Sunday, September 06, 2009

An Aussie adventure...

I was contacted by the lovely Lauren at Aussie Hair about a treasure hunt in Birmingham (one of several up and down the country) as part of their Project Angel campaign. This took place yesterday and I was quite excited when I received my clue and my key in the post...

However it wasn't quite as straight forward as I thought! I jumped to the conclusion that Victoria is in the south of Australia and we have a landmark in Birmingham called Victoria Square. My friend, Rachel and I ended up in Victoria Square in Birmingham and were quite confused at the RAF event that had taken over the square.

So with the help of Lauren, the Internet at the Apple shop and Internet on our phones, we finally located the goodies (and the lovely Lauren herself) which was in a decidedly, strange part of town. We ended up in an untrodden, industrial area which was a little far out of our comfort zone. However, the goodies were worth it and me and Rachel happily marched back into town with the treasure!

Woo hoo!

Inside the box (which smells like the trademark bubblegum scent of Aussie hair products-yum!) were lots of free Aussie hair products, a gift voucher for spa treatment and a Topshop giftcard! Everything smells so good! I use Aussie Mega Shampoo and 3 minute miracle products already so I know that these goodies will be amazing. So thank you soo much Aussie and Lauren for the treasure!

It was hungry work so Rachel and I posed for some outfit pics before we headed back for some well deserved lunch!

Sweater (AA) Skirt (Topshop) Tights (Topshop) Shoes (Converse)

Mixed Jewellery (Aldo, Accessorize, Vintage, Black Pearl)
Rachel made me do a star jump but the skirt was a little restricting!


Leather Jacket (All Saints) Hoody (Hollister) Tee (F21) Jeans, Boots (River Island) Bag (Primark) Beanie (H&M)
Rachel recently went to Korea for a study trip and one of the things she came back with was this cute Forever 21 tee, It's so random and says 'I look Ridonculous' and lets face it, we all need a silly t-shirt in our lives.

We ended up having lunch in Las Iguanas for some yummy Latin American food. We ate so sooo much!
Yum! Hope you are all having a lovely weekend!
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56 comments

  1. Sounds really good and that shampoo has the nicest smell ever!
    Laura

    http://styletease.typepad.co.uk/style_tease/

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  2. So jealous! I love Aussie hair stuff :(

    Looks like fun as well. The child in me wants to do a treasure hunt like I used to do when I was little haha.

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  3. treasure hunts are awesome!
    what good freebies as well im jealous:D
    MargieF
    xxx

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  4. How awesome! Great find. Lovely, outfits too!

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  5. this is exciting! I love this campaign. Great for you guys. & the food is so yummy!

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  6. Hi Winnie, love your sneakers and the lunch looks scrumptious!Glad you liked my freaky shoe candy over @ My Passport to Style. Sharon xox

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  7. Do I see nachos?

    AAAAAAHHHHH I LURRRRRVE NACHOS!

    I'm a nacho-holic lol

    PeAce*

    prettyneons X

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  8. Aww, i love ur necklaces and the tee with the pus is so cute<3, Congratulations =)

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  9. That sounds like such a fun day! I've always wanted to do a goodie hunt like that, they sound so cool :)
    You guys look great by the way! I love everything about your outfit :) And that food looks yummy!!

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  10. That sounds like it was a really fun day!

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  11. wow sounds great!! i want a topshop gift card too :)

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  12. Loved seeing pictures of your day, shame you had no nice man to meet! I went for Mexican food after finding my stuff too, what a coincidence!

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  13. lovely pics looks like fun xoxox

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  14. oh MY GOSH how very lucky you are! I love your necklaces too.

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  15. What a great weekend! A good treasure hunt, cute outfits and a yummy meal. Thank you for sharing!♥

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  16. that was some fabulous loot. lucky girl!

    i love your necklaces.

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  17. You're SO lucky to do this sort of stuff. And the food you ate looks yummy! (:

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  18. Aww, it looked like you enjoyed your day and I really loved reading this post! And the photos are so cute!

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  19. Hi Winnie. Thank you for dropping by my blog and leaving a few comments. I really appreciate it. I love your outfit. Esp the green nylons and your AA sweater. Looks fabulous.

