Thursday, 22 August 2013

Birchbox & InStyle Summer Nights Cocktail Party

Birchbox Instyle Summer Nights Cocktail Party Invite

As a subscriber to Birchbox, a few weeks ago I received an invitation to a Summer Nights Cocktail party to celebrate their collaboration with InStyle for their latest beauty box. I responded as soon as I saw the mail but unfortunately I was too late and was put on the waiting list. Anyway, the day of the party eventually rolled around and I get an email that afternoon to say a spot has opened for me, so of course I said yes!

It was held in St. Martin's Lane hotel near Covent Garden, the room filled with nail polish and cocktails - definitely my kind of party! They served red and white wine and their own 'Birchini' cocktails, which were fruity and absolutely delicious - you can find the recipe at the end of this post. I got booked in for a manicure with the Pamperpuff Girls, a mobile pampering service. There was a great range of colours and brands to chose from but I eventually settled on the beautiful 'Turned up Turqouise' by China Glaze.

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It was great getting to meet a mix of some of the companies that were there and also getting to speak with some fellow beauty lovers and Birchbox subscribers.

Upon leaving I was given a goody (tote) bag, which held a Birchbox beach towel, a copy of InStyle magazine, ColorClub nail polish in 'Reddy or Not' - a vibrant red shade, a bottle of Molten Brown Pink Pepperpod body wash, a bag of Propercorn and lastly a compact mirror. A great match for the Summer Nights theme.
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Thanks to all involved, I had a really fun evening!

Enjoy a Birchini cocktail:
80ml Zubrowka vodka (bison grass flavoured vodka)
30ml Creme de Mure
30ml Chambord
1/4 lime
2-3 teaspoons of brown sugar
2 crushed blackberries

Add crushed ice. Shake it. Add some soda to top it off and a blackberry to decorate (recipe supplied by Birchbox).

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