The last few weeks have been FAB for blogger events in Leeds, I had a week where I was only at home for a couple of evenings! Sometimes I wonder how I got so lucky, if I’m honest. When the e-mail from The Body Shop pinged into my inbox I was thrilled-I’d already seen some of the Leeds Bloggers talking about it on our Yorkshire Bloggers Facebook group (yes, we are that cool) and I was more than a little gutted I hadn’t been invited-so when I DID get invited it made my day.
The venue was Lamberts Yard-I’ve been to a few events there and it’s a great venue, with a bar and a big area to do whatever you fancy with. One event had a pink carpet and chairs down the side for the runway, but this event won-they had a Zebra! And a Panda (don’t worry, no animals were harmed in the making of this event-they were model animals, but they were still hella cool-even if the greedy Zebra did try to eat my Cheesecake-on-a-spoon)
I arrived early to the event, but the team were really nice to me and let me come in, get a drink (Spiced Apple Mocktails, which were AWESOME-it was so nice as a driver to not be stuck with a glass of coke like I am at lots of events-being thought about is lovely) and showed me around. We had a skincare stand (so I had a mini facial, which my skin LOVED) a makeup stand (so obviously I needed to have my makeup done because who doesn’t love being pampered?) and lots of the Christmas products on display for us to have a look at. They also had a photobooth where me and Lizi had some fun with silly props-another lovely touch.
I spent most of the night wandering around chatting to the lovely Leeds girls, and The Body Shop staff (including the lovely Jess who I met at the Huddersfield Pinita Colada launch event, and who is now going to be working at the Leeds store) I basically just had a great time catching up with everyone.
We were shown the Christmas video (#JungleBells-very clever!) and given lots of information about the new Leeds store-the Briggate store has been revamped and is now a concept store, meaning it’s all looking very different and exciting-I’m not going to give anything away, pop in and see them and have a nosy for yourself! It’s always good to hear whats going on with a brand at their event, I enjoyed the sneak preview of the new store-insider knowledge is fun (though by the time you read this it’ll be open anyway)
When we left we were given a MASSIVE goodybag which was so generous-we each got one of their advent calendars and a letter to take into the Leeds store to receive a free personalised BodyButter. I’m so excited to go and get mine.
Thank you so much to all at The Body Shop Leeds for a fantastic event, I hope there are many more to come (and I hope you let me attend them!)
Have you been into the new Leeds store yet? Will you be buying an advent calendar from The Body Shop?