Angelica had the pleasure of attending an Essence Blogger event, which only made me more excited about the budget friendly brands launch in the United Kingdom. I've heard so much about these guys from other bloggers in the past, so I'm ecstatic that we can now pick their products up nationwide in Wilkinson's from July.
Before last week I really didn't realise just how extensive Essence's range of products was.. they literally stock everything with a pretty impressive shade range too! But I think the thing I was most blown away with was the price point, I knew they were a budget brand before although I didn't realise just how amazing the products were for the price point!
One of the lovely product developers Patricia was around to show us her favourite products, she also recommend a bunch of products she thought I would love which was really helpful given the sheer amount of products Essence have to choose from.
Although the majority of our time was spent talking nails, and being taught how to use the Essence gels at home by the amazing Laure, we also met one of our new favourite people Rachel here. Like everything else, I was once again I was amazed with the price point of the gel at home kit, and adored the fact that you could use normal polishes from the range which retail at £1.59 along side the base and top coat to create a range of gel nail looks rather than spending a silly amount on just one which has been designed to be a gel polish.
The steps to create your desired look were very simple, although i know I'll be reviewing this soon so I wont say too much in this post!
Once our nails were complete I got my make up done by Nadira, who pulled me away from my comfort zone, and used some brighter shades on my eyes, While I cant say I'll be sporting purple eyeshadow everyday it definitely made me consider brighter shades on a night out. Like everyone, she was also really lovely, and just as amazed by some of the products as I was.
Lastly we were whisked away from the event to the White City Westfield where we were given a sneak preview of the new stand which opened as of Monday, How they've managed to cram so much into one stall is beyond me and its well worth a look if you're in the area! All in all I had a wonderful day, and would like to say a massive Thank you to Essence! Not only were Essence girls so so lovely, I was totally overwhelmed by there generosity. You can expect to see a load of Essence reviews coming your way as I am so impressed with this brand! Lastly a big Thanks to LFA, for letting me steal a few pictures in this post while my camera was playing up - You're a star!