May, Myself and I: 3 Mayday Payday Treats

May is nearly here, bringing with it the joys of a three-day weekend! At fabulous, May signifies having some much-needed me-time, indulging in some self care and making sure we spend time with the most important person in our lives.The combined bliss of a bank holiday and payday weekend to usher in May offers the perfect opportunity to spend three lovely days treating yourself. This May, we are all about jewellery that resonates with self-love and self-development. Our 3 Mayday Payday treats are…

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Silver Swooping Bird Necklace, £69, Gold Bird Studs, £49

#1 These stunning pieces from Daisy’s new Nature’s Way collection. The swallow is the perfect emblem of self-actualisation, symbolising aspiration, direction and future.

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Glam & Soul Mother of Pearl Tiger’s Tooth by Thomas Sabo, £180

#2 This intricate, hand-cut tiger’s tooth necklace by Thomas Sabo is inspired by Buddhist and Hindu traditions in which the tiger’s tooth signifies wisdom, benevolence and freedom from anger.

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Base Chakra Gold Necklace, £85, Sacral Chakra Silver Ring £49, Base Chakra Rose Gold Bracelet £69

#3 The new Chakra designs by Daisy are a perfect fusion of spirituality and sophistication with their delicate filigree motifs. In yogic traditions, chakras are the physical manifestation of spiritual energies. Well-balanced chakras ensure a healthy and happy life, with each chakra addressing a different aspect your personality.

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Having a moment: Paradise Prints

It’s seconds away from May and the promise of a fabulous Summer is on the horizon (OK it snowed this week but we’re ignoring that) with payday around the corner I’ve been compiling a Summer wish list ready for holidays, a fun social calendar and well, just because! I’m known in fabulous for my colour aversion but something has happened this season and my eye is drawn to vibrant palettes and busy prints. I love the combination of bright flora and forna in watercolour strokes and neon shades, I’ve decided I’m a convert – and I’m calling it paradise prints, because I’m not a ‘floral’ person!

On my lust list…

It all started with this watch from Ice – I love it!

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Paradise Ice Watch, £79.95 from fabulous

Then after wondering what the brands from my teen years were up to, I re-visited Warehouse, and boy am I glad I did. My wedding guest wardrobe will solely be from them this year as well as many a holiday outfit!

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Silk Floral Print Dress, £95 from Warehouse

We’ve been working with our friends from Mercy this season, and we love their Druzy Rocks collection. I love the lustre of the crystals, they’re the perfect way to add a splash of colour to your look and the beautiful card they come on looks great in my jewellery box!

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Druzy Rocks Necklace, £24 from fabulous

There’s no better way to brighten up your bedroom than a fabulous set of bedding (you know you’re getting older when a duvet cover is as exciting as a new pair of shoes!) I love this one from BHS, £65 for Superking

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Happy Friday Tropical Bedding Set, £65 from BHS

What have you got your eyes on for Summer, or what will you be treating yourself to this payday? Let us know in the comments below…

Gift Guide: Bridesmaid Keepsakes

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With May just around the corner, Wedding Season is fast approaching. Whether you’re getting married yourself, or are in the bridal party, it’s an incredibly exciting and special time that you will want to commemorate for years to come. Bridesmaid gifts are the perfect way to share and cherish the joy of the occasion. At fabulous HQ, we’ve narrowed down our favourite precious pieces with a personal touch- perfect for honoring each bridesmaid individually, and letting them know how special and vital they are to the big day.

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Mantra Silver Initial Necklaces, £25

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Daisy Alpha Rings, £11.10 (originally £37)

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me.mi Customised Name Necklaces, £50-195

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Alex and Ani Birthstone Bracelets, £24

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Having a moment: Bees

Happy Earth Day, everyone! With summer just around the corner, nature prints can be found just about everywhere, and there is a particular focus on one creepy-crawlie: the bumble bee!

It’s no wonder that bees are the star of this season, with the little workers performing some amazing feats:

  • a bee will visit 100 flowers in one flight
  • a hive of bees flies the equivalent of three orbits around the earth to make 1kg of honey
  • bees pollinate 1/3 of our global food supply- without bees, there would be no us!
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Silver Bee Necklace by Mantra £20

We love the bee at fabulous- to us it is an emblem of community, productivity and joy. The above Mantra“hard work brings sweet rewards”– summarises everything we love about bees and the values they embody. It then seems fitting that, with pay-day looming, we’ve spotted lots of bee-themed treats to splurge on after a month of hard work!

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Bee oak tea-light holder £15.95, Bee coaster £6, Notonthehighstreet

Bring summer into your home with subtle bee-themed accents, like this tea-light holder or coaster.

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Small Bee Necklace by Daisy £85

We love the mixed metals and intricate detail on this dainty bee necklace by Daisy, from their new Nature’s Way collection.

