In February (yes, I'm a little late with this post!) I attended an event at the Arran Aromatics stand alone shop in Princes Square, Glasgow, focussing on their Feel Good Formulas range. I was really looking forward to this as I like Arran Aromatics as a brand anyway and we stock it where I work so I am quite familiar with the products anyway. However I didn't know much about the Feel Good Formulas range so I thought it would be useful for my work as well as personal interest.
I was greeted at the door by the Becky White PR crew; my coat was taken and I was handed a drink of bubbly. After a wee chat at the door I went on to have a look round the little shop which was already getting busy with other bloggers. I wandered round for a bit and chatted to some other girls until the presentation started.
At 6.30, we were introduced to the store manager, Lynne, who introduced us to Arran Aromatics and the Feel Good Formulas range, before going into specifics about a few products. The company began in 1989 founded by Janet and Iain Russell, in their kitchen on the beautiful Isle of Arran and has been growing ever since. In 2002 the Feel Good Formulas range was developed as every day products for the face, body and hair. It's also aimed at a younger customer than their more well known Essentials Collection.
The first item Lynne talked about was the Sea Salt Scrub and carried out a demo of it on Claire from BeeWaits which is one of their best sellers from the range. It contains seaweed and also uses sunflower oil to moisturise the skin while exfoliating. It's designed for use on the limbs, and for best results use on wet skin rubbing towards the heart. It's perfect for removing that pesky leftover fake tan! For £12.75 you get a 400g kilner jar.
Next she showed us the Jojoba and Vitamin E All Weather Moisturiser which is a non greasy facial cream suitable for all skin types but probably more aimed at dry or dehydrated. 'All Weather' sounds a bit frightening, as if it's a super thick cream meant for hill walkers or winter sports - which it would also work for! However it's actually perfect for everyday in winter when your skin is getting dried out from the cold wind and weather, and warm central heating. It smells really good and sinks into the skin nicely without feeling too heavy. This comes in at £7.50 for a 50ml jar, bargain!
Finally we were shown the Green Tea Eye Cooler Gel which contains witch hazel, green tea extracts and powerful anti-oxidants to soothe and depuff the eyes. Great for use in the morning after a late night out, especially if it's stored in the fridge! The little 15ml jar costs only £3.50.
After this we had a browse at the Feel Good Formulas with Lynne there to answer any questions about other products. We were offered 20% off everything in the shop on the night and were also given a lovely goody bag on the way out.
The goody bag contained Cucumber & Avocado Facial Scrub, Bergamot and Sea Mud Mask, Tea Tree Eye Gel, some sweet treats from the night, as well as teabags and a cookie recipe! I also bought Lavender & Black Pepper Bath Mineral Muscle Soak (£9), the limited edition Valentine's Day candle which was in the sale for £7 and a Citrus Shores hand soap for my mum (£12).
I had a great night and look forward to trying out these lovely products! Thank you very much to Arran Aromatics and Becky White PR for inviting me!