A couple of weeks ago, after returning from our blissful New Year’s Eve break to Wales to the reality of work and post-Christmas tidying, I found myself on the steps of Cabot Circus, waiting for the Bristol Blog Meet to begin.
I didn’t realise Beky and Danielle had organised the Saturday afternoon meet until I got chatting to Lily on Twitter the night before. When I heard that trips to Lush and Benefit were on the cards, I could hardly say no!
After finding Lily and Louisa we set off with the rest of the group to Lush in Broadmead. Now’s the part where I confess that I’ve never set foot in a Lush store before. Yep, never. Of course I’d heard of the brand, and had always been meaning to try it for myself – I was even given a gift set Lush a couple of years ago but after leaving it in a cupboard and forgetting about it, it had expired so I had to throw it away.
I think I saw a few gobsmacked expressions from the rest of the girls when I said I’d never tried any Lush products before but luckily, after several demonstrations and talks by the lovely staff, I was treated to a hand massage and got my very own goodies to try at home.
After Lush, Lily, Lousia and I wondered back to Cabot Circus to have a late lunch at Wagamamas and a wander around the shops before meeting up with everyone and heading over to the Mac counter at Debenhams. After everyone had had their fix of Candy Yum Yum and Russian Red, we headed for Boots for the grand finale – an evening with Benefit. The lovely Ashton had prepared a Benefit party upstairs in the staff room, sitting us around a long table covered in glitter and Benefit products while she demonstrated some of the beauty brand’s key products on Beky. Unfortunately I couldn’t stay till the very end but I can’t wait to try some of the products used in Ashton’s demonstration.
Big thank you to Beky, Danielle, Ashton and the Lush team for our goody bags and for hosting a fun afternoon!