I hope everyone has been having an amazing weekend! I've had rather a lovely time so far, with a catch up with the lovely Jasmine from Sweetaholic Beauty on Friday night to complete our long awaited for blog swap (post to follow shortly), followed by a birthday dinner with some close friends at a Lebanese restaurant in Docklands. Yesterday, I had lunch with a friend, picked up three pairs of earrings from Lovisa (they were having a sale, how could I resist?), visited Benefit Brow Bar for some much needed brow waxing and had dinner with the boyfriend. Today, I survived badminton with friends (although my shoes did not) and then we all went out for snacks, coffee and cake (to make up for the calories lost during exercise).
I digress, let's get back to this post, which is about the Garnier Dark Spot Corrector event. A few days ago, I was invited to a Garnier blogger event by the lovely Louisa from Brand Meets Blog. I had some idea about what the event entailed but I was a little nervous not knowing anyone else going to the event. Luckily, Louisa and the gorgeous Garnier marketing team were extremely friendly and wasted no time making me feel welcome. I also bumped into Norlin (from Baubles, Bubbles and Bags) and Kerker (from The Ugly Moments) and recognised them from Twitter! It was such good fun meeting them face to face for the first time after regularly reading their blogs and all our regular Tweeting conversations! Do check them out if you're not already following them!
|The lovely ladies Norlin (L) and Kerker (R).|
The Garnier team had a very special surprise awaiting our arrival; they had a gorgeous little Dalmation puppy called Bolt there (tying in with the Dark Spot theme), and we all spent a good half hour admiring and playing with him.
|Bolt, the Dalmation puppy.|
|All tuckered out -isn't he adorable?!|
After climbing all over everyone and lots of cuddles, he fell asleep on the rug and we all got down to learning about the Dark Spot Corrector.
|Listening to the marketing team explain the benefits|
of the Dark Spot Corrector.
Essentially, it's a skincare product that evens skintone, reduces the appearance of dark spots and illuminates skin by giving 24 hour moisturisation. It contains highly concentrated Vitamin C, known for its anti-oxidant and brightening properties. This cream is really lightweight, non-greasy and has a lovely, fresh scent to it as well. It's safe to use all over your body, so you're welcome to slather it on everywhere. It's also a product that can be used by both men and women, so it's something that can be shared with your significant other! I've been trialling it for about three days so far and I'm quite liking it (no breakouts so far, woohoo), but stay tuned for a comprehensive review in about a month.
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The spotlight was also shared with the newly released Garnier BB cream for oily/combination skin. I actually purchased this a couple of weeks ago but I've been trying to ease into wearing it as the original Garnier BB cream broke me out very badly! I will also review this in a few weeks once I've had a chance to give it a proper trial.
|The Garnier Dark Spot Corrector and BB cream for oily/combination skin.|
|The Garnier sleek and shine 72 hour series.|
|With the lovely Kerker.|
|A display of gift bags and stuffed toys at the event.|
|Having a little chat after the event.|
At the end of the event, we were all given personalised, lovely goodie bags with a sample of the Garnier Dark Spot Corrector and the new BB cream (in light and medium) to try at home. We also each got an adorable little Dalmation stuffed toy, complete with personalised name tags bearing our blog names! How adorable is it?! I think Louisa and the Garnier team did an excellent job with this!
|I was lucky enough to also get a few additional products to try from|
the Sleek and Shine range.
|How cute is this personalised stuffed toy?!|
All of us bloggers were also on Twitter while attending this event, and we were regularly tweeting with the hashtag #Garnierdarkspot, so do look it up if you're on Twitter and you'd like to know more! I also know that Garnier are having a competition on their website starting Monday the 26th of August for a chance to win 1 of 1000 Dark Spot Correctors, so don't forget to check it out and see if you can score one to try!
|Tweeting during the event (#Garnierdarkspot).|
I hope you enjoyed my snapshot of the Garnier event. Kerker has also done a great post on this event, which you can check out here. Thank you again to Louisa and Garnier for the invitation!