Beauty: MetQuarter Christmas PR Event!

I’ve had a good few weeks events wise and I’m
excited to share my experiences at another little event here! At the end of
last month, I was invited to an event at Metquarter in Liverpool. For anyone
who isn’t local to the area, Metquarter is a grotto of amazing shops including
MAC, Illamasqua and Armani, Links of London and GHD, amongst others. I was blooming over the moon to be invited to their
press event and being able to see some of the shops’ new collections earlier
than the public! Thanks very much to the lovely Emma, part of the Carousel team
for the invite to the event!

I’m going to be honest… I felt a little weird
going to a Christmas event in OCTOBER. OCTOBER. I could probably have dealt
quite easily with an event in November, as I understand that they have to get
the products out early, consumer markets, yada yada. October messed with my
sense of festivity a little bit. Granted, this last about five minutes as when
I got there I got right into the swing of things, singing along to all the
Christmas music and ooh-ing and ahh-ing at the amazing decorations.

I nipped into the store pretty early on in the
day and met up with a few fellow bloggers who’d gotten there at the same time.
It was nice to have a catch up and see the amazing new products that shops had
put out for us to have a look at. I fell 100% in love with the brand new
Christmas collection that MAC had put out- I’ll definitely be going back to
purchase a few of these, it was SO difficult to pull myself away and resist the
temptation of spending my entire wage slip on pretty eye shadow palettes and make up brush kits. I
also found myself falling in love with the most BEAUTIFUL shoes I’ve seen in a
long time, from L. K. Bennett! Fingers
crossed Father Christmas puts them under the tree for me this year!

I wasn’t able to stay as long as I would have
liked to as I had to get to work so unfortunately I missed out on getting my
makeup done by a MAC artist! We were given lovely little goodie bags with money
off vouchers, a little MAC mascara and an Illamasqua lipstick in them! There
was also a little macaron from Patisserie Valarie included in there, which was
a lovely little touch! Who doesn’t love a macaron, after all?

I can’t wait to go back to the Metquarter and
fill up a basket with some of their fabulous goodies for my family and friends
this year!