Getting creative with Reeves X Foundation Coffee House

  

Last Friday I was invited down to the Foundation Coffee House in Manchester. Reeves were hosting an arts and crafts event to showcase their rebrand of art products.

On entrance I was greeted by the lovely ladies from Reeves who introduced me to the new range and showed me illustrations by Elliot who was present at the event too! I’ve got to say he’s so talented! The postcards and flip books are SO imaginative!

Whilst we grabbed a coffee and some free pizza.. YES free pizza! I got to meet the lovely Asma & Steph, then we painted our plants and postcards and chatted about all things blogger as you do!

It was lovely to see so many people from the public also coming and getting creative. It’s just so good to wind down after a long week, and with painting it was so relaxing.

The new Reeves collection contains literally everything you’d need to create art, from brushes of all sizes and purposes. To acrylic and water colour paints of every colour. To then sketchpads and sketching pencils. You can check it all out here and grab what you need!

I hope you enjoyed reading this post! What’s your favourite way to wind down after a long week? Comment below.

Michael Kors X Jourdan Dunn Launch Event #MKxJourdanDunn

Last Wednesday myself and a couple of other Manchester bloggers got invited down to Intu Trafford Centre, as Selfridges hosted an event for the launch of Jourdan Dunn’s collection of bags and accessories with Michael Kors.

We were greeted by the lovely event staff once we got there. I’ve got to say I fell in love with the set up of the event. The DJ was Lilah Parsons and oh my is she talented and ever so beautiful!!

We got to see the collection, which ranges from the Rhea backpacks to clutches and even a polaroid camera (which I need ASAP). My favourite colour bag had to be the baby pink one as I think you could style it with so many outfits!! The baby pink is super neutral an would be versatile to pair with both dark and light colour of an outfit.

Once we’d chatted about all thing accessories and discussed what was our favourites, we had a chance to go shoot a 3D boomerang in the little photo booth which was SO fun I’ve got to say that’s the coolest photo booth I’ve been in. Being VIPs at the event we got a selfie pass to meet the lady herself at the event that night Jourdan Dunn! She’s super lovely and even prettier in reality!

We got a selfie and even a cute boomerang (check my Twitter @KiranAlix)! I mean you can’t go wrong going to a blogger event and having a catch up with some of your favourite bloggers.

What are your thoughts on the #MKxJourdanDunn collection? Comment below.

Thanks for reading – stay sassy x

 

The Tatler beauty awards 2017 in partnership with Selfridges & Co!

As exam season is commencing I thought I’d publish an exciting post before I hide in my books for a little while but I won’t be too long because once these exams are over I’ll be blog focused and I cannot wait.

On Wednesday beauty editors from Tatler, Francesca White and Jennifer George hosted a Q&A event at The Selfridges in The Trafford Centre. As they partnered up and published a article on The Tatler Beauty Awards in partnership with Selfriges in the May issue of Tatler.

On arrival I was greeted by the lovely Rose Gallagher and met blogger Clare from iliketweet, it was lovely to meet her finally after following her for so long. We then got a front row seat together whilst we waited for the event to commence (then having that typical the first time you meet a blogger chat).

As the seats started to fill up we sat back and got introduced to Francesca White and Jennifer George. They then started talking about some of their favourite products they’d included in the issue from the La Mer The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation SPF20 which melts in like a dream to the Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss described as on-sticky and full of pigment.

Then onto one of my favourite topics skincare they revealed the top products which consisted of the The Rose Stem Cell Mask by Peter Thomas Roth to one of my all time favourites the Kiehls Midnight Recovery Cleansing Oil.

Whilst getting offered delicious canapes to Champagne and lemonade the beauty talks didn’t stop it continued with holy grail skincare routines to how to keep your skin hydrated in a warm climate. It was lovely to get tips off the professionals and recommendations for our specific skin types on beauty and skincare.

To get an insight to other products which made the beauty awards check out Tatler magazine and their latest issue.

