I was supposed to be in London today but instead, I’m on a course of antibiotics and quaffing cranberry juice like it’s going out of fashion. No prizes for guessing what’s wrong with me. To alleviate the desire to drown myself in Tayto crisps and sorrow, I’m doing a blog instead. “Doing a blog”. That sounds elegant.
1). The Boots Christmas advert! Where have “the girls” gone? I know they got a bit annoying after the novelty had worn off but it’s a bit like getting rid of a Chrimbo icon! Have you seen the new one?
I won’t deny, it gives me the fuzzy feeling you want from the Christmas ads BUT, is it just me… can the rest of you understand what the Scottish chick is saying?! It probably is just me, let’s face it… if I lived any further South, I’d be in France. What do you think of the ad? Does it make you wanna rush out and take advantage of the annual 3for2 gift frenzy?
2). Following my weight whinge last week, I’ve set up a Twitter list of equally unmotivated types. Shout me on Twitter if you want to join in… we have a Google Docs thing setup where we can publically shame ourselves into eating more healthily and attempting various forms of excercise. We’re not sure where we’re going with it but it’s nice to be congratulated when one of us does a sit up. Yes, just the one.
3). Harvey Nichols are offering one of their spectacular gift with purchases at the moment when you spend £95 instore in Beyond Beauty. It seems like a lot, but let’s face it – if you’ve got Mum, Sister, Nan and favourite Aunty to buy beauty things for, you’re gonna clear £95 in no time at all. Wanna get down to the nitty gritty and discover what’s inside?
Percy & Reed Foaming Treatment Mousse, Blinc Mascara/Eye liner – 0.7g, He Shi – Exfoliating Body Wash 50ml, Ren – Frankincense Night Cream – 15ml, Dr Hauschka – Make Up (Product may vary), Aspects – High Tech – Lash Extender 13ml, Ole Henriksen – Truth Serum Booster 15ml, Fake Bake – Tinted Body Glow 2oz, GHD – Final Fix Hairspray – 75ml, Strivectin SD Cream 0.75oz, Macadamia – Oil – 10ml, Mario Badescu – 30ml Moisturiser, Soap & Glory – Nude SMP Lip Gloss.
What do you think, worth it?
Also, whilst on the subject of Harvey Nics… the new Beauty Bazaar is now open in Liverpool ONE (and what a fabulous shopping arena that is). Three floors of products, brands and services to fulfill your beauty-loving heart’s desire. Blimey.
4). If you’re South of the Watford Gap… there’s still some shopping excitement available courtesy of Selfridges Beauty Workshop (which Istillhaven’t visited!). The self-appointed “beauty playground” boasts over 150 products and services and now offers a Beauty Card which can be purchased and redeemed against various services and gift packages.
5). Still on the subject of shopping (is there any other?)… who’s going to Hyper Japan this year? I wanted to go in February but couldn’t persuade Mr. L into giving up his Saturday. I’ve played it clever this time and told him that Konami and Namco Bandai are there… he told me I had a deal. Me? I’m just gonna enjoy the pretty kimonos, kawaii accessories, and well… you know, food. Tickets to the UKs biggest J-Culture event are £12 in advance or £15 on the door and the show runs from the 23rd – 25th November.
Right then my lovelies, that’s a little round up of the best of my email inbox and the worst of my brain. I’m off to go feel sorry for myself a little bit more, I haven’t had enough cups of tea delivered to my bedside yet today…. and you know, I need the liquid for medicinal reasons – not just because it’s tea. Made for me, by someone else. Nuh uh. x