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Charm Buying Guide: Choosing a Charm for Someone Else

Thinking of a gift for someone special is no easy task. For one, you want to give the impression that the gift is well thought out and that you considered the person’s lifestyle and personality in buying the item. For people who want to create an unforgettable gift-giving experience, sentimental gifts are the best choice.

They are called sentimental gifts because they take the receiver back to a special moment in their lives that bring them nostalgia. One example of a sentimental gift that is both meaningful and personal is a charm that the receiver can add to his or her bracelet to signify special occasions and important things in the wearer’s life.

 

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To help you determine which silver charms to give to the special people in your life, Ross from Fraser Ross put together this guide on which charms are best to give on certain occasions:

 

For your newborn daughter

You don’t have to make your newborn baby wear jewelry at such an early stage, but you can buy a charm bracelet that they will be able to wear when they grow up. Build up a collection of charms that represent important milestones in your daughter’s life, and give it to her as a gift when she’s older. More than getting memorable charms, be sure to get a bracelet that is made from sterling silver, and stay away from nickel silver which can cause allergic contact dermatitis.

 

For your special someone

Nothing is more unique than your own love story. Mark your special moments with charms that can be customized with a personal message, and charms that are engraved with ‘Anniversary’. Giving a charm bracelet complete with charms that celebrate your love is a great way to make every moment count with your special someone.

 

Your sister

Charms are a great way to celebrate your special bond with your sibling. To make it more personalized, consider her personal style as well as the activities she enjoy doing, and get a necklace that will fit her lifestyle. For instance, if she likes hanging pendants and charms on her necklaces, you can get her a sterling silver or gold chain that can accommodate the weight of charms. If you intend to give her charms that are large and heavy, go for twisted link chains and heavy rope chains.

 

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Making the gift personalized

If the person you are giving the charms to has a job that requires typing, you may want to get charms that will fit closely onto the bracelet so that they don’t get in the way when he or she is typing. If your sister or your special someone loves creative accents, buy dangle charms and Murano glass beads that will add drama and a touch of color to the gold or silver chain.

 

Types of charms

When shopping for charms, you will find that there are different types of charms that range in prices based on the material used and on the presence of stones or diamonds.

 

14k gold charms– luminous charms that are made from 14 karat gold. This type of charm is more resistant to scratch due to the presence of other non-gold metals. You can find 14k gold charms in a wide range of designs including opulent flowers, heart clip, and shimmering droplets

 

Sterling silver charms – this type of charm goes well with sterling silver chains. You can choose from dangle sterling silver charms, unicorn charms, and dog tag style charms, just to name a few.

 

Two tone charms (gold and silver) – the perfect type of charm to add elegance into your current charms collection. Two tone charms are made from 14 karat gold and sterling silver.

 

Murano glass charms – these charms draw on centuries of craftsmanship. Intricate methods and traditional techniques are used to create them. Murano glass charms are crafted to accentuate the beauty of color and the depth of the design.

 

When buying charms as a gift, it is important to choose charms that will not damage the bracelet. Pandora charms, for example, have an inner thread that allows the charms to move smoothly around the bracelet without causing scratches.

 

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Transitioning Your Child’s Wardrobe from Summer to Winter

I like going through the kiddies wardrobe every 3 months. That way I get to take out clothing that no longer fits or items that no longer look good. This allows me to ensure they have all they need for the new time of year. I usually do this at the start of a new season, so if there are gaps to fill, I get them filled as soon as possible.

A few weeks ago, I transitioned my children’s wardrobe from Summer to Winter. It was a lot of fun for me to do as always. One of my favourite jobs is sorting wardrobes out, which kind of explains why I wanted to pursue a career in fashion styling, but that is a story for another day.

 

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The kiddies have their Winter wardrobe ready transitioned! Ready for the colder months! So, we said goodbye to some of the Summery pieces and hello to the Autumn/Winter wardrobe. All the warmer clothing and footwear are in place ready to be worn, and the kiddies are loving their new pieces and the new way of styling them.

