Up-Cycled Jewellery/Trinket Box..

This has to be my favourite upcycled/recycled/crafty project to date. 

A box I had some scarf's delivered in...

 Cover in some Cath Kidson red polka dot material, ribbon, sticky pretend diamond jewels some paper flowers, red buttons and glue.

It did start off as a jewellery box for my daughter..

But now is proudly in my hallway as a trinket box...

On my New Shoe Cabinet...

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Claire's And The Secret Union J Gig...

My daughter was super excited when I mention Claire's was sending her a special parcel to create a Union J Halloween cat inspired outfit.

Claire's have teamed with Union J band for a secret gig taking place on 22nd October and we have been invited to join in some fun creating a Jcat look.

My daughter 8 is a huge fan of the stores, which she discovered earlier this year.

 We were shopping in Meadowhall and passed by their store, there was a pretty girl with long curly blonde hair in the window being twirled around and sprayed with glitter. My daughter said "wow she sparkles like a princess". Often mentioning the girl in the window sparkling, I knew we had to visit so my little princess could sparkle too.

When on holiday a few months later in Blackpool, my daughter squeezed my hand when we were in the shopping centre, just next to Claire's, looking down at her she had a big smile on her face, "shall we go in?" I said!!

Just like her mum in a cake shop! her eyes sparkled and hands twitched not knowing where to look first and wanting everything in the shop. We came in for the glitter, I mentioned,, and walked out with gold glitter spray and roll on glitter body lotion also the biggest smile ever on her face!!

The parcel arrived when I was out. Typical. After standing guard looking for the neighbour to return, she excitedly told me when they were home [thanks neighbour for taking in delivery]. She was really pleased with everything we got sent and had lots of fun dressing up, the silver spray was her favourite item and she has promised we can share. I am also looking forward to trying a few of the things out, that is if I can find them!!

Daughters outfit~

Skirt ~ £10-00
Black beads ~ £4.50
Cat hair clip ~ £9.00
Silver glitter hairspray ~ £4.00
Face tattoos ~ £5.00
Black glitter nail varnish ~ £3~00
Glow in the dark make up ~£4.50
Nail stickers £5.50
Necklace £10~00

About this review- I was sent this fun parcel to review and was not paid for this post, all thoughts on everything and website are my own honest opinion. All links in this post are which I have chosen to add in ...

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oNecklace Review...

A few weeks ago I was introduced to ONecklace a website I had never heard of before. They sell a beautiful collection of silver and 24k gold plated personalised jewellery. Along with a wide selection of necklaces they also sell bracelets, earrings and rings. You can also add your own special touches by adding personalised names or initials etc onto the item of your choice.

 I was kindly asked if I would like to choose one of their personalised necklaces to review. As soon as I noticed this elegant sterling silver two hearts Swarovski crystal necklace, I was delighted to accept their offer!

About the two heart necklace

The sterling silver two hearts Swarovski crystal with two names is the ideal gift for couples that want to express a special love shared together. This fine necklace literally combines two hearts so as to embody the love shared between two individuals. Along with this symbolic design, you can have the name of your eternal love engraved on one heart shape and your own name on the other heart shape. With such a sentimental design, this necklace will no doubt make a great impression on your loved one.In addition, the two Swarovski crystals fixed on each heart will add a sparkle to any outfit paired with this pendant.Since Swarovski crystals come in many hues, the crystals can be made extra special by choosing the favourite colour of your loved one as well as yours. This unique personalised necklace for couples is handcrafted to perfection and it comes in highly polished sterling silver for that elegant look.


Material: Sterling Silver 0.925
Thickness: 0.7mm / 0.03"
Chain Style: 925 st. Silver Box Chain / 925 st. Silver Fine Rolo Chain
Chain Length: 14", 16", 18", 20", 22"

What I think of the necklace

When I opened the box I was thrilled to see how beautiful the necklace really is, (even more elegant than the pictures show). I decided to have this special interlocking hearts necklace,with my name and my husbands name on. Something special and personalised. I also picked the perfect stones, Amethysts. The stones mean a lot to me as they were in my engagement ring, all those years ago.

The necklace was sent from overseas and took just under a week to be delivered, it was definitely work the wait.

oNecklace offer free delivery
Necklace $39.95 ( around £25.00 )
Optional gift box $3.95 ( around  £2.47)

About this review- I was sent this necklace to review and was not paid for this post, all thoughts on the necklace and website are my own honest opinion all links in this post are which I have chosen to add in ...

