Accessories, Collection, Fashion & Beauty

Get Enchanted With Gbenga Artsmith “Black Magic” Beads Collection

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Jewelry designer Gbenga Artsmith, reveals his new collection ‘The Black Magic Collection” with a “New Africa” theme. The Avant Garde pieces showcases the rich seam of African fashion with the use of Ankara print, intricate bead embellishment. See more photos below Source: www.trendysturvsblog.com  

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Accessories, Fashion

Love Your Pearls? Love Them More With These Care Tips

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From briangavindiamonds comes this question and answer on how to take good care of our pearl jewellery. Hello Lesley, it’s been almost one year since my husband purchased a pair of pearl and diamond stud earrings from Brian Gavin to celebrate the birth of our son David. I just love the luster of the pearls and the sparkle provided by the three diamonds which accent each pearl! When our family got together to celebrate Mother’s Day, I noticed that my mother-in-law was wearing a similar pair of pearl stud earrings (my diamonds sparkle more!) which seem to have yellowed with age,

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Accessories, Weddings

7 Essentials You Can’t Forget to Pack in Your Bridal Clutch

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When your wedding day finally arrives, you may want to remind yourself that it’s best to pack light for the day. You’ll want to do anything but drag around a giant duffle bag filled with items that’ll weigh you down and ruin your overall glammed-out look. Instead, you want to hold on to just the essentials that you’ll need to use and keep close throughout the day. Wondering what makes the cut? Here are the seven essentials to stash in your bridal clutch: 1. Your favorite lipstick Pack your favorite lipstick and lip-gloss so that you can touch up your

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Diamonds Are Forever But Learn To Keep Them Clean

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Diamonds are one of the toughest substances, yet the gems require special care to retain shine and beauty. Part of the allure of diamonds is the lustrous sparkle. Exposure to lotions, dirt and natural body oils cause diamonds to become dull and dirty over time. Like any other piece of jewelry, diamonds need regular care and maintenance to remain in beautiful condition for years to come. Although your diamonds should be brought to the jeweler once each year for a professional cleaning, keeping the stones clean at home retains their shimmer and sparkle. Things You’ll Need Lint-free cloth Bowls Rubbing

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Accessories, Men's Fashion

5 Ways to Personalize the Groom’s Look

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It’s not just brides who want to make a statement on their wedding day—grooms deserve to stand out too. The good news: Even in a sea of dark suits, there are plenty of ways he can set himself apart from the guests and his groomsmen. That could mean picking a slightly different jacket or pant than the rest of the party, or going with a completely different suit or tux altogether, in color or style—the choice is his. And of course, whether he wears a tux or a suit, rental or custom made, any man can add his own spin to

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People Are Already Transforming Their Wired Headphones into Earrings.

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According to Apple, Wired earphones are a thing of the past. So, what happens to the ones you have especially after getting the iPhone 7? You can take a cue from these inventive Etsy merchants. Since they no longer need their wired headphones — because Airpods — they’ve decided to transform them into stylish ear jewelry and are selling it for about $7 – $30. Hey, before getting this expression on your face: It would interest you to note that the earrings are rather stylish and geeky, especially the ones with a touch of beads or metal elements.   Seeing that

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This Is The Adele Dejak Accessory That Got Fashionistas Screaming

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I’m always on the hunt for new brands, especially labels which celebrate African culture. I simultaneously have a growing appreciation for the power of jewellery to elevate even my everyday looks – and that all seems thanks to my new found treasure – Adele Dejak. Adele Dejak is a Kenyan accessory brand that is inspired by African shapes and textures. I’m particularly drawn to their jewellery which is perfect for anyone who likes to make a real show with accessorising, or even those that like to throw on a single statement piece.       Above: Wearing Adele Dejak’s Bahati

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Accessories, Bridal wears & Accessories

6 Tips For Choosing The Right Wedding Shoes

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We have teamed up with Alice Bow to give you the top tips on how to choose your wedding shoes and how you can help your feet last throughout the day! The last thing you or your bridesmaids need are aching ankles and blisters on your heel, so share our helpful pointers and thank us later. 1. Sometimes bigger isn’t better Unless you are used to horse footing it around in 7 inch heels, don’t go there! We’d suggest you opt for a safe 3 inch (7.5cm) heel size. This is a comfortable height and won’t have you snapping your

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Accessories, Weddings

This Is All You Need To Know Before Buying A Diamond Ring

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As you know, diamonds are one of the most sought-after gems in the world and are commonly used for engagement rings and other jewelry. When purchasing a diamond, it is important to understand what quality of diamond to look for, how to find it, and how much to pay. Taking a little extra time to plan ahead will make buying a diamond a great success for you and it will make for a very happy recipient. What To Look For In A Diamond – The Four C’s 1. Carat The weight of a diamond is defined in carats and a

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Accessories, Men's Fashion

One Traveler Reveals How Far Wearing An Expensive WATCH Can Get You

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First-class upgrades, dinner invites and amorous women: One traveler reveals how far wearing an expensive WATCH can get you Seasoned traveller Matt Meltzer from Miami rented a luxury watch He found that air hostesses and hotel staff treated him differently First-class upgrades and flirtatious women were among the perks   They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover but it appears that in the world of travel – that’s exactly what happens. Globetrotter Matt Meltzer from Miami investigated what would happen if he wore a luxury timepiece, by hiring one for £116 ($150) a month from a company called Eleven

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Accessories, Bridal wears & Accessories

What Your Engagement Ring Says About You

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See your ring down there? If it’s any indication of your wedding style, here’s what might be in store for your wedding day.   Round Cut Engagement Ring You are going to want a classic wedding. From the A-line silhouette of your dress to your cathedral-length veil, everything is going to be timeless. You’ll include some special details in your ceremony, like your grandmother’s brooch pinned on your bouquet. In keeping with your elegant style, you’ll probably choose a band over a DJ—you can’t imagine doing your first dance to anything but Sinatra. Princess Cut Engagement Ring You’re a modern bride

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The 6 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Buying an Engagement Ring

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De Beers was the first to link diamonds with engagements. During the Depression, in a campaign that would’ve made Don Draper proud, those advertising geniuses started running an ad pushing men to spend one month’s salary on a ring if they wanted to be “responsible,” by the 1980s, it jumped up to two months. These days, the rule of thumb that’s often referenced is that one should fork over at least three months’ salary when purchasing this piece of forever jewelry. That said, engagement rings are now procured in a myriad of ways—from reworking great-grandma’s diamond, to going splitsies, to

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Accessories, Gift & souvenir

Cufflinks – The Perfect Gift For Your Boss

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What would you give your boss on his big day? Now this one may sound a bit different, not your typical gift giving routine. It may not be as easy as handing over a wrapped present to a close buddy. He’s your boss. At least you expect it to be quite formal and classy. Funny gift ideas? Yes, could be. All for the spirit of fun? Permissible. But don’t go overboard. What’s hilarious to you he might be offending for him. No matter what theme or context you’re working on, you want a gift that still retains respect above all.

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