 

If you are thinking of sorting your child’s ware out for the new season, then you are reading the right post. Here are 4 easy ways of transitioning your child’s wardrobe from Summer to Winter –

 

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Check what you need

The first part of transitioning is to check what your child needs. It makes no sense duplicating pieces or buying clothing that is not needed. Once you have gone through the wardrobe, then you will see where the gaps are and how to go about shopping for them. Some great piece’s I have started with are from the Children’s Designerwear by Strawberry Children. It is a great high-end fashion children’s clothing store with so many stylish pieces for both boys and girls.

 

Get the layers ready

Having layers ready is a great way to ensure your children look stylish and comfy this season. I like to ensure my kids have light layers to complement some of their clothing. So, boleros, cardigans, waist coats, sweaters in various colours and designs must be in place. That way, they can still wear some of their Summer pieces like light shirts and dresses in the Autumn/Winter months. The kids outgrow their clothes so quickly so being able to wear the most of their clothes is also good value for money.

 

Shop for Winter staple pieces

I like to shop for Winter staple pieces and get them ready in time for the season. These include; thick tights, woolly hats, gloves, scarves and coats. It is smart to have a couple of these items as tights tend to rip quite quickly, and gloves and hats usually grow wings, especially with kids at school.

 

 

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Invest in great footwear

It makes sense to invest in great footwear for your children especially in the colder months with the snow and icy roads. Summer footwear is not appropriate, so it is time to make way for the boots, wellies, and trainers to ensure maximum comfort. It might be worth having their feet measured before buying any footwear, just so you get the right sizes.

 

How are you getting your child’s wardrobe ready for Winter? Please share your tried and tested tips below.

 

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Fashion and Style Police Reviews Madara Organic Skincare

As a skincare junkie, I am always after the next best skincare product to try. So I was thrilled to get the opportunity to try this fabulous organic skincare range. This is my first time trying Madara (I have never even heard of it until some weeks ago) and I was super impressed with the quality of the products.

Here are the products I tried from the brand –

 

Charcoal Detox Soap

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This Madara Charcoal Detox Soap is one of my favourite products from the brand. It is a purifying and nourishing detox soap with activated charcoal and natural orris-pine fragrance. I am currently using this soap and loving it.

 

PROS
  1. I love the feeling of the soap on my soap.
  2. It has a lovely fragrance and it leaves my skin clean, smooth and smelling good.
  3. I like the simple packaging.
  4. This soap is sulfate, palm and microplastic free. 100% biodegradable.
  5. It is super affordable at €8.95.

 

 

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CONS

None.

 

 

SOS Hydra Mask Moisture + Radiance

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This SOS Instant Moisture + Radiance Hydra Mask by Madara is scientifically proven to rehydrate skin. I have used it many times now and I really like how it works on my skin. It is an intense treatment for dry, tight, stressed and dehydrated skin.

 

How to Use

So I use this mask twice a week. I apply it to clean skin and wipe off after 15 minutes. You can also leave it on if you choose not to wipe it off.

 

PROS
  1. I like the simple compact packaging.
  2. This hydra mask leaves my skin moisturised and looking radiant.
  3. I love the soft powdery fragrance of the mask.
  4. It is suitable for all skin types.
  5. This mask helps remove signs of fatigue instantly.
  6. It is affordable at €33 for a 60ml tube.

 

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CONS

None

 

 

Detox Ultra Purifying Mud Mask

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This Madara Detox Ultra Purifying Mud Mask is my favourite skincare product at the moment. I am so in love with how easy it is to use and how it leaves my skin looking.

 

How to Use

You can use this mud mask twice a week as clarifying treatment for oily, combination skin, skin with enlarged pores, blemishes, acne. I use the mask once a week to combat skin dullness, tiredness and any inflammation.

 

PROS
  1. This Detox Mask with Nordic forest lake mud cleans and tightens pores.
  2. I love the way it leaves my skin fresh, matt and moisturised.
  3. It gets rid of acne and minor inflammation.
  4. I really like the light fragrance.
  5. It is such a convenient mud mask to use. I like the fact that it comes ready to use without any mixing required.
  6. This is the mask you need if you have acne, oily or problem skin.
  7. I like the price at €23.50 for a 60ml tube.

 

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CONS

None.

 

What do you think of these products? Have you tried any Madara Organic Skincare product? Please sound off in the comments section below. And do share this post on your social media platforms to introduce these products to your friends/family.

Thanks for reading. Have a great week.

 

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