Looking Glass Letters/The Complete Stories and Poems of Lewis Carroll ~ Edinburgh Books
Sylvia Plath Collected Poems ~ Armchair Books
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass/ Scenes of Edwardian Life ~ Armchair Books
Vintage Goth rabbit ~ Cabaret antique shop
Old Town is quite literally a second-hand book paradise! I found so many wonderful hidden gems amongst those dusty old shelves, including a copy of The Looking Glass Letters which made my heart stop for just a second! There's nothing quite like reading old Victorian letters, especially those from the mind of Charles Dodgson! It's littered with old photographs and illustrations which provides a fascinating glimpse into the private life of the man who wrote one of the greatest classics of all time! And of course, you can never have too many copies of Alice in Wonderland!
I was also very happy to come across a copy of Sylvia Plath's Collected Poems. I knew I had to get my hands on a copy some day after spying a titbit of the book on Through The Looking Glass's blog. Sylvia's poems are at the same time deep, thoughtful, gloomy, sad, depressing, profound, dark, beautiful and completely inspiring.♥
Coraline ~ Deadhead Comics
I originally went into Deadhead Comics with the hope of finding The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 2 which they unfortunately didn't have but I didn't go away empty handed! I adore the film Coraline, and now I can finally tick the graphic novel off my book list! I could have spent all day looking around Deadhead Comics if it wasn't for my poor aching feet but I did get a chance to explore some more titles that I'm very interested in!
Hair flower ~ Armstrong Vintage
Skull money box ~ Urban Outfitters
Picture frames ~ Urban Outfitters
Now that our living room is nearing completion (wallpaper is going up this Sunday!) I've been dusting off my collection of vintage and ornate frames and have been busy adding my own taste of art to each and every one of them! I can't wait to finally see them all together on the wall! These two from Urban Outfitters are very welcome additions!
I couldn't possibly go shopping without attracting any makeup candy now could I?! Can you believe that it was my very first time purchasing Urban Decay's Primer Potion? I've always gotten them free with Urban Decay palettes in the past but as I had very nearly run out I thought it was about time I bought one! I have to say I much prefer this new packaging!
I've longed for quite a few Deborah Lippmann polishes in the past but at £14 each I just couldn't bring myself to spend that much on a single polish, but seeing as this was our holiday I decided to treat myself! Good Girl Gone Bad is such a gorgeous shade, and somewhat similar to DL's Razzle Dazzle, which has to be one of my favourites, but Good Girl Gone Bad is more of a deep purple tone whereas Razzle Dazzle definitely leans more on the fuchsia side!
Preserved unicorn beetle and hornet ~ Dynamic Earth museum shop
Definitely one of my, if not the, favourite find of the week is this 'Edgy Cute' book full of lowbrow art including works from some of my favourite lowbrow artists such as Mark Ryden, Nicoletta Ciccoli and Ana Bagayan! I found it in one of my favourite bookshops, The Works, where it was reduced from £32 to £7.99! Considering Amazon are selling it for £27 at the moment, I think I got a bargain!
Lastly is a couple of purchases I made before and after our holiday which I thought I would include in this show and tell post. I purchased these two gorgeous polishes from Polish Revolution on Etsy, their names and the fact that it was nearing Hallowe'en at the time was enough to reel me in and the fact that I didn't have anything quite like them in my collection! I love the sweet little black hearts in 'Oh My Goth!'
The earrings are a more recent purchase from Restyle. I'm a big fan of Restyle's jewellery, especially their earrings, they remind me of the style of Alchemy Gothic but at a quarter of the price! My favourite pair to wear at the moment is the ankh style earrings which are perfect for every day wear!
I'd like to thank everyone for their kind comments on my last two Edinburgh posts :) My next post will be a hodge-podge of pictures from the museums we visited, the castle and more graveyard photographs!