A few weeks ago now, I was invited along to a Bobbi Brown event at House of Fraser in Birmingham. This was to celebrate the launch of the new Long Wear Gel Sparkle Shadow and Liners.

We were treated to a glass of bubbly and some nibbles (macarons and almonds – my favourite!) while we relaxed and watched the make up artist, Taj work her magic on two models. Taj was showing us how to create a quick and easy smokey eye using just a few products, one of them being the new Long Wear Gel Sparkle Shadow and Liner. I was amazed at just how easy she made it look and how different it was on the two models. I was desperate to try the look out for myself and luckily, we were given a goody bag at the end of the event with all of the products (and more!) to try out at home.

We also had a look around at the rest of the products and the other members of staff did mini makeovers on us. I had a blue smokey eye applied on me, which is not something that I would usually choose to wear but it really worked with my green eyes and I’ll definitely have to try it out myself if I’m feeling brave.

Before the event, I’d never tried anything from Bobbi Brown. I don’t really like browsing for high end makeup due to finding staff at makeup counters to be unhelpful in other stores – I tend to only buy high end products in store if I already know what I want. However, I found that this is certainly not the case at the Bobbi Brown counter in House of Fraser. All of the staff were so lovely and I will definitely be going back there to try out more Bobbi Brown products – I have my eye on the Creamy Concealer Kit

A couple of weeks ago I went along to see the Bullring’s Autumn Fashion Fix show. There’s one thing that the Bullring really know how to do right and that’s fashion shows. I’ve attended this each year for the past three years and they just get better and better. 
They always feature clothes that are available to buy in the Bullring and feature loads of different brands from New Look to Ted Baker, so there’s something for every budget. This year, I fell in love with the metallic trend, particularly the rose gold metallic leather skirt from River Island. If only I had £50 to spare (it was £100 when I first saw it) – I’m going to be keeping my eye out for a cheaper alternative.
What are your favourite trends for this coming season?

It had been a while since I last attended a meet up in Birmingham. We used to have them quite regularly and I’ve even organised two myself which you can read about here and here. So as you can imagine, I was quite excited to attend the one that Abbi had organised last week.

The meet up was held in the Slug and Lettuce at Brindleyplace, which is such a great venue. We were all given a fantastic goody bag each and then we all introduced ourselves to the group. There were a couple of games for us which Abbi had organised with some fantastic prizes and then of course there was the buffet. 
I had a great day with Paige, Rachel and our new buddy Sophie. It’s so good spending time with other people who have the same interests as you and don’t give you funny looks when you’re instagramming your food again. The highlight of the goody bags were some fantastic organisers that Abbi had created herself to help us to keep our blogging lives in check –  this is such an amazing idea and I think she needs to go on Dragon’s Den and get these made for real.