My Kaya Jewellery Wishlist + Amazing Giveaway!

Hi all!

It’s been a while since I made a wishlist or hosted any giveaways so I am over the moon to be hosting a brand new jewellery giveaway! ūüôā

You can be in with a chance of winning a ¬£40 gift voucher to spend at Kaya Jewellery – a UK handmade and personalised jewellery company with a conscience. Part of the company’s project goes towards the Eduki Foundation which helps children in Gambia get an education.¬†Personally I am a big advocate of improving children’s education and I think the company is doing a great job to help out – last year, the they donated 2,500 euros to the Eduki Foundation.

I want to kick start the giveaway with my top 5 wishlist items to give you guys a glimpse into what Kaya Jewellery offers.

They have a fabulous range of both silver and pearl jewellery but not much is available if you’re more of a gold jewellery fan. There are a few really nice gold pieces on the site but I think the majority is silver jewellery. Being a fan of both gold and silver, I find that silver jewellery stands out more against my skin whereas gold jewellery blends in with my skin tone a little bit more. Right now… I’m a fan of silver jewellery.

So without further ado, here are my top 5 wishlist items:

1. Jasseron Bracelet with initial engraving

 

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This beautiful silver Jasseron bracelet¬†has solid soldered links which makes the bracelet stronger. It’s available in both women’s and baby’s size and can be engraved with one or two initials. I love the heart and pear charm – it’s so adorable. I wouldn’t purchase it for Baby Girl because she’s only 13 months old so a little too young in my opinion to wear jewellery accessories but it’d make a great gift for an older child or teenager.

2.¬†Personalised ‘Twinkle Twinkle’ star necklace

 

The Greenwich Mummy Blog | Kaya Jewellery Wishlist & Giveaway
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This silver engraved Twinkle Twinkle chain is so cute and perfect for little girls. There’s something I find really innocent and child-like about star pendants on a chain. This one even comes with a coloured pearl charm which you can choose the colour of. This silver necklace can be engraved on both the front and the back but it’s limited to 9 characters so bear that in mind.

3. Matching Mum & Me necklaces

 

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This silver Mum & Me necklace set¬†would make a really good Mother’s Day gift or a birthday gift for yourself and/or your daughter. I love the design concept of the child’s heart pendant fitting into the mum’s pendant. It’s so clever. Like the previous two items in my wishlist this one also has the pearl charm… I think I have a secret thing for pearls! ūüôā

4. Silver ‘Entwined’ necklace

 

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This¬†silver necklace ‘entwined’ design is very symbolic – to me the larger ring represents the mother and the small one represents the child. As stated above, you can personalise the rings if you want to (why wouldn’t you?) with up to 20 characters on the large ring and up to 8 characters on the smaller ring. The engraving is also done by hand by the company owner, Tanja – it doesn’t get any more personalised than that. I chose this necklace because even though it’s quite a simple design, sometimes the simpler ones are the most beautiful.

5. Silver baby bangle

 

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No wishlist for baby jewellery can be complete without one of these. It’s a staple jewellery piece and one of the only things I would buy for Baby Girl at this age as it’s simple and can’t be a choking hazard due to the design. A silver baby bangle is one of the ultimate baby jewellery gifts you could buy and the engraving option makes it extra special and extra personalised. I wanted to get one of these for Baby Girl’s first birthday but didn’t have enough money as we spent it all on her birthday party so it’s on our list for this Christmas instead.

About Kaya Jewellery
Kaya Jewellery is a UK company that specialises in handmade, personalised jewellery for mums,¬†mum and daughter,¬†baby / children¬†and¬†“3 generations” (nan, mum, baby). They offer personalised engraving, gift wrapping and gift boxes.

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GIVEAWAY TIME!!

This competition has now ended.

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Winner: Kim Neville (Congrats!)

Giveaway expires: Friday 30th June

NB. This post was written in collaboration with KayaJewellery.co.uk in exchange for hosting a giveaway. All words, opinions and content are my own. Photos of the jewellery have been credited to the source.

Review: Personalised gifts for her from JewelleryBox.co.uk

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It’s Mother’s Day – woop woop! ūüôā

Happy Mother’s Day!¬†

It’s been such a long time since I last posted anything and it’s because there’s been quite a few changes. I came up to the end of my maternity leave and decided to go back to work… just not back to where I was working. There was nothing wrong with the place – I had a good team, the workload was manageable and I liked the workplace but now with two children under 5, the commuting made me anxious to return.

