On The High Street: Animal Jewellery

Tuesday, 31 July 2012
When it comes to jewellery I definitely lean more towards to cheap and cheerful end of the spectrum, opting for cute/quirky rather than classic/fancy.  I tend to buy most of my jewellery from the high street (with the exception being ASOS, although that is sort of internet-high street isn't it?), mainly from places like Primark and Dorothy Perkins.  One trend that I have been loving for the past year or so is animal design - so far my fashion zoo includes 2 owl necklaces, an owl ring, a zebra top, a bunny necklace, a bird shirt, a butterfly shirt, and a swallow necklace, amongst others! 

The animal jewellery trend seems to be taking off at the moment so I thought I'd do a post showcasing some of my current favourites from the high street.  Also, since we could probably all do with saving a bit of money at the moment, everything I've picked is £15 or under - bargain!!

1 miss selfridge - £7.50
2 miss selfridge - £5.00
3 topshop - £5.00
4 river island - £6.00
5 dorothy perkins - £6.50
6 miss selfridge - £7.50
matalan - £5.00

1 topshop - £7.50
2 topshop - £6.50
3 topshop - £8.50
4 asos - £10.00
5 topshop - £8.50
6 dorothy perkins - £5.00
7 new look - £3.50
8 topshop - £8.50
9 new look - £4.99
10 topshop - £7.50

1 miss selfridge - £6.50
2 topshop - £8.50
3 topshop - £8.50
4 river island - £3.00

1 river island - £15.00
2 topshop - £14.00
3 accessorize - £12.00
4 miss selfridge - £10.00
5 new look £3.99
6 accessorize - £8.00
7 new look - £4.99
8 river island - £8.00
9 accessorize - £10.00
10 river island - £15.00

Are you a fan of the animal jewellery trend?  What's in your fashion zoo? 

Summer 2012 Favourites: Make Up

Monday, 30 July 2012
I've seen a few other bloggers do posts like these where they round up their favourite products from the month, it's a really nice idea so I thought I'd do the same, starting with a makeup post.  Later on this week I'll do similar posts on skincare and hair favourites.

July Makeup Favourites

1) Benefit The Porefessional

Benefit Porefessional

Benefit Porefessional Product Sample

First up is the Benefit Porefessional primer. This was one of the Glamour mag freebies a few months back so I've just got a teeny wee bottle, although I'm probably going to purchase the full size once this has run out. I actually bought Porefessional (or what I thought was Porefessional) on ebay at the end of last year, I'd heard a lot of good things about it and was searching online to find the cheapest place to buy it and found an ebay seller who had them for something ridiculous like a fiver. I'm not sure what made me think this was a genuinely good idea but I bought one. When it arrived it looked legit, but the product in the bottle was definitely not benefit - it looked more like cheap foundation. Needless to say I haven't been that stupid again and always buy genuine products through brands' official websites or big beauty sites.

Anyway, back to the review....when I heard Glamour were giving away Benefit freebies I was desperate to find a Porefessional one and try it out for real. It was surprisingly easy to find - I'd seen people tweeting about places being sold out but that must have been London because I found plenty of copies in the big Superdrug in town and that was a week or so after it was released. 

I've been trying to use this sparingly so it will last, but I absolutely love it - it's totally lives up to the hype! It glides on like a dream and leaves my skin feeling silky soft, with definite pore reduction and a smoothed out look. I also recently bought the Hourglass Veil Mineral primer which is around 3 times the cost (I bought the travel version though for £20) and to be honest Porefessional is just as good. I tend to alternate between the two primers, using each one every second day and I honestly can't see any difference in how my base looks with Porefessional vs Hourglass.

2) Benefit 10

Benefit 10 Highlighter and Bronzer

Benefit 10 Highlighter and Bronzer

Next up is another Benefit product, called 10.  I got this in Boots last month when I was looking for a powder highlighter. After searching the drugstore makeup aisles and having no luck I went over to the Benefit counter and asked the smiley assistant for some help. She recommended "10" which is a highlighter and bronzer in one. 10 comes in the same cute box design as Hervana and their other blush products - I love the box style, they look so pretty in my makeup organiser. My only negative point about the packaging would be the picture on the box - I'm not even sure what that's supposed to be, a tanned midrift and a belt?! Who knows, either way its nothing like the cute quirky designs I'm used to from Benefit, also the name isn't great either - "10" - what does it even mean? 

