize your phone to suit your personality. Choose bold colors, patterns, and designs to show your style.

Accessory #2: Power Bank

Phone Power Bank via @mightyskins

Smartphones are capable of being nearly everything you need, but using your phone as a map, calendar, camera, and to surf the web takes a toll on your battery life. Get a long-lasting and durable power bank to take with you on the go. It will come in handy when you forget to charge your phone before leaving the house or can’t get a plug to charge it while you’re out and about. Some models include two ports to let you charge two devices at once!

Accessory #3: PopSocket

Popsocket via @mightyskins

A PopSocket grip is a must-have if you like to use your phone one-handed or need to get a better grip on it. The knob simply goes on the back of your phone and collapses, so it doesn’t stick out.Expand it to have better control of your phone when taking pictures, video chatting, playing a game, or texting. But, with a quick pull, you have a better grip on your device. A PopSocket will revolutionize your phone handling experience. They come in many colors, styles, and materials to match your case and showcase your personality. You can even skin your PopSocket.

Accessory #4: Earbuds

Earbuds via @mightyskins

Jam out to your music or watch your video in peace with a set of high-quality earbuds. You have endless possibilities of colors and styles to choose from including:

• Wired and basic with no frills
• Wireless/ Bluetooth/ Airpods
• Microphone-included
• Over-the-ear headphones (if earbuds aren’t your style)

A basic pair of earbuds will do the job you need, but if you want better sound quality, you might have to splurge. A higher-quality set will help you attain the sound experience that you want. Check out Headphonesty for honest headphone reviews and buyer’s guides — you’ll find the perfect pair.

Accessory #5: Bluetooth Hands-Free Earpiece

Bluetooth Hands-Free Earpiece via @mightyskins

It’s not only dangerous to use your phone for any reason while driving, but it’s also illegal in most states. Use a Bluetooth earpiece to talk completely hands-free while driving. Charge the earpiece and use it for hours of talk time so you can keep your focus on what you’re currently doing. It also comes in handy if you’re making dinner, trying to play a game, or something else that keeps your hands full and want to talk on the phone.

Expand the capabilities of your phone by using accessories. They’ll complement your style and give you a better user experience.

Apple Wireless Airpods: What's So Great About These Earbuds? via @mightyskins

Apple Wireless Airpods: What’s So Great About These Earbuds?

Apple’s Airpod release was quieter than most expected. Coming on the heels of another round of iPhone announcements, they wireless earbuds could have gotten lost in the shuffle. Their quality, though, made them stand out even in a crowded market. If you are still on the fence, you might want to take a closer look at what makes these wireless earbuds so unique.

Airpods Have Amazing Design Quality

If you’re going to talk about any Apple product, you’ve got to start with design. There’s no doubt that the Airpods are a stylish bit of work, building on everything the company has done with the old earbuds and kicking things up a notch. They’re not exactly a huge leap forward from what’s already there, but why would they be? They look great and very much stay within the general aesthetic of Apple’s core identity. The dangling look takes a minute to get used to, but it’s a look that really grows on you as time goes by.

Nearly perfect,” is a term that’s been thrown around a bit when it comes to building quality for the Apple wireless airpods, and for a good reason – these are wireless earphones that actually stand up to human use. If you haven’t used the Airpods before, you will figure that they’d have a tendency to fall out, but the opposite is true. These in-ear headphones stand up to move very well, and they never feel like they’re going to fall out. They take a bit of adjustment from time to time, but you’re looking at an exceptionally well-engineered piece of electronic equipment here.

Enjoy the Ease-of-Use Expected From Apple

If there’s a problem with traditional Bluetooth earbuds, it’s that they’re difficult to use. Sure, they work great after the initial set-up – but that process can be profoundly frustrating. The Apple wireless Airpods solve this problem by creating a set-up process that is entirely painless, something that you should expect from Apple by this point. They’re incredibly easy to pair with your i-device and tend to be just as easy to use every time you put them in. There are no complicated controls, and you’ll never forget how they’re supposed to work.

Appreciate Quality Sound & Tech

To be honest, the Apple Airpods price suggests a premium experience. On some levels, it really goes beyond – the fact that it pauses music when the earbuds are removed or that it has a great battery life is just more than most would expect. The sound quality isn’t going to hold up to devices that double or triple the Apple Airpods price, but it’s much better than your average Bluetooth earbud quality. No more static (you only want to hear white noise on your terms). You can only expect so much from this kind of device, but Apple manages to push that experience as far as it can reasonably go.

