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WOW! Such a great evening was had last night at the Blogger Programme Summer Party.
All the nerves before heading in to the Bird Cage were not needed as I met some amazing ladies and new blogger friends, some of which live just around the corner! 
There were some great brands there last night including Lush, Flamingo Amy, Love Label, U and your skin and Sylvie Quentin.
Flamingo Amy was there styling some incredible looks on some of the gorgeous ladies. I was lucky enough to have my hair styled in a 1960’s bouffant with a messy fishtail plait bun, Amy managed to find volume in my hair I never knew existed! You can find Amy here, I’ll certainly be calling her to style my hair for my little sisters wedding! 
Sylvie Quentin had a gorgeous rail of clothes to drool over. Currently based in London with 2 clothing stores and one full of bow ties and ties, there are 5 more opening in the autumn. Open a shop in norwich please! 
Lush Norwich had a pop up shop with the lovely Lauren giving out hand massages and making our skin feel so soft. Lauren has such a passion for the brand and products, it’s really refreshing to see, certainly looking forward to popping into the shop now! I MAY have come away with a little pot of H’Suan Wen Hua hair moisturiser which is full of free range eggs and banana oil - Fingers crossed the hunt for healthy shiny hair ends here! :)
Delicious cupcakes from Pandoras Kitchen and Grosvenors Fish Bar pipping hot chips kept our bellies full before we all skipped home with our goodie bags on our shoulders. Mine, amongst other things, included:
Earthnicity Minerals - Samples of their Alabaster foundation / Sweet pink blush / Sunkissed bronzer and silk glow light Power
Gnaw Chocolate - Crystallised ginger chocolate (You won’t be hanging around long!)
Love Label - Eye shadow pallet
U. and your skin -  ’wake up’ facial and mini 3D skin health assessment, looking forward to learning more about my skin with these ladies soon.
Lisa Angel - Silver star bracelet (My fav piece) Buy yours here!
I can’t wait to see all of the photos and catch up on everyones blogs. If you fancy running your peepers over something new, why not see what these ladies have to say…
Diana Thompson - https://twitter.com/grungekitty
Carly Rowena - https://www.youtube.com/user/Carlyrowena
Helen Melonlady - https://twitter.com/Melonladybaby
Leanne Lim-Wlker - https://twitter.com/leannelimwalker
Katie Louise - https://twitter.com/katielouise__s
Charlotte Louise - http://www.charrlottelouise.blogspot.co.uk
Amii Steward - https://www.youtube.com/user/amiisteward
Laura_Loves x
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OBSESSION: CHANEL

This years belated birthday celebrations for Mrs P and I came in the form of an afternoon in Chanel  - Covent Garden. Ah Bliss! 

We were both booked in for the ‘Complete Makeup’ service with the equally gorgeous ladies, Jennifer and Alex.

Lynne was pampered by Alex whilst I was preened by Jen, who was very patient with my constant wedding makeup questions and need for hints and tips!

We had our faces cleansed with Eau Douceur  and heavenly moisturised with the new Hydra Beauty Gel Creme (A new personal favourite of mine!) 

Jen then applied the Le Blanc base which felt surprisingly light on my skin and the Eclat Lumiere concealer in shade 20. 

I usually wear the Vitalumier foundation by Chanel and this time around have given Jens recommendation of Vitalumier Aqua  in shade 30 a try. The Aqua is a water based product (So give it a good shake before use to mix it up) It has surprising coverage and softness given it’s so light in texture. Extremely hydrating with a very natural finish.

Poudre Universelle Compacte - A translucent powered to set your make up and keep it looking fresh all day (this will be my next purchase) was then applied. 

"They’re sisters - Not twins" A very true eyebrow related statement from Alex! Mine are more like long lost cousins, yet with a little help from Crayon Sourcils in shade 30, Jen managed to make mine look much closer related!

I don’t usually wear any eyeshadow and used this as my chance to get some tips on what works best with my colourings for the wedding. Making it look like the easiest thing in the world, Jen soon gave me the perfect smokey eyes using - Illusion D’ombre shade Emerveille, Ombre Essentielle in Safari, Ecrtiure De Chanel and Inimatable Intense Mascara. 

Cheeks and Lips were up next! Move over Hoola, I have discovered Soleil Tan De Chanel Bronzer, SO simple to apply and effective when contouring (A new skill I may have happened to have picked up from Jen and Alex!) topped off with a sweep of Le Blush Creme De Chanel in revelation and my cheeks are blushing perfectly!

Finishing off the look with a Le Crayon Levres enhanced pout - Perfection. 

Armed with my new purchases and a bag full of testers to try, I’ll of course be recreating the exact same flawless look at home… won’t I? ;)

Ladies, next time you are in Covent Garden, make sure to pop in and visit Jen and Alex for some fantastic guidance and advice, they are both fantastic at what they do and achieve - Highly recommended! 

Happy Beautifying

Laura_Loves x

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THB Reserva Del Higueron - Such an amazing hotel! Sat just off of the beaten track the ultra modern hotel is adult only and extremely relaxing!

Our room over looked the sea which was perfect however the best views came from the hotels roof top infinity pool. 

Here is where we lazed around sipping on cocktails and cooling off in the water. Music pumped out over the pool area and suited us perfectly, what more could you want!

The staff were very attentive, polite and helped you out with everything you needed. 

Although slightly out of the way, there was a free train which dropped you off at the beach or the local train station, here you could hop on and head into Malaga or Fuengirola. 

I would certainly recommend and return to this hotel - What’s not to like!

Laura_Loves x

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The local food and drink was amazing!!! Fuengirola itself has been built up to be pretty commercial serving english breakfasts and pizzas however if you head down the side streets you will soon come across some amazing bars and squares with alfresco tapas dining.

We couldn’t believe the variety and quality for such cheap prices. Beers served in terracotta mugs with free tapas. Amazing wines with homemade bread, incredible chicken & popcorn!

The last two photos are from the new tapas restaurant at our hotel (THB Reserva Del Higueron) and was the best meal I’ve had in a long time!

Daily tea and coffee with churros is also a given when visiting the area, well it would be rude not to! ;)

Laura _Loves x

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