I found another job¬†closer¬†to home, it’s literally a 5 mins walk away which obviously much more convenient in terms of travel. Dropping off LO at nursery is en route to work and the¬†job role¬†gives me more flexibility. I can choose to work from home if I have childcare problems and can’t get¬†into the office and I can spread my hours over the week (working half-days) without having to worry about any bus, tube or train commuting. Ker-ching!

So that’s basically why I’ve not been present on the old blogosphere for the last month. Work is manic – I have paperwork, bookings and deadlines up to my ears. Already! It’s stressful but I guess it is because it’s still early days. When I got an email asking if I’d like to write a review on personalised jewellery I said yes without hesitation. It’s been such a long time since I owned any piece of jewellery it was a chance for me to reintroduce myself to it.

I’m always torn between gold and silver so I picked a dainty little¬†gold bracelet with ID plate¬†and a silver disc pendant necklace¬†– both of these items were from the personalisation collection so that meant I could add an engraving of my choice on to the jewellery. I chose the simple engraving of “K & A” for the initials of LO and Baby Girl. Both items arrived quickly and were presented in beautiful gift boxes. If you love dainty, quirky little jewellery pieces you need to check out¬†their website. Continue reading “Review: Personalised gifts for her from JewelleryBox.co.uk”

Fitness Tuesday: My Summer Sportswear Wishlist

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My Fitness Journey so far…

If you’ve been following me on Instagram (@mannyngo) you will know that I have started to embark on a journey to a healthier lifestyle over the last¬†few weeks. My ab-separation has pretty much gone now –¬†at most they are between 1-1.5 finger width apart. Around the belly button feels a little more like just under 2 finger widths apart but I think it’s normally a little more gappy around the belly button.

I started off with¬†going to¬†a¬†mum &¬†baby pilates class by Bing Pilates (which I am still attending now) and then a week later I signed up to¬†my local Better Gym and now take several fitness classes a week. I also experimented with different classes. Continue reading “Fitness Tuesday: My Summer Sportswear Wishlist”

Pregnancy: On the hunt for a “pretty” nursing bra

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Who said maternity lingerie had to be frumpy looking? Most maternity bras on the market for us mums-to-be nowadays have better shapes, are really comfy and designed to look good and feel good. (Finally!)

In my recent search I came across so many maternity lingerie brands; some names that I really liked and recognised, others that I hadn’t heard of, or didn’t like the look of. Most of the bras though looked amazing and seemed like they would feel comfy too. Maternity bras comes mainly in three types; non-nursing, nursing, and sleeping. I definitely want a nursing bra as I will be breastfeeding Baby Girl and will need something to see me through those booby-milk days but I want something that would be comfortable enough to fall asleep in too.

I really loved my Emma Jane nursing bra that was given to me at LO’s baby shower and I practically lived in it for the whole 6 months that I breastfed LO however it really unattractive and frumpy looking so this time, I just¬†want something just a little bit “prettier”.

Here’s my wishlist of the nursing bras¬†I’ve found online which I really like…

Heidi Klum IntimatesThe Greenwich Mummy | Lingerie: Maternity Bras

This nursing bra by Heidi Klum Intimates looks comfortable yet stylish. I love the black and cream colour because it’s just simple and the design is one that I think I would wear on a daily basis. Also, as it’s a nursing bra, it’ll see me through my breastfeeding days so no need to switch from a non-nursing to nursing bra.


Hot MilkThe Greenwich Mummy | Maternity Lingerie & Bras

I really love this bra by Hot Milk. It looks like my Emma Jane nursing bra that I had when I gave birth to LO which was sooo comfy but I’m not going to lie – it looked hideous and didn’t sit well under my clothes. However this one seems to look smoother and seamless so it shouldn’t be visible under my clothes. I love comfort and rate it more higher than looks so this bra will probably be my first nursing bra purchase.

 


Amoralia

nougatine-ig-matbranewThis beautiful silk-soft stretch satin and lace bra by Amoralia looks absolutely amazing. The luxurious design doesn’t compromise the functional or practical aspects of the bra. The material is stretchy so it’ll mould and move with your body, not against it. So no chaffing underarms or irritated/itchy nipples and cleavage – woop woop! The bra comes in the black/cream version which is pretty but my favourite is the nude/cream colour.

