Yesterday I attended the 14th Vitality Show (as mentioned in my previous blog – click here) and it did not disappoint!
With hundreds of stalls, shows, classes and testing stations there was something for every woman!
Although I was granted a press pass to write about the event, my lovely (almost!) Mother-in-law bought me a V.I.P ticket to the expo beforehand, so when we arrived we were fast tracked into Earls Court Two and given directions to the Neal’s Yard day spa for champagne, a facial, a V.I.P goodie bag plus entry to the luxury seating area.
(Photo borrowed from The Vitality Show Facebook page)
I had an a.maz.ing facial with a lovely therapist called Lyn. With all this cold weather we’ve had, my skin is very dry and tired looking at the moment so Lyn suggested that she treat me with Neal’s Yard’s Rose hydrating collection. My skin felt beautifully soft afterwards and promised Lyn that I’d take better care of myself!
After facials my group and I chilled out with a glass of cold bubbly, excitedly going through our goodie bags and we planned our best route around the stalls so we didn’t miss anything.
First we made our way to our second goodie bag of the day, everyone who attended the event it given a lovely bag of samples, nibbles and a drink including a bottle of Sprite, BelVita Breakfast biscuits and L’oreal’s new Ever Pure range.
|Just half of the goodies I collected/bought|
As we made our way through the stalls there were jewellery collections, creams, lotions and serums for all skin types and problems like BOMB cosmetics and Cool Herbals. There were health food booths including Munchy Seeds, Urban Fruits and Upbeat protein shakes who were all very generous with the time to chat and advise.
|My gorgeous Bomb Cosmetics Candles|
Exercise and sport is a big part of the Vitality Show and there were stands selling Yoga mats, work out clothing and a range from the Pineapple dance studio.
Not only could you leave the show feeling fabulous you could look the part too. There were hairstylists, manicure stations, massage booths, foot and hand treatments all available at discount prices.
We saw Yoga and Pilates’s classes and Aerobics sessions in full swing although we didn’t join in they were fun to watch and admire all the skinny beans joining in. We also listened in on some very interesting and inspiring talks and Q & A sessions with sex therapists, life coaches and nutritionists
I have to say my two favourite parts of the show are the goodie bags you can buy and testing out all the creams, foods and drinks along the way. Certain companies such as the magazines Zest and Womens Health sell goodie bags filled with dozens of new products for you to try. For example my Womens Health bag cost me £10 but it included £100 worth of products.
We tried so many foods and drinks that we joked we may not need dinner. Blossom Hill were presenting their new low calorie Vie wines, which by the way are delicious and very much needed in the wine aisles!
We also sampled The Food Doctors crisps, Rachel’s Organic Yogurt, Wyke’s cheeses, Tea Pigs green tea (which by the way was very tasty and I usually hate green tea!) and Peppersmith natural gum but to name a few. I don’t think there was anything I didn’t like – typical me I suppose!
After all our shopping, sampling and treatments we were knackered, but we all came away happy, healthier and looking our best!
I’d like to thank my (Almost!) Mother-on-law for my ticket to the show, I really hope you’re not suffering too much and get well soon! To Mike – thanks for getting me there and spending the day in London on your own whilst I spent all our money! To Elly (Vitality’s Press Officer) thank for my press pass and the perks – please come visit soon! To Emma (My almost Sister-on-Law) Pru and Emma for being brilliant pamper buddies – same again next year? And lastly to my gorgeous Niece Abigail for coming along and being so quiet and smiley all day – you’re the cutest 2 month old around!!
|Abigail - The Cutest Baby around!|