To a jaded woman – or even a very mature one – the notion of purchasing one of Kylie Jenner’s much-reviewed, much sought-after, much-desired “lip kits” seems absurd.
The youngest Jenner’s foray into make-up, at only 18-years-old, doesn’t give her any particular insight or scientific resonance to make whatever “she’s” putting in that precious, sells-for-$250-on-Ebay lip set so enticing.
Despite this obvious fact, the television-viewing audiences have made the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” family “stars”, and it is that exact audience that clamours to buy the already-knocked-off lipsticks and glosses. Forget that the colours are in inhospitable blacks and blues (yes, for LIP colours), the notion that demand has rendered these so outrageously expensive, they’re virtually unwearable, unless you plan on going out in costume.
The point is, it’s very easy to get caught up in trends, especially if you’re faced with the encouragement of friends and family and the media as well. If you’re thinking that jewellery cannot be out-dated, you would, frankly, be dead wrong. A jeweller can spot a “Dynasty,” “Jane Fonda Workout” Bonfire of the Vanities-era mid-1980s ring as you’re walking into the door. This means before you’re ready to enlarge photos of Blake Lively’s engagement ring as seen in US Weekly or People or Heat, bear in mind that the aforementioned 1980s-ring was, at one point, very “on fleek,” “on point” and soooo in fashion. Women who aren’t sentimental, are melting down the gold, pulling out the gemstones and creating “new” jewellery of their own.
They now know they did not make the best choice in insisting on buying that Alexis-Carrington-monstrosity of a ring, sacrificing clarity and colour for a giant diamond that is now revealed to be of not a great grade and “occluded.” Simply put, choosing something with heirloom quality, but is, in actuality, embarrassing and dated is not worth the trouble. It will serve you well to opt for less trendy flounce and bling and choose more classic styles. Something that will take you from decade to decade.
There are many reputable jewellery shops online and in your neighbourhood, but it’s really important to consider some critical issues – and that’s timelessness. Make sure to visit Diamonds For Less in Toronto to view its classic collection of engagement rings.
You may be surprised at what you’ll find. Enough people get married these days that a reputable jeweller like the aforementioned one offer a tremendous amount of choices – styles that may suit you and in a price range you will not be uncomfortable paying.
Once you find a ring you like – and one you know that your potential fiancé can and will ask you details about – consider a unique way to surprise your girlfriend. This is one surprise that won’t bring about shudders and shakes, even from the person who makes the declaration “I hate surprises.” When it comes to a welcome present of a diamond engagement ring, it will be a beautiful and genuine surprise.
The kinds of elements that connote a trendy ring are not unlike the kind of trends that affect clothing. For example, if you see a studded, red-leather, collarless, short-waisted jacket, it will forever be associated with Michael Jackson. If you see rope-coned bra tops, you’re going to think of Madonna. That said, consider the fashion trend of the day. If anything about one of the rings you’re looking at very distinctly denotes the current time or trend, you’re not choosing a classic or timeless ring.
Brides magazine online discusses 50 different timeless engagement rings and backs it up with pretty visuals, it’s a great start to your engagement ring journey.
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