Wednesday, 30 October 2013

♡Necklace Review and Etsy Stores♡

I ordered a necklace off of Etsy roughly two or three months ago and have been waiting patiently (ok that's a lie, I am nowhere near patient when it comes to ordering things online) for the small parcel to arrive. After contacting the shop owner it turns out she was away for a little while and then it just took her a while to send it off. I can now happily say that the day of its arrival is here!
I ordered off Cherye Leah's store Midnight Leah and since trying to visit her store after receiving the necklace it seems as if the store itself has gone, which is disappointing because I wanted to show you guys more of her things! Hopefully she'll have it up and running again soon.
The necklace is called Triple Chain Hand of Fatima and as you can see it has three chains, it is homemade and has a variety of charms and beads. The Hand of Fatima, or Hamsa, is an ancient talisman for protection against the evil eye, which is a curse traditionally believed to befall a person who is the target of negativity in the form of jealousy, envy or hatred. If it is worn as an amulet it is thought that the Hand of Fatima offers protection and blessing and the wearer will receive luck, vitality and will find the favour of benevolent forces as well as sheltering the wearer from obstacles, adversity and helping the person turn their fate into destiny. The symbol is sacred in many cultures and religions including Judaism, Buddhism, Shamanism, Hinduism, Christianity, Jainism and Islamic Belief.
Opening up the parcel it was tucked away in a cute golden draw-string bag. To be honest, I was not expecting the cross symbols on the necklace but nevertheless I am still in love with the necklace. I want to wear it as soon as possible, not including wearing it for the photo above, but I am trying to determine how delicate it is because of all the beads, charms and links as I have a feeling it may tangle and get caught easily.
There's only one way to find that out though! I think I may wear it as part of my Halloween costume.

Here are some other Etsy jewellery stores I have come across that I can't wait to buy things from:
Galisfly: Galisfly sell a lot of unique and simple rings, they have so much variety! I think it's a great place to go if you're looking for knuckle rings and affordable jewellery.
Cleopatra's Bling: Cleopatra's Bling's jewellery are inspired by Turkey and India and focus a lot on the use of crystals and precious stones. Their jewellery is very bohemian and beautiful.
Earthshine: Earthshine sell a variety of rings, necklaces, bracelets and cuffs, just to name a few. Their products are very cosmic and they use a lot of moons and stars which I absolutely love!
I am going to a uni party on the night of Halloween, I'm so excited, I have always loved Halloween. I hope you guys have an extra spooky night! Also, what are your favourite Etsy stores if you have any? Do you like the look of the ones I have mentioned?

Monday, 7 October 2013

♡Shopping Haul♡

Hey guys!! So it's my birthday today (nineteen!!! wah!) and I have been so busy the last couple of days doing things to celebrate so there are a couple of posts coming up explaining what I have been up to that's kept me so busy as well as what I got for my birthday, so stay tuned for those!
A couple of days before my birthday though I went shopping with two of my friends to spoil myself a bit for my birthday. This is my haul!
Firsty we went to a large shopping centre and I bought the following from a shop called Factorie:
I really really love this playsuit. They've been in style for a while but always thought that it wouldn't flatter my shape, boy was I wrong! It elongates your legs and compliments everyone's body shape. I am seriously in love with this, it's really light weight and comfy and it's great for me to wear to uni because my campus is really windy and this doesn't blow up. I love the colours, the turquoise, pink and purple that you can see. It's perfect for summer!

I've always wanted jelly sandals since I was about eight when my best friend used to always wear them when we went swimming in beaches that had oyster shells on the rocks so that she wouldn't get cuts. I got the clear ones with glitter and they look a bit purple under light which you can see here. It's really hard to get a photo of them though so sorry about the terrible photo quality!

These shorts are a dark navy blue, high wasted and have a bow detail on the back. These are really great for summer too as they are lightweight and super comfy. They are also really flattering for my body shape. Due to the fact that they flow at the end I found that they look best if you pair them with a tight fitting top.

I bought these shoes from a shop called Dotti. I've wanted the pair from Wittner for a long long time but have never been able to allow myself to part with so much money for a pair of shoes and they've always been out of stock. They were hard to get a good photo of so I used a google image here. I wore them with the playsuit when I went out the other night. They're unbelievably comfy and I love them!

Lastly, we went into the city and went to topshop:
This top was on sale so was only $16! It's cropped with lace detail on the area of the collar bone and also at the sleeves, which are 3/4 length. It then has beaded and sequined detail in the centre of the top which looks really nice as it's not overdone and too 'blingy' - it was really hard to get a photo of though. The top doesn't cling to your body and sits off your shape.

This bag  was a bit expensive by my standards, $65, but definitely worth it! It has a lot of space and is perfect for uni as it seems to be really sturdy and the straps are adjustable and I also think that it is also very versatile. It's both really practical and beautiful.

This was bought from a pop-up store in a shopping centre in the city which I can't remember the name of. I am absolutely in love with this playsuit! I am smaller on my top than my bottom half so had to order this the size I would wear on my bottom which means that it's a bit too big for me at the top but nothing that some tape can't fix! I don't ever wear something that shows as much skin as this does but both of my friends loved me in it and wouldn't let me leave without buying it. Luckily they did because I wore it out the other night for a night out for my birthday and it was just so much fun! I am absolutely in love with daisies as well so that was a massive plus.

So my next post will be about what I did to celebrate my birthday and then the next post will be about what I got for my birthday today/a review of some of the products. So keep your eyes open!
Lots of love
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