A few weeks ago I was invited to attend the Neal's Yard Remedies bloggers event, and so I gratefully accepted and couldn't wait to go after work last night! After finding out my good friend Fi (North Western Beauty) and the lovely Cat (CLLRS), who I met properly for the first time at the FABB Event, were going too, I was even more excited, and arranged to meet up with them for a bite to eat before we headed down to the Neal’s store.
Of course Google maps was no help at all, but I put my intrepid explorer hat on, and after taking a few “short cuts” we found it. As soon as you walk into the store you’re hit with a real sense of calm and tranquillity, as well as a lovely fresh and floral scent, and the ladies at the door were extremely welcoming. We were offered drinks straight away, a God send with this hot weather, with wine, herbal teas and juice on offer. I opted for the juice, as I’m not a lover of wine or herbal tea even though they smelled delicious!
Free taster sessions were available for all the bloggers that attended, so me, Fi and Cat all got our make up done. Me and Fi chose the same look and it’s strange how different it looked on each of us, me being pale with blue eyes and Fi being slightly more olive toned with brown eyes. I have to say I do prefer more coverage than the mineral powder offers from Neal’s Yard, as my skin is prone to a few blemishes etc. The way the shadow was applied to my eyes by the MUA was great; it just wasn’t the best look for me! Cat also got a massage towards the end of the night and it was quite amusing to watch, even though I knew if that was me being massaged I would have fell asleep straight away, especially when she moved onto her head!
At the end of the night we were all given a lovely goodie bag, with a cleansing balm, mist spray, eyeshadow, lipgloss and a pack of wipes included. Thank you!
Overall I had a great night, being able to catch up with the lovely Fi and Cat, and learning a lot about organic skincare and what it offers off the welcoming and knowledgeable staff. I’d definitely recommend visiting the Manchester store, with it only being 5 minutes away from the City Centre.
Have you tried anything from Neal’s Yard Remedies? What did you think?
Thanks for reading,