Friday, 24 August 2018

My Day Out WIth Michelle | As It Is, Shopping & Food

Hey! 

How are you?

Welcome to a brand new blog post! I went to Leeds last week with Michelle, and well, I thought that I would tell you all about it. I will also be tagging Michelle throughout this post, so, if you want to check her out then do so!

Michelle with a blonde ponytail with a beige fluffy jumper with a black backpack on with dark eye makeup and a nude lip with Jamie with a nude lip with quiffed hair wearing a black leather jacket, a blue flannel shirt and a black tshirt with a white skull


The day started off by me being up at 7am, getting ready and grabbing everything and running for the bus... Well by running, I mean fast walk. (I do not run unless very necessary, for example, after ice cream vans.) I headed to Bradford Interchange, walked past the photo of myself advertising the MCard (if you havent heard of the MCard then check it out,) I scanned my MCard and went to Leeds supping an energy drink. Yes, i know that they're not healthy but, a scolding hot cup of coffee on a moving bus, no thank you.

I arrived at Leeds City Centre and walked towards the Core Shopping Centre, where Michelle was waiting outside for me, waving with one hand and holding a cup of Coffee with the other hand. We sat down on a slightly cold bench and chatted about a lot of things, things that I can't probably ever go into without causing some form of trouble. We walked towards the HMV which is situated within The Core and purchased As It Is' new album 'The Great Depression'. We have both loved As It Is and their music for a long while. The fun thing about purchasing the album on the day that we were in, was that we were also able to go to a little gig of theirs in HMV later on in the day, and, get our albums signed by As It Is themselves. (If you have been reading Jamie Sowden for a while, then you will know that one of my first posts were about an As It Is gig.)

A picture OF Michelle with flowing blonde hair with dark eye makeup and a nude lip with a beige jumper on and a black backpack pouting on a bright background

A picture OF Michelle with flowing blonde hair with dark eye makeup and a nude lip with a beige jumper on and a black backpack smiling on a bright background

We made our way towards Lush. Honestly, when myself and Michelle first met, it was a mixture of As It Is, Lush and Disney that helped us to bond on a lovely but intense level. We entered the quiet but whimsical store. I showed Michelle the new Bath Art products, which she loved due to their being a Snow Fairy based product. She is the queen of Snow Fairy. We made our way around and found the new Magic Crystals Scrub and tried it out. (You can also read my post about that.) We chatted to the lovely staff members and then made our way onto Harvey Nichols. Yes, you heard me right.

Harvey Nichols is the epitome of high class shopping, and, Michelle felt unworthy so, I told her to act like Jeffree Star and to not be afraid of swatching products. We went to Fenty Beauty, and, I showed her some of the new products (if you want to find out what I thought about their new stuff then read the post here.) She loved some of the products and then we made our way to Victoria Quarter, and, checked out the Charlotte Tilbury stand. We chatted to the staff members and tried out the Lip Lustre in a lovely Nude colour. I was also told to try the Magic Cream, which I haven't yet. If there is anything from Charlotte Tilbury that I should try, comment below!

Next on our journey was Victoria Gate to check out T2, as Michelle loves her tea. We tried a wonderful Peach Iced Tea. After this, we wandered around John Lewis and checked out Bobbi Brown  and smelt a few fragrances including Viktor and Rolf's Spicebomb Intense and a fragrance from Jimmy Choo. Both were to die for!

Whilst making our way back from Victoria Leeds, I was stopped by the ITV to talk about air pollution within Leeds and how it affects the public. It was random but fun. I did it mainly because, Michelle didn't want to and, I felt like it was my duty as a Media student to participate.

Carrying on with our adventure, we made our way to Wetherspoons. Me, Michelle and Wetherspoons is never a non-entertaining or a quick thing. One of Michelle's most memorable moments is shouting about wine whilst being drunk. That was a fun night. We sat down, ordered our food and drink and chatted about well, everything. I decided to throw caution to the wind, and ordered a Whiskey which is rare. The only problem doing that was that the bartender brought too much over in one go, and well, spilt it all over me. I didn't mind smelling of Whiskey with notes of Coconut and Vanilla. We ate, chatted some more. ordered more drinks, chatted more and then made our way back to HMV.

We queued up. got into the store and made our way to the staging area to watch the intimate set. It was amazing, well, except for the two guys at the side of me and Michelle expressing their views that screamed toxic masculinity and didn't shut up about women throughout the set. We sang along, filmed and cheered the band on whilst they performed. After the set, we made our way to queue up to get our albums signed. We were thankful that we were away from the annoying guys. We got our albums signed, chatted to the guys, smiled.

A photo of myself smiling with quiffed brown hair, a black leather jacket, blue flannel shirt, a black top with a white skull embedded onto it with a nube lip and white skin and Michelle pouting with a nude lip and dark eye makeup with her blonde hair in a ponytail with a beige jumper and a black backpack in the photo on a bright background.

A photo of myself smiling with quiffed brown hair, a black leather jacket, blue flannel shirt, a black top with a white skull embedded onto it with a smiling nube lip and white skin and Michelle pouting with a nude lip and dark eye makeup with her blonde hair in a ponytail with a beige jumper and a black backpack in the photo on a bright background.

A bald man with circular black glasses, a black cap and a beard wearing a black shirt and black skinny jeans with a guitar looking down on a brown chair with a black and white checkered wall behind them on a brigth background

A zoomed out photo of a man wearing a black beanie with medium black hair  wearing a black top and black skinny jeans  with a guitar and a black microphone on a brown chair with a black and white checkered wall behind them on a brigth background

A photo of a man wearing a black beanie with medium black hair  wearing a black top and black skinny jeans  with a guitar and a black microphone on a brown chair with a black and white checkered wall behind them on a brigth background


After the gig, we made our way to Costa, I got a Lacto-free Coconut Mocha. They are to die for. Michelle got a pot of Earl Grey Tea. We chatted, sipped our drinks and decided that we would pop into Primark. Our wander into Primark consisted of looking at all of the new Friends clothing (I was tempted to get the We were on a break vest), and Disney clothing including Disney Pyjamas. We had a look at socks and I ended up getting some cute Mario socks, and a cute Japanese inspired Sonic The Hedgehog top.

A person with slicked back brown hair, green and brown circular glasses, a nude lip and lip piercing, wearing a bright white glittery coat, blue shirt and a black top with a white skull embedded onto it on a bright background.

Finally, we made our way to take a few photos at Freedom Quarter, which will be featured in my next post which is a OOTD post. We grabbed McDonalds and made our way to our trains.

A long shot of Michelle with a blonde ponytail wearing a beige jumper, light blue pants and sparkly silver Doc Martens spread out on a rainbow staircase

A mid shot of Michelle posing with a blonde ponytail wearing a beige jumper, light blue pants and sparkly silver Doc Martens spread out on a rainbow staircase


I hope that you have enjoyed reading this lifestyle post. I hope that you come back next time for another post.

Thanks for reading! 

Jamie x

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