Saturday, 9 March 2013
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A couple of weeks ago my gorgeous friend and What I Bought Today founder Anneli attended Birchbox's Dinner of Discovery.

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We started out at Liverpool Street, from where we got whisked off to a secret location by pink Birchbox-themed taxis. Our secret destination? Teresa Tarmey, a gorgeous, appointment-only salon and spa on Redchurch Street in Shoreditch. The owner, Teresa not only works but lives in the space, which, by the way, is pretty impressive. The bare brick walls, masses of space and mezzanine levels make me want to pack up and move to a warehouse conversion in the 'ditch. There, we sipped on champagne in between receiving manicures and the February Birchbox, ahead of its official release. (You can see the contents at the bottom of this post.) It's also my first ever Birchbox, which is pretty exciting. If you didn't already know, Birchbox is a beauty subscription concept founded in the US. Each month, recipients get to try out lots of beauty products, from lotions and potions to new makeup and such. I like regular presents to myself, so I'm all for it.

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Afterwards, we headed to Newman St Tavern for a beautiful three-course meal with the Birchbox founders and the lovely Pure PR ladies. I have to make a note about the sticky toffee pudding - TO DIE FOR. The perfect end to a wonderful evening.

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And here is my first ever Birchbox! We also were treated to a few full-sized products from the box, and I've already become a devotee of the Bio-Fond foundation (I find a lot of foundations too orange for my yellow-toned skin and this is just perfect).

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1. Korres Fig Body Butter
2. Vichy Thermal Spa Water
3 & 7. Korres Guava Shower Gel
4. Gerda Spillmann Bio Fond Cream Foundation (Obsessed with this)
5. Nick Chavez Beverly Hills Plump n' Thick Leave-In Thickening Mist
6. Eyelash curler
8. EBoost Natural Energy Booster (perfect for post-fashion week colds and flus)

(I wore: Chanel track jacket - more on this later - Kain T-shirt, Zara boyfriend jeans, Isabel Marant Bobby sneakers, Etoile Isabel Marant pea coat and MAC Ruby Woo lipstick.)


Thanks for stopping by! Nx