Anyway, back to the product itself - as the Benefit lady explained to me, it's a bronzer and highlighter in one, with the two products sitting right next to each other. You can use them seperately or blend them together. I tend to just blend them with my Real Techniques blusher brush and apply to the tops of my cheeks and occasionally down the bridge of my nose, and it gives a lovely iridescent glow to my face.  I've already hit pan on the highlighter, so you can see how often it's been getting used!

3) Benefit Hervana

Benefit Hervana Blusher

Benefit Hervana Blusher

Yep it's another Benefit product!  Hervana is quite possibly my favourite blusher of ALL TIME - I love everything about it - the packaging is super cute, it smells lovely, the colours are really pretty, and it looks great on my skin.  Not much else to say really!

4) Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara

Lancome Hypose Drama Mascara

Lancome Hypose Drama Mascara

I got a mini bottle of this mascara in a Glossybox a few months ago and it first I wasn't that impressed by it as at that point I had just started using the Benefit They're Real Mascara and was pretty much in love with it.  I started using the Lancome mascara though once They're Real had run out and it has steadily grown on me. It has also lasted for a ridiculously long time - especially considering it's such a teeny bottle, and I use it pretty much every day.  One of the things I really like about this mascara is that it doesn't leave clumps, also it doesn't need a lot of layering to get a full lash look, I normally just need to give it one coat.

5) Laura Mercier Pressed Finishing Powder

Laura Mercier Pressed Finishing Powder
Laura Mercier Pressed Finishing Powder

Laura Mercier is a brand I've only started hearing about in the past few months, and they have recently launched a makeup range so when I was looking for a new finishing powder I thought I'd give this a try.  I've been using this on a daily basis to set my foundation, and as you can see from the photo above I've almost finished it!  I do really like the finish it gives my face, it feels super light so you're not left with a caked look, and it leaves my skin shine-free and smooth looking.  It is pretty expensive though (£24.50) so I'm not sure if I'll repurchase since I didn't find it particularly amazing compared to all the other (much cheaper) pressed powders I've used in the past.

6) Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in Emerveille

Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in Emerveille

Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in Emerveille

Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in Emerveille

Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in Emerveille
swatch - in natural light

Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in Emerveille
swatch - in indoor light
I decided to treat myself a few months ago and splashed out on this Chanel Illusion D'Ombre eyeshadow - it's quite pricey (£23) but I thought it would be worth it to have something that little bit more special in my makeup collection.  The eyeshadow has a bit of a strange spongy texture to it, so application can take a bit of getting used to.  The colour is lovely though - a shimmery, non glittery bronze that looks gorgeous when the light catches it.  It's perfect for an everyday natural look, with just some mascara and a little eyeliner.  The staying power is great too and I can wear it all day without getting any annoying creases.  Also, I only use a little bit each time so it's going to last for ages!

7) Real Techniques Stippling Brush

Finally, I've already written a post raving about Real Techniques brushes but I've added another one to my collection recently which has transformed my makeup application!  For years I have just applied foundation with my fingers, but I finally decided to try out using a brush so I bought the Real Techniques Stippling Brush on a recent Boots haul and OMG it is amazing!  Like the other Real Techniques brushes it feels so soft on your face, and after buffing in foundation I find my face looks sooo much better and more natural, like my foundation has been airbrushed in.  Cannot recommend this enough! 

So that's my current makeup favourites - are any of these part of your daily makeup routine too?  Let me know in the comments if there's any amazing new products you'd recommend I try out!

A Week (or 2) in Instagrams #18

Sunday, 29 July 2012
Didn't get round to writing a weekly summary post last week so here's a double installment!  

Week 1

1) to 3) Boozing on the train to the KDY (the day before the drinking ban came into force)
4) to 6) The "deepthroat an ice lolly" challenge
7) Cake at Fifi & Ally's
8) Cute kitty
9) Playing a game of Carcassonne

The highlights of the first week were a trip through to the KDY with my best buds where we finally visited the Spice Jones World Buffet after having talked about it for almost a year (turns out, it's not great!).  This was a goodbye dinner for Jemma and James who moved to France this week to start a new life as house sitters - we will miss them lots!  Also this week, me and Emma went through to Glasgow to visit the lovely Sophie who has just moved into a new flat in the west end.  We went to Fifi & Ally's for lunch and amazing (but expensive) cakes, and then went back to her flat to see the kitties and play board games, like the responsible adults that we are.

