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Saturday, 3 January 2015

Winter Wonderland and my first KIKO Haul


A few weeks ago I went to the annual Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park for the first time. I got the train in the morning, followed by a 20 minute walk to Hyde Park.


I reached there about half an hour after opening and there was already quite a lot of people making the way there.

It really did look like a Santa's Grotto with all the signs and stalls everywhere!

There was more food places than I could count but there was really limited seating in some places, and none in most.

I went with my Sister and we had booked tickets to the Zippos Christmas Circus which cost about £30 for both of us.

The circus was so much more fun than I had anticipated! There were a whole host of acrobats who were all wonderful! 

After the circus we had a look around some stalls although it was getting quite packed!

We had hot chocolate and crepes (with Kinda Bueno). The hot chocolate wasn't that good for £2.50 but the crepes for £4.50 each were delicious.


We then ventured further into Hyde Park by Lake Serpentine after Winter Wonderland! There were lot's of swans and the police riding horseback (which isn't something I see everyday)!


After Winter Wonderland we went to Oxford Street and stopped at Pizza Hut for a late lunch. I got a deep pan which was incredibly filling (I couldn't move!).

We then paid Hamleys a visit which was so packed it took ages to go round the whole shop!
Infact the streets were so packed that people had taken to walking in the road! I have no idea if this is the norm or not!


Finally, a visit to London isn't complete without stopping off at the Kiko store on Regents Street. The atmosphere in there was incredible, it was full of people swatching lipsticks. I got an eyelash curler, to replace my Elf one that broke. Plus a Smart lip pencil in 710 Rouge Noir that was on sale from £2.50 to £1.90! It's back to £2.50 here but it's the perfect shade for a dark/berry lip. I'm pretty sure I'm going to love this liner, I had brought an essence lip liner in 05 Soft Berry but it made me look like I had grey lips.

I also got a Smart lipstick in 914 Amaranth which was on sale from £3.90 to £2.50. It's back to £3.90 here but it's a lovely berry/vampy lipstick. Lastly I got a ultra glossy stylo with spf 15 in 807 Red Coral, which was on sale for £3.50 from £4.90 here. It's actually a present for my Sister as she wanted a more sheer lipstick that was moisturising. She dabs this on and it looks lovely, like a soft coral but not overly glossy.

This all come up to £13.80 however it was also Black Friday weekend when we went so I checked the website beforehand and saw they had a 30% off code which I got sent in an email. So overall I paid £9.66 for all of these goodies! There'll be a full review on each product once I've tried them out for a while.

Overall, I had a great time and I'd definitely recommend it. 
I'd love to hear if you went to Winder Wonderland or if you picked anything up from Kiko recently too!

49 comments:

  1. I've wondered for ages what the winter wonderland place is! I don't live near London and had no idea what everyone was talking about! Love the Kiko products you picked out x
    Speckled Beauty

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    1. Aww don't worry I hadn't heard of it before either :) Thank you :)

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  2. It looks beautiful there!
    Everything that you got looks wonderful, I really need an eyelash curler ♥
    Amy xx

    Perfect Imperfections

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    1. It was lovely! I'll hopefully put up a review of the curler once I've tried it out :)

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  3. Those lipsticks are so beautiful - love the colors!!

    Augusta
    http://augustamikkelsen.blogspot.com

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  4. What a lovely day! I hope to go to Winter Wonderland one day it looks amazing! You got some great things at Kiko I really love their products! :) xx

    Mary Bloomy

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    1. It's definitely worth making a trip, it's a great experience! I'm already in love with KIKo too ;)

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  5. Wow, it look like so much fun at the Winter Wonderland!! You got some great goodies too. :)
    ♥Natalie
    Yours Truly, NY


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    1. Thank you, it was but I was knackered at the end ;)

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  6. Looks like you had a really fun time! I love visiting the circus, I bet the one there was really entertaining! Also, I love what you picked up from Kiko - I had no idea it was so affordable!

