When our invite to The Global Lookfantastic Premiere pinged into our inbox back in August, we couldn’t contain our excitement!! 3 days of talking, eating, breathing beauty… we would be in heaven. Yes, we have 6 children and a puppy between us that would need looking after, but where there’s a will, there’s a way! So we were on that Manchester-bound train in September, quicker than you can say “beauty bloggers”.

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Of course, we knew we were in for a treat, but it wasn’t all giant beauty advent calendars (yes, really), makeovers and lavish dinners. We were at the forefront of beauty, discovering innovative product launches, cutting-edge skincare brands and devouring statistics about the future of beauty and the hottest ingredients and trends. We’ve got so much to share with you in the coming months!

We were also treated to some fascinating panel discussions. Renowned Beauty Editor, Nadine Baggott, (if you haven’t already, check out her YouTube channel full of no-nonsense beauty brilliance!) hosted a talk with 4, inspirational “kick-ass” (can we say that here?!) beauty bosses. They were the women who had single-handedly set up their extremely successful beauty brands – Vita Liberata, Pestle & Mortar, Balance Me and Omorovicza – all of which we love and use specific ‘hero’ products from. Oh, and when V reconnected with Nadine (she had been Beauty Ed of ‘Hello’, when V was Beauty Ed of Vogue) she immediately recounted the tale of V being violently sick on a private jet during a press trip to Cornwall. Not her finest hour and one she’d chosen to forget… until now!

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We discovered brands that have got us very excited. Shea Moisture haircare looks set to be a must for our curly tresses, to help tame, nourish and hydrate them. M is already loving the Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine shampoo and conditioner. Then there’s Apivita – a Greek brand with natural products for face, body and hair, that harness the power of bee products plus essential oils and Greek herbs. We have a feeling that the Queen Bee anti-ageing face cream might soon become a favourite. Lancer (a dermatological skincare brand that M already loves thanks to its cult product “Dani Glowing Skin Perfector”) was showcasing its new, super-duper Younger Revealing Mask Intense which left our skin feeling baby-soft. And Balance Me Super Moisturising Hand Cream, has already made its way into our daily ‘avoid-dry-skin-at-all-costs’ routines.

 

So as we’ve said, there’s tons of information, product know-how and top beauty tricks to bring you over the coming months. Our beauty brains are positively buzzing with everything we discovered. We can’t wait to share it all with you.

Love and beauty extravaganzas,

Vikki & Mala xx

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