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jewellery Barbour Ladies’ Dovedale Watch

Posted in accessories, fashion, gifts, jewellery, watches
on March 16, 2017

I wasn’t even aware, until very recently that Barbour produced their own watch collection, and so when I was very kindly invited to choose a watch from, I easily browsed through so many amazing brands, and finally settled on the Barbour Ladies’ Dovedale Watch.

As you may expect from Barbour, this is a very stylishly classy watch, which is made from PVD rose plating, and is fitted with a textured brown leather strap. The watch strap has many different settings so this should fit the majority of wrists. I have quite small wrists, and this fits me perfectly.

The face of the watch continues with the rose gold theme, with the hours, logo, and hands all featuring rose gold, set on a slightly metallic grey base – I adore the combination of rose gold and grey, so much so that my bedroom is themed this way!

There isn’t a seconds hand, but instead there is a much smaller dial inside the face which counts the seconds! I own quite the collection of designer watches, and I haven’t seen one with this kind of dial before. The face raises about three quarters of a cm from the wrist, and so it is substantial without being overly chunky.

The watch is powered by a quartz movement, and comes beautifully presented in a velveteen box, which allows you to keep it in great condition, and also makes it perfect for gift giving, with Mothers Day not too far away now! Inside the presentation box, you also receive an instruction and guarantee booklet, so you are totally covered for two years.

This beautiful watch costs £135 and is available online at

Kathryn xxx

*This post contains PR samples, but all views are my own

Thomas Sabo Silver Love Bridge Bracelet

Posted in gifts, jewellery
on March 1, 2017

With Mother’s Day happening this month, there are so many beautiful jewellery brands to choose from, but one brand from which you can truly personalise your jewellery from is Thomas Sabo. Last year saw the release of their Love Bridge collection, which has now grown and grown, and rightly so, but I think you can never beat an original, so today I am going to show you my stunning Thomas Sabo Silver Love Bridge Bracelet.

Each design from the Love Bridge collection is made from high-quality 925 Sterling Silver (you will see the marking on the inside of the piece of jewellery), and in some cases, gold-plated with classic 18k rose or yellow gold. There are various engraving possibilities to allow you to create unique jewellery items with a truly individual meaning, and the engraving is included within the price.

The bracelet I have here is the classic Thomas Sabo Silver Love Bridge Bracelet, but this is available in a rose and yellow gold finish too, at a slightly higher price. This particular bracelet comes in one size only – and fits wrists which measure 14-19cm – it doesn’t have an extender chain, but due to the size of the belcher links, you can clip the fastener where you need it.

The dainty, yet substantial bracelet consists of the solid silver ‘Love Bridge’ which you can either have plain, or engraved with whatever you choose, and on the reverse of the bridge, are the words Love Bridge, along with the Thomas Sabo logo, and the Sterling Silver markings.

The chain part of the bracelet is made up of pretty belcher links, with a secure lobster claw fastening on one end, and a small charm drop on the other end. The Love Bridge isn’t overly curved, and neither is it flat, and I found that it sat on my wrist perfectly and elegantly.

Even though the Love Bridge Bracelet is quite dainty to look at, it feels very safe to wear, and I don’t feel at all like the bracelet may break, as it is made from that solid 925 Sterling Silver. The price of this particular bracelet and metal is £70, which includes engraving, and of course that oh so extravagant and classic black and white Thomas Sabo packaging.

You can find the Thomas Sabo Silver Love Bridge Bracelet online at Thomas Sabo.

Kathryn xxx

*This post contains a PR sample, but all views are my own


Joshua James Jewellery Haul

Posted in family, fashion, gifts, jewellery
on February 16, 2016

Earlier this month I took part in a blog post on Joshua James Jewellery’s website, which you can view here, all about the perfect Valentine’s gifts and I was kindly asked by them if I would like to review a couple of items from their amazingly vast range of jewellery brands. It took me ages to decide as there are some many gorgeous pieces, but I finally settled on three of my absolute favourites and I couldn’t wait to share them with you all.

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Fossil Ladies Rose Gold Signature Bangle £39.20
I was lucky enough to be sent three pieces of jewellery, and I had picked each one in rose gold, as this has been my favourite gold tone way before the likes of Zoella raved about it. I chose the Fossil Ladies Rose Gold Signature Bangle as I thought it was super pretty but wearable on a day-to-day basis. I have heard of Fossil as a brand before, but hadn’t really had the chance to check out their jewellery collection and so this was my first Fossil item. It came fabulously packaged in a little drawstring dust bag, inside a cool keepsake tin, which is totally reusable for keeping other small items of jewellery in and perfect for travelling.