    I've never used Aussie hair products. Maybe I should start since I'm here. The climate is so humid that my hair looks flat all the time. Maybe some Aussie products will help.

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  20. The treasure hunt sounds rather fun. I love the colors in your outfit!

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  21. Lucky girls! That food looks so yummy its making me very hungry.

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  22. beautiful photos!
    i love your bag.

    xxx
    http://zebratrash.blogspot.com/

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  23. That is sucha rad outfit! Esp wit the shoes :)

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  24. love the necklace! and that doggie shirt haha
    and that food looks yummy

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  25. how cool.
    i really like peony in love, snow flower and the secret fan. Of coures the alchemist was good too.

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  26. wow!
    So much fun!!!
    It must have been so great!!!
    I can see how happy you were!!

    Fantastic!

    Many kisses Winnie!

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  27. that idigo bandage skirt is awesome!

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  28. Ooo, lucky you, everyone loves a crate full of goodies. Your jewellery is brilliant, i need more long necklaces in my life. xx

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  29. If you left a trunk like that lying around in NYC, someone would call the bomb squad and they'd come detonate it!

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  30. hahahah that sounds like such a fun adventure!!! and the topshop card is awesome!! that's one of my fav stores! both of you have awesome outfits, and yes we all do need a silly shirt!! i'm still looking for one i like!
    xxxxxx


    AlphaBetaChic.blogspot.com

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  31. Sounds like a fun treasure hunt, can't wait to see what you get at Topshop!

    xx
    Tiffany

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  32. haha looks like a good laugh!! with freebies! what a cool contest, gotta love the apple shop for the free internet! reading your blog makes me miss birmingham and all it's little quirks!

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  33. Reading this post makes me feel bad for not writing up my version of the aussie thing yet!! aaaah

    Love your necklaces tho;)

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  34. Hi Winnie,congratulations you have been awarded the Bella Pillar blog award over @ My Passport to Style, please pop over to collect this unique award, I hope you love it!
    Sharon xx

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  35. that looks like so much fun, and that food makes me hungry!

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  36. Hi there-wow, you both look fabulous and as usual, the food looks delicious!!

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  37. wow! that is amazingly cute. What a great day.

    i love your cool outfits. Both of you. Both pretty cool, fun girls.

    have a great day

    http://denisekatipunera.blogspot.com

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  38. It's only 9:50 am and you've made me crave Mexican food. yum.... but no... I'm going to have an apple instead.

    :(

    x

    www.miggylikestheinternet.wordpress.com

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  39. wow that looks so much fun ! and wow for the free products :D

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  40. Sounds great:) And wow that food looks delicious!

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  41. Oh wow, how insanely fun!! Loving your necklaces dear, and that F21 t-shirt is amazing. Hope you're having a lovely day :)

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  42. congratz gurl!
    btw, i love ur bag =D
    it's simple but cool

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  43. omg im insanely pissed off right now as i got an invite to this but forgot to reply.
    ARGH DAMN YOU AND YOUR AMAZING FREEBIES.
    jealous much.
    great outfit btw :)
    x

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  44. Wooo Nice, how great isnt that ! gotta love free stuff, hey :)
    U guys look great aswell !

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  45. Cute necklaces; that seems like a grand adventure.

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  46. what lovely pictures! and the hunt seems like it turned out to be a lot of fun!

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  47. What a great post. I live in South Australia! And yes we do have a victoria square in the city.
    It sounds like it would have been a load of fun. What was it actually for?
    I love your necklace with the gold key.
    Rachel's tshirt is so adorable!

    Rose

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  48. Oh that sounds like such an awesome way to spend your weekend, Winnie: awesome friends and food- and free goodies discovered via treasure hunting. I've never tried Aussie products, but your hair always looks spectacular ;)

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  49. I'm so upset, I missed the treasure hunt in London :(
    Butttt they're posting me the prizes! YAY! And I got to go to the pampering day which I've done a post on, plus the next event.

    ♥ Hannah

    (( london--rose.blogspot.com ))

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