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Thursday 21 March 2013


You can probably tell just by looking at the photo photo above that Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf is my all time favourite perfume. The fact that I own the 50ml bottle and the adorable travel duo which I purchased purely so I can keep a small bottle in my handbag at all times quite clearly convey my love for this scent. The first time I came across Flowerbomb I was in the beauty department of an airport looking for something to spend my left over euros on this was the resounding winner. 

 The scent of this perfume won me over instantly and can only be described as a floral explosion, very apt considering the name. I already predict this will be my go-to perfume for the spring/summer months as this is the perfect uplifting scent with Sambac Jasmine, Centifoila Rose, Cattleya Orchid and Ballerina Freesia bloom on a base of Patchouli which instantly puts me in a positive mood ready for the day ahead. Along with the "thousand flowers in a bottle" scent this bottle design itself was a huge thumbs up from me. I know not everyone is as shallow as me when it comes to the look of a perfume but I like to have mine out on display so tend to go for bottles that compliment the rest of my collection. The combination of bomb shaped glass bottle with the feminine dusky pink fluid captures the scent perfectly and is a great visual representation of the magic that is within. This scent even won the 2012 Beauty Club Awards in the luxury fragrance section so I am clearly not alone in my love for this perfume! You can purchase this 50ml bottle of Flowerbomb from Debenhams here for £65.  I love taking perfume out with me during the night/day for a little refresh but never want to risk breaking any of my full size perfumes so when I saw that there was a travel size available I knew I just had to have it. If you are a girl after my own heart and have this debate I highly suggest you get your paws on a travel version of your favourite scent. The travel duo includes a full bottle and a mini bottle to refill once empty, along with a little funnel to make refilling as easy as possible. I purchased this travel duo via eBay but the seller no longer lists the item. This exact set is currently available in Sephora if you live in America or don't mind paying shipping and handling costs here for $35. Fortunately for us over here in the UK Viktor & Rolf sell another travel version of this scent that is available here from Debenhams for £25. 

 Do you own any travel versions of perfumes and rate them as much as me? I would love to find more perfumes available in these sizes so please let me know if you have any of your own! 
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Wednesday 13 March 2013


About a week ago I was having my daily scroll on the ASOS app on my iPhone when I stumbled across this beauty and it instantly flew straight into my basket. I am pretty much obsessed with semi precious stone jewellery so this was love at first sight and I just couldn't resist. There are so many elements to this piece that I love that I couldn't help but share this with you.

About the company itself; Ottoman Hands is a unique collection of handcrafted jewellery inspired by the designers travels to Turkey. The company combine traditional techniques with a modern aesthetic. The collection includes ornate drop earrings, various necklaces and oversized statement rings. 
This necklace is handcrafted and made from gold plated brass with turquoise, rough amethyst and smokey quartz stones. With a 24.5 inch gold plated chain and a hammered gold finish this necklace really is a statement piece. I received so many compliments on it when it took it for it's first outing and cannot wait to wear it again. The three stones work really well together and are easy to tie into an outfit or even as something to jazz up a black dress. I already have my eye on a few more pieces from the collection which include this Turquoise Bracelet which would match this necklace perfectly. Hint hint boyfriend ;) You can purchase this piece from ASOS for £55 here or from the Ottoman Hands website here

Are you as much of a fan of semi precious stone jewellery as I am? Or do you own any Ottoman Hands jewellery already? I would love to hear from you if so! 
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Saturday 2 March 2013


Casetagram is a website I stumbled across a few months back but for some reason I only recently got around to creating and making my own phone case. Cases are available for iPhones, iPads, iPad Minis, iPod Touches and a range of Samsung Galaxy devices. The general idea of this is that you upload your images via your personal Instagram account and then select the positioning of the images to suit you. If you don't have Instagram and would like to use the site they allow you to upload from both Facebook and directly from your computer so there is no excuse not to make your own! You can even create your own case directly from your phone via the new Casetagram App available from the App Store.

 I love the idea of being able to completely personalise your phone and being an avid user of Instagram this process was pretty much perfect for me. I decided to essentially some up my entire life with this phone case and filled it with images from my holidays, my boyfriend, my best friends, my beautiful cats and a few random loves of mine thrown in along the way. I even really enjoy the process of making this as it reminded me of making collages as a teenager. Both the App and the website are simple to use and very user friendly making the whole process a winner. I truly could not have been any happier with the product I received. 

My only negative is that the company is located in the USA which means a 3 week wait for anyone like me living  in the UK. Despite that tiny discrepancy I would highly recommend this company if you are looking for a new phone case or like me just cannot pass up the opportunity to personalise aboslutely anything. Prices vary depending upon which device you require but the cost of the Iphone 4/4s  including delivery worked out to be around £30 which I think is perfectly fair for a quality item that has been shipped for the USA. You can make your own by clicking here.

 I hope you like this concept as much as me and enjoy making your own individual case! 
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