Wednesday, 31 July 2013

London Haul

Hi guys, 

I have recently returned from a four day stay in the wonderful capital city that is London. The trip was a present from my wonderful other half, Andrew. Because I was celebrating my 21st this year he wanted to do something really special. 
The trip was utterly amazing and I absolutely love London. I was in awe at all of the amazing sights, scenery and attractions, the only downside to staying in the summer was the freak heatwave that hit the UK making our trip very warm and ourselves very sweaty! 

I wanted to share with you guys what I bought when I was there. I had saved up quite a bit to spend and then Andrew, my brother and my family gave me more money to spend as gifts. 


Some pictures of our trip! 

The first place I visited was Forever 21. We don't have one up here in Newcastle so I was very, very excited to shop here. I picked up: 
  • A green striped vest top
  • A beige top with ruffle trim around the neckline
  • A khaki t-shirt with studded pocket detail
  • Silver bow earrings
  • Two pack of bow hair bobbles

The next store is Victoria's Secret where I shopped the Pink range. 
  • Love Pink hoody in a blue colour
  • Coconut Passion Fragrance Mist
  • Coconut Passion Body Lotion 
  • Mango Temptation Fragrance Mist x2
  • Pure Seduction Hand and Body Lotion

In Tiffany and Co. I picked up a simple classic sterling silver heart/lock necklace with the iconic 'Return to Tiffany' engraving but it has also a small key charm. I thought this was perfect for my twenty first as is tradition at twenty one you get a key to the door! 

I picked up one t-shirt in Jack Wills, I visited the Covent Garden store. I picked up the Eccleston T-Shirt in the colour plum. I have this same design t-shirt in a few colours now and I had my eye on this one so it was perfect to walk into the store and they had one left in the plum colour in my size! 

On Oxford Street as I was walking to find Forever 21 I discovered the most amazing Disney store in the whole world. I took some pictures but keep an eye out for that in a more personal non hauling post! Whilst in the store I picked up a beautiful London themed snow globe as a souvenir of the trip. I also found a beautiful Tinkerbelle notebook in A4 size which I'm going to use for my studies next year. 

In Westfield (Shepherds Bush) we visited a few stores, the first Juicy Couture. I found the most amazing bargain in there. I managed to pick up a Juicy Tee in the colour Pale Aquamarine. It was on sale for £30 down from £75. The sales assistant then told me the sale items were an additional 50% off making the t-shirt only £15! 

This is the carrier bag and tag from the T-shirt as it is currently in the wash! :( 

Also in Westfield I popped into Beauty Base as I had heard they sold cheap makeup and perfumes. I picked up a huge bottle of Micellar Water from an unknown brand and then three LA Colours jumbo eye pencils. I bought these to see if they could be a cheap dupe for NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils. The LA Colours ones were only 99p. (I will do another post with swatches and photos) 

Staying in Westfield we then went to Gilly Hicks which is a sister store to Abercrombie and Fitch and Hollister. I loved the front of the store and again keep an eye out for another post full of pictures but inside I picked out three tops. I was very surprised with the sizing because in Hollister the clothes seem to have a really small fitting where as Gilly Hicks seems to be very big fitting. I am unsure whether this is because I picked up layering tops but I am a 12-14 UK size and I could have done with a Small in all of the tops! 

I went into David and Goliath in Carnaby and picked up two London themed t-shirts (I know there's an awful lot of t-shirt action in this haul) some socks and these adorable gnome speakers for my iPad. 

They were on sale for £5 so I could not resist! 

I picked up presents in the M&M World store in Leicester Square including this little tin of sweets for myself! 

I also picked up the Yellow and Red M&M characters for my little sisters along with a fridge magnet. 

I picked up some touristy nicknacks such as a red phone box to hold my loose change, a travel mug for my dad, a candle in TKMaxx for my mum and then ashtray and lighter sets for my mum and my mother in law. 

I think that is all I can think of apart from a couple of pieces which I haven't got pictures of because I've eaten the, or they were gifts. 

I hope you have enjoyed this post. 

Thank you. 

Sarah Jane 
x x x