Friday, 24 September 2010

Kazuri Shale Necklaces

Judging by the temperature drop this weekend, Autumn is finally arriving. As we brace oursleves to get out those Autumnal clothes, you may want to brighten those dark colours with a splash of colour.

The easiest way to do this is by accessorizing with jewellery. Kazuri have some wonderful new colours this season to add a bit of colour. One of my favourite colours is firefly because it
incorporates beads in rose pink, cherry and gold which not only do I enjoy wearing reminds me of Christmas which is still my most favourite time of the year. Now avaible in the Kazuri Shale Firefly design and also the larger Kazuri Pita Pat Firefly necklace. For an extra polished look you can add the bracelet and double drop earrings.

If you fancy a colour to tone with the berry, purple and plum shades that are so prevelent this season, opt for the Kazuri Shale necklace in Grape. I love this dark regal purple, lighter purple, green and pewter coloured beads. Perfect for adding a subtle colour to Autumn and Winter.
Again, this grape colour is available in the Kazuri Pita Pat Necklace and the bracelet and double drop earrings.

Many customers comment that they are especially impressed with the quality of Kazuri jewellery and many own up to collecting different colours each season knowing that they will look just as fantastic in five years time. They also find the Kazuri drawstring pouches especially useful for storage or when buying a gift for a friend as it just adds the gift finish to this wonderful jewellery. All Kazuri jewellery from necklaces to earrings is supplied with a free Kazuri pouch.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Lua Sale

It may well be that September has had better weather than August but as Summer comes to an end take advantage of the bright weather with some vibrant Lua accessories. To assist you with this all of our Lua range is now on special offer. The little wooden handled beaded bag is perfect in vibrant pink or regal purple for that late summer party and will still look great as the Christmas party season gets into full swing.

The practical shoulder bag in turquoise is pretty and also practical enough for a shopping trip.

The ever popular
jewellery rolls are perfect gifts for her and can be teamed with the matching makeup bag for an extra special gift for her which is now going to be less expensive.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Organise your makeup

Have you noticed that the longer you have to look around for items such as car keys and shopping bags the higher your stress levels rise before you get out of the door. This stress tends to be caused by the thought of being late for work or an appointment. Of course, we all know the answer to these kind of dilemas is to be more organised and that starts from the minute you get ready in the morning. If your clothes are organised into workwear and non workwear and your handbag or laptop case is ready to go this can make you feel instantly calmer and ready for the day.

For women, all the pampering products and makeup that need to be applied before you can brave the world can also turn into a bit of long winded process. To assist this make sure that all of your products are sorted clearly into night and day sections, afterall, you don't need that smoky eyeshadow for day so why pick it up out of your makeup bag only to place it back in again. A ZPM makeup roll or makeup organiser will help you organise your makeup and makeup brushes into easy to find items. It can be folded for travel or be stored out flat so you can see your makeup through clear zipped sections and is finished in vibrant colours so you will find it in the bottom of your suitcase when you are away.

I then suggest you have a few products that you use for touch ups during the day in a small envelope styled makeup bag such as the Christopher Vine Designs satin makeup pouch. This may mean buying concealer and lipstick twice but it means that it will last twice as long.

Of course, these makeup organisers and makeup bags make excellent gifts for her and she will thank you for bring just that little bit of organisation to her busy life.

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

ZPM Hanging Wash Bags and Wash Bags

Whether it is a night, a weekend or a longer jaunt away from home you will of course need a stylish and organised way of storing all your pampering products. It never ceases to amaze me how many products from shampoo to moisturiser I find myself using until I have to pack them all. What should be an overnight stay which should be catered for by a small holdall looks like a weeks holiday and in need of a large suitcase. That is before you have worried yourself over the weather and how many layers you should take.

Even if you do end up with a wheeled suitcase for all your essential items that can't be left out such as winter thermals for late Summer holiday, at least if you invest if a hanging wash bag your pampering products will be organised. Uchi hanging wash bags use to be the place to look at but as they no longer exist, I have discovered ZPM which is a similar price but better than Uchi as it is made in the UK. Their stylish designs are contemporary striking but also full of practical soultions to store your pampering products. Their Hanging Washbag is perfect for storing everything you need for a break away such as shampoo, conditioner and all cleansing and moisturising products you could possibly need. As their hanging wash bag has a 360 degrees swivel hook it is perfect to hang from the bathroom door in your hotel room. It has 4 zipped compartments and one large holdall section at the bottom. It has a laminated wipe over exterior and a wipe over interior. It fastens with a velvet tie and is also trimmed with velvet which gives an added touch of luxury. The most difficult decision is deciding which colour of ZPM hanging wash bag to select. The pretty and unusual Humming Birds design has been extremely popular this season as has the ever popular dot designs in Chocolate and Pink or Pin Dot Candy.

