Treat Yourself – Mini London Haul

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Oliver Bonas Trinket

A few weekends’ ago I had an afternoon free before meeting some friends for dinner and a gig so I decided to head into London to have some retail therapy. I do go to Oxford Street on occassions but usually it’s a quick visit for a particular shop or to pick up an order, so this time I gave myself about three hours and some ideas of shops I wanted to head to.

First up it was the beauty department of Selfridges because a London shopping trip just isn’t complete without heading here. To begin with I went to their NYX stand as I know the one in my Boots store is unstocked and just messy and I wanted some White Foundation Mixer to lighten some dark foundations I have. The stand was so tidy that I found what I was looking for in seconds. Next up I went to check out the Zoeva palettes. I have wanted a Zoeva palette for ages but I hate buying things online that I haven’t had a chance to try out/ swatch before hand. I wasn’t sure what I wanted but as soon as I saw the Rose Golden palette my decision had been made as the shades were shimmery and I knew other than the one super dark one I’d make use of them all. While I was there I got colour matched for the Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, sadly they didn’t have any samples to take away and I didn’t want to make that impulsive a decision so I walked away with the shade details.

Selfridges Beauty

Next stop was Debenhams’ as I knew I wanted to check out the Too Faced stand for a brown liquid lipstick. Few brands have a large brown selection, generally, they’re all nude’s but with a Melted Matte Chocolate range I knew I’d probably find something there. I was right of course and after swatching so many on my hand it looked like a dodgy tan I settled on X. I also got colour matched for the Urban Decay Naked Foundation while I was there but again they didn’t have any samples. I was tempted to buy it there and then because I know how much I love the concealer but after asking for a sample the girl got really rude and I decided if I was going to buy it it wouldn’t be then.

Urban Outfitters

After this I headed to a few lifestyle stores including Urban Outfitters and Oliver Bonas, neither of wish I have locally. Online I’d seen a beautiful gold marble frame in Urban Outfitters but it was on sale so I doubted I would find it but shockingly I found it as soon as I walked in so of course this made its way into my basket alongside a beautiful rose gold moon ornament. I am in the middle of getting some shelves done in my living room which will have a rose gold theme so this will look great on there. In Oliver Bonas I picked up a small rose gold geo photo holder again to keep for my shelf and this beautiful blue and green trinket dish. I don’t actually want to use this as a dish and instead I want to find a way of standing it up so I’ll be browsing around for little stands soon.

That concludes my mini London haul but it was so lovely to just wonder around shops and not feel rushed, plus being a Sunday shops were a lot quieter than I usually find.

January 28, 2017
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  • Gareth Torrance

    As a guy, you never really know quite how many different things there are for women to buy. But it sounds like you managed to get a good haul in!

  • Hannah Latoya Bond

    Looks like you got some great stuff. I love the NYX stand at Selfridges x

  • I love Too Faced and I love NYX so I am absolutely buying that palette when I get paid as it looks gorgeous x

  • I love having a wander around the shops in London – looks like you picked up some fab bits! x

  • This sounds like my kind of shopping day yay. I’m loving the Armani foundation, it glides on and looks fab. I love London just a tad jealous that you can pop in, lucky lady 🙂 x

  • It sounds like you had such a lovely afternoon and quite a productive one as well. I really love that bits and bobs trinket dish, the colours are so beautiful. The shades in that Zoeva palette are gorgeous as well.

  • Baby Isabella

    Sounds like a lovely way to spend a couple of hours – my mummy rarely goes shopping on her own. Love the rose gold moon!

  • Martina Williams

    I love the Melted lipstic from Too Faced. I have one in an orange shade and it looks brilliant on the lips. I also love Urban Decay, I have their Naked palette which is simply brilliant. I haven’t tried their foundations yet.

  • Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    You got a great haul there! That’s a really pretty picture frame and I have been looking for something like that for our guest bedroom.

  • Healthy & Psyched

    I love to treat myself when I go to London as well. Oliver Bonas is amazing at Christmas time!

  • What a great haul, I love going to London, but haven’t been shopping in London for a long time, I love the Zoeva palette

  • Looks like you picked up some really lovely products.

  • Melanie Edjourian

    The Zoeva rose gold palette looks gorgeous I love the shimmery shades, how pretty!

  • You picked up some lovely items! Love the bits and bobs trinket! I didn’t know there was a Zoeva counter in Selfridges, I’ll have to check it out next time I’m in London! xo

  • Looks like you got some lovely things in your haul. I love treating myself!

  • What a fabulous haul you got. I love the trinket plate and the marble/gold photoframe the most. I wouldn’t have bought the foundation after the girl was rude to you either!

  • Louise O’Brien

    After reading this it made me want to go to the NYX stand and see what it is all about. So glad you had a nice trip and you can’t beat Selfridges X

  • Kira L Curtis

    I love Urban Outfitters for their quirky things but the closest store to me in Manchester, and I don’t go there very often – I absolutely love that marble frame!

  • Laura

    Ooh the shades in that eyeshadow palette look absolutely gorgeous! Pleased you enjoyed your trip xxx

  • Teresa Bowen

    One of my favourite things to do is treat myself to a day out in London with no commitments. You have just reminded me that I haven’t done that in far too long.

  • It is always nice to treat yourself specially when you work really hard. I haven’t treated myself in a while I think its about that time. You got some very cute things 🙂

  • It’s so nice to treat yourself once in a while. I haven’t had a shopping trip in London for years! Must set about changing that!

  • Wow always good to treat yourself regularly. Love the items here.

  • Ali

    Lovely little finds, a quiet and relaxing shopping trip sounds like bliss to me!

  • A productive trip with some fabulous finds. I love going shopping in London

  • Looks like a very good haul, I really want to try the too faced lipstick

  • kerry norris

    I love a good shopping trip to London. A quiet and not rushed trip sounds heavenly x

  • Wow you picked up some lovely bits! Need to indulge soon! L x

  • fashion-mommy

    I love a shop in London, you did so well with your haul, the melted chocolate lipstick sounds amazing.

  • omg love the eyeshadows in the palette! The colours are gorgeous x

  • Natasha

    Loving this haul! I definitely need to try out the NYX foundation mixer and that brown Too Faced lipstick.

  • One Yummy Mummy

    i am just in love with that eye shadow palette, the colours are amazing..

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