I'm sure you all know after a few hundred posts on it that there was a Maybelline event in London at L'oreal's HQ on Thursday & i was lucky enough to attend!
Now my thoughts on Maybelline prior to the event was i had none, i don't think i've used any of their products for about 10 years (can't believe i'm old enough to use that phrase!) I'm personally not a big drug store user apart from my beloved Rimmel sexy curves and so i never really look at the stands. Which meant i was a bit out of the loop the with the brand, of course i knew about their cult products & from ads on television had most of their product line committed to memory which shows the power of advertising as i have not even looked at any of them in the flesh. So this was always going to be an interesting experience for me.
After meeting at stations & Selfridges with all my sexy girls & me abandoning some of them on the tube (i nipped on & the doors shut behind me, i did wait for them at the stop we were getting off at) & left some of them in Selfridges thinking they were following us to get a coffee (again apologies)we made our way to Hammersmith.
Once at the venue, we were greeted with friendly faces & lots of people. We had time for a bit of socializing before the presentation which is always great as i am a chatterbox!
Caroline the sex beast! grr
Then the presentation began, it was mainly to introduce the new products which are the vibrating mascara & lipsticks, and then informed us of our their product line. As i said i haven't used 99% of their products and so it will be an interesting experience to try their products out.
We then got given the goody bags & had a chance to look round the tables & try the products out & talk to the staff.
Zo Zo da Ho Hoe!
I really enjoyed the format of the event as we weren't sat down for too long & could really interact with the people who work for the brand & clearly love it. Another detail which i thought was great was the foundation table, where we could pick the formula & shade which suited us, this meant that most of us left with a foundation that was the right colour and we can use which means reviews are going to be more thoroughly tested for you guys. Good times!
A few of us then did the old we're going to Pizza Express instead of Primark malarky & so made our way there, after walking a good hundred miles to the pizza express we decided we didnt have enough time before we would have to head to our trains home so we ended up going to Mcdonalds! Such class!!!
The cool Kids!!
I had such a lovely day overall & love seeing all the girls and meeting a few new ones in the process! And my god Maybelline were generous with the products they gave us to try out & review. So thanks to Maybelline for their hospitality & Nathalie for arranging it all!
A word about the goodie bags, there was a little hoo haa about it last night on twitter, yes there are always going to be people who go to get free stuff, the majority i hope go to see all the girls, personally 90% of people i talk to on twitter i would consider my friends, if you've added me on Facebook & i accepted the request you're my friend. But lets face it, this is the way PR works, if i gave something a good review & 20 people went out and bought it the cost of one unit would be more than covered by the 20 units sold because of it, that is why events are held, brands have cottoned on to the power of blogging & if it saves me buying a foundation this month or a mascara then i am happy to have it and so i think of the freebies as perks it is not the reason i started doing this blog but every little helps, I am saving up for a new Macbook Pro after all(which means more YT vids hopefully!)& lets face it this is a bit of fun for most of us so lets treat it that way & not be so serious, real life can be serious at times & i escape from it in the lovely warm bussom of the beauty community!
There i said it!!!
Peace out! Hope you are all having a lovely weekend! how nice is the weather in Britain! about time that's all i can say!
Lots of reviews coming up i imagine, they may take an age as i've not got round to the body shop ones yet! But i will have time to blog starting tomorrow!! whoop!!
Saturday, 12 September 2009