So a few weeks ago, I was going through my emails and I stumbled on an Invite to a Store Re-Launch. It turned out that the email was sent from Clinique and then the scales fell off my eyes. I blinked at my screen and wondered why on God’s green earth I didn’t get notified when the email came in – 6 DAYS AGO! – I hurriedly replied the sender, apologizing for my delayed response and as my Angels would have it, the Clinique Team responded and confirmed that the store re-launch was still a good one week away. I was beyond elated. It’s not everyday in my still budding blogging career that I get invited to a store re-launch by a brand that has been in existence since I was a kid.
The day of the Store Re-Launch came and I was ready. I made sure to clear my schedule, kept my morning routine pretty basic, had my standard bowl of oatmeal (post workout), played with my dog and then got ready. If you were unaware, the #CliniqueNigeria store is located on the ground floor of Jabi Lake Mall, right in-front of the center court. (You know the wide round space that connects both extremes of the mall…yup! That’s it).
I located the store, stepped in and was instantly transported to another world. The store was perfectly lit and all I could see were rows and rows of colorful Clinique products. I was soon greeted by the very lovely Kirsty Gourlay who is the Product Manager in South Africa, along with other sales executives. Just as their invite said, I was treated to glasses of lovely champagne (perfect for that time of day) and was pampered and spoilt like only Clinique knows how.
Just before I left, I was given a goodie bag *cheering* and was also handed a box of their yet to be released Moisture Surge 72 Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator. (Now this was where the VIP treatment began). The Moisture surge is due to launch in Nigeria in August and I was given the opportunity to try out the pot of Magic before it hits the stores. As you guessed already, I will share more information about the Moisture Surge in my next post and will fill you in with all the juicy details you need to know about it.
Thank you to the Clinique Nigeria team for officially welcoming me to the Clinique family and for inviting me to the store re-launch. Keep your eyes peeled for the next post and I’ll see you then.