Apple’s Airpods are a fantastic piece of work. They’re stylish, the sound quality is good, and they just work. You can’t ask for more, but Apple seems dead-set on trying their best to deliver an even better experience with each iteration. Once again, Apple has set the bar — if you want wireless earbuds, this is the market’s gold standard.

Already own a pair? Customize your earbuds with one of our Airpod skins.
This is How to Create Your Own Vape Skin via @mightyskins

This is How to Create Your Own Vape Skin

Use Custom Images for Your DIY Vape Skin

With MightySkins, you have the option to create your own vape skin from any image you want, so you can truly have a fully-customized mod. From your favorite photo of your dog, Fido to a secret message written in pigpen cipher, add anything you want to your vape. Create an instant conversation starter. Step-by-step, here’s how to make a DIY vape skin any time.

If you don’t have a vape yet, check out what Grey Haze has to offer.

Step #1: Choose Your Vape Model

From a laptop or PC, visit the Create Your Own Skin page of the MightySkins website and choose Vape Skins from the “Products You Would Like to Customize” options.

Create Your Own Vape Skin

Then, from the list below, choose your vape model.

Choose Your Vape Model

Step #2: Add Your Favorite Image

You can choose nearly any image you want, as long as the resolution is high enough, even a picture of your best friend’s face. Make sure you have permission to use the image and that it’s not explicit or defamatory. Upload your image, choose a photo from Facebook or Instagram, or choose from one of our many options.

Add Your Image

Note: The maximum upload size for images on the MightySkins skin creation platform is 15MB, and we will let you know if your image is too small when placed. Images sized 1600 X 1200 px or larger are best.

Step #3: Add Your Text/ Monogram (Optional)

Do you want to add text to your DIY vape skin? A monogram? You’re the boss here so you can add whatever you want. Choose your text, your font, and customize the color to complement your image. Then, drag the text to place it where you want it to appear on your vape.

Add Your Text

Step #4: Preview Your Custom Vape Skin

Choose the “Preview” tab to see what you’ve created. Make sure it looks how you want it and that the photo looks clear, not blurry. Take one final look at your text – how and where it appears – before your order.

Preview Your DIY Vape Skin

Step #5: Buy it!

Once you’ve created a new custom vape skin that you’re happy with, click the “Buy it Now” button, order your new skin, and kick back while you wait for it to arrive at your door.

Final Thoughts

With technology, it’s easier than ever to customize nearly anything. Make one for yourself or someone who loves to vape. Create your own vape skin today with these five simple steps.

 

MightySkins' DIY Handgun Wrap via @mightyskins

How to Customize Your Handgun for Safety & Personalization

Your gun is a tool used on a regular basis. Whether it’s an everyday carry item or a weapon that rests in your gun safe or bedside table to protect your home, you need to customize your handgun. Personalizing your weapon with a gun wrap allows you to create the gun appearance you’ve always dreamed of without contacting a gunsmith to transform or build your dream firearm. Moreover, a gun wrap ensures that you keep your existing handgun and its current parts, rather than having to order custom components for the sake of appearances.

Differentiate Between Your Gun and Others’

Do you and your spouse each have a handgun – similar models, perhaps, but not the same gun (one of you might have a double-barreled gun and the other a single with the same markings otherwise)? Do you head out to the range with your buddies on a regular basis, all of your firearms piled on a table or counter together as you take turns shooting each others’ guns? Personalizing your gun with a gun wrap is a great way to ensure that you’ll always be able to lay hands on your gun fast – especially crucial for those middle-of-the-night disturbances.

Show Off Your Personality

Most guns come in reasonably predictable colors–typically black or grey. For many shooting enthusiasts or carry permit holders, that’s just not the right way to express their style. With a gun wrap, on the other hand, you can transform your handgun to reflect your specific personality; this can include everything from camouflage (in all its incarnations) to an American flag, your favorite character, and more. Not only that, you can use a custom gun wrap to transform your rifle, handgun into something out of your favorite fictional world. Create a blaster, design a weapon to look like one from your favorite video game, or transform your gun however you can imagine.

Identify Your Mags

Magazines–especially those not created by the original manufacturer of the gun–can be hard to identify. By adding a gun wrap to your magazines, on the other hand, you can make each one unique; this makes it easy to locate the magazine that’s the right fit for each gun, allowing you to quickly grab the right one whether you’re on the range or in a dangerous situation. Being able to identify the correct magazine quickly will also reduce misfeeds and other potential problems with your gun: frustrating on the range, dangerous in a real-life situation.

