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Sunday, 21 October 2012

The Next Beauty Event!

Last Wednesday I was kindly invited to my first blogger event hosted by Next. I headed down to London just after midday and after a little shopping and an epic walk trying to find the base of the Shard, (it's not as easy as you might think!) I found my way to the gorgeous Hempel Hotel near Hyde Park.
On arrival we were handed a glass of pink champagne and had a chance to view and try out some of the wonderful beauty and home ware products Next have on offer this Christmas.
 

 
 

This beautiful display showcased the new range of women's fragrances,'The tale of four cities' - beauty products and home ware inspired by the fashion capitals of the world. Including New York, (a white floral fragrance with jasmine) Paris, (jasmine, orchid and warm amber) London, (citrus with a musky base) and Milan (fruity, floral and woody!)



 I was also surprised to discover that Next sell a whole range of well-known perfume ranging from Marc Jacobs to DKNY, -it's a one stop shop!

 
 
In addition there were also some lovelies ladies on hand to offer massages, nail painting and even eyebrow threading, ( yes I did! It was my first time, and probably not the wisest thing to do at an event, I quickly had to rush to the toilets and apply extra foundation on all my red bits! Haha) but needless to say the lady did do a great job.
We were also treated to some lovely food, I had some yummy fish and chips with tartar sauce, washed down with a few more glasses of bubbly.
Plus I had the chance to meet lovely bloggers!! Everyone was so friendly and I had an amazing time talking to you all, even if I did have to leave a little early. Shout out to Rebecca, Emma, Kat and the lovely ladies from CSI Beauty Blog!!
And of course not forgetting the lovely Gemma for inviting me!
To top it all off, on leaving we were handed a beautiful goody bag, with some gorgeous products inside.

 
 
 
Thank you Next!

Kx

Monday, 16 July 2012

Mini haul

Just a little post of a few things I've purchased over the past couple of weeks. You will probably notice, no clothes! That's because my wardrobe is chock-a-block, and I would be kidding myself if I actually thought I needed any more clothes! However that doesn't mean I can't shop for other things!

One place that I went to was The Body Shop, I love their Vitamin E range and my skin swears by their night cream in the winter months. I thought I'd try out the face mist this time, it's sold as a moisturiser and also a makeup setter. When I  used it the first thing I noticed was that it has gorgeous rose scent and it really refreshes your face. I'm not so big on the make-up setting claim but it definitely does make your face feel a lot more moisturised after spraying. It's a nice little pick up me to have in your bag or whilst on holiday.

I also picked up Revlon's Photoready Airbrush Mousse Makeup, you can check out the review here, and as I had a £5 No7 voucher I also bought their eye make-up remover. I do find it quite oily, it's not the best one on the market, but definitely not the worst, and as I only got it for a quid with my discount I can't complain!

I also bought a few homeware items in the sales, I got a big heart-shaped tin in the Next sale for £4, not quite sure what I'm going to do with it yet, but might use it as make-up/cosmetic storage. I also picked up some sparkly over the door hooks from Matalan, and a white flower candle holder from Wilko which I'm going to use to store my make-up brushes in...speaking of which....

One of my best purchases this week was the Real Techniques Core Collection make-up brushes. They really are worth the hype! They're so soft and the buffing brush is amazing at really getting your foundation to sink into your skin. I also love the fact that the brush holder also turns into a stand! Haha I'm easily pleased!



Kelly x