Our favourite Summer Beauty Trends for 2020.


Step into Monks Cross Shopping Park and you’ll find all your favourite high street stores conveniently in one place. When it comes to shopping in York, you can never go wrong with a visit to Monks Cross as you’ll find all your big named beauty, makeup and fashion brands to choose from and to give you a bit of inspiration. Here are some of our favourite Summer Beauty Trends for 2020.

Graphic eyeliner is in!

This stylish look can go super simple and super dramatic. It’s both effortlessly cool and simultaneously totally on trend and we can’t get enough!

This sharp-cut eye makeup is a much-loved minimalist look but offers ample opportunities to experiment. 

Want to give the look a try? Check out our favourite eyeliners from Superdrug

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Budge Free, Stress Free Base 

As the temperature rises, wearing makeup that lasts during the warm weather isn’t an easy feat.

Perfect your makeup routine with a budge-free primer base from Boots. Start your day with the Benefit The Professional Hydrate Primer (22ml) and consider a medium-coverage foundation that you can build up or buffer out such as the NEW Givenchy Teint Couture Everwear Foundation SPF20 (30ml). Lock everything in place with Urban Decay All Nighter Make-Up Setting Spray (118ml).

 

 

 

 

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honey, you’re glowing!

Look and feel amazing with Primark Beauty’s eye palettes. Choose from sunshine honey to sweet cherry for an extra pop of glow and colour! 

We’d love to know, are you team cherry, peach or honey?

Looking for a trendy outfit to match your perfect look? Head over to our Top Summer Fashion Trends Blog to find the latest high street looks you can find here at Monk Cross, York.

 

Stacey Solomon x Primark Unisex Kids Collection Launch!


Following two sell out womenswear collections, Stacey Solomon has launched a new unisex kidwear collection in collaboration with Primark.

The unisex collection of clothing and accessories is available for ages 0-10 years. With plenty of cool slogan sweatshirts to t-shirts, all the styles have been designed to be worn by all children regardless of their gender.

In a campaign which includes her own children, Stacey said,

“I was so excited to be given the opportunity to create my own kidswear collection with Primark. The boys were just as excited as I was, and I loved being able to include them in a project that means so much to me. I still can’t believe that my boys are going to be able to wear pieces that we all designed together.

It was so special to have them as part of the process. I wanted the collection to be fun and comfy, they’re my top priorities when finding clothes for the boys. I have two favourite pieces, the printed robot tracksuit and the ‘Smile’ t-shirts. I am also a little bit obsessed with the denim jacket. There’s something about tiny clothes that I would wear too that makes me very excited!”

Credit: Primark – Available whilst stocks last

You can shop the latest collection in-store at Primark, Monks Cross. Spread across two floors, Primark’s your ultimate go-to for all the latest in beauty, Kids, Women and Menswear and you can enjoy your spot of shopping with free parking included.

Get Dressed Up to Stay In!


Who says you can’t dress up to stay in? As we’re adjusting to this new of life, why not have some fun by yourself, with flatmates or family and spruce up your look whilst you’re home. After all, this is the perfect time to perfect those winged eyeliners and to experiment with fashion styles and new hair do’s that you’ve always wanted to try!

We’ve pulled together these fun reasons why you should get dressed up for a fun night indoors because after all, staying in is the new going out. 

  1. Themed Dinner Parties 

At the end of a tiring week why not plan a themed dinner party with your friends or family? Forfeit the Netflix and chill hours and crack open a bottle of champaign, relax with company, play games and dress up for the occasion with that special outfit you were saving for a special occasion. 

  1. Experiment!

Can you think of a better time to experiment with your hair and makeup? Experiment with outfits you’ve always wanted to try, play around with your hair and see what styles suit you best, spruce up  your makeup look and try different styles from eyeshadow, highlight & contour … the full works! Who knows … maybe you’ll come out the other side of this a whole new woman! 

  1. Games night

Why not get you and your friends dress up for a virtual house party with the help of House party – the app. You can go head to head with in-app games such as Heads Up, Trivia and Cards Against Humanity. What’s not to enjoy?

  1. Date Night

Romance isn’t dead. There’s plenty of quarantine approved date night ideas to get excited about. From virtual museum tours, games night, dance classes or Tik Tok  or a fancy dinner date at home. 

