On Mother’s Day I celebrated the day with my mum at the Glamour Beauty Festival held at The Saatchi Gallery in London. The Saatchi Gallery is based in Sloane Square, a beautiful area in Chelsea, famous for it’s contemporary art.
We had tickets for the morning session, which was perfect to make the most of day (and avoid the rain!) The tickets were for a very affordable £40 each and entitled you to one free talk and a goodie bag (so worth it!) Pixiwoo were scheduled to speak which I was so excited about but unfortunately had to cancel. Nonetheless another make-up artist took the stage and was sharing tips and tricks, answering audience members questions whilst giving them makeovers!
At the Glamour Beauty Festival every pampering need is met, you can get your hair curled, braided, glittered up – you name it. GHD, Batiste and Schwarzkopf are just a few of the big brands who were there to style your hair. Batiste dry shampoo is a staple favourite of mine so naturally I found myself drawn to their stall.
They had four styles on offer and I was so ready to get a little spin on my usual go to wavey look.
I had some Khloe Kardashian vibes going on with my hair and I absolutely loved it! I definitely will be recreating this look.
As you go around the beauty festival there are tons of stalls on each floor dedicated to all things hair, skincare, make-up and nails. To name just a few of things available (as there was so much!) you could completely relax with facials, hand massages, make-up lessons and makeovers from Revlon, Nars, By Terry, Kat Von D and many more! Essie, Nails Inc. and Orly were there to give free manicures. I went for a denim blue nail polish- a colour I’ve always wanted to try but never had, residing in my comfortable pinks and reds! After 3 days my polish hasn’t chipped whatsoever- a record for someone like me and a testimony to Orly. Each person at the Festival also gets a Goodie bag from the brands, which is so worth it! Here are the products I got in the goodie bag plus a few extra samples picked up along the way throughout the day…
Reviews yet to come, keep your eyes peeled!
Also how cool the silver Glamour title has reflected the shades, creating this unintentional rainbow effect!
On top of that Feel Unique were also giving you more freebies, allowing you to choose an extra 5 samples from the brands at the festival. I chose a Bed Head Tigi dry shampoo, Vita Liberta Body Blur, St Tropez Self Tan Purity, Clarins SOS Primer and Murad Retinol Youth Rewenal Serum! A few other samples in the Feel Unique bag included Philosphy’s Amazing Grace perfume sample, Burt’s Bees night cream sample and John Frieda Shampoo and Conditoner. Such a bargain!
When it came to refreshments you were each entitled to a glass of free Prosecco with optional strawberry caviar. This was my first time trying Caviar so I’m not too sure how it’s meant to taste, but I did like that this Cavair was pink! There was also a range of Twinnings herbal tea on offer. I tried the glow tea and certainly will be buying it. If you haven’t tried it, go for it! It’s a blend of strawberry, cucumber, aloe vera, green tea and biotin. Coffee and cake were also available to buy, as was more prosecco at the Bubbles Bar! There were also some competitions on the day you could enter, simply by drawing a raffle ticket from the tombola. Prizes to win included a Phillips Lumea Prestige or a Phillips Sonicare Diamond Clean.
If you want to have a taste of luxury and decadence in the world of all things hair and beauty, this Glamour Beauty Festival is for you. Tip for the wise, as cute as a pair of heels is, go for the flats and bring a rucksack, with love from the girl with the sore feet and back!