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.

 

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.

MONKSFEST at Monks Cross


York’s Monks Cross Shopping Park will be hosting a series of FREE activities for their summer festival themed event MONKSFEST. This weekly fun filled activity is set to entertain families, children and visitors to the shopping park.

MONKSFEST will be taking place every Friday from the 26th July until 16th August 2019. With a face painter each week and entertainment from local buskers, a Bubbleologist, Caricaturist and a variety of craft workshops, a mix of activities for all to enjoy.

Event dates and entertainment can be seen below:

26th July – Face Painter and Bubbleologist
2nd August – Face Painter and Flower Garland Making Workshop
9th August – Face Painter and Caricaturist
16th August – Face Painter and Kids T-shirt and Tote bag making workshop

Katherine Sharp, Centre Manager of Monks Cross, comments “We are extremely excited to be hosting our first ever festival themed event at Monks Cross. It is the perfect event to bring children along to and get them into the festival spirit. We also hope to attract new visitors and present Monks Cross as a fun and convenient place to shop! We look forward to welcoming people to MONKSFEST from Friday 26th July.”

Event page here.

First York Competition


🚌 Competition Time 🚌

In partnership with First York, we’re running a ‘TAG your travel buddy’ competition.
Just tag us and First York in your pictures with your travel buddy before 30th June 2019 and you could win 1 of 5 free adult weekly travel passes to use on all First buses across York.

*prize only available on the First Bus App

Good Luck 🍀

Life’s a Beach


Summer’s in full swing, the sun’s shining (for once),  people are jetting off left, right and centre and there’s not been a spot of rain in nearly 2 weeks!
Since the weather has been so dreamy, we’ve been inspired to put together the perfect beach-wear guide just for you.


Sun, sea and sarongs

If you weren’t blessed with skin that tans instead of burns then it’s important you have a beach cover up to hand just in case the sun gets a little too much.
We’ve had a look through Debenhams range of sarongs and kimonos to give you a little inspiration on how to style your swim wear with a stunning cover up. They have everything from light linen wraps to beautiful lace pieces.

Swim into style

You can’t go to the beach without the perfect swim wear so we’ve had a look in some of our favourite stores at their collections. Whether you’re a one piece kind of girl or prefer a sultry two piece, our broad selection of swimsuits will definitely complete your summer wardrobe.
Don’t worry boys, we haven’t forgot about you, we’ve found collection of swim shorts in H&M that will be perfect for all types of getaways, from family fun to lads holidays! Keep it simple with a solid colour or show off your personality with a bold and bright pattern, whatever your style, we know you’re going to love this range.

Tropical teasers

In our opinion, there’s one item of clothing that every lad needs when they go abroad and that’s a bright Hawaiian shirt!
There’s something about being on holiday that lets you push your style boundaries and nothing says that like one of these shirts from H&M, coming in at just £17.99.

Beach Bae-sics.

What does your beach towel say about you?
Whether you’re a self-confessed mermaid, Disney princess or Baywatch wannabe, then boy do we have the towel for you. We’ve had a little browse through Primark’s new range of beach towels and they have something that will radiate your personality to every sunbathing sally within a 5 mile radius.

 

Winter Warmers at their Finest


Just because Christmas is over, doesn’t mean winter is. We’ve still got some chilly months ahead of us so we thought we’d give you a touch of wardrobe inspiration. Think chunky knits, thigh high boots, bold colours and statement pieces galore.

The Thigh’s the Limit.

You may have noticed over the past few months, people are definitely getting a tad more daring with their outfits… and we love it! Thigh high boots have taken the fashion world by storm. Pair them with a jumper dress, jeans or even leggings and you’ll look as though you’ve just stepped straight off the run way. An added bonus about wearing these boots is they keep your legs warm! They’re perfect for a night on the town because as well as keeping your little piggies nice and toasty, they look hot too!

Summer bodies are made in the winter.


If your New Year Resolutions are still going strong, then you’re probably following the ‘summer bodies are made in the winter’ rule, (we know we’re trying too, although it’s not gone too well so far). Trying to stay motivated for the gym is hard, especially when it’s cold outside and all you want to do it curl up in front of the fire and watch Netflix all day.
If there’s one thing that can motivate us, it’s finding the perfect gym outfit, and boy did our stores deliver! They have every style a girl could want, from bold, stand out active wear, to calming neutrals… if these outfits don’t motivate you, nothing will! We’re obsessed with Alice Liveingly’s new collection at Primark, not only is there a lot of options but it’s good quality and it won;’t break the bank. H&M have a gorgeous active wear collection, complete with workout accessories and finally, Topshop Ivy Park collection… what can we say? If it’s good enough for Beyonce, it’s good enough for us!

Life’s a Frill…

We don’t know about you but we’re living for frills at the moment! They can take a bland work outfit and transform you into the fun gal at the office. You’ll definitely be the Elle Woods of your workplace! From subtle blouse frills to bold trouser leg frills, there’s a style that will definitely entice you.
Work-wear used to be very basic, consisting of usually black, greys and whites… however in the recent years it’s definitely been given a mix up! Walking into your everyday office no longer looks like you just interrupted a funeral. People wear bold and bright colours, experiment with patterns and always throw a fun pair of shoes into the mix.