I recently stopped off at the Cath Kidston factory outlet store in St Neots which is quite local to me. They have some really good discounts on products (much better than Bicester Village!) and they also sell slightly damaged or imperfect good there too at slashed prices. They didn’t have too much on my most recent visit but I did pick up a few little beauty things.
I bought a pack of 3 Flora scented hand creams (one not pictured) which came gift boxed, but the box was slightly damaged, so it was reduced from £10 to only £4. I now keep one in my handbag, one in my bedroom, and one on my desk at work! They come in very useful. I also bought a blue Provence Rose oilcloth make up bag for only £3 (it was part of a set originally), some mini bath products for £1 each, and a set of white cosmetic brushes for £1.50.
I also recently popped into the new Tiger store in Milton Keynes, and picked up a few summer essentials! If you’ve not heard of Tiger before, they’re a little Eurpean brand that have quite a few UK stores now, and they sell lots of little homeware and stationary items, similar to the Ikea accessories at low prices.
I adore these little strawberry motif glasses, and can you believe they’re only 50p each? So cute! I also bought the matching strawberry plastic tray for £2, and these cute red gingham napkins for £1. They strawberry bits match my Cath Kidston strawberry print crockery too!
I still have the gift card that I won a while ago to spend in Laura Ashley, and I tend to save it up for the sales each season. I recently went in store to take a peek at their summer sale range, and I came away with a few goodies. The nude and pink clutch bag was reduced to only £17.50, the cute ice lolly cool bag was £6, the sterling silver ring was only £10, the lacey top £29 and the cardigan £20. I was also given the sea salt room spray as a free gift a I spent over a certain amount, which is a nice little extra!