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I haven't been to the Coliseum Shopping Park in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire for pure aaaaaages. So - as you may have seen on my relentless Instagram stories yesterday, I definitely made up for lost time exploring it all over again! 

Easily accessible via car - and with several public transport links & train stations in close proximity, this fab retail park packs a whole host of coffee shops, restaurants, amenities and HUGE stores into one handy location [with plenty of parking.] It's also right by the Blue Planet Aquarium, which is one of my favourite ever places in the world. Ever.

I didn't actually realise / remember how many names you can find at the Coliseum; Boots, New Look, River Island, Next, Superdrug, Lipsy, Outfit, Debenhams & H&M to name just a few of the stores I shopped yesterday - if you're a beauty & fashion enthusiast like me, it's flipping fantastic. With a Starbucks on-site for those well-needed coffee breaks, before hammering the shopping opportunities all over again.

As a beauty obsesso, I'm always [at the very least attempting] to stay up to date with current trends, brands, products and seasonal releases from my favourite names; and with the recent change in weather [& there being actual legit sunshine now!] it was time to refresh my stash for Spring. I headed into Boots on the Coliseum Shopping Park to explore my options, and left with plenty of new picks to update my beauty wardrobe for the incoming season of sunshine.

Updating My Beauty Stash For Spring at Boots at the Coliseum Shopping Park Ellesmere Port, Lovelaughslipstick Blog

Updating My Beauty Stash For Spring at Boots at the Coliseum Shopping Park Ellesmere Port, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Updating My Beauty Stash For Spring at Boots at the Coliseum Shopping Park Ellesmere Port, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Updating My Beauty Stash For Spring at Boots at the Coliseum Shopping Park Ellesmere Port, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Updating My Beauty Stash For Spring at Boots at the Coliseum Shopping Park Ellesmere Port, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Updating My Beauty Stash For Spring at Boots at the Coliseum Shopping Park Ellesmere Port, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Updating My Beauty Stash For Spring at Boots at the Coliseum Shopping Park Ellesmere Port, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Updating My Beauty Stash For Spring at Boots at the Coliseum Shopping Park Ellesmere Port, Lovelaughslipstick Blog

I'm in love with my new picks. They're a mix of pinks, metallics, shimmers, glitters and essential base products to explore & build upon; creating versatile looks that'll take me from desk to dancefloor allllllll Summer long. I was really impressed with the selection of brands & products in the Coliseum Boots Branch tbh - it was quite quiet when I visited; so all the stands were easily accessible, organised & fully stocked - with a dedicated NYX display that DREAMS are made of.

I picked up a variety of brands in this lil haul - some I've tried & tested, some product recommendations from friends and a few names I've heard lots about but haven't tried much from yet. And I just love them. I also went rogue in a few other stores at the Coliseum; but that's a story for another day 😂

Updating My Beauty Stash For Spring at Boots at the Coliseum Shopping Park Ellesmere Port, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Updating My Beauty Stash For Spring at Boots at the Coliseum Shopping Park Ellesmere Port, Lovelaughslipstick BlogUpdating My Beauty Stash For Spring at Boots at the Coliseum Shopping Park Ellesmere Port, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Updating My Beauty Stash For Spring at Boots at the Coliseum Shopping Park Ellesmere Port, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Updating My Beauty Stash For Spring at Boots at the Coliseum Shopping Park Ellesmere Port, Lovelaughslipstick Blog

Okay - let's get onto the bit you've been waiting for; the rundown of my Spring makeup picks, all of which you can buy for yourself at Boots. In no particular order, here we go. I was provided with vouchers to spend on my shopping trip & I chose all these goodies myself as part of my adventures at the Coliseum.

NYX Metallic Professional Glitter, in Shade Beauty Beam / MGLI 03

Oh my dayssss... how beautiful is this please? I love a good glitter, and these NYX options are like affordable drugstore alternatives for the Stila ones. It's so sparkly, iridescent and fab - every time it hits the light, it catches a different colour. I can't wait to play about with this lil stunner and create some shimmery, glam looks; inspired by glamorous pool parties in Ibiza and hot Summer dates.

