Earlier this week I attended an event that allowed me to get more acquainted with the Amazon Wish List function, as well as the vast variants of products available on Amazon itself. I think it’s quite easy to associate Amazon with books and games and the usual electronics, but it’s actually a mega marketplace full of pretty much every item you can think of; try searching for something random on there (as I did!) as I’m yet to yield a search with no results!
The event itself was held in the conservatory of the Barbican Centre which made for the most amazing experience as I had absolutely no idea something like this excited! It’s a giant garden, complete with a ramblers path and stream full of fish, and the various market places of Amazon were set up along the trail. I took a few pictures of the trail to give you an idea of what it’s like:
I put together a beauty wish list for you to have a gander at including comments on why I picked each item. When I finished putting together the lists there were 37 (!!) items in it, so I thought I’d better narrow it down so you don’t fall asleep whilst reading it…
I think what a lot of people don’t realise about the Wish List is that it doesn’t have to be an item that’s only available through Amazon; you can install a plugin to your browser and add an item to your Wish List from anywhere online, which makes organising your Wish Lists a lot easier as everything can be found in one place. You can also set up and name each Wish List meaning your virtual shopping list is easy to manage, so I’m thinking it’s a perfect place for things like putting together all your bits and bobs that you’ll need for a holiday or when you’re starting at Uni. It’s a really handy function to have and if your organisation skills leave much to be desired then it’ll certainly save you a lot of time, effort and faff.
Here’s where you’ll find my Amazon Wish List.
As a slightly random after thought, check out PR Roisin’s lashes; these are her REAL LASHES and her mascara is Benefit They’re Real…I had to take a picture! Oh to have lashes like that.
I didn’t know that the Barbican Centre was so beautiful! Do you know if the garden is open to the public? 🙂 The event must have been great over there! I knew that Amazon sells pretty much anything, and the good thing is, they do offers quite frequently, for footwear, clothing, home products – at very competitive prices and several delivery options, it’s not a surprise that this is, in a way, contributing to killing some high street stores – HMV being the most recent 😡 if it’s not something that I need in a hurry, I will probably get it from Amazon… By looking at your wishlist I just realised that they sell Butter London – good to know 😉 *runs and adds the shades that has been looking for to her own wishlist*
Regarding the mascara – the Benefit counter at my local Boots as a big display showing the before and after, I think it’s around 18.50£ the full size one, and there is a mini one available for less than 10.00£.
Thanks Sonia! I love Benefit They’re Real and it’s one of my favourite mascaras (it was recently overtaken by Green People’s Volumising one, but up until then it was my absolute favourite) and I’ve got about 3 tubes now! Roisin has amazing lashes so I don’t think any amount of mascara will help me achieve her level of lash perfection sadly!
I know what you mean about Amazon (and various other online retailers) killing off the high street, but I think it’s just a case of evolution really isn’t it? Online shopping is much more convenient and usually a lot cheaper, although the idea of having high streets full of cafes and little else is rather sad.
They have an amazing stock of Butter London varnishes; their Miracle Cuticle Kit is one of my go-to products too xx
Oops, sorry forgot to say that I think the Barbican greenhouse is open to the public, but I’m not 100% certain xx