How to Style Pearl, June’s Birthstone

How to Style Pearl, June's Birthstone

Pearl is a gorgeous one to style because it is open to so many different shades; pearls aren’t always white! They can be cream, beige, pink, blue, lavender and even darker shades of grey, blue and lavender. Essentially, they’re the dusty hues of these colours. So look for dusty pink, dusty blue and dusty lavender to pop some colour in. Due to the multi-tonal nature of pearls you can mix and match, and I’ve found a lot of great floral and patterned tops that use these colours.

The Birthstone 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 or fourth Saturday of every month.

 

 

 

 

Jewellery

You will quite often find pearl listed as bridal jewellery, especially on Etsy; don’t be put off! Pearls can be worn all year round and for all occasions!

  1. Pearl Cluster Necklace from Curvissa.
  2. Aphrodite earrings by Kimberley Selwood from Jersey Pearl.
  3. Peacock Pearl Pendant from Monkey Puzzle Jewellery.
  4. Honora Cultured Pearl  Bracelet Stainless Steel from QVC.
  5. Knitted fresh water pearl earrings by TheWoollyTangle.
  6. White Mother of Pearl Filigree Ring by KRAMIKE.

 

 

Dupes

Pearls are relatively cheap in comparison to other birthstones, and sometime it’s not easy to tell the difference between dupes. So this time around ‘dupes’ is a mixture of faux pearls, beads and generally cheaper versions of pearl jewellery.

 

  1. Blue denim pearl embellished choker from River Island.
  2. Floral Earrings from Marks and Spencers.
  3. Pearl & Blue Statement Stone Earrings from Yours.
  4. Pearl Charm Bracelet by LottieofLondon.
  5. Silver Pearl 3 Pack Earrings from Quiz.
  6. Faux Pearl Open & Mixed Rings from ASOS.

 

Colour Palettes

  1. Pearls colour palette. View it here on Pinterest.
  2. Pearl Bag colour palette. View it here on Pinterest.
  3. Cultured Tones colour palette. View it here on Pinterest.
  4. Winter Greys colour palette. View it here on Pinterest.
  5. Easter Treasures colour palette. View it here on Pinterest.
  6. Flora Hues colour palette. View it here on Pinterest.

 

Fashion

  1. Grey Floral & Butterfly Boat Neck Top from Yours.
  2. Stripe Wrap Top from What about this?
  3. Ruffle Trim Lace Panel Plus Size Top from Rose Gal.
  4. Pink Suede Biker Jacket from What about this?
  5. Blue and White Stripe Cotton Pearl Detail Shirt from Quiz.
  6. ASOS Top in Mesh With Ruffles & Pearl Embellishment from ASOS.

 

Dresses

  1. Peach Chiffon Pearl High Neck Maxi Dress from Quiz.
  2. Cotton Blend Lace Skater Midi Dress from Marks & Spencers.
  3. Pink Floral Dress from Yours.
  4. Printed Choker Skater Dress from Select.
  5. Beachtime Pleated Beach Dress from Curvissa.
  6. Embellished Kimono Maxi Dress from ASOS.

 

Shoes

  1. Pink Pearl Strap Flatform from Quiz.
  2. White Crochet Lace Cowgirl Boots by Heartenhandknits.
  3. Lace Inlaid Ankle Boots from Curvissa.
  4. Pearl Sandals from Curvissa.
  5. Light Pink Floral Mesh Ballerina Pump With Bow from Yours.
  6. Blue Broderie Anglais Lace Up Plimsoll from Yours.

 

Hair Accessories

  1. Lalita Embellished Statement Bando from Accessorize.
  2. Cream hair clip set from Accessorize.
  3. Crystal pearl barrette by AllThingsBAB.
  4. Pearl Hair Grip from Studio.
  5. Pearl Heart Clips from ASOS.
  6. Rose Gold Leaf Headwrap With Tie Closure from Claires.

