I couldn't think of anything that indulges my girly side more than having my hair and makeup prepped by professionals. I'm not typically girly: I'm more into admiring fashion than I am shopping, I tend not to wear any colour other than black, grey or nude, and I go to the hairdressers and nail salon about once a year. Not that these things automatically categorise you as girly, but I think they count for something.
There's just something very exciting about someone introducing you to a new hairstyle, one that you may have never thought of trying yourself, or even cosmetics that you might not have tried before.
Last week I worked with Italian makeup brand, Kiko Cosmetics, to create makeup looks for an exciting project coming up in the next month; this involved working with the fantastic Spring Studios and Kiko Cosmetics teams, and filming in a professional studio space in London's Kentish Town in Camden.
I met some incredibly talented and kind people, who were so enthusiastic about the project they were working on. This included makeup artists, photographers, hair stylists, directors and, of course, beauty vloggers. I got the chance to meet six lovely girls, four of whom have YouTube channels: Abigail Kwakye, Mady Buth, Helly Jo and Monique Emmens. We shared stories and experiences about vlogging, drank way too much tea, and spent an exciting day filming for this amazing project, which will be revealed soon!
In case you haven't heard of Kiko, here's a little bit of background info:
Established in 1997 in Italy, they create affordable makeup for professionals and consumers. But don't be fooled by the prices; these products are highly pigmented, and highly effective. Their eyeshadows are, in my opinion, amongst the best in the market, particularly their Water Eyeshadow, which gives you a colour boost that you have to see to believe.
I've been shopping at Kiko since I first came across their outlet in Westfield shopping centre, Stratford. After that, I was hooked, and I now have a nice little collection of go-to makeup products from CC Creams to lipsticks. I highly recommend giving them a go if you haven't already, and let me know what you think!
Above is Swiss vlogger, Mady buth, who has longer hair than me - and that's saying something. She's got such a great personality, and great enthusiasm for her YouTube channel! Her hair is being styled by Roxy, a talented UK hairstylist who worked her magic on all of us.