BEAUTY ALERT! The NEW Major Morphosis Holiday Collection…


Have you heard?! Sleek MakeUp have introduced their NEW Major Morphosis holiday collection.

Collection includes:

• Major Morphosis eyeshadow palette

• Solstice Hemisphere elixir

• Two lip lacquers (coming soon)

• 2 lip strobes (coming soon)

Subject to availability at Boots.

Starbucks festive red cups are back!


It doesn’t start to feel like Christmas until Starbucks brings back their famous red cups and festive menu.

Starbucks festive drink menu includes favourites such as Gingerbread Latte, Toffee Nut Latte, Eggnog Latte alongside new addition the Toasted Marshmallow Hot Chocolate. Christmas would not be complete without a hot chocolate and this one comes with a mocha sauce, marshmallow syrup, topped with marshmallow flavoured whipped cream and finished with a caramelised sugar topping!

Christmas is all about enjoying good food and Starbucks aren’t short on new menu items. Fancy a Christmas dinner on the go? Then grab the ‘Tis the Season Turkey Sandwich and Festive Feast Panini.

Vegans and Vegetarians won’t miss out on the festivities this year! They’ll be able to tuck into the Vegetarian Brie and Cran-merry Focaccia and the new Very Merry Vegan Wrap.

See Starbucks at Monks Cross’ opening hours here.

Follow us on social media here.

 

Costa Coffee Festive Menu is here!!


Costa Coffee

Costa Coffee have launched a new winter menu and some of our Christmas favourites are back. From Terry’s Chocolate Orange Muffins, British Pigs in Blankets Mac & Cheese and Irish Velvet & Cream Frostino Coffee. Costa Coffee’s festive menu is one you’ll definitely want to try out!

Find out more about their seasonal menu here. 

The Ultimate Beauty Advent Calendar


Shop the ultimate beauty advent calendar for £45 when you make any beauty purchase at Debenhams .

 

T&C’s apply.

3 for 2 gifts at Debenhams


Find all you need this season with Debenhams 3 for 2 on gifts offer. Mix and match their wide range of products in store.

 

T&C’s apply.

Thomas Cook AKA Hays Travel


WE ARE BACK!!

HAYS TRAVEL MONKSCROSS IS NOW OPEN!!

As ex: Thomas Cook employees, we are back doing what we do best looking after our customers dreams and holidays of a lifetime.

We are now an independent travel agent offering lots more tour operators….

Including jet2 holidays.

Please pop in and say Hi and we’ll pop the kettle on.

 

 

Halloween Top Picks


The season of scary is upon us and we want to help you celebrate this eerie Halloween holiday in the most thrilling way you can. Starting with this ultimate Halloween gift guide.

Whether you’re thinking of doing something different this Halloween, or maybe you want to surprise your co-workers, friends and family. We want you to keep on trend and stay ahead of the fun.

Looking to wear a killer face for a night out? Head into Boots and shop till you drop with their Rimmel London Halloween glam products to really sleek those scary faces. Awaken your look from the dead with Rimmel London’s Waterproof Eye definer and if you’re wanting to really look your best, check out their Rimmel Jesterina make-up tutorial.

Discover the accessories that’ll really make your Halloween party outfit pop! Like getting your hands on this blood dripping chocker necklace decorate with a sparkling finish from Accessorize!

We can’t forget the little ones, let them join in on the Halloween fun with these cute Halloween pumpkin all in one! Scarily cute and perfect for a first Halloween, you can find these at Mothercare.

And for a bit of added action and adventure, why not pop WHSmith for their Press out and Decorate Halloween book. Get creative and banish those spooky skeletons and ghoulish ghosts.

Haunted by the ghosts of Halloween parties past? Hobby Craft can change that and make you the host with the most! Get creative and set the scene for a spooky celebration with Hobby Craft’s haunting Halloween range! From edible sugar eyeballs to bat shaped cookie cutters and pumpkin shaped cake moulds, their Halloween range includes Halloween baking and more!

If you’re wondering what more you could do at Monks Cross… dare to join us for a ghoulish day full of FREE Halloween fun at Monks Cross! Show off your scary face with our Face Painting and get those hands goopy with our free Slime Making Workshop. Don’t forget to take your best pictures with our Stilt Walkers Jack Skellington and Sally Nightmare.And for a much deserved break, stop by Costa Coffee and enjoy their Spider Mallow Shortcake with a nice hot drink.

There’s plenty to find here at Monks Cross that can make for an extra celebration this Halloween.

 

[Products subject to availability

Photo Credit: Costa Coffee, Hobby Craft, Boots, Mothercare, Accessorize, WHSmith (Press Out and Decorate: Halloween – Kate McLelland)]

River Island Autumn/Winter 2019


River Island is known for its trend-led affordable fashion and the unique touches it brings to the high street. It is the go-to place to pick up everything you need for a complete head-to-toe outfit this Autumn.

