River Island Presents ELLE Loves Event Review

Yesterday while in London I popped into the River Island store to take part in River Island Presents ELLE Loves Event

Out of breath because I practically ran down Oxford Street in order to get to the store as the event started at 5 pm and avoid what I  expected to be a massive line.
I was happy not to be greeted with a long line, and a PR lady slowly checking event confirmations and names off a guest list and skipped straight in to the store
I was surprised to find that I the event was actually open to everybody which was good but kind of defeated the purpose of registering to attended the event and printing of the event confirmation.
As you had to spend over £50 to receive a goodie bag and there was a 20% discount with the event confirmation
It was a good excuse to try and inject some colour into my work wear so proceed to search for some pieces wear to work.
Despite having a vibrant colour pallet with really interesting patterns and textures the collection consisted mostly of casual pieces which weren't really appropriate for work.  And the dress that I saw on the website and mentioned in my previous blog post  was sold out in my size L
ELLE’s fashion team presented the hottest River Island looks for the season ahead with a live catwalk show and funky street dancers performed in between each look.
There were also cocktails and free manicures ( Nail painting actually) on offer, however, there was only two people doing nails and the longest line ever so I didn’t bother with that.
I rushed around trying to select items to buy as the confirmation said that goodie bags were available while stocks last and I didn’t want to miss out.
I selected a faux leather flare skirt from the 90's collection
and a pair of black and gold Versace inspired leggings from the Miami collection
in plenty of time to get a goodie bag and the price was reasonable thanks to the 20% discount
A was actually kind of happy with the goodie bag which included the following:

Limited Edition of ELLE March
limited edition full-sized cherry Batiste dry shampoo (RRP £2.99)
Dermologica samples (I love Dermologica and have most of these products but this would be perfect for when I travel)
full-sized Collection 2000 Pure gloss lip-gloss in a sparkly berry colour(RRP 1.99),
jelly beans
River Island sunglasses (RRP £10).
In all, I think the event was ok however if I hadn't been in the area already and had made a trip into London specifically to attend the event I would have been quite disappointed


Ricci-loveherlook said...

Love your blog! We found you through IFB! Great post! We might attend it too in Birmingham. Were following! If you like what you see follow back.x

Unknown said...

This sounds like such an amazing event. Can't wait to see photos.

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