March 1, 2018

Memoirs: Calgel X Colorsmash – Event Roundup

A few weeks ago on a cold night in February, I headed on down to 100 Wardour Street for the Calgel X Colorsmash event. I had never really come across either brands before so I was eager to get acquainted with them both over a glass of prosecco or two…

100 Wardour Street is a restaurant in the middle of Soho with a low-key vibe and it was the perfect setting for a blogger event (or a date). My blogger boo Nadiene was there, so it was good to catch up for a little while before indulging in a manicure by…


To get in the mood for Spring, I opted for black (you can see the irony in that sentence right). Bright nails always bother me but I admire them on other people, nudes and darks is where its at.

Essentially Calgel is different from your regular gel nail formula. It is a one phase system that creates the perfect nail by building and correcting ridged or broken nails. It doesn’t prevent nail growth and best of all it can be filled in. The annoying thing with other brands is that you have to soak them off and get a new set put in which is damaging to your nails in the long run. I can’t wait to find a salon or nail tech that offers them near me.

One day later…

One week and one day later

Sadly my nail got caught on something and started to lift but the rest of my nails still looked good though. I sealed it in with some clear nail varnish and it held up for a few more days.


I didn’t get a chance to get my hair done at the event however I was given a can of the Colorsmash Kissed Hairspray to try. I recently bleached my hair in December and it has given me a new lease on life; however Colorsmash is going to make me unveil my fun side this summer. Best of all, its temporary, so if you’re like me and have commitment issues (that’s for another post), this is a great way to experiment and change up your look.

Just how long before I go back to black?

Best of all its infused with extracts of grape seed, avocado, quinoa and sunflower, so you need not worry about your hair getting damaged. Now that my hair is light enough, I cannot wait to give this a go. Hold tight for my summer update…

Colorsmash comes in four colours – Pink, Violet, Teal and Indigo and can be mixed and matched to suit your personality… or outfit.

Thank you to Catalyst PR for inviting me and to Calgel/Colorsmash for the manicure and goodies! 

Char xo

Gifs sourced from GIPHY. 

2 responses to “Memoirs: Calgel X Colorsmash – Event Roundup”

  1. Nadiene Francis says:

    Loved your choice of nail polish as much as your taste in steaks 😉

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Welcome to my little space on the internet, known as Memoirs and Musings. I’m Char, short for Charlotte and my blog/website/diary is dedicated to documenting my Memoirs and Musings, hence the name. I wouldn’t say I was your ‘typical’ blogger either. I don’t care about getting the perfect flatlay or feeling bad for not posting, I just enjoy writing. If you’ve made it this far, thank you for reading. Anyway, I love to travel, indulge in a glass of white wine, when plans are cancelled and purchase overpriced make up.  I guess that’s me in a nutshell, trying to figure out this thing called life, have fun and never lose sight.