This is what I’ve learned from spending 3 hours at The Trafford Centre

i. Come November there will be tons and tons of annoying people (me included) in The Trafford Centre doing their Christmas shopping which means you will be shoved from pillar to post. Just be grateful there’s no Primark in there. ii. If you have scheduled a make over with RMK and the person doing it has actually gone home, you will be ever so slightly irritated but at least the nice temp girl shoves a […]

Shu = Meh


Maybe I’m just a cranky cow, but I made my way to the Shu Uemura counter today to lookat the Mika Christmas collection which looks super stunning online. Only 2 palettes were left: This one looks dull but it’s actually quite nice and the third colour across, a rose bronze is utterly stunning. Winter Sakura (I think) is more dramatic: Both are £45. Houston, we have a problem. The palettes are SIMILAR.  Not a bit, […]

Screw you!: Dodgy Royal Mail


It ain’t like this anymore As if it’s not bad enough with the crappy exchange rate – 1 GBP = 1.47793 USD, people!!!  I’m getting screwed over by Royal Mail too! Five lost parcels in 2 months.  From Thailand, Hong Kong, the US, Japan and Blighty. Either I am just cursed, or someone at Royal Mail has exquisite taste in Japanese cosmetics. Whilst I think that it’s inevitable that sometimes things will get lost, I […]

Ciate Hat Box at ASOS


I know, I know, ASOS are on my hate list, but compared to some of the deadbeats I’ve bought from lately, they are a boon. What I’ve noticed from surfing their site lately is that the prices are very erratic.  One day I added a headband into my cart and it was £8.  The next day I looked for it again, it was £6? Go figure.  Yes, it’s only £2 but I would be annoyed […]

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