Sunday, 25 March 2018

Beautyheaven Glosscar Awards Marketplace Member Event...

Yesterday I had the absolute pleasure of attending one of the Beautyheaven Glosscar Awards Marketplace Member Event sessions at bh headquarters in the Sydney CBD ♥ The Beautyheaven Glosscar Awards are an annual affair, and members can vote for their favourite beauty products released in the previous 12 months. This Marketplace Event was a fabulous opportunity to learn about and experience some of the amazing products nominated this year, from MAC, Estee Lauder, Bobbi Brown, Beauty by Nicholas, L'Occitane, Essano & Proactiv ...

Image courtesy of beautyheaven.com

While we were only there for an hour, we were provided with some delicious refreshments, and there was time to take in everything on display, as well as catch up with some long-time member friends and the bh Team of lovelies. After missing out on a pic with the gorgeous Debbie Black from beautyheaven at the 10th Birthday Party Event last October, I made sure to hijack her this time around - she's a total doll! ...


There were seven beauty stations to visit, manned either by bh staff or sponsor representatives, and we were able to sample the products, ask questions, and were generously gifted with items from every stand. I've been a fan of the Beauty by Nicholas brand ever since discovering them at the previous bh event I attended last year and chose the only product from their range that I hadn't tried before - Omega Hydroxy Night Rejuvenation ...




I left it too late to take a photo of the Bobbi Brown stand before it was swamped (lol!), but all 20 colours of their Crushed Lip Colour lipsticks were on display and available to swatch, and you can imagine all us girls went to town on that opportunity! ... 


I chose the shade Watermelon, a stunning red with lots of pink, or is it pink with lots of red? Either way the formula is a wonder combination of long-lasting pigments and a matte finish that's comfortable to wear ...

At the Essano station, we learned about their Rosehip Clarifying Clay Masque, which I tried last night and it's brilliant! Delectable rose fragrance, the prettiest soft pink colour, and it left my skin glowing and deeply cleansed. Also gifted was their Clear Complexion Detoxifying Serum, which I also included in my Saturday night beauty routine, and will continue to use to help control my oily-T zone ...



The Estee Lauder experts were on hand to colour match us with their new Double Wear Nude Water Fresh Makeup which includes SPF 25. They used one of those nifty electronic gadgets that they hold against areas of the face and neck in order to find the perfect match. We were gifted with a full-sized bottle of this delightful foundation, and my match was Ivory Beige 3N1, which I'll be road-testing tomorrow ...



Our lovely L'Occitane rep treated us to samples of the latest moisturisers, and we were so kindly gifted with their miraculous Shea Butter Intensive Hand Balm, and a bottle of Terre De Lumiere EDP. I'll be reviewing this separately, but let's just say that it's a crisp and spicy, sensual gourmand floral masterpiece! ...


Here's bh's stunning and ever so friendly Steph at the MAC stand, where we were introduced to the Bold & Bad Lash mascara. Of course, I'll be doing an in-depth review in the weeks ahead, but if the contents are as magnificent as the packaging, I'll be happy as a clam! The spectacular silver, red and black tube has two brushes, one each for top and bottom, and the bottom lash formula is smudge-proof - we shall see! ...


I've not tried any Proactiv products before - their speciality is troubled skin, and I only experience maybe one blemish in a year, but I am regularly dealing with blackheads on my nose, so I was delighted to have the opportunity to try their Blackhead Dissolving Gel. It's designed to shrink pores as well - my hooter has already had a treatment, and I'll report back to you soon. Incidentally, it smells divine ...



How beaut it was to play catch up with some of the other bh members, so many of whom are fellow beauty bloggers, like these two babes - Leah from Temporary Princess, and Marisa from Marisa Robinson Makeup Artist ...



And here's what was in my loot bag - I feel totally spoiled and so chuffed to have received so many delish products to try ...

 


If you're not already a beautyheaven member, I can assure you the rewards are amazing, and if you join now and vote, you can be in the running for one of 10 prize packs valued at around $1,000. I've been lucky enough to win two of these mammoth prize boxes in my 9 years as a member so I won't be entering the comp, but I WILL be voting for my fave products before the closing date of this Thursday 29th March...

Huge thankyous to the beautyheaven team (& sponsors) for this fun experience - you guys always put on the best show! ...

Take care of you,
kats xxx

22 comments:

  1. wow Kats....just WOW .... I so wish that I lived near Sydney when these amazing events come up. It would be amazing if BH would hold events in other locations.. I will keep my fingers crossed on that one :)
    Thank you so much for sharing for those of us that were unable to attend. You look beautiful as always.

