Archive for the ‘Store Reviews’ Category

The Shopping Site I Want to Marry

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Is it possible to be a little bit in love with a shopping website?


If so, then this is the one I’m going to marry. I have bought so many of their gorgeous items, my cupboards keep complaining. When this site was down over Xmas, I emailed begging for updates. OK, enough gushing.

As Seen on Screen is exactly what it says on the tin. The gorgeous clothes you see on celebrities can be yours at a fraction of the price.

They email you love letters, I mean newsletters, which if you are wise you will delete straight away so you’re not tempted by the newest and most glamorous of items as seen on the red carpet or on stars gadding about town looking ab-so-lutely and effortlessly amazing.

Not that any of us want to look like Kate or Sienna (er, well actually I do). This site is easy to use, has fab sales all the time, and is generally marvellous.

Shopping for School Uniforms

Friday, August 24th, 2007

Shopping for school uniform can be as painful as pulling teeth while standing on hot coals, especially when you take your lil darlings with you on your expedition into what can feel like a war zone.

You do not want to leave it to the last minute, when all the other parents are grabbing the items off the shelves and running for the hills, I mean tills. Shopping early can save a lot of tears and tantrums, from the parents at least.

Personally, I’m a great believer in shopping online. You can tick a few boxes, click a couple of times on your mouse, and hey presto just like magic in a few working days you have everything you need for your kids to start school (who needs Harry Potter?).

There are some great online versions of the high street stores, and here are some I would recommend.

What Do I Think of La Redoute?

Thursday, July 19th, 2007

Do I or do I not like La Redoute. Well, let’s examine that question, shall we?

La Redoute first caught my eye when I saw the catalogue at a friend’s house a few years ago. It’s a catalogue shop with a difference. It’s French. That means lovely styles, different models (Grattan, Additions, Choice all seem to use the same ones) and a different way of organising the catalogue. All in all, a very nice change.

The problem, I later found out, is that they also have a different way of handling fulfillment and customer support.

I have ordered from La Redoute 5 or 6 times now over the last few years. And while that may not be enough to give me the label of an expert it means I do have some experience with the mail order company. I usually order from the website although the ordering is more often than not the result of the print catalogue or an “order now and get this free” offer put through the letterbox.

Cosmetic Dentistry Primer

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

Cosmetic dentistry can give you a dazzling smile, instilling confidence, changing the way you approach people, and making you feel beautiful. More than 95% of adults believe that a beautiful smile makes you more appealing to the opposite sex, and employers rely heavily on a person’s smile when making decisions about hiring and promoting employees.

Today’s cosmetic dentistry is about more than pretty teeth. The most advanced cosmetic dentistry techniques incorporate aesthetically pleasing techniques that are not taught in most dental schools. To learn these techniques, the world’s leading cosmetic dentists attend the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI).

Cosmetic dentistry offers solutions to many dental problems including:

Chipped, cracked, and broken teeth

Gaps and missing teeth

Crooked or crowded teeth

Misshapen teeth

The Wonder That is Primark

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

Seen someone wearing a dress that makes you green with envy, but you’ve got no green in your purse? Are you the kind of girl who prefers to wear new things all the time rather than have a “capsule wardrobe” of high quality but very expensive clothing?

Maybe it’s time you tried Primark. Now, I’m not saying that the quality is amazing, but if like me, you like to treat yourself (and I think I deserve it) to something but your bank manager gets mean about it, it’s definitely worth a try.

They have the new trends in at a fraction of the price, for the cost of one dress in a high street shop you can be lugging home two large bagfuls of swag. 40 quid can get you a couple of outfits, shoes and a bag. Not bad going.

Mothercare – Not Just for Tiny People

Thursday, November 16th, 2006

It’s almost impossible for me to walk past Mothercare without being pulled in by the array of gorgeous baby clothes, and my kids are grown up!

I look forward to my friends having babies just so I have a legitimate excuse for being in the shop. Mothercare sells lovely baby items, from clothes to cots and feeding bottles. All the basics you need for your new born baby’s entry into the world, as well as absolutely fabulous outfits that make you swoon.

I adore everything, from the teeny socks to the party clothes and ‘street’ wear. Mothercare also have a range of shoes and school wear for the under 10’s, and you can be sure that everything is made to a high quality.

Mothercare Website

Pilot, Fashion on a Budget

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

Pilot is an excellent shop for the younger(ish) woman on a budget.

Easily affordable clothes for going out that you can wear a couple times and when your bored of them, it’s not like you spent a fortune, just get more!

I’m always tempted into the store by all the lovely colours they seem to have on display. Lots of clothes for going out clubbing, or nights on the town.

Pilot have all the latest fashions, from little dresses, skirts and tops, to work and leisure wear. They often have special offers or buy one get one half price, which means you can have four or six items, surely that saves you money, as the more you spend the more you save?

So pop into Pilot if you fancy something new for that night out or hot date, or just to cheer yourself up as you don’t have a night out or a hot date.