It’s been a while since I’ve been along to any bloggers events this year due to work and health commitments but when I got an invite to the Elemis Debenhams event in the Bullring, I had to go along.
When it comes to skincare, I am always learning. It’s the same with makeup.
I’ve tried a few Elemis products before at beauty events and I have the Elemis Lime and Ginger hand lotion. It smells so nice! So I was excited to see what was in store for the evening.
Now I have to admit, I wasn’t feeling my best at the event. I had a bit of a headache and tired eyes from the World Cup- yep, for the past four weeks my social life has revolved around the football.
However, this was the perfect opportunity to see what Elemis had to sort out my dull skin.
The first thing we had to do was fill out a form which asked us what our skincare routine was amongst other things. My skincare routine had suffered due to the late nights of watching football but I normally just cleanse, tone and moisturise- which is all I have time for. We did get told off as the step I was missing was exfoliating- oops. I also don’t use a face mask as much as I should, which would have probably helped with my dull skin! I did however use eye cream although not a serum. Hmm…
Naturally, I was sceptical. I am someone who loves my sleep so to do all that in the morning would mean getting up earlier than half six…OUCH. But this was the perfect opportunity to try out all the skincare products and see just how effective they are for my skin.
So on came our headbands and bibs and off came our makeup. It felt more like a sleepover than it did an event! The Birmingham blogging community is quite supportive and lovely so I had no hesitations in taking my makeup off around them even though I looked and felt awful. We also all looked quite funny in our get-up which I think made us all feel at ease.
Now I wish I can remember every step and product used…but I can’t oops! But the lovely Elemis ladies talked us through each step of the correct skincare routine and which Elemis products suited which skin type best. It was really interesting and the best thing was we all got to try a product for each step. This way, we got to see how our skin reacted and felt without having to buy the products- I think this is really important when it comes to your skin. The staff were really helpful and answered all my questions, even if I felt silly asking them.
I even managed to win the raffle prize although due to not being ‘with it’, I nearly missed out because I didn’t realise it was me! I won myself an add on treatment which I can’t wait to claim. It’ll be a great post work treat for me as I work in the city centre so can pop into Debenhams in the Bullring.
The next day is when I felt the most excited. I woke up and my skin felt so soft and smooth! For the first time in weeks it didn’t look tired or dull but the opposite. It was a long routine but if this was how my skin was going to be then it might just be worth getting up earlier for! I was kindly given some Elemis goodies so I can test them out at home. I’m hoping now the World Cup has ended I’ll have more time for myself!
If you want to find out more about the products then I really do recommend visiting your local Elemis concession (the staff in the Bullring are so nice!) or checking out their website. A huge thank you to Kim Stephens at Retail Birmingham for the invite and for some of the photos used.
What’s your skincare routine like? Have you tried Elemis products before?
Images taken by Kim Stephens and Wardrobemag