OFFICIAL GIVEAWAY RULES | OHM Don’t Give Up #110

1. HOW TO ENTER

a. Enter on @fashionstoryteller Instagram Giveaway Post

Answer Skills Testing Question and tag someone who has been invaluable on your journey or has helped you get through a tough time. Leave answers in the comment section of the Instagram post.

b. Follow @fashionstoryteller on Instagram.

Winner will have to answer the skill testing question correctly to claim their prize.

2. GIVEAWAY PERIOD

Entries will be accepted beginning August 26th, 2020 at 10:30PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (“EDT”), and will not be accepted after September 1st, 2020 at 11:59PM EDT. During the Giveaway Period, only one (1) Entry permitted per Entrant.

3. WINNER SELECTION

A total of one (1) random draw will be performed in Canada on September 2nd, 2020 by 11:59PM EDT. Winner will be contacted via a direct Instagram message. Winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize. If the Winner does not respond in 24 hours, a new Winner will be selected and given 24 hours to claim their prize.

Once a winner has claimed their prize, the winner will be announced via @fashionstoryteller’s Instagram stories.

4. THE PRIZE AND ITS APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE

One winner will receive the following: OHM Beads Don’t Give Up OHMistry Bead #110. Retails for $70 USD.

5. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

No purchase necessary. Void Where Prohibited. Unsponsored giveaway. Prize was purchased by fashionstoryteller.

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Pandora 20 | The Love Dice | Life is A Fairytale (with you) Pandora Bracelet

I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during this time, while enjoying the Summer season. I hope this blog post adds a smile to your day!

This year, Pandora continues to celebrate their 20th Anniversary of the Pandora Moments charm bracelet. This charm bracelet was first released in 2000. To celebrate 20 years of collecting, Pandora is going through their archives and bringing back a vintage charm every month in 2020. All 12 of the charms will be limited-edition. Each charm will be available only until it has sold out, which makes all 12 charms an absolute must for a Pandora collector!

I am so excited to continue celebrating Pandora‘s special milestone! To celebrate Pandora’s anniversary, each month, I share a special story behind a charm in my collection, and reveal what the limited-edition Pandora 20 Charm is!

So, make sure to grab a cup of iced tea…and let me share with you what this month’s charm is!

* All 2020 Limited Edition Love Dice photos are provided by Pandora *

The 2020 Limited Edition Love Dice

It’s August 20th! Today we celebrate the relaunch of the Love Dice! The original style number of this vintage charm was 790200 and it was called the I Love You Charm. The updated version is also two tone. It is made in sterling silver with a 14 ct. gold heart. The Pandora 20 hallmark is displayed on the centre of the 14 ct. gold heart.

Prices from $100 USD and $110 CAD.

Each 2020 Love Dice charm comes with a certificate, confirming its authenticity.

The 2020 Limited Edition Love Dice Charm is available globally on Pandora’s estore and in selected Pandora stores. Very limited numbers are available, so it is best to purchase today, June 20th, 2020…if its not already sold out!

Click HERE to shop (EN)
Click HERE to shop (FR)

*please note that these charms are very limited. Until supplies last. 

The Limited Edition Love Dice Charm looks similar to the original design of the I Love You charm. I love collecting two tone charms and I have missed seeing new two tone charms release in Pandora’s recent collections. It is wonderful to see a second two tone charm in the Pandora 20 Anniversary charm collection!

For me, the Love Dice message is a wonderful reminder to take a chance on love, after all…that is how I met my husband! It also has a lovely nod to my husband and I’s love of board games.

Celebrate #Pandora20 with me:

Each month, I celebrate Pandora’s 20th anniversary by sharing a special charm in my personal Pandora collection. For this month, I am telling the story behind my Princess and the Pea Charm. I have it on my “Life is a Fairytale (with you)” themed Pandora Bracelet:

“My Life is a Fairytale (with you)” bracelet is inspired by my husband and I. I think of it as an extension to my “Something Blue” wedding themed Pandora Bracelet. Each charm on this bracelet represents our love story and my love of fairytales. The colours on it are pink, gold and white. These were our wedding day colours!

In the centre of the bracelet, I have the Prince Character Charm and the Princess Character Charm on opposite sides of the Pink Princess Heart Charm (retired).

My Princess and the Pea charm can be found on the right section of the bracelet, beside the Mr. and Mrs Wedding Couple charm (retired) and a White Mystic Gold Pandora Murano glass charm.

