On Friday Evening I visited the beauty event of the year, had an evening of pampering and luxury and this year it was bigger and better than ever!
The Glamour Beauty Festival is held at The Saatchi Gallery on the Kings Road in London. It takes place over three days, starting on the Friday Evening at 5pm and carrying on throughout the weekend with morning and afternoon sessions.
The event is huge, hosted by Glamour and the beautiful Alessandra Steinherr, it’s split over 3 floors and sectioned into different zones. As we walked into the Saatchi Gallery, we were guided through a super instagrammable corridor into different rooms where we could treat ourselves to complimentary treatments and find out the latest beauty products that we need on our dressing tables.
For anybody thinking of going, on the ground floor you’ll find the Philips Smarter Beauty Zone, this year the festival was sponsored by Philips and you get the chance to find out all about their new launches and chat to the experts.
Next you’ll find the Hair Zone where Schwarzkopf were offing quick colour refresh treatments, you could visit GHD to get super sleek, glossy locks, Batiste for cool, beachy curls or take a seat at the OGX Braid Bar.
Once your hair is styled and looking on point it’s time to have a wonder through the Skincare Zone. This year you could get the glow at Pixi Beauty in their pop up spa with one of their radiance treatments. Fresh and Caudalie were both exhibiting, and my favourite of all Elizabeth Arden were there with a booster bar where you could try out the amazing Oxygen Blast Facial. After listening to Alex Steinherr talk about this being one of her favourite treatments and the secret to how she achieves her glowing complexion I had to go down and have a look!
For any tea lovers like me, Twinings were also there to keep us refreshed throughout the evening. Or if you’re feeling a little fancy, on the second floor there was a Glamour bar where we could enjoy a chilled glass of bubbles.
Also on the second floor they had a Make Up Zone where I had a makeover with Laura Mercier, the girls who work at the show are all so lovely, friendly and helpful. If you love a statement lip, NARS were offering lip contouring treatments showing you how to create a statement lip at home. The make up artists at Kat Von D were there to give you the ultimate eye make up tutorial and show you how to nail the feline flick and you could even pop by the Revlon station for a quick masterclass in how to get killer cheekbones.
FEELUNIQUE had over 100 products on offer to choose from and take home in a goody bag (all complimentary)
On the top floor there was a Nail Zone where you could treat yourself to a Nails Inc or Orly mini mani. This is where you could also find the Wellness Zone, collect your goodie bags and visit the Glamour Theatre.
One of my favourite parts of Glamour Beauty Festival is being able to meet and listen to so many beautiful, empowering, motivational women and watch their inspiring talks. Over the whole weekend you could listen to Rochelle Humes, Katie Piper, Madeline Shaw, Niomi Smart, Trinny Woodall, Pixiwoo, Lily Pebbles, Scarlett Moffatt and so so many more. I went to the Get Ready with Pixie Lott talk where celebrity hairstylist Larry King was demonstrating live on stage how to get going-out hair ready for a Friday Night!
My favourite treatment of all was with Guerlain in the Fragrance Zone. I had a lovely hand massage with their new scent inspired by Angelina Jolie, Mon Guerlain Eau De Parfum.
Finally I just wanted to talk a little bit about the insane goodie bag that you pick up at the event. Its overflowing with products and beauty treats – not only samples but full size products too.
Cleansers and toners:
The great thing about this goodie bag is not only does it contain some of the UK’s most loved products, it also contains lots of new products and new brands so i’m very excited to try some of these.
Especially excited about the Pixi Beauty Rose Glow Tonic!
Serums, Moisturisers and Body Creams:
Elizabeth Arden, eos, By Terry, Murad are just some of the names of brands found in the goody bag.
I love a face mask so I’m super happy to find a selection of different masks in this years goody bag. I can’t wait to take my make up off and pamper my skin, i’m looking forward to trying the Fresh Rose Face Mask and pop on the Skyn Plumping Lip Gel.
Not only did we receive a GHD hairspray, but also 2 full size dry shampoo’s and a Living Proof hair mask.
We have been spoilt with make up bits, from a Nars Matte Liquid Lipstick in a beautiful red shade, Kat Von D tattoo eyeliner, Charlotte Tilbury’s new flawless filter samples, Laura Mercier Skin Primer which they tried out on me at the festival and its silicone free meaning your make up won’t slide around.
Tan and Fragrance:
Finally we got lots of other little beauty bits and so many samples of perfume, really looking forward to trying these.
If you haven’t been to Glamour Beauty Festival I would definitely recommend getting a ticket next year and going. Its a beauty lovers dream!
If you want to see more about what I got up to, I uploaded my very first Vlog to YouTube and I would love you to come on over and say hi.. https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=OoNyOnxOsdg
I will be reviewing lots of these products over the next few weeks so be sure to come back next Sunday for another blog post.
If you’ve got any questions about Glamour Beauty Festival, or you’re thinking of going next year, please let me know in the comments below!