A few months ago I had a little meeting with Rose the lovely beauty personal shopper at Selfridges Birmingham and we had a chat about Birmingham blogger events. Rose had this idea of a monthly beauty event for bloggers where we can find out about the latest beauty releases and get a more personal experience with different brands. So when I got an email from Rose about the event I was so excited! She lined up some amazing brands such as GHD, Estee Lauder, Nars, Charlotte Tillbury, Tom Ford, Kiehls and Creme De La Mer. We had personalised Krispy Kreme donuts and one to ones with all of the brands. It was a lovely event, it gave us the opportunity to not only find out about new releases and try new brands but also to network with the ladies who work at Selfridges and other bloggers.

I got to try some of the latest releases from Nars such as their Nail Polishes which they have just relaunched and their new Duel Intensity Eyeshadow's which are amazing!! I actually want Callisto soo bad! It's gorgeous. You can use these wet and dry which is fab, they are so pigmented.

I got to hear about the latest releases from GHD, including their new Aura hairdryer and Eclipse styler.

Estee Lauder gave me a little make over, using their latest releases. Using the little 3 minute beauty booklet they gave me I can create some fabulous looks by using these simple techniques. I got to try their new Pure Colour Envy Lipstick in Eccentric which is a new shade, it's a lovely coral shade. The Pure Colour Envy Eyeshadow Pallete in Envious Orchid and the Double Wear Brush on Glow BB highlighter which is amazing. All of the products that the lovely Erin used on me were great, I'm especially loving the hightlighter which I will have to purchase because its amazing and just so easy to use.

I was very impressed by Charlotte Tillbury as I knew little about this brand before the event, Rose has shown me some of the products before. They all come with instructions showing to how and where to use the products making them easy to use. They are all packaged in lovely gold packaging. I tried one of the eye liner pencils on my hand and seriously it didn't wash off for like two days! So the products are great quality, i'm always hearing great things about the brand so I'm so glad I got to see some of their latest products and learn more at this event.

I have used a few Kiehls products before but it was so lovely to have a little sit down with the lovely Nikki and chat about different products. I've learnt great things about the brand and I now have a list of products I need to buy.

I had such a great time with Karen from Creme De La Mer. This is a brand I usually walk straight past when I roam through Selfridges but not anymore. I learnt so much about the brand and the products. I spoke to Karen about my skin and what kind of skincare I normally used. I got to try a few products and I have to say i'm so impressed with the brand. The products are lovely, I especially love the moisturizing gel cream and the oil absorbing lotion they are a little lighter than the cream and work so much better on my skin. I felt like talking to Karen about my skincare helped me, and I know how I should be using the product and whether it's right for my skin.

I had my make over done by the Lovely Hayley from Tom Ford and I have to say I was so impressed. I went home and told my boyfriend how I needed Tom Ford products in my life. First of all the Traceless Perfecting foundation it was so light and Hayley only used the tiniest amount but the coverage was amazing and it looked so good.  I was actually glowing!! She then used the Contouring Cheek Colour Duo to contour and highlight my face. It was so easy to do and I would love to own this as I think it would make contouring easier. Also the highlighter and blusher had amazing pigmentation she used the tiniest amount! Here's a photo after my little Tom Ford makeover !
I want to thank Rose and the rest of the Selfridges Team for making this event happen, I had a lovely night! If your in Birmingham this week I just want to mention the Selfridges Perfecting beauty event which is this Thursday 5pm-9pm Tickets are £10 each, the price is fully redeemable at the event. You can get tickets from Rose Gallagher @MixedGemsBeauty (Selfridges Beauty Personal Shopper)

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