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To draw inspiration from nature is something very special in itself, and so when you combine this with the fantastic craftsmanship of Designed by Nature, the result truly is wonderful!  I'm wearing the Orchid Buds ring by the brand in its silver form, a delicate shape with a sturdy structure.  The adjustable design is very welcome as the base of my fingers have always been fairly narrow.  I also can't help but view this as a playful twist; by adjusting the ring, the orchid buds shift and create a sense of personalisation without distorting the overall 'blooming orchids' appearance...
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Designed by Nature Orchid Buds RingSo, when it comes to beauty, as soon as spring arrives on the scene, I become a creature of habit and reach continuously for nude/pink shades that complement my pale skin.  That's not to say I don't do the same at the height of summer too, however it's at this time of year it seems almost essential.  The freshness of the season can be seen across current beauty trends: nude nails, pink stained lips and dewy skin.  It's all very soft, fresh and natural - the kind of springtime theme both the beauty world and this London-based jewellery brand embrace!  I'm wearing Cutie Pie by Ciate London in these photos, a gentle shade that meets somewhere in the middle of nude and pink.

Designed by Nature Orchid Buds Silver Ring c/o

Ciate Cutie Pie Nail Polish

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Ready for some good news?  Designed by Nature is giving away a £30 voucher to spend with them!  The giveaway is open worldwide and can be used against anything on their website.  Take a look through their online catalogue; you could treat yourself to the impressive matching Orchid Buds Necklace or perhaps find the perfect gift for a friend in this very ring's brass form!

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Ciate London Cutie Pie Nail Colour
Designed by Nature silver jewellery


This is an international giveaway, anyone can enter

After entering your name and email into the above widget (used only to contact winner), there is one mandatory entry.  After that, entrants can pick and choose from the options (tweet can be daily)

The prize is a £30 voucher to spend on the Designed by Nature website

Winner will be picked at random via Rafflecopter

This giveaway will close at 11.59pm on 24/04/2016

Winner will be contacted via email and have 28 days to respond

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british fine jewellery bloggerAs I mentioned in my last post, this week I'm visiting Edinburgh for the first time!  I leave tomorrow and so I'm just about to enter the inevitable packing-induced haze; moving back and forth from my wardrobe to my suitcase.  Right now though, I'm happy to be cocooned in a nature-inspired bubble and one featuring orchid bud shapes, green leaves and springtime nails.  See you in a few days!

With love,

Gabrielle x

Note: This prize/giveaway has been provided by Designed by Nature.