What I’ve been up to last week….

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Happy Monday loves!

My previous ‘what I’ve been up to last week’ post did really well so I thought I would do another one this week. It’s always fun to see what bloggers are getting up to and what’s new in the bloggersphere.

Last week was very hectic for me, as much as I love attending events I’m struggling to balance my full-time job with blogging commitments and as a result end up tired, exhausted and run-down for the duration of the week.

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Benefit Cosmetics Brow Launch – my week started on Wednesday when I visited the Good Ship Benefit for the first time. For anyone who doesn’t have a clue what I’m talking about, Benefit has rented a boat along the Embankment for a few months, where members of the general public can dine in one of the many restaurants on board, practice yoga on the roof deck or attend events. You may have noticed that Benefit flew a variety of influencers to Las Vegas recently for the reveal of the new brow collection (obviously I wasn’t one of them lol) but the UK launch was just as good (minus the sun and all the gambling). I got the chance to meet the team, catch up with blogging friends and of course test out all the new products (16 to be precise) in the brow collection.

New Look Press Day – the first press day of the week I attended. I bumped into my gal pal Vickys beauty on the way and we explored the new collection together. The set-up was amazing and they even had a kitchen upstairs serving food and cocktails (something I’ve never seen at a press day before).

Kurt Geiger Press Day – on Thursday I made my way over to Farringdon to visit the Kurt Geiger HQ for their press day. The staff were lovely and the new collection of accessories were jaw-dropping! I’m a huge fan of their shoes so I’m looking forward to the new collection of boots.

Matalan Press Day – a brand I’m not too familiar with (tbh I’ve never stepped foot inside Matalan in my life) so it was fun learning about the brand. I made some lovely new blogger friends and the new collection looked fab!

Debenhams Press Day – I know I’ve mentioned this countless times already but anything in relation to Debenhams just takes me back to my student days when I used to work for the brand. It’s always lovely catching up with the PR team and I always forget how overwhelming their collections are as they stock so many different brands. This was by far the biggest press day I’ve attended this year, the venue alone was outstanding and the home ware was definitely my favourite! I also ran into the beautiful Becca Rose (not at all relevant but I’ve been a huge fan of hers for years so to finally meet her was the highlight of my day hehe).

If you’re really intrigued by what I got up to and want to see it all in live action (I’m sure you don’t) but I managed to vlog it all for my YouTube channel so take a look here.

Have a lovely start to the week!

  • http://www.enclothedcognition.blogspot.com Keri H

    Wow, looks like you have been having a lot of fun 😛 And I am digging that phone case so much!

    Enclothed Cognition/Bloglovin

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thanks Keri, it’s fab isn’t it?

  • Lindsey

    great post! that phone case is nice!
    http://www.portiastylebook.com

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thanks Lindsey! 🙂

  • thefashionfolks

    Sounds like you had a fun week! Love your pink jacket btw, looks so chic! Xx

    http://www.thefashionfolks.com

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      It’s a pink top layered underneath my brown cape. 🙂

  • Candace

    Sounds you had an eventful week! I wish we had events like those in Louisiana. I have to travel to attend stuff like that 🙁

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com/in-living-color/

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Hearing things like this makes me realise how lucky I am to live in London! Seems like everything happens in NYC & L.A. in the US. x

  • Molly Hogan

    Great post! Sounds like the best week!

    XO
    Molly
    http://www.trendychickadee.com

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      It was Molly! 🙂

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      It was Molly! 🙂

  • Ellie Adams

    So lovely to see you last week hun, your brows definitely looked on fleek after 😉

    Elle
    http://www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Aww thank you babe! Hope to see you again very soon! 🙂 x

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Aww thank you babe! Hope to see you again very soon! 🙂 x

  • http://themayden.com MAY CHO

    Ooh, didn’t know that Benefit rented a ship. That sounds pretty extravagant but amazing at the same time? It looks like you had such a fun-filled week!

    MAY | http://WWW.THEMAYDEN.COM

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      You’re right, it’s extremely extravagant! Their marketing budget must be insane!

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      You’re right, it’s extremely extravagant! Their marketing budget must be insane!

  • http://www.straightastyleblog.com/ Amy Ann Arnold

    Wow, you’ve been busy! It all sounds really fun.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      It was Amy! 🙂

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      It was Amy! 🙂

  • http://thedanieloriginals.com Daniel Poon
    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thanks Daniel! 🙂

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thanks Daniel! 🙂

  • Emily

    Omg.. so many events! Sounds like a fun and busy week!
    x Emily
    http://shedoes.com.au

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      It was Emily! 🙂

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      It was Emily! 🙂

  • http://www.visionsofvogue.com/ Visions of Vogue

    The struggle is read! I also balance blogging and a full time career!

    Jenna from http://www.visionsofvogue.com

  • http://www.visionsofvogue.com/ Visions of Vogue

    The struggle is read! I also balance blogging and a full time career!

    Jenna from http://www.visionsofvogue.com

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Isn’t it so difficult?? 🙁

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Isn’t it so difficult?? 🙁

  • http://glitzaliciousgifts.blogspot.co.uk/ Glitz

    Super busy! Please don’t burn out. For myself I found the more busy I am, the more I can do but when I’m not so busy, I can’t seem to get @&)!; done! Anyway, love your pink top and Pink lipstick to match.

    I’m just getting my blogging legs, come visit me to. X
    Glitzaliciousgifts.blogspot.com

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thanks babe, hopefully I don’t burn out! x

  • http://www.themiddlecloset.com Hailey

    I feel ya with the “balance” part… I have to remind myself why I blog (because I love it) and what my goals are. Do I want to ever go full-time? No (personally). It eases up on my stress and helps me remember why I started it in the first place. Always love your posts!

    Hailey
    http://www.themiddlecloset.com

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Wow I’m very surprised to hear that Hailey because your blog & IG is doing so well! For me I would love to go full time eventually, I really need flexibility with my working schedule, which working 9-6 doesn’t give you. 🙁