Some of you might have known from following my twitter and instagram that I was in Sydney for a day yesterday! Indeed I was for about 14 hours! Thanks to the amazing team at Arc Factory, I was given the awesome opportunity to conduct a fun painting session at the launch of Ella Baché's newest Fruit d'Eclat series. Held at Orto trading co. Surry Hills ( Which by the way has TERRIFIC food! ), media guests, beauty consultants and the team from Ella Baché, including the friendly CEO Pippa Hallas herself, were all invited to join in an afternoon of fun, painting organic fresh fruits and vegetables that made up the new Fruit d'Eclat series. I thought it was such an interesting PR event. Painting session instead of the usual mingling and speeches, super cool I think! Thanks for asking me Arc Factory!
There were tomatoes, grapes, carrots, oranges...it made me hungry! Everyone was given an apron each, along with painting materials and a quick demo before they all had a go at unleashing their hidden artistic talents. Champagne and laughter aplenty, I was glad everyone enjoyed themselves. You could see some of them getting really hands-on artisty! Hah! Paint, brushes and pencils everywhere! I do hope no one dipped their paintbrushes into their sparkling water. That would be totally decadent!
We were also really lucky to be able enjoy a beautiful menu after all the hard work learning to paint. The clever chef from Orto trading designed a beautiful menu specially for the event. He included as much organic fruits and vegetables from the d'Eclat series and presented us with dishes that not only looked so good but tasted heavenly. I didn't end up taking pictures of every dish, though every inch of me wanted to. You know, it was a formal event after all. I didn't want to end up looking uncool in front of the CEO and big shots of Ella Bache, snapping photos of every dish that came out. Oh the gnocchi, potato salad and so on. They not only stole my breath but also my heart! I'm already hungry just thinking of it! I certainly know where I'm dragging Darren to, the next time I'm back in Sydney and on the hunt for good food!
Anyway, it was truly a refreshing experience for me as well, to be able to go on my first ever 'business-trip'! Haha. I swore I secretly gushed when the taxi driver said "Ah, so you're here on business I see!" Apart from that, just hanging out with the ladies behind Ella Baché, beauty editors from various publications and skin gurus was kind of fun and insightful too. I learnt a lot myself, about the importance of taking care of my skin. I think I shocked a few of them when I admitted my facial wash of choice would be good ole' bar soap! I just simply love the squeaky clean feel! Of course, I no longer use bar soap anymore. I now use a basic Biotherm facial wash and moisturiser, along with my latest indulgence - my Clarisonic exfoliating face brush! The three work like magic together. My face is visibly brighter and pores slightly smaller. I've only used it for about a week and a half so far and it's been really good for my skin. I do have a few zits surfacing but I know it's because my skin's being detoxed. All in all, I highly recommend it!
I am so excited to be given some Ella Baché Fruit d'elclat products to try. It's good to finally have my first eye serum. I only recently found out women need to include eye creams into their daily regime. Along with a good toner and the occasional mask. And of course sun block is a must too! Ah. All products of which I don't enjoy using and almost never use. Oops! Why do we women have to go through so much trouble?! They should invent a special cleansing-tonning-moisturizing-sunblocking-eye serum-mask 6 in 1 BAR SOAP! I wish! Haha.. But yes, I'm really excited to try out the new fruity range myself and see how well it'll go with my Biotherm products and Clarisonic. Perhaps, a few months down the road, if I start pampering my skin now, I'll have nice, glossy, dewy skin? Just like snow white! Hehe! Wish me luck!
Thanks once again to Ella Baché, Rose, Lucy and the rest of the team at Arc Factory and of course Sydney too, for having me! It was super fun! And I loved every bit of it!
PS: These photos were all from my little digital camera. Professional photos from the event itself coming soon! Stay tuned!
PPS: Just curious, what facial products do you guys use? I'm clueless as to what's good out there! Would love to hear from you ladies! And if you're a male, feel free to share too! I'm pretty sure Darren's interested to know what's good too! Hahaha