If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen a few photos from the Fluorescent PR Press Day in London I went to last week. It was a fun afternoon, looking at different products and meeting people. There were some fabulous treatments on offer too – I got my nails done, false eyelashes applied and had my lips coated in glitter!
Deciding what to wear to events like this is always a balance between creativity and practicality. On the one hand I want to choose clothes and accessories that project my personality and stand out a little, but I also want to be comfortable. If your feet hurt or something is itchy/too tight/constantly needs adjusting, it can ruin your day. On such occasions I usually start with footwear and build from there.
My black M&S ankle boots with a block heel are comfortable enough to wear all day and have quite a slender shape, so they look good with skirts and trousers. As I was going to be spending almost six hours in total sitting on the train I thought trousers might look crumpled, so I opted for a thick midi skirt with opaque tights instead. The skirt has pockets (extra brownie points!) and hangs nicely, even though it has deep splits. I teamed it with a lightweight cat and mouse motif sweater (previously seen on the blog here and here) and a necklace I bought from Sfera on a trip to Madrid.
It can be difficult to find a coat to wear with a longish, flared skirt like this one – a shorter coat doesn’t look right – so I usually wear it with my leather jacket. It cinches in at the waist and balances out the volume of the skirt. The stretch panels on the sides and the sleeves make it super comfortable. The only pop of colour is the red bag and blue charm, although I did wear a matching blue scarf for travelling as it was a very cold day.
So onto the event: The venue was very easy to get to from Euston – just two tube stops to Oxford Circus, and then a short walk from there. The temptation to veer off into the shops was strong but I resisted! When I arrived I was greeted by the lovely Holly from Fluorescent PR who showed me around the stands.
My eyes were immediately drawn to the stunning glitter bags by SOS15 – such fun and quirky designs. In fact there was glitter and sparkle in abundance because upstairs I had a Calgel chrome manicure thanks to the lovely Izabelle Hammon team. Almost a week later and I still can’t stop looking at my shiny rose gold nails – I’ve had so many compliments on them. While waiting to have my nails done I had false lashes applied by Lash Unlimited which only took a few minutes but made such a difference. The strip lashes can be reused so I’m going to try putting them on myself for a special occasion.
Before it was time to leave I had the Glitter Lips treatment by the lovely Paula from Beauty Boulevard. I have to admit, I did wonder if it would draw too much attention on the train journey home, but I’m so glad I tried it. I’m now totally obsessed with this stuff! The application only took about five minutes but has staying power that has to be seen to be believed. It does not budge one iota. You can drink, eat…or whatever 😉 and it still looks immaculate. There are plenty of colours to choose from. I tried Vintage Pretty, a dusky pink shade, but I saw a few people try the red and it looks AMAZING…like Dorothy’s red shoes in the Wizard of Oz. Ah, I could get use to being pampered over a glass of prosecco 🙂
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