Gold bangle: Mona Mara @ Not on the High Street*
Whenever I'm stuck for ideas on what to get people as a present on their birthdays or at Christmas I always have one website that I know I'll be able to find something suitable on. Not on the High Street is always full to the brim with beautiful and quirky items that will be just perfect for those people that are always so tricky to buy for. I'm not ashamed to admit that for the last three Christmases I've bought Sean's dad and step-mum their presents from the personalised gift section of the website!
Whilst I've placed many an order for stuff to give away to other people I've never yet bought myself a present from the website, though I've come very close a few times (as soon as I have £25 spare to spend on a mug this will be mine!) When they offered me an item to review from the site I was in between present buying sprees so I thought it might finally be time to get something for me...
I headed straight for the bracelet section of the site because I knew exactly what I wanted, for ages I'd been looking for a gold bangle that I could wear from day to day but one that would be a little bit special and would mean something to me.
As soon as I came across this 22kt gold plated beauty from Mona Mara I knew it was the one. A beautifully simple bangle, when you look a little bit closer you can see the swirling script of the engraved affirmation: 'trust who you are, be true to yourself.' As someone for whom the term neurotic over-thinker is an understatement, having this on my wrist to glance down at is a nice little reminder that all I can be is myself. I'm sure I'll be rocking this arm candy for years to come!