This event had a great mix of exhibitors with a strong element of all things home, including furniture, fixtures and interiors. On the opposite end of the scale there was also fashion, accessories, food, gifts and nursery items to peruse. Something for everyone to enjoy. I hope you enjoy some of the highlights I took from the show, I met some great people and picked up inspiration along the way.
A new brand to appear in LIB boxes is Cheeky. A nail varnish line which is quirky and loves the cheeky side of life. I received a coral pink shade called tongue ‘n’ cheek. This is perfect shade now summer is round the corner.
We got two hair treats this time. The best hair tie ever invented from InvisiBobble, say goodbye to hair kinks and sore heads with these little guys. Excited to have some pretty new colours. Next was the volumising mousse from Percy & Reed. I love this brand already, so I hope to find out if this can give a little volume to my flat and fine hair.
It was then onto the eyes, a new mascara is always a good surprise. Miss Manga from L’oreal claims to be voluminous. I am excited to give this a try as that is what I prefer rather than more length in a mascara. A blue eyeliner from makeup guru Daniel Sandler was also an interesting but exciting product. These are so smooth to apply and perfect to add a pop of colour to the low lash line.
Last but by no means least were two essentials you always need lipbalm and showergel. Burt’s Bees for me are the winners in nourishing lipbalms so I am pleased to have a new replacement. Rituals a brand I’ve never tried offered a foaming shower gel infused with rice milk and cherry blossom. I have never used this formula before in the shower so I am hoping for an amazing lather, the scent from this bottle has already won me over really.
Wow this box has covered all bases to get you pampered and preened, another amazing edition. I can’t wait for the summer edit to arrive now.
Have you tried Latest In Beauty yet?
March sixth brought a special night, one of my mums Christmas presents was to go and see Brendan Cole’s A Night to Remember show at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool. I didn’t really know what to expect but it was a fabulous night. Glitz, glamour, handsome dancers, and lots of audience interaction, we really would recommend it.
Towards the middle of March things got a little crazy. It was my nephews first birthday, my brothers anniversary aswell as my mum and dads. Lots of celebrations, treats and present buying went down!
After all that excitement it was time to start focusing on preparing for London. I packed up and set of early to get there before the lunch time rush then headed straight to Tottenham Road. Followed by a quick trip to Liberty London, walking through their flower entrance is always a delight. I picked up some homeware and props for my photography and then headed out to get lunch before catching the train up to Kingston Upon Thames.
Once in Kingston I headed up to Old London Road to check into my hotel, and was greeted by this delight. The ‘Out of Order’ sculpture by David Mach. This was attracting so much attention and helped me find my hotel for the whole weekend in a town which was very unfamiliar to me. Bags checked in, I wrapped up and headed out to find my bearings and grab a bite to eat before sunset.
On the Saturday, I headed over to Kingston University to the Traverse15 conference, the highlights of my day there were meeting new likeminded friends and bloggers, a fab masterclass with Pinterest UK, talking all things travel and gaining some expert advice on social media and brand collaboration. More to come on what I gained from my day soon, what this space.
Sunday brought my last day off of the month, I headed over to Hampton Court Palace and gardens, home to Henry Vll and his many wives. It was such a blustery day so it was hard to make the most of the outdoors, however inside was incredible. I spent at least three hours in there, so much to see, do and explore. Who would have thought I would ever see a Tudor toilet hey, haha! I will definitely be going back in summer to explore the gardens and get lost in the maze.
It was then time to check out and say see you soon to Kingston before heading back up to Euston to get the train home.
A fairly busy month for me, with lots of excitement. I wonder what April and Spring will bring!
What was your favourite part of the March?