Recently I was invited by the lovely PR team at Intu to be part of their SS18 campaign in the Potteries Centre in Hanley. For Spring and Summer 2018, the focus is on four key trends which are Think Pink, Love Lavender, Club Tropicana and Sparkle & Shine. The Potteries teamed up with a local florist Natalie’s Florist and covered 5 mannequins from head to toe in artificial flowers to show off these amazing trends. All of these trends can be found in some of the stores in the potteries. I was given the theme Think Pink, which works well for me, as I am a huge fan of all things pink and of course I had to show you what I picked up, because who doesn’t love a haul, amirite? First things first, I went to check out the mannequins for some inspiration, for think pink there are two mannequins, a female one and a male one which are both showcasing a different style. I also had to take some pictures with the other mannequins, they are so creative and look fab.
With so much choice in the Potteries, I first headed to Accessorize as I know they usually have some of the best accessories when I walked in I was greeted with a huge display of pretty things which were right up my street, a lot of them being stationery and other cute bits. I am always drawn towards the socks in a shop as you can never have too many socks right? (My boyfriend says otherwise) where I saw these pun socks and I knew I had to get the socks that said ‘You’re Jawsome’ on them, as they were so cute and fitted the theme perfectly, with socks in hand I carried on my search in Accessorize, where I came across a lovely little purse and I knew I had to have it as part of my search, with these two items in hand I decided to head into Superdrug. Superdrug is always my go-to place for beauty as they usually have waaay more counters than Boots, oh and they sell Makeup Revolution. I always love the Potteries Superdrug as you look down the aisle and there stands a huge array of makeup stands.
The first stand I came across was I heart Revolution which had a huge variety of beautiful products. My first choice was the amazing light and glow palette which on the outside looks like a chocolate bar, dipped in pink and inside has two beautiful shades, a pearly pink and a highlight which are both perfect to brighten your skin during those warmer months. Next, I came across a triple-baked blush which features some of the prettiest blush shades I’ve ever seen and they create such a lush look when all used together. It’s also really long wearing which I was pretty impressed with.
Following this, we came located a stand for Bleach London which was full of makeup and their hair products, I actually only knew about their bleach and a few hair products, but I was pleasantly surprised with the huge choice of makeup now on offer (if you’re going to any festivals, make Bleach London your number one for glitter and other cool makeup bits), now if you know me, you’ll know I am a huge fan of bright hair dye. I recently took the plunge to dye my hair bright pink and I am in love with it, and bleach London has some standout pink called the big pink and mixed with conditioner it’s great for a long lasting dye, even for someone like me who is obsessed with washing their hair. Lastly, I spotted a pack of beauty blenders, in bright pink and they are in all different shapes which is great for doing your makeup. I am forever going through beauty blenders like no tomorrow, for £14.99 I was able to pick up 4 sponges which are a pretty good bargain, I would go as far as to say the sponges are as good as my beauty blender from real techniques.
I would love to know what trend you’ll be rocking this season in the comments!
*I was given a gift card to purchase the items in this post, all thoughts are my own.