A few days ago, I was kindly invited along with some fellow North East Bloggers along to Fenwick Newcastle to find out all about #FenwickBeautyWeek. We met up in the food hall and their new(ish) cafe which I love called Mason and Rye, greeted with champagne (or in my case elderflower cordial) and an array of sweet nibbles. From glitter macarons (that left you with a rather 90s-esque glitter lip) to tarts and chocolate stacks of goodness (aka I don’t know what they were but they tasted good) we were left to chat amongst ourselves before given a talk by the beauty buyer.
I’d been to the event last year too so I knew how it all worked, but there was a line of tables, each representing a different in-store counter and each with a selection of appointment cards for the treatments they were offering. Some had quite a few cards and others were limited space-wise but I was incredibly lucky to get my hands on the two treatments I’d spotted from the beginning – an thickening blow-dry at Aveda and a shellac manicure at Clarins Spa.
When it comes to my hair, for the last year or so, it’s been gradually getting thinner and thinner. Thankfully hats have saved the day, but admittedly it is a little bit of a pain when I don’t know why and I don’t know what I can do to help make it look less fine than it already does – so I was thrilled when I got the opportunity to spend an hour over with the staff at Aveda to find out about their hair thickening products and test them out on my own hair. They dampened my hair, before spraying copious amounts of their thickening tonic throughout my hair. I was a little worried that applying a product so much to the roots would just weigh my hair down, however, I was definitely mistaken and I came away super happy with the result. I’ve got some products to try out, so I’m looking forward to seeing what results I end up with, here’s for a healthy barnet!
Swishing my hair, I then made my way over to their Clarins Spa for my first shellac manicure. I’m always painting my nails, but I’m normally peeling the polish straight off within the hour, so I was curious to try out something that’s going to last a little longer. It took around an hour (as I also had an hand/arm exfoliation and massage which was delightful) and I couldn’t be happier with how my nails now look – I can see it becoming a very expensive habit!
So, here’s probably what you’ll want to know, the things you need to know about #FenwickBeautyWeek:
– It starts tomorrow (7th May) in the Fenwick Newcastle Beauty Hall.
– There’ll be a a wide range of different things going on at the makeup counters, from a variety of different makeup demonstrations, to guest MUAs and special offers – I’m loving the sounds of the YSL Bronzed Beauty Event, Laura Mercier Flawless Face Tutorial and Charlotte Tilbury The Golden Goddess!
– And if you spend over £75 on products at any of the beauty counters during Beauty Week, you’ll receive a free goodie bag packed with many beauty products (trust me when I say it’s amazing!).
It sounds incredible right? I’m certainly going to have to pay the Beauty Hall a visit (or five) over the next few days, it’s easily my favourite place in the North East of England to pick up new beauty products. That Charlotte Tilbury counter gets me every single time!
Ps. If you’re wanting some extra information or would like to know more about the events on during the week, you can call the Beauty Hall on 0191 232 5100 or email them over at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are your favourite beauty counters to visit? I’d love to know if you check at Fenwick Beauty Week!