Hello Lovelies! It's been a while, so I hope you've all been well. Work has kept me busy, but I'm trying to make more time for my nail ladies (and gents), and painting them more often as well! I always joke that I wish I had more hours in a day. Wouldn't everyone love a few more hours of sleep? hehe
I'm really excited for a different kind of post today, featuring a wooden watch by JORD! I've seen pictures of these watches before, and loved their look. I started by taking pictures in my light box, but felt the pictures looked too bland to show off the beauty of the watch. I decided to go outside to capture the natural look of the watch. I have some great shots below! The beautiful face is very reflective, and showed the greenery around me.
This is the Ely Series in Black available at JORD Watches. There are many different styles to choose from for both men and women. JORD offered to have it custom sized before it was sent to me, so it fits perfectly. I love how lightweight it is, and how it shows the date. The wood is beautiful, and the metal clasp is easy to secure and remove.
On their website, they have a frequently asked questions section, where I saw how to clean a wooden watch. JORD recommends using two tablespoons each of olive oil and lemon juice, using a soft cloth. Make sure to wring the cloth out, and apply with brisk strokes to keep an even coating of the mixture. I thought this was interesting, since I have never owned a wooden watch before.
They also talk about how wood will naturally develop a patina over time, and recommend using a beeswax, butcher block oil, or walnut oil to maintain the original appearance. This will also keep the watch protected, keeping it from cracking or drying out. It makes sense now that I think about it, as you would polish a metal watch, why wouldn't wood need some love too!
I wore my watch last week with many different outfits. I love how it added an extra bit of style of each outfit. I felt it went with everything, and even matched the silver and black in my sandals!
I love how my nails looked with the teal polish, Enchanted Daydream, and the wood together. I felt they complimented each other well. Below is a closer look at my nails. Below is two coats and a top coat while in the sun.
Another view in my light box.
At my work, we have a beautiful roof deck garden. It also happened that last week we were bombarded with butterflies. Every time I walked outside, at least 10 would fly around me. It was stunning, and I was able to capture some great shots of them while capturing the beauty of the JORD watch! Below is my favorite picture. On my nails is Enchanted Polish Entwined with two coats and a top coat.
All this rain we've been having is making the garden flourish. I've been working in the city of Chicago two years now, but this being my third summer, I have never seen it so beautiful. The sunflowers have just bloomed! Isn't it beautiful?
I love how the face of the watch can be subtle and look like it's just a regular black, but then when the light hits it, you see that gorgeous texture!
Here are a few pictures of Enchanted Polish Entwined in the sun. Again, this was two coats and a top coat.
I wore a maxi dress one day with a jean jacket. Loved how the jacket buttons looked with the watch.
Here is another look at Enchanted Polish Entwined in my light box.
Thanks for reading! I have a few other posts I hope to work on soon.
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