Monday, December 28, 2009

Sale fail

Dear Brown Thomas Winter Sale,

Firstly, 50% of almost everything is a Big Fat Lie.

Secondly, why so many ugly Guess handbags in stock that you need to sell off?

I did like the large navy blue DKNY monogram totes, but the practical side of me won out when faced with such a large bag and only one small zipped pocket inside. I like compartments.

Yours sincerely,


Saturday, December 19, 2009

Get your 15 minutes of fame from Lipstick Queen

Perfect as a present for any beauty addict (or even for yourself), these cute sets of mini lipgloss pens are available in two colour selections - The Nudes and The Berries. Priced at €24 for a set of 5 glosses, I think these are a really good deal - you could even split a set among a few lucky people as stocking fillers.

I've been meaning to try the Lipstick Queen range of lip products for ages now and finally got around to it when I picked up the Medieval tinted lip treatment and the Goodbye shade from the Butterfly Ball shimmering treatment lipstick collection recently. Both are lovely and have left me wanting more... you can't have too much gloss at this time of the year, can you?

Available from SpaceNK at Harvey Nichols in Dundrum.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Take your next Tripp with Orla Kiely

Just in time for Christmas, Orla Kiely has cut prices on her Tripp travel line and this adorable upright cabin case is now available for a mere £80 (down from £156). Unfortunately the £25 delivery fee outside of the UK (compared to £4.95 in the UK) is a bit much for me, though I will be looking around to see if retailers here are also lowering prices.

While the laptop bags are sadly sold out, there is also a very lovely large tote bag in the same print still available for £60.

Images courtesy Orla Kiely

Monday, December 7, 2009

A little taste of luxe with Marni and Ladurée

A Marni handbag for Christmas might be a bit of a stretch, but these Ladurée macaroons designed by Marni are definitely an affordable treat and would be very welcome in my Christmas stocking come December 25th...

Available from today in the Luxury Hall at Brown Thomas in Dublin, prices start at €14.90 for a box of 8.