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Perfumed Jewelry

Posted in beauty, fashion, fragrance, gifts, jewellery
on March 6, 2015

This was a totally new concept to me – jewellery that not only looks gorgeous but smells gorgeous too. Intrigued? Read on to find out my thoughts on Perfumed Jewelry…


First up, a little about the idea behind Perfumed Jewelry. The company brings together a woman’s two favourite things – perfume and jewellery, together in one stunning filigree pendant. Your choice of brand name perfume is infused into a JewelStone which releases your signature scent all day long, every day, for 28 days. There are up to 2,000 perfume and design combinations available and you can choose the perfect scent and pendant to suit your mood, style or occasion.


I decided to choose the pendant first and picked a gorgeous rose gold necklace. I have loved rose gold since I was a teenager as I think it looks much prettier than regular gold and it has gotten so popular in the last couple of years which I love as it means it is everywhere! The pendant I chose is called Harmony which is 10ct Rose Gold over 925 sterling silver which comes with a matching 30inch chain. It is a classic heart design in filigree and is approximately 20mm round. I absolutely love the length of this chain as it goes perfectly with the style of the pendant and can be worn over shirts, dresses, jumpers and more. The amount of detail that has gone into making the pendant itself is incredible and I would definitely wear this with or without the JewelStone inside.


Each pendant comes with three individually sealed JewelStones in the scent of your choice. My absolute go-to fragrance is Alien by Thierry Mugler but I wanted something a little more classic scent-wise and so I chose the Angel fragrance which is also by Thierry Mugler. Before opening one of the JewelStone sachets I didn’t expect a lot power-wise but I was pleasantly surprised – the scent is not overpowering, unless you don’t like Angel, but you can definitely tell someone is wearing it and it really does last all day long. To pop the JewelStone in the pendant, you simply unhook a little clasp and pop it inside and you’re ready to go!


Even though each JewelStone lasts around a month, you can extend this by keeping it in the little pot it comes with. With the pendant, necklace and JewelStones you also get a small faceted pot to keep the JewelStone in when you are not using your pendant, which helps prolong the scent. I absolutely love opening the pot as you are instantly hit by the fragrance. These really are powerful little gems! The JewelStone itself is a creamy white colour and so you can’t see it unless you are looking up close which is perfect as it isn’t a piece of jewellery where you have to match it to what you are wearing. I love black and rose gold but if the JewelStone was black, you would be restricted on what you can wear it with.


I think this would also be a perfect Mother’s Day present and you can purchase a piece of Perfumed Jewelry here.

Prices start at £98, but the Harmony pendant is £170 which includes the pendant, the necklace, the little pot, three JewelStones of your choice and it all comes beautifully packaged in a ribbon-tied gift box.

What scent would you choose?


Kathryn xxx

Mr Curtis Designs Necklace & Earrings

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on May 27, 2014

Mr Curtis of Mr Curtis Designs is an artist and musician working in Edinburgh. He is a full-time tattoo artist, a part-time oil painting still life artist, a part time graphic designers, a part-time jewellery designer and a part-time double bass player! Phew! Mr Curtis has learned how to bend the fabric of time in order to in so many artistic endeavours.

We were lucky enough to receive some of his amazing tattoo-inspired jewellery. Mr Curtis Designs produce an array of accessories, jewellery and mugs, each themed on popular tattoo designs such as the English rose, love hearts and animals.


One of the sets that we received was the Sewing Machine Necklace and Cotton Reel Earring Set. Each jewellery item is made from printed acrylic, and this necklace has an amazingly designed old-fashioned sewing machine on it. The acrylic is cut to the shape of the picture too and the earrings are cute little matching cotton spools. I love the fact that each piece has such a cool vintage look to it and the colours are dark but able to go with most colours at the same time.


The other piece that we received was the Vintage Rose Teacup Necklace. If you love tea, then this one is for you! It is a tattoo art style necklace printed acrylic pendant on a metal chain, and is again cut to the shape of the beautiful teacup. The pendant measures 5cm by 4cm and the chain is 46cm. The pendant is waterproof, scratchproof and the design won’t peel off. I love the colours on this teapot necklace as they are light and bright and will be suitable each season.


You can check out more about Mr Curtis Designs at and browse his full accessory range at his Etsy store

The Sewing Machine Necklace and Cotton Reel Earring set is £12.78 and the Vintage Rose Teacup Necklace is £8.88.


Sasha’s State Of Mind

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on May 21, 2014


Inspired by whimsical, fantasy-filled imagination where jewellery sets the stage for self-expression and reflects the wearer’s mood, Sasha’s State Of Mind is a conceptual design house with a fashion accessories brand like no other.


Sasha’s unique voice and philosophy of playful, dreamy fun are reflected in the brand’s every detail. Each piece is held together by an O-Ring – a beautiful clasp that makes Sasha’s collection modular and lets customers take part in designing their own jewellery, selecting charms and chains to suit their mood. Created by a talented crew of international artists, Sasha’s quality, street-casual and sophisticated jewellery – including bracelets, rings and earrings, reminds us every day that life, after all, is all about state of mind.


We received a beautiful 3mm black bead chain with a gold O-Ring, and attached were two charms, the large owl pendant in black and the medium owl pendant in matt gold. The owl pendants are part of Sasha’s State Of Mind’s Black Forest collection, and their high quality, quirky look makes these owls one of the most popular choices. Each piece is available is a variety of coating colours, including black, gold, silver and matt gold for you to pick and choose what suits your individual style.


Stockists of Sasha’s State Of Mind include;

The 3mm black bead chain with gold O-Ring is £35, the large owl pendant in black is £19.75 and the medium owl pendant in matt gold is £16.


Etsy – Sparkleyes/Zombie Bride UK

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on February 2, 2014

Love is in the air, and Hallmark have more items than ever to send our loved ones, all at extortionate prices. Whilst browsing Etsy recently, I came across a store called Zombie Bride UK which stocks a wide variety and clothing and gifts, many with a Valentine theme, but at much more reasonable prices, and even better is the fact that they are hand made. 


Sparkleyes is the seller of this unique store…

Sparkleyes is basically me, Tara – hi! After having my little girl, Rosie, i wanted to find a way to work and still get plenty of time at home with her, so i decided to start up my shop. i’m a huge fan of vintage clothing and have been buying and wearing vintage since i was about 14, quite some time ago now 🙂 i also love vintage inspired items too, particularly 1950’s glamour, so my shop is a mix of both vintage, handmade and upcycled clothing with a few pieces of handcrafted jewellery dotted in there to compliment everything.
anyway i hope you like my shop as much as i love making and discovering things to put in it for you. Xx


I chose the Valentine themed mirrored acrylic heart necklace. The base is a large pink mirrored heart (you can choose other colours), with a layer of black acrylic cut in the shape of the cutest little boy and girl kissing, with the size being approximately 3 inches by 3 inches. The pendant is then hung on a silver coloured chain and sits perfectly on the collarbone. I recently wore this with a plain black dress which really made the pink stand out and it is perfect for this time of year, but it is also a gift that will last all year round. It costs just £10.30 and if you are wanting to purchase more items at the same time, you only need to pay shipping once, which is brilliant as this doesn’t happen very often with Etsy stores. 


Please check out Tara’s store, which will soon include bags, t-shirts and more, at



Valentine’s Love,

Kathryn xx