Find the Right Parts

When you want to add customization, it’s important that you have the right parts – those that are built specifically for your model. Adding accessories that are designed for another hadngun or rifle can be hazardous and even deadly. So choose a gun parts supplier that has exactly what you need.

Final Thoughts

Personalizing your gun makes it uniquely yours. Whether you’re doing it for safety reasons, like being able to identify your magazines, or just for fun, you’ll transform your gun into a one-of-a-kind item that is uniquely your own. Check out Mighty Skins’ gun wraps to see how we can help you customize your handgun to your heart’s desire.

 

Application of skins

How To Properly Apply a Skin

So you’ve joined the ranks of people on a quest to personalize all of their favorite devices.  You’ve done the heavy lifting and picked your pattern and you’ve waited out the mail carrier to bring it to your home.  However, now you’ve encountered the task of outfitting your item of choice with the skin.  Don’t worry, this helpful blog will teach you how to properly apply a skin from Mighty Skins.

  1. Clean it Up – Whatever device you’ve chosen, from your cooler to your favorite tumbler, we have one rule. It’s got to be clean.  Simply take a damp cloth (don’t saturate your electronic devices) and wipe it down, making sure to clear any debris.  You don’t want to use any solvents or ammonia based cleaners during this part, as it may cause damage to the skin or adhering issues.
  2. Check the Skin – Sometimes, in the mailing process stuff might be on the top of the skin itself. Make sure there’s nothing hanging off or clinging to the edges.  If you’re satisfied with the appearance, go ahead and wash your hands and ensure you’ve dried them thoroughly as all of the excess oils in your skin can also cause issues with your skin application.
  3. Remove It – Now, we remove the backing to the skin, but please be careful during this process. You’re going to want to make sure that you’re not inadvertently stretching the skin out or it obviously isn’t going to fit properly.  All of our skins are made to fit your devices precisely, so this should never be a problem unless the skin has become damaged during the backing removal.  This will be especially important in the narrow areas of the skin.
  4. Place It – Now comes the moment of truth. Lay your skin on your device precisely, paying attention to any buttons, cameras, latches, etc.  Don’t worry if you don’t get it right the first time, you can easily remove the skin to shift the positioning.  Keep doing this until you’re satisfied with the placement, it’s not going to lose its stickiness.
  5. Smooth It Out Now – Once you’ve gotten the skin into the position that it is meant to be in, smooth it out. Starting from the middle and working your way toward the edges, press down firmly, removing any awkward bubbles or ridges along the way.  You can use a credit card wrapped in a paper towel to assist in the smoothing process.

That’s it! You’re done!  Now you’re on your way to enjoying a personalized device.  Doesn’t the simplicity make you want to skin another device?  Check out what we have to offer here.

Products You Can Skin

5 Products You Didn’t Know You Could Skin

5 Products You Didn’t Know You Could Skin

Products You Can Skin

In the day and age where electronics rule and we want everything to have a personal touch, we have to be thankful for skins.  Not only do we offer a huge variety of skins for nearly every popular electronic device these days, but we also have a plethora of products you wouldn’t expect.  Here are the top five products you didn’t know you could skin.

  1. Headphones – From Apple Airpods to Beats by Dre, we have a bunch of different skins to personalize your musical experience.  You no longer have to be satisfied with the status quo.  Available in solid colors, popular patterns, or scenic designs we make it possible to keep your headphones stylish!
  2. Fidget Spinners – These little things are taking the world by storm, but they’re not always expressive of your personality.  Sure, they can keep your hands busy, but they’re also kind of boring.  Not with our impressive selection of skins!  Make your fidget spinner tell your story with an awesome skin!
  3. Mophie/Lifeproof Phone Cases – We carry skins for all types of OtterBox phone cases, but did you know that you don’t have to suffer with that boring black look for your Mophie or Lifeproof case, either?  Dress those cases up while protecting and/or charging your phone at the same time.
  4. Activity Trackers – Of course, your Apple Watch or your Fitbit is helping you to keep track of your steps and improve your exercise regimen, but is it making a stylish statement at the same time?  Probably not, as most of the activity trackers on the market come in a solid color.  Make it pop with a new skin!
  5. Home Devices – When you’re talking to Alexa on your Amazon Echo, ask her if she can change colors or designs!  She’s going to say she can’t, but that isn’t true for you.  We offer skins for dozens of home devices like Bluetooth speakers, Amazon Echo, or even your Apple TV.  Want your new Beats speaker to blaze with a fire design?  We can do that!

