Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Shopping At McArthur Glen

Monday I went on a shopping trip to McArthur Glen in Bridgend, South Wales. McArthur Glen is one of those outlet shopping villages that offer many big brands with various discounts. I've been to many designer outlets before and I'm really glad that there is one not that far away from Cardiff.

McArthur Glen is located not far from Cardiff in Bridgend. I took a trip there yesterday on the coach that picks up in a convenient location in Cardiff City Center. First Cymru run the hourly service to the shopping park before it continues on to Swansea. A return ticket costs £7.50 for an adult and £4.50 for kids. It's not a long journey and takes around 20-25 minutes.

There is plenty to choose from and you can find many well known brands here such as Marks And Spencer and Ted Baker.

I had a good look around and finally managed to check out the Cosmetics Company Store. I've been waiting absolutely ages for one of these to finally arrive near me. Before this one opened the nearest store was over in Clarks Village in Somerset. It's basically an Estee Lauder Brands outlet and they sell many items at a reduced price. You can find a lot of limited edition items from past collections. I got myself the MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus 2 Lipstick, Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick and an Estee Lauder Blush. I've been to quite a few of these over in America too, fortunately there is now one a lot nearer to me.

Having recently gotten into my scented candles. I noticed that Yankee Candle had a big store. There were many of their candles you can buy in their main stores but they also had candles from past collections and some now hard to find ones. I got some wax melts, candle gift set, a small and a large jar candle.

The other beauty store I noticed they had was the Beauty Outlet. This was quite a big store and had loads of bath and beauty products to choose from such as brands like W7, L'Oreal and Stila. There was a good choice of products and all at good prices too.

I couldn't resist going into the Cadbury's outlet. I grabbed myself a basket and sort of went crazy with all of the chocolate that was on offer. They had many pre bagged bars of chocolate and there was plenty to choose from. I spend around £15 in this store alone.

So here is what I bought altogether. 

Cadbury's Chocolate and Freddo Pencil Tin £15

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Pink, £24.50 RRP £35

MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus 2 Lipstick, £11 RRP £15.50

Estee Lauder Pure Color Blush in Pink Tease, £19 RRP £27.00

Yankee Candle Easter Gift Set £10.99

Orange Dreamsicle Large Jar Candle  £21.99

Beach Holiday Small Jar Candle £4.00 

Witches Brew Wax Melt 70p and Vanilla Bourbon Wax Melt 75p

Possibility Peppermint Ice Cream and Blueberry Pancakes Bubble Bath - £1.99 each

Walls Bath Time Essentials £4.99

The Soap Story Salt Scrub £4.99 and Hand Gel £1.99

Possibility Lip Balm Set £4.99


  1. Lovely items here. That Yankee Candle smells divine.

  2. Many bargains! Retail outlets are lethal for me, so I rarely go there. Yes, I think I'd have to have a major blow out in the Cadbury's shop too. Tx

  3. nice post, kisses :)

  4. i am adoring that bobby brown and i can't wait for you to show it to use in action. same for that blush it looks so unique and neat / high end. ANANKA are the Possibility the bubble bath brand i saw an entire stock of in your bathroon last time? :P lol! could you please go more in depth of those walls bath time essentials? i'd also love a review on salt scrub and hand gel. lip balms look too cute! do they taste like so? do they have slightly different colors on your lips?

    1. I will have to do a whole review on all of this stuff. I'venever seen the Possibility stuff before but the packaging is very similar to other products I have x

  5. I'm there at least once a month as it's only about 6 miles from me. I love the Marks and Spencer there,, the book shop and the Cosmetics Company Store is a cool shop too. The Tommy Hilfiger shop is great for my husband. You have a super haul there. I had one of the Bobbi Brown shimmer bricks in the past - super brand!

    1. Yeah, theres a great choice of shops. I love the Cosmetics Company Store x

  6. I haven't been to McArthur Glen for years! Used to go quite often when I was a kid, my parents would take me and my sister x