I hope you all had a good weekend.
As you know as part of my passion for beauty and fashion I love attending beauty and fashion events and one event I have been wanting to attend for the last few years has been the Stylist Live event, held each year usually over three days in England – you can find out more details here. Stylist Live is more than a beauty & fashion event, it helps bring the Stylist magazine to life across three days of experts, interviews, comedy, food, beauty and fashion exclusives.
As dates suited myself and my daughter this year I could not resist and bought the VIP tickets for us both.
These are the different ticket options available – details below, however always check what offers are on as you usually can get really good offers on tickets at the beginning, nearer the dates (if available) i.e. two for one etc. which is particularly good value on the Gold VIP tickets, (I got my tickets at the beginning).
This year Stylist Live was held in the Olympia London from Friday 10th to Sunday 12th November; Friday 10am-9pm, Saturday 10am – 7pm and Sunday 10am – 6pm and we attended on the Friday and as we were staying in London and only approximately a 10 minute walk from the venue we arrived at the start and as we were in no rush leaving, we did not mind the long queues for treatments.
If you a VIP ticket once you arrive and show your ticket (handy to just show on phone) you receive a VIP badge to wear round your neck throughout the day to gain excess to the VIP area which has additional offers, treatments available and where you get your goodie bag (we did not collect our gorgeous treats until the end of the day as bag was packed with beautiful goodies). If you have a VIP ticket remember to book your THRIVE event as soon as you see the one you want as the more popular ones go quickly e.g. Russell Brand and Fearne Cotton slots were fully booked really quickly.
Once you get inside you then have access to everything, as shown above, and can go round each ‘booth’ at your own pace. We availed of the hair and beauty treatments and although queues for getting your hair done were v long, we didn’t really mind as we were in no rush but we did have to wait well over an hour & a half even though we went early but it still was worth it. There is also a number of areas where you can get complimentary food, soft drinks (e.g. Diet Coke) and also purchase food. Time just flew past and we did not leave the event until almost 9pm (closing time).
Definitely intend going back next year if I can because it even surpassed my expectations and I was expecting a lot – so many inspirational / informative talks, fashion shows, treatments, refreshments, and also good selection of brands, products to try and I discovered a number of new products as well – well worth the ticket price. It is obvious a lot of planning, work goes into this event, v well organised, laid out although some booths were quite close together which made it a little bit more difficult to navigate at the busier times of the day but we did not mind this too much. It is definitely worth all the ticket prices especially the VIP ticket when you take account of the additional treatments, refreshments, facilities you can avail off and the goodie bag you get. If I lived near London would still be happy with a bronze or silver ticket but when you have to travel a distance, I think the VIP ticket is the best option as the additional talks, treatments, food available enhances your day’s enjoyment.
Therefore I would highly recommend attending / purchasing tickets for the 2018 event when they become available if you can as we both thought it was a brilliant day and really, really enjoyed it – v best event I have ever attended even taking account of the travelling we had to do to get there. Many, many congratulations to all involved.
Few recommendations / tips for the day:
- Book the VIP or other tickets when offers are on if you can;
- Ensure you book your Thrive event as soon as possible if a VIP ticket holder;
- Sign up for all the updates on the events on social media so you are fully aware of what is going to be available – updates on who and what will be available;
- Get your free Stylist magazine which also gives details on the event and many other topics – copies of the most recent issue are available at the event too;
- Nearer the date of the event, plan what you want to see, do on the day as when you go you will see so much;
- Make sure you avail of as many offers as you can as this is a great way to learn about new brands and try new products; and finally
- Just relax and enjoy your day; the perfect pampering experience.
Now onto the goodies we got (so, so impressed with the goodie bag well over the stated £150 stated value, but remember this is only available for VIP ticket holders) – we also were given a number of products to try from different brands, which was a great way to see if suitable prior to purchasing (all ticket holders have access to this.
Some of the other complimentary products we got to try and there was even more available:
Hope you enjoyed reading about the event – would love to know if you attended this year and if so what you thought of it – did you enjoy it as much as we did?
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Thank you for reading – hope you have a fantastic week.
Best Wishes Liz x
Insert table: – Credit Stylistlive.co.uk