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