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30 Jun 2014

Rings and things



Thought of the day: I'm just never going to get over collecting little rings am I? 

My latest acquisition was totally inspired by a picture that I saw on a random tumblr.



I adore the tones in this photo but I especially loved the little structural ring.

I am pretty sure this one comes diamond encrusted but nevertheless it's striking and perfect for everyday. I just like the idea of wearing one small statement piece rather than overloading your hand with too much action.

I picked up the perfect version from esswara. Sadly for my non-UAE people, they only ship within the country but the designer is Louise Hendricks and you can find her online.



I popped it on yesterday and in the spirit of newness decided to refresh my manicure. I am not sure why I opted for Essie's Fiji - the most difficult colour anyone can apply - but I fancied some pretty on my talons.


This was a 2 coat job - with 3 on some nails that refused to be even and non-streaky. It's never easy with "Fiji" is it? I know the end result is worth it but the process to get there is a frustrating one.

This is also the first time I have used Essie "Good to Go" as a top coat. Seche Vite is not sold here at the moment so this is the closest we can get to a long lasting shine. I have high hopes for this because from what I have read online this avoids the dreaded shrinkage that goes hand in hand with Seche Vite.



I do want to get some outfit posts up but I haven't managed to catch any decent photos to post. Either that or I just haven't worn anything interesting. Probably more the latter!

I have been sporting my latest ASOS jumper though - a loose fit light grey number that keeps me warm in air con and causes hot flushes when worn outside :)


I know, I know, it's just too mature, isn't it? :)

See you soon!

48 comments

  1. The ring is lovely. Shame it's not sold out UAE! Likey the jumper too, I'ma sucker for all things grey atm...
    Would love to hear some more feedback on the essie topcoat. I'm over seche vite, thickens up so quickly! I have been using Ciate's speedy coat which is great but also has started to thicken.
    Oh and you are such an enabler, had to rush out and buy the Clinique matte mandarin ;)

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  2. Love the rings... And Anabelle's style... It's her blog "VivaLuxury" you got the photo from...
    http://vivaluxury.blogspot.com/2014/06/cat-eyes-day-to-night-with-benefit.html#more

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  3. I love the rings and the nailpolish as well! Looks super adorable <3

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  4. Such beautiful photos! I love the light pink nail colour for summer!

    www.rachelsfashionpatch.blogspot.com

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  5. Fiji is my favourite Essie shade & worth all the effort in application! I go for statement rings too, love your new addition Laura!
    Hugs xoxo
    Http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  6. Love the jumper! Just the right level of maturity I would say ;)

    North of London - Beauty Blog

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  7. Ahh Essie Fiji....with ridgy nails like mine it takes me sooooo many coats to get it looking nice however when its done, it's the bomb :)

    Quick question, what do you use as an undercoat or to keep your nails in good condition (I've noticed how lovely they always look!) mine are are a big flaky peely mess at the moment :(

    Lis x

    www.elisabethrilatt.com

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  8. Love this nail colour! So inspired me to ditch my current chipped trampy look I've been hiding from the world in little dinosaur claws for the last few days. I'm always out when i remember they need doing! Thank you for the reminder!

    Lily x
    peastreet.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. That is a beautiful ring. Also a version of Essie Fiji that is incredibly easier to apply is L'Oreal Peach Negligee - and its only a fiver! xx

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  10. http://vivaluxury.blogspot.in/2014/06/cat-eyes-day-to-night-with-benefit.html - link to the image, here you go :) have been a silent reader of your blog and love it! :)

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  11. Love the ring and the jumper is very cute!!! Maybe its an ode to that Blondie song?!! Anyways, who wants to be mature?(!!)


    www.lauraevelynbee.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. The jumper is cute- just the right amount of sass!

    She Likes to Shop

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  13. You've reminded me I need to repurchase Fiji! That jumper is very quirky.

    ​​​​​​Leanne @ Leanne-Marie ​ x

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  14. That jumper is amazing! :)

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  15. I love love the nail color and it does complement with your outfit. That jumper! :)

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  16. That nail color looks so pretty, I would mess up my nails before all those coats would dry though :S

    larrixe

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  17. I love Fiji as well, but like you said it's the world's most difficult color to apply. I was hoping that they would change the formula and make it more manageable, but unfortunately that's not the case. If you have access to Deborah Lippmann nail polish, check out her top and base coats, they are great too.
    http://glamistahome.blogspot.com/

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  18. Such a nice ring! Your nails look absolutely gorgeous too. Great color :)

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  19. Shrinkage!!! I use Seche Vite and now I know I am not crazy

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  20. Love how soft and dainty the color is! Perfect for a dinner date.

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee

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  21. pretty ring! the color is nice too, but i agree, shades like that are so hard to get right!

    Tiffany / tiffanyeatworld

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  22. nice ring!! I've been using 'good to go' since a friend introduced it to me a couple of years ago :-) x

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  23. ah that is the most adorable sweater! and I love the new ring. I need to start purchasing myself some, my collection is quite tiny. thanks for sharing this! xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.com

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  24. This is an overall beautiful post! Love the jumper too.

    Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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  25. Love everything in this post- ring- gorgeous, nails- envy, jumper- I want it! ;)
    Katie x
    www.missenchanting.co.uk

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  26. Nice finger ring design. Check out more women appeal and accessories on Mirraw.com

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  27. Fiji is one of my all time favourite shades, you can't beat it! Love that jumper too!

    CassandraMyee | NZ Beauty Blog

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  28. wow ,such a pretty color and Im loving the pictures:)
    http://itskrisworld.blogspot.in/

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  29. so beautiful!

    have a lovely weekend

    http://pomegranateandcoffee.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. what a beautiful foundation! My mother in law is remarrying next month and we have been looking for a good coverage/glowy/line softening foundation. Would this be a possible good choice?

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  31. The ring looks great on you! Esswara now ships to all GCC countries, so anyone from Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman or Saudi can buy our lovely products!

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  32. Awesome finger ring design. Buy long kurtis online from High5store.com

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  33. Beautiful ring, i would advice to get some Nail art done which will compliment it greatly. Mruga

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