Fashion Monitor's Beauty Lounge at the Mayfair Hotel London Fashion Week 2014

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Yesterday, I was lucky enough to be invited to the Fashion Monitor’s Beauty Lounge at the Mayfair Hotel, London. The lounge was set up for busy bloggers and journalists who visit the designer shows over London Fashion Weekend, as a place to relax and enjoy some super-dupper treatments. The treatments on offer included makeovers by Bourjois, using their latest collection, Barry M’s nail bar, and a professional hair stylist team from Vidal Sassoon, showing the latest 'hot off the catwalk' styles.  

I couldn’t wait to get glammed up… and boy was I the luckiest teen in town! Firstly, I had a stunning makeover by a backstage Bourjois artist, fresh from the Orla Kiely show. The makeup she did on me focused on the eyes using Bourjois’ new Quad Eyeshadow in shade Upside Down Brown. I adore this smokey eye effect, which is really easy to re-create and perfect for a girls night out! The brilliant cream to powder texture is densely pigmented, creating a sculpted smoked effect, seen on my favourite style icons Cara Delevigne, Barbara Palvin, Suki Waterhouse to name a few…There is a fourth shade in the palette that works to transform your smokey eye look from day to night, by layering over a shimmer finish topcoat shadow. These clever palettes are launching next month with a wide range of colours, costing only £7.99, what a bargain! 

Suki Waterhouse                                                       Kylie Jenner 

Cara Delevigne 

 Barbara Palvin

My Smokey Eyes 

Products used to create my look:
·      A base of Bourjois’ CC cream
·      Smokey Stories Quad Eyeshadow Palette in Upside Down Brown shade, £7.99
·      Cream blush
·      Velvet Lips

Quad Eyeshadow Palettes 

Upside Down Brown

Sasson’s teams of stylists were on hand to groom the guest’s hair into a sassy style. They were show casing their professional styling range, including essential products to make hair styling effective. I opted for twisted curls; sections of my hair were tonged and finished off with Sasson’s Edit Hold hair spray; an amazingly light finishing spray which added a lovely shine without any stiffness. I absolutely love this product; it didn’t feel like I had anything on my hair. It also had a lasting hold (unlike most of the hairsprays I’ve tried) To top it all off, their collection smelt divine and I even got to take home Sasson’s Illuminating mini conditioner for coloured hair and Heat Shape protective styling spray. I love this brand, and I can’t wait to test out more of the range.

To create sassy curls you need:
·      Sasson’s Professional Edit Hold hair spray, £14.89
·      Curling tongs

                            You can buy Vidal Sassoon’s products online here:

Barry M’s new Gelly High-Shine Autumn/Winter range featured lilac purples and mustard yellows. I loved their new Matte Topcoat polish, as if by magic, turning any nail polish into a matte colour. This is definitely on trend and I will be using this product a lot!

 Food, drinks and treats were also available throughout the evening (to my delight!), and the wonderful waitresses went out their way to ensure that all guests were spoilt for choice!

We ate:
·      Mini fish and chips
·      Mini calamari and chips
·      Mushroom, goats cheese and asparagus tasters
·      Little beef tasters
·      Tomato and mozzarella balls
·      Yogland Frozen yogurt
·      Propercorn Popcorn (flavours including Sour Cream and Chive, Sweet and Salty, and Worcester Sauce and Sundried Tomatos all under 129 calories!)
·      Green and Blacks mini chocolates

We drank:
·      Scavi and Ray Proscecco
·      ViVid Matcha Grape and Elderflower or Pear and Rubarb natural vitality drinks.  
·      A choice of teas (herbal, English breakfast)
·      Orange or apple juice

Me with my yummy Yogland Frozen Yoghurt

 The food was AMAZING (compliments to the chef!), especially one of my fave snacks, Yogland's frozen yoghurt, with no added sugar and high protein content, which is great for sporty people like me! I tried the 'natural' flavour, which was delicious tasting light and creamy, i will definitely be checking out the other flavours and this brand in store.

The savory mini fish and chips, as well as the tomato and mozzarella balls just melt in your mouth. The Propercorn popcorn is a very yummy, and healthy snack to keep you on the go, and of course, Green and Blacks mini chocolates are scrumptious. All the drinks are delicious... especially ViVid's Grape and Elderflower natural vitality juice.

The atmosphere was very chilled. You could relax on the comfy sofas, whilst watching live footage of designer shows from the catwalks at Somerset House. How cool is that? The hotel suite was comfortable with a  funky bright pink master bed as a focal point. The perfect setting for this year's Fashion set! Looking forward to next season. 

Mayfair suite

Me in a comfy pink chair.

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