Favourites: June 2018

summer dress peacock chair

In a Monthly Favourites first, I have included something that only appeared on the scene a few minutes before I started filming. In fact, when I think about it properly, it shouldn’t even be in the June Favourites because I got it in July! Oh well, let’s not split hairs: this find was so amazing it had to be featured immediately. But perhaps what was even more amazing than the find itself was where the find was found.

At a car boot sale.

I have resisted Mr AMR’s attempts to get me to go to a car boot sale for over nine years – I think the last one we went to was in Southampton the year after we got married – but yesterday I agreed to have a mooch around our local one, primarily because the chicken feed shop wasn’t open for another forty minutes and it was too hot to sit in the car. (Oh, how life has changed.)  Anyway, we dondered on in, past the man with the megaphone selling meat from the side of a lorry and there was the Peacock Chair of dreams staring us in the face.

Why on earth nobody had snapped it up I have no idea; an original cane chair from the sixties, great condition, an iconic piece that would look good pretty much anywhere… I’m going to waft about in kaftans and get Mr AMR to take soft-focus backlit photos of me draped over its arms. Hopefully the dog won’t try to eat the new chair, because he quite likes basket-y, rattan-y stuff – he’s chewed my Fortnum & Mason picnic hamper, the little git.

Anyway, sixty quid and now I have a chair that makes any room I put it in look like a set from a retro soft porn film**. Can’t do better than that. (**Apparently.)

Other favourites this month? Two lip things, one bargain dress and a face cream that makes my skin look as though I’ve been on a month-long health retreat. The lipliner isn’t the most exciting thing in the world, but it’s incredible what a difference it makes to the shape and perceived size of my lips if I just even out the lipline a little bit; not that I particularly want those hyper-pumped lips that are all the rage, I just want to be able to see where my own lips end. Because the boundaries are getting a bit hazy with age, if you catch my drift.

I actually did a post on that a while back – What A Difference A Lip Line Makes. See the before and after pics, if you don’t believe me.

Right, on with the show. Links to the things I chat about are under the video pane!

Chair: car boot sale, £60

Dress, H&M: http://www2.hm.com/en_gb/productpage.0625480001.html

Clinique Quickliner Intense Sassafras Lip Liner Shade 01*: http://bit.ly/2tKmJWt

L’Oreal Colour Riche Shine shade 247*: https://amzn.to/2IHLFCV

Murad City Skin Overnight Detox Moisturiser*: https://amzn.to/2MycuLO


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1 Comment

  1. Inverness
    July 10, 2018 / 1:09 pm

    Great chair!
    The print dress looks lovely, but I do not love H+M’s way of manufacturing clothes. I have been turning away from fast fashion, since I’ve read about how often these cheaply made goods are produced by poorly paid workers and there can be an environmental cost. Not trying to be preachy (certainly not a perfect consumer), but trying to open up the conversation.

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