ChloBo Jewellery

When it comes to my jewellery I’m quite the eclectic, I love to go from statement to sparkle, but I also love strip back on the bling with go with a boho look, my favourite being stacking bracelets –   Enter ChloBo!

A UK based brand with a celebrity following.  I can totally see why Chlobo has fast become a coveted brand. Born out of travelling and inspiration taken  clearly from many cultures, there is so much to choose from online and so many ways to wear.  Be it stacked as an arm party or worn on their own.
I have the gorgeous  Cute Charm bracelet with the Elephant in Rose Gold. It comes beautifully  packaged in a sliding drawer gift box, complete with a little note about the symbolic meaning of your charm.

In many eastern cultures,  Elephants are a symbol of power, strength and peace, my bracelet represents peace and good luck.

Having spent many years working with a boutique costume jewellery brand,  I’m very familiar with the  type of quality to expect and standards were exactly the same. The bracelet itself is made up of small balls which have been threaded onto a very sturdy band, which you just roll on/off to wear.  It’s Rose Gold, which isn’t normally a go to for me personally, however when you mix it up with silvers and gold, it just adds to the fun of wearing.  The bracelet also features the ChloBo signature tag as well as the charm hanging down. This is  fine quality product to go with the brand name.

What I love about the brand is the different collections available.  All of which have a definite theme surrounding symbols and seem a perfect reminder of a beach holiday or of someone special.

Other jewellery is available online in Gold or Silver as well as semi precious stones.  Prices start from £45 and come with a 12 month warranty.  Of course with costume jewellery the care is down to the individual.  So my tips to making your jewellery stay beautiful are :

  • Last on/First off

When you’re getting ready, always make sure it’s the last thing you put on, let your perfume dry before putting on any jewellery, the oils and other chemicals can cause damage to the overall look and could tarnish.

  • Moisture is not your friend

We’ve all done it, you get the shower going then your remember you’ve still got your jewellery on that you don’t want to wear in the shower.  You take it off and leave it on the side, the steam and moisture will cause your jewellery to tarnish.  PUT IT AWAY

  • Beware Perfumes, Moisturiser and fake tans.

Pretty much anything that needs to go on your skin can and will decrease the longevity of the plating so always refer back to rule 1.

  • Cleaning your jewellery

There’s no need for fancy cleaning kits and chemicals, a good old polish cloth will bring your jewellery back to life.

Overall I think ChloBo is a lovely brand that offers a quality product with lots  of beautifully crafted pieces to choose from. I’ve been wearing my bracelet since it arrived and have had lots of comments on it.

So whether you are looking for a gift for a loved one, your bestie or something extra to add to your arm party – then look no further.

I have my eye on a few other bracelets and rings, which no doubt I will be purchasing in the future.  Do you have a ChloBo bracelet?  What are your favourites?  Do you have any other brands perhaps I should check out?

 

 

 

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Boobs, bras and fittings!

