Saturday, 30 August 2014

Happy Birthday To Me, From Me

As much as I hate to admit it, this month I turned 25 years old. 25! This is such an awful age for any girl because people begin to remind you of the imminent negatives that come with the big two-five - 'quarter of a century', 'half way to fifty' and 'smear tests' are some of the phrases to have reared their ugly heads in my birthday cards this year and I grimaced with the opening of each envelope. It's the horrifying realisations that (trust me) everyone is so keen to remind you of that make you want to cancel your birthday full stop and never utter a word of its existence to another human being, but that kind of comes with the territory of hitting those dreaded mid 20's.
So, since being a proper grown-up is so terrible I decided to treat myself to a few things to make turning 25 that little bit easier...

Friday, 29 August 2014


Last week I attended a beauty event at The Deck in London which celebrated the launch of a number of brands now being stocked on the Very site. An evening of pamper sessions with an awesome view of the London skyline alongside champagne, canap├ęs and shoulder brushing with some industry hot shots... What's not to love?!
I've only been to one other event since I started blogging and it was a real let down so I tried not to get too excited about this one in the days leading up to it. However, this evening was a great success in my book. Murad, GHD, Bourjois, NailsInc, and Illamasqua were some of the brands at the event offering treatments and tutorials on a first come first serve basis so as soon as we arrived at the venue we got stuck in to avoid disappointment.
The new NailsInc gel polish in Porchester Road
Catherine gets some Babylis tong action...

I think we both had three beauty treatments each; Cat went for hair, nails and an Illamasqua tutorial and I went for nails, hair and an eyebrow tutorial with Bourjois (which directly resulted in me buying a few of their products the other day, you can see them here) and we were both really pleased with the pamper sessions we chose. There was a really nice vibe at the event and everyone was keen to chat and get involved. At one point I was chatting to Kate Turner, Beauty Editor for Cosmopolitan, but didn't realise until afterwards *kicks self very hard*. In addition to the actual event being great, the goody bag was out of this world! There was a 90ml fragrance in amongst these products too but I had a men's aftershave so it's already been shipped off to Andys.
I'm excited to try out all of my new beauty products and I'll definitely post reviews of them as I go. Very definitely delivered a brilliant evening and you can now check out more photos and step-by-steps at
If you get the opportunity to attend a Very event in the near future, do it. You will not be disappointed.


Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Bourjois Beauty Haul

I've been spending again...

Rimmel Colour Rush Nail Collection

I'm sad to say that the sun has pretty much given up on Kent so as an ode to Summer 2014 I'm sharing the nail polish shades that I've been addicted to over the (few) summer months.