Month: September 2021

Enjoying shopping in person again at Braehead by Ellis Tuesday

Ellis Tuesday at Waterstones in Braehead

After many lockdowns and only leaving the house for essential journeys, it definitely changed the way in which I’d previously enjoyed spending my time going to the shops. I always enjoyed having a browse and taking my time but up until very recently any trips to the shops had been ‘get in, get out’ missions for me.

Now that things are starting to get a bit more back to normal, I took the opportunity to enjoy shopping in person again with a little mother daughter shopping day to Braehead in Glasgow. And it was so nice to just take our time, browse and of course, pick up a few things too. With over 100 of the top High Street stores and great places to dine, it’s the perfect destination for a day out shopping in Glasgow.

So keep reading for my Glasgow shopping guide and to take a trip with me to Braehead Shopping Centre.

Ellis Tuesday trying on a blue puffer jacket at Primark Braehead Glasgow

Any and every shopping trip to Braehead starts with a trip to Primark for me. If you can get there just after it opens it’s relatively quiet, making it is such a pleasant experience.

I was immediately drawn to this gorgeous teal green padded jacket, which will be perfect for autumn and winter. It’s pretty oversized too, which made it even more cosy. I ended up going for the size small and it still had so much room.

Bambi printed clothes at Primark in Braehaed Glasgow

I had to grab a photo of the Bambi wall. How cute is everything? If there’s one thing that Primark do like nobody else it is all things Disney.

checked black and white coat from Primark fluffy pink gloves from primark

This checked coat also caught my eye. But I felt like buying one new outerwear piece was probably enough, for now anyway. But I did grab another pair of these super cosy magic gloves. As someone with tiny, almost child-like hands, these fit perfectly. And at £1 they are such a bargain. I tend to grab a pair or two each year.

EllisTuesday trying on black dress with heart prints

New Look truly is one of my favourite stores (it’s where I got the brilliant floral skirt that I’m wearing). And every time that I visit the store, I always end up with a wishlist as long as my arm.

gingham red and white dress New Look hats and bags

I mean, how gorgeous is the red version of their iconic shirred gingham midi dress? If I didn’t already have it in pink, it would definitely have been coming home with me. I may also need to go back and pick up that cute little leopard print bobble hat too.

Fluffy socks and patterned pijamas

I’m a big fan of New Look’s pyjamas, as you might remember from this blog post. The quality is brilliant, especially for the price and they always have lots of fun designs.

New Look leopard leotard

I just had to add this leopard print pair to my ever-growing collection.

New Look seamless bras

If you saw that money diary blog post, you will also remember that I picked up some of New Look’s seamless bras. And honestly, since then, they are the only bras that I have worn in or out of the house. They’re super comfy, fit well and come in so many different colours and patterns now. I couldn’t resist picking up the cute floral print one.

Inkey list fulvic acid brightening cleanser product   versed facial products in Boots Braehead

Next it was time to pop across to Boots.

I headed straight to the skincare section to pick up a few products from The INKEY List and Versed.

Fenty Beauty makeup in Braehaed

Then it was over to the Fenty Beauty stand as there were quite a few releases that I wanted to check out in person. And seeing them in person led me to pick up the Fenty Beauty Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint. I loved how light the shade of this skin tint was. And I fully bought into the hype and grabbed the Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Heat Lip Luminzer and Plumper. Summer may be almost over but I liked the idea of having more of a glossy red than a matte lip, for me and my complexion.

Ellis Tuesday checking out Fenty Beauty products Beauty products at boots

From the Fenty Skin range, I finally picked up the Fenty Skin Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer SPF 30. And I also decided to try a brand new release, the Fenty Skin Buff Ryder Exfoliating Body Scrub. Is it crazy to say that I already can’t wait to see what they do when it comes to Christmas gift sets?

Expect a blog post dedicated to all the Fenty Beauty/Fenty Skin bits that I picked up very soon.

