Crushing on Copper & Rose Gold

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.

rose gold jewellery

My favourite rose gold earrings and midi rings. Unfortunately I can’t remember where either are from.

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.

daniel wellington discount code

daniel wellington classic durham rose gold

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.

Naked 3 palette (which is more bronze and less pink than it looks, Colorpop La La and Maybelline Color Tattoo in Pink Gold

Naked 3 palette (which is more bronze and less pink than it looks), Colorpop La La and Maybelline Color Tattoo in Pink Gold


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.

Concrete planter with copper details from Woolies. It was part of their Father's Day range but I reckon it's a super easy DYI

Concrete planter with copper details from Woolies. It was part of their Father’s Day range but I reckon it’s a super easy DYI

Hammered copper bowl and frame from Checkers

Hammered copper bowl and frame from Checkers. They were a complete bargain at R60 each – it would have been rude not to.

Copper tray from H&M

Copper tray from H&M


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…

C x

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  1. R Fourie
    September 8, 2016 / 8:39 pm

    Love the concrete planter with copper details – even the bricks at the back reflect beautiful coppery 🙂

    • Chantelle Bester
      September 9, 2016 / 9:07 am

      Ah thank you 🙂

  2. September 9, 2016 / 8:42 am

    I’m just as obsessed with rose gold and copper as you are. In fact, @home have some lovely copper pieces (I have a square, copper, glass container and a lovely tray that I keep my perfumes on). Even friends and family know how crazy about it I am – I got a little copper jewellery tree and a copper/wood desk lamp as birthday gifts this year (the lamp was from Mr Price Home).

    • Chantelle Bester
      September 9, 2016 / 9:07 am

      Fine, I’ll go to @home and Mr P home. If you absolutely insist.

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