Been following my Insta this last year?
2017 was a funny old year for me, wasn’t it?
I started this year with ALL the positive thoughts and an open heart. My resolution this year was to do more of the things I enjoy with people that make me happy. I’m bloody rocking it this year if I do say so myself.
I got invited along to Meadowhalls Galentine’s event (#MHgalentines) a couple of weeks back. If you are unfamiliar with ‘Galentines’ let me fill you in…
‘Galentines Day’ is an unofficial holiday celebrated on Feb 13th with all your gal pals. It was originally taken from an episode of the American sitcom, Parks and Recreation.
Women celebrating women, girls celebrating girls. Think ‘Hoes before Bros’.
Sound familiar? Well, we can use it too lads.
Anyway, I took along my lovely Aussie friend Prue (House Of Skirt) to celebrate with some fellow Sheffield Bloggers. We first stopped off at Giraffe for cocktails, only one for me because ya know, responsible mother over here.
Jokes, I was driving!
Th Espresso Martini will forever get my vote and it tasted even more amazing having not had a coffee since November. I know, who am I?
Next on the agenda was Wagamama. I was really looking forward to this…
- Because FOOD and 2. because I hadn’t tried anything from the vegan menu yet.
I opted for the Yasai steamed Gyoza because whenever I eat Japanese I order Gyoza, they are my weakness and are so bloody comforting. I then had the Yasai Pad-thai garnished with fried shallots, peanuts, mint, coriander, and fresh lime.
If a dish has peanuts, I am all over it.
I washed it all down with the ‘positive juice’ in keeping with all the PMA vibes I’ve got going on currently.
Next up we were invited for a make-up lesson at Urban Decay which I was particularly excited for as a long-standing lover of the brand.
Urban Decay, unfortunately, isn’t entirely vegan just yet but they are completely cruelty-free and it does sound like they are working on it becoming more vegan-friendly.
Here’s what they have to say about it on their website…
‘Urban Decay is a cruelty-free brand and is committed to ending animal testing. We do not test our products on animals, nor do we allow others to test on our behalf. Additionally, we require our suppliers to certify that the raw materials used in the manufacture of our products are not tested on animals. Our Brand is certified by both PETA and The Leaping Bunny Program (CCIC) as cruelty-free.’
‘Urban Decay certifies that our products marked vegan do not contain any animal-derived ingredients. Please note that within a product category, such as Eyeshadows, some shades will be marked as vegan, and others will not. We have an ongoing initiative with our laboratories to not only create shades (and entire product lines) that are vegan from the start but also to identify which of our non-vegan products can be converted. In many situations, plant-derived or synthetic alternatives to animal-derived ingredients become available. As long as we can deliver the same high-quality products with rich Colour and texture, we will convert that product to 100% vegan ingredients, so be on the lookout for new offerings.’
We were given goodie bags (awesome ones may I add) complete with a few of my favourites.
The Naked 2 palette (I know, right?) that I did already have BUT after Ray kindly threw it down the stairs and smashed it to pieces it kind of became redundant so I’m super excited to get that all upon my face again.
Perversion mascara, a 24/7 glide on eye pencil in the shade ‘PUSH’ and also an eyeshadow primer potion in minor sin which is my holy grail UD product.
We were then talked through a soft smokey eye look using the Naked 2 palette of course and shown how to create beautiful glowing, dewy skin using the new Drop Shot mix-in facial oil.
Urban Decay also very kindly offered one of my readers to go and have their make-up done at the Meadowhall store. Head over to my Instagram HERE to find out how you can enter the competition.
Thanks for another mega event Meadowhall.
You Rock 🤘🏻