A Girly Morning with Virgin Megastore at Mercato | Lady & her Sweet Escapes

Sep 22, 2013

A Girly Morning with Virgin Megastore at Mercato

I was already running low on energy mid-September! The first two weeks were jam-packed with getaways on weekends and massive workload on weekdays. I badly needed some precious ME time and I was really thankful when an invitation from Virgin Megastore arrived in my Inbox. It was an invite for the Family Festival; a 4-day celebration in line with the opening of Virgin's newly renovated store in Mercato. I was jumping inside while reading these: fashion shows (wow!), live music performance (yay!), food demos (omg!) and free manicure (oh yes!).

Virgin Megastore Family Festival at Mercato


On a Wednesday morning of another busy week, I went to Virgin Megastore's event with a friend. Since we were both looking forward to the girly pamper session, we went to the free manicure booth immediately. Our nails were painted with Models Own Nail Polish. I had mine in soft pink and with sparkles on my ring finger, while my friend, J, had cute floral nail art! We were so happy with our lovely finger nails. :)

Fancy Nail Art with Models Own Nail Polish
Fancy Nail Art with Models Own Nail Polish
Free Manicure from Models Own Nail Polish
Free Manicure at Models Own Booth
my friend during her free manicure session Models Own booth
my pretty friend, J, during her free manicure session

Then, we watched a live cooking demonstration using very interesting home products from Red Box. There's Zoku, a popsicle maker that can freeze ice pops in seven minutes without electricity! We were also introduced to the Rice Cube Sushi Maker, an easy to use kitchen tool which can make cubes made of rice, spices and chopped ingredients

Cooking with Red Box at Virgin Megastore's Family Festival in Mercato
Cooking with Red Box at Virgin Megastore's Family Festival
a popsicle made with Zoku Quick Pop Maker
a popsicle made with the amazing Zoku Quick Pop Maker
cool and delicious rice cubes made with Rice Cube Sushi Maker
cool and delicious rice cubes made with Rice Cube Sushi Maker

I was so thrilled when I saw a table of Kitsch cupcakes in one corner. I unleashed the cupcake monster in me, rushed to the booth and grabbed a mini vanilla cupcake with pink frosting! Oh so yummy! Look how perfect it is with my pink nails!

Kitsch Cupcakes at Virgin Megastore's Family Festival
Kitsch Cupcakes
mini vanilla cupcake from Kitsch and my pink nails
mini vanilla cupcake from Kitsch and my pink nails

In between the food demos, there's a fashion show of Jobedu T-shirts and New Era caps. Jobedo is a clothing line inspired by modern Arabic pop culture. The designs are very cool and trendy, perfect for laid-back summer days! New Era has stylish snapbacks for those who love fashion and sports.

Jobedu T-Shirt and New Era CapJobedu T-Shirt and New Era Cap

Jobedu T-Shirt and New Era CapJobedu T-Shirt and New Era Cap

We were also entertained with live performances from Abbo and Tim Hassall. Both are extremely talented, up and coming artists! They played their originals and even did acoustic covers of some of my favorite songs.

Abbo at Virgin Megastore's Family Festival
Abbo
Tim Hassall at Virgin Megastore's Family Festival
Tim Hassall

One of the best things with event like this is being able to meet  fellow bloggers. I'm glad that I had the chance to get to know Sanne, the blogger behind www.mitziemeeblog.com. Her blog is filled with amazing travel guides which could really help me with my travel plans in the future.

with a fellow blogger, Sanne of mitziemeeblog.com
with Sanne of mitziemeeblog.com
Being invited to events like this is one of the perks of blogging. I love the fun experience, discovering new things, meeting new friends and of course the free manicure! :)





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