I visited my first ever Girl’s day out today. It was advertised as a place to find out about the best of fashion, beauty, lifestyle, health and benefit. So, I went, out of curiosity, and I thought, it will provide lots of information about all the above.
Boy, was I disappointed. Nothing much on fashion, none of the major fashion houses were there. I found nothing that will improve my lifestyle. Nothing to help me learn to balance work and family, nor my chequebook.
Beauty consists mainly of Clinique, which had a long queue of people. Olay was doing facial analysis on the computer, and I didn’t fancy my face, magnified in full display to all the people around me. Johnson and Johnson was there, but I was missing other brands such as Elizabeth Arden, Dove, perfume brands, body shops etc. What happened to inner beauty?
Health was really about fernwood, netball and maybe golf. What happened, to detox? How about healthy eating, with none of those diet stuff?
If it wasn’t for the 2 for 1 coupon I found in the Herald Sun just before I bought the ticket, I would have felt really really ripped-off.
Sample-wise, I had cups of Ocean sprays, Berri juices, a free coffee for the Pantene corner, Johnson and Johnson products, Clinique samples and that’s about it.
I hope, if they intend to have this next year, it will be bigger with a larger participation from more companies.