When the girls get together, there is often little time for silence. It’s my favourite thing about friends – the constant chat, generally with food in hand, catching up on all life’s trials and new opportunities. I don’t know about you but unless I set aside time, life gets busy and my friendships end up a text chat.
So of course I have the perfect t remedy for that;). In fact, it’s the perfect place for you to have that much needed catch up (over some delicious snacks) and get a little bonus make up session thrown in too!
Admittedly, I don’t love Afternoon Tea. I love the idea of it, and of course, as mentioned, the get together, but the actual food doesn’t really appeal to me. I am a lover of savoury food so the sweet layer is wasted on me, I’m not even interested in the take home box! So for me to recommend an Afternoon Tea is a big ask…and I’m recommending this one! From the milkshake to begin, to the perfect chocolate brownie at the end (and a bonus glass of champagne in the middle!), this Afternoon Tea provided balance – you came away feeling full but not too full, and even though I only had the one sweet thing…well, that’s what friends are for;)
We made our booking for 1.30pm, just enough time to enjoy each part of the Afternoon Tea with lots of coffee refills, a quick refresh at the ladies in between, and then off to claim a seat at the make up masterclass.
The first class required two volunteers – one day and one night. The girls took us through step by step, introducing us to new products each time. The second class had one volunteer and while one make up artist chatted his way through the products, bringing them around to demonstrate, the other applied to the model. Personal preference – I liked the first method as I feel I learned more strategies for application and could ask the MUA’s questions in between. My mum, who was with me the second time, liked how she got to chat about the products as they came around and explore them a little more independently. The make up artists are all from the beauty department In House of Fraser, so you can and speak to them individually at any time too.
Of course there is no obligation to buy any products (not that you can do this at the session anyway), but both times, we went to the counters in House of Fraser for a browse and finally, a shop! Within the package offered this time, you receive a £10 voucher to spend with Benefit.
Looking to get together with the girls, or a much needed catch up with your mum? This Saturday (22 July) from 1pm-5pm, Malmaison is having another afternoon tea – forget the texts and the social media and get together for a catch up with friends – I would definitely recommend!