How to Style Peridot, August’s Birthstone!

Birthstones Series - Peridot - August's Birthstone

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.

 

Two birthstone posts in a row, but don’t worry Sharing Saturday will be back to normal next week and I’ll be looking at the gorgeous Sapphire for September’s birthstone in three weeks time.

 

 

 

Peridot was a tricky one to style, mainly because it’s quite a bright shade and I have to admit it’s not one I’m naturally attracted to. I love the gemstone and jewellery, however, it was the fashion items, dresses and make up that proved hardest to find. Some companies and retailers seem to be quite fond of the colour for women’s fashion, while others tend to lean towards khaki and olive. Unlike Emerald, Peridot is a much lighter and yellow hue shade of green. It’s spring greens, lime, chartruese and then the more mellow shades of olive and khaki. My tip for styling it, if you’re like me and not too keen on going for full on lime green, is to add it in little ways. A spot of make up here, some beautiful peridot jewellery to spice up an outfit or even just a flash of colour for your shoes or bag. It’s also a colour that goes really well with yellow, darker blues and purple which you can see in the colour palettes below.

 

 

Jewellery

 

  1. Peridot Butterfly Pendant Necklace from QP Jewellers.
  2. Raw Peridot And Pyrite Bracelet from Not on the High Street.
  3. Clogau Sterling Silver & 9ct Rose Gold Peridot Awelon Ring from H.Samuel.
  4. Peridot Copper Bangle by DesignedByAnnemarie.
  5. Peridot Leaf Drop Earrings by AnvilandThorn.
  6. Nina B Sterling Silver Heart Stud Earrings from John Lewis.

 

 

Dupes

Peridot is a stone that ranges in price so it’s not always necessary to look for a dupe, however, it can also sometimes be one that is hard to find. There’s a lot of suitable dupes out there using coloured glass, crystals, and beads that still have that vibrant shade you’re looking for!

  1. Sterling silver green cubic zirconia ‘kiss’ pendant from Debenhams.
  2. Lime Green Earrings by annakingjewellery.
  3. Green Stained Glass Cuff by AimeezArtz.
  4. Lemon Beaded Hoop Earrings from Accessorize.
  5. Khaki Cord Multirow Necklace from Dorothy Perkins.
  6. Green & Gold Tone Clover Drop Earrings from TK Maxx.

 

 

 

Colour Palettes

 

  1. Spring Flora Colour Palette, view it here on Pinterest.
  2. Yellow Rose Colour Palette, view it here on Pinterest.
  3. Sweet Tangerine Colour Palette, view it here on Pinterest.
  4. Sun Through Leaves Colour Palette, view it here on Pinterest.
  5. Lime Colour Palette, view it here on Pinterest.
  6. Green Peas Colour Palette, view it here on Pinterest.

Fashion

 

  1. Charter School Cardigan in Chartreuse from Modcloth.
  2. Torrid Jeggings – Neon Citron Green Wash from Torrid.
  3. Live Unlimited – Lime Floral Print Kaftan from Debenhams.
  4. Maine New England – Lime linen blend blazer from Debenhams.
  5. Lime Green High Neck Shirred Top from New Look.
  6. Lime Stripe Denim Shorts from Jane Norman.

 

 

Dresses

  1. Green Premium Strappy Lace Dress from New Look.
  2. Tall Plunge Front Maxi Dress from ASOS.
  3. Coast Jamie Printed Dress from House of Fraser.
  4. ISSA Mila Embellished Dress from House of Fraser.
  5. Wallis – Mint floral orchid shift dress  from Debenhams.
  6.  Craghoppers – Soft khaki Nosilife symone shirt dress from Debenhams.

 

 

 

Shoes

  1. Lotus – Lime suede ‘Briony’ wedge sandals from Debenhams.
  2. L.K. Bennett Coralie Flower Ruffle Sandals in Lime from John Lewis.
  3. Lime Green Suedette Trainers from New Look.
  4. Wedge Heel Sandals from H&M.
  5. Block Heel Ankle Strap Court Shoes from Marks & Spencer.
  6. Hunter Original Short Boots from Sole Trader.

 

 

Accessories

 

  1. August Birthstone Pouch from Achica.
  2. Elegant Peridot Watch with Vintage Face by ArdentLife.
  3. Green Colour Block Saddle Bag from New Look.
  4. The Nellie Belt – Turquoise, Lime and Orange Buckle with Brown Leather Belt by AWCdesigns.
  5. Lemon Lime Gemstone French Barrettes by ReynaRed.
  6. Olive Green Paisley Bandana Knotted Jersey Headwrap from Claires.