Week 2

1) Bit of midweek Superdrug shopping
2) Distinguished finger
3) Strawberry and lime cider = yum
4) Preparing a "July Favourites" blog post

This week has been a bit quieter (hence the lack of pictures!), I went to see The Dark Knight Rises for the second time on Thursday night with some guys from work (first time was at the Imax last weekend) - if you haven't already seen it, you totally should - it's amazing!  On Saturday B took me out for for a nice lunch at International Starters at The Shore, then we had a little wander round Ocean Terminal and went home to watch the Olympics for the rest of the day.  Today I've been mostly tidying up and organising my clothes/make up etc as things were starting to get a bit out of control again, also I've been writing and scheduling a few blog posts, taking photos and planning my blog rebrand (coming soon...).

How has your week been?

Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butters

Wednesday, 25 July 2012
I know pretty much every blogger out there has written a review of these lip butters so you're all probably sick of seeing them, but I thought I'd put my two cents in anyway!

It seems to be quite in fashion at the moment for brands to release lip products that are essentially a cross between a lipstick and a lip balm, with Revlon Lip Butters, Maybelline Popsticks* and Clinique Chubby Sticks (ha!) all being released in the last few months.  

I normally don't wear any colour on my lips and just stick with boring lip balm/vaseline as lipsticks tend to dry my lips out, and lip glosses annoy me because they're so sticky (my hair always ends up stuck to my lips!) - so these lip butters are the perfect consistency for me, right in the middle.

Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter is somewhere between a lip balm (hence the "butter") and a lipstick.  It contains shea and coconut butter so has a moisturising effect and glides on really smoothly.  The coverage is sheer to medium, so you're left with a lovely subtle (but buildable) shiny colour.  The Lip Butter collection currently has 20 different shades, ranging from very subtle pinks/nudes to richer reds/oranges, all with delicious sounding names like "Candy Apple" and "Raspberry Pie" - mmmm!

Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter

Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter

The first Lip Butter I bought was Peach Parfait, which I picked up on impulse a few months ago.  It's a really lovely colour - a sort of peachy pink with a touch of coral.  I really love the quilted look packaging, also it's really handy having the tube colour match the product colour as it's  easy to pick out the one you want from your makeup drawer.

Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter Peach Parfait

Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter Peach Parfait

When I was in Superdrug yesterday picking up some essentials, as always I couldn't resist a quick nose around the makeup aisle and ended up picking up another two lip butter shades.  I went for a light pink one (Sugar Frosting) and a quite bright orange/coral (Tutti Frutti) - so I now have three in light, medium and bright shades.

Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter

Sugar Frosting is a really light pink colour - it took a lot of swatching for any colour to show up at all on my hand!  On the lips though it's a really nice subtle pink, and is perfect for my everyday look.

Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter Sugar Frosting

Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter Sugar Frosting

Tutti Frutti is a bright orange/coral shade, and is one of the more daring colours in my collection (well, daring for me, but probably not so daring for people who wear lipstick a lot!).  I'm not sure how much I really suit having bright colours on my lips, but I'm looking forward to trying out the new look!

Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter Tutti Frutti

Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter Tutti Frutti

Have you tried any of the Revlon Lip Butter shades?  I'm definitely a fan, although I'm not sure I'll be buying any other colours yet - I'm attempting to curb my spending and 3 shades is probably enough for a lipstick novice like me!

Revlon Lip Butters are currently retailing at £7.99 at Boots and Superdrug.

*I have one of the Maybelline Popsticks in Pink Sugar but it's pretty rubbish - it's lovely and pink and glittery in the tube but looks like nothing when it's on your lips, such a let down.

A Week in Instagrams #17

Sunday, 15 July 2012

1) Cheeky Pizza Hut lunch
2) Lunch with the wee sis
3) Office clean up
4) Visit to the National Gallery
5) My poor boots :(
6) Friday night in
7) New brush storage
8) Nice and tidy drawer
9) Wispa Mcflurry...mmmm!

Where has this week gone?!  I started the week off with a nice catch up lunch with my sister, getting all the goss from T in the Park.  B and I popped along to the National Gallery on Thursday night to see their latest exhibition which was good but ridiculously busy.  On Friday I'd attempted to organise a surprise going away party for some friends in just 24hrs but it failed miserably so I ended up having a night in instead!  

