Thursday, 9 February 2017

A little splash of colour

          If you know me, then you know i love to wear bright colours and stand out. Never mind that  sometimes i end up looking like an amateur home-brewed clown. Anyway, this fashion season has come to agree with me that we all need a lil colour in our wardrobes and our lives in general.

           S/S 17 fashion shows proclaimed an exuberant pop of vibrant colours. It was bold, it was big. Hey! it was like rainbow on the runway, so beautiful to behold.
           Can we also talk about the new wave of head to toe floral? Like seriously! a fresh breathe of joy and tranquility from our everyday dark and 'KU-RAaaaY-ZzzyY' lifestyle.
           The current switch up is so exciting, and i hope you fashionistas are encouraged to device your own fashion. Let the colours clash. Throw on a pop of art. Go bold and just be YOU.

Skirt : H&M (old), Similar : Here , Here , Here , Here , Here
Top : Innocence, Similar : Here , Here , Here , Here
Gloves : Kenzo x HM , Similar : Here , Here

Thanks for stopping by. Love-Always @ambermystery .


Sunday, 8 January 2017

You & Me, Together. In collaboration with @xjewellery, inspiring strong women.

 My bracelet design is called YOU & ME, TOGETHER FOREVER. Inspired by my recent pregnancy loss. This bracelet design represents my transition from a dark place of loss to a brighter place of acceptance and hope. Hence the gradual transitioning of the rubber links from dark to lighter shades while still complimenting one another. Here is the story behind it.

      We were looking forward to share this great news with our family and friends. We are having a baby. DH said we would go baby shopping in 2 days. How exciting! I had gone into the bathroom to pee when i noticed slight blood stain after wiping. Following reassurance in A&E we went back home. No worries, after all, the bleeding had stopped.

        Abdominal cramp started the following evening, No! this can not be good. Slight cough and pop! there it was, massive clot. We rushed to A&E again. After examinations, doctor informed us it was a threatened miscarriage and we can only  wait and see.  I cried and prayed, i laid still in bed, maybe if i don't move, i won't bleed anymore, maybe my pregnancy will stay. No it didn't. I had an incomplete miscarriage that night.

        My miscarriage happened unexpectedly and it hit me really hard as i was really looking forward to my baby. This opened my eyes to the experience of so many women out there and their silent sufferings. It occurred during the pregnancy and baby loss awareness week and as i joined in on the campaign on social media, i could literally feel the pain of many families that have gone through my experience (some repeatedly and even worse). Being a very fresh experience at the time, i really could not stop the tears and pain, i was in a dark place, i had days i would scream out and then curl up in a corner shaking, literally numb. This was not just because of our loss but more so because of the ignorance of healthcare providers and the community at large.

     My healthcare providers repeatedly told me not to worry, the rest is just going to be like having a heavy period, it will soon pass. I heard my baby being repeatedly described as a product. Family and friends reminded me another pregnancy will come and i will forget this ever happened. Well they were all wrong.

         To my healthcare providers, it was worse than period, i was in pain for days both physically and emotionally as my uterus cramped like labour and i watched each bit come out until i eventually passed my baby in a bathroom. No! not a product, i saw my formed baby, the one i loved from the moment i found out i was pregnant. It still hasn't passed, every time DH and i walk past a baby shop we remember however far gone would have been now.
       To my family and friends, i appreciate you and i understand you were all trying to help. I do hope another pregnancy comes along, but no, it will not replace the previous pregnancy, just the way having another baby will not replace a stillbirth or an infant death. They are not spare parts, they don’t get replaced.

        I am grateful for the opportunity to grieve my loss. I was able to take time off, and bond with my loved ones. This is not the same for many other women and families, who have been taught to hold in their pain and act like nothing ever happened. People need to understand that the pain is real, and some of these events have broken up families and left women in depression.
        I have transitioned from a dark place to a brighter place where i am informed about the struggles of other women and i do hope that soon i can create a platform that gives women and families in general the opportunity to talk about their experiences, hoping to get some closure as well as inspiring and comforting others who have had similar journey.
       To every person, every family that has experienced some form of loss, my words to you are
Stay strong.
Know that it was not your fault
Remember that you are loved
Grieve if it makes you feel better
Come out more courageous
Share with others so they know how to help you

      My bracelet is called You & Me, Together Forever and i will always cherish this gift. This bracelet is a reminder that our losses are always close to us. Close to our hearts, closer than we think. Together Forever.