 

 

Nails

 

  1. Zoya nail polish in Tangy from Holland & Barrett.
  2. Rimmel Rita Ora 60 Seconds Super Shine in Partner In Lime from Superdrug.
  3. BeachClub Summer Collection Neon Yellow/Lime Crelly by MsSparkleBoutique.
  4. Bright eyes – Lime-gold Holographic glitter polish by DarkMetalLacquer.
  5. Lauren B. Beauty Nail Polish in Where’s My Oscar from Europa Cosmetica.
  6. Ciate Nail Polish in Mojito from Europa Cosmetica.

 

 

Make Up

 

  1. LOréal Paris Infallible Eye Paint in Keep On Khaki from Look Fantastic.
  2. Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick Chrome Summer in Venus Flytrap from Look Fantastic.
  3. MANIA Sparkle Eyeshadow by FabledFragrances.
  4. Green Cream Matte Liquid Lipstick Non Transferable Water Proof -Key Lime by michelerenaecosmetic.
  5. W7 Cosmetics Angel Eyes Eye Shadow Palette – Out On The Town from Scentsational.
  6. Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner in Lust by Urban Decay.

 

 

Miscellaneous

 

  1. August Peridot magnetic bookmark by 1107Studio.
  2. August Birthstone Print by HarknettPrints.
  3. August birthstone dragon with peridot gem by HowManyDragons.
  4. Ryman Soft Cover Notebook Medium from Ryman.
  5. Filofax Personal from Ryman.
  6. Personal Banker Organiser from Modcloth.

 

What do you think; has this style guide swayed your thoughts on lime green and peridot? Or were you already a fan?

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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How to Style Ruby, July’s Birthstone

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.

 

So… it’s August and this is the birthstone for July… yep I’m running a bit behind. I hope to have Peridot up next weekend so I should be back on track for one birthstone a month again!

 

Ruby is one of two red birthstones I’ll be looking at in this series, so I had to differentiate between it and Garnet. For styling ruby I went with warmer tones; poppy red, warm oranges and yellows. There’s some darker tones of red as well to represent the darker hues of rubies, however, generally anything burgundy I’ll be saving for garnet in January 😉

 

Jewellery

  1. White Gold Diamond Ruby Swirl Pendant from The Jewel Hut.
  2. Silver Ruby Pendant by SilverTalesStudio.
  3. Genuine Rough Ruby Earrings by Bihls.
  4. Belleek Living – Ruby Necklace from Debenhams.
  5. 9ct Gold Ruby and Diamond Bracelet from Argos.
  6. Madagascan Ruby Oval Bangle from Gemporia.

 

 

Dupes

Like many birthstones Ruby can get a tad pricey, but thankfully when it comes to dupes there are loads of different options. From created rubies, red crystals and red beads, you can style ruby without a huge price tag!

  1. Jolene Jewel Short Drop Earrings from Accessorize.
  2. Red Rose Origami Earrings by TheWorldinpaper.
  3. Dragonfly Necklace by EnchantedCircle1234.
  4. Ruby Red Ornate Filigree Steampunk Ring by DarkEleganceDesigns.
  5. July Birthstone Jewellery Set from Wallis.
  6. Daisy Necklace from Curvissa.

 

 

 

Colour Palettes

 

  1. Red Oranges. View it here on Pinterest.
  2. Raspberries. View it here on Pinterest.
  3. Strawberries. View it here on Pinterest.
  4. Autumn Shades. View it here on Pinterest.
  5. Lanterns. View it here on Pinterest.
  6. Red & Gold Christmas.View it here on Pinterest.

Fashion

 

  1. Burned Velvet Wine Leggings from Blackmilk Clothing.
  2. Heine Leather Jacket from Curvissa.
  3. Flare Sleeve Handkerchief  Tunic Top from Rose Gal.
  4. Tie Front Blouse with Frill Sleeve from ASOS.
  5. Closet Berry Satin Bow Skirt from Wallis.
  6. Little Mistress Red Jumpsuit from Evans.

Dresses

  1. BA&SH Red Midi Dress from ASOS.
  2. Burgundy Online Exclusive Satin Printed Dress from Roman Originals.
  3. Petite Red Scallop Lace Dress from Wallis.
  4. Cowl Neck Velour Dress from Curvissa.
  5. Embroidered Bodice Evening Dress from Curvissa.
  6. Red Chiffon Maxi Dress With Embellished Shoulders from Yours Clothing.

 

Shoes

  1. Saucony Exclusive Jazz O Suede Trainers In Red from ASOS.
  2. B.A.I.T. Footwear Shimmer Down Now T-Strap Heel in Cherry Gloss from Modcloth.
  3. Ruby Red Heels by DiamonteMe.
  4. City Walk Ankle Boots from Curvissa.
  5. Red Bow Side Shoes from River Island.
  6. Leather cross strap T-bar heels from M & Co.

