Yesterday was a very exciting day for the Leeds Beauty Market as the brand that are renowned for their amazing, pigmented nail varnish’s that is Models Own have opened their first flagship store outside of London in our hometown of Leeds. It is based in the Trinity Shopping Centre, a key location for shoppers!
As beauty recruiters it would have been a sin not to go and pop down and say ‘Hello’ to the people that we speak with over the phone regularly and put name’s to faces! It was great to finally meet Paul & Leanne who we work very closely with and it was great to understand why they decided to open up in Leeds. It’s like they said Leeds is an up & coming city with a big market, especially with the recent opening of the Victoria Gate at the later end of last year.
The store was looking great and it really bright and vibrant which is what they encourage people to be with their makeup so I like that the theme ties in great!
One thing that I do have to say about the store is that the staff are great, we had a lady personally looking after us and every question we had about products she could answer in a heartbeat, we didn’t catch her name but she had dark hair, was wearing pink eye shadow and had a piercing underneath her lip. She was a great representative for the company.
We wish Models Own all the success in the North & beyond and hope that there are many more openings we can attend and we hope that Kate the Store Manager in Leeds & the team carry on the success that was demonstrated yesterday!
So, today is October 31st a day that is becoming more popular year by year. It is also a great time for Makeup Artists to be as creative as they possibly can without explaining to anyone why they have diamantes on their eyelashes or why they have used blue eyeshadow as blusher etc!
This year I decided not to take any bookings and have my makeup done for me for a nice change.
I decided to book in at Illamasqua in Leeds Victoria Quarter as I was attending a Halloween event on Saturday night. I went dressed as a vampire so I wanted something really dramatic and a little bit gothy too. Illamasqua were advertising a look called ‘The Damned’ with red lips and black & red smokey eyes so as soon as I saw it I knew that’s what I needed my makeup to look like.
I had my makeup done by a lady named ‘B’, she was running a little bit over with a client but was very apologetic and still took her time with my makeup throughout the appointment making sure that everything was perfect. She was very professional and a great representative for Illamasqua!
This was the first time I had had an insight to Illamasqua’s range of products and I think I now have a shopping bag saved in my head with at least £300 worth of products that I need to get from there. I will definitely book to have my makeup done there again and recommend it to anyone!
I will be writing a review on the products that I redeemed back very soon!
I have never bought anything from GOSH so when this was in Septembers glossy box I was really keen to try it!
As I’ve mentioned in a previous post – I have never suited pink lipstick and I don’t really have a big collection of pink lipsticks so when I was a little bit disappointed that it wasn’t red or a dark purple colour!
But hey ho, what I really like about this product is that it actually true to its name – a marker! It’s got a very fine tip so it is really precise with the application.
I wouldn’t necessarily use this product on a night out as it’s quite as pigmented as a lipstick, however I definitely would use it during the day as it is quick and easy to apply, won’t take up too much space on your handbag and it also has quite a nice smell to it! It also dries very quickly and doesn’t feel thick or sticky on your lips like some lipsticks/glosses.
As soon as I saw this, I knew I needed to have it! After dropping many hints to various my family members, boyfriend, friends etc. My mum eventually give in and bought me it – no matter how old I get I will refuse to myself an advent calendar, whether it has chocolate in it or makeup!
I’m not officially allowed to use it until the 13th December when the 12 day countdown to the big day begins – but I have had a sneaky little peak inside. The products inside are a really good size, they are not tiny sample sizes like what you get with other brands advent calendars, I think the lip gloss and various other products are actually full size. I am a massive Charlotte Tilbury fan, it is one of my favourite brands. One of my favourite things about CT is the packaging, the pinks, purples & rose gold just goes together so nicely!
When you open the doors on the advent calendar there are 12 little pull out draws with the products inside, some are wrapped in purple tissue paper and some are in their boxes. Some are just purely there on their own which I am not too fussed about.
When Christmas is over and the countdown has been done, I will probably keep the box and potentially use it to put my jewellery in or even create an advent calendar for myself next year (if they don’t bring out another one as amazing as this!). I think it is a brilliant idea on how to test products before you go out and buy them, especially the skin care products as they are quite expensive. Great value for money and I cannot wait to share with you all when we get a little bit closer to the date, not long though as there is only 9 Fridays left before we reach Christmas!
I will be doing a Christmas Gift idea’s post very soon so keep your eyes peeled for that.