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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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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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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New Products Currently On Trial*

New Products Currently On Trial

As much as I love all things beauty and experimenting with new products, I really do have a soft spot for all things skincare related.

One of the most incredible privileges of being a blogger is that we occasionally get the chance to try out new products from various brands and I cannot begin to tell you how extremely grateful I am for those opportunities.

Today’s post is all about the new products currently on trial in my collection.

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Getting Ready For Valentine’s Day With New Beauty Finds*

Getting Ready For Valentine's Day

In my latest post in my Valentine’s series, I’m talking all things makeup and how I create the perfect look for a special date night.

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to get dressed up all glam, whether it’s for a special dinner with bae or for a fabulous night out with the girls.

There’s a number of products I’ve got lined up for Valentine’s Day this year and I’m so excited to create the perfect sultry look. Here’s all the products I’m using to get ready for Valentine’s Day.

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