Let Lipstick Rocks Rock Your World!
Taking a little wander down St John's in Waterloo last Saturday afternoon, as I often do, I stumbled upon ‘Lipstick Rocks’; a gem of a store on the corner of the first block. I was looking for a present for my sister-in-law, who incidentally is THE hardest person to buy a gift for. Peering in the window I spotted the most beautiful jewel-encrusted bangle, and on closer inspection I noticed it was within my budget; result!
Heading inside to make my purchase I was blinded by even more beautiful jewellery items and the most gorgeous scarves I’ve seen in a long time. After spending about half an hour running the rule over all the fabulous jewels, I got chatting to the owner, Joanne, who usefully informed me that they hand-make all of their silver, gold and platinum jewellery; so you can pretty much have made what you like (lots of ideas spinning round my head now!). What’s more, she also showed me their stock of costume jewellery by designers such as Pranella, as well as some handmade items she personally sourced on trips to Turkey. So with this in mind it’s fair to say that I have birthday and Christmas gift buying sorted for the rest of this year at the very least!
I left ‘Lipstick Rocks’ one very happy bunny, clutching my bag containing my (already) wrapped gift for sis-in-law, a ‘thank you’ present for my Mum and not one, but 2 scarves for little old me. Well, it would have been rude not to! And to top it all, I was surprisingly happy that my debit card hadn’t taken a battering (that I might have anticipated) into the (considerable) bargains! As a local business myself, I like to keep things local too, so if you can, pop along to ‘Lipstick Rocks’ in St Johns Rd, Waterloo and see what you think of this hidden gemstone….