Dinner & cocktails with my girlfriends is something I love to do, over the 10 years since we left University our nights out have some what changed. At the moment we love booking into one of our favourite restaurants, with great food, cocktails, girl talk & were all set for a long night.
Part of the girls night for me is getting ready, from the outfit to the beauty, I love to have my nails painted & a hair & make-up appointment if I really want to treat myself. On these occasions there really is only one place to go, Harvey Nichols: Beauty Bazaar in Liverpool.
Beauty Bazaar has everything under one roof which is a big reason of why I love visiting their store. If you have never visited the store before then firstly you really are missing out it truly is beauty heaven but the ground floor is home to international brands including YSL & Chanel who are joined by exclusives to Liverpool, NARS, Crème de la Mer, Tom Ford Colour & Shu Uemura.
So the other week we had a girls night in the diary & I was treated to a full pampering session at Beauty Bazaar so the first stop was a manicure at Nails Inc. Now I usually have shellac done which is ideal as it does last longer but I don’t think its the best for your nails. However Nails inc had the perfect solution with their Gel effect nail polish. Picking the colour Kensington High St the Gel effect gives the appearance of shellac but isn’t as harsh on your nails. My nails were filed, shaped & polished (don’t you just feel clean & neat with polished nails?!) leaving me very happy whilst I sipped on my glass of champagne ready to move on to my next appointment.
When it comes to my hair I’m going to be honest I am fussy only for the reason that it never goes the way I want it. Blow dry it wavy & it’s straight within the hour, so when I had my appointment with Electric in Beauty Bazaar the lovely David knew exactly what I wanted when I said big, bouncy & volume! Giving me a silver shampoo wash, this helped bring out the blonde in my hair & trust me you could see the difference I’d definitely recommend it. At the end of my blow dry David had delivered what I wanted & I loved it! As I wasn’t going out til later in the evening so David pin curled my hair which allows the hair to hold the curl so when you take it out later it’s just as if you have stepped out the salon.
When picking a make-up counter you may have guessed you are spoilt for choice & I quite like trying new brands so the experts can show me best how to use their products. I already use a NARS bronzer but that’s all so I picked NARS for my make over pamper. I always think the make-up artist knows best so I am usually happy for them to just do there thing & that’s exactly what I did here. I told my MUA that I had a touch of blue in my outfit & love dramatic eyes then she took it from there. Creating a matt base, she created a beautiful blue smokey eye that I was delighted with, it was a real change from a black smokey eye & the blue really popped out. Finishing off my look with a pale pink lip, I was all set & ready to go.
By the time I was done 2 hours later I had been truly spoilt & pampered by the team at Beauty Bazaar, there was no rushing around to get to my next appointments being under one roof really is the ultimate beauty go to, to help you get ready for what ever the occasion may be.