 

Accessories

 

  1. Glamorous Crochet Cross Body Bag in Red from ASOS.
  2. Floral Headband – Bronze Roses by AMonSeulDesir.
  3. Dragon Queen Crystal Hair Comb by RichAndStrangeAus.
  4. Black Felted Bag by filcant.
  5. Floral embossed belt from M & Co.
  6. Lacey Plastic Oversize Sunglasses from Boohoo.

 

 

Nails

 

  1. NCLA Ruby Red Nail Wraps from Pretty Little Things.
  2. F.U.N Laquer in Splendor from Rainbow Connection.
  3. Pretty Serious nail polish in Velvet Bow from Rainbow Connection.
  4. Collection Nail Polish in Hollywood Red from Superdrug.
  5. RUBY RED Gemstone Nail Water Transfers by NaughtyNailsShop.
  6. Rimmel Glitter Nail Polish in Ruby Crush from Feel Unique.

 

 

Make Up

 

  1. e.l.f. Velvet Matte Lipstick Ruby Red from Superdrug.
  2. MAC Cosmetics eye shadow palette in ‘Burgundy Times Nine’ from Debenhams.
  3. L.A Girl Eyelux Eyeshadow in Hypnotize from Beauty Base.
  4. Pumpkin Cider Liquid Lipstick by BeautyBarBaby.
  5. Pressed eyeshadow palette – July birthstone – Ruby by BreakingBeautyShop.
  6. Black Up – ‘Matte Liquid Lipcolor’ lipstain in N 05 from Debenhams.

 

 

 

What do you think; is ruby  a birthstone you think you could style? I’ve always been partial to red and never been afraid to wear it, but I know for some people it can be a bit overwhelming. Do you think you would go all out in one of the ruby dresses or would you be more subtle and add a touch of red with some accessories?

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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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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My Favourite World of Warcraft Art

My Favourite World of Warcraft Art

I was supposed to be rounding off the week of World of Warcraft on a more serious note with ‘Why I always report harassment in Games & why you should too’ and while I do still intend to write that post, now doesn’t seem the right time. I’ve been celebrating a game I love, and dipping into the darker and more childish side of trolls and harassment just doesn’t have the same vibe. So instead I’m joining my final post with Sharing Saturday, and sharing with you my favourite World of Warcraft art. This includes a variety of sources; official art, fan art, trading card art and some art from Blizzard’s online card game Hearthstone.

I’ve done several World of Warcraft themed Sharing Saturdays before that might also interest you!

 

Disclaimer: The work here is displayed only out of admiration and credit is given for every image (where possible I use the ’embed’ code directly from sites such as instagram or deviantArt). If you are the artist and want your work removed please leave me a comment. If you like some of the art here please take the time to visit the artist’s gallery or deviantArt account, and/or leave a comment to let them know. This is probably obvious, but: this post is very image heavy.


 

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5 of My Favourite Name Resources

Whether you’re a gamer, a writer or a roleplayer, names can be an important part of your character creation. Over the years as I’ve graduated from roleplayer to gamer and then onto writer I’ve grown a collection of go to generators and resources for finding names. Here are some of my favourite ones!

 

Dog Names by Low Chen Australia

Dog Names by Low Chen Australia

Yep, that says dog names, you’re not mistaken. It has an absolutely amazing list of different names, from characters, to mythology to countries. It has so much variety that it makes it great for everything you might need a name for!

 

 

Behind the Name

Behind the Name

I love this site and it’s sister site for surnames because of it’s diversity and how easy it is to search or narrow down categories. It has a great selection and has resulted in many of my character’s names over the years!

 

 

God Checker.com

God Checker

I absolutely adore this site and use it all the time for naming my World of Warcraft battle pets. It has all the pantheons you can think of and then some – and unlike most mythological lists it doesn’t just list the main/popular deities. It lists them all, big or small, including spirits and other mythological creatures.

 

 

Fantasy Name Generators

Fantasy Name Generators

This has been my go to site for Star Wars and World of Warcraft names for years, and it has grown into a huge site with tonnes of generators. There’s pretty much every video game you can imagine, DnD, pop culture, lists of creature names and even one for weapons! This is a must have bookmark for any gamer.

 

 

Elvish Names List

Elvish Names List

As a part of Arwen-Undomiel.com, this section of the site has a list of male and female English names translated into Elvish. It’s a great way to come up with new character names, especially for fantasy stories and games. Mine, Heather, is Lothiriel 🙂

 

I hope you’ve enjoyed this list and found some useful resources! Do you use name generators? Have any to share? Let me know!

 

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