Birthstone Series Wrap Up

Birthstones Series - Wrap Up

Just under a year ago I debuted the first of what was to be a 12 month series; The Birthstone series. It was a monthly blog series in which I created a pinterest board and used it as a mood board for a style guide for that month’s birthstone. I loved the idea, I loved doing it, and I’m still somewhat annoyed that I didn’t get to post a style guide for each individual month. I did, however, keep up with the pinterest boards and intend to keep doing so on a much lesser scale though. I had originally intended to post this months style guide for Amethyst, and then later in the year catch up on the months I had missed. The problem with that is that I would constantly be playing catch up and adding more work, rather than admitting that there are some lessons I learned from this series. Instead I decide to post this wrap up, concluding the series and providing links to all the published style guides and each individual pinterest board in one place. I also wanted to use it as a way to reflect on what lessons I learned and how to adjust my planning for future blog series (oh yes, there are more to come! 😉 ).

 

Lessons Learned

The biggest lesson was that I over-reached, and wanted to do more than I really should have. The style guides needed to be more compact, and involving less work on my part. If I want to spend hours and hours pinning things to a pinterest board, then so be it. That’s my choice and I enjoy it; it’s also great for when I’m feeling really crappy and want to be productive. Likewise, thanks to my tablet I can do it on the go and anywhere in the house. The problem was trying to then convert that into a blog post; I had to wade through loads of links and save loads of images, resize them and so forth. It took so long. The next series is going to be more definitive, more to the point and less work in that department.

I also wasn’t as sharp with affiliate links as I should have been and probably lost out on a lot of great opportunities. I’ll be working on that in the future.

 

The Complete Birthstone Series

And finally, here it is! The complete set of published pinterest boards and the published accompanying style guides. I will continue to add things I find to these boards so take the time to follow them, whether it’s your birthstone or you simply love the colour palette for that month!

 

January – Garnet

 

February – Amethyst

 

March – Aquamarine

Style Guide – Aquamarine

 

 

April – Diamond

Style Guide – Diamond

 

 

May – Emerald

Style Guide – Emerald

June – Pearl

Style Guide – Pearl

 

July – Ruby

Style Guide – Ruby

 

August – Peridot

Style Guide – Peridot

 

September – Sapphire

October – Opal

November – Topaz

December – Tanzanite

 

 

Your Thoughts?

Did you enjoy this series? Which was your favourite? Did you prefer the style guides or the pinterest boards themselves? Did it help you style your birthstone or another stone? Would you like to see other gemstone based style guides? Let me know your thoughts in the comments <3

How to style March’s Birthstone Aquamarine!

Birthstone Series - Aquamarine [March]

This week I’m introducing a new monthly edition of Sharing Saturday – The Birthstone Series! This series will be exploring the world of birth stones and creating a pinterest mood board filled with style ideas related to that month’s birthstone and related colours. There will be women’s fashion, jewellery, make up, accessories, colour palettes and some home decor items thrown in too. This series will be posted on the third Saturday of every month.

To start off the series I’ve been looking at March’s birthstone. I based this board around the birthstone aquamarine and the colours aqua, teal and turquoise. You can view the full board below, and keep reading to see my best picks for how to style the birthstone aquamarine.
 

 

 

 

Aquamarine Jewellery

  1. Raw Aquamarine Pendant by CatchingWildflowers.
  2. Aquamarine white gold earrings at Ice.com.
  3. Sterling Silver Genuine Aquamarine Filigree Ring by Sparkle & Jade.
  4. Raw Aquamarine Ring by LittleSycamore.
  5. Aquamarine Pendant, wire wrapped in Silver by Sandrasgems4u.
  6. Aquamarine Chip Bracelet by AngelinaStarCreation.

 

 

Aquamarine Dupes

It would be nice to always be able to deck yourself out in top class gemstones, however, that isn’t always the case. That doesn’t mean you can’t embrace your aquamarine style!  Check out these dupes for aquamarine:

  1. Aqua cubic zircona studs at Argos.
  2. Lola Rose Marylebone Aqua Dyed Quartzite And Gold Tone Bead Bracelet at F Hinds.
  3. Chamilia Sterling Silver & Aqua Swarovski Rondelle Bead at H. Samuels.
  4. Mint Owl Necklace at Claires.
  5. Aqua Tree of Life Necklace by AimeezArtz.
  6. Yes You Glam Necklace in Sky at Modcloth.

 

 

Colour Palettes

  1. Light Blue Wedding Colours, view it on Pinterest.
  2. Crystal Colours, view it on Pinterest.
  3. Crystal Clear, view it on Pinterest.
  4. Colour Current, view it on Pinterest.
  5. Summer Beach Wedding Colours, view it on Pinterest.
  6. Basket Blues, view it on Pinterest.

