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!
Hello everyone! I hope this blog post finds you and your loved ones safe, healthy and well, during this time. It is summer time here in Canada and I have been enjoying as much time outdoors, as possible! This includes lots of my favourite summer activities, such as: hiking mountains, exploring outdoor gardens, having picnics and patio dining with Ella. I have also had too many delicious iced teas and iced matcha to count! What are your favourite summer activities?
In today’s blog post, I am sharing a look at Ogerbeads‘ newest Spring/Summer release: The Blossom Collection. This collection features 10 new Murano glass beads and 2 silver beads. This collection was delayed due to COVID-19, but I am so happy it will be officially launching today, Friday July 10th at 12:00 Amsterdam Time (6:00 AM EST).
So, if you are ready to see the beautiful new beads from Ogerbeads, make sure to grab a delicious cup of iced tea and let’s get started!
A special thank you to Ogerbeads for letting me use their official stock photos for this blog post.
The Blossom Collection features 6 vibrantly coloured floral glass beads and 4 pastel glass beads.
The Collection Overview:
A Closer Look:
The Pixiedust Fragment Beads:
I love these new pixie dust fragment beads! I love pastel and neutral colours, so I instantly gravitated towards these beads. They are feminine and remind me of the spring time. They look magical with that touch of golden sparkle.
They are also very elegant and I can see myself dressing them up for a romantic evening or spring/summer wedding.
The Blossom Beads:
The Blossom Beads offer a refreshing pop of colour and make me think of running in a field of flowers or my mother’s garden back home! I can picture myself wearing these with one of my favourite white blouses or dresses.
I love the swirling white details and lifted bubble accents. They really evoke that “feeling” a summer breeze.
The Silver Beads of Spring and Summer:
The Tree of Love
The Tree of Love looks beautiful. It has heart shaped leaves and tree roots, a lovely symbol of connection and family. It reads: “Tree of Love” along the sides of the bead. I am looking forward to seeing this bead in-person! Love takes root and grows in so many amazing ways, I love that this bead is a reflection of that!
The Bee Hive:
The Bee Hive bead is beautifully detailed! I love the floral and vine accents going over the bee hive. There are a few bees with their wings spread out, buzzing about their home…such a sweet detail! I am curious to see the size of this bead, in-person. I am also intrigued by the doorway, into the hive…is it oxidized or can you see inside the bead? I cannot wait to find out!
And that concludes a look at the new Ogerbeads collection releasing today! What do you think of this new collection? Do you have any favourites? Please let me know down below!
In today’s blog and video post, I am sharing an Ogerbeads* Unboxing of five glass beads that have long been on my wish list. Each one has beautiful colours and detail. I cannot wait to design with them! For today’s blog and video, I’ll just be showcasing them individually, but stay tuned for some styling in the near future!
So, if you are ready…make sure to grab a cup of tea and let’s get started!
* A special thank you to Ogerbeads for sending me these 5 beads to review.
In addition to this blog post, I also created a special Youtube video sharing my first impressions unboxing each bead. I also share video scenes of each bead in motion. You can watch the video HERE or down below:
Berry Mystic Leaves
Berry Mystic Leaves is a magical glass bead. It makes me think of the autumn season, walking in a magical woodland with leaves falling down. I love the leaf-like details on it and the colours are so beautiful.
Danai reminds me of a forest. I love the colours of green, gold, topaz and browns. The aventurine sparkle is so magical! It is similar in style to Berry Mystic Leaves. I think this bead would make a beautiful centrepiece to a bracelet. I am excited to style with it!
It is only available in small core. It is currently on sale for 50% off! There are 21 beads left in stock, at the time of me posting this blog.
It is sold out in small core and only available in universal core. There are 22 beads left in stock, at the time of me posting this blog.
Venetian Armadillo reminds me of pouring milk into a delicious cup of tea (or coffee). I love the colours of brown, cream and ivory. I also ordered a second one of these beads to pair with my other Venetian Armadillo.
There are 22 left in stock, at the time of me posting this blog.
Blue Oasis features blue, cream, ivory and touches of green colours. It reminds me of the ocean, but it also has a lovely forest feeling to it, as well. I have long looked at this bead, but always hesitated ordering it because I wasn’t sure what it would look like in-person. I was blown away when I unboxed it! It is unique and I love the bubble detailing going around it. It feels so cool too.
It is only available in small core. It is currently on sale for 50% off! There are 16 beads left in stock, at the time of me posting this blog.
Ogerbeads is still having their 50% off all small-core beads sale. Ogerbeads will only be making universal core beads moving forward. There are many beautiful bead options in the sale selection!
I often get asked what bracelets do the small core Ogerbeads fit on! I made a detailed YouTube video on that exact topic. You can watch it HERE or down below:
But for a quick reference point, here are my top bracelet recommendations:
Last week, I published a new YouTube video: My Harry Potter themed Pandora Bracelet. You might remember the blog post I did…well, this is an extension of that post, as well as showing how I styled my bracelet with a Harry Potter inspired outfit! You can watch the video, HERE.
Yesterday afternoon, I got home and was in the mood to design with some of my Ogerbeads. I ended up creating two new designs and I am so pleased with how they turned out. Both feel so magical and provide gentle reminders of spring, during the winter season.
My first design was inspired by the beautiful, Venetian Armadillo Murano glass bead. The colours remind me of a delicious cup of milky tea (or coffee), but I also noticed there was a pinky/purple hint of colour in one of the sections. This inspired me to pair it with my two, Orchid Pixie Dust fragments.
