Friday, 7 November 2014

Smashbox Southampton Event

Last Thursday, I popped down to Smashbox in Boots Southampton for their very first VIP bloggers event to celebrate the launch of their Contour Kit. The evening consisted of hair & makeup tutorials, food and blogging friends.

Smashbox Makeup, Smashbox Lips, Smashbox Model

Joanne was the lady in charge of informing us of all the tips and tricks and showing us how to create several beauty looks - Sharon looking fab below with a smoky eye and red lip! The best look. A few of us girls were late and missed the initial tutorial so she very kindly demonstrated again, I love a bit of pampering me, so of course happily volunteered myself to be the 'model'. Joanne used a selection of products which made my skin look and feel fab including the Photo Finish Hydrating Primer, Camera Ready CC Cream, High Definition Concealer and Photo Set Finishing Powder. I'm a bit boring when it comes to makeup and defo need to push the boat out and be more adventurous, which is where the Smashbox On The Rocks Christmas Luxe Palette comes in, this was a hit with everyone, the 28 shade eyeshadow dream with every colour you could wish for and it happens to be packaged very nicely - always a bonus. I'm very tempted. The Contour Kit, lovely product and I was really impressed with how it defined my features and gave me a nice glow (pale problems), however at £35, it's quite pricey, so for those on a lower budget (me), I highly reccommend the Sleek MakeUp Contour Kit, whilst we're on the subject and all that.

Smashbox On The Rocks Christmas Luxe Palette
   Smashbox MakeoverSmashbox Makeover

After a stylist used the Schwarzkopf Volumising Powder on my hair at an event, I was totally put off by anything slightly similar due to the fact that it left me with a matted, horrible texture hair disaster, this was until Bumble & Bumble came along - Tash used this on my hair and I was super impressed at the fact that my bun stayed put with nothing but the Pret a Powder, I didn't even know that was possible. My hair always seems to look lifeless with zero volume so this is the perfect product to give you a boost on the go, no stickiness and banishes the grease with it's part dry shampoo and part volumising effect, the best combo.

Bumble and Bumble amazing advertisment
 Bumble & Bumble Hair Products in Boots

Hair Inspo Bumble & BumbleHair Inspo Bumble & BumbleHair Inspo Bumble & Bumble

In my goody bag I was given a sample of the Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer - now I'm no pro beauty blogger or what have you but this is AMAZING. I've tried several primers and this is the best one so far, it glides on like a dream and doesn't feel to OTT texture wise, nor is it greasy. It gives you a glowing complexion and leaves your skin feeling oh sooooo smooth. I definitely think this will go a long way judging on my mini sample, so definitely worth the price.

A big thanks to the ladies at Smashbox and Bumble & Bumble for a wonderful evening!


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