After what seemed like a week of rain, Saturday was gloriously sunny which made the two and a half hour bus ride to Newcastle quite enjoyable, especially when passing through charming little villages, gleaming fields of rapeseed as far as the eyes can see and farm animals and horses grazing under the sun. It was the perfect day to be travelling through the countryside, we even passed a circus set up in a field with a large yellow and red striped big top - a part of me wanted to get off the bus and stay there for the day!
We didn't arrive into Newcastle until around 1 o'clock so we grabbed some lunch and then headed for the shops, I had planned to go into Urban Outfitters and Forbidden Planet but as we've only been to Newcastle twice before, neither Pyf nor I knew where to find them and I had poor reception on my mobile so I couldn't even look up directions over the internet!
The first stop was Fenwick where I obviously paid a visit to the MAC counter. I had already intended to get the two lipsticks below but I was suckered into buying the lip liner by a MAC rep, however this particular lip liner has been on my wish list for a while so I was more than happy to get it!
I had been lusting after Hang Up for quite some time as it's the perfect deep, but not too dark, reddened berry shade - something I've been after for ages! I had also been looking for a pink as my collection mostly consists of red and vampy shades, so after googling a few of MAC's pink lipsticks I knew Impassioned was the one to get! I had originally been creating a very similar shade by mixing a bit of Russian Red with Revlon's Rose Blush lipstick but now I can just use this one hassle free tube!
The next stop was H&M as I wanted to look for a certain nail polish after seeing it on the lovely Bones and Lilies. The shade is called Bella's Choice which means next time Pyf asks me what colour I'm painting my nails I'll reply with 'It's Bella's Choice!' (for those who don't know, Bella is the name of my cat)
I also found a basket full of lint rollers which were 99p each, more fuel for my recent lint rolling escapades!
When we were in HMV we were very pleasantly surprised to see Peaceville Records in the Metal section as we have never seen a single My Dying Bride or Paradise Lost album in there before! Pyf picked a few albums for himself and I managed to find one of the two Opeth albums I was missing from my collection! All were on special offer for £6. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter was too good an offer to pass up for just £2!
Our last stop was That's Entertainment, one of my favourite shops to frequent! As of late, I am slightly obsessed with listening to film soundtracks so when I came across a large soundtrack section I felt like a kid in a candy shop especially when I unearthed the soundtrack to my favourite childhood movie, Now and Then, featuring songs such as 'Sugar, Sugar' by The Archies, 'Knock Three Times' by Tony Orlando & Dawn and 'All Right Now' by Free. Click here to read my post about Now and Then! In the end, we walked out with 11 CD's and 1 DVD for an unbelievable £16!
Time for some Newcastle Instagrams!
- Saturday's nail's which were Urban Outfitters Parma. I have been breaking out of my comfort zone a little bit with regards to my nails as I tend to stick to dark shades but this was a pleasant change!
- The original Fenwick department store.
- Odd mannequins in one of Fenwick's window displays.
- A statue of the Dragonborn from The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim in HMV which I wanted to take home!
Lastly are these absolutely enchanting new planters that I got a few weeks ago from Habitat which I completely forgot to post about. I came across them in my Good Homes magazine and was very happy to find them reduced from £7 each to £4.90!
I'm going to use one on my dressing table for storing my makeup brushes and the other two are for the living room. Some of you may know I'm very partial to vintage and ornate picture frames and have been collecting them for a while as I plan on creating a collage in the living room once we have finished decorating so these pots are a very welcome addition indeed! I also got two matching cushions which are still in their packaging waiting to be unveiled once the decorating is complete. The cameo and candelabras add a lovely Victorian touch to them.
If you are smitten by these planters too they are still available here although they have gone back up to £7, but still at that price they are well worth it!
I'm off to watch Now and Then and eat some lunch, not that I will taste much of it as I am still not over my flu which unfortunately worsened again after our trip to Newcastle bringing with it more earache and bunged sinuses, just when I thought I was better! O, woe is me!