Sunday, 14 February 2016

My Favourite Jewellery ft Black Tied, Topshop & Brand Melville

I've been getting so much more into my jewellery recently and I thought that it'd be nice to do a little post about the pieces I've really being loving at the moment. I'm one of those girls that goes through phases when it comes to my jewellery. For a few weeks at a time I'll load myself with rings, bracelets and necklaces galore and then suddenly I'll just go cold turkey; nothing but my watch.

I'm also very picky when it comes to what I wear; I don't like anything too boring but then I also don't want to be wearing anything too garish or over the top. And don't even get me started on anything too girly, I don't want any glitter or sparkles anywhere near my accessories thank you very much! I think you can definitely describe my taste in jewellery as androgynous and here are some of my favourite pieces at the moment.

Androgynous Jewellery - Black Tied

Firstly we have the love of my (jewellery) life and that's my Daniel Wellington Classic Sheffield Watch. I fell in love with this years ago but was lucky to get it for my 25th birthday and I haven't taken it off since. You won't see me out the house without this on my wrist as the simple black leather strap, large white face and rose gold trimmings makes this watch a classic timeless piece that goes with every outfit and will never age. The fact that I am from Sheffield was just an added bonus that confirmed I needed it in my life!!

Next we have my newest piece of jewellery, and it's one I just can't take my eyes off. The Black Tied Silver Bull Skull Southwestern Necklace just sums up my favourite style of jewellery in one piece. I love the detail, I love the roughness of it and I love the style of it. I think it's masculine but with a feminine twist. This necklace has a 36inch chain which means it rests nicely smack bang in the middle of your top when wearing it. I like to wear this with just a plain jumper or t-shirt to add a bit of style and a focus point to a plain outfit. I've had so many compliments on this piece and have introduced Black Tied into many people's lives since I got it. I'm totally in love and feel it won't be long before I'm making another Black Tied order. 

Speaking of Black Tied, these two little Sterling Silver Above Knuckle Midi Ring bands are perfect for any midi ring lovers out there. The style is very simple but that's what I want from a midi ring. The two come together as a set which is great because it means I can wear one on each hand. These look great on their own but also work well when I'm wearing my other chunky rings to help create more of a statement look. I find midi rings either sit just above the knuckle or fit nicely in between both joins on a finger and these rings do the latter. 

Then we come to my two antique styled rings. I've always been a lover of this style so when I saw the Milky Jade Oval Stone Ring (top of the picture) on a recent trip to Brandy Melville, I knew straight away it would be coming home with me. And it was also love at first sight with the Topshop Tequiose Gemstone Ring (sadly no longer in stock). I don't tend to wear these rings at the same time but if I do I make sure they are placed on different hands. I'm also not really a big fan of rings on my index finger so they live on either my middle or ring fingers. I can't decide which I love more out of these two. 

On a side note, a quick tip for high street jewellery is to coat it with clear nail varnish to stop it from going bronze or turning you finger green once it's exposed to moisture. Anyway back to the post...

Next we have this thin rectangle necklace from topshop. I love the simplicity in this piece as when I'm wearing shorter necklaces I don't like them to be too chunky or in your face. Unfortunately this is the third one of these I have had to buy as they keep breaking, but I love it so much I have just kept swapping them rather than giving up on it. Again this goes with ever outfit and makes a subtle   statement when you're wearing a busier outfit. 

Last but not least we have this Gilded Arrow Bangle from Stella & Dot. I've had this bracelet for years now and if I was to buy it again I think would get it in silver but I still love wearing this piece from time to time. I love arrow jewellery and I'm looking to get something similar in ring form (so if you know of where I can get one please let me know in the comments). 

And that's it, the pieces I've been loving recently. I'm hoping to add to my collection but for now I'll have to make do with loving these 8 pieces. What are you favourite jewellery brands and what style of jewellery do you normally go for? Let me know below. 

Thanks for reading,

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

May Favourites | Fashion and Beauty

It's been a funny old month this May. We've had days where it's felt like the height of summer and ones where it has been almost like the ice ages! I definitely think this months favourites reflect that weather confusion. I also noticed a HUGE monochrome theme in my favourites this month which is a little something new. Let's get straight into it then shall we.

My first favourite is leaning towards the colder/winter end of the spectrum. This favourite is a perfume and surprise surprise it comes from the Diptyque counter. So, just why is this scent slightly wintery? Well it's the cult favourite Phyilosykos so it has strong fig notes which are absolutely beautiful but tends to be a familiar scent you'd me sniffing in the colder months. I used to hate everything about figs, the taste, the smell and they way they look, but this perfumed has changed that..well only for the smell. I've got two of these bottles now, one for my birthday and one for a leaving present from work, and it has started off a love of everything fig. I now have two candles and a moisturiser with the figgy scent. These little roller balls Diptyque do are perfect because, let's face it the brand is a little pricy. However these 30ml rollers are affordable; portable and so darn cute, how can you complain? They also allow you to sample a few of the beautiful Diptyque scents without breaking the bank. This is my third of the collections and I'm aiming to get more. I will be doing a full review on this but it's definitely my favourite scent so far, and the compliments I get when wearing this are a Brucey bonus too.

Now for a more summery favourite, the NARS Laguna Bronzer. This has been a love of mine for a while now and if I had done a yearly favourite in December it would definitely have been on it. Although I use it everyday I have been loving it even more this month as the sun has come out. I usually use this bronzer to contour as any shimmer that's in it doesn't show on the skin. But now the sun is (sort of) deciding to come out I have been using it to fake the 'naturally tanned' look. When it was super sunny the other weekend I got lots of comments saying I looked sun kissed, and although I got a bit of a tan it was mostly down to this beauty. I have just repurchased this, and it has been over a year since I last got it, so it's definitely worth the pennies.

A firm favourite of mine for the last few months has to be the Arbonne It's A Long Story Mascara. I have been using it ever since I was given it and have done a full review here. I've been loving it even more this month as I've had a few nights out and using a few extra coats of this mascara have made me lashes look luscious (tongue twister for you there). The brush hasn't dried or deteriorated like quite a few mascaras I've tried in my time, and it doesn't look even close to drying out anytime soon either.

I have a little bit of a fashion favourite for you guys this month as well and that comes in the shape of the BEAUTIFUL watch I got for my birthday. I have wanted a Daniel Wellington watch for so long because I think the are so classic looking and (without knowing) the one I was longing after was 'The Classic Sheffield Lady'. It's like it was meant to be, ya know, being a Sheffield lass myself. Anyway, this watch has a classic white face, rose gold detailing and a plain black leather strap. I have warn this everyday since my amazing parents got it for me for my 25th and it literally goes with every outfit imaginable. So many people have commented on this watch and I think it's because of it's smart but on trend style. I'm literally in love.

So a bit of a short favourites for you there but all of these have become things I use every day and totally love. Bring on June I say, let's get some sunny weather and some new beauty finds.

What are you favourites this month? Is there anything you have been loving? Have you tried any of these? Let me know in the comments below.

Thanks for reading,
Hannah xxx
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