On Wednesday we were invited to attend the Next Beauty Event, something both L and I were excited about. We couldn’t wait to get there and see all the new products that were coming out for Christmas and hopefully get to meet other fellow bloggers. This is a long post…tea may be needed!
We just had a great night and wanted to share it.
Here we’ve just arrived in Paddington and are both wearing our new matte Kate Moss for Rimmel lipsticks which we love. We were a little early to the event so thought we’d stop and take quick photo outfits. Luckily it was a quiet street.
L is wearing a new coat from Asda for a bargain £25, it’s still in store now and it’s lush. She is also wearing the disco pants from Alice and You at Debenhams which look amazing. A sheer black shirt from New Look and black heeled boots from good old M&S.
M is wearing a checked snood from next, a green jumper with cut out shoulders from Asos, Next special purchase jeggings, Next horse belt (I ended up unintentionally wearing a lot of Next stuff. I really like the clothing in there) and Clarks tan heeled boots.
As we arrived at the event we were some of the first few there. We were welcomed at the door and everyone was so friendly we felt instantly settled. The room was gorgeous and the set up of all the products was amazing. It was simple but pretty with fairy lights and flowers around the room. Straight away we could see lots that interested us. We were also offered threading and manicures.
This is the new Gold Collection which was definitely both our favourites. L loves Gold and I love leopard print. The perfume and perfume sets for this range come in the gold metal tins you see which is a great idea as little storage boxes are always helpful. The thing that most drew me to this and is now on my Christmas list is the beautiful hairdryer. A bargain £25 found here. The best thing about the Next sets are the reasonable prices. We both loved the fragrance and for a huge 75ml bottle it’s only £12. All the Gold range can be found here
Just Pink has been a staple fragrance in beauty range for a while now. I always used to use this. The bottle has now been updated and looks much more appealing and up to date. It now sits on it’s side and it a sort of heart shape. It’s again a reasonable price for 75ml it’s only £10. Just Pink is still a fragrance I love and I really like the addition of candles. I will be picking some of these up so the flat can smell beautiful. The candle in this range is only £5 (link here)The Just Pink range was full of great girly gift sets that I’m sure lots of people would love to receive.
Something a lot of us were surprised by was the fact Next sold branded items too. L was very pleased to see her favourite perfume stocked!! (JPG MaDame!)
Along with perfume were brands such as St Tropez (of favourite of both of ours for tanning), Models Own and Burt’s Bees. I wouldn’t think of Next to stock these brands so it’s good to know.
The Collection was one of the new products being showcased at the event. Straight away we were drawn to the beautiful packaging. Simple with pastel shades adorned with a cute bow. What’s not to love. Each fragrance represents a different fashion capital of the world. They are New York, Milan, London and Paris. We both loved Milan. Not being great at describing fragrances I’ll leave it to the experts to find out the base notes and palettes of each fragrance you can read more here
As well as the four fashion capitals there are also a Christmas range, with candles, room sprays and reed diffusers. These are amazing. It smells similar to mulled apples. Just a beautiful Christmas/winter smell. The last range in this was the spa range. Full of products with a lovely fresh frangrance. The product we were most drawn to was the scrub. Not an oily base which L loved and glittery but still felt like it has a good scrub to it which I loved.
We just had to show you the food. Being basically the same person when it came to tastes we both picked the Japanese chicken. It was so tasty. All the food was served in cute little bowls. We washed it down with wine and fruit. Yum!
It was so nice to get to meet some other bloggers.
Big group photo. All the ladies were lovely and we really enjoyed chatting the night away. Everyone was so lovely. You can find their blogs here
An item that really interested us was the Cashmere palette. (Other Cashmere sets here) The colours looked beautiful. There was such a range of neutrals and a few accent colours in it that it just stood out. Plus there is a shade that looks like Mac Cranberry which we both currently love. Best of all though, for £6 you get 12 shades.
Another shot of our outfits for you. We both decided to do smart casual with heeled boots. This was our first event so we weren’t to sure what to wear.
Make up wise L wore Studio Fix fluid foundation with Rimmel Wake me up on top to illuminate. Revlon PhotoReady cream blush. Her naked palette on the eyes with Rimmel Scandaleyes eyeliner. A great one for the water line, finished off with the new Kate Moss for Rimmel lipstick in the Shade 110.
Make up wise I used, Revlon ColorStay foundation, Sleek blush by 3, No7 blush in honey and Mac MSF on my cheeks. For the eyes I used my Naked 2 palette and the Rimmel Scandaleyes in Nude for the waterline. On my lips I wore Kate Moss for Rimmel in shade 107
Before we left we decided to have some treatments. L had her nails painted and I had my eyebrows threaded.
L went for a gorgeous winter green shade. The nail varnish was opaque in one coat which was impressive. You can buy a set of 9 mini nail varnishes for £10 here. They remind me of the Max Factor ones with the size and shape.
As we left we were lucky enough to receive a goody bag.
Inside we received the body scrub we’d wanted to try, the New York perfume, the Milan Reed Diffuser which is absolutely amazing!! It smells so good and scent really spreads around the room without being overpowering.
There was also an eye shadow and lipgloss palette which is only £4 and comes with 4 smokey coloured eye shadows and a lipgloss. The eye shadows are beautiful colours and pigmented.
We had such a great night, smelling all the beautiful fragrances and meeting everyone.
A huge thanks to Gemma and Next for inviting us.
Love L and M