Last week, Harvey Nichols in Birmingham was the scene of an old school beauty event, with all manner of skin and cosmetic treatments on the timetable. Beauty School dropout had a lessons in cosmetics from Benefit, Skincare from Space NK, and combined this with a tuck shop, a dress up box, and a real lesson in art from the super talented Milly Jackson. It was quite a night!
The beauty lessons were informative and interesting, with the team from Benefit giving lots of advice including the importance of wearing primer under your make-up, and great tips on how to apply liquid eyeliner. (One great idea was to practice with pencil eye-liner first, to achieve the steadier hand – this is much easier to wipe off if you make a mistake). Space NK were giving out spot prizes for swots with good answers and gave a great lesson in the use of BB Creams.
The talented fashion artist Milly Jackson was doing pencil and sharpie sketches on the night – her skill was totally amazing. Here is the sketch she did for me, possibly the worst sitter in the world as my head was constantly on the turn!
No school event would be complete without refreshments. A super cute tuck shop filled with sweet treats was very popular – who could resist fizzy colour bottles and white mice. Drinks were served in school milk bottles – very school-like, except for the fact that these contained Chambord and Vodka (which is a definite yes – even on a school night – ahem!)
With discount offers on most departments, makeovers and hair styling and demonstrations, and the chance to win a prize with every purchase by spinning the ‘Wheel of Beauty’, this was a fun-filled night for the ladies. I’m certainly looking forward to the next time ‘schools out’ at Harvey Nichols.
With huge thanks to Lisa Piddington for the invitation.