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    1. Hi Fawn, I should imagine that organising one of these events would be a massive challenge even in Sydney, but it would be so wonderful if you gals could join in the fun instead of just reading about it, fingers crossed here too ♥ Thanks for your lovely comment hon xxx

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  2. I was hoping to meet up with everyone after the event, but I missed it. The event sounds great, love the pics, Kat!

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    1. We missed you but hope you are feeling better xx

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    2. Oh no, I'm so sad you weren't well hon - hope you're on the mend, and we'll make sure to catch up at the next event xxx

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  3. What a wonderful looking fun event! Glad you had a blast!

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    1. Thanks Di, it really was lots of fun. The products are great of course, but the personal interaction with all the gals is the best part ♥

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  4. What an Awesome Amazing event - beautyheaven and their members are the best!

    I chose the Bobby Brown lippy (well I got Bree from bh to choose and it’s perfect!) in Cabana - shade next to your Watermelon - wearing it now as well as the l’occitane eau de parfum, Estée Lauder Foundation, MAC Mascara and essano Serum! And still heaps more to try out,

    You were there 24 hrs ago and what a Great informative blog kats and I love the pics .

    When do you sleep ?

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    1. Lol Karen, talk about twinnies! Today I used the same things - EDP, EL makeup, MAC mascara, the serum AND the lippie! So glad you enjoyed my little rave - after lunch I had a long long sleep, and then started putting this post together. I always try to get something up quickly while it's all fresh, and I know the other bh gals who don't attend like to read something asap ♥♥♥

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  5. Thanks so much for this, Kats - it's definitely the next best thing to being there. You look fabulous, as usual, and I do love the newish hair colour. Keep on being beautiful, inside and out. With my love.
    Trish.

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    1. Ahh Trish, the challenge always is to try and put into words the feeling of it all, and I hope I managed to convey the happy buzz that was going on.
      I'm still getting used to the hair lol! Hugs to you dear lady ♥♥♥

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  6. Thank you for sharing the BH Glosscars event with us, Kat. So beautifully written and presented as always xx

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    1. Awww thanks Indie - there's always so much going on at these events, it's hard to keep track of all the happenings, thank goodness for phone cameras! ♥

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  7. Thanks for giving us the highlights.

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    1. You're so welcome Okatko, and thanks for stopping by ♥

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  8. It was so good to see you at the event Kats!

    You were one of the very first beauty bloggers I e-met when I first started blogging. I still remember how supportive and welcoming you were of me with your comments, and you're definitely one of the loveliest and friendliest bloggers I've met in person too!

    You're right when you say that the events and the products are wonderful and we were definitely very spoilt but the best part is the personal interaction of catching up with other beautyheaven beauty lovers and of course the gorgeous and welcoming beautyheaven staff members!

    Ingrid
    http://www.fabulousandfunlife.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Gosh Ingrid, this is one of the loveliest messages I've ever received - thank you beautiful lady, I can assure you the feeling is TOTALLY MUTUAL! ♥♥♥ I'm always delighted when I see you at any event, and it was wonderful to meet your daughter this time around too ♥

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  9. It was good to see you at the event Kats! It's just unfortunate that we didn't get much of a chance to say anything other than "hello" - time just went SO fast & it was a bit crowded in that room I have to say. Unfortunately I didn't take enough photos of the event so I won't be blogging about it, but I will say that you've described everything so perfectly that I don't need to!

    I got to the Bobbi Brown stand right at the end as people were clearing out (couldn't get my size 10 feet in that section beforehand!), so I could only grab what they had left. Luckily for me, I got a suitable shade (Punch), but ideally I would've liked to have tried some of the other shades too. Oh well.

    I spoke to Rosie at the event & she said they might be doing more events later in the year, including a Best in Beauty marketplace, so there's something we can all look forward to!

    Shell // The Novice Life

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    1. Darling Shell, I hung around at the end but couldn't find you, next time I'm going to whisk you away into a corner for a chat! Punch looks like a lovely flattering shade, and so glad you were able to nab something that suits you. And that's fab news about more events - fingers crossed we're all invited! ♥♥♥

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  10. Thank you for your post on the Glosscars event. I was invited but I had to decline due to ongoing illness and an inability to travel.

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    1. Aww Petal so sad you couldn't be there - hope you're feeling heaps better now, and that one day we can meet up at another of bh's fab events ♥

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