Elizabeth Arden Beauty Event at Debenhams, Bullring

Anyone who knows me well, knows that I am a huge fan of Elizabeth Arden products. I am never without a tube of Eight Hour Cream, something I’ve used for everything from sunburnt shoulders, dry skin, cracked lips and even to put on cheekbones to accentuate them. This product from Elizabeth Arden is getting on for a hundred years old and is still just amazing.

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant 50ml £26 click to visit Debenhams

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant 50ml £26 click to visit Debenhams

Last week I was invited to a beauty event and preview with Elizabeth Arden at the Debenhams situated in Birmingham’s Bullring. It was a lovely event – a chance to catch up with blogging friends and meet some new faces, an opportunity to try some of the latest in beauty technology, and to check out some of Elizabeth Arden’s newest products and colours. Oh, and did I mention there was Bucks Fizz too?

DSCN8751I started off the session with a skin consultation with a difference. This was a skin scan, using the latest beauty technology. The scanner was placed over the skin and measured your problem areas, which you were then told the correct products to address these. My dry skin was again my main issue, but I was very happy to be told the elasticity of my skin was excellent, so good in fact, that the beautician did the scan twice to check the result. Serum and exfoliation were the key to tackling my problems, and has I have just started using serum as part of my daily routine, I hope this will be addressed pretty quickly.

Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Optimizing Skin Serum 30ml £39 click to visit Debenhams

Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Optimizing Skin Serum 30ml £39 click to visit Debenhams


The Skin Scanner.

Next was a colour consultation. This was concerned with the perfect foundation shade for your skin, depending on skin tone, and the type of coverage you preferred. I only like a light coverage, hating heavy foundations, and the scanner found a perfect blend for me. This was bisque in the flawless finish mousse foundation.


My preferred shade was bisque.

I was also treated to a neck and shoulder massage using the Ceramide gold ultra restorative capsules. This not only felt amazing, so super relaxing, but I was shocked by the accuracy of the masseuse telling me that:-

1. I was dehydrated that day and she could feel it in the skin on my neck. (True)

2. There was a knot of tension in the middle of my shoulder blades. (Also true, I hadn’t been able to sleep comfortably because of it for a few days.)

The relaxing massage was just what I needed and I totally enjoyed it.



This was so good – despite the look on my face!


 The new colours in the Elizabeth Arden make up range are something very special. In particular, I love the purple shades in the plum eye quad, so pretty!

DSCN8734DSCN8735It was a really fantastic night of beauty, and I was super impressed with both the products on display, and the new technology that was used. If all that wasn’t enough, we also left with a rather lovely goodie bag.


Debenhams Spring Beauty Event

On Saturday I went along to the lovely branch of Debenhams based at Intu Merry Hill for a very special beauty and pampering event. Taking my own mom along for the afternoon, we were treated to pampering, fragrance and insights into some of the best known beauty brands stocked at Debenhams. It was a whole lot of fun and a truly lovely experience.

We started with a session at one of my fave skincare brands, Elemis. I love Elemis, using lots of their products in my skincare regime, from the new cleansing balm, to the hero product Pro Collagen Marine Cream. Unfortunately, I had a skin break out on Saturday (damn hormones!). This had taken a lot of covering with make-up, and my skin was feeling really sore, so I was not able to partake in a mini facial. But my mom jumped at the opportunity, which left her skin feeling super soft and glowing.


Lovely Elemis products






This product is amazing!

Elemis must haves

Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm 100ml £35.55 click to visit Debenhams

Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm 100ml £35.55 

Time For You Skincare Collection Gift Set £35.10 click to visit Debenhams

Time For You Skincare Collection Gift Set 

Skin and Body Wonders Gift Set £19.35 clicks to visit Debenhams

Skin and Body Wonders Gift Set £19.35 

The second session we attended was Lipology by Elizabeth Arden. As you can probably guess, this was a session dedicated to the care of the lips – an area often much neglected in our beauty regimes. We started with another hero product, the Eight Hour nourishing lip balm, a product I know and love, which leaves lips feeling really soft. We were also given some great beauty tips – including adding lip brushing to your beauty regime, using an old, clean mascara brush to gently brush dead skin off the lips – something I’ve never done before, but was really impressed with the results. Once the lips had been brushed and buffed, it was time to add some colour. I chose Coral Kiss lip gloss, which is a lovely, soft coral shade. This is one product I will definitely be adding to my make-up bag.


Love this product.



Loving the new lip colour.


My chosen colour.

Elizabeth Arden key picks

Eight Hour® Nourishing Lip Balm SPF 20 (14.8ml) £16.20 click to visit Debenhams

Eight Hour® Nourishing Lip Balm SPF 20 (14.8ml) 

Eight Hour® Cream Protectant Set £26.10 click to visit Debenhams

Eight Hour® Cream Protectant Set 

Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Lip Gloss £15.30 click to visit Debenhams

Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Lip Gloss 

The final session we attended was for fragrance, showcasing the latest scents from Juicy Couture – Couture LaLa and Malibu. A fun quiz showed us which new Juicy fragrance was most suited to our personalities, to be honest my test suggested the fruity Malibu, but I prefered LaLa, which is similar to the original Juicy fragrance (which I love!). We then tried to guess the top notes through eating flavoured jellybeans – I was frankly useless, only guessing orange and watermelon. Finally we got chance to test some of the fragrances, and were given a bag full of samples and perfumes to enjoy at home.

Viva La Juicy Eau de Parfum 30ml £31.50 click to visit Debenhams

Viva La Juicy Eau de Parfum 30ml

Juicy Couture Malibu Eau de Toilette 75ml £31.33 click to visit Debenhams

Juicy Couture Malibu Eau de Toilette 75ml

It was a wonderful afternoon, and I would like to thank the staff of Debenhams Merry Hill for looking after us, and Alex Mansell of Waa for the invitation.


Debenhams offer

As part of the Summer Spectacular, Debenhams are currently offering 10% off all beauty and fragrance. Click here to visit Debenhams website.



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