Sunday, June 12

Boots After Hours 'Event'

On Wednesday I went to a sort of Boots event in town. It wasn't really an event, but I don't know what else to call it. The Benefit girls had told certain customers about it, and said there would be a raffle and free gift bag. Obviously I was sold on the word 'gift bag', okay that's two words. It was from 6-9pm but you had to stay until the end for the raffle, so we ended up just having a chat for a few hours as we'd got tickets.


When we arrived (me, the best friend and the mum), we were ushered inside the locked doors like it was some secret agency convention. We were offered food and champagne, so me and Anna casually nibbled on the red pepper while having a look around all the counters. As you do. The rest of the store was blocked off, though I did try and make a run for Maybelline; I didn't know they were shut off until my friend shouted at me from the rather gigantic sign saying 'not allowed past this point'. I'm sure I've got selective... seeing?

Only the people who had RSVP'ed were given a goodie bag, which we had. It contained a few little goodies: a 'Color Plump' Lip Crayon in Luv Ya, and the Thrrrob Box Powder. I can't believe they were giving pretty much £35 away, and as I'd always looked at Thrrrob I'm glad I've now go it. As for the Color Plump Lip Crayon, it glides onto your lips so smoothly and looks just like a lipstick.


I'm not 100% sure, but I think these were given away as they may be discontinued soon. They all had the Tester label on them but were brand new. I'm guessing they were going to be used as Testers but as they are being discontinued they had to get rid of them somehow. I'm probably completely wrong but that's my thoughts.


I then decided to purchase Boi-ing (shade 1) as I've ran out of mine, and I'd seen people given extra goodie bags for buying things. I was then given another 'Color Plump' Lip Crayon in Yoo Hoo and a Silk Lip Pencil in Lush. The shade Lush is so soft and has great colour pay off, it also has a smudge tool on the the other end.. always handy.

Swatches: Thrrrob, Yoo Hoo, Luv Ya, Lush. I had to make my hand look grey to get the true colours of the products.


Me wearing Yoo Hoo

After Anna was offered for 'the porn star look' from one of the rather tipsy Benefit ladies, we went to the raffle. We didn't win any of the gorgeous Clarins, Lancome, Benefit or Clinique boxes but owell! We did however each get a Georgia Armani weekend bag as we left.. it's beautiful! The perfect size for a weekend away in London.

Overall I had a really good time, even though it was arranged just to get us all to buy things! I think it was well organised and it was great being able to try all the different products. It was nice to be invited and I think the goodie bags we were given were well worth the 3 hours we spent looking around.

Have you ever been to one of these sort of 'events? What did you think of it?

21 comments:

  1. i have never been to one of these events, but i surely want to go to one. ahhh so lucky.
    great goodies. the boxed powder looks lovely!

    Cotton2 <3

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  2. I emailed them, and they said they're being discontinued.. but I'd never heard of them either! x

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  3. It's a lovely shade of pink, really flattering! x

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  4. I know thats £23.50! I was amazed! x

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  5. I loved mine! Lucky, I'd have loved to get some things from other brands too x

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  6. I didn't know we had them, I think it's kept a secret x

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  7. you look really pretty in that photo, that lip colour suits you so much xx

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  8. What a lovely idea, looks like you really got treated to some great stuff! I am pretty jealous :P xxx

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  9. Amazing - I'm a Benefit junkie but I've never seen those lip plump crayons! So jealous of anythine who gets any free Benefit goodies!

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  10. Ohh you lucky thing, this sounds amazing! Can't beleive you got Thrrob free!:) xx

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  11. Sounds great- wish our boots did something like this! xx

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  12. I went to an event like this just before christmas, it was for charity and so much fun! Love the goody bag, i got a whole host of samples from different brands in mine x

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  13. So jealous, i wish there was an event like that near me!

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  14. I'm pretty keen on Thrrrob but it's quite pale, however at £23.50 I'm not complaining ;) I didn't think it was my kinda think either yet when I tried it on I loved it. It's as though it's metallic; if you look at it in certain lights on your lips it looks like it's got a gold sheen to it. Gorgeous, and I don't find I need a lip gloss or anything. Wouldn't have bought it myself but glad I have it, well.. both! x

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  15. Apparently they have them once a month in every store, but it's hush hush and only told to selective people. I've heard of others being invited to them before; it's just hoping you are in the shop when they're trying to find people to go to them! x

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  16. That event sounds very cool to go to, glad you enjoyed it! x

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  17. I wish mine had one of these! Jealous i absoutely love Throbb and would die to be given one for free!! The lip crayon doesnt seem my sorta thing but so jealous you got all this stuff! 

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  18. I wish I could have gone to something like this, I'd be in my element!

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