Last week I went to London to celebrate Bio Sculpture being in the UK for 20 years! Up until the beginning of this year, I hadn’t heard of Bio Sculpture but I was invited for a spa day with them in February. I loved the product that much that I took the leap to train as a nail technician with them in the Summer and haven’t looked back.
Bio Sculpture started in 1988 by Elmein in South Africa who couldn’t find any premium nail polishes that didn’t damage the natural nail. She took it upon herself to create one, consulting with the best scientists in their respective fields and applying the latest technologies available. The nails don’t require dehydration or any excess buffing before application, it is also free of bonders and primers. The gels are 100% medical grade, strictly animal cruelty free and vegan.
What I wore
I met up with Hannah and Jaime, who also trained as nail techs with Bio this year and we stopped at a nearby Travelodge. It was a lovely excuse for a girls trip away. I wore a navy lace sleeve knit tunic dress from Yumi, the knitted body made it so comfortable and the sheer lace upper and balloon sleeves, makes it perfect for dressing up or down, depending on the occasion.
I combined it with some beautiful shoes I was sent* from Lace and Favour. I chose Bianca style navy Mary Janes. The quirky vintage-inspired shoe boot has soft scalloped leather binding, leather covered heel and a satin ribbon tie. The luxurious leather and fabric lining is fully cushioned throughout for ultimate comfort and they are just so so pretty, I absolutely love them. I really like that I can wear them for a special occasion like this party, or team them with skinny jeans, when I am meeting up with friends.
I completed the outfit with some bracelets I was sent* from Boho Betty. They are an independent British jewellery brand that empowers women to express their individuality through stacking and layering pieces. With a commitment to high quality designs, each collection is inspired by different cultures and sourced ethically through the communities that the founders have met. I chose The Mount Thor stack which is a striking handmade double stack combination featuring Asgard Enamel Leaf Chain Bracelet and Honal Silver Beaded Star Friendship Bracelet, both of which fastens using a friendship style pull through mechanism, meaning you can adjust the size to fit how you like. I really like how delicate they look, yet how hard wearing they are as I’m not the most gentle when it comes to putting on and removing jewellery.
The Brewery, London
The party was held at The Brewery which is such a beautiful setting from the moment you walk in the archway from the street. The function room was absolutely stunning and Bio certainly did a great job at making sure everyone celebrated their achievements. When we arrived, there were gin cocktails and prosecco handed out and topped up regularly by the friendly waiters. There were a variety of delicious canapes too.
Once everyone had arrived, the curtains were opened to the next room which looked absolutely magical and we went into there for our meal. There was also a table of organza bags, filled with nail art products for us to help ourselves to. When we went to sit at our table, it was beautifully laid out with glasses and cutlery, there were bottles of wine and soft drinks as well as jugs of water. Each of us also had a gift which included two new colour gels that had been designed to mark the celebration, a discount voucher and canvas bag.
For our meal we had Butternut squash veloute, cinnamon and nutmeg spiced apple, thyme, mixed seeds and sourdough croutons (best starter I have ever had!). The main course was roasted rump of lamb, parmesan crusted shoulder, bubble and squeak, parsnip puree, caramelised shallots and roasted parsnips. Desert was sticky fig pudding, honey ice cream, palm sugar and date sauce finished off with a cinnamon stick. As if that wasn’t enough, we then went on to coffee and petit fours. The meal was absolutely scrumptious.
During the evening everyone mingled and it was lovely to be able to see Ellen who had trained me, I also got to catch up with Claire who organised the bloggers spa day in Feb and Richard, the director of the Bio Sculpture GB which was nice as without this I wouldn’t have seen them again. We were very lucky to meet Elmein too, who travelled from South Africa for the celebration.
During our meal, we heard some speeches and there was also the chance for one of us to win a diamond! Unfortunately, I didn’t win that. There was also 3 singing waiters which were hilarious, it was so much fun. After the meal, there was a duo, Truly Medley Deeply who played which were great, they had everyone up on the dance floor by blending 90s One Hit Wonders, Motown classics, Gangsta Rap, Classic House, 80s Synthpop, Epic Stadium Rock, etc into intricate, continuous medleys.
I had such a good night and I can’t wait until we are celebrating 30 years in the UK and I’m excited to see what Bio bring out in the future and how my nail tech career progresses x