          Massive thanks to XJEWELLERY for this collaboration and giving me the opportunity to tell my story. Xjewellery is an amazing accessory company with the motto 'madebyyou', that is because you get to pick your own individual links and design your bracelet on their website. Awesome right! Well they also stand for women empowerment and 10% of xjewellery profits goes to X Foundation, supporting women with dreams, who apply for the funds.
         I have included all the links to Xjewellery web shop and my bracelet below. Don't forget one of my Instagram followers will get a chance to win this bracelet and everyday heroes calendar. So be sure to check Xjewellery out, follow them on Instagram and Facebook.

       Thank you for stopping by and have a great week.














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Friday, 30 September 2016


          Hello there, today i am blogging about my Jord wood watch. Please don't leave in a hurry, because at the end of this page, you get an opportunity to snap up a $75 e-voucher courtesy of JORD.


          When choosing a wrist watch, like most people, i love a watch that is stylish, classy and unique. I am also very keen on my time piece being fun, versatile and of course durable. Here’s the problem my friends, i never find all this qualities in one watch. Well not until i got my Jord wood watch. It was love at first glance *lol*

          Let me tell you about this timeless beauty. It is from the Jord watch Cora series called Purpleheart and Mother of pearls. Like all Jord watch it is made from good natural wood. It features sapphire crystal glass, deployment buckle with push button, swarovski crystal markers, 21 jewels bearing and my favourite is the drive system which is automatic, therefore you do not need a battery for this watch. Oh! did i mention it is super light weight and very comfortable to wear, plus it comes in an amazingly gorgeous wood box? How awesome! i am totally swoon. *lol*  To see more detailed feature of my watch CLICK HERE.

          I love how i am  able to dress this watch up or down, both formal and casual. I have received compliments about the style and colour of my watch, which feels really really nice.

          Make sure you check out the rest of Jord watch series JORD WOOD WATCH. They have a wide selection of elegant watches, crafted in light and dark wood shades. These time piece are modern with a classic touch. I love the attention to details, both youthful and mature in a single breathe.

          Understanding time might be ambiguous in itself, but measuring the passage of time does not have to be. Let your time piece speak for you. Whatever your fashion style, there is a unique Jord watch for you. Mine is Purpleheart and Mother of pearls and she speaks Royalty.


For a chance to win a $75 e-voucher, click on the GIVEAWAY LINK . It takes less than a minute to enter, all you need to do is fill out your name and email address on the next page. 

Everyone one who enters automatically gets a $20 e-gift card, (excluding the winner) that can be applied to any Jord wood watch. 

This contest will run from 30/09/2016 to 23/10/2016. 

A winner will be chosen at random and contacted by Jord. 

Thank you for stopping by and Goodluck.


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Monday, 19 September 2016


          Yaaay! cheers to my first post. Am i excited or what ? you bet i am *lol*. 

          I understand discussing about perfumes can be a little boring, so i will try to keep it short and as interesting as possible.

          Today i am blogging about Giorgio Armani's latest fragrance - Si. There are many different updates of the Si, from Si intense, Si Golden Bow to the latest fragrances Si Rose Signature and Si Le Parfum. Today i am focusing on  the original fragrance "Si eau de parfum".

          This fragrance was launched in 2013 and sincerely for a bottle that cost me £95 this year, i really thought it was more recent, never mind my disappointment when i found out how late i was to the perfume party *lol*.  Si eau de parfum has a note of cassis (blackberry bud/leave), modern chypre, and blond wood musk with touches of freesia and May rose.         
          I tested this bottle over my recent holiday and this is my personal take. The Si original is both intense and soft. A single spray hit me with this sweet but intense woody vanilla smell (maybe a little too much, just so you know), then after a while it totally became a soft and sultry chic scent that lasted all through the day. 

            So my verdict - this fragrance is totally rich, sweet and sophisticated. The more i use it, the more i detect new notes. So yes and yes, this is definitely my kind of fragrance. I love it!

          If you prefer a less intense fragrance, i will advise you to go for the Si Rose. The smell is a lot similar but less fierce, however be advise it does not last as long as the Si eau de parfum. 

            Thank you for reading. Leave a comment, let me know if you have tried any Si range and what you feel. Don't forget to stay positive and have an fabulous day! 

Love always! xo.. #ambermystery

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