Thursday, 28 February 2013

London ExCell Pro Beauty show.

So for those who don't know the London ExCell Professional Beauty show is a pretty big deal for all those in the beauty industry.

Me and a whole bunch of my colleagues from work went down on Sunday. It was a real early start getting up at 6am to travel from Cardiff to London. 
We eventually got there around midday, phew! I'm such a fidgety traveller, I get bored so easily!!
I couldn't wait to get in there. I knew I wanted to buy and try out a whole bunch of new tans, I also needed some sleep in rollers in my life and any extras from there was a bonus! 

If you have ever been to an event such as this you will know the amount of floor space it covers is huge, so flat shoes are a must as you will be doing a lot of walking. 
All the stands were amazing and full of fab things to look at although I avoided CND, OPI and Nail Harmony as they were stupidly busy! Shame as I love all three. 

I obviously went to visit HD which was insanely busy so we couldn't really see much which was a shame because they were releasing new stands at the show and me and my fellow HD tech Sam really wanted to see!
They were doing demos on an amazing looking set which I couldn't photograph where the model was being worked on as she lay on a chaise longue. The ultimate in luxury. 

My main loves were Clarins, doing free treatment demos, my hand and arm massage was amazing!!! Also they were selling gift packs of all different products for amazingly cheap prices. 
Fake Bake, super cheap and easy to get served at!
Sleep in rollers, although they were so busy it was almost impossible to get served. 

Me and some of the girls came across a tan brand we hadn't seen before and were wowed by the models amazing bronzed colour. They are called Urban Tan and their concept is amazing. They also make scented drops that you can put into your tan to make it smell amazing, and OMG they really do, Linen and Fruit punch were just gorgeous. I managed to get 4 pretty big sized tan samples which I can not wait to use!

 I also got a tan sample from Crazy Angels, however I think I have had an allergic reaction to that as I have tried it out on my arms and chest and come up in hives, I'm itching and burning! It's such a shame because the colour really was stunning.
I bought some Flawless tan from Fake Bake which I can't wait to try next!

I bought a few other boring bits like wax for my wax pot etc. 
At the Aston and Finchers stand (a really good beauty warehouse) I bought some MyCurl curlers, we have these in the salon I work in, you can literally curl your whole head of hair in 3 minutes. I also saw some amazing fully Swarovski blinged straighteners for just £100! Wish I had taken more money!! 

With all the amazing things I bought I will review soon as I know a couple of my readers want to know how they are!
So don't worry girls, they will be up soon!

Last but not least I have to say a massive THANK YOU to all at Salons Direct! As we were walking around we were asked by a very gold and sparkly man to jump in and have a photo, if we tweeted the picture to the salons direct twitter we would be in with a chance of winning an Ipad Mini. So I tweeted and forgot about it. Yesterday I had a tweet saying I had WON! I can't believe it! It should be in my hands by tomorrow. I really am so excited!!!
I can't wait to be able to blog on the go!
Here is the pic that won me this amazing prize.

More posts to follow my gorgeous readers!!!!
Lots of love 
Aimie xxxx

Rose Tinted Hourglass review and GIVEAWAY!

Firstly I would like to say a big thank you to the lovely Rose Tinted Hourglass for sending me some absolutely lovely pieces of jewellery recently. I was very spoilt and have got to sample a few of their pretty items. 
These are what I was sent. A lovely button ring which I adore, some coral matching button earrings, which again are too cute, a very classic and vintage time piece necklace with real clock hands from a clock and a little hourglass and lastly some adorable little button hair clips and earrings. 

All of these pieces are very well made with no tell tale glue marks and because they are hand made it makes them all the more special. The service i received from Rose Tinted Hourglass was fantastic one of the best I have experienced. One thing I can not stand is when you have a problem or question there is simply no reply or it takes ages, this was not an issue at all with speedy and super friendly replies. 
The good thing about this brand is you know you are getting a one off item that no one else will have. Everything is priced very reasonably so you can afford to get yourself a few cute kitsch bits. 

You can find Rose Tinted Hourglass on 
And online at

I'm giving one lucky reader the chance to win themselves the clock hand necklace and button earrings!! The competition won't run long so get in quick!
This is only open to UK entrants. Sorry. 

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