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The Perfect Pair of Sunglasses

If you, like me, struggle to find that perfect pair of sunglasses each year then I think I might just have found a great solution for you.

Personally I need good dark and protective lenses to stop my extremely light sensitive eyes from squinting; a large shape of lens to protect me from flying pollen; a pair of sunglasses that don’t feel like they weigh a tonne on the bridge of your nose; and last (but definitely not least) something that actually looks good and suits me!


I’ve never tried a mail-order pair of sunglasses before but hey you should try everything at least once, right? After scrupulously flicking from one pair to the next on the prescription sunglasses website I decided what the hell, in for a penny in for a pound and chose the Heloise Wayfarers in brown with a nice and big 142mm frame.  (more…)

Own Owen – Handmade designer jewellery

Carrying on from last weeks Rin Design recommendation, today I’d like to introduce you all to the beautiful handmade jewellery of Neil & Phyll Owen at Own Owen.

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I love supporting independent enterprises where you can be sure of the craftmanship and individuality of the items you’re buying. High street shops are great for basics but if, like me, you like your jewellery to make a statement and be confident that no one else in the room will be wearing the same high street bought thing then you’ll love their original limited edition handmade designs.turq neck

Made with  natural precious stones such as turquoise and mountain jade, sterling silver and Swarovski crystals, the colours and stones that are used are inspired by the coastlines of Cornwall and look absolutely beautiful.

For those of you who are lucky enough to be based in the South West of England you catch them at the Padstow Christmas Market during the 4th to the 7th of December and for those of you that don’t you can contact them here for mail order and commissions. Treat yourself, it’s Christmas!


Guest Recommendation – Rin Designs

Today’s recommendation is slightly different as instead of beauty products this is for Rin Designs which is a brand whose slogan is: Art, Ethics and Dignity become a trend.

I don’t normally post people’s recommendations for their own products but as this is an independent organisation and ethical I thought…why not? So here is Manuela Vioque Viñas to tell us why she loves Rin Designs:

“We present this lovely Ethical Fashion project for the creation of a new
collection of Alternative Fashion, Ecological, Cruelty-Free (Vegan)
and committed to fair trade. rin2_trazado

Rin Designs Lookbook
The idea was born from a desire of artistic expression . We want to treat fashion as Art and not only as a simple need. Fashion is part of our life, it is what comes first to us, what identifies ourselves but, we can not do this by sacrificing the limited resources  of our planet, and the lives of our friends and innocent animals and most disadvantaged beings. (more…)