 


Topshop Maternity

ts44u18ippk_zoom_f_1This lovely bra from the Topshop Maternity collection. It’s a very simple looking maternity bra – a little cute albeit – and is very much a basic essential maternity bra. It’s the cheapest out of all the bras I’ve mentioned in this post which I am a little scared will reflect in the quality of the material. I mean, Topshop is my go-to place for clothing (especially denim jeans!) however for my maternity wear… I am not 100% sold on it yet. I will need to go to the shops to try it out and see. It may just surprise me!

Former yummy mummies, if you have any recommendations that you can offer me it will be greatly appreciated!

My Latest Primark Haul

I loooooove Primark – they are great for basics and the price is so cheap, you could actually buy two pairs to ensure that you will continue have that cherished item in your wardrobe. Sadly, I didn’t purchase any doubles but I really love the three items I picked up today.

This is my second Primark haul (click here to see the first haul) and¬†as you can see, I don’t purchase a lot and I don’t go clothes shopping a lot either as I’m a bit of a hoarder. So I purchased a floral canvas bag (¬£1.50), black culottes (¬£5), and blue¬†high-waist skinny jeans (¬£10).

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I am in love with the floral canvas bag! I am a bit of a collector for canvas bags and this is the prettiest one I have seen in a while. I am considering to buy this again because I know once it starts getting dirty, it’s going to need a wash and will probably shrink or become distorted in shape after the wash… sad times. The black culottes are going to be my new staple bottoms for work. I’ve been looking for a pair for a while now and this one was the best shape and fabric so I had to purchase it – it was also on sale for ¬£5 so a bargain really! With the blue jeans, they are a cross between jeans and jeggings as they are really stretchy but not classed as jeggings as they have a proper sip-fly and button unlike jeggings.

The colour is amazing and is what attracted me to them as I have been looking for denim in a similar shade but can never find it. It’s like the traditional blue that you used to be able to find widely, just all one colour not washed with other colours nor bleached. Perfect. I am also loving high-waist¬†jeans as it works well with long and short tops; crop top and high-waist skinnies are on trend this summer so I shall be joining that trend. Who says being a mummy means I need to dress all frumpy ūüôā

I also found a wonderful monochrome¬†cardigan (¬£12) which I think would be lovely for our British summers. It’s light enough to wear when it’s¬†sunny but windy or not as warm,¬†and would also be perfect for those cool summer nights. I love the geometric pattern and anything¬†monochrome is always an added bonus for me!

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Have you purchased anything this week or planning to buy something? Let me know what you think of my latest purchases in the comment box below. ūüôā¬†

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My Monochrome Primark Haul

I went on a short trip to Primark (Lewisham branch) and found these wonderful items! Everything came to under £20 Рwhat a bargain! All these items could potentially make an outfit (will obviously need something to wear on the bottom half of course!).

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Stripey Top (£4), Mini Bucket Bag (£4), White Sandals (£10)

I simply love stripes and nothing beats classic black and white/cream stripes. When I saw this top and instantly knew I had to add it to my collection – I love wearing colours but have found myself leaning more towards monochrome fashion. I recently bought a pair of stretchy trousers from H&M which I think would go perfect with this top. Failing that I have my black leggings and jeggings as a back-up choice.

My white Orlando bag from JustFab is the perfect size when I am going work as I have more things to store in it but for my casual days out or when I am just running errands I need a smaller bag (I have a separate bag for LO) so I have been on a major lookout for a small bag that suits me and my style/personality… along came the bucket bag. It has a very casual slouchy look but can be instantly dressed up for a more sophisticated look. This one that I found from Primark has a Chanel-esque vibe about it (maybe it’s the quilting) which drew me to it. It’s so cute and cheap I think I need to purchase a few more in case it wears out before its time, or gets sold out, or becomes discontinued.

The white sandals are a new favourite for me. I can’t really wear high heels anymore due to my ankles and the pressure that build up means I can only wear heels under 4 inches and chunky heels provide me with better support than stilettos. Now that chunky platform sandals and heels are in fashion, it’s the perfect time for me! I found these gorgeous white sandals among all the other chunky platform heels. The height of the heel is about¬†1.5 inches¬†which is just enough for everyday wear and the crossover pattern provides adequate support for my feet. I also hate my feet due to a massive bunion on my right foot that makes me really conscious of it but these sandals hide it really well and make my feet look slimmer so I had to buy it!

I am in love with Primark and my recent haul. I will post a photo of me wearing my latest purchases very soon!

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