Showing posts with label jewellery. Show all posts
Showing posts with label jewellery. Show all posts

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Has anyone got a magic wand?

I need someone to wave it over me. I promise to be back by midnight.

I don't know how many times I've started writing this post only to delete it and start again.  I'm struggling to string a sentence together and my thought processes are all over the place.  It's kind of how I feel in general at the moment.  I feel like I'm going round in circles trying to get organised for the big day next week.  I'm just not succeeding.  I feel very stressed and have spent the last 24 hours not knowing whether to cry or scream.

I've tried making a list, but I keep adding and adding to it so that it's beginning to look like an impossible task.  I've tried actually doing things, like wrapping presents, but I look at the mountain of stuff in front of me and feel sick.  I've tried burying my head in the sand but that gets me nowhere.  So what do I do?

I do realise that I'm highly unlikely to be the only person feeling like this at the moment.  It's supposed to be a magical time of year, but for most parents the pressures of money and time weigh heavily on our shoulders.

Yesterday I felt like running away.

Christmas just doesn't feel right this year.  My parents aren't looking forward to it as my uncle is seriously ill, so we won't be spending Christmas Day with them.  It's so upsetting for everyone and I'm struggling to just carry on as normal.  Though I have to because my three lovely boys are very excited at the prospect of Santa stopping by.

I didn't want this to be a miserable post but it's starting to head that way so time to change tack and look at the positives.

My shopping is just about done, except for a few fresh food items that I need to get on the weekend.  My boys are unbelievably excited and even though they get a little wound up at times, it's lovely to watch.

And, hubby has bought me some surprise Christmas presents!  I haven't got a clue what he's got for me but he's got a lot of making up to do as he forgot our Wedding Anniversary last month.  Though even that wasn't all bad as I received my latest item of jewellery for the Tru Diamonds Trendsetter competition

This stunning ring arrived the actual day of my Anniversary (at least somebody loves me ;-)


It fits!
Isn't it gorgeous?  It's just like the famous Kate Middleton engagement ring so I decided that if I'm going to wear it then I need to pretend that I am a princess.  I just need some museums to open, and possibly speak at a few charity events..... Hmm, maybe that won't work.

At least I can shine in work....
Decorating the office tree in Tru Diamonds





















It is a very pretty ring that attracts attention wherever I go.  When I posted the photo of it on Facebook, everyone thought that hubby had bought it for me and I had a few comments from men saying that their partners were nagging them for a ring for their next anniversary.  I did admit eventually that he hadn't bought it for me, but it would have been the perfect gift if he had.  I've been leaving my computer page open on the Tru Diamonds website in the hope that he'll take the hint and possibly buy me some nice earrings to match.

For now, I'll have to settle for pretending that I'm a princess and planning what I could do, and wear.  And also how I wouldn't have to wrap those three thousand presents in the next few days; or do my own shopping.  A girl can dream.....  For now, I'll sip my glass of wine, and keep writing my lists.

Will you be getting any surprise gifts for Christmas, and if so, what are you hoping for?



Princess style
Princess style






Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Feel like a princess every day

Before I had children I was under the illusion that my life would change that much.  How naive I was.  At three months pregnant I went out and bought myself two pairs of stiletto heeled boots, determined that I would be a cool and trendy mum to be.  At seven months pregnant I walked into the same shoe shop and demanded a pair of flat shoes.  The sales assistant asked if I wanted to try them on.  Try them on?  I couldn't bend over that far (well, not in public for the sake of my own dignity).  I just took them.  My high heels didn't see the light of day for quite some time.

By eight and a half months pregnant all rings had also been removed due to my fingers swelling.  I was gutted as I've always loved my jewellery; but at least that was one thing I could surely keep wearing post children, right?  Wrong!  I discovered the hard way that small children love pretty, sparkly things when my son nearly throttled me with my necklace.  So that was the end of that.  I got so used to not wearing any jewellery other than my wedding and engagement rings, that any time I put some on to go out it felt really strange and would inevitably end up being taken off and put in my bag for the rest of the night.

Now my youngest son is two and has stopped being transfixed at the sight of anything shiny, and I feel that it's time to discover my fashion identity again.

I filled out a form on the Tru Diamonds Facebook page to apply to be a Tru Diamonds trend setter and was utterly shocked and amazed when I received an email to say that I was one of the finalists! So now I get to try out some lovely jewellery and tell everyone all about it.  How great is that?

I had followed Tru Diamonds on Twitter for a while before this and loved the concept.

"The world’s finest simulated diamonds, offering a range of superior quality simulated diamond jewellery, inspired by celebrity styles, at an affordable price."

I've got to admit that I love diamonds.  To me they are ooze class and charm.  I want to be Marilyn Monroe when she's holding all those sparkly jewels.


Diamonds are a girls best friend
Unfortunately, however much I may love them, my finances certainly don't.  The only real diamond I have ever owned is the one in my wedding ring.

I always wanted a diamond solitaire necklace.  I used to gaze longingly at the jewellers window displays, but ended up borrowing my sisters to wear on my wedding day.  It just wasn't meant to be.

So imagine my surprise when I opened up the lovely solid cherry wood box to find this little beauty.


It's a 3 carat, platinum clad princess cut pendant and it is absolutely stunning.

My two year old has got so used to seeing me wear it that he brings it to me to put on as soon as I get out of bed in the morning (he also gives my my iPhone; the child has got his priorities right).

It's been so nice to wear jewellery again.  Whether I've just been popping out to take the children to school, dressed in my casual clothes.......

School run

Meeting at work
.......  or dressed up for a meeting at work, my Tru Diamonds necklace has come with me.  It just seems to work with every outfit.  Even when I pop it on under my fleece top on those cold winter mornings, I know it's there and it adds a bit of sparkle and shine to my day.

Even when I get to work in my smart clothes and look down to see that my shoulder is covered in snot and dribble (my childs, not my own), at least I know that no-one will notice that.  All they'll see is the 3 carat diamond glinting in the light.

They'll have no idea that it isn't real, because it looks exactly like a real diamond.  If they wanted to test it, it would even cut glass!  If you don't believe me, just read these testimonials.

I sit and gaze at all the pretty things on the Tru Diamonds website but for once my hubby isn't biting his nails anxiously when he sees the prices.   These diamonds aren't just a girls best friend.

Celebrities wear simulated diamonds so they don't have to worry about security, and nobody is any the wiser.  If they can get away with it then so can I.  I've just got to remember to keep my mouth shut and nobody will ever know that they aren't the real deal......