So I'm going to start by doing something that I don't really like to see on other blogs! That is apologising for not posting for a while. My poor little blog has been well and truly neglected over the past few weeks so thanks for still following me and hopefully normal service will be resumed now! It's my busiest time of year in work, the lighting is terrible before and after work for photo taking, all the preparations for Christmas take up a lot of time and I've been busy with something else that I can hopefully tell you about next weekend! Not excuses but valid reasons I hope!
Anyway, yesterday I went to the Clothes Show for the very first time. I went with my best friend Vicki and Caroline from Musings of a Beauty Addict Mum. We had platinum tickets and had seats for the first show of the day at 10am so it was a very early start from North Wales for myself and Vicki. We picked Caroline up on the way who kindly supplied me with a much needed coffee. We arrived at the NEC in perfect time, the car park fee of £10 seemed very steep to me though!
We had brilliant seats a few rows from the front.
Lots of scene changes and dancing
The pics were taken on my iphone so don't want to put loads on my blog as the picture quality is not that good.
As we had platinum tickets we got goody bags, which were made up of
a show guide - which includes maps of where the stalls are, demonstration show times etc.
a lanyard and a wristband. The wristband could be shown at a few select stalls to get discount of 5-10%
These are the contents of the goody bag.
There was also a bounty but I ate that watching the fashion show!
I was a bit disappointed with the goody bag, especially as that was part of the reason that we bought platinum tickets.
On the way out they were giving out free goody bags that contained the same as the platinum bags (without the showguide, lanyard and wristband). As we had platinum tickets we got an extra 2 bags (!!) so we ended up with three bags with identical contents!
One of the demonstrations of the day was by Rachel Wood, Benefit make-up artist.
Vicki shot her hand up for a make over and was picked to go up on stage and have her makeup done by Rachel. She got a goody bag with a full size Sunbeam and They're Real mascara.
I got these Elemis wipes worth £6 for free as I signed up to the Elemis mailing list.
My purchase of the day!
Leather studded River Island gloves for £10, these are still on sale instore and online for £30.
I bought a few goody bags too but I will post about them separately otherwise this will be a massive blog post!
I had a lovely girly day out, it was quite different than I thought it would be though. A lot of the clothes stalls had the same clothes on and I didn't see anything that caught my eye really. The beauty hall was good but was missing stalls from some of the brands I would have liked to see such as Benefit, Illamasqua, MUA etc.
Did you go this year, what did you think?