Getting Ready for The Northern Blog Awards with Blow Ltd

Getting Ready for The Northern Blog Awards with Blow Ltd

When we got our tickets for the Northern Blog Awards, for which we had been shortlisted in the Twitterati category, the first things that came into our minds were dresses and shoes. What outfit will we be wearing? Once this question was solved, Kirsty chose a jumpsuit from Morgan and Corinne a maxi dress from Little Mistress, new questions popped up. What about makeup and hair?

We had been contacted by Blow LtdΒ a few months back. They are a company that offers home Β services such as makeup, hair styling & manicures. Unfortunately, we were not able to book an appointment back then. However, as we were wondering what we would do with our faces and hair, they contacted us again. What a great timing! (they must have felt something in the air!)

When we received the email, we had a moment of delighted surprise and dancing around. Then we answered with a big fat yes, telling them about our weekend plans. We then knew we’d look amazing at the Northern Blog Awards! Blow Ltd sent two of their collaborators: Stacey the hair-stylist, andΒ Claire, the makeup artist. Our first appointment was set up for 2pm (hair) and the second for 3pm (makeup).


Corinne’s Side-bun and Smokey Eye

I had a quick look at Pinterest regarding what kind of hair I wanted. As I have always loved braided hair and plaits, I decided to go for a braided crown. Unfortunately, I don’t have much hair and it is really thin, which makes it hard to create something voluminous. However, Stacey did an amazing job. She braided both sides of my head, making the plait quite loose so that they’d look big and tied them in a side bun.

Makeup was the trickiest part. I never wear makeup and when I do for nights out, I just put some eyeliner and lipstick on. I tried to explain to Claire what I wanted: nothing over the top, not to much foundation, no contouring, something rather simple but elegant and subtle. There was a precise picture in my head but I could not get words on it. Claire might have read my thoughts because she did something absolutely amazing: a makeup look that was super simple and light but so elegant and chic. Something I would have done myself if I had the skills. This makeup look was so… me! (this is how Kirsty described it when Claire finished.)

I kept on looking at myself in the mirror. The makeup was so beautiful and my hair so perfect. Putting my dress on, I let myself say out loud and repeat that that night, I looked pret-ty good!


Kirsty’s Double Braid & Bronze Smokey Eye

Like Corinne said Claire just read my mind! I’d found a few photos on Pinterest of makeup ideas I liked and wearing a dark jumpsuit with long sleeves I didn’t want dark eyes, as I didn’t want to look to gothic (like Claire said). So I told her I quite liked peachy and bronze shades, and she instantly new how she was going to do my makeup. Straight away she started rummaging through the impressive amount of makeup she had, to get a very specific Nyx pigment she wanted to use because she knew I would love it. And I did! The makeup she went for was a bronze/rose gold smokey eye, with extra glitter in the inner corner of my eye. She totally nailed it! She totally got my love for warm tones & glitter. And that red lip!? Cherry on the cake!

For my hair I already knew what I wanted, I’d also looked on Pinterest and bought a hair accessory from Claire’s Accessories to complement the hair style. I wanted to add a hair piece because I didn’t want to wear a bracelet nor a necklace as the top of my playsuit had a lot of detail already. So Stacey tarted by curling my hair to give it a bit more volume because like Corinne my hair is really thin, so quite flat. Then she did 2 braids, on each side and crossed them over to make a “double half braid crown”. I felt like a princess not going to lie…


Stacey and Claire were absolute angels. They are on time and so diligent. They listened to us and were able to create something with our poor explanations. As a matter of fact, they were able to guess our needs which make them amazing beauty artists and excellent at their jobs. We spent an amazing time being taken care of and an amazing time at the Northern Blog Award! We looked pretty good, thanks to Blow Ltd!

If you want to see more of the Northern Blog Awards you can also check out our first weekly vlog. We’ve decided to revive our Youtube channel and hope you like it!

And that’s not all! If you have a special event coming up we have a little surprise for you… You can get Β£15 pounds off your next beauty treatment by using our special discount code “CANDK”.

Have you ever tried Blow Ltd services? How did you find it? Have you already experienced such a service at home?

See you soon, love

Corinne & Kirsty

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  1. abbeylouisarose
    September 24, 2017 / 7:05 pm

    Wowww, you girls look amazing! So classy and gorgeous! I must say that I adore Kirsty’s jumpsuit, those lacy arms are stunning! I actually have a dress from Little Mistress which is exactly the same as Corinne’s, but in blue and ivory, so I totally applaud that choice too hehe! Your hair and makeup looks perfect, lucky you to have the chance to get it done professionally! This is certainly a service I want to try out!

