At the Birchbox event I went to a few weeks ago I met a blogger called Emily and fangirled a bit when I found out that she was one of the creators of The Lacquer Lab. I am always on the look out for independent, UK based nail polish brands and this one had been on my radar for a while. I was lucky enough to be sent their new limited edition festive trio to review and I will apologise now for the photo heavy post: these polishes deserve a lot of pictures!
Introducing: The Lacquer Lab Festive Trio nail polishes
So here is the trio, L-R: Fred & Ginger, I Want A Pony, and Snow Globe. Don’t you just feel Christmassy looking at them?
*Drum roll* Introducing OPI ‘Under The Mistletoe’. (possibly) One of the most Christmassy nail varnishes in the world. LOOK AT IT.
Fortnum and Mason An Enchanted Evening
Last week I was kindly invited to Fortnum and Mason for an Enchanted Evening, a Christmas event with a chance to browse the second floor filled with beauty, jewellery and accessories. We met Susan Caplan (who was so lovely), spoke to a wonderful girl from Alex Monroe who were offering personalised charm necklaces at the event, and many more besides.
Even without the event, Fortnum & Mason is such an experience. For me it’s one of the places that just sums up London – luxurious and a bit quirky. If you’ve never been for a wander round, I’d highly recommend it. Drop Harrods from your list (Zzzz!) and go here instead!
We also discovered the Fortnum’s Beauty Rooms, which you can see photos of above. They’re tucked away at the back of the 2nd floor and are stunning: all duck-egg blue and silver and feel very luxurious. We had facial mapping done (the picture above is Jenny having her face mapped – excuse some of the iphone photos!) which was scary but very illuminating (BOOMBOOM). Apparently my skin has very good tone and is well moisturised, apart from between my eyebrows apparently…!
We drank champagne, ate tiny food and lusted over perfume, candles, skin care and handbags to our hearts’ content. It was such a lovely evening and then on top of that we got a gift bag filled with treats. As you can see above, there were samples of perfume, bath oil, foundation, skin care, hand cream and more from brands such as Aromatherapy Associates, Guerlain, HealGel and Sisley. I haven’t tried any of them out yet but will do some reviews when I do.
If you haven’t been to Fortnum and Masons since they put up their decorations (or ever!) then you must go. It is beautiful and wandering round the floors is a lovely way to spend an evening.