Saturday, 28 May 2016

My new jewellery obsession | Pandora

I've been really into my jewellery since getting my Olivia Burton watch recently. I want nothing more than to match it perfectly with gorgeous rings and bracelets. Enter, Pandora rings.

I began browsing online and discovered so many beautiful pictures of people with gorgeous Pandora rings. I started searching on eBay and last Friday I entered into a small bidding war and won my first ring - the classic elegance ring. (I hope it is genuine, as on eBay you can never really be sure, but I've done my research and I'm pretty sure it is. If it isn't, it only came to about £15; so it is not like I've lost out on ££).

Pandora classic elegance ring

Pandora classic elegance ring

It is a sterling silver ring with small cubic zirconias all the way round the band, then a larger round one in the centre, with a ring of more small ones around it. It is pure sparkle and looks gorgeous day and night. It has certainly got me addicted.

I have since won two more on eBay around a similar price point, so hopefully they'll arrive some time next week.

What is your favouirte Pandora ring?

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Upping my H2O intake

I originally heard of Hydrate M8 on a Velvetgh0st vlog, so when my sister asked for a bottle for her birthday, I thought I'd have a look and see what the hype was about.

The main gimmick of the bottle is that it has timings written on it to indicate what you should be drinking throughout the day. You are meant to get through a whole bottle by 1pm, refill and do your second bottle by 7pm. They come in a range of different colours and have different slogans on them.

For a water bottle, I think they are expensive at £13.99, and the postage was also not cheap. Part of the reason why I bought myself one at the same time as ordering one for my sister was that I wouldn't have to pay the extortionate postage cost twice.

Hydrate M8 bottle

Hydrate M8 bottle

Although this is a complete gimmick, the timings on the bottle do make you think about how much you drink and it has upped my water intake by a lot. I used to take a single 500ml bottle to work and often didn't even finish that. Now I'm keeping up with the timings pretty much until 5pm when I go home where I tend to start slacking. Also, I don't usually really like sports cap bottles as a lipstick/gloss wear, but I love that this one has a straw attached to the cap so you don't even have to tip the bottle to drink from it. The only down side is I have to visit the toilet a lot more during the day!

Hopefully I'll start to see the benefits of drinking more water with my skin over the coming weeks.

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Olivia Burton arm candy

Social media is sooooo powerful, never underestimate the power of it. I literally saw ONE picture of this gorgeous watch on Instagram and I fell in love.

Olivia Burton Wonderland

Olivia Burton Wonderland

It is the Olivia Burton Wonderland watch in silver and rose gold (also available in silver and gold) and I am the proud owner. 

Olivia Burton is an up and coming London based brand that make beautiful classic, stylish, timeless (pun intended) watches. 

You can get them from various retailers including ASOS and Goldsmiths and they have an online shop on their website too, but I found this beauty at the best price on the Topshop website. I also had a cheeky discount code for 20% off which helped! 

I love the mix of rose gold and silver. In fact, my previous go-to watch was my Swatch lady passion that I picked up last time I went to New York which is the same colour combo. I tend to wear silver bracelets, so they go together perfectly.

Now I'm lusting over the silver Pandora charm bracelet with the rose gold clasp as that would be a match made in heaven. Watch this space.

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