Thanks for reading – stay sassy x

Manchester Arndale AW16 Launch #MAAW16

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Media launch for Manchester Fashion Weekender at the Manchester Arndale  Picture: Jason Lock  Further info: Suzanne Armfield PR & Social Media Manager  Manchester Arndale Suzanne.Armfield@cbre.com Tel 0161 817 3690  Fax 0161 839 6768  Mobile 07825 680750 © Jason Lock Photography +44 (0) 7889 152747 +44 (0) 161 431 4012 info@jasonlock.co.uk www.jasonlock.co.uk

Media launch for Manchester Fashion Weekender at the Manchester Arndale  Picture: Jason Lock  Further info: Suzanne Armfield PR & Social Media Manager  Manchester Arndale Suzanne.Armfield@cbre.com Tel 0161 817 3690  Fax 0161 839 6768  Mobile 07825 680750 © Jason Lock Photography +44 (0) 7889 152747 +44 (0) 161 431 4012 info@jasonlock.co.uk www.jasonlock.co.uk

Media launch for Manchester Fashion Weekender at the Manchester Arndale  Picture: Jason Lock  Further info: Suzanne Armfield PR & Social Media Manager  Manchester Arndale Suzanne.Armfield@cbre.com Tel 0161 817 3690  Fax 0161 839 6768  Mobile 07825 680750 © Jason Lock Photography +44 (0) 7889 152747 +44 (0) 161 431 4012 info@jasonlock.co.uk www.jasonlock.co.uk

Media launch for Manchester Fashion Weekender at the Manchester Arndale  Picture: Jason Lock  Further info: Suzanne Armfield PR & Social Media Manager  Manchester Arndale Suzanne.Armfield@cbre.com Tel 0161 817 3690  Fax 0161 839 6768  Mobile 07825 680750 © Jason Lock Photography +44 (0) 7889 152747 +44 (0) 161 431 4012 info@jasonlock.co.uk www.jasonlock.co.uk

Media launch for Manchester Fashion Weekender at the Manchester Arndale  Picture: Jason Lock  Further info: Suzanne Armfield PR & Social Media Manager  Manchester Arndale Suzanne.Armfield@cbre.com Tel 0161 817 3690  Fax 0161 839 6768  Mobile 07825 680750 © Jason Lock Photography +44 (0) 7889 152747 +44 (0) 161 431 4012 info@jasonlock.co.uk www.jasonlock.co.uk

Media launch for Manchester Fashion Weekender at the Manchester Arndale  Picture: Jason Lock  Further info: Suzanne Armfield PR & Social Media Manager  Manchester Arndale Suzanne.Armfield@cbre.com Tel 0161 817 3690  Fax 0161 839 6768  Mobile 07825 680750 © Jason Lock Photography +44 (0) 7889 152747 +44 (0) 161 431 4012 info@jasonlock.co.uk www.jasonlock.co.uk

On Monday I was invited down to Manchester Arndale to preview the AW16 collections. I love knowing what will be in trend and what to expect from my favourite retailers – so I couldn’t refuse!

We were greeted with drinks and the cutest biscuits which were SO nice! We each all then got a go on the style spinner to try and get the same 3 outfits from the same retailer in a row and I won. The prize was a £10 voucher to spend in Manchester Arndale. It was nice to see so many people win. Don’t forget you can have a go on the style spinner this weekend too so don’t miss out! Get down to Manchester Arndale, Exchange Court just outside Next.

Then I was in for a treat I got my lips done at the Kiko counter and I loved the shade! However that wasn’t just it. We got to have a live Q&A with the lovely Arabella Greenhill who is the InStyle fashion director. This was super inspiring as we got to hear how she got to where she is today as well as learn about her style and what her top picks were for A/W16 were.

I fell in love with the puffa jacket that we got to see as well as the biker jacket they are both just essential for A/W16 and I think with these you’d definitely be in trend as well as super warm for the upcoming cold.

Don’t forget to head down to Manchester Arndale from the 5th to the 6th of November for the fashion weekender with Kiko to win fashion prizes, exclusive discounts and free make-up from Kiko Milano. For more info click here.

Check out the video below for the Make A Statement Campaign! (Share it with all your friends!) #MAAW16

Let me know what you a looking forward to for this A/w? Comment below.

Thanks for reading – stay sassy x

KIRANALIX

 

Soap & Glory Campus Tour #GlamOnBoard #SoaperSquad

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If you’re a lover of either a lover of pink or pampering yourself stay tuned.

Soap and Glory  have been travelling in this pink double-decker bus around universities near you! The soap and glory girls have been filling the air with their fab fragrances, glitter tattoos & make overs!

I went down to The University of Manchester and outside the student union I spotted the bus I mean how couldn’t you spot it! I was greeted by the lovely girls and given PINK popcorn – was this heaven? My sister also came along as she’s a student at the university and we both got glitter tattoos. I mean it was so hard to decide which one I wanted.

As we headed upstairs the were make overs going on for the lovely students getting their hair braided and a soap and glory cosmetics make-up look. Later on there were competitions going on to win some soaper prizes!! As well as a dance masterclass from the talented Theio Maddix!

