I don’t care how much of an instagram cliché it is, I’m having a real moment with copper and rose gold. Eye makeup, jewellery, home bits – I just can’t get enough.
I’ve found a few gems that I thought I’d show you, and then there’s also a bunch of things on my wish list. In fact, I’m considering buying a can of spray paint and giving just about everything that doesn’t move a coppery makeover at this stage…
Rose Gold jewellery has been oh so very trendy for a couple of years already, and I find it super flattering on my pale skin. I prefer delicate pieces when it comes to rose gold (or pink gold, as some jewellers call it) to ensure it doesn’t look too over the top. I layer it with silver and yellow gold as the whim strikes me, and every time I do that I hear my mom’s voice in my head, saying you should pick one metal and stick with it. I’m clearly a very edgy rebel.
I’m sure you’ve seen a million of them around, but my most prized rose gold jewellery/accessory item is my Daniel Wellington watch with rose gold finishes. I went with the Classic 36mm with a Durham strap (see it up close here) and I’m SO ridiculously happy with it – it’s elegant, pretty, and goes with everything.
Aside from my 15% discount code poppieDW, they also currently have a promo running where you receive an additional free strap with your watch until September 15th. Double score. Browse their watches here.
For ages I favoured cool toned eyeshadows – I thought (and still think) they go well with my skin tone and eye colour. In the past year I started playing around more with copper and bronze shades, and the results are very striking. They give life to my grey-green eyes and draw loads of attention to them. When I want to make a statement I now go for warm coppery tones without fail.
When I use pink-y tones, on the other hand, it immediately makes my eyes look soft and dreamy. I always add a touch of black or charcoal with this.
I’ve been scavenging copper bits and pieces for months now, and I shudder to think that my next step is probably going into second hand stores for the old school copper pieces I used to sniff at in my childhood home.
I think it looks great with my (mostly) minimalist decor, and it adds texture and colour to my otherwise neutral (read: leather, wood and white) furniture. And I may or may not be driving to Builder’s Warehouse for that can of spray paint later today…
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