Who knew buying bras would bring me so much joy. It was truly amazing, I mean a real revelation!
A few weeks ago I booked in to have a fitting with Sara from Bra Sense. I met Sara last year at when I was showcasing my jewellery at a House of Colour Open Day hosted by +Pauline Harwood in Enfield, North London.
Sara was booked up all day from 9-5 on a Saturday.  I watched as women went up for the fittings and came down, happy with their fitting and excited about their purchase.  This had me very curious. What made a Bra Sense fitting so much better than your fitting at your local M&S or department store.  I had to wait a long few months to find out.
Sara visits Enfield twice a year so you can imagine how much in demand she is. So when I found out she was going to be here in October, I jumped at the chance of booking in.
Now before October came, I thought I’d do a little homework to find out more about Bra Sense, the fittings and the bras.  I was worried the bras were going to cost a bomb or they weren’t going to be as pretty or flattering (you know – more function than fashion)  Whilst searching online I came across a fab little video with Sara talking more about what she does,
So after watching the video I took on board what Sara said and thought I’d have a go at buying a new bra that hopefully fitted better.
DES  and TROY (yes I have have named my assets) are very fussy girls.  The last time I was measured I went for 3 different fittings.  I was told I was a 34DD and even with 2.5st weightloss the girls remained the same.  
I shop everywhere for my lingerie, I go with what I like and what fits well.  I normally go with a plunge or a balconette style and have never had any problems. Until after childbirth!  No mine didn’t fall to my knees or anything like that lol, just like with everything in time, my body had changed.
Whilst upon initially putting on my bra, the girls look happy.  But after getting dressed or a few hours of wear, I’d notice they’d be screaming to get out or the girls would have 2 more for company – yes double boob, 4 boob syndrome – whatever you call it, you know what I mean.
A friend of mine recommended Matalan bras so I decided to see for myself. When it comes to shopping, I find Matalan to be a bit like shopping at Primark. Some days you can go in and find some really fab clothes, other days you might find one and the odd time find it was a wasted trip.  
So following on from Sara’s video and information about the bra types on her website I realised I needed a more full cup bra.  The problem I had found in the past was fuller always meant bigger which meant I was just about filling the bra, it also meant that the bras lacked design.  I’m a fun girl and like to think my personality can be seen in everything I wear, including my lingerie! However when I got to the lingerie section I saw a few pretty bras.  
Matalan have a whole range of full cup bra’s so I was really spoilt for choice.  I decided to just grab a simple black number and try on.  Would you believe it, the bra was snug, covered the girls nicely(not too high that I’d have to saw farewell to showing even a little skin).  Nope this was pretty, flattering and cost me £8.  So I had 1 well fitted bra – hooray!
Fast forward to my fitting appointment with Sara.  I wore my Matalan bra to show her and hoped that I had bought the right bra to harness DES and TROY was right for me.  To my surprise I got an A+ from Sara for my choice.  She explained lots about manufacturing, cups and bra fittings and showed me what works and what doesn’t.
As part of her amazing service, you get a full report, giving you the low down on your shape and bra type.  There’s lots of factors to consider, which she puts in the report in more detail.  To give you an idea whilst I’m measured 34DD, depending on where I shop and what style, manufacturer I could be between a range of sizes bigger and smaller.  My biggest mistake was always buying a smaller if a bra came up too big!
So with this wealth of information I decided to revisit good old M&S and see if I could nail the art of buying the right bra! 
M&S have always had some really pretty numbers and have a wide variety of styles, to choose from. I found myself in the “Limited Collection” and saw some gorgeous bras, the next question was what size?  I picked up 2 different sizes my regular 34DD and a 36D I can’t lie the 36D looked like a hammock and if my little boy had seen it, he probably would have proceeded to poke a little fun at me and tell me I’m wearing a parachute! But I kept on looking.   
Once I had decided on on which bras to go with I headed off to the changing room with my array of bras in all different styles and sizes, the lady in the fitting rooms, smiled knowingly and excitedly said “ooooh someones been for a fitting, haven’t they?”
I won’t bore you with how each one fitted, what you need to know is the first bra I tried on, was bigger than my actual bust size, but based on the what Sara taught me and what my report advised me on, I had a good feeling and would you believe it was the perfect fit! Ladies I think I cracked the art of shopping for bras!
I couldn’t wait to try the others, and again fitted like a glove, see ya later boring bras, no more double boobs, it was more hello boys, the girls are back! 
After all the excitement I ended up buying 5 new beautiful sets and received a money off for spending over  £30.  
What’s great about Sara and her amazing service is it’s so self explanatory, her site is full of useful information and you can even request for a starter pack to help you.  It’s not about your bra size like many of us, we already know this, our problem is one size doesn’t always fit all. So it’s knowing your shape and type.  This is where Brasense comes in.  
If Brasense is coming to a town near you, I highly recommend you go pay her a visit. You’ll be glad you did and you may just find yourself doing a little retail therapy!
To book a fitting or to find out more contact Brasense by phone 0845 094 28 27 or email for further information. 

Welcome

Hello gorgeous people!
Welcome to my little corner of the bloggersphere.  I’m Naddy, a mum, partner, sister, friend, and business owner.
I’m an Independent Stylist with Stella & Dot , I offer styling sessions, jewellery parties (aka Trunk Shows) and a fantastic business opportunity to fun, like minded  fashion forward women who want to start their own flexible social selling business.
My love for jewellery came from when I was a little girl sat on my mums bed with my sister, helping mum clean and sort her jewellery, desperately wanting to wear it all of course!.
She had some amazing pieces, all Indian gold which she’d inherited or was given to her by my dad (who doesn’t want a husband like that?).  From then I always knew I wanted to have a collection just like she did.
9 Months ago I went to a friends Stella & Dot party, it was a lovely idea for a “girls night in”, wine, nibbles, friends and jewellery.  As soon as I saw the Femme Fatale necklace and the renegade bracelet, I was in love.
So within a month of the party, I signed up, received my samples and got straight out there, showing off my new fabulous jewellery, and finding hostesses to hold their own parties and bag themselves free jewellery and discounts!
I know there’s lots of questions I need to answer about me and my life with Stella & Dot, and I have every intention of going into further detail with each blog.
I hope to bring you a light hearted look at all the things I love, I’ll throw in a mix of fashion, music, film and and incorporate my business by adding dash of Stella &Dot style into the mix, keeping you updated on what’s hot and what’s not.
This is my first time blogging so bear with me, but I really hope you enjoy reading and I would love to hear from you and what’s made your “must-have” lists.
Until next time stay gorgeous ❤
xoxo