April 2020
Thursday, 30 April 2020 12:38

Introducing CBD Health and Skincare

Fashions Finest are pleased to introduce two companies promoting the health benefits of CBD oil, and how this can be used as an ingredient in health and beauty products to enhance our well-being.
 
Provocan CBD Skincare Range

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Provacan is a reputable CBD company with award winning oils, capsules, balms and lozenges to aid with targeted skincare concerns. The brand now debuts a NEW cosmetic-grade skin-care range, infused with ultra-pure Cannabidiol Isolate, including Sun Cream SPF30, Age Control Eye Cream, Blemish Control Gel, and After Sun Gel.

The brand, is the established flagship brand of CiiTECH, a cannabis biotech company invested in research and product development for the UK and global markets. Provacan entered the CBD sector in early 2017 and has successfully established award winning CBD oils to hundreds of thousands of customers across the UK. As a consumer led company, Provacan leverages a combination of scientific partnerships and customer feedback to continually develop new products. The introduction of cosmetic skincare products is a welcome addition to the Provacan topical range already in high demand since its introduction.

The new Provacan skincare range delivers pure CBD Isolate; ideal for achieving cosmetic certification CBD as a topical super ingredient is not always needed for use by itself in high mg for “problem skin”, it’s the blend of CBD with other ingredients that make it work within cosmetic products, just like Aloe Vera and other plant based extracts.

You can find all the products in the range, on their website here.

Provacan Sun Cream SPF30 With 50mg CBD

Keep your skin safe and healthy in the sun, whilest protecting and supporting against damaging UV rays . Sun Cream SPF30 is also enriched with 100mg pure Cannabidiol Isolate to provide added support for your skin alongside the UV-blocking function of traditional high quality SPF sun cream.

Provacan Age Control Eye Cream With 100mg CBD

Keep youth on your side with eye cream infused with Aloe Vera and the anti-wrinkle support and promotion of natural collagen. Also enriched with 100mg pure Cannabidiol Isolate. Free from Paraben, Sulphate and Alcohol.

Provacan Blemish Control Gel With 100mg CBD

Keep blemishes under control and enjoy a smooth complexion with a naturally derived advanced formula, which combines a natural based blend of Aloe Vera, Sea Buckthorn and Tea Tree Oil for antioxidant and antibacterial properties. Also enriched with 100mg Pure Cannabidiol Isolate.

Provacan After Sun Gel With 50mg CBD

Soothe your skin after time spent in the sun. After Sun Gel provides a cooling sensation infused with aloe vera for instant hydration and nourishment post-sun. Also enriched with 50mg Cannabidiol Isolate for extra care.

The Kandy Pot CBD Gummies

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Supporting wellness, convenience and a better you, the Kandy Pot introduce NEW Kandy Pot CBD Gummies delivering a vegan and cruelty free natural and ‘convenient’ CBD supplement.

From 3 assorted flavours strawberry, apple and mango each gummie contains 10mg of high spectrum CBD organically grown in the USA.

The Kandy Pot Founder Tim Johnson says “I was looking for a way to simplify the use of CBD and gummies are a convenient way of introducing CBD into existing wellness and lifestyle experiences without the intimidation of CBD drops as well as a fun way of introducing CBD to those who are new to it. We use Broad Spectrum CBD hemp oil derived from USA compliant hemp strains with non-detectable THC levels in our products as well as being Cruelty Free and Vegan Friendly”.

The Kandy Pot CBD gummies are available from their website here.

Benefits of CBD Gummies Include:

● Resetting and recharging your lifestyle on-the-go
● 10mg of CBD per gummy infused to help promote focus
● No bitter aftertaste
● Less than 30kcals per gummie
● UK Made
● All Natural Ingredients
● Lab Tested
● NON - GMO
● CO2 Extracted CBD
● Vegan Friendly

How Does It Work?

The Kandy Pot recommends taking between 2-4 gummies throughout the day as and when needed. Create your own CBD schedule and find the best times of day. The Kandy Pot works for you.

Key Ingredients:

Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Water, Pectin, Lactic Acid, CBD Distillate Flavourings, Colours: Chlorophyllins, Lutein, Beetroot Red. Contains approximately 5mg Phytocannabinoids per Gummie, Glucose Syrup from Wheat.
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Thursday, 30 April 2020 11:54

The Wild Woman Awakens

Girls! Be wild! Be creative! Be passionate!

