Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Superdrug Press Event

Hi ladies, sorry it's taken me so long to post this up, it is picture heavy so be warned! As you may be aware I attended a Superdrug press event last week at the Haymarket Hotel in London. The event was a chance to have a sneak peek at some exciting upcoming brand and product releases which will take place over the next few months.

I met up with Safiyah and we made our way to the hotel where we were greeted by friendly staff and a beautiful interior. The event took place in a room which is usually used for dining events and was lively and bustling with activity from the moment we walked in.

The beautiful display of an upcoming brand called Arora which will release in stores in April. This is "an indulgent bathing and body collection" which includes, body washes and luxurious body butters for a fraction of the price you might pay in other stores. Everything in the range is priced at £3.99 each which is amazing since a bottle of the shower wash is a mega 400ml! There are 6 varieties and my favourites were the Pink Grapefruit and Pomegranate Passion products.

The Love Hearts collection from MUA is already available in stores and I have been lusting after some of those nail polish shades for a while now. The pastel colours are perfect for Spring and MUA are a great, reliable brand. Underneath were some cosmetics from Accessorize (the jewellery/accessories store).

These are merged blushers from the brand Fashionista. They will be available in stores from May and are priced at £4 each. I swatched these whilst at the event and although the colours are pretty, the swatches did disappear from the back of my hand after an hour or so.

After browsing for a short time I noticed some girls giving manicures to attendees at the event. I looked at the polishes they were using and decided straight away I had to have my nails done!

This is the Andrea Fulerton nail polish in the shade "Kate" with an accent nail created using glitter puff dust which is genius! The colours in the range are beautiful and come in both pastel and darker shades.

After getting my nails done I spotted the gorgeous Kaushal from Beauty Fulfilled - a blog which I have been reading for such a long time! She gave me a lovely warm hug and was so friendly and full of smiles. Kaushal was at the event as a representative from Glam Republic for a very exciting product - applique eyeliners!

These are available in single or duo packs at a price of £4.99 or £9.99 respectively. They come in three varieties, matte, velvet or sparkle. Kaushal offered me a pair of velvet appliques, which I cannot wait to try out as I am useless when it comes to applying liquid liner!

There were many other exciting brands and products but I didn't get photographs of all the stands. One stand which is always very popular in Superdrug stores is Sleek. They also had a stand at the event and were showcasing their newest releases such as the Blush by 3 compacts and Face Form compacts.

Before leaving, I actually had my eyebrows threaded at the event by a lovely lady who works for the Ultimate brow and lash bar. She did an amazing job on my brows and really emphasised their natural shape and cleaned them up.

As I left the event, I was given a bag filled with goodies from some of the brands at the event. This was a generous and unexpected gift and I can't wait to try all of the products out and write up some exciting reviews for you! The event was well organised and there was something for everyone to enjoy there. The representatives were all friendly and helpful and the staff at the Haymarket Hotel were wonderful. A great success from Superdrug and the girls at ZPR!

I went for a lovely meal with Saman and Tanzina in Covent Garden at a restaurant called "Dishoom" (located next to Jamie Oliver's restaurant). The menu is a variety of Indian street foods and cuisine with a twist. I am not a huge fan of Indian food but I LOVED this place! If you ever get a chance or are around Covent Garden, do give this place a try, the atmosphere is quirky and cool and the food is delicious.

Love the "She" and "He" signs on the restroom doors!

Did you attend the Superdrug Press Event? What are your favourite brands at Superdrug?

Numera x


    I always ask =D

    1. Haha I will be doing individual reviews on all the products from the bag - I did the perfume one already :) xx

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