    Abbey 😘

    • September 27, 2017 / 9:19 am

      Looks like you have great taste :p thank you for your kind words lovely x

  2. Terri
    September 24, 2017 / 7:06 pm

    Loving those outfits! You both look incredible x

  3. September 24, 2017 / 7:08 pm

    Hi, you both look very stylish I love the double braided look and your matching bows. I shall be checking out your vlog.

  4. September 24, 2017 / 7:11 pm

    I have never heard of this company but you guys look stunning! I love your bun Corinne and Kirsty, you did look like a princess!!
    Glad you had such a good time!

  5. September 24, 2017 / 7:11 pm

    You both look absolutely incredible!
    Seriously in love with Kirsty’s hair accessory! So beautiful!

    • September 27, 2017 / 9:21 am

      Thank lovely! It’s from Claire’s Accessories πŸ˜‰ x

  6. September 24, 2017 / 7:11 pm

    You both looked absolutely stunning! I love your outfits and make up so much. x

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

    • September 27, 2017 / 9:22 am

      Thank you! It was hard thing it off πŸ™ we wanted it to last forever lol x

  7. September 24, 2017 / 7:14 pm

    Oh my goodness you both look STUNNING! Wow! I’ve never heard of Blow LTD but I will definitely look it up because they sound amazing. Both of your makeup and hairstyles a beaut!
    -Olivia Xxx

    • September 27, 2017 / 9:22 am

      They really did a great job! Not that we thought they wouldn’t, but it was even better than we thought πŸ™‚ x

  8. September 24, 2017 / 7:19 pm

    This sounds like such a great service! I can definitely see how it takes the stress of not knowing what to do to get ready. You both look so beautiful and I love the hairstyles. xx

    • September 27, 2017 / 9:24 am

      It definitely took the stress away! It’ the first time we could actually relax before a night out and get things done at the same time lol x

  9. September 24, 2017 / 7:29 pm

    You both looked so beautiful! It’s so good how accommodating they were it really buts you at rest when you have a good team! Hope you both had an amazing time


    • September 27, 2017 / 9:24 am

      Thanks πŸ™‚ it definitely was a great team πŸ™‚ x

  10. September 24, 2017 / 7:31 pm

    You both look lovely! Stacey and Claire did such a nice job! I’ve got my school ball coming up so I’ll definitely be taking hair and makeup inspiration from this post! πŸ™‚

  11. September 24, 2017 / 7:40 pm

    I love the looks you went for. Going to a blog awards evening sounds so fun, well done for your nomination. I’m thinking about starting my own YouTube channel so I will definitely be checking your vlog out xx

    • September 27, 2017 / 9:25 am

      It’s the first time we attended one, and want to go to more now ^^ it really is a great experience!
      Oh you should start you channel πŸ™‚ x

  12. September 24, 2017 / 7:43 pm

    You both look so lovely! I love love both your eye makeup especially, I’m such a sucker for smokey eye makeup! I’ve never heard of this service but it sounds really good! When I have a big event coming up I can get super stressed about all the getting ready, so this would definitely be good for me!
    Eva x

    • September 27, 2017 / 9:26 am

      It’s the first time we got our makeup done for an event, and we could get used to it lol it really is so relaxing ^^ x

  13. September 24, 2017 / 7:51 pm

    You both look amazing πŸ’—

  14. September 24, 2017 / 7:58 pm

    I haven’t tried Blow Ltd’s services but you all look absolutely stunning! They really did a good job and you all look amazing for the awards!


  15. September 24, 2017 / 8:06 pm

    You both look so stunning! What a wonderful experience! I’ve never had such a service at home, but I like going out to the hairdressers, as I find it more convenient for everyone involved. It’s such a nice treat to have once in a while, and I am very much overdue for a new hair session!

    Ashlynn |

    • September 27, 2017 / 9:28 am

      Oh love going to the hairdressers too! We could get used to having our makeup done too though haha x

  16. September 24, 2017 / 8:10 pm

    You both look SO AMAZING! I’m especially loving that hair accessory… I’ve been looking for one like that for my wedding tehe!

