The list of errands for the week had multiplied and filled an entire page on my notepad so it was a great opportunity to get some things accomplished and then go for a walk.
First stop, the pharmacy on Oak Bay Avenue...
I was running low on my Avenue products and my lipstick.
The friendly staff and great stock keep me coming back and I love chatting with the two gals at the cosmetics counter. They have so much experience between them and their knowledge when it comes to skincare is the best!
On our boat holiday I tripped going up the dock and scraped my knee quite badly on the metal grate that helps boaters from slipping in wet weather. It was a nasty abrasion that required diligent cleaning, antibiotic cream and band aids.
My excuse is that I was wearing flip flops and somehow took a misstep...
it occurred in front of a patio full of evening diners...so not only was I hurt
but my ego was bruised and I was embarrassed. I scurried away quickly blood dripping down my shin.
The antibiotic cream helped but I could see that once the scabs came off that there would probably be some scarring. I was advised by one of the gals that Avene make a product specifically for healing called Cicalfate and she advised me to apply it three times every day and it should minimize, if not prevent, scarring...so I bought a tube and will see how it works.
I also needed to buy some birthday cards...
Picked up the latest Country Living UK from Ivy's books and there I got to chat with Heidi who shares the same taste in books and she suggested a few new titles for me...one which I purchased right away as she was so excited that she is on the 3rd book by the author.
I went for a walk a little farther along the Avenue to Newport by Windsor Park and popped some cheques in the mail...
here's where things went a little sideways!
I hadn't actually planned on buying any clothes...
but there was a 50% off rack out front and a SALE sign in the window
that's what initially lured me inside.
I tried on a few things and then I spied this Betty Barclay blush pink down vest for Fall.
It will be super cozy when the temperature dips and I love a vest for layering over tees.
My favourite L'Oreal lipstick Pink Peony and Bobbi Brown's pink blush in Antigua
will help pull this all together this fall when I wear this vest.
New fragrance samples arrived from Holt Renfrew.
With my love of roses I decided that I might like to wear the scent
So I am on the hunt for a rose perfume...
First contenders are by Jo Malone
Rose and Oud
Next to try are Le Labo's Rose 31
Frederick Malle Une Rose
Diptyque eau rose
Acqua di Parma Rose Nobile
surely there will be a rose fragrance out there that I can wear.
It will be fun to try something completely different.
What fragrance are you wearing?
Do you stick to one scent or do you dabble in others?
Hope your week is off to a great start.
Thank you for stopping by The Humble Bungalow.