Showing posts with label Beauty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Beauty. Show all posts
Recently I was sent an invite by the lovely Louise at to attend their exclusive launch event for the opening of their new High Definition Training Academy in Leeds.

As soon as I received the email I replied with a capitalised YES as HD brows is something I have wanted to try for a long time and very much needed too!

So me and Steph (another Leeds blogger) met up and attended the event together very much excited to get our brows done, see the new centre and test their much loved makeup range too.

 When we arrived, the new training centre looked stunning! It is situated by the canal opposite to the royal armouries and the interior was bright and all white - perfect for photography. 

We was greeted by the lovely Louise and the staff at HDBrows with drinks and snacks and was immediately introduced to the team and shown around their new space. The atmosphere and presentation was perfect and couldn't help but snap away! Of course!!!!

And then, we was sat at our stations and talked over the High Definition Beauty (HD Brows for short) process. Each blogger had their private station with their own beautician working on their look, perfecting it to each persons needs. 

As we all know, we all have different shaped faces, different hair colours and skin tones so YES there are so many different style, colours and shapes of HD brows available. Each beautician introduced the procedure and ask in detail what we would like from them, using pictures to inspire.

As a fair haired, tan loving blogger I really didn't want dark thick eyebrows! As much as it suits Cara Delvigne, its just not for me! So, I asked for a medium golden shade, thin-medium thickness and high arched shape brow! And yes thats exactly what I got!

Before (bushy)


before and after HD Brows

Within a short say half an hour, the beautician worked his magic and transformed my whole face (not just my brows). I could not believe the difference. He started off adding the dye to the brow to get the shade, and once this was done he created the shape.

YES HD brow does include a bit of waxing, threading and plucking but honestly it does not hurt. In fact, this was the least painful experience of threading and waxing I have ever experienced. They used plenty of creams and protectors and styled my brows perfectly!

So for those thinking about having HD brows DO IT! I believe they last around or up to 8 weeks therefore totally worth it!

After having my brows done, we was then taken to a makeup station where we was treated to a touch up and tester of their products. They shown me how to define the eye area, highlight and alluminate and loved my whole look. Their makeup was highly recommended to me before the event and having a tester proved why! Their lash and brow booster was one of my favourites and their illuminator too! You can find their makeup range (including the brow pencils they use for HD) on their shop here  I felt amazing leaving the salon! No redness at all!

HD Brow makeup

The lovely Ellie getting her makeup done 

gift bags

To have this sort of HD Brows experience you can use their Salon Finder to find the nearest one to you.

And for those looking to learn HOW TO do HDbrows and become a HD Brow beautician themselves, this is the place to train! Of course, we attended the event at their training centre in Leeds and this is where you could go and learn for yourself within 3 days! for more info on this you can read about it here

Are you a fan of HD brows? Anyone (like me before) never done anything with their brows and a little scared to make that move? Comment below and happy to answer any questions on my experience 
Last week I was invited along with blogger Stephanie Jayne to the launch of the Tales of Bath spa treatment at Lush in Leeds. This is my 3rd blogger event in the past week as I attended the launch at Bodyshop too which you can read about here

For those that don't know (I totally didn't have a clue until I attended this event) Lush stores in big cities now have spas within the shop and sell relaxation treatments and experiences. However, these treatments aren't like no other. Lush Spa's aim to give every single customer a unique experience helping them break free from daily stress, bathe, rest and feel restored. This Spring on the 3rd March, was the day they launched a brand new treatment called Tales of Bath and it was so exciting to be one of the first people to hear all about it and experience demos within the spa in Leeds.

However, before we got down to the heaven that is Lush spa in Leeds, myself and Steph along with a number of local bloggers caught up over Prosecco, nibbles and cosmetic chat upstairs within the store! An amazing guitarist played music as we nattered and entertained all the guests.

