I did suffer at the hands of the weather and a reckless driver the other day though. Little Man and I were walking down our (unmade) road on the way back from school when a neighbour drove past way too fast, into a large deep puddle, and completely drenched me! He knew what he had done and put his hand up by way of an apology in passing, but I was having none of it. I had a feeling he was on his way to collect his daughter from school, so I waited out the front for his return. It was only about five minutes before I saw his car turn into the road and once he was on his driveway, I pounced. I ended up getting far angrier than I had expected but this was due to the fact he couldn't face me, was bright red the whole time, but never stood and talked to me, just made his way from his car to his front door. I shouldn't call him a man, because he obviously isn't. Later that evening my husband said "I see you haven't received a bouquet of flowers by way of an apology then" to which I responded "I would have been happy if he had at least offered to pay to have my coat cleaned". Just goes to show how ill mannered some people are, if I had drenched somebody with dirty puddle water along a muddy road without a path, I would be mortified and wouldn't be able to apologise enough. It is an offence after all, and surely he could see my boots have the gold Jimmy Choo name plate on the heel and nobody should splash the Choo's, it just isn't right! I was hardly "singing in the rain" I can tell you!
To add insult to injury, I ran out of cleanser the following morning which really annoyed me. As much as I love Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish, only thing that really winds me up about the packaging is the fact that you can't see how much product you have left and then you go to use it one morning, only to find out the container is empty, grrrr. I have the same problem with Fake Bake and always end up cutting the tubes/bottles open only to find there is usually enough product left to do at least one full body if not more! It's just like lipstick, there is apparently a third of the product embedded in the casing, so a lip brush is a must if you don't want to be wasteful.
Convinced there must be enough cleanser left to see me through the next few days, I decided to saw it open, as there was no other way to get through the hard plastic outer shell and the country is back in recession after all, so naturally I didn't want to waste a drop! (I shall start collecting left over pieces of soap like the Queen before long).
I am pleased to report you don't get anything left when the pump stops dispensing, zilch, nada, it was completely empty, so this did please me in one way. It was interesting to see that the product is in some sort of plastic bag inside the outer shell but I couldn't help but wonder, why the hell isn't it sold in a jar to make my life easier and to save me climbing up on a chair to retrieve the husband's tool kit from the top of the kitchen cupboards? I went online and ordered a replacement which came really quickly considering I didn't pay for express delivery and I was even more chuffed to receive a trial size Cleanse and Polish which will be perfect for my Summer Holiday Packing Challenge where less is definitely more and hand luggage only is the way to go, not just in the clothing department but by making clever use of sample and miniature size products to eliminate the need for heavy full size items.
She may not feature on the blog that often, but I have to confess I do love Victoria Beckham and she has featured in the news a couple of times this week.
Firstly in a picture posing beautifully in white and rocking a cute cardi and ultra high nude Louboutins. I don't know how she walks in them I really don't. It is getting harder and harder for me to wear heels with my advancing years. I went to a wedding reception the other week and my calves were killing me the next day and putting "party feet" in your shoes can't do anything to help that, trust me!
I couldn't help but notice her bust definitely looks softer from the original breast implants she once denied having. Obviously her old "Essex Girl" D cup look would do nothing in her bid to be taken seriously as a fashion designer, or maybe she had the now nortorious PIP implants, so had no choice but to get them removed. I can remember years ago when we were led to believe that breast implants may well explode if you ever went on a long haul flight, so maybe Vicky decided she didn't want to take any chances with the amount of times she crosses the Atlantic!
|With her "Essex Girl" Boobs.|
This week I am loving the Kurt Geiger mid season sale! There are so many great bargains and I have found some really nice gold sandals which would be perfect for holiday. I need to make my mind up soon as they won't be around for long. I am also loving the jazzy Hunter Wellington Boots and the downpours we have been experiencing of late only go to remind me what an investment purchase a decent pair of rain boots really are, and these ones are funky enough for you youngsters to get out for summer festivals for many years to come.
As much as I have just moaned about walking in heels, I do love a nude court shoe and although they have been around for a few seasons now, the fact that they elongate your leg and go with virtually any outfit means they won't be going anywhere for a while yet and will soon be afforded iconic Wardrobe Staple status along with a trusty black heel I'm sure.
Kurt Geiger first introduced accessories to their range in their "everything but the dress" campaign last year, so in addition to some salestastic shoe porn to suit every style and budget, there are many more pieces at bargain prices. I particularly like the costume jewellery and the bags. One bag in particular caught my "recessionista" eye in passing, more so after reading Kates post over at Make Do Style where she extols the virtues of carrying a Tote and with this one costing a mere £9, it would be perfect for your beach towel or trips to the local deli. It also folds up into a small square pouch, making it the perfect travel companion if you don't want to use it during your flight.
Kurt Geiger Shopper was £35 now £9.
So my bloghearts, have a lovely weekend and remember one thing, you may not have a gold iphone but April showers bring May flowers.................