Not only are hanging washbags bought by the people that are going to use them they also make wonderful gifts for her, whether it is as a gift for her for her holiday or a present for her birthday
or just because you know she will love it and could do with some spoiling now and again.

Friday, 27 August 2010

Lua Handbags

With all the rain and dark skies you could be forgiven for thinking that it is October already. However, with the Summer Bank Holiday weekend to look forward to there is still a little bit of time to wear your summer clothes even though your feet might get a bit wet. To compliment your clothes the Lua shoulder bags are great for adding a bit of colour if you choose the turquoise version or a 'go with anything' brown with beige dots will see you though the Autumn too.

If you have a wedding or other event to look forward to the beaded zipped top handbags are perfect at anytime of the year. The pink and purple versions add a splash of colour to a neutral outfit and the pink beige is a more demure colour to complement the ever popular nude shades that we have seen so much of this season. As with all Lua jewellery rolls and bags they also make perfect gifts for her.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

MoMo Pananche Wine Glasses for that special gift for her

For the girl that has everything, Momo Pananche wine glasses make an unusual and special gift for her. If it is her birthday the Happy Birthday MoMo Panache wine glass is an obvoius choice. All MoMo Pananche wine glasses are hand decorated and beautifully finished in different patterns. The Happy Birthday version is adorned with brightly coloured stars , petal shapes and a multicoloured stem. There is a Happy Birthday wine glass charm and is presented in a MoMo Pananche branded box complete with a bow on top for that extra special birthday gift for her.

The ever popular glow MoMo Panache wine glass is decorated with pretty stars complete with wine glass charm and presentation box and is a perfect present for her whatever the celebration.

If you have a message of love to her, then the beautiful hand painted red, pink and gold hearts
love MoMo Panache wine glass is a perfect romantic gift for her. Whoever the lucky recipient is make sure that you remember the wine to go with such an unusual gift for her.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Handbag Butlers and Handbags

This maybe shallow but I do feel a wave of excitment come over me when the all important September issue of Vogue and the other fashion magazines come out. The glossies seem to come back to life after the rather sparse Summer editions although I expect this is in part down to the pages of advertising. I never seem to put as much effort into the Summer wardrobe as the Autumn/Winter wardrobe which is probably due the climate in the UK and the fact that most of us spend the majority of the year in layers. I especially love looking at the accessories such as handbags. Although the majority are out of most people's price range it is fun to see how the High Street pays homage to the designers with the similar designs.

Of course, if you are buying a new handbag, whether it costs £16, £60 or £600 you want to look after it and keep it looking good for as long as possible. To do this the best way is to use a handbag hook. How often have you been out to lunch with a friend and there is nowhere to put your
shining new handbag except on the floor where every walks - not a great thought.

Handbag Butler Handbag Hooks are the best way to keep your handbag and it's precious contents safe and off the floor. To complement all the purples and plums around this season be it clothes, accessories and even makeup, go for the Handbag Butler in Purple Rain or Orchid. To keep it neutral the sparkly Handbag Butler in Star Struck as some diamante style glamour. If you are sticking with faithful old black for your new handbag purchase, then a constrast Handbag Butler in siren will look fabulous.

If you haven't found a bag that is right for you yet and would like
something you don't find everywhere on the High Street, then check out our range of handbags, from the ever popular brown felt fairtrade handbag from Earth Squared which you could team with the Handbag Butler in swirl or tinker to the Earth Squared plum spot lara bag there is something to suit all tastes.

Handbag Butlers also make great gifts for her whether it is a gift for her birthday or a present for her just to say 'thanks' or that you are thinking of them. In fact with so many designs to choose from you may be tempted to keep a different one in each bag.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Jewellery Rolls and Travel

I use to take the approach of placing the few pieces of jewelllery I wore when on holiday next to my watch on the bedside cabinet in the hotel room. Of course, this is fine if you want to risk knocking it all flying during the night. It isn't great way to start the day by looking for your invaluable engagement ring and earrings you wore on my wedding day before you can go to breakfeast. This fool hardy approach may even keep you awake at night, so eventually I had to give in an purchase a jewellery roll.

This may not seem like a big deal but I do have aversion to packing things that I may not use during the break, especially just a weekend away. This has lead to not packing a pair of shoes that completes an evening outfit or forgetting those comfortable albeit unstylish shoes that you really do need if you are going to walk further than just around the hotel grounds. Fortunately, at least a jewellery roll is light and small and does the job perfectly. It also allows you to take other jewellery with you to wear, afterall, holidays and weekends away are all about having time and making the effort to bother with things you may not have time for the rest of the year.

The key to selecting a jewellery roll should be based upon what jewellery you want to take with you, this may seem obvious but if you have chunky bangles that may get damaged in transit then you may want to invest in travel jewellery box for added protection. If on the other hand your jewellery tastes are smaller, a jewellery roll might be just the thing you need.