Travel size and mini beauty products at Boots in Braehead

Boots is seriously coming for Sephora’s crown. And this minis/travel size section, that I’d never seen before at Boots, definitely cements that. Who else has spent way too much time and money at the travel size section at Sephora when they’re on holiday?

lush worry monster bubble bar Lush Pumpkin spice soap

As the Lush Halloween range had just launched in store, of course I had to pop by to see what spooky offerings they would have this year. And I was not disappointed.

lush bathbomb products - halloween collection

If you know me, you know that I love a good horror movie, as you will probably no doubt seen over the years in my What I’ve Been Watching blog posts. So I always look forward to getting into the Halloween mood with a scary movie and lots of snacks. After having a cosy bath and getting snuggled up in a pair of pyjamas, of course.

lush ghost bathbombs lush screamo bathbombs


With Scream being my favourite movie of all time, I was beyond excited to see the Screamo Bubble Bar. You know I had to grab one of those! And it was brilliant to see a few old favourites and ones that look like they will be new favourites too. I mean, how cute is the Ghost In The Dark Soap?!

rosie huntington whiteley lingerie line

I always have a little wander around the Marks & Spencer lingerie and nightwear section whenever I go to Braehead. And I was really excited to see the new Rosie for Autograph range that covers a much wider range of skin tones. Even though they’re definitely not my skin tone, I fell in love with the middle set. It truly is great to have that much needed representation addressed by a store like M&S.

stack & still pancakes meal at Braehead Glasgow Stack & Still pancakes at Braehead Glasgow

After working up quite the appetite, we decided to head to Stack & Still for lunch.

To say that you are spoiled for choice when it comes to the sweet and savoury options, with there being quite literally millions of different pancake combinations to choose from, is a definite understatement.

Pancakes at Stal & Still Braehead Ellis Tuesday enjoying a meal at Stack & Still Braehead Stack & Still restaurant at Braehead Glasgow


My Mum opted for the Big Breakfast Stack, which comes with bacon, black pudding, lorne sausage, maple baked beans, sautéed onions and a fried egg, on top of a buttermilk stack of pancakes.

I went down the sweet route with the Strawberry Cheesecake Stack. This had strawberries, meringue, cream cheese, biscuit crumb and toffee sauce on a buttermilk stack of pancakes.

And as our eyes can often be bigger than our bellies, we also got a side of french fries and an Eton Mess sundae to share. Let’s just say we were completely stuffed and definitely didn’t eat dinner that night.

Ellis Tuesday at waterstones

Finally and to walk off our incredibly filling lunch, we took a trip to one of my favourite shops at Braehead; Waterstones. Even though I do a lot of my reading on my Kindle these days, there’s still nothing quite like holding a real book in your hands. Visiting a bookstore is also a great way to discover so many great reads as many can pass you by online or in the Kindle store.

I was pretty restrained and only picked up three books, one of which I’d been waiting on coming out for a while now. And that was A Slow Fire Burning. I’ve seen mixed reviews of Small Pleasures but I simply had to grab a copy to decide for myself. And I couldn’t resist the latest Shari Lapena release in hardback either.

It really was nice to get back to enjoying the experience of shopping. You definitely don’t get the same experience when you shop online. And living in Scotland, I still appreciate the fact that face masks are mandatory inside shops. It just makes me feel a whole lot safer and less anxious about getting out and about again.

Expect another shopping trip to Braehead again soon.

Have you enjoyed being able to shop in person again? If so, what are your favourite shops to visit? And what do you think of what I picked up?


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Month: September 2021

Crafters roadshow

Crafters Roadshow 2022 at Braehead Glasgow

Crafters Roadshow 2022

Shop from the best in Scottish Crafts and support your local makers when The Crafters Roadshow comes to Braehead Shopping Centre!

Come along and support your local makers, entrepreneurs, artisans, and small-business owners who are creating beautiful, well-designed, useful products and improving local communities by changing the way we shop.

Let’s get it out there! Tell the family, tell a friend that the best in craft & design are coming to Braehead Shopping Centre.

