Thursday, 26 May 2011

more than a statement ring...

I adore large statement pieces of jewellery, many of my favourite items are bold pieces, unique or handmade containing large coloured stones.
I do also love my collection of costume jewellery and a little over a year ago I started making some of my own ( I shall share some that I have been selling very soon) but its fun to look in markets or boutiques for something a little bit different!

Imagine the grin on my wee sun freckled face when I discovered this baby whilst on holiday with my mum in Tenerife a few weeks ago.

 The ring is handmade with a silver plated metal surround which also encompasses the ring loop part and can be adjusted. Inside the design are 5 beautiful hexagon shaped swarovski crystals arranged in what I can only describe as a kind of flower shape.

I feel the pictures don't really do it justice as in the light the crystals sparkle beautifully against the silver.

The person I bought it from made everything himself and said he also had a stall in Camden, London. There were many items; smaller rings of a similar style, pendants, earings and necklaces all with diiferent coloured crystals.
I also got it for a bargain price considering the amount of work that has went into the design and the number of crystals.

I am so pleased with this find its very different to anything I have and it sounds so silly but when i wear it I can't help but look down at it and watch it sparkle ;)

What do you think?  

Tuesday, 17 May 2011


The sun, sea and sand of my recent weeks holiday had left my blonde tresses not at their brightest, blondest or healthiest.
I think we all wish we could keep the bright fresh highlighted blonde that comes from a trip to the hairdressers.
I had heard of ‘Silver’ shampoo before my hairdresser had advised me to purchase a bottle if I wanted a more ash blonde look. So off i trotted to Sallys and purchased the ‘Schwarzkopf Colour Save Silver Shampoo’.There was not much change from £10 and I must say after several washes I was not impressed with the result!
However whilst in Lush waiting for my mum to purchase a weekly supply of Comforter Bubble Bar I stumbled across Lush’s own version behold...
Daddy – O

The product promises to ‘banish yellow and keep blonde hair bright and shiny’ and it delivers on that trust me!
Fabulous! Thats how my hair looks, feels, smells.
It’s really brightened up the blonde and my hair is softer - one of the ingredients is coconut oil. Not to mention of course the smell my hair smells fresh and clean and I love being able to smell this on my hair a day after washing. A citrus scent as some of the ingredients include fresh organic lemon and lime juice.
The product is very purple but do not fret as it does not stain your hands or linger in the hair...only the bath tub sorry muma ;) so make sure you catch any drips!
I also think the 100g bottle, that I purchased, is a perfect size for taking on holiday!

Just for proof a pic of my locks post washing with Daddy – O.
So thankyou Lush!! Once again you impress me with another delightful product!
If anybody has any tips for bright blonde tresses I would love to hear them!?