Saturday, 13 August 2016

Some Birthday Fun (LUSH, Cookies and Cake)!

Saturday, 13 August 2016
LUSH, Cookies and Cake
LUSH, Cookies and Cake
I was recently in London for my birthday and decided to do a little shopping. It was my birthday after all, so why not treat myself a little?

I wandered along Oxford Street to the LUSH store and perused their always overwhelming selection of goodies. I knew I wanted a bubble bar but was unsure of exactly which one I wanted. So I went around the store smelling everything I could and needless to say got myself covered in glitter.

I came across the Milky Bath bubble bar and was intrigued because it had a much lighter scent than the other bubble bars. I couldn’t describe the scent for you but according to the LUSH website its made with soya milk, cocoa butter, patchouli and orange oil.  A combination which, to me, smells wonderful!

I picked one up and went to pay and the lady at the register was very kind and friendly. I have to say I have never had a bad experience with a LUSH employee, which is fantastic.

Once I was done at LUSH I continued wandering down Oxford Street until I came across Ben’s Cookies. They had quite the selection of cookies and, as it was my birthday, I indulged and bought seven! Of course I couldn’t eat them all myself and ended up sharing them with friends (but honestly isn’t sharing cookies with friends the best anyway?).

When I got back to the hotel room I was pleasantly surprised to find a birthday cake waiting for me! Of course I had a couple of nibbles before I snapped a photo because who can resist chocolate birthday cake?

All in all I had a nice little birthday shopping trip and I am planning to do a review of the LUSH Milky Bath bubble bar once I get the chance to enjoy it! 


Saturday, 23 May 2015

Gap Haul

Saturday, 23 May 2015

 Today I have a little Gap Haul

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One of the reasons I love shopping at Gap is that they always seem to be having a sale.... and today was no exception! 

I was originally just going to have a little browse but once I heard that all regular priced items were 40% off I thought it was the perfect opportunity to buy a new summer outfit! (What can I say? I'm very opportunistic ;) )

The first thing I spotted was the hat since I was already planning on buying one. Then I saw the jeans and the blouse and I thought why not? It all fit and looked nice and I walked out of the store with a complete outfit for 40% off in less than 30 minutes!

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That's a second reason I love shopping at Gap...It can be a one stop shop for a complete outfit! I say, "can be," because I haven't always been so fortunate but more often than not I am!

I think Gap is often a place people forget if they're not looking to buy some basic pieces, but I would definitely recommend checking it out if you have the time. Especially while this sale is on!

What's your favourite place to shop? 


Wednesday, 20 May 2015

The Perfect Summer Dress

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

I've found my perfect summer dress

I would love to say that I found this dress after scouring countless stores in relentless pursuit of the perfect summer dress. In all honesty, however, finding this dress was much more of a right place, right time, right price, right dress situation.

This gorgeous dress is by Diane von Furstenberg. However, I did not find it in a fancy-shmancy department store (of course not!). No, I was at Marshall's, of all places, buying socks with my brother (oh, the glamour!). 

I had been eyeing the dress since we walked in the store. The dress was on display by itself in the shoe section (a very odd place for it to be in Marshall's) and every time I walked by I could not help but stare at it. When my brother and I were finally in line to pay for his socks I started to think that I could not leave without at least trying it on. I walked over to the dress snatched it right off its display hanger and walked straight to the fitting rooms to try it on (ha ha, I was a total woman on a mission!). 

I tried it on and, to my absolute joy and excitement, it fit perfectly. 

What happened next was fairly typical. I bought the dress (of course). Brought it home, tried it on and did some obligatory twirls.

I'm sure I'll be wearing this dress all summer long!

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This is my perfect summer dress, what's yours?


Sunday, 22 March 2015

A Quick OOTD

Sunday, 22 March 2015

This OOTD (Outfit Of The Day, if you were wondering :) ) was actually quickly snapped a few days ago. I was getting ready to take my dog out for a walk and realized I hadn’t done an OOTD in a while (in fact I’ve only done one other! here’s alink if you’re interested) and decided to take some pictures of my outfit to share with you.

I wasn’t actually planning to do an OOTD today, but I’m currently away and the photos for the post I originally planned are still on my camera’s memory card back home. Argh, the frustration! I guess it’s just something to look forward to, right?

Unfortunately the photo quality isn’t the best, (as I said these photos were taken quickly with my phone) but I think you can still get the general idea and I like to see what other people are wearing so I decided to share them regardless. :) 

Anyway, for the walk I wore: a pink sweater with a maroon scarf and a pair of dark blue skinny jeans.

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(the awkward close up haha!)

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(....and me casually looking away haha) 


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