Image of Glasses of Prosecco
Glasses of Prosecco
image of cakes and nibbles
cakes and nibbles
image of Cute Easter Cupcakes
Cute Easter Cupcakes 

image of guitarist
As you can see below, everything within Lush is majorly Instagram worthy so I took some pictures of some of my favourite products and bath bombs available to buy.

image of bath bombs
Bath full of what looked like pumpkin style bath bombs - little late!

Selfie of me
image of lush bath bomb
This one was one of my favourites! Smelt like summer and looked like a rainbow slice of watermelon!

sakura bath bomb
Sakura bath bomb

The Experimenter bath bomb 
The above bath bomb (the experimenter) was visually one of my favourites too! The guys at the store shown me how they make it and shown us the colours that come out of the bomb once placed within water.

lush bath bomb
making a lush bath bomb

the colours of the experimenter 
And then all of girls got the chance to make our very own bath bomb - the comforter which is Lush's most favourite product in the UK!

We was given the materials (not exactly sure what they were but they smelt amazing) which we then rubbed together to make our own shape and patterns.

This is me making my bath bomb, and the end product The Comforter!

making my very own lush bath bomb

what I made - The Comforter

Which I then got to take home

And then this is where the real magic happened! We entered the Lush Spa which was downstairs in the basement! Everything we touched or saw was either reclaimed, vintage or handmade and looked so cute! As we went downstairs I could immediately sense a change in atmosphere! All of the spa staff wore Pajamas as their daily work uniform and spoke softly to you. We was shown the spa surroundings, the spa rooms and treatments available and got to experience a small demo. After mine, I felt super relaxed and calm and felt inspired to take more time out for relaxation in the future.

The thing that made the treatments uniue was simply the enchnted experfience. All the staff really were passionate about what thbey were doing, one girl told us a story about fairies and presented music to us wth a poem experessing the importance of making us aware that we do not NEED to do anything!

After that, each guest within the spa would enjoy a bubble bath with all the right products the relax the muscles and then enjoy a massage within the treatment rooms.

Want to see? Here is a few pictures...
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door to the lush spa downstairs 
lush spa menu
Lush Spa menu
image of spa waiting room
Spa waiting room
tour round the lush spa with staff in pjs

Tales of Bath - Fairytale 

roll top bath image
roll top bath

The event was perfect and one of the best orginised I have ever been too! Have you got a favourite Lush product? Hs anyone ever tried the hair products? Share your views or links below!

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Last week I was invited to The Body Shop Spring collection launch event within the Leeds store! I was super excited to attend especially to see their new British Rose products and catch up with the girls over a Prosecco, cosmetic chat and chocolate!

The Body Shop Leeds Briggate staff were GREAT and gave us an in-depth introduction to their new product range and explained how the brand has now been open for 40 years therefore celebrating with the launch of the British Rose! The products smelled and felt amazing! I'm personally a HUGE fan of sweet scents and actually thought it weren't too over powering, it has a sense of freshness too.

At the event we were sent round 3 areas where we could sample the products, try their SPA SELECTIONS including body masks and mud, and have a test of their Body Shop makeup starting with cleansing all the way to eye palletes.

Their full Spa range products including scrubs, masks, oil (The oil, similar to an Argan oil, was also recommended for hair repair and gloss and mud!

Their pamper collection
The Spa creams and salt scrubs
Body Shop Makeup

Stage 1 - Primer perfecter 
Stage 2 and 3 BB cream and brushes

We then got an exclusive preview and test of the summer products soon to be launched! This included The Drops of Light which enhances the face with a glow at summer and sleeping cream which helps revitalise. The fountains of Youth was also a popular choice which was tested on one of the bloggers and saw an immediate change. This is perfect for wrinkles around the eyes.

At the end of the event I was kindly gifted some samples to try at home including the British Rose hand cream and body butter too. However, I also treat myself to the amazing kale and seaweed face mask product too which will help with mr random breakouts! I have tried a Kale exfoliator previously which was great and the seaweed range was highly recommended for spots and blemishes. I had a great time and want to say a HUGE thank-you for the organisation and invite too! Until next time ....