The Big Week of Beauty Launch

Last night (23 October, 2012)  I attended the launch of the Big Week of Beauty at the Rainford Street Social in Surry Hills.

The Big Week of Beauty is an initiative by Pacific magazines (Marie Claire, Famous and InStyle) and is the mastermind of the Marie Claire team led by the editor and ambassador, Jackie Frank to support beauty brands and retailers who are doing it tough. From October 22-28, it is a week filled with beauty events and special offers at Myer and David Jones.

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The launch featured the red carpet, a live band, swing dancers and a magician – all of this on a Tuesday night!

The night started off with the red carpet…

Stephanie Rice
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Elka Whalan
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Larry Emdur and Kylie Gillies
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The night was MC’ed by the Channel 7’s Morning Show duo, Larry Emdur and Kylie Gillies – who’s sense of humour was definitely not PG!


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Marie Claire editor, Jackie Frank took the stage.

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Jackie Frank brought Sally Obermeder into the spotlight to celebrate the fact that she has recently beaten breast cancer! which was a very sweet yet teary moment.

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There was a fun array of entertainers from a hat juggler, swing dancers and my personal favourite, the magician David Dodgen. Magic literally happened before my eyes!

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And finally to top off the night, the goodie bags. Remember those pick ‘n’ mix lolly bags – this was the same concept but even better because it was make up!

There was a mixture of full size and samples from Jurlique, Clinique, Napoleon Perdis, YSL, MOR and more.

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The Big Week of Beauty is still on until Sunday October 28. This is the perfect timing to purchase what is on your wish list, as there are tons of special offers to take advantage of. To find out more about events and offers, visit here. Some of the highlights include:

Sydney:
Beauty Beats - October 26
Summer Beauty and Swim Workshop with Marie Claire editor Jackie Frank and model Jessica Gomes– October 26
The Ultimate Chanel Experience – now until October 28

Melbourne:
The Ultimate Chanel Experience – now until October 28
Kiehl’s World Record Attempt – October 26
Beauty Beats - October 26

Brisbane:
Beauty Beats -  October 26
Summer Beauty and Swim Workshop – October 26

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Thank you to Pacific Magazines for having me as a guest.