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Friday, 25 May 2018

Come Shopping With Me | The Trafford Centre

If you follow me on Instagram stories, you may have noticed my recent little trip to the intu Trafford Centre. A common misconception for visitors to Manchester that it's in the city but in fact I see it as a separate trip completely. You can easily spend a full day here and if shopping isn't your thing, there's an extensive list of places to dine to suit everyone, along with a cinema, sea life and Legoland centre, mini golf and much more. A short drive over the road and you even have an indoor skydive and ski slope centre! So plenty on offer for all members of the family, but I personally like to stick to the shops. With a new addition to the centre, Argento is a jewellery store filled with many 'blogger favourite' brands. Selfridges have also completed phase one of there Beauty Hall transformation so I took a sneak peek and even treated myself to an appointment at Tom Ford. With keeping up to date and always adding new exciting brands, intu Trafford Centre is paid with regular visits from myself, not to mention I used to work at the Hollister there! It's also reminiscent of when we lived in America when my mum and I used to love trips out to the American shopping malls, they even have my favourite fast food chain Five Guys!






// ARGENTO X OLIVIA BURTON //

It's no secret that I have a certain taste when it comes to jewellery. With my new found obsession of gold bohemian-style jewellery, I'm loving the dainty layered necklaces, statement earrings and a simple watch. The minimal and monochrome branding of Argento caught my attention straight away and I was so excited to be given the opportunity to take you guys inside to show you what you can expect on your next visit! I also learnt that this store offers an exclusive style (Abstract Floral) from the Argento x Olivia Burton collaboration of which I was very kindly gifted and which you can click here to shop yourself!

Not only does the store stock a wide variety of Olivia Burton timepieces, but many other brands too including some of my preferred favourites, Ania Haie, CLUSE and Daniel Wellington. With more than 50 stores nationwide, I think Argento is perfectly positioned in the Trafford Centre, opposite the food hall, above Selfridges and right next to Skinny Dip. International readers...don't fear, they also ship to almost every country in the world!

| Shop Olivia Burton at Argento here |














// SELFRIDGES BEAUTY HALL //

I was very excited to be invited down to see phase one of the beauty hall transformation complete. With lots more hints and tips on what brands are still to come, the lovely PR team gifted me a box full of beauty goodies which I will be opening on my Sunday vlog so keep your eyes out for that. In the meantime here's a little sneak peek preview of some of the new brands coming soon...



As you may have also seen on my Instagram stories from my day trip to the intu Trafford Centre, I was invited to have a complementary treatment at Tom Ford. Beautifully displayed and oozing pure luxury, I love the browns, ivorys and golds within this brand. A little fun fact as well for you if you love their fragrances as much as I do, with Tom Ford's background being in architecture, his design in some of the packing has evolved from chess pieces! Now you know that, you'll always look at the bottles and design in a different light and appreciate his architectural flare.

The makeup look that David (find him here on Instagram @tfb.specialist ) created on me stayed true to my preferred look of a stripped back more natural dewy glow and my favourite finishing touch, one that I've always wanted to try but never have done before... gloss on the eyes! Rather than a dramatic, catwalk finish full lid gloss, we opted for a longer-lasting finish with the gloss only on the brow bone and I loved it!





There's also one last exciting series of events that I'm hoping to attend myself and wanted to share with you (so maybe see you there...). To celebrate the first phase completion of the new Selfridges Beauty Hall, there will be a series of masterclasses with top beauty insiders. If you're around between Friday 1st of June and Sunday 3rd June, make sure to get your tickets online and I hope to see you there! 

*This blogpost was kindly sponsored by Argento however as always all thoughts and opinions are my own.