This weekend i was lucky enough to be invited to what was my first personal shopping event. I was invited by the wonderful Rose of MixedGemsBeauty, who is Birmingham’s first personal beauty shopper, to take part in a complimentary consultation and experience first had the magic that lies in the Selfridges Beauty hall in Birmingham’s Bullring Shopping. It was an hour long trip around the beauty hall which has recently undergone a major facelift.
So with much excitement and along with my beautiful friend the lovely Sheenie from Just Nice things who happens to be a mutual friend of Rose and I, off i popped to Selfridges for an afternoon of makeup and fun!
Meeting Rose was definitely the highlight of the day, she is such a lovely and warm person, who is gorgeous and I felt like I had known her forever, there was no awkwardness at all, it was like 2 good friends coming together. I must also mention Rose’s makeup, two words MIND BLOWING. She has some epic skills (Rose I want you as my personal makeup artist)
So after meeting Rose and have a bit of a gossip, she went on to tell us about her role in Selfridges and what she plans, she took myself and Sheenie on a tour of the Selfridges beauty hall. Now i am certainly no stranger to the oasis that is the beauty hall, however since my last visit there have been some major changes to a lot of the counters and also the introduction of the most talked about and makeup launches; Charlotte Tilbury. Charlotte Tilbury’s makeup has been available in London for about a year now, but the counter has only just opened in Birmingham. Rose introduced us to the brand and we were lucky enough to have a introduction to the brand my the brand manager Charley. Then myself and Sheenie were assigned our own personal Makeup Artist and given a beauty makeover, or as I like to call an hour of pure heaven and luxury. I was assigned the lovely Isabel, who took charge of my face and transformed to something fit for the Hollywood red carpet.
Having a personal consultation was great, Isabel was an absolute pleasure and was very informative about all the products from the brand, which helps, all too many times I have come across a Makeup Artist working on a counter who has no idea about the products they are selling (you know who you are) . Isabel concentrated on my skin, and introduced me to products from CT’s Skincare range (i didn’t even know she did skin care) she started of my cleansing my face with what has to be the most luxurious cleanser in the whole of beauty world, the Multi Miracle cleanser mask and balm that can be used in 3 different ways. It smelt out of this world!
Overall I was very impressed by the welcome I received from Rose and all the lovely people she introduced myself and Sheenie to, being the one and only personal beauty shopper, Rose is offering an invaluable and much needed service to the City of Birmingham. Despite being England’s second largest city and home to some of the most impressive shopping locations in Europe, there has been a lack of things for beauty addicts to take part in, even in the beauty hall there are still some famous brands that us Brummie girls are unable to get our paws on, so with Rose comes the hope that all that is about to change and soon Birmingham will be the beauty capital of Europe!!
It will only cost £30 which is redeemable to book Rose.
There is also a special event for Eid taking place during the last week of Ramadan and again is the first of its kind (more information will be available on my twitter and blog when I have it) so keep a look out for that.
Thank you Rose for inviting me and Thank you to Sheenie to coming all the way from London (and for taking all the amazing pictures)