Friday, 22 July 2011

Brighton's Laines!

Yesterday, I went shopping in Brighton with my mum. For those who don't know much about Brighton, it is renowned for its 'Laines'. Away from the main shopping centre, many narrow, quaint and quirky Laines span out creating a maze of unique and small boutiques, cosy coffee houses, lively bars and restaurants and highend shopping in places such as Monsoon, Gap, French Connection, Whistles, Kath Kidston and Reiss. However before we ventured down to them, we hit the high-street and in Newlook I found the cutest pair of ballet pumps and also an amazing bag that will carry me straight through to Autumn.
Newlook £7.99

My beautiful bag - Newlook £15.99

Close up!

After the high-street we took a trip down the Laines and visited Hotel Chocolat (yum), Paperchase but best of all, one of my favourite shops Lush. The chain of Lush stores across the country sell a large range of handmade organic cosmetics that promote strong ethics in fair trade, testing on animals (against of course!) and are very environmentally friendly. I splurged ever so slightly and bought a lip scrub that is peppermint chocolate flavour...yes flavour. After massaging into my lips, I was then instructed by an enthusiastic sales assistant to lick the sugary exfoliator off. It was sweet and left my lips soft and tingly. It is apparently one of the only edible lip scrubs in the cosmetic family and the only one they sell.

Lush £4.95

Lush £4.95

Lush £2.95/100g -  I bought 150g??
Then I bought a soap made from sandstone that is used to soften the skin and illimante cellulite - aparently an old trick used by brizillian women.

Lush £5
Above is a picture of my new foot exfoliator! It is supposed to smooth the soles and leave your feet soft, refreshed and revitalised.
Lush £4.95
Lush now do bars of shampoo that last you 3 times the amount a normal bottle lasts. This was is to revive hair and clense hair that is prone to getting greasy. Because I have started washing my hair every other day, I thought this was appropriate.

Thanks for reading!
I'm hoping to a street style session with my camera down in the Laines so you can all see the quirky style of brighton and it's inhabitants.

Let me know what you think of the items I bought and what you're favourite shops are to shop in and why!?

Hh Xx


Mikimoto Angel said...

I love New Look too, and your new bag and shoes are awesome! Can't wait to see your look with those items here on your blog. :-)

Sherry Baby said...

Love the ballet shoes! Looks like you had a wonderful time! Wonderful photos!
Thank you so very much for the lovely comments on my art blog!!!

I am so excited I am having my first giveaway!!! Its one of my handpainted wooden hair brushes!

Have a wonderful summer.

Hannah said...

I love Brighton but I hardly ever get the chance to go. I love the bag and shoes you got, I don't actually have a pair of pink ballerinas, think I need some though! Also need to get to Lush as I've run out of lots of things

Bow Dream Nation xx

Ria S said...

Great purchases! I love the bag, it's really cute.. :)

HailesHeartsFashion said...

Sorry for not replying to you sooner. I was away on holiday and couldn't get any access to the internet. I will reply to all your lovely comments whilst checking out your fab blogs!! Hailes <3

Temporary:Secretary said...

Love the bag, i'm such a bag addict! Fab purchases! x

Cee Harvey said...

cute bag!
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Lola Elizabeth said...

Love the bag! It's perfect for Fall! I really love the gold hardware with the brown tones.

rhiannonvic said...

Really love the New Look bag, so cute! :D xx

Jess said...

Thanks for the kind comment on my blog I really love the bag!

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