On Friday, I felt like a proper adult. I travelled to London on my own, and spent the day wandering around the capital on my own. I know for some people that'll be nothing, but I live in a really quite small town, and my sense of direction quite frankly, is appalling. None of my friends were free to go with me yesterday, but they kept texting throughout the day to check I was alright, and hadn't managed to lose myself in the middle of London. Luckily I didn't and I had a fab day.
After the two hour journey to Victoria, I hopped on the Victoria Line and headed to Sloane Square. Here I had a quick wander round before heading to Brandy Melville. I love that shop. However, I was slightly disappointed by what's in store currently, and only came away with one top. The next stop was Pret for lunch, I wanted something quick before heading to The Blogers Hangout Event. I had the macaroni cheese with kale and cauliflower, and wow, it was really quite delicious. On the way to the station I nipped into Zara very quickly and almost 95% of the store was on sale, amazing.
Now it was time to head to the Strand Gallery for the aforementioned event. But just before, I popped into a tiny Oliver Bonas store in the station, to see what all the hype is about. Am I a proper blogger yet? Anyway, I arrived at the event and had a great time. I met some great brands and was introduced to some really interesting products and concepts. Whilst there, the lovely girls from United Beauty painted my nails in this gorgeous muted grey colour, and finished them off with a gel topcoat. And oh my, I was/am still impressed. Their gel kit essentially turns any polish into a gel polish, it's insane, but you can remove it at home like you would any other polish, there's no soaking off required. Amazing.
Sass and Belle were also at the event, and I've totally fallen in love with their cactus and tropical summer collections. I stupidly didn't take a photo of their stand, but trust me, it was cute, Having looked at their website, I'm pleasantly surprised by how well priced everything is, so that's a big thumbs up from me. I hadn't heard of Pink Parcel before the event, and it's basically a period subscription box. It's £10 a month, and as well as the necessities, you also receive a mini treat box also. This includes; chocolate, tea, makeup, nail polish as well as some skin care. (Don't quote me on that, but the ones at the event did!) The Perfume Shop had a stand, and I've genuinely fallen in love with so many new scents, especially tropical ones. Other brands at the event included KB Hair Extensions, T-tox and Nature's Wish.
Once I'd finished at the Strand, I headed to Oxford Circus to do a bit more shopping. That Topshop is hugeeee and possibly the easiest shop to get lost in.I walked past the same rail of jeans about 6 times before finding the way out. (See, I said my sense of direction sucks.) Anyway, I picked up a few more bits before heading to Victoria, ready to head home. Overall I had a really great day, exhausting, but great. If you'd like, you can read about my last trip to London here.
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