Offering women’s, men’s and kids ranges, along with amazing accessories, our product is designed in-house with fabulous new items available in store and online daily. River Island continues to bring stylish fashion to more people with its Plus (size 18-28), Petites and Big & Tall collections.

For Autumn Winter 2019, River Island effortlessly transitions this season’s must-have trends into an eclectic range of cool weather staples. Both the Womenswear and Menswear collections encourages the wearer to showcase and refresh their individuality through personal style; via statement separates, power shoulders and dazzling denim to fresh layering options, urban sports-luxe pieces and premium tailoring on menswear.

In turn, River Island’s AW19 Kidswear (5-12 yrs), Mini (0-5 yrs) & Baby (0-1 yrs) collections are a perfect start to every fashion journey, with pieces adapted from the adult range for twinning and designed with the mini fashionista in mind. From cute matching cool hued co-ords to utility inspired separates and gender-neutral pieces on Baby, these collections ensure that little ones will look stylish whatever the occasion.

In store services include ‘Click and Collect’ meaning you can shop the complete collection online, and have your purchase delivered directly to store for your convenience.

Welcome Home


 

If you’re anything like us then you take pride in your home. You love making it look, feel and smell beautiful and adjusting your homey touches to fit the seasons.
So we thought we’d have a browse around our favourite stores for home ware and give you a little Autumn / Winter décor inspiration. It may even give you a few gift ideas for Christmas!

Cosy Cushions

Cushions are a great way to inject a bit of character into your home and definitely make it cosier; which is exactly what you need in the winter.
Whether you prefer a muted toned cushion or a bright and quirky masterpiece, our stores have definitely got something to suit you.

Beautiful Bedding

Settle into the season with Monks Cross’ range of beautiful bedding. We’ve searched high and low to bring you the cosiest, softest and prettiest bedding in our stores. Whether you’re looking for ultimate warmth or cool and breezy sheets, you’ll definitely love what we’ve found for you.

Homey Touches

There’s one thing we refuse to leave out of this blog and it’s one of our favourite parts.
That’s right, you guessed it – it’s those little accessories that give your home that extra cosy, welcoming touch.
There’s something about adding a cinnamon candle, an inspirational poster or a snuggly throw around the house that perfects that inviting feeling.

Get Crafty

Maybe you’re one of those people who likes to add their own unique personality into their home. So why not customise your accessorises or even make your own?
We’ve taken some inspiration from Hobby craft and decided that this AW18, we’re going to get crafty and create unique accessories to dot around the house! Whether you’re sewing royalty and fancy making your own cushion covers or just want to add a seasonal wreaths to your doors, Hobby craft can definitely help.

What to wear this Autumn


We couldn’t be more in love with this season’s fashion trends! A/W 2018 has truly surpassed itself with some of the most exciting and wearable looks to hit the stores in years, with everything from metallics to checks, animal print to rainbow colours making a welcome appearance.
Monks Cross’s stores are the place to head to give your wardrobe that instant style update to get you through the chillier months.  There’s so much to choose from in store, whether you need that perfect coat for the new season or the ultimate Christmas party dress!

We’ve been exploring our stores for some of the top fashion finds to keep your autumn look on point.  From H&M to River Island and Next Look, here’s our mini guide to the season’s ultimate style finds and accessories.

 

Softly Softly

Like bring wrapped up inside a cuddle, it’s all about being a big softie when it comes to picking your coat. Wear it in a teddy boy style in a shade of brown for the full teddy-bear effect!

Coat £79.99 at H&M

 

 

If you’re not sure about going the full monty with fake fur, then give a nod to the trend with your accessories.  This River Island bag is perfect for party season!

Furry Bag £22 at River Island

 

 

Wild Thing

Animal print is literally owning the high street this season and you definitely need to embrace your inner feline (or Zebra!) to keep up with the fashion pack. We love his leopard print jumper from New Look – perfect for cosying up with by the fire after a brisk autumnal walk!

Leopard Print Jumper £24.99 at New Look

 

 

For anyone who truly wants to unleash their wild side, this pink leopard print dress from River Island is a fabulous choice for the upcoming party season, also ticking the trend box for bright colours!

Dress £55 at River Island

 

 

Check Mate

Checks of all shapes, sizes and colours are everywhere this season and giving animal print a serious run for its money as the top seasonal trend.  Whether you’re wearing checks for leisure or getting your office suiting on fleek, there’s something for everyone.  These trousers are a real find, reminiscent of Versace’s rock n’ roll catwalk take on the trend!

Blue Tartan Trousers £22.99 at New Look

 

 

Rupert Bear himself would be envious of this super cosy tartan scarf from River Island.  The ultimate check choice to give make last year’s winter coat instantly fashion forward.

 

Tartan Scarf £15 at River Island

 

 

Bright and Beautiful

Wow, all we can say is that we need this dress.  Brights and neons have kept their fashion credentials this season and this colour popping pink dress from H&M Studio is one of the best!

Pink Dress £55 at H&M

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