With our skins, you’re not limited to what comes standard on your device.  We can give almost anything a personal touch, so check out our website for more info!

 

Capturing the Fourth of July: How to Photograph Fireworks & More via @mightyskins

Capturing the Fourth of July: How to Photograph Fireworks & More

The 4th of July is a cherished tradition in America. Every summer, people gather all over the country to mark the anniversary of the day the Declaration of Independence was signed, and America was born. The fourth of July is a birthday party that everyone attends for our country.

It’s never been easier to capture photos of significant events like the fourth of July. Everyone’s got a phone with a camera in their pocket now. What does this mean? It means that you’re just a click away from remembering your favorite moments of the day!

I’ve put together a list of cameras that will help you capture great photos of Independence Day, all that will fit into your pocket or a bag. Each product has its own benefits, so if you’re looking for a new device that is known for high-quality photography, read on.

1. GoPro Hero4 Silver Edition

GoPro Hero4 silver edition

You’ve probably heard of GoPro cameras — they’re the small cameras that adventurers and professional photographers use to get amazing shots outdoors. These are some of the best cameras to get underwater shots and come in handy for shooting spectacles like fireworks.

The GoPro Hero4 Silver Edition is a newer generation camera that has a few exciting features. First, it can record 4K video, which is high-resolution, meaning that you will be able to document every moment of the 4th of July and see all the little details clearly.

Another feature is that for the first time, GoPro has introduced a touchscreen. This screen, which is only one and a half inches in size, allows you to interact with your settings, save and delete photos, fix focus and exposure, and more with just a few touches.

The camera comes in a kit, complete with mounts, waterproof housing and more. The camera is small enough to fit into your pocket and is great for people who love to get unusual angles or want to capture all the action, in real time, from their point of view.

2. iPhone 6s Plus

iphone 6s plus

This phone has excellent features, but the most essential element is that this camera has optical image stabilization. This means that it’s now easier to get crisp and clear photos, even if the camera moves a little. That’s great if you’re trying to take pictures of fireworks or your friends running around and because it’s a passive feature on the phone, you don’t even have to worry about setting this up.

Other great features include the ability to record 4K video on the camera and the fact that the camera and its gallery now utilize 3D Touch — a feature that allows you to change settings and view the gallery within the camera without ever leaving the app.

It’s an excellent phone for beginning photographers and people who like the ability to take high-resolution photos and share them instantly to social media.

3. Samsung Galaxy S7

samsung galaxy s7

The Samsung Galaxy S7 is a marvel of a phone that happens to have one of the best cameras embedded into it. With 12-megapixel photos available in an instant, autofocus for photos taken on the go and bright captures even in the dimmest of places, the Galaxy S7 is in a class of its own.

What sets this camera apart from others that you see in smartphones is the ability to enable preview mode, which allows you to instantly delete or share your captures right from the app. Now your friends can see what you’re up to on the 4th of July in real time, with no need to switch in between apps.

This is a camera that lends itself to the moment, ensuring that every photo you take with it is clear, in focus, and lit with just the right amount of exposure.

Fourth of July Photography Tips & Tricks:

Now that we’ve covered some of the most mobile and easy-to-use cameras, let’s move on to some tips and tricks for capturing the best moments of your 4th of July. Don’t worry, these are tips you can use to make any photo better, no matter what type of camera you’re using, so be sure to keep them in mind during the holiday.

Tip #1: Don’t Use Flash

We all know that flash is an excellent way to get enough light in your shot, but the truth is that many flashes on cameras are just too bright and too harsh of light to do your photos any justice.

So what do we suggest? Try ignoring the flash and use available light. It’s a scary proposition, we know, especially if you’re shooting outdoors, but try it. With the lights from the fireworks and all the other lighting that’s around you, you’ll get a better picture without the flash.

If you’re still worried about exposure, many cameras have an auto-exposure feature that allows you to choose your level without using flash. Check your camera’s instruction manual to see how to enable auto-exposure.

Tip #2: Composition and Focus are Key

So we all know a good picture when we see it, but did you know there’s a secret on how to do it? The secret is — wait for it — composition and focus. Pretty simple, right?

