After a full of day of work in drizzly London I was in need of a pamper sess and a reason to sit down. Luckily my day was due to conclude with a Golddigga beauty event at Centini Blowdry Bar in Fulham Broadway - a destination I hear Cat Deeley is known to get a hair boost.
You will have seen some Golddigga on my blog before. I took a fair few items from their summer range with me for my dream holiday in Santorini - a wonderful black kimono, a neon strappy top and high waisted bikini. This event was in celebration of their A/W range and I was excited to see what they had on offer. I'm trying not to spend money on myself with Christmas looming ever closer, but being very affordable, I figured if I did end up making a purchase it won't be too awful a slip.
While we were there we were invited to get a manicure and a get our hair done. My mane was looking a tad sorry for itself after a day of sweating on the tube, then frizzing out in the cold damp weather. Brand ambassador Ashley Roberts was in attendance too wearing one of the brands adorable print dresses.
I took a few snaps of the event - so have a scroll!!
I met the lovely Anna Lorena at the event. We discussed the difficulties of juggling all our working. I know at times it all looks very glam, but it really is harder than it looks. Such a joy to meet likeminded people at events like this. You can check out her blog here
The stylists used these Mr Bubble tongs to create all of our curls. Quite impressed at how quick and easy it appeared to be. I wonder if I'd be able to do it on my own? The curls are still in after sleeping on them so that's pretty good!
I didn't know whether the Propercorn was just for display purposes or not, but after an hour or so of resisting temptation I had to tuck in. If you haven't tried the Sweet and Salty flavour, I urge you to rectify that immediately. I encouraged some of the other bloggers to open a bag so I didn't feel so bad about scoffing away. Within minutes a gaggle of us were chucking them at our mouths - we came to conclusion that it's very hard to eat popcorn in a ladylike manner.
A video will be going live soon - which will tell you what was in the generous goodie bag
Look how pretty to catering was!
One of the other attendees getting there braid and curls done.
I had to dash off but rumour has it that some MIC cast members were in attendance, while I was there Talia storm joined in the party, sporting her trademark crimped hair, as well as many cool bloggers and models.
Lovely to meet these two ladies. We bonded over our likes/dislikes when it comes to food. The lady you see diving into the sushi plate had just confessed to me that she too is not a fan of sushi/raw fish. I wanted to capture the moment she decided to to give one of them a go. Out of courtesy to her I did not include the reaction shot. It is safe to say she has not been converted. I was assured by the sushi lovers in attendance that the offerings were very yummy though! They looked amazing....I really wish I was into it.
Time for a quick photocall with face of the brand, ex pussycat doll, singer and TV personality Ashley Roberts. She was joined by some models all showcasing items from the new A/W collection by Golddigga - I got my eyes on that white coat!
Here's a close up of my manicure done by the lovely Maria Mckenna ( @mariamakeupartist). She actually works as a make up artist but she did a great job on my Barry M baby pink nails. In hindsight I worried that I hadn't chosen a very A/W hue, but she thought it was a great shade to nail 9get it...nail) that 60's look.We had a good old natter about Gogglebox and First Dates. In my opinion First Dates is one of the best shows on TV, what do you guys think?
Here's a close up of the braid look they gave me, inspired by a look Perrie from Little Mix has sported on numerous occasions. I can't do anythinng aside from a straightforward braid, so I always marvel at the skills of those who can do things like this! I slept with it in hoping I could make it last another day....so far so good! It's very annoying when you go to an event and get all done up and have no-one to show it to...I guess that's what a selfie and Instagram is for eh?!
Check out the latest offerings by Golddigga now.....www.golddigga.co.uk