My Story behind the Princess and the Pea Pandora Charm:

The Princess and the Pea charm represents my love of reading fairytales and fantasy books. Ever since I was a little girl, I loved to read fantasy and fairytale books. As a child, I would stay up late reading a good book and enjoying a delicious cup of tea!

Five Fantasy books I loved as a teenager were:

  1. Summers at Castle Auborn by Sharon Shinn (still my favourite book)
  2. The Never-Ending Story by Michael Ende
  3. The Chronicles of Faerie series by O.R Melling
  4. The Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R Tolkien

What were some of your favourite books, as a child or teenager?

I have created a Youtube video to more personally tell you the story behind the Princess and the Pea Charm, as well as a closer look at my “Life is a Fairytale (with you) bracelet! You can watch it HERE or down below:

The Details…

The Princess and the Pea Charm

The Princess and the Pea charm is a two tone charm in the shape of a royal bed with mattresses piled high! It also has rounded bed legs and a royal canopy. Atop the royal canopy rests a 14 ct. gold crown, which represents the Princess. There are also two 14 ct. gold “peas” that are hidden between the layers of mattresses, one on each side of the charm.

On the bottom of the charm, the hallmarks 925 and ALE are found:

This threaded charm is part of the Hans Christian Andersen Pandora collection. This three piece collection released in celebration of Andersen’s 200th Anniversary. Along with the Princess and the Pea charm, it also had the Ugly Duckling and the Top Hat.

And that concludes this blog post! I would like to thank Pandora for the opportunity to be a part of their 20th Anniversary celebration! I am so excited to share exclusive Pandora 20 content and moments with you, over the next 4 months! Pandora will be providing me with 3 of the 12 anniversary charms, in this celebration.

Thank you so much for reading! I hope you have a wonderful day. Take care, stay healthy and spread love, especially during this time. <3

OHM Beads | OHM September Preview Day

Hello everyone! I hope this blog post finds you and your loved ones safe, healthy and well, during this time. 

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In today’s blog, I am sharing a preview of the OHM Beads September 2020 Release. This is a smaller, but mighty release of 3 special beads! I am excited to share these new beads with you. So, make sure to grab a delicious cup of tea and let’s get started!

The release date is September 3rd, 2020.

Stock photos courtesy of OHM Beads.

The Beads:

OHMistry Project | Kickin’ Peaches

I am so excited that OHM Beads and Nichol Orozco of @MyPrettyCharmedLife are re-launching KICKIN’ PEACHES in September! This is a non-limited edition version of the original OHMistry Project design. I might be biased because Nichol is my best friend, but I LOVE this bead. I am delighted that more collectors will have the opportunity to add her into their collections. Kickin’ Peaches is AWESOME!

The inspiration behind Kickin’ Peaches:

Nichol believes everyone has an inner ninja. She had always wanted a female ninja bead but never found one. Until now… thanks to a collaboration with OHM Beads she can now introduce KICKIN’ PEACHES – the baddest female ninja out there! KICKIN’ PEACHES is a state of mind. It is about setting a goal and not letting anything get in your way as you accomplish it at the highest level possible! We are faced with obstacles that want to slow us down. When that happens – get on your ninja suit, put on your game face, and get ready to kick some major peach! Representing all the bad a$$ women out there that don’t let anything get in their way!

KICKIN’ PEACHES reminds us we can learn from and embrace our failures and get back up even stronger. Whatever goals you set for yourself, no matter how big or small – make sure you are KICKIN’ PEACHES!

Nichol Orozco |@MyPrettyCharmedLife

Back in May, I created a special video about OHM Kickin’ Peaches. You can watch it here:

OHM STUDIO | Oak Wood-Ent

As many of you know, the OHM Wood-Ent is one of my favourite beads! He reminds me of myself and how I feel when I am in the great outdoors! You can imagine how excited I was when I saw the new OHM Studio Project: OHM OAK WOOD-ENT!

The OHM Oak Wood-Ent follows a similar design to the original Wood-Ent, but has the addition of beautiful oak leaf wings. He also reminds me of my OHM TOGETHER Wood-Ent with Butterfly wings. I cannot wait to see this bead in-person!

REGIONAL | OHM in EUROPE

The last bead in the September release is OHM UNICORN POOP. This is an OHM glass bead that features a rainbow colour theme with white stripes.

The name of this bead makes me laugh and reminds me of funny GIFs and cartoons I have seen with unicorns. It add a great pop of colour and cheer, to any bracelet.

And that concludes today’s preview! Stay tuned for a review video. Which beads are your favourites from this release?

I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your day! Stay safe.

