Christmas Gift Guide: glam gifts for them

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One of the most loved brands here at fabulous, Italian charm bracelet, Nomination, is the perfect gift for them this Christmas. The latest collection, Glitter Nights, features a mixture of gold glitter, silver sparkle, and cute bow motifs.

Start their Nomination this Christmas with a beautiful Glitter Nights charm- ideal for celebrating one of the year’s black-tie events, whether it’s their school prom or their graduation ball.

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Gold and Silver Leaf Charms, £39

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Glitter Enamel Plaque, £25

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Glitter Nights Bow Charms, from £22

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Shop our gift guide for them for more inspiration!

 

December Birthstones: Turquoise

Happy birthday, December babies! Those born in December are lucky enough to have one of the oldest gem-stones in the world: turquoise famed for its vivid and opaque colour. First used in ancient talismans and amulets, this stone is traditionally associated with:

  • protection
  • heaven
  • strength
  • sensitivity
  • spirituality
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Thomas Sabo Turquoise Rings, from £70

Turquoise rings are one of the most symbolic pieces of jewellery, and were originally given as tokens of protection. We love these intricate designs by Thomas Sabo which incorporate cubic zirconia.

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Jennifer Zeuner Priscilla’s Eye Bracelets, £72.50

These beautiful designs by Jennifer Zeuner feature a genuine turquoise stone and a feminine flourish on the traditional evil eye symbol- worn for protection and good fortune.

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Angel Whisperers from £128

Invoke self-confidence and balance with a turquoise coloured chiming sound ball inside a beautiful Engelsrufer necklace.

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Nomination Turquoise Links, £27

These beautiful cabochon turquoise links are perfect for personalising any Nomination bracelet. Start a collection with a ready-made birthstone bracelet.

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Christmas Gift Guide: most wanted for them

Whether you’re buying for a daughter, a niece or a friend, the perfect jewellery gift for a teenager can become a treasured keepsake that carries them through some of life’s most important experiences. We think gifts with a powerful meaning are the perfect way to remind your loved one that they are ready to take on the world and can achieve anything they set their mind to.

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Mantra necklaces, from £20

Let your loved one know exactly how you feel with a Mantra that they can wear and repeat. Write a loving message on the accompanying meaning card for a particularly memorable gift.

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Alex and Ani bangles, £33

Bring a touch of sweetness to your loved one’s collection with these festive bangles by Alex and Ani.

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Alex and Ani Spoon Rings, £24

The US designer also has a beautiful collection of spoon rings, each inscribed with their specific meanings.

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Giving Keys, from £30

With a huge celebrity fan-base, the Giving Keys are a wonderful example of an inspiration gift with a striking design. Crafted from recycled keys, the profits from these motivational necklaces go towards rehabilitating the homeless.

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Nomination Charms, from £16

Commemorate a cherished memory or celebrate an important event with a Nomination link- we think these bright and beautiful designs are perfect for Christmas!

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Daisy London Chakra Earrings, from £39

In yogic cultures, it is traditionally believed that the seven chakras represent the seven energies of the body and that balancing your chakras will lead to health and happiness. Inspire your loved one with an intricate pair of chakra earrings by Daisy London.

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Solihull: Autumn Trends on the High Street

The Fabulous Solihull team have been on a spree around Solihull’s stunning town centre! The girls visited some of their favourite stores to find out what’s trending this autumn.

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Mint Velvet Knits from £45, Life’s Journey from £35

Firstly the girls took a trip down the high street to brand new designer clothes store Mint Velvet. The staff here pointed out some lovely staple items for your autumn wardrobe, including long tunic style jumpers. Mint Velvet have a lot of lovely classic clothes, perfect to wear day or night with our new in-house brand Life’s Journey.

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Office chelsea boots from £34.95, Alex and Ani bangles from £24

As it’s getting colder the girls then walked over to Office to check out the new seasonal boots. The staff at office were very helpful and showed us their best-sellers so far this autumn. The Chelsea boots are definitely a favourite and would look perfect with an autumnal stack of Alex and Ani for a day trip out!

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Benefit Lip Kit £24.50, Fervor Bangles from £45

After Office, the girls wanted to check out the latest make up trends and headed to Boots in Mell Square. We spoke to the staff at the Benefit Counter who showed us one product in particular- The Big Sexy Lip Kit; this is new in and includes four different matte lipsticks, all perfect for autumn. The shade ‘Flame Game’, a lovely orange/coral colour, is bang on trend this season and would look great paired up with our new Fervor Montreal Bangles with their bright vibrant colours!

