Finding The Perfect Engagement Ring

Friday, 28 April 2017

Finding the perfect engagement ring

He got down on one knee, babbled an incredibly unique speech and then stood patiently while I looked around for the cast and crew of Punk’d before finally saying yes. My poor fiancĂ© had a plan for the proposal but, while Iceland isn’t without its romantic spots, it severely lacks in areas that aren’t crawling with tourists. His plan was to propose on our Northern Lights tour (with 30 strangers present) but that was thrown out the window when we somehow became very lost in the middle of nowhere. A little known peaceful area in Iceland that we’ll probably never be able to find again became the perfect setting for our proposal.

He did everything right. He asked my parents for permission, he hid the fact he was even considering proposing and he asked me to marry him in a place we’ll never forget. He even managed to find the perfect ring and for that, I tip my hat to him. I am not an easy person to shop for especially when it comes to jewellery.

I like my jewellery to be classy, high quality and incredibly understated. I don’t want in your face necklaces or earrings and I definitely don’t want a big rock on my finger. Unknowingly, I had done my other half a favour by scouring multiple websites for a ring for Christmas the year before he proposed. He’d been told exactly what shape of diamonds I detest, what colours I won’t tolerate and how ridiculously difficult it is to find a ring for my worryingly small fingers.

If I hadn’t shown him exactly what type of ring I liked before we even discussed marriage, I think he’d still be searching high and low for the perfect ring. My dad took my mum to the jewellery store in order to get around this issue but if you’re set on making the proposal a surprise and are lost in a world of shiny diamonds, it’s time to find out what type of ring your partner would favour.

You could ask them the right questions (while being as surreptitious as possible) or you could casually steer them to the internet where you can spend hours poring over rings. My preference for discreet ring hunting is F.Hinds and it has nothing to do with the fact they have a certain ring that fits my wedding colours perfectly. Ok, I’m totally lying there, I’m drooling over one of their rings so much it’s a miracle my laptop hasn’t drowned.

My fiancĂ© and I have been engaged for almost 6 months and I still take a minute to admire my engagement ring every morning. I can’t even begin to stress how important the perfect engagement ring is and if you’re worried you’re going to get it horribly wrong, you need to secretly tag team your partner into your search. Alternatively, if you’re the one who will be proposed to but are worried your partner is going to give you, to quote Chandler Bing, “a stupid gumball ring”, look at rings for yourself and throw your list of preferences at the person you want to marry. After all, that ring is there for life.

Disclaimer: This post is in collaboration with F.Hinds.

L'Oreal Gold Obsession Lipstick Review and Giveaway

Saturday, 22 April 2017

If there’s one thing every girl needs, it’s a good lipstick. Whether you’re having a night out, slaving away at work or just feel like a little confidence boost, your favourite lipstick is the way forward. There are many brands I go to for a lip product but I always have a soft spot for L’Oreal. Their range of lip products is one of the best on the high street in my humble opinion and their new Gold Obsession lipsticks are incredible.

L'Oreal Gold Obsession Lipstick
Lipstick pictured is the shade 'Rouge Gold'.

The L’Oreal Gold Obsession lipstick is every drugstore makeup lover’s dream. It’s high quality, low priced and looks right at home amongst a high-end collection. The packaging is a gorgeous matte black with a shiny gold finish on the bottom. It’s sturdy and secure and will survive even the most chaotic of makeup bags.

The lipstick itself is equally as pretty. The formula is creamy so it applies without any tugging and it’s opaque so it can be built up to a beautiful bold shade or it can be much more subtle if you’re not feeling so daring. The formula is also enriched with omega 3 oils and vitamin E which makes the lipstick moisturising as opposed to having the dreaded drying effect. Its creaminess and moisturising properties means the lipstick does not hold up well against food and drink; reapplication is a must if you want to maintain the bold look.

L'Oreal Gold Obsession Lipstick Swatch

The L’Oreal Gold Obsession lipstick has a metallic finish which, as a matte fan, isn’t typically my cup of tea but L’Oreal has managed to change my opinion. I cannot stop staring at my lips whenever I’m wearing this product as the shine is perfection; it’s as if you’ve layered a lipgloss over the lipstick but without the stickiness. If I could only have one lip product for the rest of my life, the L’Oreal Gold Obsession lipstick would be a serious contender!

Now for the fun part! I’ve teamed up with wowfreestuff.co.uk to give one lucky person their chance to win a L’Oreal Gold Obsession lipstick of their own. To enter just follow the steps below. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Terms and Conditions:

-This giveaway is open to UK residents only.
-The giveaway will run from 22/04/17 - 06/05/17.
-The winner will be selected at random and will be contacted via Twitter. They will have 7 days to respond. If it is apparent the winner is on holiday, away for personal reasons etc I will extend the time allowed to reply. If the winner does not reply within the extended time frame, another winner will be selected.
-The winner's details will be passed to WOW FreeStuff as they will be supplying the prize.
-By entering the competition you agree to receive newsletters from WOW FreeStuff.
-If you are under the age of 18 please ask your parents/legal guardians for permission before entering.
-All entries will be checked and any false entries will automatically be disqualified.
-This prize cannot be exchanged for cash or any other goods or services.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. I received a lipstick in exchange for review. All opinions are my own.
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