Thursday, 18 April 2013

BLOGGER EVENT | Debenhams Urban Decay and Ossie Clark

Well hi-diddle-eh-oh there! This is an exciting post for me because it is all about my first ever blogger event... whoop!

I was kinly invited to attend the event by Debenhams to show case their new designer Ossie Clark which was being sponsored by the delightfully gorgeous Urban Decay. I was nervous but the lovely Laura from Liparzzi asked me to meet her before hand and I decided I was going to drag my sister along too.  I have been so touched and inspired by the wonderful girls in the blogging community so far and the gals I met definitely did not disappoint. Laura is super gorgeous and very friendly, an aboslute sweet heart and made me feel really comfortable as soon as I met her.  I also met with lots more lovely bloggers who I will link to at the bottom of the post.

So off we went to Orchid, a lovely bar in Aberdeen, to get the event started. We were greeted with Prosecco which was lovely but I don't drink so they kindly gave me a lemonade in a champagne glass so I wouldn't feel left out! He he.

The event started and we were introduced to the PR for Debenhams and Louise Kennedy, area sales manager for Urban Decay. I have to say Louise is the best advert for the brand. I quizzed her on all her makeup and she was face full of Urban Decay, even her false eye lashes. I literally wanted everything she was wearing, her face looked flawless.

They then commenced with a make up tutorial using the naked products from Urban Decay including the Naked palette of course. It was really interesing for me hearing all about the products and why thery are so fabulous. They are not tested on animals at all to start with. Thumbs up to Urban Decay for that. There are also no fillers in any of their eyeshadows meaning they are very pigmented and will last a long time because you don't need a lot. Brill!

So on to all the girls getting their hands and fingers in to the make up for a good test. It was lovely feeling like you could really touch and feel the products without being spied on by a sales assistant. I loved the Naked Palettes (I must be the only blogger without one.. oh the shame) and this eyeshadow in Midnight Rodeo is a lovely taupey, shimmery, pale pinky colour. Great description Ash! You can see the actual colour reviewed here.

I also opted to have a little make up done by the friendly and very informative make up artist. She used one of the darker colours from the Naked palette in the crease of my eye and then the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Pencil in Clinic (a lovely emerald green) under my eye. By the way I am in love with those pencils now!! They are so gorgeous and last absolutely all day. Plus they are bringing out a load more shades in May!

Then here come the nibbles, a little chat and a wonder around looking at the clothes. Sadly the lighting was pretty bad and the pictures didn't do the clothes any justice so I have composed some images from the Ossie Clark website with my favourite pieces.

1. Chelsea Print Trousers £44
I love the idea of Pilazzo pants and the colour of these is lovely. I actually think they would be long enough for me too. Hooray!

2. Oxford Print Slim Leg trouser £34
I adore the print on these. It is so bright and fun. They also have a slimming stripe down the side. Plus they are half price in the sale on the Ossie Clark Website.. win! I also love the Bright blue military jacket here. Such a lovely bright colour.

3. Camden Printed Trousers £69
These looked like a lovely fit. The colour and print is quite subtle but very stylish. They would look really good with some black shoe boots.

So that was the night finished. My first event as a blogger over and I left with a little goody bag and a smile on my face.

Here is a list of all the bloggers I met. It was lovely to meet you all and I hope to see you again very soon :-)

Me and the Lovely Laura from Liparazzi

Laura from
Lauren from 
Rachel from
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Kirtsy from
Rachel from


  1. Hi Ashly, again it was lovely to meet you. great write up, I did mine earlier too. C u soon chick xx Laura

    1. Thanks lovie. was loverly meeting you too! will head over to your blog to read it now xx

  2. I went to a urban decay event a few weeks ago. I had never used their makeup before, but I was impressed, especially with their foundation selection. Great post chick :) x

    Heroine In Heels

  3. Hi Laura. I had never used them before this event either but since then... oh my! I really like it allx xx


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