How are you all doing?
I have been back from my holiday last week and of course, I would go back tomorrow if I could.
I had an amazing time, weather was gorgeous and being all day long on the beach has been my family's main activity.
We are back to reality now (where reality means that I am blogging on the sofa under a bloody duvet, it's so cold!) and I am really happy to be here writing this post.
I told you already here about this fantastic new brand, Essence Cosmetics, that opened a pop up shop in the Arndale Market in Manchester.
Few weeks after it opened, I was kindly invited with few other bloggers to the even the brand held in the "Studio" in Northen Quarter.
Let's take few minutes to admire the impressive light seen on the location, that of course I decided I absolutely want for my Precious Baby's room.
A generous assortment of food and drinks was provided and there was a corner set with lights to take pictures of the products.
I want to start saying that an event like that, mmm, well...I don't think nobody will ever manage to do better, so standing ovation to FlipsidePr for organising all this.
After we arrived, Heidi (the PR) and one of Essence representative from Germany (you will forget me if I cannot recall the name) introduced us the brand and the company.
I was familiar with Essence Cosmetics thanks to the brand being sold in Italy and it didn't surprise me to find out it's Europe's number one make up brand, with millions of products flying off the shelves every year and a continuous renovation process.
I find pretty easy to understand why: prices starts from 99p but never go over 10 quids keeping an high quality standard, colourful and fun products, mainly produced (and checked) in Europe, are launched every years in original and attractive collections and limited editions and, cherry on top of the cake, no animal testing, thank you.
No money are wasted in paying top model and top photoshopper to promote the brand, all the effort in invested in the cosmetics themself.
After this little talk, the big fun started, cos we were allowed, like kids in a candy shop, to have a look and a play with EVERY SINGLE PRODUCT OF THE BRAND.
All over the room there were tables with cosmetics on display, ready for us to be tested, swatched and tried and at the end of the room, a big 3 meters stand was all there for us for a crazy make up self service that I will remember for all my life.
We were given the chance to put in our already very generous goody bag, whatever we wanted.
Now, let me tell you that if you like nail products, well, you have a new place to shop without a killer price tag: the nail polishes collection is basically endless, constantly updated with the latest trends and on top of 5678392763 shades available you will find every kind of tool, top coats, solvents, decorations and an entire gel nails system, light included.
The lovely Pamper Puff Girls were there to treat us with a manicure and despite not having the time to get one myself, I had a look to the other girls nails and I was impressed with the final look of these £1.60 little bottle when i went home and I had a mini quick mani.
I decided to have my foundation colour matched by the designed make up artist of the day, Nadira, that shared with me few tricks to achieve the perfect base and using concealer to contour (when the concealer costs £2, it's even better).
When I though it couldn't get any better, I was proven wrong.
We were accompanied to the Essence shop in the Arndale shopping centre (second floor if you want to go and have a look) to explore the retail area and try even more products.
Thank you so much FlipsidePR for such an amazing event and let's cheer up for Essence Cosmetic that is finally here in UK!
You can find Essence in Wilkinson nationwide and online and in Manchester Arndale and London Westfield.