Last weekend me and Sam went off to one of our favourite places, Manchester to celebrate our 5 year anniversary. I can’t explain what it is that I love about Manchester but to me it’s like a London version 2. It has every shop you need and a great place for live music, just the perfect place to live in my opinion.
We spent the whole Saturday at the Intu Trafford Centre, a shopping centre I’ve always wanted to visit which is voted 2nd in the UK’s top shopping centre’s I believe. I decided to treat myself a bit as I’ve worked a lot of extra hours this past month so my first place to visit was of course Selfridges. I wish I had one in my town because of all the luxury brands that I can go visit, so for trips like these I like to have in mind products I’ve been dying to try for instance this Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon in the shade Champagne Diamonds has been on my wishlist this autumn which you can read here.
I then went into Superdrug to actually get the new Sleek highlighting palette but to my expectations it was sold out as like many newly released Sleek products. I remembered these dupes for Charlotte Tilbury’s Eye’s To Memorise pots by Maybelline and as I’m after long lasting quick easy eyeshadows at the moment I thought this nice Colour Tattoo 24hr Cream Gel Eyeshadow pot in the shade 65 Pink Gold would be perfect for everyday wear, as this is a metallic colour which adds a soft sheen to the lids and not so in your face shimmery.
I needed to pick up a few CD’s so I went over to HMV to buy Tom Chaplin’s ‘The Wave’ an album which I have been waiting for, for like forever, I’m really enjoying it so far and would just like to put it out there that no, Keane has not split up! also, there was an offer on so I’d thought I’d pick up Tom Odel’s ‘Wrong Crowd’ as he is always my A/W listen in the car when it starts getting cold – so I got my two Tom CDs.
I’m running low on my Garnier Micellar Water and planned that my next cleanser to try is The Body Shop Chamomile Sumptuous Cleanser, I liked the sound of a butter removing my makeup as it sounds more gentle and is suitable for sensitive skin. As there was a buy one get one-half price offer on that I couldn’t refuse. I thought it was best to pick up something from the tea tree oil range as I’ve been having a few breakouts lately which could be from a sample Lush moisturiser I’m using or those damn hormones. I picked up this Tea Tree Night Lotion as it’s best to let spots go down whilst you sleep and I could do with the extra help.
I also went to Hollister and bought a white zip-up hoodie lined with fur which I just live in now, you can see this here and another one to my collection, a light denim pinafore dress from New Look here because I also just live in dungarees/pinnys now.
After all that shopping we headed back to the room to get changed and head out for some dinner at Coast to Coast which Sam then kindly gifted me this Pandora Eternity ring which was so sweet of him. On Sunday we played mini adventure golf in the Trafford Centre which Sam won before heading home.
If you’re interested in reading about my other Manchester beauty haul then you can find it here.