Essence Manchester Launch

Monday, June 23, 2014

I was really excited when I found out Essence were having a launch party in Manchester, excitedly tweeted them to see if they were looking for for other people to attend and I was lucky enough to get an invite. 

They had a London launch at the start of the month and I've held off reading posts except one which made me very excited!

I headed to Manchester and arranged to meet Andrea in Stevensons Square so we could head in together.  It was such a lovely day I got myself a table outside a cafe and had a drink before Andrea arrived.

The venue was on Lever street, in quite an unassuming building from the outside. Inside it is such a bright, light space and with some amazing art work.

We were welcomed by the PR company and given a quick run down, booked in for a mini manicure with the Pamper Puff Girls i've gone for  a iridescent blue / purple colour. I've been buying Essence products every time I go on holiday and own a lot of colours but i've not seen this one before. One thing I do like about Essence nail polishes is they tend to be a really good match for the colour on the bottle in two coats. I also find they don't chip too quickly as long as I let them dry.


I was like a kid in a sweet shop, so many things to look at. I spoke to the makeup artist get some advice on makeup foundation as I always get it wrong. She made some suggestions and re-did my base and I love it. I'll do a post on some of the products I got and what i'm using and what I love about them very soon.

It was such a lovely day, meeting other people and hearing from the brand and how passionate they are about what they do. They are cruelty free brand and a large portion of the products are made in Europe. They are also Amazingly cheap but don't compromise on quality. Another thing about them is that they are always changing and evolving. By this time next year the majority of what's in the range now will have been replaced by other new products.

We also had a little trip over to the arndale to see the stand inside Wiko's and then to the pop up stand which is just round the corner outside Druckers cafe / H&M. They had a few different products including a range inspired by Brazil with vibrant colours and there is so much to see. If you're in Manchester I'd recommend you pop down and have a look.

I have been using Essence products for about 5 years after discovering them on holiday, every time I go away I stock up and it will be so nice to know I can go to Wilko's and get whatever - it is I need!

I'll be doing a couple of posts on the products I picked up today over the coming weeks but I want to tell you about a few of the products I always stock up on when I go away.

Kajal Pencils - I have these in grey and black, my mum has them in the jewel colours as well. They go on really well and for me are easy to work with.

Nail polish corrector pencil - really handy for tidying up and it come with refillable buds. I

Nail polish - both the polish and the nail effects. So much choice and really reasonable so you can go crazy!

Despite the about of things I've come home with I've started a list of things I'm going back to buy tomorrow! You can make the list on the website and email it to someone (I sent mine to myself and it is readable. I made my screen really small so I could screencap it all)



This is my list so far. There aren't any prices on the website at the moment but prices start at £0.99 and go up to about £5. (the UV Lamp being the exception at £19.99)


Have you tried any Essence Products? 

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