I recently headed down to London for a few fun filled days with my friend Em so I thought I'd give you a brief overview of what we got up to! I can't fit everything in the one post but here's the most exciting things we got up to.
On the first day of our trip, I arrived in London at lunch time and jumped on the tube to Knightsbridge to visit Tracie Giles salon. If you haven't heard of Tracie Giles, she specialises in semi-permanent makeup and is a go-to for many celebrities! I went to get my eyebrows tattooed (not as scary as it sounds - promise) and am returning next week for the final stage of the treatment. I won't say much more as I'll be doing a full blog post about this so keep your eyes peeled for that!
After my brow appointment, I went to meet Em at our apartment which was situated 5 minutes from Covent Garden. We booked it through City Marque apartments and it was such a bargain - I'd definitely book there again for trips to London. That evening, Em and I headed to the gorgeous Rosewood hotel for the Lipsy X Michelle Keegan event. Michelle has just launched her new A/W collection and as a big fan, I couldn't wait to meet her and have a look at her new range. The venue was absolutely stunning - there was beautiful flower displays scattered around the room and the prosecco and canapés were constantly flowing. A bloggers dream. Michelle's new collection is gorgeous and perfect for the upcoming party season.
Unfortunately I only managed to get a photo of one dress as the room was dark and my camera just wasn't having it but you can check out her lovely new range online here - there's a few bits I definitely need to get my hands on. I also have to say how stunningly beautiful Michelle is and such a lovely down to earth girl as well - is she even real? I must admit, I was fan girling hard! Overall we have a great night and it was lovely catching up with fellow bloggers Hayleigh and Danielle too - love those girls! After the event, we headed to get some dinner at Pizza Express - a fave of ours. We couldn't really decide what we wanted so we just went all out and ordered a huge selection of different things - pizza, dough balls, salad, olives - you name it, we probably had it. All washed down with a nice glass of wine!
The following day we got up early and headed for a breakfast meeting at Balthazaar with the lovely ladies from Bare Minerals. We had girly chats over tea and avocado on toast and discussed all the new and exciting Bare Minerals products launching very soon. Their Christmas gifts are amazing so keep your eye out for those coming to the blog very soon!
After our meeting with bare minerals, we went for a stroll around Covent Garden and stocked up on essential sweet treats - Goddiva chocolate strawberries and Laudree macaroons. Yum! We then went and shot some outfit photos on the pretty London streets which again, I'll be blogging very soon. After a busy day, we grabbed some food then jumped in an Uber to the Illamasqua store on Beak street to get our makeup done for the Gleam Halloween As Darkness Falls party. We decided to go as skeletons so we had an idea in mind about how we wanted our makeup but figured we'd leave it to the experts and let Illamasqua, who are famous for their amazing theatrical makeup, work their magic.
It was lovely to have a girly makeover together and the makeup artists were so lovely and crazy talented. They did everything we asked for and we were both so happy with the results. We went for dark eyes, bold brows, lots of contouring, black lips and a bit of glitter for good measure! If you need your makeup doing, Illamasqua is the place to go - their products are amazing!! We then changed into our cute little Ebay skeleton dresses and headed to the Gleam party. It was an amazing event and it was so lovely to see so many familiar faces! If you want to see my outfit, head over to my Instagram @kayleighjcouture!
All in all, I had the best couple of days in London and can't wait for my next trip! Hope you enjoyed seeing what I got up to!