For an overnight stay or to just pack a few pieces, the Earth Squared Jewellery rolls are perfect. They come in beautiful colours and due to the small size take up minimal room in your bag.

If you on the other hand want more of the structured jewellery holder, then the travel jewellery boxes from Dulwich Designs are perfect. In fact it will be like taking a miniature version of your jewellery box away with you. If you are looking for a touch of luxury then the Dulwich Designs leather range of jewellery rolls is perfect. From this seasons colour cassis to the ever popular cream or black there is something for everyone's tastes.

At this time of the year with holidays in full swing, a jewellery roll makes a perfect gift for her whether it is a birthday gift for her or just to say 'thanks', an Earth Squared Jewellery roll or a Seek Unique Jewellery Roll represent excellent value for money, starting from just £8.99.

Monday, 2 August 2010

Kazuri - New Autumn Winter Colours

With the warm weather it really does seem to early to being thinking about anything called 'Autumn/Winter', however, the wonderful thing about Kazuri jewellery is that their beautiful shimmering colours look great at anytime of the year. Your choice is much more likely to be decided by your skintone or an outfit you want to complete with a beautiful piece of jewellery. If you love green then the stunning new Kazuri Arctic Green Pita Pat necklace is an excellent choice. Not only does it consist of beautiful shades of greens such as turquoise green, a pretty mid green and the palest pastel green it also have a gorgeous mother of pearl finish which means it shimmers in the light and never looks flat or dull as some greens can. This pita pat necklace, bracelet and earrings with bring a bright look to whites or neutral shades you may wear in the winter but will also brighten browns and blacks which we tend to be drawn towards and the cooler nights arrive.

If you love warm colours then the Kazuri Firefly collection consists of cherry, rose pink and the classic Kazuri antiqued gold coloured beads which is not only warm but pretty and sophisticated too. Not only do these colours look warm at this time of the year but who can say that they are not drawn to those warm cherry and gold colours as we approach the end of the year too!! Other colours include the Kazuri Pita Pat Necklace in Grape which makes a stunning addition to your jewellery wardrobe with it's rich purple and pewter coloured beads suits the beautiful purples, and cassis colours that will be key this coming season and therefore makes a imaginative present for her.

Kazuri continues to represent excellent value for money and an impeccable finish. Everyone I speak to who wears Kazuri is often being stopped to ask from envious ladies where they got their jewellery from. With this widespread interest it can't fail to make the perfect gift for her birthday and beacuse it is fairtrade you and the wearer can feel good about that too.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Earth Squared Jewellery Rolls and Bags

There has been much publicity over recent years regarding fairtrade. It seems to have started with the fairtrade tea and coffee and thankfully now mainstream producers of your average teabag or coffee are happily letting you know that their products are fairtrade. I expect in part we have to thank supermarkets and other food sellers for this increased awareness as if I think back to the 1980's, fairtrade wasn't particularly in people's vocabulary as it is now. Of course, fairtrade has now moved on from food and drink and all kinds of products from gifts to homeware and clothes can boast the fairtrade label. In the past people tended to associate fairtrade with not the best quality but this has changed considerably over the years and now fairtrade can often be of better quality than mass produced products in large factories.

Earth Squared embraces fairtrade ethics by designing bags and accessories that people want in the UK but use the considerable skills of people in Vietnam where they handmake their products. The aritisans that produce Earth Squared bags were originally rice farmers earning a subsistent and irregular wage. Each seamstress now has a reliable income and can also afford to send their children to school. One of the most striking things about Earth Squared is the quality and attention
to detail of the design and creation process. The cloths used from satin silk and silk velvet for the jewellery rolls to felt and tweed fabrics for the bags is of an excellent quality and the finish is impeccable. This combined with the design flair of Earth Squared brings together the best of UK design and the creativity of the artisans making these jewellery rolls and bags.

We are happy to stock the gorgeous new range of jewellery rolls from Earth Squared which come in a variety of colours in rich silk velvet and the ever popular dot designs in silk satin. The rich plum coloured velvet jewellery roll is must for the coming season and the ever popular pink coloured velvet jewellery roll is great for a pretty girly look. The pretty satin jewellery rolls come in two colour options, subtle grey with silvery cream dots or navy with vibrant multi-coloured dots. The dot pattern is then followed through onto the interior of the jewellery roll. These jewellery rolls are still excellent value at £10.99 and make a great gift for her birthday or even as a thank you gift or just to let her know that you are thinking of her.

The Earth Squared bags have a luxurious feel that you just don't get from a fake leather handbag on the high street which may fall into this price range. They are also just a little bit more unique that the run of the mill offerings with an attention to design detail that you usually only get from more expensive bags. These designs include luxurious linings in dot designs and magnetic snap fastenings found on the ever popular Emily design handbag, here pictured in plum. Often the subtle design extras such as dots appear on the underside of the handles and bag of the bag to add that extra interest. The new Lola bag, here in aubergine has a zip fastening to make it even more secure. All bags have constrast coloured linings making it easier to find what you are looking for in your handbag.

