Friday, April 24, 2009


After finding those lovely sandals were sold out online at New Look I decided to hunt them down. I went to the main oxford street store opposite primarni. I have to say I have never even noticed that it was there, it has an absolutely massive shoe section! 
I hunted through the rows of sandals only to discover they didn't have the sandals I wanted :( I for some reason thought there was another New Look next to Marks and Spencers?? I trudged the length of the road to discover there wasn't :( (I feel I should say that is a long walk!!!) I trudged back and settled for these lovely ones! £20 is a bargain they are a lot better quality than the others I looked at in H&M or Next.

I also discovered a really cute independent shoe shop near my work 
and bought these lovely ballet pumps (sorry the colour is rubbish on this photo). They are black suede with a lovely blue colour round the edge. I love them! They do them in loads of different colours and had some gorgeous shoes and bags so I think there will probably by hundreds more posts with shoes from there!!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

New Look

I am on the look out for a new pair of pumps, tried the normal Primarni ones and found they just look horrid and plasticy ... but on my net search I found some sandals instead! These are from New Look they are so cute ... i WANT them I WANT them but surprise surprise they have all sold out :( 

So I broke my clothes shopping rule already! 

I walk past Joy every day on my way to work and kept looking at a lovely green dress longingly in the window. I waited until pay day and it had all sold out in my size :( Went back today.... sorry about the camera quality my phone is rubbish! Its a bright green dress- not that you can tell in the photo-which is a wrap around and ties up at the waist. It also has a lovely white, black and coral pattern all over with a frilled edge, which will need a top underneath due to its low cut v neckline or if you have boobs (which I don't) you could pull this dress off with a push up bra! Its very Kelly Brook in shape. 

I also spied another 2 dresses but a week before payday is not the best time for a spot of shopping!

To ease my conscience a bit I do have some things I can wear with it ... leggings and gladiator Esq sandals. I will spare you the awful camera photos! All I need now are some accessories...
Loving both of these, both from accessorize. Think this dress would also look good with a coral cardigan or a one in royal blue!

Let me know what you think?
Monday, April 20, 2009

New Clothes!

As the sun is now shining in London, it makes me want to do one thing .... shop!! No more blacks and dreary it is now time for some COLOUR!

However, on a budget! So I am feeling inspired by monsieur Gok and have decided that if I bu
y any outfits they must be well thought through purchases and complete outfits (in
clusive of accessories rather than random bits I usually pick up and have to buy more things to go with them)... so outfit one.. 

So here is what I am looking at the mo...

Dress - asos £35 not sure of grey or pale pink looks very inbetween could be worn out or with some sandals... will also investigate.

Beautiful shoes £140 carvella.... dont think I will be purchasing these due to their price tag but they are lovely!

Clutch (£28) and cuff (£12) both accessorise 

Earings Orelia (£30)

what do you think?? pink or grey?
Monday, April 13, 2009

Nails Inc

Okay so I have finally got my camera to work!!! (Apoligies for all the google images).

I went to the vitality show I think it was about three weeks ago now as I was given a free ticket by my lovely friend who was working there on a Saturday (poor thing :( ). I went a long without
 wanting to buy anything and what did I see as one of the first stands of the show??? Nails Inc stand, they were selling 9 nail varnishes for £20! Seeing as they cost £10 each I would say this was a bit of a bargain. 

I hadn't used any of their polishes before, as painting my nails has always been that little bit too much effort. But, as this was a really good offer I couldn't pass this up! Reoccurring theme I know but I absolutely love them now and have been painting and repainting my nails ever since.... yep two weeks we will see how long this lasts.... 

The colour selection was good, I love Portabello Market which is the gorgeous summery orange colour which helps us pale people look browner than we are! I have noticed that the lighter colours are slightly harder to apply as they are more gloppy and therefore harder to control. but overly they aren't difficult for us non regular users.

Once polished they do look very professional (I do go in for the whole two coats base coat and a coat of clear to finish though). I think all the colours do need two coats as it does stop them looking slightly streaky. Chip proof they are not, but I do the washing up without gloves and they still last about 4 days before I need to reapply which is not bad in my book.

I have had a look and Asos are doing two colours for £10 I think I will be getting the pastel yellow and mint green next!

On Saturday, I picked up some new body moisturiser, after using some of the Garnier products for some time. I took advantage of a lovely 2for1 superdrug offer, St Ives body moisturiser. I think it cost about £5 for two of these large bottles... bargain!

I have to say results so far are promising! The consistency is a little bit runny, but rubs in quite quickly and after just two days of use I can actually feel a difference on my skin. It isn't fragranced so nothing to report on that side I am afraid, but so far so good, any product that produces such an instant effect is always a real find! My skin type is quite dry but this is from years of not applying anything to my skin after taking a shower (bad I know, but better late than never to start turning things around hey?!).
Sunday, April 12, 2009

Giorgio Armani

So I have been trying to find the event I am going to talk about online but I cant find it anywhere:(
Giorgio Armani are doing an evening event April 24th in Selfridges where you pay £30 and you get a goody bag worth £50 along with champagne and a free make over plus a guest make up artist giving you tips. 

I went to something similar at space NK a while ago which had a fantastic goody bag (not that I could afford to re buy any of its contents that I liked) but it was a bit crowded so I couldn't really make the most of the experience. So am now pondering.... to go or not to go......
After my current You Tube/ Blog addiction I have decided to give my own a go!

So the first product that I am absolutely in love with is.....
I read about this product in Sunday Times magazine (Not 
something i read all the time, but I went through a stage of reading it for recipes, when I was desperately learning how to cook, burnt pasta was just not cutting it!) So anyway, this product was made for superdrug by one of the larger brands I want to say something like Estee Lauder but I am not certain. So at £12 its not the cheapest in the world, but this is my second tube and I love it!

My next product I am currently trialing after reading about it on Bubbleg
arm's site is Naked Shampoo and conditioner. I have been using it for around 2 weeks and have noticed that my hair has not really improved it still looks slightly dry and lifeless and requires washing every day. So I am resigning myself to the fact that it isnt really suited to my hair. I have tried so many products on my hair as it is really thick and after my constant straightening as it is also frizzy and wavy it is now becoming dry. :( So this isn't a product I will be buying again, but I have spied in Superdrug another brand that is also natural so I think this will be next on the shopping list!

The next product I am trialing is Nair's hair removal cream, I have to admit to always being a razor girl, which does leave you with prickly stubble :( not attractive so I am now giving this product a go! I used this, this morning on my legs, underarm and bikini line and my findings so far is, I haven't left it on for long enough (product states 5 minutes but I think 7 is closer to the amount of time I need). Also I didn't put it on thick enough so I have now patchily removed everything, but i will try again and see how we get on! I really dislike the peachy smell, but am happy that it worked on my legs without any reaction, as i have had a bad experience with a similar product in the past which made me come up in a rash :(

Thats all for now folks x