Sunday, 19 July 2009

London Summer Sales - my chance to a haul workout!

I'm taking every opportunity I have to make posts between work and entertaining family (which is a 24/7 business!) and yesterday was the 1st time that I was able to have a bit of 'me' time. I managed to get a few things so here they are:

A tribal/ethnic style bag (Accessorize) - I just love everything about it. The embroidery and decoration on the main body of great fuschia pink, plus the twisted colour strap. I'm thinking of using this for an evening out as a clutch - am thinking that it'll look great against block colours - but also during the day with jeans - strapped on the diagonal. I've always liked this tribal trend but never really saw anything that looked not too OTT or a little contrived. But I think this is perfect!

Another trend that I love but haven't quite replicated in my wardrobe is the nautical theme and this great canvas bag (love the twisted handles) introduces me to it. Great for mu items to get lost in : D

Some cute hairpins (Accessorize) - I don't have anything with swallows on it - so am following the trend with this one!

I thought this was a great necklace (again, Accessorize) to jazz up a workoutfit but also perhaps a wedding outfit - as I have a few to go to over the next year! If you saw my YT vid on my fave jewellery pieces - you know I love these kind of statement necklaces. It's a combination of blue/green/grey stones...very pretty IMO

Then I coudln't resist this delicate looking blue glass stone and gold bracelet which I thought just looked classy - and would be great for wedding season too! Thanks Accessorize!

And then I popped along to John Lewis on Oxford Street and braved the crowds - but saw these great Dune sandals. They are more off white cream than white than they appear in the pics but I loved the heel height (manageable and comfy) and I thought it's really difficult to get cream coloured heels that don't look trashy. They also have it in tan (though not my size) which if I am lucky enough to find in my size - I will also purchase!

Of course, the sales wouldn't be it without some makeup or skincare purchase and I saw the Bliss Sleeping Peel Masque for sale in Harrods. The SA told me that it was on sale because they were changing the name and packaging due out in winter, but the product will remain the same. I am going to try this to help with my blackhead congestion around my nose specifically - and will do a YT vid once I've used it a few times!

PS. Sorry the photos are not upright in some of them , trying to do this in a rush before the computer is needed by someone else in the fam!

Any sales gems you've scored this summer?

Wednesday, 15 July 2009


Hey there all! Just popping in to post because I've been MIA and super bizzy with my family and some friends that have been visiting from abroad. So went to Somerset last week and had a good ol' English Countryside long weekend break - and on the way back to London stopped off at Bicester Designer Village. Of course, no visit to Bicester would be without a mandatory stop at the CCO. And these are my goodies:

MAC Spaced Out Sheertone shimmer blush (love the orange packaging on this one!)
MAC Drizzlegold Loose powder
Clinique Egyptian gel eyeliner

I have been forever wanting to get Spaced Out blush and Drizzlegold. I am turning into such a MAC hoarder! And one that always sees the new collections, doesn't get anything, but then wants after seeing makeup posts and reviews! So I was super pleased to discover these at the CCO.

Any good discoveries lately?