I was honoured to be invited as a guest of Creative Academy Manchester to the Liverpool Fashion and Beauty Awards held at the Crowne Plaza Liverpool last night. They were sponsoring two awards, Best Nail Technician and Best Make Up Artist.
I actually can't tell you how long it took me to decide on an outfit, I'm glad that I had a couple of months notice and typical of the crazy weather it decided to be a scorching afternoon and rain as I left the house, a complete nightmare!
Julia had arranged a party bus to the venue which was fantastic. I'm 29 years old and haven't been on one before so I sat happily in my floor length dress with Julia and the ladies as well as Divine By Design, drinking fizz on our way and enjoying music provided by a DJ at the front!
Lauren & Dawn
The evening was organised perfectly with a starter and some entertainment, some awards, the main meal, entertainment again, more awards and then dessert, entertainment and the final section of awards. The food was truly beautiful (and hot, don't you just hate cold food?!) and since I can be a fussy eater, I was delighted to see it was all exactly what I would have picked!
Amongst the many awards were Best Male Model, Best Female Model. Best High Street Brand and Best Skincare Product. Stacey Melia (Independent Woman, Huyton) won Best Beauty Salon along with Tevra Shindler who won Best Nail Technician.
Stacey Melia & Julia Moran
Julia presented the award for Best Beauty Treatment which went to Mesotherapy at Glamorous Beauty Spa.
Lucy, Dawn, Katie, Alison, Julia & Lauren
The best part was that CND Vinylux won Overall Best Beauty Product / Treatment. Natasha (Divine By Design) and myself jumped up to take photos of the ladies up there on stage.
Just like all good things, the night was over too soon and we were the last to leave. Thank you so much to Julia and the ladies for making me feel so welcome. As someone who works independently, it's nice to feel part of a team too.
Congratulations to all of the winners as well as the nominees also. There's fierce competition in this industry with so much talent so to even to be nominated is an achievement.