Aussie Pamper Evening last Saturday at Bad Apple Hair in Birmingham. I have had a bit of a rough time lately so a bit of relaxation and pampering seemed like the perfect tonic! I know a few others have written about Aussie recently, but this in my story of the day- shopping, doughnuts and hair :)
I invited my mum and a friend called Vicky. Unfortunately my mum had something come up very late notice and had to pull out. I had a bit of a commute but left home extra early as I wanted to find the salon in good time. It was very close to New Street Station and I found it very easily.
It was so hard finding ways to kill time pre-event in Birmingham city centre. I wandered up and down New Street 20 times... Just joking! I am not that mad!! First port of call was House of Fraser as I have a gift card and wanted to check out the Homeware Department. Of course I just had to go through the beauty counters and it would have just been too rude not to stop.....
It was your average Saturday afternoon. Quite a few young girls messing around with no intention of buying which meant I couldnt get near the Benefit counter for swatches. I managed to scope out a few other products before headign up to the homeware where nothing caught my eye. It all seemed large furniture, and not many smaller accessories. I did not want to carry furniture around all day!
After this I dipped in and out shops visiting Superdrug to view the Sleek palettes (which are not in my local Superdrug yet), Mac and the Bullring. At the latter I just had to purchase a krispie kreme doughnut for the train ride home. I'll do a seperate post on my purchases- not the doughtnuts though. All gone..sorry!!.
So off to Bad Apple Hair We were greeted by the lovely Lydia and Emma from 1000 heads and a glass of bubbly. This was all I needed to relax!
My stylist was Katie, who was very friendly, chatty and lovely. She instantly looked at my faceshape and hair and made a few recommendations- exactly what I want from a hairdresser. I felt very safe in her hands. My hair hasnt been cut for at least 6 months, but she gave me a few bits of advice for my next cut (which was today!).
Emily then took me to wash my hair with Aussie products. Sometimes I find having my hair washed can be uncomfortable, but I zoned out a few times which shows that I was relaxed! Her massage was very relaxing and I could have quite happily of sat therer for another twenty minutes! I also liked the way she wrapped my hair in a towel. It sounds a bit odd, but she sort of folded it and tucked it. Anyway, I am used to having to hold my own towel on my head, or having a twisted turban- or even no towel in some occassions! She used Lucious Long 3 Minute Miracle and Lucious Long Shampoo. It smelt really good!
So off to drink more bubbly, eat great food and chat to all the other bloggers and guests. All too soon I had to go and catch my train. On the way home I ate my doughnuts while hiding from the drunk people trying to instigate a singalong to Total Eclipse of the Heart (Bonnie Tyler).
My boyfirend told me that I looked like I should be in Hollyoaks. I think that is his way of paying me a compliment rather than saying I'm a drama queen!! I hope.
My hair really kept the curl and shine the next day. I felt really pampered and lifted. If anyone is near Birmingham then I would checkout the bad apple website if you want a bit of pampering!
Thanks to Emily, Katie, Lydia and Emma for making me feel special!
BTW: Top and Cardi Topshop. Necklace vintage. Makeup is a mixture of Bodyshop, Mac, Bourjois and Estee Lauder (not that you can see!).