Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Spring/Summer Mens Fashion trends: The Chino Part 2 and Primark Review

I wanted to do these looks in my original The Chino video, but I did not have these chinos then. Last week I went on a misson to find the colour chinos which are in the video (watch and find out) well there mustardy colour, because everyone has been wearing them in 6th form recently, and they are becoming a big trend. So I finally went and got some, I was going to get some in Topman, as they were back in stock on the website again, but I popped into Primark first to see if they did them in there, and they did! £20 cheaper than the topman ones at £8, and you can not tell the difference, except the Primark ones are not as skinny as I would have liked. But they were only £8, you can't bet Primark on price. I went to pay at the check out, there was no Que and no waiting because there was only a few people in the store, because it was only 9:30 in the morning. This quiteness makes a change from the hustle and bussle of the Primark Oxford Street store. I got to the till, the lady scanned the item, and then asked me for £18, I thought 'Huh?' to myself, but only handed her £10. She then said 'It's £18', and I went 'No, look...' pointing at the till display, she went 'Oh! Sorry, early morning', and then charged me the correct amount. I'm not complaining, still cheap as chips, and I saved £20. What to buy next?

Coming Up soon: Marks and Spencers Mens Fragrance Review.


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Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Starbucks vs Costa vs Pret?

Which brand do you prefer?

At the moment Costa have an advertising slogan, that says that '7 out of 10 coffee lovers prefer Costa", but is this really true?

In the UK we have a wide range of coffee shops to choose from. The national chains, Starbucks, Costa, Pret, Coffee Republic, Caffe Nero and BB's. And then we have the local independents, which you can depend on for a nice slice of homemade cake. In the town where I live, we had 3 of the major chains, Costa, BB's and Coffee Republic, until recently, Coffee Republic shut up shop. But this is soon to be taken over by a new coffee house, I wonder which one? My hopes are Starbucks! But I doubt it. I went into town last week, and found Caffe Nero is coming! In my town there are soon to be no less than 4 Costa's in operation, one stand allown store, one in On the Run, one in the cinema and one in Tesco, with another stand alone store only 5 miles down the road. All of these are basically on the same street, be it a really long one! Talk about Costa Town! If Costa's claim is anything to go by, the residents of my town have no choice but to get their coffee at Costa.

I do not drink coffee personally, only a Cappuccino if forced, I much prefer a Hot Chocolate, so thats what I am basing my taste test on. Pret comes out top for me, then Costa and then Starbucks, I just do not like their hot chocolate!

So what do you think, are you a tempted by the big chains, or indulged by the independents?



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Monday, 4 April 2011

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Friday, 1 April 2011

Body Shop (High Street) Review

On Tuesday, I headed into town, straight to the Body Shop to buy my Mum a Mother's Day present, for this Sunday 3rd April! The Body Shop is normally my first point of call for present for my Mum, because she loves anything Body Shop, and the message that they portray about ethical trading, makes it a good call, becuase they do not test any of their products on animals. And I always know that The Body Shop have some great offers all year round, especially for Mother's Day.

I entered the store, this was around lunchtime on Tuesday, as I entered I was greated by two sales assistants, both cheery, and both said hello, what a nice welcome. The whole store was all about Mother's Day. With some great offers, with gifts for any price range, from £5 to £30 gift sets. I knew what I was going to buy, because I knew that it was one of my mums favourite scents from the store. I headed to the Vanilla section. These product were not on offer, but I didn't mind. I picked up a shower gel, a body lotion and a body mist for my mum. I was going to buy the perfume, but I decided against it, because she already has a few perfumes. As I went over to the section, one of the women who greated me at the door, asked me if I needed any assistance/help. I didnt needed to, so I asked if I could just get these please. So she took me to the till.

At the till I asked if they had any gift bags, she showed me the bags that they had on offer, and the prices that they cost. She then told me that they had a free gift wrap service. I decided to settle for the free gift wrap, where they wrap the items in a clear plastic sheet, with a ribbon, which came in one of three colours. I chose green, but thinking, may be I should have chosen pink to go with the bag and card I got, but as Noah and the Whale would save L I F E G O E S O N.

I paid, and then left the shop, as the assistant said goodbye! The experience was really good, and I always have a good experience in the shop filled world of the Body Shop!

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