Things started to get festive and exciting last night as Carnaby Street came alive with their shopping party. With more than 100 shops, restaurants and bars offering 20% discount in London’s coolest shopping destination, it was no wonder it was buzzing with excitement and joyfulness. This was the perfect opportunity to get started on that Christmas shopping whilst also enjoying a host of tasty treats and beverages.
Christmas was all around and that warm fuzzy feeling graced the air as the whole vicinity was lit up with beautiful Christmas decorations: Holographic stars, giant disco balls, shiny balloons, miniature Christmas trees, Fairy lights and confetti. We thoroughly enjoyed this inventive celebration and it was interesting to see what the various shops had on to offer.
Of course as a cosmetics brand, we were naturally drawn to the various makeup stores and thoroughly enjoyed Illamasqua’s in store event which happened to be a wild party to launch the new collection, 'Equinox'. Not only did we love the collection which features a beautiful gold leaf gel for the eyes called ‘Broken’ and ‘Radiance Veil’ a beautiful primer and illuminator which works to enhance makeup wear through moisturising formula which includes these beautiful shimmery particles for that gorgeous dewy effect.
The event itself was fun and quirky; a real party featuring dancers, a DJ and live makeup demonstrations to showcase the new collection. We couldn’t resist purchasing ‘Broken’ the perfect product to get that festive look and add sparkle to the eyes. Aside from all the in store excitement which took place here, we thoroughly enjoyed the street party with a fantastic DJ blaring out top tunes and people dancing we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the lights being turned on and the beginning of the holiday spirit.
Not to mention there was also a photo booth, live music and some very colourful performers prancing about in full-blown costumes. Think Tinsel, glitter and spandex!
With all of this seasonal joyfulness going on and festive shoppers gracing the streets, we couldn’t help but think about stocking fillers so keep your eyes peeled for our next post on some fabulous gift ideas.