    • September 27, 2017 / 9:29 am

      Thanks πŸ˜€ it’s from Claire’s Accessories πŸ˜€ but you can also find loads on Esty πŸ™‚ x

  17. September 24, 2017 / 8:15 pm

    Wow you both look amazing! I always focus on my makeup when I’m getting ready for a night out or event but I rarely spend much time thinking about what to do with my hair, must have been such a treat getting someone to do it all for you! Glad you had such a good experience with them

    • September 27, 2017 / 9:29 am

      It really was the best experience ^^ felt like real princesses lol x

  18. September 25, 2017 / 12:30 pm

    You both look lovely! I’ve never heard of this service before. Bet you had a great time (: xx

  19. September 25, 2017 / 12:52 pm

    This sounds like a fabulous event. Both of you ladies looked fantastic. I really like the hair styles.

  20. September 25, 2017 / 2:39 pm

    You both look fantastic and it sounds like it was an amazing event, I have never tried using Blow LTD but I keep hearing about them so I really must.

    • September 27, 2017 / 9:31 am

      If you have a special night out coming up you definitely should πŸ™‚ we didn’t quite know what to expect, but we would totally use their services again in the future πŸ™‚ x

  21. September 25, 2017 / 4:06 pm

    Oh my goodness, I’m just blown away by how glamorous you both looked! And I’m loving all the braids in both of your hairstyles. That side bun is perfect for a night out that involves dancing. And both of you look so good in those gowns you chose!


  22. September 25, 2017 / 4:10 pm

    Omg the two of you look stunning! I’d kill to have a stylist come to my house and do my makeup and hair for a night out, what a treat! I particularly love that bronzey look, right up my street!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

    • September 27, 2017 / 9:32 am

      It really was a treat! Could get used to it though… lol x

  23. September 25, 2017 / 4:14 pm

    You both look so lovely. Corinne’s eyebrows are on fleak and kirsty hair is stunning. It sounds like a great event to be a part of. Makeup is my favourite thing to play with when going to an event or evening out and you both look great!
    Lois x

    • September 27, 2017 / 9:32 am

      Same, so having it done by someone else was a little scary but totally worth it πŸ˜€ x

  24. September 25, 2017 / 4:15 pm

    You both look so pretty! Love the hairstyles! Would love to have my hair done like Kirsty’s one day πŸ™‚ xx

  25. Becky Shannon Farrar
    September 25, 2017 / 4:25 pm

    Oh wow you guys look incredible! I love how you turn to Pinterest for inspo, great idea!!!! I hope you had the best time at the awards too, that’s amazing.
    Becky Shannon xx – Life-by-Becky

  26. September 25, 2017 / 4:28 pm

    It was such a good night! You both looked amazing πŸ™‚

  27. September 25, 2017 / 5:32 pm

    You ladies looked absolutely gorgeous with the double braid being my favourite, congrats for the nomination.

  28. September 25, 2017 / 5:34 pm

    You both look absolutely gorgeous, and sounds like such a fun event! 😍 In the first image of you two in β€˜bed’, I thought you both had the same dress with really pouffy bases.. πŸ˜‚πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

    Andi |

  29. September 25, 2017 / 9:51 pm

    You ladies love stunning and very happy to. What a cool event to attend. Looking forward to the vlog follow up.

  30. September 25, 2017 / 11:42 pm

    Aw you look gorgeous I love Little Mistress and the braided hair really compliments both outfits. Glad you had a good time at the Northern Awards x

  31. September 26, 2017 / 3:42 am

    You guys look beautiful and I love the smokey eye look. Thanks for sharing.

  32. September 26, 2017 / 3:49 am

    The two of you look so beautiful and glamorous! I love the hair and makeup on both of you. Great perks for a wonderful, memorable evening.

    • September 27, 2017 / 9:38 am

      It definitely made the night extra special πŸ™‚ thanks x

  33. September 26, 2017 / 4:56 am

    Oh my gosh you two are so gorgeous. I really love the elegant black outfits and the perfect hair styles. I wish you girls have good time at the awards. Thanks for your sharing.

  34. September 26, 2017 / 7:20 am

    I love the dresses and the make up! keep on sharing!

  35. Blair villanueva
    September 26, 2017 / 8:39 am

    You two look amazingly gorgeous! And the dresses are so stylish πŸ™‚ Glad you both had a wonderful time at the party.

  36. September 26, 2017 / 1:34 pm

    Wow! You both look amazing! Really love the smokey eye!

