Essence Event + International Giveaway!

Sunday, June 29, 2014
On the 22nd June I was very kindly invited to go to the launch of Essence Cosmetics in Manchester by the lovely people at FlipsidePR and I was so glad that I plucked up the courage to go as I met some amazing bloggers (namely, Caitlin from Through The Mirror, Siobhan from SiobhamEmma and Imogen from Imogen's Typewriter). I also received a massive amount of makeup to try which is very exciting to a makeup addict! 
I was greeted by the lovely people from FlipsidePR and Essence (everyone was so nice!) and I was given my own name badge - official blogger status now? There were tables set up with makeup to test out and take and also a big stand of Essence makeup that you could browse through and take as well.  We were given big bags that already had bags of products in (Essence were incredibly generous) and we could then put in other makeup! I have about 60 or more products in total from the event!

There were drinks and snacks available, some bloggers had their nails done by the Pamper Puff Girls and the designs looked amazing. There was a presentation by the Essence staff - Essence is the No.1 makeup brand in Europe and I am so glad they have finally launched in the UK. Essence will be available to buy in Wilkinson's stores across the UK and also from the Wilkinson's website at the end of July. Essence is a colourful fun company with amazing high quality products at really affordable prices and 95% of their products are made in Europe. You don't have to be a teenager to wear the colourful, playful cosmetics, anyone can. 

I was really impressed by the wide range of products, from eyeshadow palettes, nail stickers, coloured mascaras, finishing powder, CC creams to nail corrector pens, brushes, hair chalk, magnetic nail pens, blush and so much more - including an at home gel nails kit with a UV lamp which I think was priced at £19.99 which is an amazing price as most are at least £50. 

I can't wait to try the products, I have been playing around with some of them so far such as the eyeshadow quads, lipsticks, lip balms, nail polishes and palettes - they have all been amazing so far. I am very impressed with the range, quality and packaging - I think they really haven't sacrificed quality for the low price point. The event was fantastic, I am really grateful for being invited and the Essence staff were so nice and extremely generous. There is a small Essence stand in the Wilkinson's store located in the Manchester arndale (they also have a massive stand in the arndale). I would highly recommend this amazing but affordable brand, I will share my thoughts on the mountain of products I received over the next few weeks. In the meantime check out my instagram (heathernixon4) for photos from the event and photos of the products I am testing from Essence!

Now the giveaway, I am going to be giving away some mystery prizes of Essence cosmetics I received at the event. There will be five products in this giveaway that will be sent to one lucky winner. This giveaway is international but I cannot be responsible if some items are not able to be shipped or taken by customs in your country. To be in with a chance of winning you have to be following my blog via GFC and Bloglovin and also follow me on twitter. Enter via the rafflecopter below.


31 comments

  1. Looks like a really fun event and some great products!! :) xo
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  2. It looks like you had a lot of fun and what a goody bag x
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  3. i have not tried essence before but they do look amazing :D
    Melissa ♥ || The Inked Blonde

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  4. I have never heard of the brand, but love the look of some of the products and really affordable too!

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  5. I've tried before Essence and I love it! My favourite products are their mascaras :)

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    1. The waterproof mascaras I have from essence are fantastic x

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  6. Great give-away and that was such a fun event from the photos :) Eee!

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  7. Wow it would have been really so interesting!! And you are looking fabulous in the pic! :)

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  8. Hi! I haven't tried any Essence products. From everything I've been seeing and reading lately, it sounds like they're upping their game & quality. What a fun event. I'm glad you decided to go! Thank-you for the chance!

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  9. Thank you for sharing. I love your posts and the beautiful photos! <3 <3 <3. And followed your blog. Welcome to visit:

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  10. I use Essence nail polishes a lot. Great shades! I also tried the water-proof mascara, it was great!

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  11. I've never tried any Essence product so I'd love to win x

    Kirsty
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  12. I love the essence products!
    They're cheap but so good!
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  13. I've actually never tried essence products before so this would be an amazing giveaway to win! :)

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  14. I have tried their liquid eyeliner, it's definitely a must try!

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  15. I have never tried them before but would love to !

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  16. I've never tried, but i'm curious about it

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  17. I love the Essence Express Dry Drops! I have so little patience when it comes to waiting for my polish to dry so the drops are great. It dries my polish instantly!

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  18. I like Essence nail polishes. I have also tried two of their mascaras.

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  19. i have tried their lipliner, lipsticks , eyeshadows and they are amazing !!

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  20. I've not tried any Essence products, so I'd love to win this!! Thank you for the fab giveaway <3

    Jess xo

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  21. I've tried before Essence! My favourite products are their nail polishes <3

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  22. Yes! Nail polishes and lipsticks! x

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  23. Really want to try some essence products, they look really pretty xxx

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  24. looks like a great event - i love essence x

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