The rest of the weekend was fairly quiet, I did a lot of cleaning/tidying and watched both Batman films ahead of seeing the new one next Saturday at the Imax - can't wait!  B was out on Saturday night so for the second week in a row I was left to my own devices which basically involved getting a takeaway and watching what I want on the TV....rock and roll!

Primark Haul June 2012

Saturday, 14 July 2012
I meant to post this ages ago but just kept forgetting to get around to it!  Here's what I picked up in Primark the other week.  I normally head straight for the dresses whenever I go to Primark but I wasn't that impressed with their selection so I ended up getting pieces for work mostly, as well as some accessories.

Black and White Womens Cotton Shirts Primark
Tie front shirts - £4.00 each

Womens Primark Sleeveless Shirts
Butterfly shirt - £10.00
Mint spotted shirt - £8.00

Womens Skirts Primark
Floral skirt - £3.00
Black curved hem skirt - £10.00

Black Floral Skirt Primark
Close up of buttons on skirt

Womens Accessories Primark
Black/white handbag - £10.00
White lace heart print scarf - £4.00
Navy corsage shoes - £8.00
Cream quilted handbag - £6.00
Pearl cage necklace - £5.00
Pyramid bracelet - £4.00
Pink wallet - £5.00

£100 ASOS Blogger Challenge

Friday, 13 July 2012

You may have seen a few bloggers posting about this recently, but in case you haven't heard, the lovely ladies over at The Discount Coder Blog are running an ASOS Blogger Challenge to celebrate reaching 1,000 Twitter followers.

The challenge is:
  • Head over to ASOS.com
  • Put together the hottest outfit you can for £100 or less (no student discount or Asos discount codes allowed)
  • Blog about your stylish ensemble over on your blog
  • Leave a comment on their post here with a link to your post

Katie and Jenny will then check out all of the entries and choose one lucky winner who will receive a £100 ASOS gift voucher - I don't know about you but I could spend that in a heartbeat on that site - I heart ASOS!

I started browsing the site the other day and the challenge was actually so much harder than I thought it would be - there were so many pretty things that I ended up with about 4 outfit options and then had to choose my favourite.  Also I did struggle a bit to stay under the £100 as I kept wanting to add more accessories, but in the end I'm pretty pleased with my little outfit!

I've gone for a simple white summer dress and rocked it up with black, gold and spikes.  The outfit came to £97 so I spent the remaining £3 on a black nail varnish to add to the rock vibe.  All in all it came to a tidy sum of £99.99 - so I JUST made it and no more!

dress - £22
boots - £35
necklace - £25
belt - £15
nail polish - £2.99

What do you think of my ensemble?  Have you entered yet?  Leave me a link to your post if you have, I love checking out other peoples' outfits, I'm so nosey! :)

Triple Chocolate Brownie Recipe

Thursday, 12 July 2012
Screw the pre-holiday diet - bring on the high calorie chocolate treats!  I made these triple chocolate brownies at the weekend and OMG they are amazing!  Warning: if you're not careful you may eat a whole batch in one day.

Triple Chocolate Brownie Recipe
Apologies for the rather rubbish photo!

185g unsalted butter
85g plain flour
40g cocoa powder
3 eggs
275g caster sugar
185g dark chocolate
75g white chocolate
75g milk chocolate


1) Break the dark chocolate into small pieces and place in a pot with the butter.  Melt over a low heat (alternatively you can use the melt in a bowl over a pan of boiling water technique, but I find this way is easier - just make sure you don't overheat the mixture).

2) Leave the chocolate/butter mixture to cool.  Meanwhile, sift the plain flour and cocoa powder into a bowl.  Repeat the process a few times so the flour mixture is very fine.

3) Roughly chop the milk and white chocolate into small pieces and set aside for now.

4) Preheat the oven to 180 degrees (160 for a fan oven) and line the base of a tin with greaseproof paper.

5) Crack the eggs into a large bowl and sieve in the sugar.  Now whisk for around 10 minutes with an electric whisk, or if like me you don't have an electric whisk you'll need to do it by hand for around 20 mins (feel the burn!).  It's ready once it's gone really pale and mousse-like - a bit like when you're trying to make meringue.  Don't worry too much though if you can't get it to this stage - I manually whisked for about half an hour (whilst watching the Wimbledon final) and it STILL wasn't "mousse-like" but it was pretty pale so I just gave up and used it as it was.

