Tuesday, 2 September 2014

A Weekend in London


As I mentioned in Sunday's post, I spent the weekend in London as it was the final of my birthday presents! We had tickets to go and see Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway Live! We stayed at the Kingsway Hall Hotel in Covent Garden, and it was amazing, I would definitely recommend staying there. 

On the Saturday evening, we got to London at around 7ish, and we checked into the hotel, got ready, and then went out for dinner, we ended up at the Bella Italia in Covent Garden, and watching some of the performers as we love it there! After dinner we decided to go on the search for a nice place to have a drink, and instead ended up having a lovely romantic walk along the South Bank, where we discovered that there was a 'Festival of Love' on, so we had a wonder around there too, we were going to go on the swings that you'll see below, but thought that £7.50 each was a rip off because they weren't very long rides! We then headed back to the hotel and had a drink in the bar there.

Nice walk along the Southbank

£7.50 each?! No thanks!

On the Sunday, we had a full day of shopping ahead! The only thing that I knew 100% I wanted was the Louboutin Rouge, so we popped into Selfridge's beauty department, how tempted I was to buy absolutely everything! I picked up quite a few bits throughout the day, so thought I'd show you my favourites!

Blogger heaven...

Louboutin Rouge

I'm not going to say much about this as I can't wait to do a full review on this, I've been lusting after this since they announced it, and oh my I was not disappointed! You'll have to wait to see some more pictures for this I'm afraid!

too perfect for words? I think so

Marc B Purse

I've been on the look out for a purse since mine has been on it's way out since around April, and Tom spotted this gorgeous one in Topshop, the picture doesn't do it justice, but it is a gorgeous baby blue colour, and the quilted detailing gives it a luxurious finish!


Of course I ended up buying even more make-up, to start off with I finally got my hands on an eos lip balm; after lusting after one for years, I was so excited to find a whole stack in Topshop, and after much deliberation, Tom helped me choose the Summer Fruits scent. This is incredible, and leaves my lips feeling moisturised all day, for example I put this on at around 8.30 this morning and its currently around 2.30 and i can still feel it in place!

I didn't think I was actually going to buy anything from Benefit this time around, because every time I go into the Carnaby Street Boutique I'm always on the receiving end of rude customer service- not cool benefit! This time, a worker barged between me and Tom trying to reach a product and instead of apologising to us, gave us a dirty look instead! But then I came across another Boutique, where not only were the staff amazingly friendly and helpful, they had some special offers on meaning that I received a free goody bag and some coasters!  The goody bag even had 2 full size products in it! Benefit - you have redeemed yourself! I picked myself up the POREfessional, read my review here, I completed my They're Real Collection with the remover, and then finally got my hands on the gimme brow, expect a review soon!

Of course, I had to pop into Kiko, but I was very restrained and only picked up this eyeshadow brush, it was actually on offer from £12.90 down to £4!! It's so soft and the dual colour means that I can use one brush for two shades! 

After shopping all day, we finally made our way to Wembley for the show, and as a lovely little extra, we were given complimentary ice creams by Morrisons! The seats we had were amazing, and the show itself was incredible! I would definitely recommend everyone who likes Ant & Dec to try and get some tickets! I was even suprised by Tom, after a visit to the Ladies room, I came out to discover that he had brought me a programme!

So that was my lovely weekend in London, and I think that this has been my favourite trip so far, I hope you've enjoyed today's post, and I'm sorry for the disruption to the schedule, but I thought I'd slot this in!

Coming Soon - Battle of the Beauty Box Highlighters

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Lots of love,
Jess xxx



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      Jess xxx

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