Where have I been….Back, Wrist and Makeup Atelier Paris at Professional Beauty

Hey you gorgeous lot,

I am sure you have noticed that I have been MIA for the last 10 days or so and that’s because my health has had a bit of a turn for the worse.

I have suffered for 13 years with 2 prolapsed discs which seemed to fix themselves during pregnancy but, now they have decided that they would prefer to pop back out and sit on all of the nerves running down my legs. I have been in so much pain that I have barely left my bed 🙁

To add insult to injury there is also something wrong with my left wrist, I am currently having tests to rule out rheumatoid arthritis.

So, as you can see from being one handed and in constant pain I have become a little behind on posts.

I was feeling a little better so, the past 2 days I have worked at the Makeup Atelier Paris booth at Professional Beauty, once I have recovered I will be back posting again.

I have some great brands coming on the blog over the course of the next month so, keep your eyes peeled.

Until we chat again I will leave you with our handsome model from yesterday at Pro Beauty, Enjoy!


Makeup Atelier Paris at Professional Beauty

Makeup by Mona Turnball: http://www.monaturnbull.co.uk

Astral Original’s #MultiDutyBeauty Event

P1020889On Thursday I was lucky enough to spend the afternoon with Astral Original and the Nexus PR team to learn more about the brand over lunch.


The Beauty Playground Event by NBPR

London near Christmas is so Pretty

Last week I was invited to NBPR’s Beauty Playground event which gives Beauty Bloggers and other people in the Beauty industry to have a little preview of new products from Lee Stafford, Myface Cosmetics, Lulu’s Timebomb, Colour Xtreme, Skin Art and Nail Art.

The makeup I was wearing

Unfortunately I had the day from hell and arrived in London with no camera, hardly any phone charger and hardly any ipod battery, which meant that I didn’t get you guys many pictures which I am sorry about.

NBPR arranged for a car to collect me from Victoria which was great as I don’t know my way around London too well. I was one of the first to arrive which was great as it meant I could have a real good chat with some of the girls in a one on one capacity rather than with a group.

I was shown the new Lee Stafford Electrical collection and I must say he has created some really great tools especially the Long Tong which will make curling longer hair an awful lot easier and quicker. I must admit I didn’t spend much time looking at the Lee Stafford products because I already use and know a fair bit about them and I wanted to give my attention to the things I knew less about. (more…)

Giveaway: Tickets to Ghost the Musical

The Lovely people at Amazing PR, Nazila LoveGlamour, Ghost the Musical and milktwosugars Limited are giving you the chance to win two tickets to see Ghost the Musical in London.

Terms & Conditions
  • This competition is free to enter and no purchase is necessary. Only one entry per person.
  • Entrants to this competition must be aged 18 or over and a resident in the UK.
  • The competition prize includes: 2 tickets to Ghost The Musical valid Monday-Thursday until 13th September.
  • The immediate families of the blog offering the competition are not entitled to enter.
  • milktwosugars Limited reserves the right to amend and/or withdraw the competition at any time without prior notice.
  • The blog editor will randomly select a winner from all valid entries.
  • No cash option or alternative to prizes offered.
  • The winners will be notified by the blog editor following the closing date of the competition.
  • Entrants will be deemed to have accepted these rules and to agree to be bound by them.
  • The judge’s decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  • The promoter of the competition is milktwosugars Limited. 
  • Closing date 6th June 
All you need to do to enter is the following:

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Ghost The Musical Courtesy of Nazila Nail Glitz and Amazing PR

I was lucky enough to win a Beauty Blogger Competition last week, to go with a friend to see Ghost The Musical courtesy of Nazila LoveGlamour and Amazing PR.
Ruby Rockets Make-up and My Holly Willoughby dress
I ventured to London on Friday to meet up with one of my Best Friends Jenny. For review purposes it should be pointed out that Jenny’s worst nightmare are musicals, I however didn’t find this out until I met up with her.
I arrived into London late so missed out on the pre show manicure that Nazila’s team were doing, instead Jen and I enjoyed our Godminster Aromatic Champagne Cocktail and chatted to some of the lovely Amazing PR staff and Nazila herself.
Myself and Jen were given goody bags, mine containing a set of the Nazila nails to play with as I missed out on the Manicure.
We took our seats and I have to give all props to the team, because I was not expecting front row royal circle seats and that’s just what we got, in my opinion these were the best seats in the house. The curtain rose, the tissues were at the ready after being advised by the lovely barmaid that we would need them, to which Jen and I laughed.
The musical proceeded and was kept very close to the film to my delight, obviously some little bits had to be changed to be able to show it on stage. The songs were amazing I think there was only one I disliked and that was Life Turns On A Dime but apart from that the songwriting was amazing. The set itself was unlike any musical I have seen, its a visual masterpiece made up of video walls which are used to create the ever changing set, it really has to be seen to be believed.
View from the stage
I will admit that I blubbed at one point during the song With You, my whole body shook as I tried to contain the sobs. The girl that plays Molly, is amazing at drawing you in and making you believe that this is really happening to her and that her grief for Sam is real. As for Oda Mae Brown, well all I can say is the current lady playing her is perfect, the lungs on her are unbelievable and she actually got more applause than the lead couple.
Once the musical had finished all of the competition winners and their guests were led downstairs and onto the stage, where we were joined by Molly and Sam for a group photo opportunity. Jen and I didn’t get a chance to speak to the pair as a lot of people proceeded to go over and chat to them. However, upon leaving the girl that plays Molly proceeded to thank Jen and I and compliment me on my tattoo and outfit which was very sweet of her.
Onstage with Jen
Jen and I left and discussed the show on the way to the tube and Jen the Musical hater described how much she loved it and how much she cried, so even a Musical hater can be turned around by this one. Overall, an absolutely amazing event to be a part of. I would go and watch this musical again in a heartbeat, its so very well thought out and has you gripped from the minute the curtain goes up.
I will be doing a NOTD using the Nazila Nail Glitz 3D Nails later in the week so keep your eyes open for that.
You can purchase Nazila LoveGlamour Nail Glitz packs here from £9.99
Have you seen the musical or tried out the nails? if so what did you think?
Ems xo
Inside the Goody Bag