    Style Sunrise ☀

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    1. I did :) It was my first time at a Circus ever but I did love it :) It's worth checking out their website for offers xx

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  7. Looks like you had an amazing time, I'd never really heard of Winter Wonderland till this Christmas and it looks like such a nice place to go before Christmas

    Emma emhasrednails

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    1. Neither had I! It really gets you into the Christmas spirit :)

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  8. Aww, this all looks and sounds lovely! Glad to hear you had a amazing time and I loved the photographs! x x

    www.beyondthevelvet.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! I had to cope with a really old phone :)

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  9. I was there on the 2nd December, so just a few days after you. Your pictures are fantastic! we went in that Arctic Lodge Bar and managed to get seats by the fire (very lucky as it was so cold!). Wish we'd gone to the circus though! Excited to see your make-up reviews - such fab products and great bargains! xx

    Viva Epernay

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    1. Aww hope you had fun too! Thank you, that's so lucky there were literally no seats anymore after we finished at the circus. Thank you :)

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  10. Sounds like you had a great day out in London! It was my first year visiting Winter Wonderland and I loved it even if it was so pricey but it was a nice day! That's such a bargain in Kiko, I have been loving the few makeup bits I've tried from them so far x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. I did :) It was my first time too Snap! I'm so grateful it was black friday ;)

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  11. Winter Wonderland is so beautiful <3 Love your pics & the Kiko buys are so gorgeous! Love the browns / Reds :D

    Serene xoxo

    http://www.imserenel.wordpress.com

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  12. Looks like you had such a fun time! :) Loving your bits from Kiko too! I'm a huge Kiko fan <3 xx

    Lucie xx
    Fatbeautyx | Plus Size Fashion & Beauty Blogger & Vlogger



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  13. Looks like a great day!! Love the photo of the horses xx

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  14. Winter Wonderland looked like it was so cool! And I love the stuff you got from KIKO - one of my favourite brands at the moment :) xx

    Magpie Jasmine || Palette Giveaway: Urban Decay, Nars, Charlotte Tilbury, Too Faced

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    1. It really was :) Thank you, I'm sure KIKO will be one of my favourite brands too soon enough ;)

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  15. I've just found your blog and I think it's really inspiring, it will be an honor for me if you can visit mine too, and if you want to follow, it will be a pleasure to follow you back! :) <3

    Fashion gets Fierce.

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  16. Looks so fun and festive! I went to our local German Christmas Market which was quite small but got me in the mood for the holidays for sure. Love your haul too!

    xo, alison*elle

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  17. That's Pizza Hut pizza?!?!! Looks freaking fabulous.

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  18. This looks so much fun! Is it bad I spent like 5 minutes just drooling over the pizza?!

    http://california-diamond.blogspot.co.uk/ xo

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  19. I love Winter Wonderland, the first time I went it snowed while we were ice skating! I don't think there was a Zippo Circus though. That pizza looks so good, I swear Pizza Hut never gives me pizza like that!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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  20. Oh wow I have always wanted to go, it looks beautiful, i don't know if I could cope with the people though...mm I am hungry for pizza now xxx

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  21. I really wanted to visit Winter Wonderland I am definitely going to do it this year round. :)
    Great photos.xox

    http://www.rainbowsandunicornsblog.co.uk/

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  22. I went to Winter Wonderland a few years ago, I miss it! It looks like you had loads of fun :)
    And that pizza has made me so hungry...

    Jenny - JNYLNG

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  23. I love Kiko products they are awesome and the winter wonderland look so pretty and a lot of fun!

    Much love xxx
    CHRISTINANISTA.COM

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  24. I love Winter Wonderland and the Kiko lipsticks you picked up are gorgeous! Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on them. :) x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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  25. Looks like a lovely day, I really want a pizza now :) Happy New Year! I love your blog and I have followed you with Bloglovin and GFC. If you ever get a chance to check out my blog I would be delighted, thanks!




    Camille xo

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  26. Winter Wonderland looks fab! I went a few years ago and loved it. Must go next year!
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  27. Sadly I have never been to Winter Wonderland, but I have visited Zippos Circus a few times..
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  28. Always wanted to visit Winter Wonderland...living abroad at the mo though but definitely might try and get there next year though as your pics look lovely! Danielle x

    frontière girl

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  29. I've never been to winter wonderland before but I really want to go this year!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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  30. Winter wonderland looks amazing! Love your Kiko goodies, there are some real gems in their range ;) xx

    Gyudy's Notes Of Beauty

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  31. Winter wonderland looks amazing I really need to go this year! Love your Kiko goodies defo need to cheek out their stuff soon! xx

    Tanya Noreen XO

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