Wednesday, 17 August 2011

My fabulous Girls Day Out!

Hello ladies!

For those of you that may or may not know what 'Girls Day Out' was, a few of us more 'northern' bloggers had a day out in Leeds last Saturday.

I had a brilliant time! The weather was fab, the company fantastic, and the shopping was amazing :D

I got to see these beautiful lovelies:

May - total fan girl moment here!
Katie and her friend Teresa

Where did we go?

We met at the Corn Exchange then headed into town for some shopping. I was quite restrained for a change haha! I only bought a few things that I knew I couldn't easily get at home. I was most amused with the doorman at Harvey Nichols! Bless him.

We had a lovely mid morning pitstop at Starbucks which resulted in much hilarity when Katie asked some buskers if they did song requests. Unfortunately they declined our request for Indie Lady Gaga. Shame.

For lunch, we had a table booked at Red Hot, a buffet restaurant that offers cuisine from around the globe. We had a leisurely lunch and a fab chat. Katie and Kat had organised some lovely goodie bags for us all!

After lunch we had a mooch in Primark and Muji and we also visited the beautiful Victoria Quarter where we window shopped as we meandered past Vivienne Westwood, Louis Vuitton and Mulberry to name a few! We all descended on Liz Earle and quite a few of us left with a Cleanse & Polish!

The afternoon was finished off in Yates for a sneaky drink before we all made our respective ways home.

I had a brilliant time and I can't wait to do it all again next time, which I do believe is rumoured to be in November, with a possible venue of Newcastle. Exciting! I've never been to the Toon!

What did I buy?

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish

 I got a free Body Scrub sample with purchase :)

Dior Addict Lipstick in Model

 This was my favourite purchase thanks to my Debenhams Beauty Card points!

NARS Eye Shadow Duo in Grand Palais and Larger Than Life Long Wear Eyeliner in Via Appia

I'd never been to a NARS counter before Saturday. The SA in Harvey Nichols was LOVELY. She let us look, swatch and ask questions without being at all pushy. I'll definitely be going back next time I'm there :)

Sleek Pout Paints in Cloud 9, Milkshake and Peachy Keen

What kind of blogger would I be if I didn't pick these up? A pout-paint-less one, that's what.

I also picked up some Muji storage but I'll show you that when I do my post about my new room and make up storage. Which I know I promised you ages ago. I'm aiming to do it very soon!

A huge thank you goes to Katie and Kat for organising Girls Day Out and putting together the lovely goodie bags! 

This was my first time in Leeds and I absolutely loved it. I'll definitely be heading back soon. A little birdy told me that Illamasqua are opening a store here :D Perfect excuse to nip back soon!

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  1. Glad you had a good day :)

    I'm starting to wish I'd bought one of those Nars eye liners, but agreed the SA was really helpful, which makes a pleasant change :D

    Illamasqua, yet another brand I can never pronounce haha! Just like L'Occ...yeah, I can't even spell it!!

  2. You should, the one I got is beautiful! Totally agree, she dispelled the myths about nasty SA's. Haha bless you :P xx

  3. Looks like you had a great time, i would of loved to have come as leeds is not far from me but i was busy. I love the meet ups as its so nice to meet people in person xx

  4. Looks like you all had a lovely time! I bet you where very happy with your goodies. I look forward to the Sleek Pout Paints I haven't tried them yet and still a little unsure. Where did you buy your beautiful scarf from? LOVE IT!!! x

  5. Aw, looks like you guys had so much fun! Hope I can make it next time!

  6. I'm glad you had a wonderful time at the meet up! Loving all the goodies you picked up! ;)

  7. Nicoletta - We did indeed :) Aww that's a shame, hope to see you next time! xx

    Sherrie - We did thanks! Yeah we got some fab stuff! Yeah same here because I haven't used my OCC Lip Tars much, but I figured these are like half the price and it's worth trying. The scarf came in the goodie bag so I'm not sure, I'll find out for you :) xx

    Lily - We did! That'd be fab, would love to meet you! xx

    LaCara - Thanks :) xx

  8. I believe that the scarf came from Poundland! :)

    I've been wearing mine today, even my mum liked it ha :P

  9. Sounds like you had a lovely time :) I've been eyeing up Grand Palais for a while but was waiting to see it IRL before splashing out as there's so many NARS duos that I love!x

  10. We did thanks :) I hadn't really paid much attention to the NARS duos until the SA said she had it on *sold* xx

  11. Heyy :) Was so good to meet you properly, looking forward to the next time!xxx

  12. Hiya doll! Thank you :) Was lovely to meet you properly too! Yeah me too :D xx