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Bee Polka Slim Sticker by Paperchase £1.50

Adorn your stationary with these little golden bee stickers– perfect reminders of the rewards of hard work when you’re in need of motivation.

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Bee Wrap Ring in Rafaelian Gold, Silver or Rose Gold by Alex and Ani £24

Mix and match with these adorable bee wrap rings by Alex and Ani, which come in three toned finishes and signify drive, loyalty and conscientiousness.

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Honey Gift Set by Lush £22.50

Indulge yourself with the Honey gift set by Lush which features a bee-themed bath bomb, soap, shower gel and massage bar.

Happy Birthday Taurans!

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Taurus is in the stars this month! This earth sign is trustworthy, reliable and stable; however, still waters run deep, and Taurans can be surprisingly passionate and headstrong if they are moved. Taurans are highly in tune with the senses, and love beauty and material luxury- making jewellery a perfect birthday gift this month!

Taurus Strengths:

  • Generous
  • Compassionate
  • Loyal
  • Trustworthy
  • Down to earth
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Taurus Star Maps by Mantra in Gold (£50) and Silver (£35)

These stunning Star Map necklaces by Mantra reflect the alignment of the stars upon the wearers’ birth. We love the attention to detail in these necklaces- with tiny cubic zirconias embedded in the constellation in white and black, respectively. Buy them at fabulous!

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Taurus Bangle in Rafaelian Silver and Celestial Wheel Taurus in Shiny Silver  by Alex and Ani (£24 each)

These zodiac bangles by Alex and Ani are the perfect way to personalise your stack. The traditional zodiac bangle features the classic Taurus bull emblem on Alex and Ani’s trademark Rafaelian finish, while the Celestial Wheel offers a pop of colour on a shiny finish. Buy them at fabulous

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Silver Taurus Zodiac Necklace by ChloBo (£105), Taurus Zodiac Bangle by ChloBo (£200)

We love the hammered Silver finish of the Silver Taurus Zodiac necklace by Chlobo, which features the traditional Pisces symbol. Pair with the Taurus Zodiac Bangle for the perfect present. Buy them at fabulous

Trend Alert: Talisman

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With summer seeming less and less far away, our style choices are being influenced by a strong sense of wanderlust. Whether your spiritual heartland is in Mount Kailash, Tibet, or Varanasi, India, warm weather implores the traveler in all of us to get out and see the world.

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Base Chakra Gold Necklace £85, Sacral Chakra Silver Ring £49, Base Chakra Rose Gold Bracelet £69

The new Chakra designs by Daisy are a perfect fusion of spirituality and sophistication with their delicate filigree motifs. In yogic traditions, chakras are the physical manifestation of spiritual energies. Well-balanced chakras ensure a healthy and happy life, with each chakra addressing a different aspect your personality.

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Ouroboros Bangle in Rafaelian Gold and Silver Finish, £24 each

The ouroboros is one of the most iconic symbols in ancient mythology. Found everywhere from Egyptian to Indian legend, Norse mythology, and Alchemy, the snake eating itself has come to embody the infinite cyclical nature of life.Wear this beautifully intricate bangle by Alex and Ani on your travels to remind yourself that you are at one with the wider world, part of the renewal of the beautiful lands that surround you.

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Silver Cube Moon Bracelet £80,  Moon Hamsa Necklace £145, Aventurine Moon Hamsa Bracelet £65

The hamsa is an iconic talisman in the middle east for warding off evil spirits, and is featured beautifully in ChloBo’s Luna Soul collection. Never venture far from home without your hamsa to ensure good fortune and protection along your journey.

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Trend Alert: Prism

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Spring is finally here, and we are loving the bright sunshine and the vibrant colours of the world in bloom. With the Rio Olympics fast approaching, we are embracing the South American Spirit with an explosion of colour.

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Agate Bar Necklace £27, Agate Round Studs £19, Two Tone Rings £22

The Druzy collection celebrates natural beauty with an eclectic mixture of vivid colours and textures. Crafted from Agate and electroplated in Gold, their pieces feature sparkling facets and a intense colour. Versatile and eye-catching, Druzy is the perfect collection for channeling your inner carnival queen.

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Pink Couture Geo Cube Drop Earrings £42, Geo Cube Malachite Necklace £149, Multi Couture Geo Cube Bracelet £65

Coeur de Lion’s Geo Cube collection is an innovative fusion of minimalist design and on-trend colour combinations. Made using state of the art techniques from light-refracting polaris, the sunshine plays off these colourful pieces beautifully, making them perfect for summer.

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Flowerfool £47.50, Fiorinella £47.50

These new designs by iconic Swedish watch giant Swatch embody the joys of spring with their kaleidoscopic colour-ways and floral prints. The perfect accessory for touring the Americas!

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