Huge DAVIDsTEA Haul | Making Loose Leaf Tea

I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during this time, while enjoying the Summer season. I hope this video post adds a smile to your day!

A few days ago, I shared my recent DAVIDsTEA haul video on YouTube! In this video, I share the tea items I ordered, as well as showing you a detailed look at how I like to make each tea. You’ll see me making a delicious layered iced matcha latte, tea latte, iced tea, pot of tea and a yummy hot cup of tea (to name a few). You can watch the video HERE or down below:

Is anyone else tea obsessed? I love stocking up on favourites and trying out new teas!

If you want to try any of the teas mentioned or the tea ware items shown in my video, I do have clickable links in the description bar, on my YouTube channel!

Have a lovely rest of your day! xo

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The Art Oblivion | Superimpose

In today’s video and blog post, I am sharing a closer look at The Art Oblivion‘s release of their new glass bead: Superimpose. I also share how I styled TAO Superimpose on a bracelet design.

So…make sure to grab a cup of tea and let’s get started!

* A special thank you to The Art Oblivion for sending me this bead to review and style with!

TAO Superimpose

If we live in the here and now, each moment is a surprise, every instant a new wonder. But it often fails to work this way. Onto the present we superimpose our expectations and opinions, based on the past or future. 

– Piero Ferrucci

The Art Oblivion released a new murano glass bead in their collection, today! It is called, Superimpose. It features a beautiful deep blue core with soft blues and hints of green in the centre. It has a pebble-like detail that is repeated throughout the centre of the glass. When I saw these colours, it immediately reminded me of the ocean and inspired a bracelet theme!

To see more details of Superimpose, as well as my bracelet design, I have created a special YouTube video. You can watch it HERE or down below:

I styled Superimpose with TAO In Search, TAO In Flow, TAO Roar, OHM X TAO Unveil and the OHM Mermaid. The bracelet I chose is my sterling silver Plain OHM Bangle.

TAO Superimpose retails for $65 USD.

In celebration of the launch, The Art Oblivion will be offering 20% on all TAO beads (including Superimpose) on August 1st and August 2nd, 2020.

This is a wonderful promotion, especially if you have been tempted by any of TAO beads!

The Inspiration behind
TAO Superimpose:

There is an art in laying an image or an idea over another to create something different and beautiful in its new complexity. 

There is a way in which one must understand each individual element on its own to be able to keep what is essential from being lost or misunderstood in its new form. 

I offer you SUPERIMPOSE as a talisman, reminder and invitation to stay present, to take all of the time necessary to understand individual elements as they are. Once we have gained this mastery, we can SUPERIMPOSE wisely to create something new that retains the essential elements of what has come before, and transform it into something more.

– The Art Oblivion

What do you think of the newest glass bead from The Art Oblivion? How would you style it?

Ogerbeads | BE PROUD Bangle Deal

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I have an exciting Ogerbeads announcement to share! If you are like me, I have long awaited a new charm bracelet from Ogerbeads. That day is finally here! Ogerbeads is proud to announce their first bangle: the Peacock Bangle. It is inspired by the last name of the designer: Evelien Pauw.

* Photos courtesy of Ogerbeads.

The Peacock Bangle:

The Ogerbeads Peacock bangle is available in 5 different sizes: XXS, XS, S, M, and L. It is sterling silver and it retails for € 75.

It officially releases today, Friday July 31st, 2020 at 2:00 PM EST, 20:00 Amsterdam time.

The bangle features beautiful peacock feather detailing with tiny little hearts. It is an oval shape and is similar to the Trollbeads bangle in-terms of sizing and shape.

The Vanity Stopper

With the launch of the Peacock bangle, Ogerbeads is also releasing a new stopper: The Vanity Stopper.

The sterling silver Vanity Stopper is also peacock inspired and designed perfectly for the bangle. It has beautiful feather-like detailing with hearts, as well.

The Vanity Stopper is designed to keep your Ogerbeads bangle design stationary and prevent beads/charms from falling off. Each stopper has silicone inside, that allows you to slide the stopper on and off the bangle, when needed.

The new Vanity Stopper retails for € 32.

The True Colors Charm

Also launching, along with the Peacock bangle and Vanity Stopper is the beautiful new charm: True Colors. It is a sterling silver charm that perfectly matches the new bangle and stopper.

Beauty reflects from the inside when you show your true colors. Be proud of who you are!

– Ogerbeads

The True Colors charm features peacock inspired feathers and heart detailing. The True Colors charm retails for € 37.