Female empowerment runs at the forefront of the Autumn Winter 2020 Jenn Lee collection, and the aim is to awaken the wild woman inside of each and every female.
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Tuesday, 28 April 2020 12:10

Introducing Yie Kim

South-Korean designer YIE KIM has formed a collaboration with Totem, to create her SS20 collection inspired by the sculpture “Winged Victory of Samothrace.”
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According to a recent report published by S&P Global Market Intelligence, U.K. retail sales volume unexpectedly plunged the most on record in March, when coronavirus-related shutdowns took effect to stem the spread of the virus.

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Wednesday, 22 April 2020 13:11

Up-cycle Your Wardrobe Favourites

Google searches for ‘repairing clothes’ have increased by 260% as UK consumers are seeking new hobbies, while looking to cut down on their excess spending.
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Wednesday, 22 April 2020 12:07

Introducing Azura Lovisa

Azura Lovisa is a slow fashion label, based in London, UK. The brand is rooted in storytelling which stems from the Swedish–Malaysian designer, artist, and writer’s rich multicultural upbringing.
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The British Fashion Council (BFC) has announced that for the next twelve months all London Fashion Weeks will merge womenswear and menswear into one gender neutral platform, to  allow  designers greater flexibility.

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Tuesday, 21 April 2020 12:04

Candy – By Joanna Mitroi

Another fantastic photography shoot from Joanna Mitroi with model Magda Swider, this time on the theme of all things sweet and sugary.

Candy showcases clean and bright portraits in pink, with candy from Marks and Spencer, and TK Max, and Fashions Finest loves the vibrancy of these pictures from Joanna! A Perfect vision of summer to brighten your day!

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Stylist, Creative Director & Retoucher: @joanna_mitroi Joanna Mitroi

Photography: Joanna Mitroi Photography

Makup Artist & Hair: Marie Sopik

Model: Magda Swider
 
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Tuesday, 21 April 2020 10:08

Wedding Ring Trends in 2020

Since the beginning of the year 2020, we have seen various social media feeds flooding with wedding pictures. With celebrity influence getting stronger than ever, brides-to-be are looking for wedding rings that make them stand out from the crowd. As the younger millennial and the first of the Gen Zs are preparing to tie a knot for a lifetime, new trends play an immense role in choosing the perfect wedding rings and bands for women to match yours or your partner’s taste in style. From the types of rings to the shapes and settings that are on the rise or on the decline, Fascinating Diamonds will help you pick the perfect trend for your wedding day without any confusion or hustle.

Scroll further to learn everything that you need to know before choosing your wedding ring:

On The Decline: Pear Wedding Ring

Although Pears are simply magnificent, it is the most challenging of all shapes to produce. Longer or shorter proportions make pear-shaped diamonds less desirable. Teardrop diamonds gained popularity the year before as a wide number of celebrities chose to settle in for different kinds of pear-shaped engagement rings. Let’s just assume that brides had been looking for a shape that was a bit high profile and unique too. This year the trends for pear shapes shifted to ovals and antique diamonds.

On The Rise: Oval Engagement Ring 

Whether you're searching for a minimal, timeless or vintage wedding ring, an oval diamond is a forever ongoing trend. An oval ring can easily match all your style needs and give you the desired look for every occasion. Oval-cut diamonds often give a “bigger look” than their carat size. Plus, they elongate your finger for an elegant and flattering effect. Vintage-inspired oval rings chip in a new vibe to the antique design. You could even choose to go super minimal by opting for a solitaire oval set on a thin metal band. Oval styles are a timeless trend for 2020 and hereon!

On The Decline: East-West Rings

The East-West rings had been in trend for years, thanks to the unique setting styles and the popularity it gained through celebrities like Priyanka Chopra, Grace Kelly, and Elizabeth Taylor and many more. Although, recently, we have seen the East-West setting style being replaced by some more dainty two-stone and halo rings.

On The Rise: Halo Engagement Rings 

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Halo rings gained its popularity when Olivia Wilde, Jennifer Hudson, and many such celebrities tied a knot with this subtle ring style. Moving on to 2020, halos have landmarked themselves on the top of the list of diamond wedding rings for women with its sheer elegance and glamorous looks. The small diamonds encrusted design makes the center diamond appear larger than the traditional diamond in any halo wedding ring. Couples could be really creative by adding a unique twist with colored gemstones or additional detailing like different settings etc. on the wedding bands for couples or while designing wedding sets for women. Many are drawn to the beautiful symmetry and versatility of halo diamond rings. 

