Last week I had the pleasure of being invited to attend Bloggers London Fashion Week. I wasn't able to make it down for most of the events, but on Wednesday evening Jessie and I headed to central London to partake in the fun. The whole thing was organised by Bloggers Love, who do an amazing job of connecting brands and bloggers. I have to admit, we were spoiled rotten.
The event took place in The Penthouse, which offers an amazing view of central London and we were given the opportunity to chat with representatives from some of the UK's top beauty brands, sample their wares, and even take home a few goodies.
Bass Budds had teamed up with award-winning manicurist Roxanne Campbell, who was on site giving mini manicures that matched the company's new fashion line of earbuds (studded with real Swarovski crystal!) I took home a pair in fuchsia and I've been using them everyday. I'd been using over-the-ear headphones for the past couple of years and found them bulky to carry around. These are so much easier to stash in my bag and I can't help loving that they double as a vibrant accessory.
I picked up a bag of samples from Bravura London, a skincare company that creates natural but very effective products. Having just been on holiday, I've put my skin through a lot - drinking too much, eating lots of dessert, falling asleep with my makeup on, etc. etc. But using these products has been making a big difference to keeping my skin clear and glowing.
I was also treated to a few freebies from Umberto Giannini. It was perfect timing as I've been looking for a new shampoo and their Mend My Hair collection is specially formulated to rejuvenate coloured hair without causing any fading.
And my glittery makeover was courtesy of The Parlour (look for them if you're heading to a festival this summer). I felt very David Bowie and am tempted to try my hand at recreating the look for a big night out (it screams NYE, doesn't it?)
There were quite a few other brands there that I didn't have a chance to chat with and as the fashion show was a bit delayed, I had to miss it. It was still wonderful to connect with such great brands and to start planning some exciting future collaborations. I had a really excellent time and can't wait to see what Bloggers Love comes up with next!
To sequins & designer marshmallows,