Norwich blogger big meet up

I met some lovely bloggers at Norwich bloggers meet up this month. Really nice to put some faces to names. We met at the Birdcage, which is now a lot nicer than I remember it being and there was music, a raffle and entertainment arranged by Courteney, Siobhan, Hannah & Justine.

I won the raffle prize for Lisa Angel. After looking at their website I can now see that I am going to find it very hard to pick something. There are so many lovely things on there. Lisa Angel also included a necklace in the goody bag, which is really dainty and I love it.

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At the birdcage
Goody bag
Silver Diamante Pyramid Necklace
I love this necklace. It is now my current favourite. I won the raffle for £20 to spend at Lisa Angel, so I will soon be blogging about their products more! Silver Diamante Pyramid Necklace
Vegetarian supplements
Rose water serum by wild and beauty. Feels great on skin and great as a base before applying makeup.

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The Norfolk Bump, Baby & Toddler show 2013

Once again Lucy Stone at Events In the East pulled off another amazing baby event in Norwich, The Norfolk Bump, Baby & Toddler show. It's was the second year running and she managed to get over 2000 people through the door. Over 90 stalls and lots of taster sessions for the kids to enjoy. It ran extremely smoothly. Sarah Ellis and Lucy's husband James were stars for helping her.

On the day I did eyebrow threading and got peoples email addresses to win a prize draw of a £20 gift voucher.

Many Mums were there from our Networking group Mum2mum self-employed support group. Jess Wilkins photography, Victoria from and eat it, Clare from Cherished hearts, Kim Wright photography, Nicola from Vanilla Chilli cakes, Renee from the sling library, Maria, Nat and Julie from Tinytalks, Felicity, Hannah from MAD ademdeny, Frances from kiddy cook, Jenni making candy floss, Vicki Dack from mi-moo, Mel from sewing daisy, Sonia from purple hair clips, Waterbabies, Vicki from Pennycress, Karen from little bundle videos, Anna from Buggyfit, Holly from Doodles, splash and giggle and many more!

Lucy got sponsorship from Heart fm, so the event had lots of publicity. Also had a special guest appearance from Peppa pig!

Looking forward to next year.


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Professional Beauty show London 2013

Beauty show

On Sunday I woke up early and set off to London with fellow beautician Sarah Louise to enjoy the beauty show arranged by Professional beauty at the Excel building. We had a fab time spending around 6 hours looking at new and exciting products on offer. I purchased some hot mittens and 16 new OPI shades. I was very tempted to buy the massage table from dream lounge, but resisted ;-)

I fell in love with airbrush make-up and plan to start training in make-up next year. It gives a  stunning HD finish perfect for brides and TV.

We were both shocked by how many companies now specialise in defined eyebrows. To name just a few we saw: HD brows, wow brows and hi brows! HD brows started off back in 2010 and it's been going strong ever since.

Lots of stunning fake tans going on from crazy angel, sienna x and fake bake.

Huge amount of gel polish systems on sale. To name just a few brands I saw Gelish, OPI, shellac, and bio sculpture. Gel polishes are one of the most popular treatments I do at my salon in Norwich and I get amazing results. Some ladies when being careful and following aftercare can keep them on for one month! On average they last 15 days without chipping or peeling. They're set under UV light, so no hassle of waiting for them to dry.

We spent quite some time watching the ladies who entered the nail competition. Lots of stressed ladies doing amazing nail art under the  pressure of being surrounded by cameras.

Looking forward to what next years show brings already!


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Start of the day!



Airbase HD spray make-up


Elemis bus at Beauty show 2013


Extremely busy HD brows at Beauty show 2012


LOVE this HD brows make-up stand


Sarah on the massage table at Dream lounge


Nail competition at London Beauty show 2013






Manicures for JMS Group on Anglian Home Improvements new TV ad

TV Advertisement

This week I spent Friday morning at JMS Group in Hethersett doing very natural manicures for Anglian Home Improvements new TV ad.

The hand models had various roles they had to play like an architect rolling over the mouse on laptop, a sales person flicking pages on iPad and a customer drawing out a sketch for some work to be done. Their hands were going to be clearly visible in the advert so had to look perfect.

We decided on clear polish for the ladies and a cuticle tidy up for the men, using vivid colours might have taken attention away from the graphics on iPad. JMS Group do hundreds of adverts, on both tv and radio, for various companies throughout the UK. They're an extremely professional company to work with and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Looking forward to the ad going live and hope to work with them again in the future :-)


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Louie at Anglian home improvements having his nails done for TV ad - Norwich


JMS Norwich TV ad


anglian home improvements TV ad


Baby, bump and toddler show 2013

Handing in my booking form tonight for the Baby, Bump and Toddler show. It is held at the UEA and was fab last year. Lucy Stone director of Events in the east is an amazing event organiser, so really looking forward to what she has planned next year.

Over 80 stalls expected. Looking forward to seeing from familiar faces like Jess Wilkins photography , merry-go-round , Jenni Grant Reflexology , sticky prints , Waterbabies , Norwich sling library and Tina from precious patchwork .

Also taster sessions from tinytalks , Jo jingles , mini monkey , gymboree and mad academy .

I will be offering gel polishes on the day and OPI file & paint. I will also bring my cotton for some eyebrow threading.  Test patches for eyelash extensions will be available too.

baby bump and toddler show 2013 Norwich UEA


Ladies Pamper & Burlesque Evening St Andrews Hall Norwich

Earlier this month I had a fab time at the annual ladies pamper and burlesque evening at St Andrews Hall in Norwich. I offered OPI file/ paints and Gellux gel polish nails. I love attending stalls like this. Meet some lovely ladies.

Huge variety of different stalls selling handbags, purses, jewellery, new & secondhand clothes, holistic therapy, make-up, candles, perfume and cosmetics.

This event was organised by the Kindi Tembo who can be found on facebook under Kinder surprize Events .