  37. September 26, 2017 / 1:46 pm

    I love the hair designs so much. Y’all really made a good impression and those outfits are stunning.

  38. September 26, 2017 / 6:24 pm

    You two look so beautiful! I hope you had an amazing time!! I wish I could have made it.

    • September 27, 2017 / 9:36 am

      We had the best time πŸ™‚ it really was a great event, hope you can attend next year πŸ™‚ x

  39. September 26, 2017 / 6:35 pm

    You girlies look stunning! Love your hair and makeup. Shame we didn’t get to say hi but I don’t think I’d followed you on twitter for very long so didn’t realise you were there also! Xxx

    • September 27, 2017 / 9:35 am

      Oh that’s a shame πŸ™ maybe next time πŸ™‚ x

  40. Agentszerozerosetter
    September 27, 2017 / 12:26 pm

    Girls, you both look absolutely beautiful! Your outfits, makeup and hair are perfect for this kind of event! You sure had fun!

  41. September 27, 2017 / 2:30 pm

    I have never heard of this. You two look marvelous. Glad you had a good time.

  42. September 27, 2017 / 8:02 pm

    You ladies looked awesome! I bet you enjoyed yourselves and the night was the first of many blogging events! I would love to get my hair and makeup done for a night out!

  43. Jenn JG
    September 27, 2017 / 10:23 pm

    You guys both look awesome! Hope you had a great time. I love the idea of hair and make up at home.

  44. September 28, 2017 / 1:41 pm

    Both you ladies looks gorgeous. Such a great service. Looks like you had a great time.

  45. September 28, 2017 / 3:55 pm

    My goodness you look so beautiful! Your best features are your smiles don’t ever forget it!!! Way to go!

  46. September 28, 2017 / 4:05 pm

    Congratulations on getting nominated! And I literally looked at your photo for 5 minutes! You look stunning!! Everything’s just perfect; outfit, hair, makeup, SMILES & JOY! I bet it must have an amazing experience!

  47. Hannah Marie
    September 28, 2017 / 5:33 pm

    You both are stunning! The makeup, hair and dress are just perfect. Congrats on the nomination!

  48. Dena S.
    September 28, 2017 / 9:00 pm

    A home beauty service sounds amazing! They did a great job, both of you are gorgeous!

  49. September 28, 2017 / 9:04 pm

    I just recently heard of Blow, this is the second time now! I’m going to keep in mind for the future. By the way, that side bun is amazing and I wish I could get my hair to do it!

  50. September 29, 2017 / 4:09 am

    What a super fun evening! Congratulations on attending and being nominated for a blog award. You girls look so glamorous. The two of you have made awesome memories that will last a lifetime.

  51. September 29, 2017 / 4:59 am

    Really like how you two ladies know you don’t need to pile on the makeup to look fabulous! You both look absolutely stunning.

  52. September 29, 2017 / 10:49 am

    You two look absolutely amazing. Hope you guys had a great time. Congratulations for being nominated for the award πŸ™‚

  53. Rebecca Swenor
    September 30, 2017 / 1:55 pm

    It sounds like you both enjoyed the Northern Blog Awards. Blow Ltd sounds like an awesome company to hire for the hair and makeup. You both look gorgeous and I love the jumpsuit along with the maxi dress. Thanks for sharing the information and your experiences.

  54. September 30, 2017 / 7:58 pm

    AWw you gals looked fabulous! Looks like you guys had an amazing tip at the Northern Blog Awards.

  55. aareeba
    September 30, 2017 / 9:45 pm

    Congratulations and you both look incredibly beautiful. I totally loved your outfits

  56. October 1, 2017 / 4:59 pm

    I love the hair styles you both chose. You look absolutely gorgeous.

  57. Kylie
    October 2, 2017 / 2:57 pm

    Wow you both look amazing! Love how you guys put your looks together

  58. October 2, 2017 / 11:29 pm

    Loving both looks! I bet you girls had a blast!

  59. October 5, 2017 / 4:08 pm

    you ladies look amazing. Hope you had a blast. i love the braid with the flowers. so pretty

  60. Kayleigh Zara
    October 10, 2017 / 6:02 pm

    You both look absolutely stunning I really love the jumpsuit and heels so much! It’s such a great combo x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿

  61. Bookinggoodread
    October 31, 2017 / 7:26 pm

    You both look lovely, sounds like a great night πŸ’•πŸ’•

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