Updating My Beauty Stash For Spring at Boots at the Coliseum Shopping Park Ellesmere Port, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Updating My Beauty Stash For Spring at Boots at the Coliseum Shopping Park Ellesmere Port, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Updating My Beauty Stash For Spring at Boots at the Coliseum Shopping Park Ellesmere Port, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Updating My Beauty Stash For Spring at Boots at the Coliseum Shopping Park Ellesmere Port, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Updating My Beauty Stash For Spring at Boots at the Coliseum Shopping Park Ellesmere Port, Lovelaughslipstick Blog

Maybelline Eraser Concealer in Shade 01 Light

Word on the street is that this stuff is amazing - and on first impressions, I can confirm that this seems likely to be the case. I can't wait to try it out properly this week; I really needed to find a high coverage yet more affordable & accessible concealer option than Tarte's Shape Tape Concealer... so if this one from Maybelline lives up to the hype, I'll be making the switch. Permanently.

Updating My Beauty Stash For Spring at Boots at the Coliseum Shopping Park Ellesmere Port, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Updating My Beauty Stash For Spring at Boots at the Coliseum Shopping Park Ellesmere Port, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Updating My Beauty Stash For Spring at Boots at the Coliseum Shopping Park Ellesmere Port, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Updating My Beauty Stash For Spring at Boots at the Coliseum Shopping Park Ellesmere Port, Lovelaughslipstick Blog

Essie Gel Couture Nail Polish in Shade Model Citizen

Okay, overlooking my slightly dubious fake tan in these pics, how stunning and perfect for SS19 is this shade? It's so pretty, pastel yet bright; one of those shades that looks fantastic with a tan. Obviously the minute I got home I popped a coat of this candy-hued heaven on ma nails and - like all Essie products - it applied like a dream; drying quickly without the need for 15000 coats to build colour. You'll be seeing this shade on my talons a lot more this Spring.

Updating My Beauty Stash For Spring at Boots at the Coliseum Shopping Park Ellesmere Port, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Updating My Beauty Stash For Spring at Boots at the Coliseum Shopping Park Ellesmere Port, Lovelaughslipstick Blog

Eylure False Eyelashes in Style No 117

I've only recently discovered this style of Eylure strip lash; but their fluffy, spiky texturing has me weak. I can't wait to incorporate this new discovered favourite into my fresh-faced, shimmery Spring makeup looks - false eyelashes are a staple for me in my everyday-Liverpool-gal-glamour.

Updating My Beauty Stash For Spring at Boots at the Coliseum Shopping Park Ellesmere Port, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Updating My Beauty Stash For Spring at Boots at the Coliseum Shopping Park Ellesmere Port, Lovelaughslipstick Blog

Boots Fresh & Fruity Conditioner

I mean, it's not the most exciting Spring pick - but it's an essential to avoid getting dry, damaged locks after lying out in the sun all day! It also smells good enough to eat, matches my pink AF aesthetic perfectly and I love making new Summer memories & associating the smells of perfumes, hair products or moisturisers I was wearing at the time with that nostalgia forever.

Updating My Beauty Stash For Spring at Boots at the Coliseum Shopping Park Ellesmere Port, Lovelaughslipstick Blog

Rimmel Clear Complexion Clarifying Powder

I absolutely swear by this stuff - it's the one pressed powder product I'll repurchase time and time again and wouldn't be able to physically cope if Rimmel ever stopped selling it. Being an oily skinned chick, pressed powder is an essential every day of my existence... but it's particularly important in the warmer months to keep on top of the dreaded shine. My fod is like a gleaming beacon if I don't keep it maintained properly.

Updating My Beauty Stash For Spring at Boots at the Coliseum Shopping Park Ellesmere Port, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Updating My Beauty Stash For Spring at Boots at the Coliseum Shopping Park Ellesmere Port, Lovelaughslipstick Blog

Makeup Obsession Be A Unicorn Eyeshadow Palette

I haven't tried that much from Makeup Obsession before, and seeing their giant, jam-packed stand in Boots was the catalyst in me changing this fact. The shimmers, glitters and pink tones in this palette are stunning. The powders themselves are soft and creamy - the shimmer shades in particular are very pigmented and easy to work with. The glitters definitely need a primer in place before applying, but they too are pretty good quality and a fab surprise. I'll report back properly on this palette soon.