On The Decline: Two Stone/ Signet 

Two-Stone or signet rings have fascinated and charmed millions of women over the years, these rings were considered as style statements till the end of last decade and were worn by celebrities and influencers in major events. However, after ringing into the year 2020, most of the brides have shifted to new trends a whole lot more than before. With fancy trends like stackable bands and others, the signet rings have been taking quite a setback in the year 2020. Another reason why brides today resist wearing signet rings is that they often tone down the fancy attire of the brides with a faltered look. 

On The Rise: Eternity Bands

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Eternity rings and bands are designed to be the symbol or token of everlasting love and represent the loop of “eternity” that a couple plans to share. Moreover, these rings are meant to portray “the eternal circle of life”. Traditionally, the eternity wedding ring must be worn on the third finger of the right hand, but if you already have an engagement ring, it can be worn on the equivalent finger on the right hand. Eternity rings could be stacked for a snazzy look as well as used as a stand-alone ring for elegance & Sophistication.

On The Decline: Solitaire Wedding Ring

With new trends walking in and out every year, solitaires always held an elegant style statement. But with the new and unique designs like eternity rings and stacked bands making its way to the market of wedding bands, solitaires have received quite a setback in 2020. We see solitaires being replaced by stackable rings in the latest trends for women’s band rings.

On The Rise: Stacked Engagement Rings

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When it comes to wedding rings, brides have a variety of choices. Most of the brides like the idea of wearing two wedding rings around their engagement ring for a symmetrical pattern. Meanwhile, others believe in the symbolism of the engagement ring being sealed within two bands. The 2020 trend has been favoring the “stacked” or “layered” look in jewelry for a while now. Hence, wearing several wedding rings at once can be seen as meaningful as well as fashionable.

On The Decline: Rose Gold Rings

Rose gold was one of the most popular metal requests for brides last year, but 2020 seems to be a year for yellow gold! Although rose gold rings are very durable, affordable and give a vintage/antique appeal complementing all skin tones. But, they do not suit all skin types.

On the rise: Yellow Gold Wedding Rings

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Yellow gold wedding rings for women as well as platinum wedding bands for women have been the most trending ring styles for the year 2020. People are being inclined towards a more classic and timeless style along with a dainty and contemporary twist.

So, what do you think about our list of on the rise and decline for jewelry? Do you have more options on which designs would take the 2020 trend game to the notch and which would we definitely bid goodbye to? If yes, then DM us your favorite ones on info@fascinatingdiamonds.com or on our social media handle. Cheers to 2020!

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Tuesday, 14 April 2020 15:17

Clean Lines

Clean lines, uncluttered, monochromatic and understated simplicity is how I would describe minimalism. A look, when achieved correctly, is simply beautiful. Achieving this look should be done with purpose because it is not an easy look to achieve. It is more than just choosing a few pieces of furniture and placing it in front of a white backdrop, which can leave a space feeling cold, sparse and unlived-in.
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What is Minimalism?

Is it just about keeping a space simple, uncluttered and monochromatic? Minimalism for me is about Form, Focus and Functionality.

To break it down; form is very important. Let's take for instance your dining room for the room to function well you need a  table and chairs. But to create a well designed minimal look these pieces need to speak to one another. Each piece needs to relate to the next piece through its design, line, and color. In other words, they must work well together in their basic shape.

In minimalist design, the focus should be on something other than space so this can be the furniture or even the art or decor pieces.

The pieces in the room should all be functional and add value to space. So, if you live outside of your home is very busy you want a space to come home to that is restful. Therefore every piece of furniture and decor’s function is going to be calming with simple compositions and nothing that is going to be too stimulating to the eye.

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How can you achieve this in your own home?

A limited palette, this does not necessarily have to be the classic black, white, and gray palette. The main thing is to keep the palette simple and to avoid brights or any complex color combinations. Neutrals work best paired with moody darks, whites, or mid-tone shades.

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The furniture that works best needs to have sleek and clean lines without any ornate details. The elegant straight lines combined with the open and spacious feel your space will feel calm and relaxed.

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Remember that everything needs to be functional and picked with purpose. And when picking your decor pieces the key is to control the elements you add to your space. Choose soft furnishings, decor accessories and wall prints that have a limited color palette and patterns.  Avoid large floral prints, small busy prints, extravagant, and complicated designs that call too much attention to themselves.

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The minimalist space works well with solid blocks of neutral colors to achieve a tranquil and relaxing feeling. When choosing wall prints or artwork hang. Pick them with purpose, so, select pieces that evoke a sense of tranquility. And fits in with the form and focus of the space.

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Give these pieces a try for a clean uncluttered, simplistic minimalist look.

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