Last thursday, I was lucky enough to be one of the few bloggers invited to an exclusive blogger event for well-known hair styling brand Paul Mitchell. The event was held in one of the luxury suites at the beautiful Quebec hotel in central Leeds, and we were greeted with prosecco and canapes on arrival.
It was a very friendly and quite casual event where the purpose simply was to mingle with fellow bloggers, and trial some of the products that were showcased. As well as some gorgeous looking sets from Paul Mitchell that would be perfect as Christmas presents, there was also makeup from the brand New Cid Cosmetics to try. I was really impressed with the iGloss, which is a coloured lipgloss with a built in light and mirror - perfect for when you're on the go!
But that's not all! On top of the delicious drinks and foody nibbles we were treated to a hair styling session by two hair stylists from Padd Hair Studio in north Leeds.
It was everything from Hollywood volume to complex braids, and when I was asked what I wanted I gave them free hands. A stylist knows best, right?
After having curled my hair into cork screws with the help of a rounded barrel straightener, the stylist magically transformed my hair into a bridal inspired curly side bun - with the help of 22 hair pins that I was wrestling with to get out later that night (totally worth it though!) and Paul Mitchell's absolutely fantastic Freeze & Shine hairspray. The spray was so good that my hair was still bouncy and curly the next morning when I woke up!
I had such a good time at Paul Mitchell's 'Gift of Style' event in Leeds, and I met a bunch of new friends and fellow bloggers including Jess from Glitterbat, Phoebe from North of London, Jaye from Jaye's Journal, and Claire from xClaireabella. And not to forget my Swedish partner in crime Kristina from Mode of Style.
I must say Paul Mitchell were extremely generous with their goodybags - this is the best goodybag I've ever received at an event! It consisted of a full size shampoo and conditioner from their Tea Tree range, an Extra Body daily boost, a lovely lemon scented candle, and - to my delight - the iGloss that I was so impressed by at the event, in a gorgeous brownish pink hue with a golden glitter effect.
Thank you so much to the lovely people at Paul Mitchell for inviting me to this fab event!