Archive for the ‘Travel Products’ Category

Super Sassy Sunglasses

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

bottega-veneta-sunglasses.jpgIts quite a well known fact that most women buy designer sunglasses as that’s for some as close as they will get to owning anything designer so why not get the best this 2008 from Harvey Nichols online.

The selection of sunglasses is amazing but I’ve fallen for the Bottega Veneta BV58/S 807 LF sunglasses in black with 100% UVA and UVB protection. With classic round black acetate frames and graduated grey lenses these sunglasses make for a super chic and feminine look. For some reason I picture either a lovely headscarf or neckachief and a large tote to be the perfect accessories with the glasses.

Get yourself a pair from Harvey Nichols online costing £175.

Tom Ford Slick & Stylish

Friday, February 8th, 2008

tom-ford-bianca-sunglasses.jpgShopping for sunglasses sounds easy but in actual fact it’s a gruelling task which takes hours because you need to find the right pair for you especially if they are by a pricey fashion designer.

These Tom Ford Bianca sunglasses may lighten your summer accessory load. With thick black frames and dark lenses this sleek and stylish pair of sunglasses are a ‘must have’ this summer.

Although they are an expensive £199 they are so worth it. Get your pair at Net A Porter now and enjoy the sun in style.

The Emilio Pucci Beach Towel

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

emilio-pucci-orhidea-print-beach-towel.jpgAccessories are a key part in the overall beach chic look so it’s important to accessorize well.

So, you’ve got the bikini, the sun cream, the beach bag and the shades now you need the towel. Emilio Pucci just happens to have created an ultra chic Orchidea Print Beach Towel which is ‘so’ St Tropez. The multi coloured towel has a block colour boarder and is plain white on the underside. Wear an electric blue bikini like the Diane Van Furstenberg love know bikini I mentioned in the previous blog or go for other colours shown on the towel to match and compliment.

Get your Emilio Pucci towel now at Net-A-Porter for £140.

Bikini’s Are Back

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Diane Von Furstenberg Love Knot BikiniNothing gets me in the mood for summer more, than seeing the swim wear option on my favourite clothing websites.

The January holiday sales are in motion and all I can think about is what bikini shall I invest in this year (a new bikini is an annual shopping ritual). I headed to Net-A-Porter for its fantastic line up of swimwear this season and I am impressed and in love. This Diane Von Furstenberg bikini has caught my eye. Turquoise is a great colour to go for when showing of that tan and the cute love knot details are a lovely top off. The bikini has a self tie top – excellent for comfort and the bottoms have skinny sides which can be quite flattering.

Get your Diane Von Furstenberg Love Knot Bikini at Net-A-Porter, priced at £118.

Topshop Passport Holders

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

Hologram Dot Passport HolderTopshop seems to be catering for more needs than I would have expected. They are now stocking passport holders which are stylish and reasonably priced. Although some would not bother with investing in a holder it can be a benefit for those who don’t want there passport damaged. A great accessory to purchase that will get your spirits high for your holiday.

Metallic Passport HolderChoose from the noticeably stylish Hologram Dot Passport Holder, an ideal accessory with the right coloured bag in purple, costing just £6 or the cobalt Metallic Passport Holder also £6 stands out and ideal for the rock ‘n’ roll, punky edged jet setter.

The Topshop passport holders are available at www.topshop.com, visit the website to see for yourself.

Louis Vuitton Luggage

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

Louis Vuitton Pegase 50Every time I go to the airport, I somehow manage to spot a Louis Vuitton monogram canvas suitcase. I must say I often question whether it’s authentic as they are quite a personal expense, but they are very city chic.

Louis Vuitton have a large selection of luggage so I thought I’d see for myself just how much they cost. One I would like in particular is the Pegase 50; the rolling suitcase has two separate compartments with flaps that protect clothing and feature noiseless wheels. This one is £855 on the Louis Vuitton Website or $1,740.00 at eLuxury but there are cheaper suitcases.

The Keepall 45 is £425 and it is a classic Louis Vuitton monogram travel bag. Visit www.louisvuitton.com for more information on prices and styles available and start your next holiday all glammed up.

Why Not Have a Pink Passport?