 

 

 

Fashion

Embrace aquamarine by adding some pieces to your collection that feature pale blue, aqua and teal.

  1. Windsmoor Aqua Lace Top at Debenhams.
  2. Pale Blue Off the Shoulder Top at New Look.
  3. Mela Pale Blue Jumpsuit at New Look.
  4. Dream of the Crop Cardigan in Buttermint at Modcloth.
  5. Aqua Blue Basic Hoodie at Debenhams.
  6. Aquamarine Gemstone Dreams by Leah Flores.

Dresses

The beauty shades of aquamarine, teal and pale blue are perfect for spring. Enjoy the warmer weather in these gorgeous dresses.

 
 

 

  1. Windsmoor Printed Aqua Dress at Debenhams.
  2. Phase Eight Pale Blue Cody Maxi Dress at Next.
  3. Mela Pale Blue Daisy Embossed Dress at New Look.
  4. Lola Stylish 50’s Retro Swing Dress in Aqua at Dolly & Dotty.
  5. Little Mistress Embellished Maxi Dress at Simply Be.
  6. Agatha Dress at Monsoon.

 

 

Shoes

  1. Floral Embroidered Ballet Shoes at George Asda.
  2. Strut in the World in Aqua at Modcloth.
  3. Magrit Aqua Suede With Lace And Bow Detail at Walk in Style.
  4.  Pale Blue Snakeskin Texture Trainers at New Look.
  5. Blue Metallic Sandals at New Look.
  6. Pale Blue Suedette Tie Up Heeled Sandals at New Look.

 

 

 

Accessories

  1. Popband London ‘Denim’ Hair Ties Multi Pack at Feel Unique.
  2. Blue floral print skinny scarf at River Island.

  3. Atomic Starburst Compact Mirror by Inkabilly.

 

 

Nails

  1. Kintsugi nails by Lady Crappo.
  2. Mint and Lace nail art by Betty’s Beauty.
  3. Ocean Ombre at Beauty Lish.
  4. Aria – Sky Blue Ultra Holo Nail Polish by ilnpbrand.
  5. Spell Polish ~Radiant Rabbit~ antique aqua holo nail polish by SpellPolish.
  6. Essie Absolutely Shore by Pshiiit.

 

 

 

Make Up

  1. Aqua Green Lipstick in shade Plutonium by LexGableCosmetix.
  2. Pearl Eye Shadow in Seafoam by VendomeBeaute.
  3. Giorgio Armani Eye Tint in Jade at Feel Unique.
  4. Technic Fashionista Glitter Eyeshadow Palette Blues & Greens at Feel Unique.
  5. Dior ‘Rouge Gradient’ 4 colours eyeshadow palette in Blue 001 at Debenhams.
  6. NYX Professional Makeup Macaron Lippie in Pistachio at Feel Unique.

 

 

 

Home

  1. Zoella Candle – Seaside Stroll at Superdrug.
  2. Bud Vase with Fish by KarenKeirStrawsilk.
  3. March Birthstone: Aquamarine Candle & Bath Bomb Set by Fragrant Jewels.
  4. Premier Housewares Bird Bookends in Turquoise at Argos.
  5. Windmill Aqua Cushion Cover by CoupleHome.
  6. Archipelago Botanicals Home Collection Jasmine Diffuser at Fragrance Direct.

 
 

Stationery

  1. Teal floral and butterfly print five drawer unit at Debenhams.
  2. Aquamarine Sticker Kit by ThoseSillyStars.
  3. Constellation March Aries Aquamarine Notebook by rosescreation.
  4. March Aquamarine Horse Notebook by Anila Tac.
  5. Aquamarine watercolour sticker by Catherine Herold.
  6. Cross Green botanica daylily ball pen at Debenhams.

 

 

 

Miscellaneous

  1. Arohk Gaming Mouse at Argos
  2. Teal Furbie at Argos.
  3. Aqua Mermaid Bookmark by IrishShells.
  4. Aquamarine Emotional Attunment set by Sage Goddess.
  5. Dino for a Fact Night Light in Diplodocus at Modcloth.
  6. Blue Wolf Winder Earbuds at Claires.

 

 

Whether your birthstone is Aquamarine, or you just love the stone or the colours. I hope you’ve found something you like in this post, and if not there’s plenty more on the pinterest board! I’ll be adding a few more things to the board from time to time so don’t forget to follow it. If you have something you think I should add, especially if it’s something you’ve created let me know!

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The Birthstones Series - Aquamarine March Birthstone