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Mon Paris by Yves Saint Laurent from £66, Nomination charms from £11

Next the team went to the Fragrance shop to sample some of the newest perfumes for this season. The staff at said they found the bestselling fragrance this season to be the Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris perfume. This bold and floral scent is perfect for this time of year, it also comes in an iconic multi-faceted bottle which is a must have for your dressing table! Add some Glamour into your life with this fragrance and why not team it up with the new glamorous Nomination Collection, Glitter Nights.

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Beech House cocktails from £6, Nikki Lissoni sets from £100

 

After a few hours of shopping the fabulous girls decided they deserved a rest so headed to the Beech House to check out their menu. With its buzzing atmosphere and welcoming bar and restaurant, the newly opened Beech House is a great place to meet up with friends and family at the heart of Solihull. Not only is the American-style menu mouth-watering, the cocktails look very tempting! Enjoy a Girls night out at the Beech House and add a little Sparkle to the night with one of our Nikki Lissoni Sets.

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Happy Birthday, Virgos!

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Virgo is in the stars this month! This earth sign is characterised by their kindness and careful nature. They pay meticulous attention to detail and have a methodical approach to life, leaving nothing to chance. Their kind and dependable nature means that they are incredibly reliable friends- they will have the back of anyone who needs them. They are selfless and hard-working, and do their best to make those around them happy.

Virgo strengths:

  • Loyal
  • Analytical
  • Kind
  • Hard-working
  • Practical
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Mantra Star Maps, from £35

These stunning Virgo 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. Each Mantra Star Map comes with its individual meaning card, celebrating the unique traits of each sign. This Mantra honours the perfectionist, dedicated and honest nature of the Virgo. Shop Mantra at fabulous!

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Alex and Ani bangles, £24

These zodiac bangles by Alex and Ani are the perfect way to personalise a stack. The traditional zodiac bangle features the classic Virgo maiden emblem on Alex and Ani’s trademark Rafaelian finish, while the Celestial Wheel offers a pop of colour and a Virgo star map motif on a shiny finish. Shop Alex and Ani at fabulous!

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ChloBo Virgo bangle £200, ChloBo Virgo necklace £105

We love the hammered Silver finish of the Silver Leo Zodiac necklace by Chlobo, which features the traditional symbol. Pair with the Leo Zodiac Bangle for the perfect gift set. Shop ChloBo at fabulous!

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Nikki Lissoni Virgo coin, £35

We love the simplicity of the zodiac collection by Nikki Lissoni, which features cut-out filigree symbols for every sign. They offer the perfect way to personalise your Nikki collection. Shop Nikki Lissoni at fabulous!

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Nomination  Classic Virgo links, £18

Add a personal twist to a classic composable Nomination bracelet with these zodiac links. Embrace sparkle with a cubic zirconia accent, or mix metals with the gold maiden emblem on silver. Shop Nomination at fabulous!

 

Fabulous holiday destination; Lignano with Hannah

Name: Hannah
Store: Solihull
Position: Sales assistant
Location: Italy
Duration: 5 days

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My boyfriend and I went to Italy for a short break in May. We hadn’t planned to go away this year but we found return flights for £25, an offer we couldn’t refuse! We went to a city called Trieste, which is on the boarder of Croatia, and then we travelled down to a beach resort called Lignano. We were really lucky with the weather and enjoyed cocktails in the sunshine.

Holiday essentials
– Comfy shoes
– A good book
– Italian translation book
– Sunglasses
– Cardigan for the evenings

Highlights: Discovering the beautiful resort of Lignano. We took a gamble visiting a place we had never heard of before but it turned out to be lovely.

Top tips:  We were the only English in Lignano as they don’t get many tourists from the UK, so I would definitely recommend an Italian translation book to anybody visiting!

Favourite outfit: We did a lot of travelling during the 5 days so my favourite outfit was a vest and shorts with comfy pumps!

What was in your fabulous jewellery roll? I wore my Nomination bracelet all the time whilst I was away as it’s an Italian designer. I spotted lots of the bracelets on both men and woman and couldn’t resist popping into the Nomination shops to look at the Italian charms!

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