Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Clothes Show Live

I know the Clothes Show was over a month ago, but I have only just got round to uploading this. I've had it in my drafts for ages... Hope you don't mind! xx

I was lucky enough to win tickets to the Clothes Show this year thanks to Amy! I was planning on going to the Clothes show this year, having gone twice before and loved it. However, being the cheap skate I am, I was hoping to save money and book at the last minute with a deal (a deal I must admit never came, as I normally get these through emails). But boy am I happy I waited!


If you aren't familiar with the clothes show it is the biggest fashion and beauty event in the UK. Featuring an exhibtion theatre that has a range of stalls some familiar such as Benefit, Rimmel and Illamasqua and some not so familiar... no worse however! There are different areas on the exhibition such as fashion, beauty and designer. With various fashion shows and stages located around the arena. When booking, there is also the opportunity to go to the fashion show in the main stage which I must say is amazing every year I have been.
The Clothes Show was amazing as usual and I even got the chance to check out the UK Beauty Awards 2011. On arrival we were given free refreshments and little wirstbands... I felt like such a VIP. In the Fashion show we got the chance to see Alexandra Burke perform and an amazing show based on the theme of 'A night in a Department Store'.


Although, I'm really trying not to spend too much money at the moment, I was looking forward to the Clothes Show so much I let myself have a bit of lee-way. I'm really happy with my purchases and managed to grab quite a few deals.

One of the first stall that I went to at the show was the Cosmo/Company stand. For £2/3 (can't quite remember) you revieved both the magazines and a bag of goodies. Although this is fab, the advertisment for this suggests you get a lot more than you actually do.

A little stall in the centre sold 3 pieces of jewellery for £5... bargin! Many of these pieces were discontinued pieces from shops such as River Island, Topshop and Miss Selfridge.. double bargin! I picked up a set of 4 rings, a set of 8 bracelets and a really cute bracelets. So I really got 14 pieces for £5... TRIPLE BARGINNN!

Models Own were delievering a great offer, of not only any 3 products for £10 (Bargin on its own!) but a free goody bag worth £70 is you did! The three products that I chose were Purple Ash, Disco Mix and Red Red Wine. The Goodies I recieved can be seen below and I must say I think they are fab!


Now, Mizz isn't a magazine that I normally purchase but with the prospect of goodies I couldn't resist, I mean it was only £2. The goodies to be honest weren't that great but I was happy with the Good Things moisturiser sample as its something I've been looking at for a while (review coming soon!)
Towards the end of the day you can pick up a Clothes Show goody bag for free! Normally a (VERY TINY) T-shirt appears in this goodie... not this year :/ I did find that its not as good as most years but I'm sure I'll get use of the toothpaste and Nivea samples.
The last place I purchased anything from was Benefit... I had walked past all day thinking... should I?! Well I did! They were offering free makeovers, which I must admit didn't look to good, she was pretty caked in makeup to start with and seemed to want to replicate the effect on me! However, many of the artists were brilliant. I picked two items that I have wanted for a long time Porefessional and They're Real Mascara which were sold at a dicounted price. There was an offer for a free gift if you brought 3 items but the free gift wasn't somthing I would really use and was super tinyyy!

Has anyone else been the Clothes Show this year?

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8 comments:

  1. ah i'd love to go to clothes show one year, i love the models own nail varnishes! x

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  2. Ah getting clothes show nostalgia- I had a wicked time when I went! Can't wait for next yr,

    Jenna@www.pret-a-style.com

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  3. clothes show! that sounds like so much fun, lucky gal! ::)
    Check out the unique hand tailored apron I am giving away
    here

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  4. OMG. I wish we had one in Canada! The jewelry were such a good deal! #madjealous

    madlove,
    Haruka

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  5. What was the discounted price on the Benefit products? . . . I went and I couldn't get anywhere near the Benefit stall - was rammed!

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  6. I was gutted I couldn't go in the end! You got some fab products!

    http://lucyywrites01.blogspot.com
    Lucy
    x

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  7. Heyy gorgeous cute blog :)
    new to blogger, if you follow me ill follow you back :P

    http://confessions-ofa-fashionista.blogspot.com/

    much love
    xx

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  8. I've actually never heard of it before :S but it souns really fun!!

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