Last Thursday I was invited along to a very exciting blogger event as KIKO Milano opened it's doors in Glasgow City Centre. As you will have seen if you've been reading Ellis Tuesday for a while, I'm quite the KIKO fan, particularly when it comes to their limited edition collections. However, despite this, I hadn't tried anything from their permanent line nor had I actually stepped foot in a KIKO store. So you might be able to work out how excited I was when I first heard that KIKO were opening a store in the heart of the city. Not only that but it was opening on one of my favourite Style Mile streets; Buchanan Street. It's certainly much easier to get to in comparison to the other Glasgow store in the Fort, which is exactly why I haven't yet checked out that specific store yet.
We were invited to check out the store and to enjoy a bloggers breakfast an hour before it was opened to the general public. And when I turned onto Buchanan Street at 10am (bear in mind this was a whole hour before the shop even officially opened to the public) there was a queue right along the street with at least 100 people waiting in line. We later found out that some had even been queuing since 7am but KIKO were certainly welcoming the store to Glasgow City Centre with a bang by giving the first 50 people to enter the store a gift card and the first 200 to make a purchase, a special gift in the form of a goody bag.
It was so incredible to see everything in it's brand new state since nothing had been touched. Just look at how beautiful everything looked?
And of course, I couldn't visit without making a purchase or several so here's what I picked up on my first but certainly not my last, visit to the store;
The water eyeshadow, volumizing lip gloss and gel nail duo were in the goody bag I received for being one of the first to make a purchase. I like to think I was slightly restrained on my first visit but I think the photograph tells another story. Hehe. I've not put everything to the test just yet but once I do I'll definitely be sharing my thoughts on here and on social media. Are there any products in particular that you would like me to review first? I was really surprised to find out that KIKO were stepping into skincare with their Skin Trainer range, which is why I just had to try out the CC Blur. And everything was just so affordable! I mean, how could I not snap up a concealer that was less than £6 which also matched my ghostly pale skin? And how could I ignore the limited edition Summer range either?
Have you tried anything from KIKO before? If so, what would you recommend I try next? Is there a KIKO store near you? And what do you think of my haul?