Wednesday, 17 February 2016

A Day in Leeds + What I Bought With my Birthday Money!

So as part #7 of my birthday celebrations, me and my friend decided it would be a nice idea to head into Leeds for the day for a spot of shopping. I still had my birthday money burning a hole in my pocket so why not eh?


Since Leeds is a couple of hours drive away from I live, we had to set off pretty early (around 8am... I don't know how I stayed awake all day) We picked my friend Sarah up and off we went! Once we got there we had a lot of time to kills, so we wandered round the shops (effectively a browse before intense shopping after lunch) to get a feel for what we wanted to buy (sad, I know..). We went to Topshop and stumbled upon the photo booths a lot of the bigger stores have, so obviously we had to take some photos! We also found one in Urban Outfitters which are the black and white ones in the photo but they weren't near as good as the Topshop ones! (Lack of flash = Prominence of blemishes - Not a good mix!)


We headed for lunch at Pizza Express and got dough balls for starter, which were amazing as always. I then just opted for a boring pepperoni pizza, but you can't go wrong with the classics!

Sorry for the awful quality! Pizza Express had terrible lighting for photos.
I'm not going to lie - we ended up going into Victorias Secret/PINK about 5 times. I'm quite stingy when it comes to buying more expensive items and love a good bargain, so I was trying to justify spending £7 on a pair of bog standard underwear (that I could probably get from Primark for £2). I kept walking in, looking at them, and saying 'Hmm no I don't really need them', and then approximately 10 minutes later, saying 'I might get them actually', and so the cycle began. I noticed they had an offer on in the end though for 5 for £20, which was a pretty good saving (saving of £15) so I caved and bought them! I also picked up some of the body mists from VS Pink in 'Total Flirt' and 'Wild and Breezy', which smell amazing. They were on offer for 2 for £18, and I've had the mists before so I know I love them!


We then headed to Primark and I went a bit crazy in the home section... oops! My room has been painted since last October, and I still haven't gotten round to getting photos to hang on my walls. I found a quote printed on a canvas like material (it's a bit rougher than canvas) which is so cringe but fit with my monochrome theme perfectly. I also got a light up speech bubble chalkboard which I though would look amazing on my shelving unit I have in my room (word to the wise - don't use a chalkboard marker on it. It stains and you'll have to pay an extra £4 like me to buy chalkboard paint to re-paint it!). I picked up this black and white stitched cushion which matched my room theme really well. I bought some copper wire coat hangers... Before you say it! 'Why do you need to buy coat hangers??' Well I can justify this one - kind of... I want to move out at some point next year (genuinely just because I want to decorate everywhere how I want), and so my own coat hangers would come in handy, right? Plus they're pretty!





I then went to Next and saw this really cute dish that I'm going to use to put my jewellery on, and picked up this little gold glitter heart ornament from Topshop for only 50p!



Since we were staying there the whole day, we had a bit of time to kill, so we headed to Costa for a well deserved drink and cake, before heading back home for some well deserved rest!

I also went out early this morning in my home town to buy some chalkboard paint and while I was out, I couldn't help but pick up this insanely pretty Rouge Dior Baume lipstick in the shade 558 Lili (maybe a first impressions coming soon when I pluck up the courage to ruin its perfection. Sigh)


I had a lovely day in Leeds and I'm hoping to go back soon!

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12 comments

  1. Oh my gosh I love and want everything you picked up!! I'd love a Dior lippy oo...
    I'm obsessed with Primark homeware, all I wanna do is buy the whole section when I'm in there, you picked up some gorg bits!! Also, thanks for making me super hungry muhaha, I really wanna try Pizza Express and get dough balls... my mouth is watering so much! I love Leeds, I love a big shop round the Trinity!! xx
    Becky Shannon xx - Life-by-Becky

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    1. Thank you for commenting! I honestly could've wiped out Primark home, theres so much stuff at the minute in there thats so pretty! The dough balls are amazing! So is the calamari starter if you go! Leeds is one of my favourite cities I think, I'd love to live there or near there so I could go to Trinity all the time! The shops inside are very similar to what are in Eldon Square in Newcastle which is my local big shopping city but its always nice for a change of scenery every once in a while!x

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  2. Nothing better than a birthday spree, mines coming up soon too! Happy birthday! X

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    1. Thanks for the comment! Have a lovely birthday!x

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  3. Primark home wear looks so good ! I wish we had Primark in France !
    This lipstick is beautiful !
    Alexandra xx
    http://littlefrenchblog.blogspot.fr

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    1. I love Primark! It's so affordable. If you ever visit the UK you should make it first on your list of places to visit!x

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  4. What a fun day! We don't have Primark in the US (or at least in Atlanta) =[ I miss it a lot, actually!!

    Your Own Queen

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    1. Thanks for commenting! It was a really nice day. Primark is such a good shop! You can find some lovely stuff in there but there is some tat there as well! Always fun going for a search for some nice stuff :)x

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  5. Ah, looks like a perfect day- pizza and shopping! That Dior lipstick looks beautiful :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. It was a lovely day and the pizza was amazing. Theres a review/first impressions up now! It is a lovely lipstick x

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  6. I love that pretty little things bowl would be so great for miscellaneous objects!
    Charlotte // www.charlottespicks.com

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    1. I'm using it for all of my jewellery! Thank you for the comment :)x

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