Butter London Heavy Medal Collection

The 2014 Winter Olympic games started tonight in Sochi, Russia! I love the Olympics… it is so nice to see all of these countries come together under one roof! Of course, I will be routing for my favorite snow boarder who has won 2 gold medals on the half pipe, Mr. Shaun White! But this is a post about nail polish here Andrea… I got to get myself back on track! I purchased the limited edition Butter London Heavy Medal Collection that was made for the 2012 Summer Olympics that of course, were in London!

Here is what the packaging looked like:

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And my polishes:

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  • Diamond Geezer – this is the silver polish… I LOVE this polish. I wear it a lot… way more than I thought I would. Silver is a beautiful polish color but can be kind of unusual for some people!
  • The Full Monty – this is the gold polish. I love how metallic it is. I see myself reaching for this polish when I am looking for a simple, yet trendy polish to wear! And like I said above… I will be sporting this GOLD polish the night Shaun White competes!
  • The Old Bill – last but definitely not bad at all… we have the bronze shade. This is a great shade! It is a beautiful rose gold color… but more bronze. I wear this one A LOT! Great for every month.

I loved getting this collection during the summer games. It was awesome to wear all the colors while the 2012 Olympics were happening! Unfortunately, they did not come out with this collection again for the 2014 Olympics… but I am sure someone is bound to be selling this Heavy Metal collection on Amazon or E-bay. ALSO, Butter London sells each of these polishes individually. Butter London has a lot of great nail polish shades! I have a few more from this brand that are not from this collection! I will be sure to post about them soon. Who will you be routing for in the 2014 Olympics?!

Alex and Ani – Path of Life

So I rarely post jewelry posts, but I am posting one today! I got the Alex and Ani book for Christmas, Path of Life. It was very very very positive and almost life changing for a jewelry company’s book! So I wanted to share my Alex and Ani jewelry along with my thoughts and reasonings behind purchasing each piece!

Here is the Path of Life book:

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So this book was great… it basically was composed of mini stories about why people gravitate towards certain Alex and Ani bracelets. I enjoyed reading about each persons reasoning and logic behind a simple piece of jewelry! The book also described the company’s history and roots in Massachusetts. The final part of the book was a dictionary of all the bracelet’s it was really interesting to see every bracelet they offer!

Here is my collection of Alex and Ani bracelets:

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I have seven bracelets. Some have a personal connection while others are just for fun and looks! Each bracelet has three words that go along with it! You will see what I mean when I describe each. I have (from left to right)…

  • Star of Venus – love/beauty/inspiration – this is a lovely bracelet for me. I love love love the gold copper color of the wires and the meanings should be held true for every women!
  • Living Water – purity/healing reflection – this is actually a Charity By Design bracelet from Alex + Ani. This means that they send a certain amount of the profit from this bracelet design to the charity they are representing. In this case, it is Living Water International.
  • Peridot (August birth stone) – peace/luck/courage – yes, I am an August baby! This bracelet is one of my only ones in silver. I love how shiny it is and the meaning behind the stone is so powerful! They offer a birth stone for every month.
  • I am not sure that this blue beaded bracelet has a specific name… it is just one of their bangles that has mini royal blue beads around it! (You can see a part of the beads in the pictures below).
  • Initial Charm – A – personal/timeless/distinctive – this is actually their old initial design. Obviously, my name is Andrea so this charm bracelet is personal and distinctive and even timeless to me! They have all the letters of the alphabet in this charm style!
  • Best Friends – loyalty/happiness infinity – this charm bracelet comes with two halves. It is like one of those best friends bracelets! One of my good friends has the other half of mine! This one is another Charity By Design bracelet supporting the chairity, American Heart Association.
  • Air Force – integrity/excellence service – my boyfriend was in the Air Force for a while and he got me this bracelet. I love love love it! He did a great job in the Air Force and am proud to call him my other half!

Other than bangles, Alex and Ani also offers necklaces, rings and earrings. Another gift I got for Christmas was a pair of Alex and Ani earrings in the stone, Illumination. Illumination is a part of their Crystal: Color Therapy line that has 11 different stones. Illumination means intellect, illumination and spirituality:

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To finish of this unique post, I wanted to show you two close ups of my favorite bracelets. Alex and Ani is an awesome all-American jewelry brand that is insanely popular in the Northeast. Check it out! Let me know if you have any Alex and Ani jewelry that you treasure!

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Kendra Scott Rave

Since I am a Southern Bell from the great state of Texas, I have been immersed and obsessed with southern fashion. This fashion ranges from monograms, charm bracelets, cow girl boots, and now to the jewelry designer, Kendra Scott. Kendra launched her collection with just 500 dollars in 2002 and now, it is a multi-million dollar brand almost 11 years later.

For those of you who want to learn more about Kendra and her jewelry, you can visit her website at http://www.kendrascott.com

But, the reason why I want to rave on and on about Kendra is because of my recent purchase from her huge online sale. I decided to get a trio ring set.

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Since my fingers are pretty chubby, I am a size 8. But I really enjoy that each ring is pretty unique and will match almost anything. I mean, what does not match with gold and a pearl white? The rings also come in different colors and are still available in the online sale (http://www.kendrascott.com/catalog/product/view/id/4491/s/isha-stackable-rings-in-bali/category/66/) You can either stack them or wear them separately!

My nail polish color is from the October SquareHue Collection called: Iron Horse. If you are not familiar with SquareHue you can visit their website at http://www.squarehue.com. But, I will start to do posts about SquareHue and you can learn a lot about them then!

If you have any questions about either Kendra Scott or SquareHue, feel free to comment! Tata for now!