On Tuesday I went to my first ever beauty event and it was pretty exciting. Sounds kind of silly but felt like my little blog was going somewhere and wasn’t completely pointless, and being able to get through the day anxiety-free made it quite special. We met at SUSHISAMBA which is a beautiful restaurant on the 39th floor of Heron Tower, London. I don’t actually like sushi so I didn’t eat but can we just appreciate that I even made it to the 39th floor without panicking?! The lift was glass, really quick and I hate heights.
Before lunch we had a drink – complimentary cocktails, woo – but there’s me with my Coke because I don’t drink! I was the first to arrive so I chatted with the organisers and became familiar with the venue and after about ten minutes Jess Wright walked in. It was one of those moments where you can’t really say anything or even really think anything because she was quite possibly the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen. Of course, she looks pretty on-screen, but in person she was absolutely stunning. We had a chat and a Q&A with Jess before heading into the restaurant.
The lovely girls at Alex Silver had created a seating plan and I could not have been happier with where I was sat. I was next to Sophie of Sophie Rose Hearts who I’d spoken to briefly on Twitter, opposite Ashleigh at Alex Silver who I’d spoken to via email and Twitter and who is so bloody cool, and the simply fabulous Gail Porter (!!) Turns out Gail has just started a blog.
If somebody told me a year ago when I started my blog that I’d be having dinner on the 39th floor (eek) of a London building with Gail Porter and Jess Wright I would have told them that they were talking out of their arse, but here we are.
Throughout lunch we chatted away and I had such a laugh – I even relaxed enough to have a glass of rosé – and literally, Gail is one of the loveliest, funniest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. It was like meeting up with an old friend. If you fancy checking out her blog, here’s a link.
Anyway, let me tell you a bit about the products I’ve got my hands on thanks to the incredibly generous goodybags:
KISS Gel Fantasy Nails
imPRESS Press-On Manicure
KISS Salon Acrylic Nude French Nails
KISS Strengthening Manicure System
KISS Blooming Lash Eyelashes
KISS True Volume Eyelashes
KISS Wing It Eyeliner
KISS Beautiful Brow Kit
I was very lucky to try out the Gel Fantasy nails before the event so these nails were applied on Monday evening using the nail glue included and here they are on Saturday. 5 days later and still exactly how they were when I first applied them. I was a bit dubious about the glue and whether these nails would hold after showers, baths and general life etc. but they certainly have!
Now as I recieved so many lovely things from the event I thought it wouldn’t be fair to keep it all to myself, especially as I don’t wear fake eyelashes anyway. So, I am holding a giveaway for one week to give you lovelies the chance to win some great KISS and imPRESS products! Including a range of eyelashes, 2 sets of nails and a waterproof eyeliner (including stencils for the perfect flick). All you have to do is head over to my Twitter and see my pinned tweet for details!
There will be reviews to follow on all of the products I got excluding those in the giveaway.