Find the Crafters Market outside JD sports under the big screen. on the following dates

  • 28 April – 1 May
  • 9 June – 12 June
  • 11 August – 14 August
  • 6 October – 10 October
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Month: September 2021

H Samuel – New collections

H Samuel - New jewellery collection

This month H Samuel have launched 4 brand new, stylish collections. These include

  • Bold gold
  • Find your north star
  • Aisle ready style

Read more about the ranges below, you can find them all in our H Samuel store today! Find H Samuel on the lower level of the centre near the big screen.

Bold gold

With a focus on gold detail including chains, huggies, hoops, Ania Haie, Find Your North Star, T-bars and our NEW disc collection, H. Samuel’s Bold Gold jewellery is all about layering
and stacking to elevate the everyday.

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Find your north star

Capturing the illuminating essence of nature’s most infallible guide, the North star is the inspiration behind H. Samuel’s Find Your North Star collection. Adorned with a star-shaped talisman, it
features semi-precious stones, including mother-of-pearl, sodalite and malachite, each bringing a unique meaning to the pieces, from luck and love to protection and prosperity.​

H. Samuel’s Find Your North Star collection showcases a unique explosion of colour and significance, made to be layered together for the ultimate expression of individuality. The Find Your North Star collection from H. Samuel pays tribute to love, protection and prosperity. Each piece has a narrative and energy to help illustrate your own unique story.

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Aisle ready style

Wedding jewellery is not just about engagement rings, H. Samuel’s Moments collections includes gifts for bridesmaids and maids of honour, too. From the Infinity collection that symbolises forever friendship to the Circle collection that represents your endless love, these are the pieces for aisle ready style that perfectly fuse trends with tradition to last a lifetime.

These are the pieces you love to give and receive – from sparkling Infinity symbols to heart-shaped silhouettes, get to know these fail-safe gifts from H.Samuel.

As well as wedding jewellery, the Moments collection from H.Samuel is also perfect for self-gifting and sentimental gifting for anniversaries, birthdays and other special occasions.

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Month: September 2021

Recruitment open day

Recruitment day at Braehead Shopping Centre near Glasgow

Security and cleaning staff at Braehead Shopping Centre have issued a message to anyone looking for a job: “Come and join us – this is a great place to work.”

The shopping and leisure destination is hiring new staff and are looking for people to work with both the security and cleaning teams at the popular mall.

A recruitment drive has now been launched and two special events for anyone interested in working at Braehead are being held in the marketing suite, on the top floor of the centre, between 5pm and 8pm on Monday, September 20 and 1pm and 4pm on Wednesday, September 22.

Staff already employed at Braehead yesterday told how much they enjoy working at the mall and encouraged people who are looking for a job, or fancy a career change to apply for one of almost a dozen positions currently available.

Almost six years ago, Louise Reynolds was a hairdresser, but wanted a change of career. She got a job as a security officer at Braehead and since then has been put through various training courses and promoted to security co-ordinator.

Louise says: “Working at Braehead is more than just a job – it’s like we’re all a family here.

“If you want to improve yourself and move up the career ladder, the company will invest in you with all kinds of training.”

Margaret Tazzar is an environmental co-ordinator at Braehead with responsibility for organising the cleaning staff at the mall. She’s worked at Braehead since it opened 22 years ago and says:

“I love my job and every day is different. There’s a great team working here and the morale and the banter between us is really good.”

Hasham Shazad has been a member of the security staff for the past two years. He adds: “This is a great working environment and the job certainly keeps you fit and active.

“I get a lot of job satisfaction being able to help people. A lot of visitors to Braehead are regulars and you get to know them. It certainly makes your day when people come up to you and ask how you are doing.”

Paul Scott Wiggins said: “The aim of our recruitment events is to allow people to drop in and discuss the roles, duties and benefits with the centre’s team leaders in a more casual setting as opposed to a formal interview.

“We’re looking forward to meeting everyone who would like to come and work at Braehead and we’ll answer any questions they have about the jobs available.”

Anyone wishing to contact Braehead before or after the recruitment events directly can send an email to or call 0141 885 1441.

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