It was a great evening, catching up with a few old faces and meeting new ones. I enjoyed a couple of glasses of Prosecco, canapes and Percy Pigs (gummy/jelly sweets) - and had my nails done, all the time with Christmas songs playing and Bing Crosby's White Christmas on screen in the background.
Experts were on hand to provide hair chalking with Fudge chalks (the results I saw looked amazing), hair styling and spray tans. I didn't go for a tan, but I did speak to St Tropez tanning guru Jules Heptonstall, who is celebrity tanning and skin finishing expert on Strictly Come Dancing.
I couldn't resist: "What are they like", "Any gossip", "What about the judges, is Craig Revel Horwood as harsh as he seems, or is that just his TV character"? Alas, he would not be drawn, he was the soul of discretion and all I learned was they are all lovely people on Strictly.
He was so down to earth, not diva-ish at all, and a joy to talk to.
The evening was rounded off with a generous gift from PZ Cussons to you, my blog readers. I was asked to select a gift from around the Christmas tree to use as a giveaway on 40s Chic, which of course I was delighted to do.
And here it is - I've chosen the Ultimate Girls Night In kit, which contains Radiance Exfoliator (15ml), 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask Sachet (15ml), Spa Facial Headband, Luxury Bath Float (75ml), Body Butter (100ml), Body Scrub (50ml), Hand Cream (30ml), Spa Perfect Manicure Orange Sticks and a Spa Perfect Manicure Emery Board.
I thought it was just the thing for an evening of de-stressing among the frantic whirl of wrapping paper, shopping and Christmas prep. Share it with friends in a get together over a bottle of wine, or your daughter (Dot is so into beauty at the moment), or just pamper yourself...
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