Monday, 7 October 2013

The 'Deen Scene: Union Square Aberdeen Fashion Fix

A note from Joelle... 

♫ ♪ 'What Doesn't Kill You' - Jake Bugg ♫ ♪

What a day it's been! I had a great catch up with Aberdonian bloggers Laura, Ashley, Rachel, Eifa and Amey and also got to hang out with the amazing Ashley and Rebeccah from Wire PR. It's always an absolute pleasure being able to hang out with the Aberdeen blogger girls!! 
I had an appointment this morning so missed out on the backstage/styling activities. But click on either Laura, Ashley, Amey, Efia or Rachel's names at the top and you can read all about it on their blogs!

*** Sorry about the picture quality! My new camera decided to die on me this morning, so had no choice but to use my  dodgy old one!

The Show
I got to join the girls for a viewing of the latest High Street collections on the ground floor of Union Square.
I arrived late, so missed a bit of it, but I saw loads of shops showcase their Autumn/Winter designs on the runway! New Look, AB10, River Island, Penguin, Zara, Topshop and loads more brands showed off the latest trends such as faux fur, block colours, midi skirts, etc.
And here's the cool thing, the models on the catwalk were real employees of the store! So cool, right!?

Zizzi
Wow, wow, wow!! I have been to Zizzi before, but this was a totally different experience! Our starters were 'Rustica' themed and were served on wooden panels. Panel and Panel of mozzarella, prosciutto and greens landed on our table and I was doing my best to keep up (and look ladylike and the same time!).
YUM!
I am usually sooooo boring when it comes to pizza toppings: usually just pepperoni or cheese for me. But I tried, prawns, goat's cheese, potato, rocket and courgette and LOVED IT!
I will be bringing my friends back so they can experience Pizza Heaven too! 
What's also great is that at Zizzi, you can see your food being made in the kitchen. You see the charisma and banter between the chefs and waiters and it's such a lovely atmosphere. Not forgetting to delicious food! 

The Spa
The next stop was Pure Spa where we were treated to back massages! 
The staff are so friendly and warm and they really put me at ease before my massage. My skin is uber sensitive, so I was a bit worried that my back would ache afterwards. I was so wrong! It was the most relaxed I have ever been and most of the tense knots in my back where gone after just 20 minutes! 
I honestly could not stop smiling afterwards, as I felt so much better and free of tension! 
I was so happy to learn that they do student discounts! Before the exam season, you'll know where to find me! I'll also be booking a Diamond Peel Facial soon too!
There is a Pure Span in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh and I cannot recommend their treatments enough!
Bubbles before our massages! 
The Makeover
Amey, Rachel and I were then whisked to Boots where we had our makeup done! I am terrible at doing my eye makeup, so headed over to the Estee Lauder counter where I learnt about the  best colours for my complexion and skin tone.
The lovely L from Estee Lauder did my makeup!


Amey and Rachel got their makeovers done at Benefit and look amazing! I had a little snoop round the Benefit counter and discovered the nicest smelling perfume ever! And I have just run out of my Roberto Cavalli, so was tempted to buy it on the spot!

The Cocktails
Our last stop was at Las Iguanas, where Amey, Ashley, Rebeccah and I sipped on fruity cocktails and munched on nachos as we chatted some more and talked about our highlights of the day, as well as our blogging journey.
Nachos loaded with beans, cheese, salsa, jalapenos, guacamole, sour cream and minced beef!
Ashley and went for the strawberry cocktail, which was ah-mazing and Amey and Rebeccah went for the mango, which look lovely too!
Pour it up!!

What a jam packed day!! I want to say a massive thanks to Ashley and Rebeccah from Wire Media who are the most amazing girls ever! Would love to come and hang out with them in Glasgow some time! Also a huge thanks to Aberdeen Union Square who really do go above and beyond to enhance the shopping experience!
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