Debenhams Beauty Press Day - SS16

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Last Thursday, I headed down to London for the Debenhams Beauty Press Day. It was a real treat. Any makeup lover would be over the moon to have the chance to nose around a ton of new spring/summer launches, and with all the brands that grace the beauty department of Debenhams, it's safe to say that there were treasures around every corner and that I ended up leaving with a wish list as long as my arm! 

The event was held at the stunning Haymarket Townhouse. With beautiful products laid out in dream hotel rooms, the whole thing was a feast for the eyes and, quite frankly, an Instagrammer's paradise. I took hundreds of photos, so I thought I would just share a few with you to give you a flavour of the event.

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A gorgeous selection of Essie nail polishes cascaded across this table like sweets, looking good enough to eat.

Debenhams Beauty Press Day - SS16 3 - Essie Nail Polish

Debenhams Beauty Press Day - SS16 4 - Essie Nail Polish

It was so much fun going from room to room, not only to explore all the pretty makeup, but also to admire the decor. How cool is this headboard? Especially if you like cats!
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The Too Faced Sweet Peach palette is pretty as a picture and really caught my eye. I particularly liked the lighter shades and don't really have anything similar in my collection. Another one for the list!

Debenhams Beauty Press Day - SS16 6 - Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette

I also loved the Urban Decay Beached Bronzers and Afterglow Highlighters. The shades and packaging are equally stunning.
 Debenhams Beauty Press Day - SS16 7 - Urban Decay Beached Bronzer

Debenhams Beauty Press Day - SS16 8 - Urban Decay Beached Bronzer

Debenhams Beauty Press Day - SS16 9 - Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter

Debenhams Beauty Press Day - SS16 10 - Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter

Besides luxe bedrooms and lounge areas, there were also bathrooms. Stunning marble bathrooms, to be precise, with free standing tubs decorated with flowers. This one looked so inviting, but you'll be happy to know that I resisted the temptation to jump in. It wouldn't have been appropriate with all those people walking around, now would it? And the water would probably have been quite cold.

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On the side, a choice of perfumes to spritz on after your bath. I absolutely loved the Vince Camuto Capri fragrance, in the blue bottle at the front with the fancy silver lid. It's fresh, floral, light, conjures up images of yachts on blue oceans and is perfect for spring and summer. And isn't the packaging exquisite?!

Debenhams Beauty Press Day - SS16 12 - Vince Camuto Capri Perfume

And of course there was more super pretty makeup to admire, this time from Illamasqua and Clinique.

Debenhams Beauty Press Day - SS16 13 - Illamasqua

Debenhams Beauty Press Day - SS16 14 - Clinique

Debenhams Beauty Press Day - SS16 15 - Clinique

Now, what do you think happens when you put three bloggers in front of a mirror with a marble backdrop?

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Yep, that! A brilliant day was made even better when I bumped into Renata and Alina. Having like-minded people to coo over the makeup with and share a sandwich with afterwards really is the icing on the cake when it comes to events like this, and I had so much fun chatting and giggling with these two lovely ladies.

Another bedroom, another fabulous headboard!

Debenhams Beauty Press Day - SS16 17

Debenhams Beauty Press Day - SS16 18

And another marble bathroom, this time with some very lovely looking Estee Lauder products. 

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Debenhams Beauty Press Day - SS16 20 - Estee Lauder

This is Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush in Witty Peach. Isn't it a thing of beauty? It makes me think of summer sunsets. I think I need it.

Debenhams Beauty Press Day - SS16 21 - Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush in Witty Peach

A mantelpiece full of YSL Touche Eclat foundations, recently re-formulated. I was colour matched for a sample of this and can't wait to give it a try.

Debenhams Beauty Press Day - SS16 22 - YSL Touche Eclat Foundation

As for this Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer in 05... well, just look at it!

