Essence UK Launch Event – Manchester 22nd July
The weekend before last I was invited over to Manchester for the Essence UK launch event. After a bit of a false start (I missed two trains… don’t ask..) and being over an hour late I eventually arrived at The Studio on Lever Street for the event. Once I arrived I was given a name badge (such a great idea) and quickly scoped out Anita, Charlotte, Rachel and Laura before taking a look around at all of the products that were laid out on tables to try out.
The event was pretty much blogger paradise with afternoon tea, nail technicians and a whole wall unit full of Essence products that we could pop into our goody bags and take home with us(!!) Which was horrendously generous of Essence as our goody bags already housed a selection of their products.
After a while we headed over to The Arndale Centre to take a look at the Essence stand in Wilkinsons and their pop up stall in the centre. On the way, right in the middle of Manchester city centre and surrounded by a rather large group of bloggers, my foot decided to stop working and I fell over! My dignity and new nail polish being thrown across the Manchester pavement as I went. Whoops! Everyone was super lovely and helped me get myself up and the rogue products back into my bag – proof that it’s not just online where the blogger community is supportive and wonderful.
Essence products will be released on Wilko online and stands will be added to some Wilko stores. They also have stand alone Essence stores in The Arndale Centre in Manchester and Westfield in London. I’ll be featuring Essence products on here over the summer as and when I use them but i’ll give you a little spoiler: the products are pretty fantastic!