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new jewellery

I celebrated my birthday last month and, lucky me, I was spoilt rotten by my loved ones. I got some beautiful pieces of jewellery this year so I thought they deserved a random little jewellery post all to themselves. I’m quite cheap (in the nicest possible way) when it comes to my jewellery and you’ll often find me wandering around Forever 21 lost in a haze of necklaces and rings and, up until they closed, Accessorize was also a frequent haunt. The first serious piece of jewellery I received was this year with my incredible engagement ring which to me is priceless for all it represents. But it also made me realise the appeal of classic more expensive pieces alongside my love of affordable jewellery that I always buy spur of the moment.

So I’m in love with the three sets I received for my birthday in all their shiny new glory.

michael kors watch

Firstly, my Michael Kors watch is a thing to behold. I’m really into the chunky watch look so I fell in love with this at first sight. The diamonds make it extra dressy but it’s still a great day time piece and I’m getting huge wear out of this. Arnotts have an amazing Michael Kors watch collection at the moment and there’s definitely a piece to suit everyone there. I’m in love with mine!

pandora bracelet

My second gorgeous surprise was a Pandora charm bracelet from my mam. I’ve wanted one of these for a good few years now and I’m in love with mine now I have it. I love that they can be made so personal to reflect who you are (it’s no surprise there’s a few animals on mine) and I’ll love that I can change the charms around so I never get bored!

alex and ani bracelets

Finally, my dad got me some beautiful Alex + Ani pieces from Arnotts also. I love this new jewellery range, with it’s boho vibe and cute messages and I love my daughter bracelet and the one with my birthstone!

So that’s the lot, have you received or bought any lovely new jewellery lately?



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  • Melissa

    Love them all..Im looking for a Michael Kors watch for Christmas so must take a trip into Arnotts. Love Alex & Ani stuff too.

    • Makeup Monster

      Ah brill, you’ll fall in love with both!

  • Cólleen Devine

    swoon to all three… esp the last ones from your Da, they are fab

    • Makeup Monster

      Ah thanks Có!

  • Shygirl

    The watch is beautiful.

    • Makeup Monster

      I really love it!

  • Emma (Fluff and Fripperies)

    Such pretty pieces – especially your ring!

    • Makeup Monster

      Ah thanks Emma:)

  • Niamh

    Beautiful little pieces! :)

    • Makeup Monster

      Thanks Niamh!

  • Not_Just_Inside

    Drooling with jealousy over your MK watch.. lucky sod x

    • Makeup Monster

      Ah thanks Donna!

  • Emma

    Love your birthday pieces Yavanna! Gorgeous classic pieces that you can wear with anything! I love how the bracelets are personal too, beautiful gifts! If you’re based in Dublin Accessorize has moved over to the Monsoon branch on Grafton Street, it’s a dual store now! (just in case you thought it was completely gone!)

    Emma x

    • Makeup Monster

      Ah brilliant I’m delighted!

  • Pink Elephant Blog

    They’re all gorgeous!!! I love them all! x

    • Makeup Monster

      Thanks girls!

  • Ah Sure Tis Lovely

    They are all gorgeous! I really, really want a Michael Kors watch though. Your one is beautiful.

    • Makeup Monster

      Thanks I really love it!

  • Sej

    All of these pieces are so beautiful. I love charm bracelets, even though I don’t typically wear jewellery.

    I especially love your watch!


    • Makeup Monster

      I know it’s a belter!:)

  • Miss Green Eyes

    Aw they’re all beautiful, lovely to have some pieces with sentimental value x

    • Makeup Monster

      Too true missus!

  • Belle Morte Beauty

    Oh Happy Belated Birthday miss! Sorry, I never knew it was your Birthday! Are you a Libra too so? Your jewellery is fabulous – your engagement ring looks amazing – is it a solitaire? The setting looks beautiful – again, many congratulations to you both :)

    I’m not really a watch person but that Michael Kors one is calling to me – I’ve seen so many Michael Kors watches lately and I’m beginning to get a bit of a hankering for one now – this post certainly isn’t helping either, you big ol’ enabler you! :P

    Everything looks lovely – delighted to see you got spoilt for your Birthday! ;) I hope you had a lovely day! x

    Oh, btw, did you ever get the email I sent you a while back? Nothing important in it at all, just wanted to see if you got it OK as I didn’t want you to think I was ignoring you as I know you had been trying to get in touch with me but I can be such a feather head at times! D’oh!

    • Makeup Monster

      Hey missus yes I owe you an email back sorry I get so many in sometimes I forget!! And thanks for the belated birthday wishes! Yeah the engagement ring is a stone surrounded by tiny diamonds with tiny diamonds on the arms too, adore it!

      • Belle Morte Beauty

        Oh lord I’m the same, I SO need to get more organa-manised!

        The ring is beyoootiful! Looks gorgeous on you – as my mammy would say – Well wear! ;)

  • Kiss & Make-up

    Oooooh boy, your new watch is rrreally beautiful!

    • Makeup Monster

      Thanks me dear!

  • Stephanie Barry

    Aw the Alex and Ani bracelets are gorgeous! That daughter charm is so cute.

    Seems everyone in the family has great taste in jewellery, ya lucky girl :)

    • Makeup Monster

      Haha there may have been some hints dropped!

  • Makeup Monster

    Thanks a mill Katie!

  • Nida Moughal

    Congratulation on your engagement honey!

    • Makeup Monster

      Thanks hun!