Never usually one to get into the Christmas spirit, I did the unthinkable this past weekend and embraced the season the second day of December (This is beyond early for me!). I was invited to kickoff the season in Milton Keynes at their main shopping mall Centre:MK known as the go to shopping centre outside of London if you’re trying to avoid the hustle and bustle of the big city, what makes it even more appealing is that it’s only a 30 minute train ride from London Euston. The shopping mall comprises of both high street and luxury stores, having the ability to attract a wide range of customers.
Getting into the festive spirit, I was invited to come experience a frostive makeover courtesy of festival favourites Go Get Glitter who would be hosting a pop up from 2nd-3rd December, offering free gloriously glittery makeovers to visitors.
Now those that know me, know that I’m always one to shy away from any type of sparkle or sequins, always the one that will be glitter free at a festival. However this time I thought I’d try something different to my usual palette and style aesthetic and was quite surprised at how pleased I was with the outcome! Safe to say I might spend the next festival season covered in glitter! (As long as it’s black and silver) Haa
After getting glittered up, we explored a bit more of the shopping centre, where we came to find their Christmas Market just outside one of the exits but almost within the centre. Adorned in Christmas lights, with pine tree shrubs used to create an archway it was the epitome of winter wonderland.
We ended the day with a feast at Carluccio’s consisting of a lot of pasta and a few glasses of Aperol Spritz – a day well spent!
If you’re closeby or looking to have a relaxed Christmas shopping weekend make sure to head down next weekend 9th-10th December as Bleach London will be taking over the ‘Own Frostive’ campaign showcasing their recently launched HAiRMOJi Kit and offering visitors sparkling and metallic hair tapestry between 1-5pm!