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Shamballa Bracelet By Cutey Review...

On Saturday I received these two beautiful shiny shamballa bracelets in the post form Cutey. After I came home, all excited about being first lady at a park run I found these wonderful bracelets just waiting to be opened.

 Packaged up safely in a padded envelope they arrived through the letter box (which was great for me not having to wait in to sign for them).

I was really looking forward to reviewing the bracelets as I am like a magpie when it comes to anything shiny. These bracelets are just that and so sparkly too. I was trying to guess which colours I would be sent, as Ashley was picking the colours out for me.

Yes I thought two of my favourite colours (see photos)!! first impressions wow! , I was very pleased with them. I reviewed 2 charm bracelets from cutey in November 2011 which still look like new, so I know their bracelets are going to be good quality and long lasting.

The Shamballa Bracelet by cutey

Inspired by the mythical kingdom known as Sambhala in Buddhism, regarded as a place of peace and happiness our shamballa bracelets are designed to bring a little happiness to your life. Made from the highest quality materials and available in a range of sparkling colours, these fully adjustable bracelets will fit any wrist like a match made in heaven. All with a total of nine beautiful jewel encrusted clay beads.

About the shamballa bracelets

I got sent the pink on white with candy strips bracelet - to make you smile, wear this little bit of confection and you’ll never be far from your bliss (with nine sugary beads, each with 84 crystals).

And the white Crystal pure - a token of all that’s flawless, sparkling and true. This peaceful bracelet will be an island of calm despite the bits of craziness each day inevitably brings. (Nine serene beads, each with 84 crystals).

What I think of the bracelets

As you may have guessed I love these bracelets, they remind me of mini disco balls with all there shininess and glittery stones. They are good quality and not too heavy. 9 different beads on each bracelet individually wrapped in a hard wearing black cord with an amazing 84 crystals on each. They are easy to put on, just slide the cord to open and close. I think is a very reasonable price as I have seen these priced up a lot higher and taking into account that the UK delivery is free.

A bit about cutey

Cutey have 9 different shamballa bracelets to choose from, a range that will go with most your outfits and all priced up at £18.99 each

As well as shamballa bracelets cutey also sell charm bracelets and a selection of beautiful luxury leather handbags. They offer world wide shipping and the UK is free...

About this review- I got sent 2 shamballa bracelets for the purpose of this review, I was not paid for the review and all thoughts are my own honest opinion...
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Bling Rocks Jewellery Review...

One of the great things about writing your own blog is that you get introduced to new exciting websites. I had not heard of Bling Rocks until last week, now their site is becoming one of my favourite places on the web. Bling Rocks is a fashion forward on line jewellery retailer offering on trend pieces at affordable prices from- bracelets, earrings, necklaces and gifts for adults, teenagers and children.

About Bling Rock

"Established only over a year ago and the brand has already gained a strong celebrity following nationwide and this is continuing to grow. Their jewellery is loved and worn by many celebrities including Danielle Lloyd, Katie Price, Ellie Jenas, Chelsee Healey, Jessica Wright (TOWIE), Samantha Faiers (TOWIE), Amanda Harrington (Desperate Scousewives), Kerry Katona and many more.They are based in West Yorkshire, UK. Their jewellery designs have been created to give a unique Bling Rocks look that cannot be found on the high street. Interpreting the latest fashion trends, the Bling Rocks range is constantly evolving to give you the latest look. They specialise in personalised jewellery from charm bracelets to shamballa crystal stone bracelets.  They are also committed to providing excellent customer service that would rival any high street store. All purchases are presented in a velvet drawstring presentation pouch. A presentation box will also be included at no extra cost for all jewellery items purchased with a value of £7.99 or more. The Bling Rocks team is on hand to make your purchase just that little bit more special and say Jewellery is not just about fashion, it's fun, exciting and is a statement about you! "
Bling Rocks provide a wide range of jewellery from simple timeless pieces to statement pieces
such as cuffs and spikes
which are massive trends this season.
 Bling Rock kindly sent me 2 pieces of their jewellery range to review,a sparkle crystal cuff bracelet and some Silver Glitz Hoop Earrings. The first thing I noticed was how beautifully packaged up they were.

