Monthly Archives: December 2010
We were by the Buckingham Palace yesterday and nearby there was a shop with royal stuff. I don’t know for sure, but the gentleman there looked very official and he told us that this is what the Queen uses! I still don’t know if it’s true, but my mum wished herself a hand cream from the Queen, so we bought one. I does look very fancy and the pot is really heavy, too. I’m imagining the Queen has buckets of this English lavender hand cream placed around in her palace and she just soaks her hands in it whenever she feels like it!..
Liberty is probably the most famous shop in London. It was opened for the first time 1875 and since then it has became one of the most unique and well-known luxury shops selling the latest fashion pieces, cosmetics, furniture and gifts. They have their own line called Liberty of London, and some of the grandest fashion houses design pieces exclusively for Liberty! I got stuck there for a couple of hours, and of course, I couldn’t leave it without some buys. I bought a perfume, a scarf and a purse (which I’ll show you later!).
Carnaby street is looking wonderful right now, like a place in a galaxy far far away. We’ve been to the Westminster Abbey today, but in the evening it was time to relax. So we came here, to Carnaby. They have a lot of nice shops, pubs and restaurants here, for example Liberty of London, which I just had to visit (of course, I bought some things, too).
Hello from a coffee shop in London! We’re taking a break with some coffee (and scones), and luckily they have a wi-fi connection here. In Sweden they have it almost everywhere, but here in London it’s not very easy to find Internet in a cafe or a restaurant.
By the way, I’m so much enjoying the British accent while I’m here! In Sweden, I have to speak English very often due to my studies and work, so it doesn’t feel weird to me. However, when everyone speaks with a British accent, I get a feeling I’m playing a part in a British romantic comedy! (Though, this feeling would me more accomplished, if Hugh Grant could finally show up!)
Girls, I made one of my best beauty purchases yet! It’s been said before, but the Shu Uemura lash curler is simply the best. It reaches every lash and curls it without pulling it!
Some tips I got from the Shu Uemura make-up artist on how to curl your lashes:
- Always curl your lashes before applying mascara.
- Don’t heat up your eyelash curler with a blow dryer! A good lash curler should work without heat, and heating it up you’re risking to hurt your eyelids.
- Clamp your lashes near the roots, in the middle and by the end for the best curve.
- Once you clamp, don’t pull! You don’t want to pull out your lashes (my friend once did that).
- Don’t curl your bottom lashes, it’s just not worth it.
Now you know how to use an lash curler in the best way. It’s well known Shu Uemura makes the best lash curler on the market, but it’s still hard to believe how great it is until you try it!
Today we took a trip to London Zoo, which is easily the best zoo I’ve ever been to (and I’ve been to more than my fair share!). I love animals, ever since I was very little I’ve had pets, everything from ants and hedgehogs to rats and dogs. My favorite animal at the zoo was one of the water turtles, it has such elegance and grace, it looked like it was flying through air rather than swimming through water!
What’s your favorite animal?
At some zoos, the animals have lots of space and live a great life, but it’s not so great for the visitors because they can’t even see the animals. On others you can always see the animals up close, but you feel sorry for them because they have too little space. At London Zoo, they’ve managed to find clever solutions to keep both the animals and the people happy!
Our kitty friend is very cute and funny! Just look at this.