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Aspinal Pink PassportHoliday high season is nearly over but from now until early October the best deals are available. Once the kids are back to school prices for holidays drop considerably and this is also when the summer season’s fashion prices drop too. So why not begin your pre-holiday shop with a chic, stylish holiday travel essential. Aspinal of London has a selection of leather travel goods but the cutest is the leather passport cover.

The passport cover comes in a selection of colours including baby pink, purple, blue and black with optional initial imprints in either silver or gold depending on the passport colour. The leather is of highest quality; hand made and available for United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada and the United States passport holders, for other countries citizens, there is an optional plain passport cover. Passport covers are £35 but you could invest in the travel collection for £99 which includes the passport cover along with a luxury travel wallet and two luggage tags.

Go to www.aspinaloflondon.com for more information and to buy.

Ruby Red Luggage Set Half Price

Sunday, July 15th, 2007

Luggage SetI have just seen a fantastic offer on the Debenhams website for a three piece ruby red luggage set reduced from £199 to £99. The set includes a medium 63cm suitcase, a 46cm suitcase and a travel bag. The cases have a lightweight honeycomb frame and are expandable via a zipped opening.

They are certainly one of the most stylish suitcase sets I have seen and are very female targeted due to the colour. The best thing is everybody tends to take dark colour cases when they go away which causes confusion and frustration at the luggage collection belts. You’ll be able to see these suitcases coming from a mile away!

Check out the Debenhams website for further information about the product and for delivery details. I’d get in quick if you’re interested as I imagine this offer will be snapped up pretty quickly.

Results of Mosquito Repellents and Relievers

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketI am back from St. Lucia and after spending £60 on mosquito related products I am sorry to say I still came back with over 50 bites :(. I think in the majority of other countries the experiment would have been a little more successful but the mosquitos in St. Lucia are fearless man eaters! My poor sister was attacked more than anyone out of the group and she scratched them so hard they became infected and it was straight to doctor when we returned.

The self standing bed net was the most expensive product and although it worked when we tested it at home, the bed was too big in the holiday apartment so we didn’t end up using it. To be honest I think even if we did use it we still would have been bitten because it was during the early evening (dinner time) that they seemed to be out hunting the most.

I think I would have gone crazy without the £5.95 after bite clicker, I know it was probably psychological but I swear it took away the itching (only for a short period of time though). The repellent sprays and wipes did nothing but again if the mosquito’s weren’t quite so vicious I think they could have been better. Overall the after bite clicker was the most successful product for me in St Lucia but I’m still itching a little bit now!

How to Avoid Mosquitoes

  • Wear light coloured, light material trousers when going out for dinner and in the evenings.
  • Avoid using highly scented products such as perfume and aftershave.
  • Avoid areas with small puddles of water – they love still water.
  • If you see mosquitoes in your bedroom do your best to splat them before you go to sleep.
  • Keep your bedroom door and apartment door closed during the day if possible.

Mosquito Repellents and Treatments

Friday, April 27th, 2007

Mosquito Repellents and Treatments
I am off to St Lucia next week to stay in my parent’s apartment and am very excited about getting away to the sunshine. There is however one issue that makes me want to stay in England; the mosquitoes. St Lucian mosquitoes are bad, last time I went I had 37 bites just on my left leg, I have therefore been researching different repellents and formulas that may help.

I have heard the garlic tablets are quite affective but have not yet tried these, I have also heard that rubbing a garlic glove over your body also works but seriously, who wants to stink of garlic on holiday?

I found an array of interesting products at travelextras.co.uk, my favourites are shown above; the 1st product (from the left) is a mosquito bite relief – an after-bite treatment to relieve itching and reduce swelling. You are supposed to place the product over your bite and it works by creating a small electrical charge. No batteries are needed, it lasts for between 3000 – 6000 bites and only costs £5.95.

The next product is mosquito repellent wipes; each wipe repels mosquitoes for up to six hours. They are probably more practical for the daytime, 30 wipes cost £3.75. The next item is a Bed Bug Guard – a fine net liner, impregnated with Permethrin, designed to go under your sheet to protect against mosquitoes. A single sheet costs £9.50 and a double £13.99. The last item is repellent spray that costs £5.25.

I’ll report back when I return from St Lucia to let you know what worked best for me!