Monday, 17 May 2010

A collective haul!

Over the past few weeks i've been spending as usual and here are some of the bits i've bought all combined into one post.

I bought a very cute bow necklance from River Island that has pastel coloured gems on. River Island is fast becoming one of my favourite places for accessories.

I went into M&S for a chocolate fix and was pleased to find they have a new selection of Hello Kitty chocolate including this very cute tin filled with choc hearts :)

I aslo picked up another of the Estee Lauder lipsticks from the Micheal Korrs Hollywood collection. This one is Hollywood gold. If i was rich i'd buy the whole collection- all of it's beautiful.

I made a small ASOS order- i picked up another of the Daintly Doll eyeshadows. This one is Honey Bronze. The shadows are really smooth,and the colour is a warmer version of Satin Taupe by Mac. I also got a cute Vegas charm necklace which was a bargain at £1.75 in the sale.

And at the weekend i popped into Superdrug. Gosh was on 3 for 2 and they had the new Summer collection in stock. I picked up this eyeshadow palette in Bohemian Gypsy, and a Tropical eye pencil in Violet Queen which has a lovely two tone effect. My favourite of the bunch is the Jumbo Lip Gloss Pencil. They had them in 3 shades, which were all very nice but i opted for Flamenco Coral. I have a feeling i'll be going back for the other 2 though...

Also in Superdrugs skincare is 3 for 2. I took the oportunity to stock up on some Simple products as i seem to be using a lot of their stuff lately. I decided to try the Oil Balancing Moisturiser for the daytime-i though this would be good for the warmer weather. As well as that i chose a Soothing Eye Balm, as i'm obsessed with finding things to help my dreaded dark circles. And lastly an Anti Wrinkle night cream- as i need a new night cream, and i fear wrinkles are aproaching (i can already see one on my forehead...eeek!)

I plan on doing some reviews on some of these things soon-particularly the Gosh bits, but if anyone has any requests they are always welcome.

My London Spree

Hello Again! As mentioned in an earlier post i visited London a couple of weeks ago. Here are some of the things i bought whilst there...

One of my favourite shops is in Covent Garden where they sell the most beautiful and unusual decorative things. I bought these 2 super cute felt garlands and the below rose garland. I think i'm going to use these to spruce up my bedroom.

I also bought some picture postcards to add to my collection, i especially love old advertising postcards.

Along with my i love London lighter i picked up in a souvenir shop i also picked up this adorable Hello Kitty trinket bowl at Harrods.

One of my favourite things i got was this Hello Kitty wicker bag from Harrods- this will be perfect in the Summer :)

Also in Harrods i stocked up on some cute Hello Kitty stickers, and the below earrings and necklace set.


Lately i've mostly been using...

Here are the products i've found myself using a lot lately:

  • Simple facial toner and hydrating moisturiser. I have really sensitive skin so this works well for me, although the moisturiser is a little disappointing.
  • Loreal Telescopic mascara. This was an impulse buy-i realised i'd never bought anything by Loreal before. It makes my lashes huge but is really drying.
  • Boots 17 Lasting fix nail polish in Orange Soda. Such a pretty creamy orange colour.
  • Barry M Shimmering eye & lip crayon 7. Perfect as a base, i also like wearing this on it's own with some mascara.
  • Avon Glazewear lipstick in choc sequins. I've never been one for brown lippie, but i love this one- and its nice and glossy.
  • Vasaline. I've had an attack of dry lips so have been using this religiously.
  • Boots 17 eyeshadow in Statuesque. I'm so impressed with this! Lovely and creamy,and a beautiful daytime colour.
  • Maybelline Loose mineral powder foundation. I'm not an everyday foundation wearer, but this is great coverage without feeling heavy on the skin.
And on another note i watched 'Worried About the Boy' last night on BBC2. It was a brilliant drama about Boy George, and the make up in it was amazing!


Tuesday, 11 May 2010

My Trip to London :)

Last week i had some time booked off work and decided to take a trip back down to London to visit my family. Unfortunately i don't get to go back there half as much as i'd like to :( so i decided to visit all my favourite places...

One of favourite parts of central London is China town. They have amazing shops there.

I also love walking round Harrods- especially the Hello Kitty section on the childrens floor.

If you are a Hello Kitty fan then this is heaven!

I think the toy floor at Harrods is probably my favourite floor :)

I also love walking round the streets, there's always something interesting to see. I love this fountain in Piccadilly:

I also love all the cheesy London souvenier shops-and i always stop in these to add to my postcard, and ashtray collection! I will add another post of all the lovely bits i bought soon.

I also went to a vintage amusement arcade where they had a slightly creepy laughing sailor: