Favourite Pieces Of Jewellery

favourite pieces of jewellery

Jewellery is an essential part of getting dressed in the mornings for me. I feel like jewellery along with other accessories is what completes an outfit. I like a wearing a mix of real and costume jewellery, see my favourite pieces below.

Art Deco Gold Drop Earrings – Don’t you think these earrings look super glam? I like to wear them with my hair up (so I can show them off). I absolutely love the geometric design. It’s one of my favourite styles for jewellery. They’re a piece that can instantly change your look from casual to dressy. As amazing as they are, they can feel a little heavy on your ears after wearing them for a long time.

Mixed Metal Heart Ring – This is the only ring I wear and I wear it everyday on my pinkie finger (it’s too small to fit any other finger now). I actually haven’t taken it off in a very long time (apart from when I was taking these photos of course). I feel lost without it. I love that it mixes gold and silver and the small gem in the centre makes it even more special. I’ve had this piece for years and hope to be wearing it for many more.

Gold Cog/Flower Necklace – Compared to everything else in this post, this piece is rather chunky and bold, which is why I adore it so much. Delicate pieces are great, but statement pieces give a wow factor to your look. I’m not sure if it’s made up of flowers or cogs (I prefer to think of them as flowers). I’m actually thinking about turning this piece into a choker to give it a little update (so keep an eye out for that post).

Light Blue Collar Necklace – This is probably the simplest piece of jewellery I own. I like that it’s quite plain, I can wear it on its own for a more basic look or with more complex and decorative pieces. The colour of this collar necklace is absolutely gorgeous. I definitely want to get more jewellery in this beautiful blue shade now. I can’t believe it only cost me £2.99 in a River Island sale.

Gold Dragonfly Necklace* – This piece was actually gifted to me by Lily-Mo Jewellery (for this post) and I have worn it plenty since I received it. It’s minimal, but still manages to be effortless. You can literally wear it with anything and it’ll look so pretty. I’m so glad I have it in my collection, it will always be a favourite. A dragonfly is such a unique animal, you don’t expect to find it on jewellery.

Gold Charm Bracelet – I got this bracelet for my 14th birthday, and I still absolutely love it. I haven’t added any more charms to it yet, but definitely will. Currently I have mostly animals on it (turtle/owl/lion/cat etc), I also have a teddy bear, a moon, a flower and a few other charms. I’m not sure where this was brought, but I’m sure you could create something similar at a well-known jewellery store.

Orange & Gold Wrap Necklace – I picked up this piece on one of my many trips to Topshop (I go in there ALOT). Orange is one of my favourite shades and I have a weakness for gold jewellery, which is why I couldn’t leave the store without it. I love the style of the necklace, and how it frames the collarbone. It’s a perfect piece for Summer, and will add statement to any outfit.

Silver Seashell Charm Bracelet – I can’t remember when I got this bracelet but I know that I loved it as soon as I saw it. I would never take it off. I actually lost it once (it was far too big for my wrist and dropped off without me noticing) and when I couldn’t find it, I decided to go back to the store and buy another one! This is actually the only silver piece of jewellery I wear at the moment.

Which piece is your favourite? Please leave comments below.



*Contains PR Samples*


Desert Island Beauty Picks


Today’s post as you can probably tell, is all about desert island beauty. Now I know for most people, beauty-enhancing items might not be a top priority (more likely the last thing on your mind) on a desert island, but if you’re like me (obsessed with everything beauty and makeup related) you’ll still want to be looking your best, with the essentials you can’t live without. In this post, I’ll reveal which three makeup picks I’d choose if I should ever be stranded on a desert island. Let’s just forget the fact that no one will actually be seeing me on this imaginary desert island!

Mascara – So the first of my three picks which I’m sure most of you (if not all) will agree with, would definitely be mascara. I love the effect mascara can have on your eyes. It makes you look more awake and gives you big and more open eyes. Also I love the definition you get, which my small eyes need. The mascara that I’m pretty much in love with at the moment is the Maybelline Great Lash in blackest black, obviously. It’s great for natural-looking lashes.

Highlighter – Highlighter looks great on a normal day in London, but on a sun-drenched desert island and on beautifully tanned skin, it would look even better don’t you think? Who wouldn’t want to look all glowy on a desert island? I know I definitely would. My highlighter of choice for this situation would be the Collection Speedy Highlighter. It would be easy and quick to apply, it’s creamy (which I would think works better than powder in the heat) and it’s a gorgeous golden colour.

Lipstick – Lipstick gives an amazing pop of colour to the face, which is why it’s my last choice (not to mention, it’s my favourite beauty product of all time). As we have no eyeshadow or liner, it’s definitely necessary and will make the lips stand out and look super bold. I think with a tan, bright lipstick looks best, so I decided to go for this fuchsia shade from L’Oréal. It’s more like a gloss, but has the intensity of a lipstick (and it moisturises the lips too). Perfect for the desert island look.

If you were stranded on a desert island, what beauty items would you wish you had with you? Please leave comments below.



Collection Naturally Matt Foundation Review


Ever since the hype around the Lasting Perfection Concealer, I’ve been a fan of Collection. The concealer, along with quite a few other products of theirs have been of such great quality, I never ever thought that I would come across a bad product. I recently popped into Boots and decided I would like to try one of their foundations. My hopes of never finding a bad product were soon shattered. The product that ruined Collection for me was their Naturally Matt Foundation. Read my full review below on this disastrous product (which I don’t even know how they can call a foundation).

The Naturally Matt (doesn’t the way they’ve spelt matte really annoy you, where’s the e?) Foundation is described as a mineral-enriched, lightweight foundation that provides an all-day fresh matte finish. Apparently you can wave goodbye to shine with this product, as it creates a flawless and mattified base. The foundation comes in 6 classic shades (not entirely sure what makes a shade of foundation classic!) which contain UVA & UVB sun protection and are fragrance free.

I’m sure regular readers of my blog will know, that I don’t ever write bad reviews. I don’t usually like writing them (if something is bad then I just won’t put it on my blog at all), but when a product is this awful, I feel an obligation to tell you about it. To believe I was excited to try this product is a joke. I don’t even know where to start with this review. Everything you expect from a good foundation was missing (oh actually, the colour match was pretty good, but that’s literally it). The foundation was mousse-like in texture (which made me think it may have pretty good coverage), but as soon as you start blending it into your skin it disappears. I’m sure it must be like 99% water. There was NO coverage at all. So what did I do next? I added another layer, this did literally nothing. I looked as though I had no makeup on. Collection say this foundation is matte, which it is not (although it does totally dry out your skin). I wore this for a whole day (I know, I can’t believe I did either) and let me tell you, there was nothing matte about my face. From the moment I put it on, there was visible shine. They did get one thing right when naming this though, natural. If you need no coverage whatsoever and want to look like you have zero makeup on, this may be perfect for you, but for the rest of us it’s totally not even worth the £2.99 I paid for it.

If you still wish to give the Collection Naturally Matt Foundation a go (just to see how bad it really is!), you can purchase it for £2.99 at Boots.

Have you tried this foundation? Have you had a bad experience with a Collection product? Please leave comments below.