 

 

Accessories

 

  1. Owl Scarf by Shovava.
  2. Silver satin bag with lace and pearls by SophistiKatebags.
  3. Silver Dot Scarf from Curvissa.
  4. Blue faux pearl embellished denim cap from River Island.
  5. Cream Rucksack from Marks & Spencers.
  6. Enamel Cut Oversized Sunglasses from Marks & Spencers.

Nails

  1. Essie Nail Gel Couture Twill Seeker 80 from Superdrug.
  2.  Miss Sporty Precious Pearl Nail Polish Mother-of-Pearl 20 from Superdrug.
  3. Attraction Nail Polish by PromisePolish.
  4. “No Shirt? No Pants? No Problem!” Nail Polish by PepperPotPolish.
  5. Demogorgon Nail Polish from Rainbow Connection.
  6. Ciate London Mini Nail Polish in Iced Frappe Gelology from Marks & Spencers.

 

 

Make Up

  1. Autograph Colour Luxe Quad Eyeshadow in Platinum from Marks & Spencers.
  2. Matte Nude Lipstick by CrushCosmetics.
  3. Pale Dusty Pink Eye Shadow by Kmms.
  4. Vincent Longo Pearl X Eyeshadow in Gypsy Rose from ASOS.
  5. Collection Speedy Highlighter in Pearl Sheen 1 from Superdrug.
  6. Miss Sporty Waterproof Eyeliner in Millionaire Precious Pearls from Superdrug.

 

 

 

Miscellaneous

  1. Pearl White Reversible Dual Phone Charger from Claires.
  2. Pearl Holographic Earbuds from Claires.
  3. Pearl Notebook-type mobile phone case by pajour.
  4. Silver Pearl Planner Paper Clip by ShopChic Designs.
  5. Ted Baker Pearls of Wisdom Womens Mini Notebook & Pen  from Hurn & Hurn.
  6. Ted Baker Womens Thistle Brogue A5 Notebook from Hurn & Hurn.

 

What do you think; is pearl a birthstone you think you could style? Do you find yourself leaning towards a particular shade/type of pearl?

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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10 Brilliant bookmarks to save your page in style!

10 Brilliant Bookmarks to help you save your page in style!

Bookmarks, those wonderful, bright and colourful things that help save your page – and if you’re me, you can never ever find when you need them. Doesn’t stop me collecting them though! I’m always on the look out for new ones, especially quirky and intricate ones. Here is a selection of my best finds from etsy to help you save your place in style!

 

 

  1. Personalised Map Bookmark by LilandJill, £12.04.
  2. Leather celtic knot and ivy bookmarks by LeatherDesignCraft, £4.40.
  3. Bronze Metal Peacock Bookmark by BijouxMalou, £9.20.
  4. Crochet Mouse Bookmark by MoniqueBoutigueMB, £8.50.
  5. Felt Flower Bookmark by LoveMaude, £12.87.
  6. Gothic Rose Bookmark by TataniaRosa, £6.29.
  7. Flower Shepherds Hook Bookmark by ElfRenee, £8.04.
  8. Dreamcatcher Magnetic Bookmark by PurelyChicDesigns, £4.02.
  9. Groot and Dancing Groot Bookmark set by Magicbookmarks, £5.39.
  10. Gold Dragon Bookmark by PNLJewelryDesigns, £9.65.

 

I’ll need to get my own bookmarks together (if I can find them) and share them with you all sometime! Do you prefer the standard rectangle card style bookmark or do you prefer other styles? Maybe you’re like me and pick the bookmark on it’s own design rather than format. Let me know in the comments!

How to Style Emerald May’s Birthstone!

Birthstone Series: Emerald, May's Birthstone

After the less than inspiring transparency of diamonds last month I was looking forward to the vibrant and lush shades of green that make up May’s birthstone Emerald! Emerald can range from a bright green to a forest green, and even slightly darker. As we’ve got Peridot coming up in a few months (August) I had to be super careful not to overlap so I’ve stuck to deep greens of a cooler shade, forest greens and very few khaki greens. The pinterest board features items and colour palettes that cover all these shades, as well as gold, peach, navy and purple.