Although you are guaranteed a great gift for her whatever you decide to purchase from Earth Squared, you also have the knowledge that each purchase helps Earth Squared to create more work opportunities for other disadvantaged women and change their lives ans those of their families.

Monday, 26 July 2010

Claudia Bradby Pearl Necklaces

We have increased our ever popular Claudia Bradby range by adding three new necklaces. The long and elegant white freshwater pearl rope necklace measures 50 inches so it can be worn in a number of ways. Either long loose, knotted, or coiled twice around your necklace.

These many looks that can be achieved are elegant and the lustre of real pearls is just that more special than the fake variety.
Similar to this is the Claudia Bradby pearl and ribbon necklace, which is designed to be warn doubled up and fastening with a beautiful mauve coloured ribbon. So pretty and unusual, Claudia Bradby Jewellery always has that designer edge that you just don't get everywhere on the High Street.

Finally, the delicate but striking Claudia Bradby bamboo silver beaded necklace with boroque pearl drop and small pearl charms is easy and light to wear with any outfit.

To tempt you further this summer all Claudia Bradby Jewellery has 20% off until August 31st 2010.

Friday, 23 July 2010

Martick Cranberry Hearts

Of all the wonderful Martick designs the most iconic is perhaps their murano glass hearts in cranberry. What sets Martick Murano Hearts apart from the competition is the quality and the design in which they are used, whether it is tiny red heart enclosed a ornate sterling silver locket such as the Martick Fancy Heart Locket or the simple Martick Cranberry Murano Heart Pendant there is something for all tastes.

New in is the Martick Murano Cranberry Heart Locket which is hung from a small beaded chain. This gives the look for a chocker style necklace only lower on the neck and much more comfortable to wear. This 16 inch beaded chain also has a 1.5 inch extension chain so it can wear it a little lower if you wish. The matching Murano Heart beaded bracelet also has a patterned silver heart charm for added interest. These bracelet beads are strung on a stretchy clear wire making this pendant and bracelet some of the easiest to wear jewellery. So if you want to inject a little romance into her life, beautiful red murano heart jewellery is the best option and lasts much much longer than a bunch of flowers.

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Kazuri Summer and Sale

As the heat of the summer is well and truly with us, you may want to consider some summer jewellery to complete that summer look. To make this just a bit easier for you, check out our Kazuri jewellery range, from cool eggshell to hot salsa colours, you will find something to suit all skin tones.

What's more we have the beautiful summer colours of Mocha Pink and Antigua Blue from £18.95 for a necklace. That really is unbeatable Kazuri prices.

Each necklace, bracelet and pair of earrings
is presented in a Kazuri branded cloth pouch making a great gift for her if you are shopping for a birthday gift for her or an anniversary gift for her.

Friday, 18 June 2010

Gifts for Friends

After gifts for Mum, and gifts for him be it Husband, Boyfriend or Dad, gifts for friends are probably the next thing on your ever increasing gift list. Whereas a man might buy a best friend a drink at the pub to say 'Happy Birthday' a women is much more likely to buy a gift for her female friends. This doesn't just happen with a gift for birthday it can be for that car lift home or because a friend has been particularly supportive or helpful during a not so great time for you.

Whatever the reason, the perfect gift as a gesture of thanks will always be received with surprise and thanks. So, the only question remains, what to buy? Us girls do bother to take time to think about the person for whom the gift is for, simply because that is what we do! If your friend has a bohomian side then an ethnic necklace or bracelet will be perfect such as those at Nkuku. Not only is Nkuku jewellery fair trade it is made from natural and recycled material - great for eco-warrior girl.

If your friend just likes pretty jewellery the Nkuku Mohini Earrings are sophisticated and pretty in equal measure and at £8.95 won't break the bank.

Gifts for Friends that are soon about to enjoy a break in sun will appreciate a beautiful jewellery roll or makeup bag to keep those holiday jewels and makeup essentials in. The Seek Unique new Ruby and Teal Jewellery Rolls and Makeup Bags are a prefect choice.

If she is a
Monica tidiness type friend then organisation is key and what better than an earring box. Afterall she is hardly the kind person to leave her earrings on her bedside cabinet when she gets in late.

If she is more of a sex in the
city type, then a glamourous present such as the Glitter mirror compact will make those lipstick fixes that much easier and will fit in to her day bag or evening bag.

If your friend prefers nothing better than a soak in the bath with a good book and a glass of wine, indulge her with a beautiful natural candle made in the Ribble Valley in the ever popular Shine fragrance. This is sure to ease away the stresses and strains of the day.