Whenever I see a blogging event in my diary I get very excited in the lead up. I will be planning my outfit, travel, hair, makeup, nails and anything else I might need doing or arranging to make sure everything will be perfect.
On Tuesday evening, myself and my friend Paige (I will leave you her socials at the bottom of this post) were invited to a KISS products party with a private performance from Pixie Lott. The event was hosted by Alex Silver PR and I could not be more grateful to Bianca and the girls at Alex Silver PR for the invite.
KISS are a brand that sell false lashes and fake nails of amazing quality. They are sold across the UK, US, France and Germany. If you’re from the UK, you can find them in shops such as Superdrug or if you’re in the US you can probably buy them from stores such as Sephora or Walmart.
The event was held at the beautiful Haymarket Hotel in London in the poolside room. We were greeted by the Alex Silver girls at the door and were handed cocktails almost immediately (so automatically a thumbs up from me.) The room was candle lit and had giant helium balloons everywhere with the branding all around.
We walked into the room and immediately saw so many bloggers chatting and taking pictures and honestly it was so relaxed and welcoming. Being a blogger can be difficult and trying to take pictures in public can get the wrong attention. But in an atmosphere like this, it’s very accepted. There’s selfies being taken everywhere, flash is going off every five seconds with posing model pictures and honestly it’s just nice to be surrounded by people who do the same as you.
So besides drinking cocktails and mingling, the event was to promote KISS’ new line of lashes and nails. They’re releasing new minx lashes, stick on false nails WITHOUT GLUE and so many more beautiful products which will be available on JUNE 26TH from Superdrug and on KISS’ own website.
There were a few stations positioned around the pool; there was a false lash application stand, a photo booth, a bar, a false nail stand and also a face glitter stand (my personal favourite.) We went to the glitter stand and in the space of 2 minutes, we became glitter mermaids and I can honestly tell you that I’ve never felt so sassy.
Besides walking around the stands and taking instagram pictures, it was so nice to just sit down with a drink and talk to other bloggers who were there. But apart from that, we had a private performance from Pixie Lott. Before I go into a rant about how amazing and pretty she is in real life – she is a very thoughtful human being.
The evening of this event, the previous night on the 22nd May, Manchester in the UK was struck by a suicide terrorist attack at Manchester arena, after an Ariana Grande concert. 22 people sadly died, including children, and over 50 people were injured. Pixie opened her performance by asking for a 1 minute silence as a mark of respect and sung the song ‘all you need is love’ which was so touching.
After Pixie’s performance it was nice to just sit around the pool with Paige and just chat about the night and take in the atmosphere once more before we left to make our way home. Both Paige and myself are London based bloggers because we are there quite a bit, but we aren’t from London so we still have to make a slight trek.
Once again, a huge thank you to Bianca at Alex Silver PR for my invite, I truly left the event feeling like a sparkly mermaid!
I will be doing a goodie bag post that I received from the event as the majority of you on twitter replied yes to the poll I put up last week, asking if you would like to see what I got. So I will let you all know through twitter and instagram when I will be doing that so make sure you stay tuned!