The Soap&Glory bus will next be heading to

  • Reading on the 24th October
  • Birmingham 25th October
  • Exeter 26th October
  • UWE 27th October
  • Plymouth 28th October
  • Bournemouth 31st October

Don’t miss out on this fabulous opportunity! Get yourself down there!

I also have been loving the Soap&Glory Glitzmas Collection get your hands on it now in-store Boots. It’s perfect for gift for your friends as well as family – Christmas couldn’t come quicker!!

#GlamOnBoard #SoaperSquad

Thanks for reading – stay sassy x

KIRANALIX

 

VIP launch of the new contemporary studio | Selfridges

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Last Friday I got invited to Selfridges VIP launch event of their new contemporary studio at The Manchester Exchange store. On arrival we were greeted and told to up to floor 3 were the studio had been launched! Trembling with excitement, it was like walking into a party pink and white balloons everywhere, DJ flowing with the tunes and the most creative drinks with sparklers coming out of them. I mean could it get any better?? YES it did indeed.

The studio it self has been transformed completely I do love it, it was a bit dark because the event was held in the evening but it didn’t stop the fact of us seeing how amazing the set up was as well as the brands. There is such a variety from Kenzo, Moschino and Aaape by Bape. They even have Topshop, which I love all my favourite places all in one! I mean it can’t get any easier for us shopaholics!

There was lots of other bloggers and the event and it was lovely to meet everyone! Another awesome aspect of the event was a GIF booth I mean it was so cool  loved making one!

So if you are down in Manchester or even live in Manchester do go down and take a look a their new studio I promise you won’t be disappointed its filled with bundles of fashion trends!

What is your favourite brand to shop at the minute? Comment below.

Thanks for reading – stay sassy x

KIRANALIX

*Make Up at MAC | Selfridges

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Last week I got invited down to Selfridges to get my make up done at a counter of my choice, I mean this was definitely something I wouldn’t turn down. It was a coincidence that I had a wedding that week so it was a perfect opportunity to get dolled up! The counter I chose was MAC and my younger sister Alisha accompanied me to also get her make up done.

We arrived at the store and went over to the MAC counter and were greeted by one of the make-up artists and given a station to sit at. I then was greeted by the lovely Phoebe who was going to be doing my make-up. After our introductory chat Phoebe asked me what look I wanted to go for. I mentioned that I wanted my make up to complement my outfit which was a mix of a plum purple and a hot pink. We then decided to have a more purple eye with a hint of pink with a vibrant lip. I was excited for the final look.

Phoebe started with my eyebrows by giving them a natural look with the MAC eyebrow pencil. The shape was still there but with a much sharper definition.

Foe the eyes she used the eyeshadow shades, macroviolet, rule, red brick, blackberry and passionate.  This created such a nice combination of the correct amount of pink to purple. One of my favourite parts of this was the glitter to add shimmer from the trolls collection it was in the shade fushcia. I decided I wanted winged liner which finished the eye make up off so well using the precise eyeliner. To add volume to my lashes we used eyelash curlers and then the MAC mascara. 

She used the NC35 prolong wear concealer to cover and redness and then continued onto the foundation. Phoebe then asked about how my skin was either oily or dry. As my skin was quite dry we went for a dewy foundation look using the strobe cream first before applying the foundation. The foundation used was the studio sculpt NC37.

For highlight and contour Phoebe used a creme highlighter which I’d never tried before but she recommended it. I was glad she chose it because it was so pretty and super pigmented. For contour we used the MAC studio sculpt this added dimension to my face strutting the cheekbones complimenting the look perfectly.

Finally for the lips, Phoebe lined my lips with the magenta lip liner and used the lipstick amarous which I loved, it was a perfect match with the eye make up and my outfit!

Alisha got her make-up done by the lovely Hannah. She went for a more subtle make-up look as her outfit was cream and went for a neutral eye and a velvet teddy lip. We both really enjoyed getting our make-up done at MAC from the girly chats to learning tips and tricks on make-up.

I loved my make up that night, it was such a pleasure getting my make up done by the lovely & talented Phoebe! I do recommend going down and getting your make up done for a night out or event you maybe attending it’s a perfect chance to try new products and learn so much more about products (I need a shopping trip to a MAC counter ASAP)  and application of make up because I know I learnt so much that I didn’t already know.

What do you love about getting your make up done? Comment below.

Thanks for reading – stay sassy x

KIRANALIX