Wrapped in black and white Zebra patterned tissue paper ( which I excitedly rip open before having a chance to photograph it!! ). Inside the items came in this Bling Rock box ( top right) Both items were also wrapped in tissue paper (top left) and placed in these velvety black Jewellery pouches which made them such a lovely and exciting gift to receive. I love anything sparkly so was very happy with both items I received.

 The bracelet is a nice snug fit and has an expensive look and feel. It comes in a size small to medium and even though it does stretch it's not suitable for a large wrist. Priced at £14-99, I think this is a great buy and cannot wait to go out somewhere nice to show it off. Perfect for Christmas partys as well!!  ( photo's don't do it justice, this cuff is so sparkly )

As worn by Kerry Katona..

The shimmering Silver Glitz Hoop Earrings diameter are size 5.5cm and also priced at £14-99.I don't usually go for hoops myself, so I was surprised how much I liked them. They look and feel great. I think the crystal diamante really sets them off, and they look lovely on!!

Bring on the party season...

If you cannot find a design or you would like to create a unique bracelet or jewellery item then you can also contact them and they will design & create your jewellery using our bespoke design service.
Bling Rocks is also proud to support  two charities, SANDS and Tommy’s for more details visit their  Bling Rocks About Us page.

About this review - I was sent a bracelet and earrings for the purpose of this review. All thoughts are my own honest opinion and I was not paid for this post...

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Cuffs of Love Friendship Bracelet Review...

Yesterday just as I was going out for a run the postman delivered me this very sweet Cuffs Of Love Cord Purple Bracelet that Find me a gift  had sent me to review .
image soure - Find me a gift

This is a i.d x-change friendship bracelet with 14 carat white gold plated handcuffs as a closure. It comes in a choice of Medium, Small and X Small to fit adults or children where the clasps get larger throughout  the size range (e.g. small handcuff on the Extra Small bracelet, larger ones on the Medium) Mine came with a purple Cord that can be extended or tightened to fit your wrist. It was delivered in a brown padded envelope and inside was this neat little packaging.

image soure - Find me a gift

What find me a gift say about the bracelets

The i.d x-change Cuffs of Love Bracelets at Find Me a Gift are THE friendship jewellery fashion in America and symbolise being 'locked by love'. Featuring a funky 14 carat white gold plated handcuff closure and designed by Igal Dahan, each of these string bracelets are easily adjustable and can be worn by men women or children! Why not check out our other colour ranges too?

 Colours available-

image soure - Find me a gift

  • Turquoise
  • Pink
  • Purple
  • Grey
  • Beige
  • Black

 Sizes available are-

  • Small measures approx 15.5 cm to 24.5 cm in length
  • Extra Small measures approx 13.5 cm to 23 cm in length
  • Medium measures approx 16.5 cm x 25.5 in length

Priced at -

  • Extra small-£24-99
  •        Small - £26-99
  •    Medium - £29-99

What I think of the bracelet-

This is a very sweet bracelet the 'locked by love' theme sounds very romantic.. I love the purple one that I have been sent and this is the sort of bracelet I would wear all day long. I have heard that they’ve been a big hit with celebrities; stars like Terri Hatcher, the Kardashians and Paris Hilton have been spotted wearing this style too.

About this review-I got sent a purple Cuffs Of Love Friendship Bracelet to review and was not paid for this post,all thoughts on the bracelet are my own honest opinion.

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Jackie Brazil Hot Indiana Jones Necklace Review...

At the minute I am loving the colour hot pink,just lately I have started changing all my accessories,scarfs and shoes !! Also my nails and my trademark red lipsticks has been set aside (for the moment)and bright pinks are strongly becoming my favourite shades .This colour is just so cheerful and always brightens up a dull,windy or rainy day...

A few days ago I was contacted by the pr for FindJewellery.co.uk to see if I would like to review a piece of their Jackie Brazil Indiana range and I was delighted to see this hot pink necklace it caught my eye straight away.I just knew I had to review this piece of the collection.

About the Jackie Brazil Hot Pink Indiana Jones Necklace

This Jackie Brazil Necklace from the Indiana Jones range has a hot pink colour. No two beads made by this designer are the same so your necklace will be completely unique. The necklace is made from an assortment of different shaped and sized beads, some are glittery, some have blacks, purples and all shades of bright pink within them. The shocking pink colour makes this a vibrant piece of Brazillian designed jewellery.

