Tag: Shopping

If you had a spare £200…

My friend recently won a competition, and the prize was £200 gift card for ANY chosen shop.  How exciting!  I made lots of suggestions and urged her to treat herself, but in the end she opted for a DIY store so she could make some home improvements.  What!?!?!?

I’m sure you can relate to my disappointment on behalf of said friend, who I believe should have splurged it all on a handbag or glam pair of shoes.  Anyway, when she was asking for my advice initially, it was quite enjoyable to think about what I would do if it were mine.

After toying with my imaginary gift card, I settled for Topshop.  I would just like to add that at no point did a DIY/supermarket/home textiles store cross my mind as an option.

So here’s what I would buy from Topshop….

Leaf Embellished Vest £40.00

Topshop Leaf Embellished Vest

Floral Jaquard PJ Trousers £38.00

Topshop Floral Jaquard PJ Trousers

Advance Cut Out Western Boots £68.00

Topshop ADVANCE Cut Out Western Boots

Flat Stud Purse £30.00

Topshop flat stud purse

Black Stone Collar £7.50

TOpshop black stone collar necklace

Lips in Wicked £8.00

Topshop  Lips in Wicked

Nails in Circus £6.00

Topshop nails in circus

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If you won a £200 gift card for anywhere, where would you choose and what would you buy?

Paris in Pictures

I have always wanted to visit Paris and was so excited to travel there this September.  It really is the most romantic city in the world, and was full of colour and culture.

I managed to drag my husband along to Disneyland for the day and was surprised at how many adults there were in comparison to children! We had a really fun day but it was hot hot hot!  We visited all the main tourist sites and also threw in a little bit of shopping.

So here is my Paris in pictures:

The Lovers Bridge Paris
The Lovers Bridge Paris
Eiffel Tower Paris daytime
The Eiffel Tower Paris in the daytime
The Eiffel Tower Paris at night
The Eiffel Tower Paris at night
Charlie Chaplin Bowler Hat Lampshade
Charlie Chaplin Lampshade in our Hotel room – Very Paris!
Arc De Triomphe - Paris
Arc De Triomphe – Paris
Disneyland Paris - Sleeping Beauty's Castle
Disneyland Paris – Sleeping Beauty’s Castle
Disneyland Paris photo montage
Disneyland Paris
Disneyland Paris - Sleeping Beauty's Castle
Disneyland Paris – Sleeping Beauty’s Castle
Centre Pompidou Paris - Modern Art Museum
Centre Pompidou Paris – Modern Art Museum
Sephora Paris store front
Shopping on Champs-Élysées Paris – Sephora
Mercedez Benz Paris
Shopping on Champs-Élysées Paris – Mercedes Benz shop

 

 

 

 

 

Sephora Paris Shopping Trip

I was so excited to visit Paris this September, and especially to go shopping on Champs-Élysées.  The shops there are incredible and it was my first time visiting a Sephora.  We happened to go there on a Saturday, which was a BIG mistake as it was very busy and was boiling hot that day.

Sephora Paris store front

When I was in Sephora, all I could think was this is like the Disney Store of makeup! It was crazy in there, and filled to the brim with all the luxury makeup brands you can think of.  I managed to fight my way through the crowds and grab a few bits.  I decided to try out a few of the Sephora own brand products as you can’t get them in the UK (Sephora is available online) and they looked like great products.

Sephora Paris store inside

Sephora Fragrance stand

The Sephora colour selection was almost as vast as Mac, and you can put together palettes.  In the end I settled for a gorgeous shimmering bronzing powder, a pink lip pencil and a nude eye shadow palette.  I love the packaging of the palette,s and both the bronzer and the eye shadows give off a beautiful natural look.  The staff threw in a few perfume and moisturiser samples, along with a cute little bracelet which was a bonus.

Sephora bronzing powder, eye shadow palette and lip liner
L-R: Shimmering Bronzing Powder – Medium 2
Natural Shadow and Liner Palette – Almost Nude 09
Lip Liner – Pure Pinky 16

Sephora bronzing powder, eye shadow palette and lip liner

If I’m ever near a Sephora again I would definitely make a few more purchases!

Shimmering Bronzing Powder – Medium 2

Natural Shadow and Liner Palette – Almost Nude 09

Mini Lip Liner – Pure Pinky 16