The next bracelet design, follows a more blue and purple colour theme. I was really inspired to use pieces from the Ogerbeads winter collection, especially some of the purple beads. Inspired by royalty…they do indeed have a regal look to them. And that deep purple is such a must for a winter season colour palette!
On this bracelet, you will see some of the previous silver beads I mentioned earlier. I find all of these beads so versatile, but I especially love, Flower Power and Serenity. They are in a similar shape to a Murano glass bead and pair beautiful beside them. I hope Ogerbeads releases more silver beads, like these ones. I would love to see more woodland, fairytale, space and abstract designs in these. What do you think?
In the centre of this design, I chose to place the, Victorian Murano glass bead. It reminds me of a flower crown and I love the bits of gold and mixtures of purple and white accents.
From there, I added two of my favourite beads: Fairytale Pixie Dust Murano. These are just made of pure enchantment: blues, purples, golds, periwinkle and greens! They are truly spectacular!
And that concludes my two new bracelet designs on my Ogerbeads bracelet. Ogerbeads (last time I checked) is currently sold out of their bracelets, but should have stock in again soon. I actually would love to order another bracelet, as my collection is growing and growing and it would be nice to have some more permanent designs kept on bracelets.
If you could like to see my Ogerbeads collection, you can find my YouTube video below:
Some of the items shown were gifted to me from Ogerbeads, to review. All opinions are my own.
In today’s blog post, I am sharing some photos of my, Harry Potter x Pandora bracelet! I just finished filming a video about it and I am looking forward to editing it. Whenever I film, I always make sure to take photos, as well! That way, everything is cohesive and reflects well together.
I quickly edited these photos and I am excited to give you a quick look at the design I came up with!
In the photo above, you’ll see a nice close up of the openwork charm: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. This retails for $50 CAD and I have to tell you: I was shocked by the price point! I was expecting it to be around $80-100 CAD. When I received it in the mail from Gold-N-Memories Pandora, I could not get over the amount of detail on it! I also love that the back of the charm features the school’s crest and it is frame with dainty star details. Even without cubic zirconia, it is truly magical (and probably why it isn’t in the price range I was expecting to pay).
Beside that charm, heading over to the right, I also have Ogerbeads, Fire Fragments 2.0. It really makes me think of Harry Potter and almost resembles a lightning bolt! It contains pure magic, with touches of cubic zirconia and glitter and I cannot wait to edit the video, so you can see how it sparkles!
Heading over to the left of the Hogwarts charm, we have the Gryffindor Dangle Charm, which is my house! Both on Pottermore and at Warner Bros. Studio’s “Sorting Hat”, I was sorted into the Gryffindor house. So was my husband!
I love this dangle for a number of different reasons:
1. It has SO much detail, all over. This is something I love to see on any charm or bead.
2. It has magical, red cubic zirconia stars that just twinkle when they catch the light.
3. The bail detail reminds me of that old, classic Pandora look! I find that Pandora (recently) has been doing more plainer bails and it is sooo refreshing and lovely to see some more creativity to them.
4. The beautiful inscriptions on the bead: Gryffindor, Harry Potter and the three characteristics of Gryffindors: courage, determination, bravery.
Beside this Pandora charm, I have Ogerbeads Red/Green Moonlight Murano. The yellow and red detailing remind me of Gryffindor and the fact that it glows in the dark…and turns into a green colour, is just totally Harry Potter vibes!
Moving along, we have the first charm I ordered from the Harry Potter x Pandora release: Dobby the House Elf Charm. He is my favourite Harry Potter character besides, Professor Snape. I just adore him and every time I read or watch about what happens to him, I cry so hard. It breaks my heart! He is just the sweetest and while the charm is a bit too cartoony, for my liking…I love him just the same and I could NOT…not get him.
I love his wide-open smile and his cute little ears. His feet are a bit too plain for my liking, but I just adore that he is holding a little white sock behind him. That part is soo detailed and brings tears to my eyes.
His garment has cute draped details and I love the black enamel button eyes. It’s lovely to see those little enamel accents.
Over to the left of Dobby, you will spot the Black/Green Moonlight Murano from Ogerbeads. This also glows-in-the-dark and turns into a green colour, much like my other moonlight Murano shown earlier.
And there you have it! That is my Harry Potter themed charm bracelet! I have this bracelet on my Pandora Open Bangle, in case you were curious.
I would love to know what you think of my design and stay tuned for a video, coming out within the next few weeks.
ALSO: make sure to check out, Aali | Pandorably Charmed‘s video on her Harry Potter themed bracelet. She styled it on a Pandora Moments snake chain bracelet and added some really cute charms to go with it. I especially love the car charm, she picked out. So clever! You can watch her video, HERE.
In this video, I share the newest winter collection from Ogerbeads: the Luxury Collection. It has royalty influence with that classic touch of Ogerbeads magic! I review 4 out of the 8 muranos from the collection, as well as a silver bead.
You can view the entire Ogerbeads Luxury Winter Collection here!
Ogerbeads sent 5 beads from their 10 bead release, for me to review for you. All opinions and thoughts are 100% my own. A huge thank you for your love and support. I would not have opportunities to collaborate with brands I love…if it were not for each and every single one of you. You make my dreams come true!
In this video, I share my Ogerbeads collection with you, as well as providing an overview of the different silver beads and murano glass beads that Ogerbeads creates! I will also demonstrate the differences between small and universal core beads, as well as showing you which Pandora bracelets, Trollbeads bracelets and Ohm Beads bracelets will fit both small and universal core beads from Ogerbeads. I also share some of my favourite Ogerbeads designs with you! I hope you enjoy this video!