This Thursday was the Maybelline Beauty Bloggers Event at L'Oreal Headquarters in London. I was really excited to be invited, a little more that The Body Shop Event because I knew what to expect this time whereas I was pretty scared and nervous for The Body Shop!
I travelled down with Daisy, Victoria, Helen , Kelly and Karen and we got to London and met up with some other bloggers and made our way to L'Oreal. Once we had signed in and got our badges we went up to the room the event was being held in and had some drinks and cakes :)
After that a presentation was held by three lovely ladies who talked about the newest Maybelline products, Pulse Perfection and Colour Sensation, as well as their other, most loved, long standing products. Over the years I have tried various Maybelline products - their Dream Mousse foundation and blush to name a few, and I have always known about other items they sell, such as Great Lash Mascara. Although I remember this as far back as being 13 I have actually never tried it!
I just wanted to add a small paragraph about something that is beginning to get slightly tedious, and which myself and some others spoke about on the day. I think a lot of people are getting a tad too expectant of these events and are far more enjoying going for the free make up and slating it all at the end of the event - getting on their high horse a bit if you know what I mean. At the end of the day these are events which some bloggers would give anything to be invited to, and who I know would go purely for the event itself and to meet their friends rather than go and slag a company off. Companies are paying for a number of us to travel down, putting food and drink on, presentations and slide shows etc, make up tables for us and make up artists, and for some people to go and just complain that the presentation was rubbish, get their freebies and basically eff off leaves a bit of a sour taste in my mouth. Then to review the products that a company has generously given us and say it is pretty much all shit is just really ungrateful. I fully understand that some products are not as good as others etc etc, but I don't think there is any need to be so...I don't even know the word for it, it's a bit spoilt brattish, a bit trying to be controversial...I don't know. Some of the reviews I have read from the Illamasqua Event in London sound shocking. If you know you aren't going to like the event, the products and only moan then at least have the sense to decline your invitation and save it for the people who really want to go.
Anyway, back to the niceties...After the presentation we received our two goodie bags and were free to wander round, chatting to other bloggers and the reps. Here a few pics I took of the afternoon!
Me and Sadie...finally get to meet after what feels like years of talking!!
Victoria and Daisy!
Me and Nicola
Daisy getting her make up done by one of the two make up arists on hand!
Nicola getting her make up done!
Victoria getting hers also!
We got a pretty large goodie bag - two, actually! I have sorted these out and am not going to include them on this post here, I will speak about them separately and review them. There are a few bits which do not suit me nor my Mum so I will be giving them away at a later date.
It was lovely to see all the girls again, and meet some new people who I haven't seen before! Can't wait to see you all again - and can all us Yorkshire girls arrange a meet up at some point?!