Sunday, 22 March 2015

John Lewis & Instyle Best Beauty Buys



A few weeks back I attended the Instyle & John Lewis Best Beauty Buys event in West Quay Southampton. Tanya and I went along after a quick coffee in Ebb & Flow for a talk on all things beauty by Cassie Steer, Instyle's Beauty Director and Catherine Scale, acting Beauty Assistant. We were greeted with Champagne and Canapes by the staff at John Lewis and were given the chance to have a wonder around the room and talk to beauty specialists from Liz Earle, Clarins and MAC Cosmetics. 




The Instyle Best Beauty Buys is a highly recognised awards where beauty professionals throughout the industry vote for the products they love. We were talked through their favourites and were given the chance to ask our burning questions on what products we needed most. It was a really interesting evening and I think we all came away with huge wishlists and plenty of tips. 

The ticket cost was redeemable upon purchase on the night so after the talk and the chance to speak to the companies that were there we headed down to the beauty hall to decide what to buy! I was hoping to repurchase MAC Studio Fix but they didn't have my shade in stock so I came away with Benefit Cosmetics Watts Up at last. Tanya and I also had a good mooch at Laura Mercier where Tanya came away with their much loved under eye concealer. 


I had such a fab evening with Tanya and came away with so much information to up my beauty game. We were also gifted the most incredible goody bag and I'm already loving the Yves Saint Laurent Forever Light Creator Serum and the Clarins Body Scrub. These events were held all around the country and I've read some great reviews on the events. If you went to one too, what did you think? I'd love to know.

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  1. This looks like such a fun event :) What are your thoughts on Watts up? As I really want to give it a go, the goody bag looks amazing :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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    1. It was so interesting! I'm really liking it so far, it can be quite subtle but you can work it up to more xx

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  2. Ooh this looks like an amazing event! I'm dying to try Watts Up so looking forward to seeing your thoughts on it. Clarins products are my faves too so sure you will love the body scrub :)

    Beth x

    Bethany Georgina

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    1. I've been using a lot of the Clarins Energizer products recently and really like them. Will definitely be popping a review up of Watts Up soon! xx

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  3. Such a good goody bag. I keep seeing Balance Me products everywhere at the moment, think it is a sign I need to try some my self. That Elemis frangipani oil is amazing, one of my favourites. xx

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    1. I do too.. They're everywhere.. sometimes puts me off a little which sounds silly! xx

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  4. I loved this event! I was so pleasantly surprised and thought the advice - and gift bag - was brilliant. It was lovely to bump into you too! I've got a review of this night queued up on my blog too. I can't wait to hear what you think of some of the products!

    Jo xxx
    She Wears Burgundy

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