The BE PROUD Bangle Deal!

Ogerbeads is proud of their first bangle and to celebrate they are offering a special promotion called the “BE PROUD Bangle Deal“.

This promotion starts today and here is how it works:

This deal contains:

1 x Peacock Bangle
2 x Vanity Stoppers
3 x Small Cored Glass Beads of your choice

Step 1: Add the “Peacock Bangle Deal” to your cart.
Step 2: Add 3 small cored glass beads (of your choice) to your cart.

The deal will be applied automatically.

In additional, if you purchase the BE PROUD Bangle Deal, you will also receive a 10% discount off the new True Colors Charm, if added to your cart.

What do you think of the new bangle from Ogerbeads?

And that concludes today’s blog post! I am excited to see the Peacock Bangle, Vanity Stoppers and True Colors charm, in real life! Stay tuned for a review video coming, within the next few weeks!

Have a wonderful weekend and please let me know if you plan to participate in this exciting new promotion!

Trollbeads Haul | Summer Sale

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Back in June, Trollbeads had a wonderful summer sale on their retired beads! I found out about this sale through my friend, Linda @LSN2 on Instagram. After watching her IGTV videos on the beads she purchased, I could not resist logging onto the Trollbeads website and seeing what else was available. As soon as I saw that 4 of my Wishlist items were included in the sale, I could not resist!


In today’s Youtube video, I share an unboxing of the four new beads I ordered from the Trollbeads sale. I also share how I incorporated these beads onto my existing Trollbeads foxtail charm bracelet.

You can watch the video HERE or down below:

The four Trollbeads I purchased were: Wilderness, Noble Deer, Crown of Leaves and the Unicorn. I had also hoped to get the English Tea Party bead, but unfortunately it was already sold out! I have seen it available from some US retailers (with the help of Linda), but with the current Canadian dollar, I am going to wait for a better deal to come along. If it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be!

Did you order anything from the Trollbeads sale? I just looked on their website and it looks like the summer sale is still going on!

Tea PAWty | Ella’s “Gotcha Day” Celebration

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Yesterday (June 28th, 2020), we celebrated Ella’s “Gotcha Day”. I had never heard of a “Gotcha Day” before adopting Ella. A “Gotcha Day” is like a birthday, however it is celebrated on the day you brought your furry friend home.

Ella’s “Gotcha Day” was so fun! I made sure the day was extra special for her. We have Ella some special new treats and bones! And I also had a fun virtual Tea “PAWty” for her. I filmed the Tea “PAWty” for my #TeaTimeTuesday IGTV series. If you would like to join in on the celebrations, you can watch the video HERE or down below:

Have you heard of a “Gotcha Day” before? I think it is such a cute idea!

I had so much fun enjoying tea and treats with Ella and Georgina. I hope you did too! xo

Shop Disney | Disney Store Haul

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Today, I posted a new Youtube video about the fun Disney items I purchased from yesterday’s shopping adventure at the Disney Store! In this video, you’ll see a mixture of Disney clothing, Disney Merchandise and Disney Christmas Ornaments! You can watch the video HERE or down below:

Have you ordered anything from Shop Disney lately or have had a chance to safely visit your local Disney Store? If so, I would love to know what you picked up! There are always so many temptations when I walk into a Disney Store, haha!

I am so excited that the Disney Stores are opening back up! I have missed visiting them. But even more so, I have missed visiting Disneyland.

I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your Monday night and a great week ahead! I am going to enjoy the rest of my Glitter and Gold tea from DAVIDsTEA. Cheers!

Fashion Diaries | Disney Fun

Hello everyone! I hope this blog post finds you and your loved ones safe, healthy and well, during this time. 

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For today’s #StyleSunday IGTV, I wore a Disney themed outfit featuring pieces from Shop Disney, Pandora, Disney X Dooney and Bourke, Ogerbeads and Tarte Cosmetics. I also take you along on my Disney Store shopping adventures.

It was my first time visiting a Shop Disney store since February/stores closed for lockdown. The Shop Disney stores are starting to open back up and I couldn’t wait to go visit! A special thank you to My Pretty Charmed Life and Disney Hungry for letting me know they were opening!

Besides shopping at DAVIDsTEA and Pandora stores, the Disney Store is my favourite place to go to do some good ol’ retail therapy, haha. What about you?

You can hear more about the outfit details and see closeup shots in my recent #StyleSunday IGTV video HERE or down below:

And that concludes today’s Fashion Diaries post! I hope that you had a wonderful weekend and have a great week ahead!