Monday, June 23, 2014

Essence UK Manchester Launch Event

I had the great pleasure of being invited to the Essence UK Manchester launch in the Northern Quarter. I could tell before even walking through the door of the event that it would be amazing! Essence and Flipside PR put on a pretty amazing event! There were tables laid out with products for you to play with and try. There was a 2m Essence stand fully stocked with all the products, ripe for the taking. There was amazing goody bags, nibbles and drinks and the chance to get your nails done by The Pamper Puff Girls and get your make up done by Nadira MakeUp. I could seriously gush for days about it!


Before and after!

I’ve used Essence while living in Ireland, though mainly the nail polishes and treatments, so I was looking forward to trying other products, especially face products, at the event. We had a small presentation, outlying that all the products cost on average £2 (lowest was 99p and highest was £3.99), that Essence is cosmetic leader in 11 European countries and available all over the world. They like to keep the prices low, to encourage people of all ages to try new looks and have but this doesn’t mean they’re low quality (and this is something I definitely stand by after using Essence for years). To keep things interesting, they change 50% of the products every year, introducing new trends and colours (they are bang on trend with their Colour & Go nail polish in Purple Sugar, which is on trend for the Pantone Colour of the Year in Radiant Orchid).


I’m so excited that Essence has finally arrived in UK. When I moved here from Ireland in November,  I knew it was going to be one of the things I missed the most! I stocked up in March when I was last back but my local stand is tiny and I didn’t get everything I wanted. We got to visit the store in the Manchester Arndale Centre after the event and the stand is 3 times bigger than the one back home! It’s massive and jammed packed with everything and the girls working there are lovely too.


Pictures from Arndale Centre Shop, including Limited Edition Collections

If you haven’t had the pleasure of using Essence products before, what are you waiting for! They’re available in Westfields Shepards Bush and Manchester Arndale Centre and there will be stands in Wilkos stores from July. Thank you once again to Essence UK and Flipside PR for the fantastic event, I had lots of fun meeting new bloggers and trying out the products.


Some of the tables at the event, as well as the yummy treats!


Jam packed goodie bag!


  1. Looks like a really fun event and thank god you can still get your essence fix! Hope it's all going really well for you in Manchester lady x

    Emma | Fluff and Fripperies

    1. Yes, it was a super fun event! And I'm so glad that I can get Essence now.

  2. I had an invite to this event too but as I was home in sunny Ireland for a hollier (no really, it was sunny!) I couldn't attend!!! sad face!!!!

    1. Oh no! It's always the way isn't it? :( At least it's in the Arndale though!


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