We were split into two groups and moved upstairs to the main room, where the day's events were made clear to me: we were all being treated to makeovers that will end in us being the stars of our very own cover photo shoot.
Yes. I know. I mean, which girl hasn't dreamed of being on the cover of Cosmo?
So off we all went to get pampered. There were products galore on show, from Bioderm to Toni & Guy, Black Opal and Wet n' Wild. We all took turns getting our nails, hair and makeup done - proper pampering on the cold and gloomy day Saturday was. There was even a station by Air Optix where you could get contact lenses in for the day. I'd never done it before and I was curious so I went for it. It was a pity that with all the products on show and being used on us to achieve our looks, we couldn't actually buy any of them. What a shame because I would have maxed out my credit card right there and then in the flurry of excitement. On my "keen to try" list: Black Opal lip glosses. I'm not a lip gloss girl but ooooohh, they look so yummy.
My nails were done with Wet n Wild's nail colour in Private Viewing with a touch of glitter. (I loved it so much I bought it on my way home.) They even had a mani-cam! How cute!
I opted for loose waves to give my hair some volume. Some ooompff was later added right before my shoot by the hair stylist on set. Loved him!
My entire look was so different which was great to experience.
Once hair, make up, eyes and nails were done, we waited our turn to get tips from the beautiful (and really sweet) model Joelle Kayembe. The entire day was all gearing up to us striking a cover girl pose, so you know Cosmo had to hook us up with an expert.
*drum roll please*
Eeeek! I'm finally on a magazine cover! It think it's safe for me to say that I'm retiring from blogging, lol. Some goodies we left with included Bourjois lippie, Sorbet nail polish, fragrance and of course our very own version on the July issue of Cosmo. You couldn't feel too bad about not being a special prize winner with all of these goodies.
What a fab day it was and I believe every woman left there feeling special and like a superstar. It's definitely something I'll be looking out for again next year. Until then, I'll be perfecting my cover girl pose...