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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Our Favourite Spring Homeware Trends


Spring is around the corner and it’s finally time to wave those winter blues goodbye!

As we spring into the new season, we’re excited about the new homeware and interior collections that you can get your hands on to freshen up your home. 

From flourish florals to sunshine yellows and gentle greens. Read on for more of our favourite pieces to add some colour and WOW your house. 

Go BOLD or go home! We’re in love with this teal armchair from Homesense

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Sometimes less is definitely more! Check out these eye catching cushion covers with tassels from H&M Home.

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And how about this for a show-stopping statement?! Check out this Gosford Mural print wallpaper from Laura Ashley. It has flower power written all over it! 

If you want to get creative and sustainable, how about upcycling any old items you have. Like this recycled Hobbycraft wreath base with white faux blossoms from Homesense. It’ll definitely brighten your day and your home.

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The Gift Giving Tree is back!


We are teaming up with York charity Snappy again over the festive period.  Shoppers are being asked to visit the Gift Giving Tree in Information Centre and collect a tag from the tree to donate a Christmas present.

 

Snappy is a registered charity working with children and young people of York with wide ranging disabilities, from learning difficulties to profound physical disabilities. The volunteers work to develop confidence, independence and social skills but mostly, to give the children and families the opportunity to enjoy new experience have fun and make friends.

 

Last year the presents donated by kind hearted shoppers made such a difference to the families SNAPPY works with and we are hope we can continue to make that difference this year too.

 

Our Top Frozen 2 gifts


From Frozen 2 inspired apparel, costumes and accessories, to the movie itself! We can all admit our excitement for the highly anticipated animated movie of the year!

In celebration of Frozen 2 movie debut, we’ll be looking at the top Frozen 2 inspired gifts you can find here at Monks Cross. Add these special gifts to your shopping baskets for your little ones to enjoy.

Style your little ones for the exciting journey beyond the gates of Arendelle with the cosiest jumper of all,  guaranteed to keep them cosy and melt your heart at the same time. You can find this Olaf endowed jumper from Primark for £10.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can top the look off with Clarks Shoes x Disney’s Frozen range of kids wear. Shield your little ones from the cold this winter with the latest Frozen boots and trainers suitable for any adventure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you love trainers then you’ll love Schuh’s Frozen All Star Converse stock. Watch your little ones unleash their stylish-storm in these Elsa and Anna adorned Chuck Taylor Converse.

Those looking for a little Olaf flair wouldn’t want to be without this Disney Frozen, Ceramic Olaf Shaped Mug from Debenhams. Shield your little ones from the cold weather with a nice warm beverage in this special mug.

At Game, there’s plenty of adventure for your little ones to jump into. Join our beloved happy go-lucky snowman on his quest through perilous situations on Nintendo 3DS.

Or if you prefer a good bedtime story, why not join Olaf’ in this heart-warming tale as he searches for the perfect festive tradition to treasure forever.

Whatever the season, there’s always plenty of reasons to gift your loved ones. With the release of Frozen 2 looming ahead, why not showcase your Frozen 2  look in style. There’s plenty of Frozen 2 product finds at Monks Cross, come and visit our stores and find your best picks.

[Products subject to availability. Photo Credit: Debenhams, Primark, River Island, Game, WHSmith, Schuh, Clarks, KZ]

 

 

 

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!!


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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. 

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.

 

 

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.

One for the Dads…


On 16th June, we’re celebrating Dads nation wide, so it’s about time you show yours just how much he means to you! 
Dads can be difficult to buy for, which is why you need to #MakeItMonksCross and let us do the leg work. We’ve found our top 10 gifts, available in our stores, that every type of dad will love, from football mad to movie buff dads!

1.  One for the dads who know what they like.
You can’t go wrong with getting Dad’s favourite scent this Father’s Day, or even a new one! Superdrug & Boots have endless collections of aftershave that your dad will love, why not even get it in a gift set?

2. For the caffeine addicts.
If your Dad is anything like us then he NEEDS his morning coffee to function. So make his day and have a browse of Debenhams range of coffee machines so he can start every day the right way. This Nescafe Dolce Gusto coffee machine is on £40 down from £100!

3.  For the stylish Dads.
There’s one little accessory that makes a mans outfit go from 0 to 100 and that’s a stylish watch! There’s no need to break the bank, River Island has an amazing selection that your Dad is bound to love.

4. One for the Gamers

We all know that Dads are just big kids, so embrace it and buy them a new game or a gaming accessory!
Don’t worry if you don’t know the first thing about gaming and what they’d like, play it safe with a GAME voucher.

5. For the book worms and holiday readers.

Whether your dad always has a book in his hand or he just needs a page turner for his next holiday, you’ll definitely be able to find his next read in WHSmith.


6. For the sporty Dads.

Whether he’s a York City or Manchester City fan, he’ll definitely be over the moon if you treat him to his teams footy shirt from Sports Direct!

7. Trainer mad Dads!

If he fancies himself a bit of a shoe guru then you can’t go wrong with treating him to some new kicks from Schuh’s amazing range.


8. One for the Fashionable Dads..

…or for the ones who need a little help with their look. Give him that helping hand and find him an outfit that’ll turn him from early 2000s Steve Carrell to 2019 Steve Carrell 
Check out the men’s range in River Island, H&M and Debenhams.


9. One For the foodies!
If your dad is one who loves his food then look no further. Debenhams has some fantastic gift sets in that he will LOVE! From Nando’s peri peri kits to a chocoholics dream, there’s hundreds of gift sets in store.

10. For the beer lovers!
If your dad loves a cold pint whilst watching the tele on a Saturday night then this is the gift for him. Check out our craft beer gift sets in store at Debenhams.

We hope our little gift guide has given you endless ideas on how to spoil Dad this Father’s Day!
From all of us here at Monks Cross we hope you have a Happy Father’s Day!

 

 

 

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.

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