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Posted by on Jun 23, 2017 in Bath & Body, Random, Skincare | 0 comments

What I got up to at the LUSH York reopening event

What I got up to at the LUSH York reopening event

LUSH is one of those brands that I’ve dabbled with but never really fully immersed myself in. I have to admit that I’m sometimes put off going into the stores by the strong scent that comes wafting out of the doors, and I’m not really a bath bomb fan either, which is kind of LUSH’s big thing. However I have read great reviews of loads of their products and they have great ethics when it comes to animal testing and using natural products – last year I reviewed a LUSH fresh facemask, Cosmetic Warrior, and it’s innovations like this that are totally different and where LUSH really stands out from its competitors. A couple of weeks ago I was invited to the big reopening event of the LUSH store in York. The store had been closed for a few weeks while it was being refurbished and I was very excited to see the result. We were welcomed to the store with drinks and a welcome speech from the store manager....

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Posted by on May 24, 2016 in Bath & Body, Makeup, Skincare | 0 comments

The Body Shop Summer Blogger Event, York

The Body Shop Summer Blogger Event, York

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited to The Body Shop Summer Blog Event at my local store in Coppergate, York. This was the second The Body Shop blogger event I have been to and I have to say that they’re so enjoyable and really well planned. This event had been organised to showcase some of the new products that The Body Shop have launched for Summer – mainly the Drops of Light skincare range and the tropical new Pinita Colada range of bodycare. Sadly my photos from the event are really lacking as my camera battery is faulty and despite charging it up before I went it went flat just fifteen minutes into the evening – so many apologies! Firstly, after enjoying a glass of fizz, we watched a facial demonstration using the new Drops of Light skincare range, the main active ingredients being Vitamin C and red algae. There are four products – Cleansing Foam, Essence Lotion, Day Cream and Serum –...

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Posted by on Feb 7, 2016 in Bath & Body, Skincare | 4 comments

Neal’s Yard Remedies Blogger Event, Leeds

Neal’s Yard Remedies Blogger Event, Leeds

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to the Neal’s Yard Remedies store in Victoria Quarter, Leeds, to their blogger day. Their aim was to educate bloggers from around the Yorkshire area about their natural skincare and bodycare products. I recently reviewed their amazing Mothers Bath Oil but I have to admit that this was the only product from Neal’s Yard Remedies that I’d tried so I was looking forward to finding out more. I was welcomed to the store with a glass of fizz and a selection of superb vegan canapés… The event was very informal, first of all I chatted to one of their staff (really sorry I can’t remember her name!) and she told me about the background of Neal’s Yard Remedies – starting off in the back streets of Covent Garden 30 years ago and developing into a national brand. We then discussed my skincare regime and which of their products might be right for me. One of the products she recommended was Wild Rose...

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Posted by on Nov 26, 2015 in Bath & Body, Makeup | 6 comments

The Body Shop Christmas Blog Event

The Body Shop Christmas Blog Event

A week last Friday I was lucky enough to attend The Body Shop Christmas Blogger Event at my local store in Coppergate, York. There are few brands do Christmas as full-on as The Body Shop and their festive fragrances are amazing so I was looking forward to getting into the Christmas spirit and trying out some new products. We were welcomed into the store with a glass of bubbly and a festive cupcake, then the Store Manager started off by giving us a quick overview of how the evening would run and then told us about this year’s three Christmas fragrances – Frosted Plum, Frosted Cranberry and Glazed Apple. We were then split into two groups and given a tour of the latest new products from The Body Shop. The first range we looked at was the new Oils Of Life, I already reviewed these skincare products here when they launched. Next up we got to try out some of the new Christmas make-up. I think people often forget that The Body Shop...

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Posted by on Jul 18, 2015 in Random | 8 comments

The City Girls Blogger Event, Leeds

The City Girls Blogger Event, Leeds

I was lucky enough to be invited to #TheCityGirls blogger event which was held last Saturday afternoon at The Liquorist, a new cocktail bar that has recently opened on Greek Street in Leeds. The City Girls is a new venture that has recently been set up by bloggers Lorna and Holly-Lucy, organising blogger events in cities across the country, bringing bloggers and brands together and having fun at the same time. This was the second event that the girls have organised (the first was in Sheffield a few months ago) and they’d done such an amazing job getting lots of brands on board as well as a local charity. After arriving at The Liquorist and treating ourselves to fantastic cocktails the bloggers were given a brief introduction to the day by Lorna & Holly-Lucy. Then followed a really moving and honest talk by Suzie from Leeds Women’s Aid, a charity that helps protect women and children in Leeds from the damage that domestic violence can inflict on their lives. There was...

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Posted by on Jun 10, 2015 in Random, Skincare | 0 comments

Kiehl’s VIP Blogger Evening in York

Kiehl’s VIP Blogger Evening in York

Last Wednesday I was lucky enough to be invited along to the Kiehl’s VIP Blogger Event at their store in York. I’d visited the store a few weeks ago and had my skin diagnosed by Store Manager Hannah, then received a free mini facial that I wrote about here, and I’ve been using their products since so I was looking forward to seeing what other bloggers thought about the Kiehl’s experience. Just a few years ago the only Kiehl’s stores in the UK were in London, but now there are a lot more and they appear in many major cities throughout the country. The York store is only small, it’s nestled away on traditional Stonegate next to Mulberry Hall and opposite White Stuff – blink and you’ll miss it! But once inside the old fashioned building the store goes way back and there was plenty of room to accommodate the 7 bloggers that attended the evening. We were welcomed into the store with bubbly and strawberries, then Kiehl’s Store...

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Posted by on May 6, 2015 in Bath & Body | 4 comments

Crabtree & Evelyn – Garden Celebration Blogger Event, York

Crabtree & Evelyn – Garden Celebration Blogger Event, York

I was lucky enough to attend the Garden Celebration blogger event held at the Crabtree & Evelyn store in York last Thursday evening. The event was being held to celebrate the new garden-inspired bodycare ranges and the theme was all things afternoon tea! We were welcomed with fizz, fruit juice or one of Crabtree & Evelyn’s own fruit tea blends and invited to have a luxurious hand treatment. I had a hand scrub using Rosewater Hand Recovery Scrub and my hands were then moisturised and massaged using the matching Rosewater Hand Therapy moisturiser. I love the fragrance of rose, and these products smell really natural, not over-sweet like you sometimes get with synthetic rose fragrances. My hands were left smelling lovely and fragrant for the rest of the evening! After this I had a look round at all of the bodycare products that Crabtree & Evelyn had to offer. I’d been under the impression that the brand was a bit ‘old ladyish’ (sorry Crabtree & Evelyn!), but no more! I...

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