Debenhams Beauty Press Day - SS16 23 - Guerlain

Debenhams Beauty Press Day - SS16 24 - Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer in 05

I could go on and on. This was such a fabulous event, positively dripping with beautiful products, and I'm so grateful to Debenhams for inviting me. Meanwhile, the contents of the goodie bag should keep me going in blog posts for some time to come! So incredibly generous.

Debenhams Beauty Press Day - SS16 25 - Goodie bag

Have you tried any of these products? And if not, which would you like to try the most?

Kate x
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  1. they look absolutely gorgeous! x

    jess x | wellwellgirls.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Jess! It really was set out beautifully. X

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  2. Now that looks like a lovely event. I would try one of each and then the bath tub, I guess.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Sounds like an excellent plan! X

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  3. Love your photos hun :) you took some great shots. It was so lovely meeting you in person after all this time of following each other's blogs. Hope you're enjoying the goodies x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. Likewise Alina! I certainly am - what an amazing selection we got! X

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  4. Such an amazing press event! The hotel looks amazing! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    1. It really was - would love to stay there! x

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  5. So many amazing products and brands, glad you ladies had a good time :)

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    1. Thanks Hanh, we certainly did! x

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  6. Beautiful photos! It was really fun being at the event with you and Alina. I had a great time. :) x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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    1. Me too! Hope we get to go to another one together soon. x

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  7. looks like such a fun event
    have a nice weekend love x

    Stefanie | Casualllyawkward | Bloglovin'

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  8. Love that picture of your three lovelies together! I am lusting after UD Afterglow highlighter, my hand is itching to click 'add to basket' at Sephora website.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Thanks Shireen! I know the feeling, I keep thinking about that highlighter too! x

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  9. Looks like a stunning venue & a really great event! What a goodie bag!! xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. It was such a great event and the goodie bag really was the icing on the cake! x

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  10. This event looks like a total dream! I really want to try that Toofaced palette xx
    www.britishmermaid.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It was Cara! The Toofaced palette looks amazing doesn't it?! x

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  11. I love all of these cosmetics! How fun! =)

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  12. Wow it looks like such a cool event! Those essie polishes are so perfect for spring. The urban decay highlighter looks so pretty :)

    Mili

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    1. It really was. I know, I want all the Essie nail polishes! x

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  13. Aww I'm so sad I missed you ladies at the press day, would've been lovely to chat. It was such a gorgeous display (and hotel) wasn't it, I would verrrrry much like to live there ;)

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
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    1. Would have been so lovely to have met you Elle! Hopefully at another event. Yes I could move into that place quite happily! x

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  14. I love your photos, you really captured the beauty of the event!!! And those Essie nail polishes, lovely colours! :)

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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    1. Thanks so much! The Essie polishes are gorgeous aren't they?!

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  15. This sounds like such a fun event!! And I love that sunset blush too!

    http://thecourtneydiaries.com

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    1. Thanks Courtney! I know - almost too pretty to use! x

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  16. It is excacly like you mentioned! The paradise for every beauty lover! Now I want yo go shopping! ^_^
    http://london-vibes.blogspot.gr/

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  17. What a great event! I love all of the decor in that hotel -- especially those headboards and those gorgeous bathtubs. I can certainly see why you have a lot of beauty products on your wish list at the moment!

    www.livinginsteil.com
    Vanessa

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    1. The hotel is beautiful, for sure. As for my wishlist, I don't think it will ever end! x

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  18. I loved the look of this press event! such an awesome idea having it in a hotel suite! I was following Frock Me I'm Famous on Snapchat and seen it all then, so beautiful! I LOVE the peach palette, and I am obsessing over the UD bronzers, I so need them in my life! Love your blog btw, now following on BL too :)

    http://www.makeerinover.co.uk

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  19. This looks like such a fun event! I'd totally go crazy for all of these products!

    Stephanie ● Sartorial Diner

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  20. Loving the colors of the nail polish!
    http://sepatuholig.blogspot.com
    instagram.com/grace_njio

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  21. This looks like such a fab day!! what a great way to see new products! xx

    www.rockonholly.com

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