The week before I went on holiday I was invited to the Quadrant Shopping Centre in the heart of Swansea to have a taste of their unique shopping experience. Now I can only apologise for the delay but obviously building sand castles, splish splashing in the pool & trying to catch a tan whilst pushing Lily in the pram got in the way of me sharing that morning with you all, so here it goes…
I was very excited as I’d been booked in for a make-up masterclass with No7 at Boots, a brand I’d never used before and as many of you will know I’ve been trying to re-focus on self care over the last couple of months so I was looking forward to the pamper time.
I arrived at the Quadrant just after 9am when it opened to squeeze in a quick look around the shops first and I found this stunning blouse in Newlook which I think is the perfect summer staple and it comes in eight other colours. I love the brighter blue shade too and they’re both now on sale for £10.00.
At 10am I headed to the No7 counter within Boots for my appointment and I was greeted by the two loveliest ladies Yas & Sue, they felt like old friends. They made me feel so relaxed and at ease and we chatted non-stop for the whole hour.
Yas began the make-up masterclass by enquiring as to how I like my make-up – quite dramatic or more natural? I explained that my day to day my make-up is very natural but as I was about to go on holiday I asked for a bronzed look that would work for the evenings with a pop of colour on the lips rather than my usual nude.
Yas started by cleansing my face with the No7 Revitalising Micellar Water which smelt so fresh & left my skin feeling super clean & nourished. I told her I was naughty as my usual skin care routine comprises a baby wipe and a blob of Nivea. She was so knowledgeable and advised that she uses the No7 Beautiful Skin Foaming Cleanser at the end of the day to remove her make-up quickly without fuss, something I need to look into.
She used the No7 Airbrush Away Primer as a base which smoothed out my pores, which do seem to be getting more noticeable as I get older (rolls eyes) & finished the look with a beautiful bright lip & a slick of translucent lip gloss which she applied just to the centre of my lips to give the appearance of a fuller lip, a great tip that I’ll be using in future.
Before I left they gave me some lovely some treats for me to try out at home, including one of their Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum Boost Sheet Masks which I was hoping to use on holiday but as I’m sure many of you will know – evenings on holiday with a toddler don’t always go to plan so I’m hoping to have some pamper time this weekend, I’ll keep you posted on my Instagram stories @jane_copeland.
So the part I’m sure you’ve been waiting for; my before and after shots. The result was exactly what I asked for and I was really pleased.
Thank you ladies for such a lovely morning! You can book a make-up Masterclass at your local No7 counter by clicking here.
To end my morning I stopped by the new Krispy Kreme Cafe, located just outside the entrance to Debenhams. I went for the Strawberry Glazed ring doughnut & a black Americano with vanilla syrup, not the most pre-Ibiza friendly snack but it was SO delicious and didn’t last long. I also have to say the coffee was really good, I’ll definitely be stopping by again soon to get my caffeine fix.
Thanks for reading & happy shopping!
P.s If you join Friends Of Krispy Kreme you get your first doughnut free & special treats on your birthday each year.
P.p.s No7 products are currently part of a 3 for 2 offer at Boots so run!!
For more information and a full list of the shops within the Quadrant visit their website.
Full list of No7 products used;
No7 Revitalising Micellar Water
No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum
No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Day Cream
No7 Stay Perfect Eye shadow Palette in Nude
No7 Beautiful Eyebrow Sculpting Pencil in Brown
No7 Stay Perfect Foundation in Warm Beige
No7 Airbrush Away Finishing Powder
No7 Matchmade Bronzer in Caramel
No7 Precision Lip Liner in Paprika
No7 Moisture Drench Lipstick in Sweet Copper
No7 High Shine Gloss in Translucent