Updating My Beauty Stash For Spring at Boots at the Coliseum Shopping Park Ellesmere Port, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Updating My Beauty Stash For Spring at Boots at the Coliseum Shopping Park Ellesmere Port, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Updating My Beauty Stash For Spring at Boots at the Coliseum Shopping Park Ellesmere Port, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Updating My Beauty Stash For Spring at Boots at the Coliseum Shopping Park Ellesmere Port, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Updating My Beauty Stash For Spring at Boots at the Coliseum Shopping Park Ellesmere Port, Lovelaughslipstick Blog

C.Y.O Metallic Eyeshadow Crush On Metal in Shade Cooeey!

I've been seeing CYO products more and more recently - and have never tried them. I never realised they were stocked in Boots - they've really upped their game recently; starting to stock considerably more beauty brands, like as Becca and TooFaced. This eyeshadow is beautifully soft and velvety; swatching to create a soft, shimmery and rich colour. It's simple yet effective and could be worn in so many different ways that I'm excited to explore.

Updating My Beauty Stash For Spring at Boots at the Coliseum Shopping Park Ellesmere Port, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Updating My Beauty Stash For Spring at Boots at the Coliseum Shopping Park Ellesmere Port, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Updating My Beauty Stash For Spring at Boots at the Coliseum Shopping Park Ellesmere Port, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Updating My Beauty Stash For Spring at Boots at the Coliseum Shopping Park Ellesmere Port, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Updating My Beauty Stash For Spring at Boots at the Coliseum Shopping Park Ellesmere Port, Lovelaughslipstick Blog

Sleek Shattered Glass Intense Glitter Effect Lip Topper in Shade Hoax

I think I might like glitter, whaddya reckon?! But I mean, wow. That colour. That iridescence. That shimmer. There was no way I was clocking this total hun and it not coming home with me. I really like Sleek products; they're great quality and very affordable, often fantastic dupes for high end brands with very high end price tags to match! Sleek were on offer in Boots when I went - buy one, get one half price, so naturally, I took advantage of this offer; as you'll see with my final product.

Updating My Beauty Stash For Spring at Boots at the Coliseum Shopping Park Ellesmere Port, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Updating My Beauty Stash For Spring at Boots at the Coliseum Shopping Park Ellesmere Port, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Updating My Beauty Stash For Spring at Boots at the Coliseum Shopping Park Ellesmere Port, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Updating My Beauty Stash For Spring at Boots at the Coliseum Shopping Park Ellesmere Port, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Updating My Beauty Stash For Spring at Boots at the Coliseum Shopping Park Ellesmere Port, Lovelaughslipstick Blog

Sleek Locked Up Super Precise Lip Liner in Shade Love Stoned

I am a big fan of Sleek lip liners and I absolutely love the cool toned yet vibrant magenta of Love Stoned. I really need to remember to use lip liner more, so I'm hoping topping up on this favourite gives me the push in the right direction that I desperately need in upping my pout game.

Updating My Beauty Stash For Spring at Boots at the Coliseum Shopping Park Ellesmere Port, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Updating My Beauty Stash For Spring at Boots at the Coliseum Shopping Park Ellesmere Port, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Updating My Beauty Stash For Spring at Boots at the Coliseum Shopping Park Ellesmere Port, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Updating My Beauty Stash For Spring at Boots at the Coliseum Shopping Park Ellesmere Port, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Updating My Beauty Stash For Spring at Boots at the Coliseum Shopping Park Ellesmere Port, Lovelaughslipstick Blog

What do you think of my beauty picks for Spring? Do you own any of these products? Thanks again to the Coliseum Shopping Park for inviting me over - I'll definitely be back in the very near future, as it was such an easy place to shop with such a great selection too.
*Ad & gifted items, however all opinions & experiences are very much my own and 100% truthful

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