McArthur Glen Bridgend

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On Saturday I got invited to McArthur Glen Shopping Outlet in Bridgend along with my current Blogger bud, Oroma. We got an early train to Bridgend station then a taxi to the Outlet which wasn't long at all.
We were given vouchers to spend in the Outlet Stores and was given the task to find the best Accessories to style. Oroma had never been there before but I had so I knew my way around. 

We both began by browsing in all of the stores, it looks like they are aimed at an older generation and there are lots of Outdoor Activity Shops if you needed to buy stuff to go on Holiday, like Suitcases e.t.c. But if you look really closely and have the patience you can find some real gems. I think Oroma preferred the Sports Shops on her hunt for Trainers that she likes to wear. 

There were some lovely bags on sale in Clarks Outlet and some real nice pure leather pieces if you prefer to buy real leather than faux.


My favourite shop was the Ted Baker Outlet and Whittard of Chelsea Tea Shop.


We both decided to go and have some food in the Food Court and think about what we would like to buy. I went with noodles from the Chopstix Noodle Bar.


Easter was definitely in the air at McArthur Glen with this cute selection of Bunny Cake Candles at the Yankee Candle shop which smell beautiful. Oh and the cute cupcakes in the food court by Millies Cookies looked too good to eat.


Oroma and I both got a selection of four cupcakes to take back on the journey home, they were the best I've ever tasted mmmhmm.


On the train home we were both so tired, Oroma managed to buy three expensive things and yet I bought lots of little things and ended up coming home with loads of bags. I wanted to find Accessories to match outfits with and also lots of Lifestyle and Home Decor because I was thinking of starting Lifestyle Blogging soon.


The managers and shop assistants were a bit suspicious of us taking photos of the Store even though we explained what we were Bloggers of the day, that is why most of my photos are taken via my iPhone instead. 

Here is what I bought:

-Dolce by Dolce Gabbana 75ml bottle  from The Fragrance Shop (which is my all time favourite Spring Scent) Retail price: £64.99 Outlet price: £64 with a Free Gift, Si Sample Set by Giorgio Armani

-Phone Case with Dried Flowers by Katy Perry Prism in Claire's Accessories Retail Price £12, Outlet Price £8.40

- Paisley Scarf by Osprey London Retail Price £49 I bought it in the outlet for £22.50

-Retro Print Purse by Fossil Retail Price £49 Outlet Price £7.50
-Retro Print Wallet by Fossil, Retail Price £49 Outlet Price £5.00
-Phone case from Fossil, Retail Price £19 bought for £7.99

-Snake Rucksack in Next Outlet Retail £30 Outlet Price: £12
-Snake Platforms in Next Outlet Retail £20 Outlet Price: £13
-Black Tan Sandals in Next Outlet Retail £30 Outlet Price £20

-Harrison Stripe Cover Double Duvet 100% Cotton from Bedeck - Retail Price £70 Outlet £35
-x2 Matching Pillow Cases 100% Cotton Retail £15 Outlet £7.50

-Buckland Spot Mug from Whittard of Chelsea -  £6.00
-Stripe Cup and Saucer £8.00
-Spot Tea Pot £18
-Stripe Plate £6.00
-Earl Grey Loose Tea with Strainer £10

-Rimmel Red Lipstick in Shade 'Diva Red' from Beauty Outlet Retail Price: £6.49 Outlet Price £2.99
-Maybelline Eraser Eye Concealer in Nude Retail Price £7.99 Outlet £2.99
-Eyeliner Sharpener 99p




Lots of love,

Charlotte x

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Salubrious

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Purple Floppy Hat*- A MIDNIGHT WONDERLAND BOUTIQUE/ Orange Crop Ribbed Top- NEW LOOK/ Cardigan- H&M/ Trousers- CHARITY SHOP/ Boots- NEW LOOK/ Sunglasses- PRIMARK/ Bag- NEW LOOK

Hey guys so yesterday Oroma and I met up again and we had a walk around town. I made her try the Mango Bubble Tea for the first time at Boobo Tea. Then we headed to Holland and Barrett and I got a pic n mix of fruits and nuts, which was quite yummy but not so great for the price. I bought some new make up products from L'oreal to try out, it was in the 3 for 2 offer so I was tempted to try the True Match Foundation. I am slowly starting to become more interested in experimenting with new make up products, I previous had a L'oreal Foundation suggested by someone on Youtube  but the consistency was too runny.

We headed into town to take photos and these young boys were trying to get into the shot which was quite funny, we ended up going somewhere quieter. We had to stand in the road to take photos in front of the building and cars kept nearly running us over, at one point a man pulled a face at Oroma and then he tripped over the pavement. I couldn't help but burst out laughing.

My outfit was bought last week when I went on a spending spree at New Look, I got a new Suede Leather bag which is great and its spacious for Uni. This new purple hat is my favourite it goes with all of my clothes and it's from a Welsh Boutique called A Midnight Wonderland, that stocks really affordable priced pieces. The shipping was quick as well so that's always a plus with buying items online.

Lots of love,

Charlotte x

(Photos from Oroma's Twitter)

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Sunday Summary

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(Photos picked from my Instagram) 

Hey guys, I am a week behind with the Sunday Summary posts because nothing much happened during the first week of March that was exciting enough really.  I celebrated St. Davids Day by making fresh homemade Welsh Cakes which tasted amazing. I gave some to my housemates and then ate the entire plate myself, whoops. However, on the first weekend of March I finally planned to meet another Blogger based in the area called Oroma and she the photos of my two Monochrome outfits, you can see the posts here and here. With her help this photos received great feedback on Lookbook, it really makes a difference when you can get other people to take your photos, only now I am starting to realise that. It's the confidence you have to have within yourself to relax in front of the camera and then trust within the person to make sure they get your good angles. March is going to be a bit hectic now with lots of presentations and deadlines in Uni, but Easter is not far away and I'm excited about planning some shoots. This year the pastels aren't coming out for Spring because I think it can get a bit boring each year to associated Spring Trends with Pinks and Yellows, so I'm trying to mix it up with a 70s earthy tones this Season.

Lots of love,

Charlotte x

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Vivian

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Hat- TOPSHOP/ Jacket- H&M / Blouse- TOPSHOP with added DIY bow/ Jeans- MISS SELFRIDGE/ Boots- NEW LOOK/ Bag- OASAP/ Sunglasses- PRIMARK

Hey guys, back with more photos that the wonderful Oroma took Sunday. I can't get over how beautiful they are, I was meaning to post this Tassel Jacket that I got from H&M for a while now, but couldn't find a grand enough location. It was only £20 in the January sales down from £60 such a great bargain and it matches this seasons seventies trend. I then came across this Georgian Building suggested by a relative and it matched it perfectly. Both outfit photos have had such a great response on Lookbook and that's probably because they look more professional than my other previous photos, where I would hope the camera would focus along side with my self timer. It is quite embarrassing posing in front of the camera for someone you don't really know, but I found it easier because Oroma was a blogger herself. It makes such a tremendous difference to the outfit when the background is blurred out and I never realised its so easy to achieve if you have the right lens and assistant of course. Hope your having a good week, despite this miserable weather.

Lots of love,

Charlotte x

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