Saturday, 27 August 2011

Shopping Fix- Jewellery

Just a few bits i've picked up recently, enjoy!


Stag ring- Primark £2.00
Leaf ring- Primark £1.50


Armour ring- Primark £2.50


Tusk earrings- Primark £2.00


Feather earrings- Primark £2.50


Wing earrings- Primark £1.00


Assorted bracelets- Primark £2.00


I had to stop by Vivienne Westwood during my recent trip to London. I called in both the store on Kings Road and the store on Conduit Street.


 Gold greek inspired earrings- £75.00


Hot pink nano heart ring- £45.00


Sorry if some of the primark prices are a little off, i have worn everything already and stupidly forgot to remember/save the prices, D'OH!

Have you bought any nice jewellery recently?

Char
xxx

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Shopping Fix-Beauty


So when i came back from my little trip i needed a new powder brush, so i headed on over to E.L.F and couldn't resist picking up a few extra things.

Complexion perfection powder- £3.50

Studio matte lip colour- £3.50 each (Swatches Top- coral Middle- natural Bottom- praline)

These are actually amazing! The consistency is lovely and creamy and they apply like a dream. The finish is obviously matte but not drying at all, such a great product for a few pounds, just a shame they don't do more colours.

Mineral Lipstick- £3.50

M.A.C Lipstick in Costa chic- £13.50

I couldn't resist browsing through M.A.C and since i had a free shipping code i thought it would be rude not to pick up a new lipstick. How beautiful is this colour and the finish is to die for!

Monday, 15 August 2011

Londons Calling

I spent last week, in what has quickly become my second home, London.
I went down with my family as we do just about every year and as always (aside from the riots!) it was lovely.

We visited the Hindu Temple is Neasdon, which was beautiful. 


(image courtesy of google, my pictures just didn't do it justice)

Amazing to think that is in the middle of London right?!

Amy Winehouse is very much loved by my family and i so we decided to start off the second day by saying our goodbyes outside her home in Camden town. We took time to read a few of the hundreds of messages left by her adoring fans. It was very sad, yet so amazing at the same time.
My daughter doodled a small picture for her and left it on the wall outside the park opposite her house, among the other gifts, notes and flowers left.



We then took a lovely walk along Southbank, taking time to watch the skaters and street performers.



As you can see the skate park is covered in graffiti and while standing there people watching two guys where spraying a big piece on the back wall, pretty cool!
These guys in the bottom pictures were crazy, good, but crazy! They were pretty good fun to watch though, i love street theatre!

On one of our last days we decided to take my girls to the zoo, i love the zoo more than i let on. I find it pretty amazing.
My favourites were definitely the gorillas and the penguins, i could watch those for hours!






All in all i had a great few days but i am glad to be back home, it's super tiring walking around London all day long!!

Hope you are all well and enjoy this post as it's a little different to what i normally post.

Char 
xxx

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Vivienne Westwood jewellery collection

I really enjoyed posting about my perfume collection a couple of posts ago and wanted to share another 'collection' of mine.
So after a little thought (let's be honest it was only a minute or so) i thought what better to share than my beloved Vivienne Westwood jewellery?!

Here are the pieces i have collected over the years (i really wish i had more rings!) starting at the age of 16 up to the present day, aged 22!



My collection started with these two punk inspired pieces as a gift from my mum on my 16th birthday, in 2004. Way back when i was studying Vivienne Westwoods punk movement for my textiles class and further anchoring my obsession for the orange haired designer.



I believe these were my next two items, also received as gifts, from my mum the next year.
These are great to add a bit of an edge to a girly outfit.




I bought this little set myself, i love the designs on these especially the details on the bracelet. Is it just me or is that bracelet very Tiffany & Co-esque?


This piece came with the 'Sin Garden' perfume, i really like the chain on this one.


This piece was such an impulse buy. I was at the Hood Street store in Newcastle with my sister buying a purse and saw this on sale (it was reduced from £130 to £70 or something along those lines) and i decided it needed to be mine, not particularly sure why since it's not really something i would wear and therefore never have. But nevertheless it is lovely to look at.


A classic gold mini bass relief pendant, a must for any Westwood lover.


Again, these were such an impulse buy. I was having a little look around in the Conduit Street store in London (i actually went in for a specific pair of green earrings i had had my eyes on but they were out of stock, booo!) and saw these. The colours are what caught my eye. I bought a pair so i didn't leave empty handed, silly reason to get them i know, but i do wear these quite often to dress up a boring jeans and top combo.


Sadly (and surprisingly!) , this is the only ring i have in my collection. There has never been many rings to choose from in VW's collections up until recently (can't wait to get my hands on one or two soon!) but this ring was too cute to pass by, i love it!


These are my most recent pieces, again they were a gift from my mum (thank you mum, you're fab!) for my birthday last year. I saw these online when they were first released and fell in love with the colour. They are described as 'peach' which they are to some extent but i would personally class them as a shiny copper colour.


Finally, these aren't jewellery but i thought i would add them anyway.
I have these political badges (i do have a couple more but i can't for the life of me find them).
These were a bargain, i think they were about £2-£3 each a few years ago and they are great to add to a bag or blazer to add a little something different.

I hope you enjoyed looking at my little treasures, which was your favourite piece?

Do you like these 'collection' posts, would you like to see more? Just let me know what you would like to see.

Finally, if you have any posts for me to have a peek at please let me know, i'm so nosey i could spend hours reading them.

Char
xxx