Sunday, 30 January 2011


Yesterday I went to London with a friend to do some research on Chanel for one of our projects at uni, so after getting up at 6:45am :/ and arriving in London at 10:00 am we set off down Bond Street to find the shop.

I'd say the most noticeable shop down Bond Street that we saw was Louis Vuitton with its 'theme park' window display of a big gold roller coaster and a ferris wheel that actually turns with bags going round it, it looked amazing!

Walking down the street we noticed Chanel had two stores - one was for fine jewellery and the other consisted of clothes, shoes, bags, jewellery, perfume, sunglasses and make up. We didn't go in the jewellery shop but we did go in the other.

Firstly, we got let in by a man on the door, the first thing I then noticed was the smell of perfume - obviously one of the Chanel ones, the interior was all black and white - like the front of the shop, and they had cream stone flooring, to the right was a little make up section and a sunglasses section, then there was two glass cabinets holding jewellery of different kinds  and watches. On the left there was shelving of different bags with some accessories, and again two glass cabinets with purses and other accessories in.

Walking through to the back there was shelving on the back wall with more bags on, and the counter to the left, to the right there were stairs to the ground floor and the second floor, going up the stairs to the second floor we noticed the cream carpeting, which continued on the whole floor, there was a TV screen on the wall to the right as we got up the stairs which was playing a catwalk of the Fall-Winter 2010/11 Haute Couture collection and in front of us there were some clothes, only 3 items were in each section and they hung on black velveted hangers with a gold Chanel logo on. 

Through to the left there was more clothes around the whole section again in threes, a dressing room and also a seating area, were a man was sat enjoying some biscuits and tea as his partner was trying on a selection of the clothes.

The clothes were mainly pastel shades, some incorporating the famous Chanel tweed, some being suits entirely of tweed and others being chiffroney type dresses. There was also some black dresses in the collection.  

The front of the store - all the mannequins wore red wigs and there was two big white lions.
 (Lions were a key piece in Gabrielle  Chanel's life as her star sign was Leo).

Going down to the ground floor, there was again a TV screen showing the same collection (I think anyway - I can't fully remember), this floor contained mainly shoes, a few bags and a few accessories, we also noticed the mannequin next to the stairs wearing a gorgeous either jumpsuit or trousers and top piece, the shoes were on shelving around the walls, then through to the left there was again two cabinets containing purses and accessories, the man serving was friendly and said hello to us when we walked over there.

Overall the feeling in the shop was friendly we thought they might be a bit 'stand offish' but it wasn't at all - I only wish I could have afforded to actually purchase something! Ha...

Wednesday, 19 January 2011


Tomorrow I’m going up to Leeds for one of my good friends birthday as shes at Uni there – a few of my friends from home are going too, so will be nice to see them! She decided that we were all going to dress up and the theme was Disney, so as I’m pretty much obsessed with Tinkerbell it was obvious who I was going to choose!

After picking my outfit off ebay which consists of a little green fairy dress with netting round the bottom, and some shiny wings I really didn’t know what shoes to wear! Obviously I wanted some kind of green pumps, but couldn’t find any anywhere, so… I came up with the bright idea of buying some satin ballet shoes and dying them green and adding pom poms - so that is exactly what I did!

Here’s some picture of the shoes:

I will put photos up of the full outfit when I have it all on together! J

Friday, 7 January 2011

Trevor Sorbie beautiful blonde ice cool platinum shampoo and conditioner

Whilst searching for a new liquid eye liner in Boots on Wednesday this week, I came across the hair section and saw the Trevor Sorbie range was 2 products for £6, the ice cool platinum shampoo and conditioner looked good, it claimed to ‘enhance lighter shades of natural, coloured or high - lighted blonde hair from the first wash.’ I thought with it being so cheap i'd give it a go and see if it actually worked because I’ve been using silver shampoos recently as I like my hair to look ‘whiter’ rather than yellow; even though the ice cool shampoo isn’t a ‘silver shampoo’ it does have semi permanent dye in it with a violet base which neutralises brassy, yellow tones.

Today I tried them out, I firstly noticed how nice they smelt, not like shampoo – more of a perfumey kind of smell which I liked, I then read the packaging and it says to massage the shampoo in for two minutes to activate the colour, so I started to massage it in and after about a minute I felt my scalp itching and burning a little but didn’t think much of it because of the dye. After the two minutes I washed it out and used the conditioner which also says to leave in for two minutes so I did. I obviously then washed that out and carried on with my bath blahh blah.

When I got out and brushed my hair I noticed I had lots of dandruff at my roots – which I never get! I carried on brushing my hair and put my protectants etc on it and started to dry my hair, I noticed my hair was a lot dryer than it normally is. After my hair was fully dry I looked in the mirror and most of the dandruff had gone I guessed this was because I brushed it out? I don’t know? The colour of my hair hadn’t really changed that much; that I could notice anyway, and my scalp felt irritated like the product had burnt it.

It does say on the package that it can cause an allergic reaction but with me using other silver shampoos and hair masks I thought I’d be okay. I don’t know if it was an allergic reaction but it definitely hurt my scalp and it didn’t really do much good to my hair with it making it dry and causing dandruff! The one plus side was the nice smell though! I won’t be using this again for a while – and if I do I probably won’t leave the shampoo on for as long and maybe I’ll be okay?!

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Going back to Notts

Sooo… I’ve been at home in Grimsby for nearly a month now, and yes it is infact grim! I have loved being back and seeing my family, friends and of course my boyfriend; but there really is not a lot to do here at all! So my time has consisted of working back at River Island – which is good because I’ll have some extra money!; sleeping/generally chilling, eating too much and drinking when going out with the girls etc.

Now only having 3 days till I go back to Nottingham, I really need to start sorting out all my things again and packing – boooo! I am not looking forward to trying to sort out all my clothes/shoes again! However, I am looking forward to using my new Cath Kidston overnight bag which my mummy got me for Christmas! Adding to my collection of other things I have from Cath Kidston, I love it!

My overnight bag :)