The Birthstone 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.

 

Emerald Jewellery

  1. Emerald Necklace and Earring set by MarvelousHandmades.
  2. Raw Emerald Bracelets by CrystalFireBird.
  3. 18ct Gold Plated Silver Emerald Diamond Earrings from Argos.
  4. 9ct White Gold Emerald and 0.10ct Diamond Bracelet from Argos.
  5. Kagem Zambian Emerald (Ovl) Solitaire Ring in Platinum Overlay Sterling Silver from TJC.
  6. Silver & 9ct Yellow Gold Created Emerald & Diamond Earrings from H.Samuel.

 

Emerald Dupes

Emeralds are gorgeous, but sometimes a little too expensive so here you’ll find a selection of jewellery using green crystals and glass gems.

 

  1. Mint Green Rope Charm Necklace from TK Maxx.
  2. Black Velvet Choker by MidnightVision.
  3. Green Stone Set Ring from Dorothy Perkins.
  4. Swarovski Crystal Earrings and Necklace set by Silvercrystalscouk.
  5. Savannah Disco Bracelets Pack from Accessorize.
  6. Tassel Pendant Necklace from Forever 21.

 

Colour Palettes

 

  1. Blue Buds. View it here on Pinterest.
  2. Teacup Colours. View it here on Pinterest.
  3. Saffron. View it here on Pinterest.
  4. White Narcissus. View it here on Pinterest.
  5. Emerald Hues. View it here on Pinterest.
  6. Branching Colour. View it here on Pinterest.

Fashion

 

  1. Poplin Bow Shorts from George at Asda.
  2. Tailored Suit Jacket from Topshop.
  3. Satin Zip-Front Blouse from Forever 21.
  4. Floral Satin Souvenir Jacket from Forever 21.
  5. Boden Green Alba Top from Next.
  6. Gothic Sweetheart Corset by CurvyGirlsClothes.

Dresses

 

  1. Emerald Draped One Shoulder Dress from  TK Maxx.
  2. Jeseme Green Sequin Front Bodycon Dress from Pretty Little Thing.
  3. Short Floral Dress from La Redoute.
  4. Emerald Silk Cocktail Dress – Made to Order by alexandrakingdesign.
  5. Phase Eight Collection 8 Shannon Layered Full Length Dress from Next.
  6. Nola Shorter Length Parrot Maxi Dress from Monsoon.

 

 

Shoes

 

  1. Lost Ink Maci Green Mid Heeled Sandals from ASOS.
  2. Daisy Street Green Snake Print Heeled Ankle Boots from ASOS.
  3. Mint Floral Platform Court Heels from TK Maxx.
  4. Reebok Black & Green LX8500 Trainers from TK Maxx.
  5. Boden Green Angelica T-Bar Heel from Next.
  6. Emerald Dragon Heels by TheElusiveRabbit.

 

Accessories

 

  1. Hair Clip with Emerald Beads by CopperStreetStudios.
  2. Emerald green, white and gold flower hair piece by FernandAvery.
  3. Faux Leather Ribbon Floppy Hat from Forever 21.
  4. Cactus Faux Leather Crossbody bag from Forever 21.
  5. Green Oversized Square Sunglasses from TK Maxx.
  6. Green Rucksack from Next.

 

Nails

 

 

  1. Emerald Nails by Polilish.
  2. Cuprum Texture Nail Art by Manicurity.
  3. Fir Coat Nail Polish by ilnpbrand.
  4. May Birthstone Emerald Nail Polish by Jackschula.
  5. Nails Short Square Deep Green from Superdrug.
  6. NCLA Blue Exotica Nail Wraps from Pretty Little Thing.