What I think to the Jackie Brazil necklace

I don't usually wear statement necklaces but since this piece had been delivered I can't stop looking at it and trying it on.I keep planning nights out and what I will be wearing with it,I love this necklace it's such a beautiful piece of jewellery to own and I am so glad I got to review it.My daughter keeps asking if she can have a look at it we both like looking at the beads as each one is different.She keeps telling me to look after it (someone already has her eye on it!!)

This necklace is RRP £59.95 and is priced at £37.00

About this post-I got sent this necklace for this review all thoughts in this post are my own honest opinion and I was not paid for this post

Outfit post-

Necklace-Jackie Brazil Indiana

Dress- George at Asda last year

Shoes-Matalan few years ago

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Totally Cherished Handmade Jewellery Review....

I was over the moon to be asked by Michelle at Totally Cherished if I would like to review a piece of handmade sterling silver jewellery from her on-line boutique.

Michelle a military wife launched her new jewellery boutique back in April which features sterling silver jewellery all handmade by herself and was created for UK troops to send gifts back to their loved-ones, whilst serving away from home.

She was inspired to launch the site because of her own experiences as a military wife and knowing how exciting it feels receiving something from your husband, when they’re out serving in Afghanistan. 

Just recently Michelle has also launched a new wedding collection and bespoke wedding service.

What I picked

I decided to pick a necklace because after raising 4 children many of mine got snapped when they were babies and I've never managed to get them replaced. After conversing with Michelle via email when I had picked my necklace, I soon realised she is such a sweet person and found myself thinking all about her boutique and journey of how she got here.

This is such a beautiful story...

About Totally Cherished in Michelle's own words

The idea behind Totally Cherished was created by Michelle Smithson. As a military wife, she knows the highs and lows of having a husband or partner that works in the forces. One of her favourite highs was receiving flowers from her husband whilst he was serving in Afghanistan. But watching them wilt away after a week was hard...and throwing them away even harder!

So, she came up with the idea of creating Totally Cherished: an on line boutique selling handmade sterling silver jewellery that will last forever. With a lot of hard work, the idea soon became a reality and now other wives, mums, sisters, daughters and friends can enjoy the excitement of receiving a heartfelt gift from their loved ones.
Staying true to its roots, Totally Cherished is proud to support our troops by donating to Help for Heroes. You can keep track of our donations, and even make your own, by checking out our Bmycharity page.

So whether you’re buying a keepsake for a loved one, or you are just treating yourself to something special, they hope you will enjoy their jewellery and join them in supporting such a worthy cause.

What I think about Totally Cherished

I adore my necklace and Totally Cherished this is a beautiful boutique with such a lovely story behind it.Having my husband at home every night when he comes home from work is wonderful and I can't even imagine what it would be like having him working away from home for long periods of time and how hard it must be.

I think this is a beautiful gift to receive and everything about the parcel was special from the pink bubble envelope,the pink tissue filling,the silver box inside with a bow on to the beautiful handmade necklace inside you can really feel that everything had been done with love and care that's she promises.

This neckalace is priced at £27.99

About the Help for Heroes and discount for buying a gift for the military ladies

Michelle says "everything I do is in support of Help for Heroes and I’m hoping we can raise lots of money for them."

You can track all of the donations they make, and even make your own, by visiting their Bmycharity page.

If you are serving in the military, they would like to offer you a discount on any of their sterling silver jewellery. Consider it a mark of appreciation, They also offer military-wives-to-be a discount off of our Wedding Collection
If you’re not in the military, but are buying a gift for military wives, mums or daughters, then they would still like to offer you a discount...they deserve a treat! just visit their boutique.

What a wonderful way to treat yourself to something special whilst supporting our troops and raising money for Help for Heroes too....

About this review- I was sent this necklace to review and was not paid for this post,all thoughts on the necklace and website are my own honest opinion all links in this post are which I have chosen to add in ...
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Pick Up The Dog & Bone...

Have you spotted anyone with these super old-fashioned retro handsets?

The legendary Lenny Kravitz and Jamie Lee Curtis are using them, They prove it's the only way to take your calls.

Simply plug in to an existing mobile phone and speak! (£25)

Also just in are the Me & Zena's Dream Phone telephone rings (£29) inspired by those clunky handsets we all knew and loved. The cutest thing about these rings is that the handset actually detaches, talk about attention to detail.

All available online adhoclondon
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Merci Maman Bracelet Review...And 10% Code For This Week Only....