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The bangle is made from stainless steel, coated in a beautiful rose gold, and it is a hinged bracelet, making it much easier to get on and off for those that struggle with bangles. On one of the hinged sides is a tiny printed key, this is then pressed to open the bangle. It has a charming cutout flower pattern all along both sides, and looks great either on it’s own or worn with other bangles and bracelets. Fossil is available at Joshua James Jewellery here.

Chrysalis Happiness Rose Gold Expandable Bangle £25
For Valentine’s Day, my friend Jenny (whose blog you can check out here), kindly sent me a beautiful Chrysalis bangle and I loved the concept of them. Chrysalis have a wide range of bangles and bracelets, in a multitude of finishes with a variety of meanings behind them, which you can wear alone or collect and stack them up on your wrist. Obviously, I chose the rose gold version, with the meaning of Happiness – each bangle comes in a Chrysalis pouch, with a little card to give you information as to what each bangle stands for, which I think is such a cute touch.

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At £25 each, they are the perfect present price point, and they are definitely something I would like to build on, as there are bangles for Mum, Daughter, cat lovers and many, many more. The bangles are easy to get onto the wrist, as they are expandable, so should also fit a variety of wrist sizes, and each one has two little charms dangling from the bangle. The charms on the Happiness bangle are two gorgeous floral designs, which make a sweet jingling sound when worn. Chrysalis is available at Joshua James Jewellery here.

Thomas Sabo Rose Gold Quartz Solitaire Ring £105
Eeeeek! This was definitely the piece of jewellery I was most looking forward to! I had actually put this on my Christmas list for last year, but sadly Santa didn’t deliver, however, Joshua James Jewellery certainly did! This gorgeous, beautiful, pretty, stunning, just plain perfect Thomas Sabo ring is made from 925 sterling silver, with 18k rose gold plating, with a generously-sized rose quartz stone being the centre of attention.

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thomas sabo rose gold quartz ring

I think light shades of pink and rose gold are definitely the dreamy pairing when it comes to jewellery, and this ring is no exception. I love (there’s going to be a lot of ‘love’ and ‘like’ in this post!) the face that it is a stunning piece of jewellery, but again, something I can wear on a daily basis, with it not being overly blingy. Even though it is quite a delicate looking piece of jewellery, it is certainly a sturdy, quality piece, which one wouldn’t expect any less of when it comes to Thomas Sabo. You can check out Thomas Sabo at Joshua James Jewellery here.

You can check out these stunning pieces of jewellery and a whole lot more over at Joshua James Jewellery here.

Kathryn xxx

Christmas: Morgan Taylor Gifts

Posted in beauty, christmas, fashion, gifts, nails, travel
on October 6, 2015

Morgan Taylor have released their Christmas range and it is stunning! They have brought out gift sets which include two full-sized nail polishes and an added extra gift, all with different themes for different tastes. I recently got two of these fab sets to share with you gorgeous bunch…

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Gifted With Travel
This set includes a full-sized bottle of Ruby Two-Shoes nail polish, which is a slightly shimmery pink-red shade and a full-sized bottle of Tinsel My Fancy nail polish, which is a metallic silver shade, but has lots and lots of tiny multi-faceted flecks of glitter, which give off a slightly pale green/lilac shade – think Frozen perhaps. The extra gift included with this duo is such a cute one – it is a luggage tag in the shape of a large Morgan Taylor nail polish – you will definitely be able to spot your suitcase on the carousel with this beauty!

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Gifted With Bling
This duo of nail polishes includes the shades A Little Naughty and Gifted in Platinum. A Little Naughty is a gorgeous plum shade, perfect for Autumn/Winter and even taking you into Spring, whereas Gifted in Platinum reminds me so much of a diamond ring! It is a lighter silver metallic than Tinsel My Fancy, but has millions of tiny silver glitter, making it more of a white toned polish than grey. The bonus gift with this set is a pretty gold-toned bangle, which has a strip of crystals along the length of it, and would make an amazing gift on it’s own!

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Both of these fabulous gifts cost £16.99 each and will be available from Sallys Stores or online here from October 1st.

Kathryn xxx