I LOVE shopping (who doesn't!?) so when my boyfriend Ben, asked me if I fancied going Bicester Village at the weekend, I instantly said yes! For all those who don't have a clue what I'm talking about, Bicester Village is a designer outlet shopping centre, on the outskirt of Bicester in Oxfordshire. The "village" is so pretty and full of designer stores, such as Gucci, Cath Kidston, Prada, Jack Wills and Ralph Lauren but at outlet prices - heaven!! It offers such a unique shopping experience and whether you are a Brit or visiting from overseas, I highly recommend you take a day out and visit Bicester Village - I promise you will not be disappointed!
At Bicester Village there is a small shop called 'The Cosmetics Company Store' which sells many beauty brands such as MAC, Bobbi Brown, Estee Lauder, Origins, Smashbox and Clinique at discounted prices... and I may have purchased a few products whilst I was there - well it would be rude not too! There is a little bit of magic when buying something new and no, I'm not a shopaholic... I'm just very kindly helping the economy! I spent a good hour in this shop, covering my hands in makeup whilst Ben stood watching, whilst holding all my bags! (Funnily enough there were quite a few men standing around looking a little lost!). So I thought I would share with you what I bought, as I found some great buys at great prices!
I was pleasantly surprised by the selection of make up in the shop and if I had it my way I would have bought a lot more, but unfortunately my bank balance isn't as healthy as I would like it to be! As it is an outlet centre, the shop holds a lot of stock which is no longer on the high street, but it also had a lot of make up which is still in store. Anyway, I picked up these pieces and I love them!
Bobbi Brown Bronzer/Blush Duo in Bahama Brown and Pink Peony £19 RRP £27 - I have been loving this duo! The bronzer is a muted brown with a hint of shimmer and it has very good colour pay off. The blusher is a subtle pale pink and is a great every day blusher. I have been using this duo for the past couple of days and I have been complimented and asked what I'm wearing. I can see myself using this daily! This duo would be great for those of you with paler complexions.
Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks in Pale Pink £12.75 RRP £19 - I have heard great things about this product! It has won multiple awards and is still sold in the high street so it was a bargain in my eyes! I have been after a cream blush for a while now and I can't wait to use this with Real Techniques stippling brush... sounds weird I know, but I have heard its a great brush to use with cream blusher! And not only is it a blush I can also use it on my lips - I'm a huge fan of products with multiple uses!
Bobbi Brown Bellini Lip and Eye Palette £41.40 I'm unsure of the RRP but as far as I'm aware it is around £50? I bought this palette for my mum as a gift because it is just so beautiful! (And yes I did just say a make up palette was beautiful!) My mum is going away on holiday and I thought this is perfect as it holds lipgloss and a lovely neutral eye palette. You can't go wrong with a compact!
MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow in Winterized £11.75 RRP £16.50 - This eyeshadow was limited addition back in 2011/2012 and is a dirty purple with a hint silver. It's highly pigmented and a lovely colour! I will be using this in a make up tutorial soon!
MAC Extra Dimension Eye Shadow in Stolen Moment £11.75 RRP £16.50 - This eyeshadow is a dark plummy taupe and I LOVE it! I'm looking forward to wearing this colour. It is a little similar to MAC Satin Taupe however it isn't as brown.
I also bought this Ralph Lauren candle for £12.99 (RRP £30!!) from the Ralph Lauren Home store. I just love a nice candle and oh my, when I smelt this I just had to have it! It is a blend of tropical orchid, exotic lily pad and palm leaves... yep I know it sounds incredible and it smells just as good as it sounds! I have never bought a Ralph Lauren candle before but Im looking forward to lighting this one!
Have you ever been to Bicester Village? Have you tried any of these products?