Wednesday, 24 April 2019

You and Me

✯ Hello Shiny Stars! ✯

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"How amazing it is to find someone who wants to hear about all the things that go on in your head."

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If you regularly read my blog, you may remember that I love personalised items, whether it's a mug, a bracelet, or a necklace. Sometimes I prefer to have my nickname on it, sometimes I go for initials or stick to my last name. Somehow, I have always felt that they give something to a simple thing: a bit of personality, a bit of story.
Last year I had a pool on Twitter that asked if you liked monogrammed, personalised items, and it turned out that 85% of voters were up for them.
This year I asked if you were going to wear the name of your boyfriend/girlfriend on a necklace and it turned out that 42% of voters would do that and 58% would not. 

"Get name necklace" is an online jewellery manufacturer that offers fashionable, personalised jewellery. Each piece can be personalised by name, initials, font, metal, length and stones. On their website you can choose from various categories, such as necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings, charms or even collections.
Couple necklaces are a cute way to show your partner how much he/she means to you. I collected my favourite pieces below. The necklaces arrive in a gift box. Most items I've selected are sterling silver 925, but you can also find items that are 18k gold plated. My personal favourite is the Yin Yang necklace. It is even perfect for those who do not want to wear something that clearly shows it's a couple necklace. The front side is the sign and the back has the name of your loved one. I like how simple and yet discrete and unique it looks. 
You also have the option to choose a half heart, a puzzle or simply a square shape. In the picture there is only one necklace, which is delivered as a single piece. With this "Personalized Love Arrow Birthstone Heart Necklace" you can choose material, birthstone, chain length and the text is already added: You are my angel.

Do you like personalised jewellery? What do you think about these couple necklaces? Do you have a favourite? As always, please feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Lots of love,

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

The luxurious silk

✯ Hello Shiny Stars! ✯

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"Wishing you a day soft as silk.. Sweet as honey and full of money."

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Silk is a natural protein fiber from which silkworms form cocoons, an outer shell that protects them during the pupal stage. Some forms of this fiber can be woven into textiles, and generally the silkworm of moth caterpillars is used for this textile production.

Silk bed linen and nightwear look elegant and a bit luxurious, but to be honest, I can only imagine, that such beds are either in a girlish bedroom, combined with cuddly pillows, feathers or in a hotel room that's perfect for couples.

All the items in this post are form FreedomSilk, a brand that is working with 100% pure silk, what is completely free of toxins and allergens. On the website you can do your search for different topics, such as pillowcases, bedding, sleepwear and accessories.
I made two collages. The first one is for silk bedding sets.
They are available in a variety of colours and designs, giving each room a nice overall look. The pure mulberry silk duvet cover looks beautiful and is available in different sizes and colours, such as blue, gold, silver grey, or classic black and white.

Silk pyjamas and nightgowns or silk camisole sets give a sexy look and are comfortable to wear. The floral printed sets, shown in the picture, are ideal for spring. The sets are available in sizes XS to XL. The company tries to design and make every piece so that they are "soft to the touch, lovely to wear and incredibly comfy to sleep in". You can find several designs on the website: long or short, with our without sleeve. 

I have to add to this post, that after doing my research in the topic, I found out, that the sericulture has been critized by animal welfare and rights activist as silk is produced by boiling silk worms alive inside their cocoons. According to PETA, about 3000 silkworms are killed to produce less than 0,5 kg of silk.

Besides the usual method, there is another, where silk producers wait until the larvae come out of the cocoon. It is called Ahimsa silk, also called peace silk. It is much more humane to the worms than many traditional methods, but concerns have also been raised about this.

What do you think about this post? Have you found the information useful? Do you like these silk products? As always, please feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Lots of love,