When I came home from an early morning run on Saturday I had this package waiting for me. Inside was a gorgeous, carefully hand engraved bracelet from Merci Maman personalised gift website.

I have always wanted something with all my children's names on, however for one reason or another nothing has ever materialised (if your reading hubby!!) I have thought about having something engraved on an old item of jewellery, yet never seem to find the time to drop it off etc.

This is where Merci Maman is great.

From me informing them of what I wanted to delivering was a really quick turnaround. 

Very Impressed.

When I opened the beautiful box and saw the bracelet I was quite literally speechless on how elegant and impressive it was.This bracelet has 4 gold plated hearts with my children's names engraved on both sides. It is fare to say it bought a small tear to my eyes. ...Lovely.

About Merci Maman

Merci Maman was created by Beatrice De Montille in 2007. Beatrice aim was to create a place where you could find a selection of many charming, unique and carefully-made gifts, where shopping was simple and fun, and where you could always find the most inspirational and wonderful ideas. Merci Maman is now a small business whose passion for quality, innovation and style shines through in every little detail. There team make most products here in London and we dedicate time and energy to produce the best gifts for your loved ones."

What Merci Maman Say About This Personalised heart charm bracelet...
Always keep your loved ones close to you with this personalised heart charm bracelet. They will engrave it with names, dates or a personal message. Your sterling silver or gold plated heart charms will be engraved and then fixed on a waxed cotton braid in the colour of your choice. Thanks to the sliding knots you can adjust the size so that it fits all. Your gift will be delivered in a beautiful gift box...

This is a wonderful Womens Personalised Charm Bracelet gold plated discs is engraved and then fixed on a waxed cotton braid in red and you can choose the colour of your choice.It has sliding knots so you can adjust the size so that it fits all...


£30 for 1 charm, £45 for 2 charms, £60 for 3 charms, £75 for 4 charms, £90 for 5 charms, £105 for 6 charms.


2 x 2cm (0.8 x 0.8").


Engraved by hand in the UK.


UK: 1 to 5 working days - Standard 1st class Delivery = £3.
Abroad: 1 week or more depending on destination - Signed for Delivery = £5.

All you have to do to order is-

1.Select the number of charms

2.Pick your charms including if you want them sterling silver or gold plated

3.The engraving for each charm

4.The colour for the braid

And it is not just charms they personalise they do a whole range of gifts from baby towels to mens cuff links ...

The great news is they have created a discount code for all my readers.It is clairejustineoxox and it is valid from Monday 21st November to Sunday 27th November. It is a 10% discount on their website.All you have to do is use the code during checkout...

You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter
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RADLEY Watch Review...

Radley Have Just  launched Their First Watch Collection for AW11

Radley, the UK’s leading handbag and accessories brand, announces the launch of its very first watch collection for AW11/12 sees the launch of Radley’s very first watch collection.

The collection features classic styles and playful bold prints, taking inspiration from this season’s handbag range with key detailing such as the rose gold finishes and braided leather. It also sees a return of Radley’s iconic dog emblem.

Key styles include the chunky rose gold classic watches, evening watches with delicate straps, minimalist bracelet styles, a classic style with the exclusive V&A ‘Circus Dog’ print and the charm style leather mix watch bracelets.

What I think about the watch...
I got sent the Radley purple leather mock croc strap watch to review.

This is a beautiful watch featuring round purple dial with iconic dog logo and charm. Every thing about the watch is quality the watch has the name RADLEY printed on the fastener, inside the strap, back of the dial,front of the dial and finally on the dog logo.

On the face of the watch there is also a small number dial with the day of the month.

I have worn the watch with different outfits this week and it looks equally at home on the school run or on a night out.

Suitable for any occasion it is a lovely elegant timepiece and a great addition to the Radley brand.

My husband has a radio controlled watch linked to the Atomic Clock which he says is super accurate and comparing times on both watches and the Radley has stayed true to time which he says is good!!

Overall highly recommended.

 About The Watch...

 Brand Radley
Case material Stainless steel
 Face shape Round
 Model number RY2008
 Strap material Leather Strap
 Style Buckle
Warranty 2 Years Water resistant Splash proof

Priced at £74-99

The watch is available from all Radley Stores, HSamuel and Debenhams

You can also follow Radley on Facebook and Twitter

I got sent this watch for a review and did not get paid for this post....
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