Tuesday, 20 September 2016

BMC: Restocks & More

Yet another post I abandoned back in July, so here goes!

I finally caved and purchased the Sad Ice Cream Marilyn, and I absolutely love this one! I'm still not sure about the cut as I don't like exposing so much chest, but this print is so flattering. It does look kinda of pixelated up close which is a shame, but that doesn't detract from it too much.

I also repurchased the Disco Storm Tartan Marilyn in XS, and it fits so much better than the S but still feels a bit odd, so I guess it must be the fabric! Still need to sell the S one.

The Cold Shoulder Top was a last minute impulse buy as the fabric is so soft and lovely. Plus it will be handy for wearing with leggings in Autumn!

Was finally able to nab a Show Us Ya Tops Underbust Dress, and it's both cute and versatile! However the White Off The Shoulder Crop was a bit disappointing as I was expecting it to be matte fabric rather than the regular nylon kind. The shape of my bra shows through so badly too, aha!

I'm still undecided about the Matte Wood Chucks. They SUPER comfortable but it feels like you aren't wearing anything! Also fearing camel toe, but I'm sure to wear them a whole bunch with thick tights in winter.

Still haven't taken photos of newer purchases as I haven't had access to a mirror, but aiming to catch up as soon as possible!

SkinnyDip Sale

Back in July, SkinnyDip had a sale and I was a naughty girl...ahaha!

Small bags like the ones they sell are pretty much useless to me since there's no room for emergency food/drink/layers, but I figured I'd give them a try anyway.

The Nope Hannah Bag was only a tenner, and I liked the combination of black and pastels. However I am quite disappointed with this one as the pastel part is quite dull, and the clasp feels like it's abotu to break despite only opening it a couple of times! It's also tiny, but I was expecting that. I suppose it will be good for nights out, but I never go out!

Both the Cat-nut Case and the Bat Shit Cray Case were £4. The Micro Pet Key Charm wasn't in the sale and was expensive at £6, but it's so sparkly and adorable that I have no regrets!

The Petrol Satchel was £13, but I had expected it to be bigger. I will probably be selling this one. I liked the colour online but it doesn't go with anything I own and I have other small bags I prefer (I regret not just returning it!).

My favourite purchase by far is the Game Over Cross Body Bag which wasn't in the sale and was £28...but look at how adorable it is! I've even used this one already! The chain is even the perfect length which I was surprised by.

Overall I wouldn't be tempted by their sale in future, but if they release something else that I adore like that Gameboy bag then I would probably make another purchase!

The Cursed Child London

Near the end of June, me and Rob went for a short trip to London to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre. I'd never seen a non-musical play before, so I wasn't sure what to expect! We saw the parts on separate evenings, and I'm glad we did as I got restless enough as it was.

I'm not going to lie, I found the first part quite dull and spent the second half counting down the minutes until we could go get McDonald's. The magic effects were amazing though, despite some of the illusions not being so good for us since we were so high up (right at the back)! Can't really complain about the view though when it only cost £40 for two of us to see both parts.

The next day we walked to Oxford Street for a bit of shopping since we weren't able to book the Harry Potter Studio Tour. So sad they didn't have a huge Pinkie Pie like these Rarity ones, they were reduced to £50 and I definitely would have bought one (even though it would have been a struggle to carry it all the way back!).

We ended up having a late lunch/early dinner in a pub we found the day before before dropping our stuff back at the hostel on The Strand.

Then a quick change, and off to part two! Which was miles better, although it did feel a bit like bad fanfiction. Obviously I don't want to spoil the plot, but it centred on Albus Potter and Scorpius Malfoy and included lots of much-loved characters from the original series (including the sorting hat!).

We got badges after both parts, and the programme was a fiver. There were also house lanyards, stuffed owls, and a few other things for sale in the lobby.

The next day we had to leave before breakfast as our car parking expired at 8am, so we really didn't get much time in London at all. Somehow it took up 4-5 hours to get home, although we did stop for breakfast in a service station (where they tried to give me mushrooms which made me almost lose my appetite)!

Somehow I forgot to post this back at the start of July as I intended to add more photos, but eh just post haha.