Thursday, July 01, 2010
Well, today I managed to buy three pairs of shorts and some cropped trousers. Result! Also got some more leggings, though there was a distinct lack of decent tops anywhere. Was also hoping for a new cardigan, but couldn't find what I was after. Think I'll be okay waiting on the cardigan front though, as there'll be more around Autumn (which starts at the end of July in the shops for some reason). I HATE clothes shopping, so aside from the whole trying on thing (the part I REALLY hate), it wasn't too traumatic. Quick and painless! Also stumbled upon a new skincare range, which is all natural and free from animal ingredients and such. I've tried to buy this type of product before, and really struggled. Because my skin is SO sensitive, dry and allergy prone, it doesn't matter how natural something is, I seem to have a reaction. Have always bought online before though, this range was in Boots! It's called 'Good Things' and I have to say, it's all fruity smelling and lovely. Going to try it out shortly! It's aimed at young skin, teens and 20+, but the lady who made it all (Alice Hart-Davis - I'm trying to find out if she's anything to do with the LEGEND that is Adam Hart-Davis) says you can use it if you're older. I'm only 30, so I'm thinking I'm skimming the edge of my 20s, and as I get IDd a lot, I must look quite young. I wouldn't say I have old skin anyway, as I've never been one for tanning particularly (not deliberate tanning anyway), and I don't smoke or drink, so I'm crossing my fingers that this'll do the job!
Was also taken aback at how many bikinis there are about! As I don't spend much time clothes shopping, I don't really notice what's in the shops, so it was only when I looked for them I realised how much choice there was! Bikini MADNESS. Was also taken aback by woman in Accessorize who had a basket FULL of stuff. And she was saying to her friend 'God Jules, you can just never have too much jewellery!.' I didn't hear what her friend said, but I thought about how much jewellery I have. I have my wedding rings (that's two) and a Tiffany bracelet that Hefty bought me for our first Christmas together. That's pretty much it! At this point, I started off on some kind of Karl Pilkingtonesque quest for knowledge, and started looking at how much jewellery women were wearing as I walked about. I think the woman was right, for some people, you never can have too much, and wearing as much of it as possible seems the norm in some cases. One woman had these MASSIVE earrings on that looked a bit like those elaborate doorbells you get at country houses, where there's a big metal cat or horse above the bell pull. All I could think about with her was, 'If we were having a fight, I'd go straight for those.' Isn't it strange though? How different we all are? It's literally not something I ever think about, I don't even have my ears pierced or anything. Yet just about every woman I saw had a fair bit on. I'll stick with my minimalist look, it's just not my thing really, and I think if I wore any, I'd just fiddle with it all the time and end up taking it off. I like watches, I guess I have a fair few of those, but even then, I don't wear them all the time. I tried to buy a funky looking Henry Holland one, but the claspy thing was nigh on impossible to open, so I couldn't try it on. Reckoned the only way to open it was the Hulk Smash way, which would be a waste of money.
So that was my afternoon. If I'm shopping for fun I like homeware and gadgets. I didn't look at either of these things today, disappointing.
An aside. I didn't order enough oat milk this week, and I've nearly finished it all (which means a trip out to a real supermarket).
Another aside. I don't think I've ever seen a single cool person on 'The Crystal Maze.' Except maybe Richard O'Brien, and I'm not sure why I think he's cool, he wrote that 'Rocky Horror' thing didn't he? I though that was utter gash.
A third aside. I hid lots of people on the Facebook news feed thing yesterday, and today, I realised how little goes on on that place. Though every person whose feed I did see, made me smile, which reaffirms my belief that having a sort out of friends is good for the soul.