The trick is to make sure your subject — whatever it is, whether it be a person or an object, like fireworks — is always in focus and in a place within the frame so that a viewer can clearly see it. That’s called composition, and there are hundreds of videos on Youtube about how to get the right composition. If shooting with a DSLR camera, use the right lens.

The focus is also important. You don’t want to create a photo where your friends aren’t in focus, even though they’re your subject, right? Right. To enable focus on your camera — many have a setting just for this — and keep them clear in the frame. Trust us, your friends will thank you for this.

Tip #3: Shoot for Long Exposure

A pretty neat trick to use for the 4th of July is to shoot long exposure photos. The term “long exposure” means that the camera stays open longer to let more light in, resulting in an artistic photograph. This is great for taking pictures of fireworks or nighttime barbecues.

So how do you do this with a phone? Well, if you have a smartphone camera, there are apps you can download that can enable this feature on your phone. For regular cameras, there’s plenty of information on the internet on how to do that, so make sure to read up on long exposure photography for your camera’s brand on the company forums.

Final Thoughts

The 4th of July is a fun event during the summer for Americans. We tend to go all out for it, and more often than not, we want pictures to remind us of the great fun we had that day. Do yourself a favor and take some time to read up on fun ways to photograph the day! If you have any other tips and tricks on how to shoot the fourth of July, leave them below and send us your best photographs of how you spent Independence Day!

The Things We Bling: Swarovski Edition

Though trends are turning to simpler, earthy designs among the general populous, the obscenely rich seem never to abandon their flare for the extravagant.

 

Swarovski crystal covered Mercedes

This Mercedes, encrusted in more than 300,000 Swarovski crystals apparently listed at something like $4 million.

By now, we’ve all seen photos of the “diamond-encrusted” Mercedes reportedly owned by Saudi Prince al Waleed bin Talal.  Of course, as it turns out, the car is actually encrusted in Swarovski crystals – not diamonds – and the Saudi prince has pretty resolutely denied ever having owned the now-legendary vehicle designed by Garson/D.A.D.

But lately, we’ve been more interested in some of the other extravagant, and often downright bizarre, things absurdly wealthy people are covering in these fine crystals.  Cases in point:

Swarovski crystal encrusted bottle of Dom Perignon

Swarovski encrusted bottle of Dom Perignon

As if Dom Perignon, an upscale champagne that start around $250 a bottle, were’n’t fancy enough, someone took it upon themselves to cover this bottle from base to neck in Swarovskis, a service quickly made available to the masses by any number of entrepreneurs eager to take advantage of celebrity-envy on E-Bay and Etsy.

Bottles of Goût de Diamants’ Taste of Diamonds

Goût de Diamants’ Taste of Diamonds is the most expensive champagne in the world

But that’s just the tip of the champagne and crystals iceberg. There is, in fact, a whole line of fine champagne, called Goût de Diamants, decorated with fewer, but larger Swarovski crystals, the most expensive of which, Taste of Diamonds, goes for a little north of $2 million a bottle.  You can’t really find a downgraded version on Ebay. 

Swarovsky Starbucks cupOf course, if you need crystals to help you get through the daily grind, you may be more interested in this crystal-encrusted Starbuck’s cup.  You can sip your iced latte in style while you listen to your crystal-covered Beats headphones.  Yup, both available on Etsy.  In fact, one of the vendors on Etsy will cover pretty much anything in crystals, from Ice-T’s license plate frame to your hair dryer.

While these may be bizarrely expensive and unnecessary adornments, they are not really, in themselves, bizarre items to make fancy.  Except maybe the Starbucks cup. But let us move on. To the bathroom.

We thought it was a little odd and certainly excessive to cover an entire bathtub in crystals.  But Catchpole & Rye, “Purveyors of fine sanitary ware” have made one, retailing at about $200,000.

Crystal encrusted bathtub

swarovski crystal covered toiletBut as fine as their sanitary ware might be, Catchpole & Rye cannot be held responsible for the remarkable piece of work on the right. At a bargain $75,000, this is not the most expensive crystal-encrusted toilet on the market (there was another, by Satis, below, that retailed at $130,000 back in 2011), but we thought it was the prettiest.  Statis crystal encrusted  toilet

 

 

 

AND  we even found the perfect toilet paper to go with it.:24 karat Gold toilet paper

 

As you can see, it is possible to get just about anything decked out in bling.  But if your tastes run more towards the, well, tasteful, MightySkins can help you out with Chevron phone cases, geometric laptop vinyls, and classy wood-look vape wraps, for the discerning (and budget-conscious) lover of luxury.