Making a statement! Featuring Punky Pins!

Hi all!

I love to make a statement, whether it’s with my clothes, my hair or my persona. I love anything that is bold, and out-there and eye catching in a way that commands that you look at it. I spent many years hiding in the shadows of my own insecurities, and now I live for myself and BAM – I’m pretty out there.

I had been speaking to a local company Punky Pins about stocking some pieces in my up and coming vintage shop when they kindly offered me some pieces to review for my blog. I of course accepted and spent a good hour deciding what pieces I liked from their huge offering of pieces. They really do have something to suit absolutely every bodies tastes – and even do custom pieces!

These are the three pieces I was sent!

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I was very impressed with the way that the pieces were packed. Each came in an individual branded box with padding which looked super professional.

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The first piece I was sent was this strawberry plant collar necklace.

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This piece is so kitsch and cute I adore it. The chain is slightly too short on me as I have a fat neck, however this is something I can fix myself as I’m very crafty. I think this would look lovely with a collared blouse!

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The next piece I was sent was this Multi Flower Necklace.

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Made up of layers of colourful acrylic with pops of glitter, this necklace is so bright and fun. This would bring a pop of colour to any outfit and it sits very comfortably around my neck.

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My last piece is this Lucky Cat Ring!

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I’m a huge fan of cats and this one is adorable. This acrylic kitty is mounted on a thick adjustable ring back – perfect for chubby fingers!

I love my pieces from Punky Pins and will definitely be buying some pieces from them for Christmas presents…as well as for myself!

Have you got any pieces from Punky Pins? Do you love statement jewellery?

Let me know below!

Hannah x

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Making a statement – Featuring Drown Soda

Hi all.

I love to make a statement, with my clothes, hair, lipstick and personality. For a while I have wanted to take this to the next level by getting a literal “statement” necklace, however the acrylic offerings on the market just didn’t do it for me. It seems like absolutely everybody has the same “fat bitch” necklace, and that’s just not me. So when the beautiful Paula from Pieces Of The Past put me towards Drown Soda I was overjoyed. You see, back a few years ago I was a huge fan of the Clutterfly necklaces which were really popular and even owned one which said “Daddys Girl”. Unfortunately, the necklace outlasted my relationship with my dad! I thought Clutterfly was gone for good, so I was glad to see it revived as I was such a big fan!

Obviously there’s another option on the market, however they have poor customer services so I’m not interested in funding rude people.

Aaaannnnyyway!

I emailed Nat from Drown Soda my ideas and she kindly gave me a hefty discount to purchase some bits to review. I ordered a few pieces from the site and excitedly sat back and waited for my package to come! I didn’t have to wait long though as I ordered on the Thursday and the items arrived beautifully packed on the Tuesday. For pieces that are handmade and bespoke, that’s amazing.

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My beautiful collection! All wrapped lovely.

 

 

 

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Custom “Chub Life” double heart hair clip! This was in my “goodie bag” You can find similar here

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The hair clip is mounted using a really big alligator clip which doesn’t snag my hair and which sits really comfortably. I didn’t know how this would sit as it’s heavy, but it works really well, and the glitters are absolutely gorgeous.

 

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I of course ordered a “Fat & Fabulous necklace”! This is a custom LARGE double heart necklace.

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I adore this necklace. It’s super comfortable and the chain is a great length. The lettering is beautiful and so so well done. I’m really pleased with this.

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I emailed Nat and asked if THIS necklace could be made into a customized brooch, which she said wouldn’t be a problem. I really can’t rate the customer service enough, nothing is too much trouble and Nat is happy to make each piece perfect for you.

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The brooch pins on with ease and sits lovely and flat. I adore the purple glitter which looks so much prettier in person.

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Nat sent me these pink glitter “Pin Up” earrings as part of my goodies bag, not knowing I used to have stretched ears. They strangely work well regardless of my big saggy holes (sexy right?) and I was surprised!

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 I then thought of how else I could wear them, and thought they looked really cute as both a brooch, and looked amazing as collar tips! I stupidly didn’t take a photo of this, but I will! Maybe Nat should branch out into collar tips and chains, cause they looked darling!

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Well of course I needed to order a “Crazy Cat Lady” necklace. I chose a LARGE custom cat necklace, and asked for black glitter!

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I could rave about this necklace all day. I wore it yesterday and was inundated with people asking me where it was from and telling me how much they loved it. You cant see here but the glitter isn’t plain black, it actually shines all different colours which is lovely. Only downside is – glitter tits.

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Continuing the cat theme! Nat popped this “Lois” (My cat’s name!) brooch in my goodies bag. I can’t find custom brooch options on the site, but there’s a ring version, and as I’ve previously said, Nat will make anything for you.

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Pinned on! It has the same glitter as my necklace and the colours are beautiful.

 

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Finishing the cat theme, is this absolutely amazing double heart necklace. I couldn’t even link you to something similar as this is extremely personal and not even an option on the site! This was in my Goodies bag and I love it! The cat/Lois side is the same before, but is then connected to a glittered red heart which has a beard, to reflect my bearded fiancee Adam! I love this and was blown away with how sweet it was for her to make this!

 

 

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The chain length is lovely and the necklace is comfortable to wear! BEARD!!!!

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Nat actually brought back the old style Clutterfly cake hearts for this special commission! This is my amazing “Fatty” ring which I ordered!

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I’m not usually a ring wearer apart from my engagement ring which this hides! It’s quite heavy and bulky, so will take some getting used to. I absolutely LOVE it though.

 

 

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My last custom order is this “Chub life” SMALL double glitter heart necklace. I went for a classic pink glitter, because I adore pink!

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This is a lovely size and sits comfortable on the generous chain. Other glitter necklaces have irritated me, but this one is really comfortable and hasn’t made me itch!   

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I ordered ONE none custom item, which was these seashell hairclips! I don’t have a decent photo of me wearing them, but I have worn them and they’re comfortable. They’re difficult to open the clasp on as they’re quite small and the shells are bulky. Maybe they could do with having thinner shells, or longer clips.

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Lois joined in on the fun too!

Overall, I’m over the moon with the bits. What makes me so positive about this company is the sheer level of kind, professional customer service Nat gives – she’s brilliant! I’ve been rocking Drown Soda all week and had so many positive comments about the items, and found them to be so wearable and found them to really give an outfit a boost!

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Another amazing thing about Drown Soda is they support and promote us plus sized beauties! They’re actually looking for a plus size model, so go apply – I know I’m going to!!

FINALLY, Nat has kindly offered a discount code for my readers! Enter FABFATFASH at checkout to receive an amazing 15% off AND if you order before January 31st and spend over £25, Nat will send you a Drown Soda  goodies bag worth £20!!! So grab yourself a bargain and check them out.

You can find Drown Soda on instragram – @drownsodajewellery and on Facebook.

And as ever, you can find me on Facebook!