 

Make Up

  1. Butter London Eyeshadow Duo Palm Paradise from Beauty Bay.
  2. Coloured Rain Eyeshadow from Beauty Bay.
  3. Pressed eyeshadow palette – May Birthstone – Emerald by BreakingBeautyShop.
  4. Barry M Dazzle Dust Bright Emerald 72 from Superdrug.
  5. Emerald Green Matte Liquid Lipstick by Aromi.
  6. Concrete Minerals Living Dead  Mineral Eyeshadow from Pretty Little Thing.

 

 

Miscellaneous

  1. Emerald and Copper Notebook by Elisabeth Fredriksson.
  2. Birthstone Collection: Emerald Notebook by Portico Designs.
  3. Deep Emerald Green in Flight 3D Wall Butterflies by MyButterflyLove.
  4. Emerald Green Mouse Mittens by evefashion.
  5. Parker Urban Premium green fountain pen from Paperchase.
  6. Queen of Green plant pot from Paperchase.

 

What do you think; is emerald a birthstone you think you could style? Is emerald a bit too vibrant for you, or do you prefer the lushness of the colour?

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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20 Amazing Star Wars Tops for Women

20 Amazing Star Wars Tops for Women!

I didn’t get a chance to do anything specific for May 4th aka Star Wars day, so naturally I had to devote this weeks Sharing Saturday to my favourite fandom 🙂 So I’ve hunted the web and found you 20 amazing Star Wars Tops for women to help all you geeky girls strut love for a Galaxy Far Far Away in style!

 

  1. Universe Battle T-Shirt from Absolute Cult.
  2. Crossed Lightsabres T-Shirt from Absolute Cult.
  3. Darth Vader Rock Poster T-Shirt from Absolute Cult.
  4. Death Star Moon Phases T-Shirt from Absolute Cult.
  5. Force Awakens Rey Silhouette Sublimation T-Shirt  from Absolute Cult.
  6. Rogue One – Geo Rebel Sweatshirt from EMP.
  7. I’m the Droid You’re Looking For Top from EMP.
  8. R2-D2 Sketch T-Shirt from EMP.

 

  1. Cute Chewbacca T-Shirt from Superhero Stuff.
  2. Don’t Call me Princess T-Shirt from Superhero Stuff.
  3. Stained Glass R2-D2 Tank from Superhero Stuff.
  4. Rose Gold Star Wars Logo Sweater from Superhero Stuff.
  5. Cute Ewok Long-Sleeved Top from Superhero Stuff.
  6. Cantina Band T-Shirt from Her Universe.
  7. Ewok Hooded Tank Top from Her Universe.
  8. Fearless Rey T-Shirt from Her Universe.

 

 

  1. Don’t Mess with a Princess T-Shirt from Character.com.
  2. The Empire Strikes Back T-Shirt from Impericon.
  3. Vintage Rogue Flame Trooper T-Shirt from Think Geek.
  4. Ahsoka T-Shirt from Think Geek.

 

See anything you want to add to your wardobe? What one is your favourite? As always, let me know in the comments 🙂

 

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Fred’s Box Minifigures Subscription Box Review

Fred's Box, subscription box for kids (and geeks!) Review

I have always wanted to receive a subscription box and so when the lovely team at Fred’s Box contacted me to offer me the chance to review one, I snapped up the chance! I had hoped to use this as a good excuse to begin my foray into the world of videos via an unboxing video, but sadly my body has decided not to comply with that request. I was good though! I sat on the closed box for a while before having to admit defeat and open it. I may still do a video after the fact, for now I hope you enjoy my review!