Spring Beauty Trends


As the cold winter months draw to a close, we can’t be anymore excited about the fresh beauty trends Spring is bringing for us. We’ve selected our hottest beauty tips to help you transition through the seasons!

So if you’re looking forward to sunnier weather and fun, fresh makeup tips then keep on reading! 

  1. Always start your makeup on a fresh face and what a better way to keep your skin refreshed and rejuvenated than to start your day with the new Vitamin glow Primer by Smashox. Infused with vitamins B, C & E, this primer enhances your natural glow everytime you prime … oh and it’s vegan! Get your from Boots.

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  1. Go bold or go home right? Look at the pigment on this Primark Body Foil eyeshadow! We’re definitely adding a few to our shopping bags! 

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  1. Refresh your Spring scent with the new limited edition Daisy Love Daze perfume by Marc Jacobs. And don’t forget to get a free Daisy Love Tote Bag on selected Marc Jacobs when you shop at Superdrug. T& C’s apply

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  1. We’re obsessed with the NEW Huda Beauty pastel obsession palettes. These will definitely add colour and bring that extra pop to your makeup look. As inspired by @makeupbybrooktiffany.

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Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas


With only one day left until Valentine’s Day, we can’t be the only ones who are feeling the last minute panic to buy our loved ones the perfect gift. Lucky for you, Cupid works on a deadline at Monks Cross. Here are some of our last minute easy gift ideas:

Nothing shows that you really know your partner more than buying them an outfit to wear on Valentine’s Day. Picking out an outfit for your girlfriend is not only romantic but will make her feel great. Feel those 70s vibes with this heart print mini dress from River Island, this is dress can be worn for a more casual look with some boots or dressed up with some stilettos making it perfect for your Valentine’s Day plans.

 

To match that 70s vibe, nothing shows you know your boyfriend more than picking out the perfect patterned shirt to match his style. Not only is this Primark shirt on trend for Spring / Summer 2019 but it’s so versatile it’ll make a lasting impression on his wardrobe.

 

Valentine’s day is all about love and spending time together, so how about you treat your loved one to a  BUYAGIFT experience from Debenhams. You can choose from a romantic meal out at The Shard or spend the day getting pampered at a local spa, perfect for spending quality time together!

 

Put your own unique twist on ‘I Love You’ by hand making your loved one a Valentine’s Day gift. From handmade cards, gifts to baking. Hobby Craft has everything you need to give that special someone a personalised gift that they’ll love.

 

For those on a budget, Poundland are offering some great Valentine’s Deals. Whether you feel like popping the question, they now sell engagement rings. Or you could make a hamper of all your loved ones favourite things, for some ultimate brownie points from your other half!

Don’t let the pressure of Valentine’s Day get to you, let the gifts speak for themselves by getting yours from Monks Cross.

Summer style? Sorted.


Summer is here! We may be seeing the odd bit of cold weather and rain but the sun has actually managed to make an appearance for more than a couple of hours, so it’s time to embrace the sunshine and hit the high street in the latest summer fashion. To give you a little helping hand, we’re going to be picking out some of our favourite looks from this season!

 

Sultry Swimwear

Whether you’re hitting the beaches of Marbella or just sunbathing in your back garden, we’ve found the perfect bikinis and swimsuits that will make you swoon. From triangle plain halter necks to bright patterned one pieces, there’s swimwear to suit everyone in our stores.

Dreamy Dresses

Strolling around the shops helped the little fashonista inside us run wild, we found dresses to suit everyone’s style!
From bright flowy numbers to 90’s styled denim, we couldn’t get enough of the endless collections our stores had to offer

 

Step into Summer

We don’t know about you but we think shoes can either make or break your outfit. So we’ve had a look around Schuh to find some seasonal must haves that will never ruin your style. They have everything a girl could ever need this summer from strappy sandals, peep toe heels to glitzy boots.

Get the glow.

When the sun’s bright and beaming, you want to make sure your highlight is too, so we’ve put together some of our favourite makeup products from our centre.
Whether you’re into a subtle sultry look or you prefer to be a glowing golden goddess, our stores will definitely be able to help you out. They have everything from foundation and highlight to give you a true summer glow, to setting sprays to keep you looking perfect throughout the day.
Don’t worry if you’re not an expert or don’t know where to start, our lovely store assistants have a world of knowledge to make sure you leave feeling happy!