A few weeks ago, Nic and I headed to the big smoke for a day out shopping. This is what I bought!
We popped into the Flagship store of Nails Inc on South Molton Street. Whilst browsing through their colours, Nic decided she was getting a manicure and I duly acquiesced and got one too! I picked Kabaret for my mani. and made a few choice purchases. I'd wanted Electric Lane holographic topcoat for a while and when you spent £25, you got to pick a trio of mini polishes (pictured above). Clearly I went with the dark colours!
L-R Kabaret, Warwick Way and Windsor
Nails Inc manicure using Kabaret
L-R Topshop Hidden Treasure, OPI Designer, De Better and Topshop Gypsy Night
I've never tried any Topshop make up, so while in the Oxford Street store, I spotted a Chanel Peridot dupe. I don't own the Chanel version, but Topshop Hidden Treasure looks pretty close to me. I also scooped up Gypsy Night. Pretty!
We then trotted off to Liberty of London and I actually paid full price for a bottle of OPI Designer, De Better. I must be crazy, but I haven't been able to source a decent OPI seller on Evil-Bay! I've wanted the full size of this since Christmas. The Boy bought me the OPI Mini Muppet set and it was instantaneous love.
At last, I saw the lovely Samantha Chapman's Real Techniques brushes in Boots. Nic had already picked this set up and had been singing its praises. Of course, I wanted my own set. I've only used the buffing brush so far, but I'm impressed.
Finally, the one thing I was actually on the hunt for, YSL Glossy Stains. Since reading about the launch of these on BritishBeautyBlogger I knew I had to try them. I'm obsessed with lip stains and I love gloss - so this sounded like a total winner for me. I headed straight for the YSL counter at Selfridges and before I'd even swatched the colours, Naughty Nic had lassoed a Sales Assistant and was making a purchase! It made me laugh. I finally decided on Number 5 (Rouge Vintage), although I'd have loved them all!!
YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis a Levres Glossy Stain in 5 - Rouge Vintage
Final stop was Laduree in Covent Garden, where we stumbled across the lovely beauty bloggers, Annabella from Skin Scrubs and Aysh from Truly Madly Beauty. After a spot of late lunch/afternoon tea and a natter we all headed off home, not before a macaroon purchase had been made. The Boy would have been devastated if I'd come home empty-handed. How pretty is the box?!
The macaroons were pretty fabulous too! I had such a lovely day and it was really nice to finally meet Annabella and Aysh. Must do it again soon, ladies.