Marie Claire Beauty Prix Event

I went to such a cool event last night- the Marie Claire Beauty Prix 2012. It was hosted at Edgars Melrose Arch, and Marie Claire basically chose their favourite beauty products, who all had “stands” last night. We got treated to mani’s, makeup and entertainment, all while having the store stay open till late to do some late night shopping 🙂
The goodie bags were also probably the best I’ve ever received!

I should let you guys know that I didn’t get invited to this event, I actually bought a ticket- so the views expressed are my own and I’m not just punting Marie Claire 🙂

Guests arriving at Edgars
Romi, Sam and I getting our nails done by Trind
I had tried Trind before at my friend, Wisaal’s, Pamper Party and I really like it.

It retails for R1200 which I think is too much to spend on nails, but if you struggle with brittle nails or use a lot of gel/acrylic, this may be just what you need.

The finished product

I loved how my nails looked after the treatment- and no nail polish was applied!
After that, we wandered around some more and I found Aspasia, Marie Claire’s editor. She has the most amazing fashion sense and is always willing to pose for a photo for the blog 🙂 

The charming Marie Claire editor Aspasia Karras


 Aspasia addressing the crowd 

Our entertainment for the night, the Muses. Such sexy ladies!

It was then off to Bobbi Brown for a makeover. I found the makeup too heavy and I can’t see myself ever wearing makeup like this on a daily basis, but here’s a pic anyway 🙂

 Fun times with the girls: Pratika, Romi, Sam, me and Wisaal

 The amazing goodie bag! Some highlights were Clinique mascara and lipgloss, a Dior mirror, Trind nail polish and Clarins body cream and lipgloss *swoon*
As an added plus, I picked up these beauts for R200
I was in an unbelievably happy mood yesterday because in the afternoon I got some amazing news! I’m going to be travelling to Mozambique for 2 nights in June as research for this blog! So this event was a perfect ending to a great day 🙂

Trind is basically a series of nail treatments that promise to strengthen and nourish your nails in only 2 weeks.
The Perfect System Set contains an Extra Mild Cuticle Remover, Manicure Sticks, Cuticle Repair Balm, Nail Magic, Moisturizing Nail Balm, Nail Repair Natural and Hand Repair cream.
The Perfect System