6) Add the chocolate mixture to the egg mixture and carefully fold in with a plastic spatula

7) Now fold in the flour until you've got a nice smooth glossy mixture.  Finally, stir in the milk and white chocolate pieces.

8) Pour into your tin and smooth the top with the spatula.  Put in the oven for about 25 mins, or until the top has a shiny papery crust and the sides are beginning to come away from the tin.  If you gently shake the tin and the middle bit wobbles then it's not ready.  I tested mine every so often by sticking a knife through the middle - after half an hour the middle was still uncooked.  I think in total mine took about 50 mins till they were fully done but that's probably because my eggs weren't stiff enough!   So basically just keep an eye on them and don't freak out if they are still raw in the middle well past 25 minutes!

9) Once cooked leave to cool and then gently remove from the tin and cut into squares.  Unfortunately mine didn't come out of the tin that easily so instead of nice brownie squares we kind of just had a "pile of yummy brownie goodness" - but to be honest, unless you're planning on taking them to a bake sale or something it doesn't really matter what they look like, it will still taste awesome!

Tigi Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo

Wednesday, 11 July 2012
AKA The Curious Case of the Empty Can...

Tigi Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo

Tigi Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo

Tigi Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo

When I had my last hair appointment (and went purple) my salon was having a closing down sale so all their products were buy 1 get 1 free.  They mainly sell Tigi products so I decided to take advantage of the offer and bought the TIGI Bed Head Candy Fixations Sugar Shock spray as I'd actually almost bought this earlier in the month when I was picking up stuff at Escentual.com - I'd had it in my basket but then changed my mind at the last minute as I decided I had spent too much already and didn't really need it.  As my second product I went for the Tigi Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo as I'd just recently finished a bottle of the Umberto Giannini one and hadn't been that impressed with it so was in need of a new one.

Now I'm a bit torn with what to write in this post....the first time I used it I was really impressed - it smelled lovely and didn't have that "dry shampoo" smell that you normally get, also it gave me great volume at the roots and left my hair looking freshly washed - so big thumbs up!  The second time I used it the results were the same, so far so good.  However, then it all went weird....

A week passed before I needed to use it again - picture the scene:  it's 20 past 8 in the morning, I've put my make up on, got dressed, straightened my slightly greasy hair and just need to give my roots a quick blast with dry shampoo before I head out the door.  I go to my cosmetics drawer, pick up the can....and it's empty!  Or it feels empty anyway - I shake it and it feels like there is one big lump of something in there, but nothing is coming out when I try to spray.  So I'm stuck with slightly greasy hair, 5 minutes before I need to get my bus, and an empty can of brand new dry shampoo - argh!  I ended up having to just pull my hair into a ponytail and then went off to work in a huff.

I'm totally confused though as to what has happened here - it was left in my drawer on its side (I've read the can and it doesn't say anywhere in the instructions that is has to be stored in an upright position - so if that IS why it's all congealed then it should be written as a warning on the can!) at a normal room temperature.  It definitely hadn't leaked out either as there was nothing in the lid or in the drawer.  Also, it definitely hasn't been used by anyone else as the only other person in my flat is B and I'm pretty sure he doesn't even know what dry shampoo is!

Has this happened to anyone else before with dry shampoo?  I think I'm going to write to Tigi as I'm pretty miffed!  Also, I'm now obviously on the lookout for a new dry shampoo - does anyone have any recommendations?  Should I just go back to good old Batiste?!

Update: Well top marks to Tigi - I emailed them and they got back straight away to confirm there had been a fault with a batch of these products and some had been sent out to salons before they had a chance to recall them. They are going to send me out a replacement (an updated version called Sessions Series Dry Shampoo) so I look forward to trying that one out when it arrives - look out for a review shortly!

A Week in Instagrams #16

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

1) Avon goodies
2) Pretty colours
3) I have nails!
4) New jewellery organiser - only £1 from Primark!
5) and 6) Date night with B
7) Vegetarian haggis starter
8) Amazing lamb
9) Chocolate and raspberry tart

I have some exciting news....I've stopped biting my nails! :)  OK it's not THAT exciting, but it is for me - I've been biting my nails for yonks but I'd started to feel quite jealous of people with nails recently after seeing lots of NOTD posts from other bloggers so I thought I'd try to stop.  I bought the Sally Hansen Maximum Growth treatment in Superdrug a few weeks ago and applied it religiously for about 2 weeks.  I'm not sure if it did actually help my nails grow, or if it was just that it gave them a coating so it stopped me nibbling on them, but they've definitely grown (I keep drumming my nails on things now, which is probably quite annoying!).

