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Last Saturday, I lazily made my way over to London for an Aussie Angel event with a difference. Most events that I’ve been to have been crazy big events, but this event was held at the Spa at Chancery Court Hotel which was a relaxing change of scene.

After some cold soup (mango and ginger? What made it soup rather than a smoothie?), we headed into the changing room where we found stylists ready to do our hair, and baskets in the lockers with Aussie slippers, more 3 Minute Miracle (you can never have enough!) and a robe (above!)

I had an awesome massage first where I could hear my back clicking away (I really should have massages more often.) After that, I headed into the steam room with Kelly and Maria, where we tried not to burn our bums on the stone seating!

I had my hair style into a bun with a bit of a difference, it ended up looking like a cinnamon bun. Mmmm, tasty. There was a filming crew there, so we all went in individually to talk about Aussie products…I seem to giggle a lot when I’m nervous, I’m really hoping that video doesn’t appear online at all!

We ate yummy food (lots of salads and healthy things, of course) and gossiped in the relaxation room before getting to the main reason we were there. We headed into the mens changing rooms (we had the whole spa to ourselves, of course!) and were handed sunglasses to wear before we went in…

The new Aussie range is all about shine – making your hair look super shiny. I’ve been using the products for a week now, and I think my hair is a little more glossy with each use. The new range uses pearl extracts and ginseng to give your hair a new look, and contains peach, raspberry and strawberry extracts to give it a yummy smell. (Everyone at the event seemed to think it was a cotton candy smell, but its more fruity to me – whatever the smell is, its the usual delicious Aussie kind of smell!)

Here’s a few shots of my hair which hopefully show the new shine – in the first photo, I added some pearls on illusion string as a quick hair accessory which was super easy to make (Would you like to see a DIY for those? I was thinking of popping that up on my much neglected Tumblr account because it is just a little too easy to justify a post on its own!)

Head over to Kelly and Christina’s blogs – they’ve been posting about the event and a little more background into the new products!

Fancy winning a few little treats? Kelly, Christina and I have teamed up to have a little treasure hunt…head over to Christina’s blog post to find out how to enter!

Pinning My Hair

Aussie set their Angels a challenge recently where we were asked to pin to Pinterest things that made us think of Aussie – not just the products but everything around the brand. We were sent pinboards and a few things that were related to us (I was sent the cutest recipe book to put my own recipes in) I don’t use Pinterest, but I couldn’t resist putting together some photos from the amazing times I’ve had with Aussie.

Cupcakes and champagne have always featured at events, but more than that, the events and challenges that we’ve had have given me experiences I wouldn’t normally have had and introduced me to some of the most amazing bloggers I now call friends.

The only thing that saddened me a little when looking back at these photos is realising the people I could have been talking to much sooner instead of hiding in the corner – being shy is never good!

Thank you Aussie for the amazing times so far – I’m already looking forward to what’s next!

More More More!

Wondering how to hold a bloggers event that will be talked about for weeks afterwards? Here’s the Aussie guide:

Take one large room.

Fill it with bloggers from all over the country.

Lubricate generously with glasses of champagne

Beautiful cupcakes will get everyones attention (and be the star of many photos)

Voila! One talked about event.

I luuuuuurve these ladies, which I think you can tell by the rather special look on my face. I wonder what was being said here.

So a few weekends ago (really? THAT long ago?) before Easter, I hopped on a train to London looking much too dressed up for a Saturday morning with the usual collection of snacks (I remember when a long journey meant crisps and fizzy drinks. Now its fruit leather and mini brushetta from the M&S Count on Us range (seriously yummy low cal food) *sigh*) and soon found myself in Covent Garden trying to pop my high heels on before I got to the venue. I met up with the birthday girl Fiona at the door and we made our way in.

It was an interesting event, in that it was totally different to any of the other Aussie events I’ve been to before. I’ve been an Angel since the very start of all this and thought I knew what to expect. It’s good to be surprised though!

I could explain why Sarah and I are making S’ at each other with our hands, but I don’t think you’re cool enough to know about MASH.

Photos nabbed from the 1000Heads Flickr because I was too busy laughing like an idiot to take any photos.

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