Monday, September 24, 2012

Bargains and Lush Goodies

Today some bargain buys I spotted and my picks from the Hallowe'en Goodies @ Lush, enjoy!

  • - Buy one Disney DVD get one free!
  • ASOS have 20% off ASOS Collection
  • Amazon - I was genuinely dreaming I was on holiday last night, but I had no flippy floppies! So here's some serious cheap ones on sale Roxy Flip Flops buy for next year! Also they have loads of styles, do a search.

Blowfish Open toe Flats  £6.04 - You save £23.96!

Miss KG Harper Heels £11.83 - You save £58.17

Marta Jonsson Womens Open Toe £15.16 - You save £104.84

Finally, I want ALL OF THESE - from Lush

The Witches Ball Bubble Bar
Jaco Ballistic
Ghost Shower Jelly
Demon in the Dark Soap

Wicked Bath Melt

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

I thought today I'd share some Art I like.  Focusing on Women.

Morning by Boris Kustodiev

The Crystal Ball by John William Waterhouse

Portrait of Emilie Floge by Gustav Klimt

Umbrella by Marie Bashkirtseff

Shallow Waters by Mark Demsteader

Hope you found something you liked among those!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Recently Purchased: Halloween

The 2 Euro Shop (and Dealz) are selling awesome Halloween decorations this year. I bought (and my boyfriend bought me) a few things that not only will be great for halloween but I'm definitely keeping in my room year round! :D

My boyfriend modeling one of the two skull mugs we got at the 2 Euro Shop :P

A little light up ghost I got in Dealz! I don't think he was even €2. He changes colours as well and is very cute in my window :)

Some awesome temporary tattoos from the 2 Euro Shop! A Kitty on my boyfriends arm and a Bat for me. Steve's didn't last long because of the hair on his arm but mine lasted nearly 2 days. There is 48 tattoos in a pack. Cats, Bats, Pumpkins, Ghosts, Witches and Spiders!

Little badges that flash when you turn them on. I thought they'd be pretty crappy but the flash on them is so bright! 

Halloween ornament that is well worth the €2 cos its really heavy and has glitter on it.

My boyfriend surprised me with these awesome skull fairly lights that I put over my door!

I have some window sticker decorations as well but haven't got them up yet but when I do I shall take some photos! It's incredible hard not to buy all the cute and awesome Halloween decorations for so cheap! Especially if you're like me and will use them year round ;)

All photos taken from my Instagram. Follow me here!

Bookshop Of The Year Awards - 2012

The Bord Gáis Energy Bookshop of the Year Award is open for voting now, if you have a favourite bookshop or someplace you think deserves a vote you can logon to The Bord Gáis Energy Book Club and cast your vote.

Everyone who votes will be entered into a draw! So you could win €500 worth of electricity, A holiday voucher worth €500 or one of 50 book club goodie bags.

ModCloth Pick - Winter Coats

I've been browsing ModCloth and here are my favourite Winter coats.

Cocoa Shavings Coat by Ryu
I love the colour, the cut and look at the swirls! Alas tt's $134.99 :( Maybe Santa will bring it to me?!

Far Off Village Coat by Jack by BB Dakota

It looks so snuggly and comfy.  I love the pattern and the buckles, it's got a hood and it's cheaper than the previous offering but only slightly @ $92.99

Trick or Treat Tweed Coat by Pink Martini
In the picture it just looks brown but if you go to the site and zoom in you can see the lovely Autumnal colours woven through the fabric of this coat.  It's really old fashioned looking and that's what I love about it. Yours for $174.99

Noticed Every Day Coat by Yumi
This 60's style coat is one I'd love for Christmas, it's sooooo pretty and sleek.  I love the cute little bow detail on the pockets. This is $149.99

It's All Happening by Mink Pink

Surely inspired by Penny Lane in Almost Famous oh man this coat, if only I had a time machine and a tour bus.. Or a time machine tourbus? hmmmmmmm........ It has PURPLE LINING FOR GODS SAKE!  $134.99 for a piece of 70's hippy awesomeness.

Off to the Ballet Coat by Tracey Reese
They say 70's inspired I say Beatles Inspired. It reminds me of the Sgt. Peppers outfits if a little more refined and luxurious. This is 'Coming Soon' according to the site and it's very pricey $367.99 but very worth it, I'd imagine it's something you'd have for a long time.  The rich colours, brocading and velvet trim are beautiful.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Etsy Finds #1

I'm addicted to Etsy. I can never seem to stay off it. It has some of the most amazing handmade jewelery and bits and bobs that you'd never find anywhere else. Here is a collection of awesome things I've found on Etsy! :D

Beetle Brooch
This is my favourite Etsy find this week. Turquoise is one of my favourite colours and I've been searching for an awesome piece of Beetle jewelery!

Jack Nicholson Earrings
I don't think I even have to say how amazing these are.

I Love Moustaches Acrylic Necklace
It's true, I do.

Black Hair Bow with Neon Green Bats
I'm loving these type of hair ties/bows recently. The neon green bats are too awesome!

Fox Head Ring
And I'll leave you with this incredibly cute fox head ring. The size of the ring is adjustable and I just love that the fox head isn't oversized, it's a nice little cute size on your finger! Its far too cute!

Happy Monday!

I'm not going to get bogged down in "Ugh it's Monday again?" sad-face posts we see on facebook every week, nope it's gonna be a happy Monday! 

Or a Manic Monday

Or Hows about a 

So here's a bunch of Monday inspired stuff

Monday - The X-Files episode SPOILER ALERT!  ...where Mulder and Scully are stuck in a time loop situation and they die in a multitude of different ways very 'Groundhog Day'

Monday's colour - is yellow according to the Thai Solar Calender and your God of the day is Chandra!

Plough Monday
- A tradition seen in Britain where Ploughman dress up and blacken their faces after the Twelfth Night (The end of Christmas time) they drag a plough around the town and people give them money, there's also the lad with a pigs bladder on a stick... Oh yeah and the Molly dancers are gas :D You can read more about it here (look out for the straw bear!!)

Red Monday - Who doesn't like a good whip of a Monday?! In Czech Republic and Slovakia men and young boys chase and whip girls with a decorated stick on Easter Mondays.  Read what the Czech Daily Word has to say.

Monday - Is the least rainy day of the week!

The First Episode of Emmerdale Farm was transmitted on a Monday

And Finally Cocktails! - It's Mixology Monday  see Cocktail Virgin  for the info.

Enjoy your Monday,

Saturday, September 15, 2012

J.K. Rowling's New Book!

To start off I should say I've never read a Harry Potter book, but today it has caught my attention that J.K Rowling is releasing a new book.  This will be her first novel for adults and it's called 'The Casual Vacancy'.  I'm not sure why but I'm excited about this (maybe it's me picking up the vibes from millions of Potter fans around the world squealing in anticipation of some new fodder?!) 
Okay, so the synopsis courtesy of Rowling's website is as follows;
When Barry Fairbrother dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is left in shock.
Seemingly an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war.
Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils…Pagford is not what it first seems.
And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?

You know what that reminds me of? Hot Fuzz!  Sounds interesting so I shall endeavour to read it and return with a review in the near future.

Bye for now,