Tuesday, 22 January 2013

New Year, New Me and Benefit UK Product Launch Fine One One at Edinburgh's Hard Rock Cafe

Last night I was lucky enough to be invited along to the exclusive launch of a brand new Benefit product, Fine One One at Edinburgh's Hard Rock Cafe.

What a great night we had!

The Benefit gals were so welcoming and the Hard Rock team headed up by Lesley were very very hospitable. No sooner had I taken my snow drenched coat off than I had a delicious raspberry French Martini in my hand, mixed by one of the Cafe's dedicated mixologists.

I was most interested to learn that Benefit have opened up a brand new Brow Bar in Edinburgh inside John Lewis. I love their Brow Bars but had previously only visited my nearest one in Glasgow.

We were given a tutorial on how to obtain the perfect brows (yes, I was hiding my slightly sparse and misshapen ones under my emo fringe and had extreme brow envy) and was convinced that my next visit needs to be here.

I have been a huge fan of Benefit products since they first came to the UK. As I have eczema I cant wear make up often. Most brands either dry my skin out or irritate it. Not Benefit! Over a decade ago I became a convert and every member of my family knows where to look for gifts for me on birthdays, Christmases and for the occasional treat.

After our host Lesley had been treated to the full Benefit Brow treatment, she talked to us about the Hard Rock Cafe. As a family we have been coming to the Hard Rock for years as it was A's favourite place to eat for a long time. Our love of music, guitars and Americana make it a great setting to eat. We balanced out our martini's with delicious mini burgers, spun sugar brownies and key lime pie. All of which was delicious and I know where I am hosting my next social event...

After this the new product was unveiled, Fine One One and I love it! Benefit make the best products ever and this is no exception. It is a sheer brightening cheek and lip colour that give you an instant shape, pop and lift. The product can be used to achieve a natural look to a more dramatic one. We were very lucky to be allowed to see this ahead of its London launch tomorrow and were gifted one each at the end of the night.

It was great to meet everyone involved, not only the great staff at the Hard Rock and Benefit but a whole hosts of other bloggers from Glasgow and Edinburgh. I had forgotten how fun networking could be and it was great to hear everyone's interests, angles and inspirations.

I think it's time to come back to blogging and will be revitalising the blog over the next week or so and catching up with you all.

I'm back and now with highlighted cheek bones...

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