 

About Fred’s Box

So, a little introduction first to the product. Fred’s Box is a kid’s monthly subscription box, but as you can tell from me – aka an adult with no children (cats don’t count for this one!) – this is a box that is just as appealing to geeky adults because it is a box filled with minifigures! Yep, those little guys that fit on building blocks like Lego. I love these and have several keyring versions. There are 9 different versions of Fred’s Box so you can easily get one that works best for you! Small Fred’s Box contains 2 minifigures; Standard Fred’s Box contains 4 minifigures; Medium Fred’s Box contains 6 minifigures; Large Fred’s Box contains 10 minifigures; Party Fred’s Box contains 15 minifigures. There are also boxes available in genders; Fred’s box for boys, Lily’s for girls and Mojo for twins – I really like the fact that there’s a twins version. You also don’t have to pick a gendered one; you can go unisex, so if gendered toys is an issue for you this is one company that puts the option in your hands, as the parent, or your child’s.

Their customisation options go even further; they openly offer you the chance to discuss your box with them and ask for a theme. I was offered this chance and went with the first things that came to mind; Star Wars and comic book characters.

 

Every month we choose a different theme: from TV characters, to Superheroes and even Santa or the Easter Bunny. It’s not only the theme that changes each month, either – each month is unique, filled with a fresh batch of awesomeness!”

 

They offer you the chance to browse their Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts to see the full range of figures. Personally I’m holding back as I’d prefer to have it be a surprise if I get another box in the future. The prices are also very reasonable, starting £4.85 for 2 figures for a one off box. You can save a few pennies by going with a subscription for 3 months (for 2 figures) which is £14.50. Six months is £27.50 and a year is £54.00, bringing the price down each time with a yearly subscription coming in at £4.50 a month.

 

My Box

I was very happy to open my box and find out that Star Wars had been selected as my theme! The pre-mentioned keyrings are also Star Wars (and cat woman), and these are all brand new additions to my collection. The box was small enough to fit through my letter box, and the figures were snuggly wrapped in paper confetti – which is a good thing because my postman was not at all careful about slinging it through the post box! The paper confetti doesn’t look like much protection, however, because of the nature of the minifigures with their nooks and crannies, they actually catch in the paper and hold in place. I was able to tip the box up for photo #2 and the only thing that moved were the additional weapons.

Speaking of which; they were a nice additional touch! I didn’t expect to get little props with them, and was so excited to see that there was one that matched each figure – including a bow caster for Chewie! I also was really happy to see that there was such a mix; I’ve got two big characters (Chewie and Vader) from the original trilogy, and prequels, and then K-2SO from Rogue One (which I’ve still not seen, I know, total failure as a Star Wars geek!). The stormtrooper I’m not sure if he’s the newer edition from The Force Awakens or resembles the older ones from the OT – I’d have to hunt down some photos from the movies to actually check for sure. But the fact is, they have that much detail that I actually have to ask the question. From their helmets to the details on their chests, each figure is a wonderful miniature of much loved characters. K-2SO is a bit different from the others as he’s much thinner and his body doesn’t move as much, or come apart like the others (I may have accidentally pulled a few arms out and beheaded the stormie while trying to fit the weapons….).

 

Overall Opinion

I was really happy with the box! I had so much fun taking the photos of the individual figures, to the point where I have a distinct feeling you may see a photo shoot set around the house or outside with them in the future 😉 They are fantastic quality and the thought and effort that goes into putting each box together makes it really feel like someone cares about the box you receive – something that makes it even more magical, especially if you’re giving it to a child. The packaging was simple and effective, and I like that it fitted through the mailbox with ease (and survived my not-so-gentle postie bouncing it off the floor..). Sometimes you’re not able to make it to the door, or even be home, when a delivery is due so that is really useful. One thing is for sure; Fred’s box is addictive. These super cute minifigures make you want to have more! I’m thrilled to bits with my Star Wars ones, but now I want to know what else there is! It’s a little bit of magic sailing through your door every month, and whether you’re a kid or an adult, the wonder of what could be hiding in your box this time is huge.

 

Pinterest Competition

Fred’s Box currently have a competition going on over on their Pinterest account until the end of May. So go check it out, get pinning and good luck! If you win or decide to get a box let me know what you get!

 

I hope you enjoyed this review and if you have any questions about something I’ve not covered let me know in the comments!