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!
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!
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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!
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