Shopping For Our New Home With Monks Cross

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I’ve been shopping at Monks Cross ever since I first moved to York almost 12 years ago. It’s the place that I always went with my grandma to do my Christmas shopping and it’s the place where I got my first ever ‘proper’ job at Starbucks. Monks Cross has been a huge part of my York life for many years now so I was so excited when they reached out to me to collaborate.

Last weekend, I headed up to my favourite shopping outlet in York for a day of retail therapy, an Instagram takeover on the Monks Cross Instagram account and to purchase some fab new items for our new home.

Monks Cross very kindly invited me to their shopping park with a challenge to spend £100 in their various stores including Primark, Boots and Debenhams. It was an extremely busy but productive day with my mum, who helped me to film everything and choose my favourite items. Here’s what I picked up on my shopping trip with Monks Cross.

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Why Date Night Doesn’t Just Have To Be With Your Partner

Why Date Night Doesn't Just Have To Be With Your Partner

I’ve spoken quite a lot about my love for date night on my blog before and how much I love to spend some quality time with Matt. It always makes me so happy to be able to enjoy a good few hours delighting in each other’s company, talking about everything and anything.

However, I also firmly believe that in order to enjoy ‘date night’, you don’t necessarily have to spend it with your partner. I class ‘date night’ as time spent by myself watching Friends and drinking a delicious hot chocolate, catching up with friends who I haven’t seen in a long time or spending time with my amazing mum in a stunning London hotel…

Here’s why date night doesn’t just have to be with your partner, and what myself and my mum got up to on our ‘date night’ last week!

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Skincare Essentials For A Weekend Away*

Travel Essentials For A Week In The Sun

You all know by now just how much I love a good weekend away and whether it’s a weekend away in the sun or just a night away in Leeds for example, there’s a few essentials that I like to take with me.

Skincare is probably my favourite beauty ~thing~ so it’s fair to say that I have quite a few skincare products stashed away at home, all ready to come away with me.

There’s a mixture of products here, all with different purposes and price ranges. Here’s some of my skincare essentials for a weekend away.

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Charlotte Tilbury Your Lip Service Lipsticks

charlotte tilbury your lip service

I think if I had to choose only one makeup item to wear for the rest of my life then I’d have to go with a lipstick from Charlotte Tilbury.

For my birthday a few weeks ago I was lucky enough to receive this stunning Your Lip Service set from my mum and I am absolutely in love. They’re such gorgeous shades and I know that I’ll get so much wear out of them.

Today’s post is all about how much I love my new Charlotte Tilbury Your Lip Service Lipsticks and why you should invest in them too.

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The Makeup I’ll Be Taking With Me To Paris*

The Makeup I'll Be Taking With Me To Paris

For Christmas last year, Matt bought me a trip to Paris and we’re finally heading there next week.

I’m so incredibly excited as I’ve always wanted to properly explore the world-renowned city. I’ve been briefly before when I was really young but I don’t remember it at all so I can’t wait to eat all the food, take so many beautiful pictures and have the most magical weekend with Matt.

As Paris is the city of love and romance, I want my makeup to try and reflect that. Here’s the makeup I’ll be taking with me to Paris.

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