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My Addiction to Watches

If you know me well enough, you would know I am a massive watch lover and a recovering watch addict. I love my watches a lot and I am forever growing my collection. I like my watches fancy and luxurious, so they tend to be pricey.

I think a stylish outfit needs a classic watch to finish off the look beautifully. There is nothing like rocking an amazing beautiful watch with an even more amazing outfit. I would personally be lost without a stunning watch on my wrist!

 

 

One brand I am yet to shop as far watches are concerned is the Cartier brand. I have always loved and wanted a Cartier watch for as long as I can remember. I have admired the various designs from a distance for donkey years, and lusted after them. I find Cartier watches so classic and timeless. A Cartier watch is like royalty in my eyes.

I recently came across an article written by Emily Seares, on The Watch Gallery site, which was all about the Cartier watch and how the brand has managed to retain its cool factor and classic status. The article really got me thinking about why the Cartier brand is so special, and this quote right here answers this question beautifully –

Cartier is more than just a timepiece; it is a piece of jewellery, offering the perfect balance of elegance and fashion. The Dior silhouette or the Chanel black dress, a Cartier watch is a style statement so intrinsic to today’s notion of timeless classic that it should be central to every women’s wardrobe.

I agree completely with this quote. A Cartier watch is an elegant fashion accessory, every woman should have. It is a watch for every body and every occasion. It is definitely one of those watches you should spend that little bit extra on. It is worth splurging on if you can afford it, because it is a timeless piece that would probably last you a lifetime.

The look of a Cartier watch is so distinctive, it is impossible to miss. The Roman Numerals are a signature design feature along with a blue cabochon on the crown, and the vibrant, strong red of the Cartier packaging wraps it up perfectly.

What are your thoughts on this? Are you a watch lover like myself? Are you a fan of the Cartier brand?Please sound off in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading and have a lovely day.

 

 

 

 

 

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How to Care for your Accessories

Without a doubt, accessories form an essential part of any outfit. They not only complement what we wear, but can also give our outfit that ‘WOW’ factor if used correctly.

 

 

As important as accessories are in fashion and style, very few people actually take good care of their accessories. Many times we just chuck our earrings in the jewelry box until the next outing, or hide our watches in their drawers.

If accessories are so important in creating great looks, then we should be taking care of them a bit more. Not taking care of our accessories can make them start looking old, lose their shine or start changing colour. Most times, neglected accessories are prone to getting damaged quickly no matter how high quality they may be.

 

 

If you have not been taking care of your accessories, then here are some tips that you can start applying straightaway.

 

  1. Keep your accessories dry at all times

Ever noticed some of your jewelry change colour after a while? That happens when your accessories, especially the ones made out of metals like bras, copper and bronze get in contact with water and start to oxidize.

When your accessories come in contact with sweat, perfume or chemicals in your cream, the elements in your accessories start to react with those substances. This is the main cause of your accessories changing colour over time.

The best way to go about this is to ensure that you use your cream or perfume before you put on your accessories and not after you put them on. This will give those substances a chance to dry before they get in contact with your accessories.

Also once you feel yourself sweating, gently damp your sweat off so that it does not get to your accessories.

 

  1. Clean your accessories after using them

Since there are some elements that may react with your accessories when you are out and about, you will need to wipe your accessories before you store them away. Wipe your accessories with a soft cloth to ensure that no water, perfume or cream is lodged in corners of your accessories.

Make sure that you are thorough as even a little bit of cream hidden on the surface of your accessories could cause quite some damage over time. For example, nothing is as vulnerable as the watch you wear on a daily basis. If you want your watch to last longer, take time to wipe your watch before you keep it away for the day.

 

 

  1. Store your accessories in the appropriate place

Do you leave your accessories lying around after using them? Keeping your accessories out in the open exposes them to elements that could destroy your accessories. Some of your accessories like chain necklaces or long beaded earrings could get tangled or even get broken.

To prevent this from happening, make sure that you have a special box or compartment where you can keep your accessories. This will provide the perfect environment for your accessories to be stored as it will be kept in a dark cool place that will be far away from anything that could damage your accessories. Another example is a padded jewelry box will protect your delicate jewelry from being scratched.

These small actions can do wonders for the life of your and your accessories will thank you for this.

How do you care for your accessories?

Sparkle and Shine

What is a festive season without a bit of sparkle and shine? It is not Christmas without a bit of bling bling right? Well I believe so, and that is why I like to make sure my sparkling jewellery for the festive celebrations is in place. I will be wearing a new pair of sterling silver earrings this season; say hello to Silver Sale.

 

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Silver Sale is a jewellery company specialising in sterling silver jewellery. The company sources, designs and curates contemporary jewellery collections that are high quality yet much more affordable than their direct competitors. Silver Sale promise to sell their jewellery for less than other jewellers of their standard, and I think that is the best thing I have heard about a company doing this season.

I had the option to select a set of Silver Sale jewellery. It took me awhile to decide on 1 (I wish I could have them all!) because there are so many beautiful designs on the website. But I finally settled for this Sterling Silver Double Twists Earrings and I am glad I did. They are a beauty to behold.

 

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The earrings are dressy but yet laid back. I can wear this to almost every occasion and I like that about it. Silver Sale keep their promises, and have this on sale for £30, the RRP is £39, so there is a 23% savings here.

 

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These stunning Sterling Silver Double Twist Earrings use a simple contemporary design to create maximum impact and it looks so beautiful. I particularly like the 2 gentle hoops which hang gracefully. I have nothing similar to this in my jewellery box, so I am thrilled I have these now.

These would make an affordable Christmas present or just a special gift to a jewellery loving female. I am so in love with my new earrings, can you tell?

 

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What are your thoughts? Do drop a comment in the comment section below, let’s chat.

Thanks for reading and commenting, have a lovely day.