London Haul 2017

This weekend I was lucky enough to travel down to London to continue my 18th birthday celebrations. Having never been to the capital of my own country, I couldn’t have been more excited for the trip. I will be uploading a ‘My London Adventure’ post within the upcoming week, but for now I thought I’d share with you the things I bought while in one of my new favourite places.

The shop I was obviously most excited for was Lush Oxford Street. Being such a huge Lush fan, the thought of a three-storey shop filled with exclusive products and more bath bombs than you can even imagine just amazed me.

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Honestly, I had expected to spend so much more than I ended up spending, but I restricted myself due to it being the first shop of the day. I decided on only purchasing the products that aren’t available in regular stores (and my fave, ‘the comforter’ because I hadn’t had it in so long). In total, I bought three bath bombs, Lava Lamp, Over and Over and Cyanide Pill as well as three bubble bars, Cherry Blossom, Little Dragon, and The Comforter. My favourite product and the one I’m looking forward to trying the most has to be ‘Cherry Blossom’ as since the Oxford St store opened, it has been on my must-buy list. I must also add that the customer service I received (from Kummak) was amazing and completely made my experience!

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For a while now, I haven’t been happy with the way I’ve been storing my makeup. The containers I use as separators in my makeup drawer just aren’t big enough or long enough to store the likes for lip liners and mascaras in. As so many beauty bloggers/vloggers use Muji storage for their beauty products, I decided to pop in to the Oxford St store to get a few items for myself. Hopefully these new storage containers will make me fall in love with my makeup storage all over again.

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I found that most of the high-street clothing stores in London were so much better, in terms of organisation and featured items, compared to the ones in the North East. I was desperately in need of some more bikinis for my upcoming summer holiday, and luckily feel head over heels for this red patterned one from H&M. They had such a good range in store for reasonable prices, but this was definitely my favourite.

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In terms of beauty, I only bought one items, yet had expected to spend the majority of my money in department stores such as Selfridges and Debenhams on makeup. Having wanted a contour kit for a while now, the Kat Von D ‘shade and light’ palette certainly caught my eye. I had been trying to decide between this and the Anastasia Beverly Hills contour kit for the longest time, but couldn’t leave the shop without this. I’m really looking forward to trying this out and writing a review for you all in the future!

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It’s safe to say I went a bit wild in Victoria’s Secret, trying so many items on. I had initially gone in to exchange a top bought online, yet the 3 for 2 bra deal grabbed my attention, and purse too! The bras I have from VS are of such good quality so I couldn’t resist picking up some more, as well as a ‘PINK’ t shirt, which I am obsessed with the back detailing of. I also had such a good experience in the shop due to great customer service from Caterina.

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M&M world was another shop that I had been so excited to visit. I could have gone absolutely crazy in the shop, but only came out with a pot of multi-coloured sweets that I had chosen myself.

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Finally, the item I was certain about purchasing in London was a necklace from Tiffany, as a special present bought from my birthday money. Although it wasn’t the necklace I had originally wanted, I fell so much more in love with the ‘mini double heart tag’ pendant. I couldn’t be happier with my purchase and can’t wait to wear it.

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Thanks for reading,

Emily X

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