Firstly I'd like to apologise. This was supposed to be up before I my trip, but unforntately something went wrong with Blogger and it wasn't published. I couldn't use my phone to do so as it was messing up the formatting of the entire post, thus I had to wait until I returned. Many apologies to everyone.
Recently, I attended the Beauty Burst event at a local shopping centre, which focused on promoting the refresh of both your wardrobe and beauty routine. There were demonstrations, samples and many discounts throughout the centre, such as New Look and Ness.
Main focus was a swap shop. Individuals were invited to hand in unwanted, but wearable, clothing in exchange for tokens. These tokens were then used to buy from the swap shop on night of the event. It was a good way to change up a wardrobe without breaking the bank. The best items I picked up was a fur trimmed nodded cape and a pair of black patent brogues. If there was any clothing left over, they would be sent to a charity shop and the proceeds are for the charity 'Help for Children'.
There were various booths from both local businesses and Five Guys. The first was local cocktail bar Jam Jar, which I knew of but I had no idea where it was. I'm not a big drinker, but this is probably my type of place; I'm very much a cocktail person.
The next was the Malmasion, which I have also not been to (you can tell I don't get out much!). They are located in a very iconic historical building which was carefully refurbished by the hotel, as it enhance original structural features. They are very well known for having a fantastic bar with yummy cocktails. They were offering samples of their popular cocktails; I picked up pina colada, my cocktail of life.
There was also samples of Five Guys fresh fries, and I also had a meal voucher. The fries were delicious, I have been converted to the religion that is Five Guys fries; their burgers not so much. I personally did not think their burgers were as great as my friends had made them out to me. But I did like that you could watch the burghers being made.
I was determined to see the advertised demonstration from Lush. There had been one previously at their Fashion Live event in April, but I had to miss it. I was glad to finally see it. The girls were explaining how to make, and what went into, the Butterball bath bomb.
There was also a walking fashion show at timed intervals throughout the evening, show casing male and female fashions from retailers through the centre.
It was such a fun evening: I met with the other Dundee blogging gals and took this crazy photo (I clearly have yet to master the art of appearing photogenic).
I'm really glad I went, and from what I seen, it turned out to be a successful event. Overgate were very kind to send us home with another amazing goodie bag, I mean look at the Batiste!! Simple things make me happy!
Louise x x