Last Saturday I gave up my lie in to catch an early train into Manchester. I didn't realise just how close it is, it only took 57 minutes from Stafford! I was heading up for the AXParis press day but thought I'd get there early to have a look around the Manchester Museum and to explore the city a bit.
I was quite pleased with how I managed to find my way around considering this was the first time I'd properly visited the city. I managed to get to the museum and then back into the city centre using buses. Manchester has this thing called a 'Magic Bus' which costs £1 - why don't we have these in the Midlands? After the museum I went over to Primark to get my nails done - there will be a post all about this soon - and then I somehow managed to spend an hour in there, although I only spent £24.
Before the press day I met up with the lovely Heather and we managed to find our way to the Black Dog ballrooms after going to the wrong one first - I also got to ride a tram for the first time which was pretty exciting. I'm easily pleased. The press day wasn't the greatest one I've ever been to, it was in a small venue and was very crowded so my photos aren't very good. We did get a fab good bag though!
After the press day, I headed over to the Arndale Centre and hit up the Essence stand. A lot of things were 50% off which is amazing considering it's all so cheap already. I left with a couple of blushers, a gel polish and a primer for gel polish all for £6! I did a bit more shopping before a spit stop at Starbucks for my second PSL of the day and then I met up with the lovely Rach and Bob for dinner at TGIs. It amazes me how easy I find it to meet bloggers and get along with them straight away, I felt like I'd met Rach hundreds of times before!
I was so impressed with Manchester and I'm hoping to go back next month for some Christmas shopping. I'd love to visit the Christmas market too.