So to celebrate me having something resembling proper nails for the first time in about 10 years my Mum gave me a little goodie bag of nail things from Avon so I've been having fun painting my nail lots of different colours this week!

Also this week B and I went out for dinner at A Room in Leith on Friday - it's been a while since we last went out for a meal so it was nice to have a "date night"!  The food was lovely, plus we'd booked on a 5pm offer so got 2 courses for £19.95 which was very reasonable (we also went for dessert - of course - so that was an extra £5 each).  

The rest of the weekend was extremely lazy - I pretty much lived in my PJs the entire time, wore no makeup, and didn't even have a shower until Sunday.  B was out with his mates on Saturday night so I had the place to myself, did some online shopping and watched lots of T in the Park highlights (my little sister was there - although I was much happier watching it on a warm sofa, the weather looked horrendous!).

I've got a fairly quiet week ahead - I should be quite busy at work with reports but I don't have many meetings/calls scheduled in so it will be a "head down and get on with it" type of week.  At the weekend I think I'm going through to Glasgow for afternoon tea with my girlies so that should be fun!  Also my other mission for the week is to book a holiday - so far everything is looking mega expensive though, so wish me luck!

Denim Rainbow

Saturday, 7 July 2012
When I went to Sunderland the other week with my parents, my mum mentioned how she had been searching for a nice pastel denim jacket but wasn't having any luck, so I thought I'd do a bit of searching myself and pull together a blog post - so here you go mum, hopefully one of these takes your fancy!

A denim jacket is something I've not really worn since I was younger, but there do seem to be a lot of cute coloured ones out there at the moment that would look great over a little summer dress, if the summer ever arrives that is!

{L to R}
Debenhams - was £39.50 now £19.75
Inspire by New Look - was £22.99 now £10.00
Miss Selfridge - was £42.00 now £15.00
Dorothy Perkins - £40.00
La Redoute - was £55.00 now £27.50
Warehouse - was £45.00 now £25.00

{L to R}
Miss Selfridge - was £42.00 now £15.00
ASOS - £45.00
Warehouse - was £45.00 now £1700

{L to R}
Fashionfunz at ebay - £24.99
Next - £32.00
Boohoo - £25.00
Topshop - £58.00
M&S - £39.50

{L to R}
Mary Jane Fashion - £20.00
George at Asda - £14.00
House of Fraser - was £45.00 now £20.00

{L to R}
Topshop - was £45.00 now £15.00
Quiz - was £29.99 now £24.99
Topshop - £46.00

Sh-Sh-Sh-Shoe People

Friday, 6 July 2012
I didn't do a fashion post last Friday, in fact I didn't post anything AT ALL last week because I'm a very bad blogger indeed.  This week my Friday Fashion post is about shoes, in case you couldn't tell from the title (did anyone else used to watch Shoe People??!).  I actually had a dream the other night about shoes which lead to me coming up with what I think might be a genius shoe related business idea - but more on that another day....

In the meantime, here's a selection of my favourite shoe sales pics from across the interwebs.

ASOS Violet Flatforms with Bow - were £35.00 now £10.00

ASOS Sunrise Wedge Court Shoes - were £30.00 now £15.00
(bit boring, but you can't go wrong with a pair of black court shoes - especially at 50% off!)

Fulton Micro Scotty Rainboots - were £25.00 now £16.00
(perfect for you festival goers looking for wellies - and they've got little scotty dogs on them, cute!)

ASOS Sweetie Pie Mid Heel Shoes - were £40.00 now £20.00
(bollocks - I forgot I have these in a box under my bed that I meant to return ages ago as they are too small! They are lovely though, shame they don't have any left in my size!)

ASOS Pumpkin Suede Blocked Platform - were £60.00 now £18.00
(there's absolutely no way I could walk in these, but I love the colours and the discount is amazing)

Dorothy Perkins Aqua Raffia Peep Toe Pumps - were £23.00 now £12.00

Iron Fist Ruff Rider Wedge Boots (at Very.co.uk) - were £145.00 now £66.00