Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Christmas Shopping Trip to London (photo heavy)

Monday was spent in London doing some Christmas shopping, I had planed on visiting Winter Wonderland but ran out of time, I did however manage to pick up a few things for Christmas and a present or two for myself!
The day was kicked off by the bloggers mandatory Costa stop and the FOTD/OOTD selfies.

Once in London my first port of call was Covent Garden and SpaceNk, were I picked up the Ren Invisible Pores Detox Mask, something to sort out my skin because it has been awful this last 2 weeks or so. A present for a friend and one for the Bloggers Secret Santa, organised by Gemma from Miss Makeup Magpie and Laura from Tease Flutter Pout.
Next up was Mac where I purchased Ruby Woo and the Prep and Prime highlighter, these were for me! Christmas wouldn't be the same without a cheeky gift for yourself! ;)

Selfridges is where I spent the most amount of time, their Christmas displays are gorgeous and I got swept up in the moment looking at all the beautiful items they had to offer. I purchased some toys for Archie, some perfume for my Mum from Jo Malone ( Peony and Blush) and another present which isn't featured on here as the person I was buying it for may take a look and I don't want to spoil the surprise.
While in Selfridges I perused the stands of Kate Spade, quickly walking away before I did some serious damage to my bank balance! 
My hubby  was swooning over a £30,000 toy car (which was just ridiculous) , I quickly ushered him away and got on to some serious shopping. The beauty hall was stunning, the Charlotte Tilbury stand was in my grasps, but I resisted and vowed to stop there another day, the day was meant for buying presents for other people, not me!. Next to the Charlotte Tilbury stand was the Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb display, hundreds of flowers covering a photo both which was packed full of people, all having a giggle and admiring the display.  
My Haul!!
Archie's Christmas Presents
Ren Detox Mask, Starbucks Coffee Cup, SpaceNk presents and gifts for myself from Mac
 Mac Ruby Woo and Prep + Prime highlighter
By the time all this had been accomplished it was time to head home and pick Archie up. We managed to get back to the car quite quickly apart from an unscheduled delay which was caused by me! I managed to get a very "dewy" glow from suggesting we walked up the stairs rather than waiting for the lift at Holborn station, so we walked up the stairs, all 175 of them!!! My god I thought I was going to have a heart attack, NEVER again!! lol
On the way home ( after I'd caught my breath) I made my last purchase of the day at Starbucks, firstly a Toffee Nut Latte and then a Christmas gift for Jason who had his eye on one of the thermal coffee cups. I got it as a  stocking filler for Christmas, I wanted him to have the rose gold one but he wouldn't, apparently its too girly....... that puts a stop to me borrowing it then!
All in all a great day was has and a few gifts crossed off the list. How's everyone else getting on with their Christmas shopping?


  1. You looked gorgeous! I could never brace Ruby Woo haha!

    Kerry @ Lived With Love | Parenting & Lifestyle blog

  2. Well done for resisting Kate Spade! Love Ruby Woo I wear it so much over Xmas! x

    1. I should have a medal no? I'm into red lipsticks at the mo and happy to now have this in my life ;) xxx

  3. Gorgeous photos, looks like you had a great time! x
    Sweet Dreams

  4. I love the black forrest hot chocie from Costa - so addictive.

    you look lovely and looks like a lovely day :) x

  5. Eep I had to trek up the stairs at convent gardens tube once.. killer!! love the prep and prime highlighter :)
    looks like a fab day out! xxx

    1. Oh god it was awful! Never again!!!!!! xxx

  6. Oh wow what a load of stunning stuff you got, wow, that is impressive x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

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