My First PR Event| Shoppers Drug Mart Holiday Event Experience

Never in a million years did I think I would ever attend a PR event, let alone a Shoppers Drug Mart Holiday event! 2 weeks ago I got the invite and began fantasizing about what I was so fortunate to be apart of. I was so excited to be able to attend such an amazing companies PR event. I had never been to anything like this before and did not know what to expect so Anita did her best to paint a picture of what I was walking into. She showed me photos of last years party which hyped it up even more! All I could think about was what I was going to wear, how I should do my hair and of course my makeup. Anita and I decided we wanted to be festive, so we purchased some super cute Christmas sweaters. I was nervous yet so eager for my dream to finally play out. I've documented my experience,  below you'll see just what goes on in one of these amazing Holiday PR events, I hope you enjoy!
Shoppers Drug Mart Holiday PR Event
Shoppers Drug Mart Holiday PR Event
As soon as I left my keys with valet and entered those beautiful tall glass doors I was in awe. It was everything I've ever dreamed of and more. I was politely greeted at the door with a warm welcome and immediately my eyes were drawn to the gorgeous gold decor, fully decorated Christmas trees overflowing with gifts and the sweet smell of sugared pastries.
Beautiful Golden Christmas Trees At The Main Entrance
As I walked in I noticed many displays featuring the hottest gifts for this Holiday season, a mani and makeup stations surrounded by ring lights. There truly is something for everybody at Shoppers Drug Mart. I began to wander around the room when I noticed a table beautifully decorated with levels of high-end perfume bottles, as I took a closer look it became apparent that I was to find a bottle with my name engraved on it. This table included brand such as Yves Saint Laurent, Giorgio Armani and more. I was pleased to find a bottle of Burberry perfume with my nae engraved beautifully in it.
Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutique Perfume Display
Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutique Perfume Display
The further I got into the party, the more I fell in-love. There were so many displays featuring amazing brands such as Quo, Pixie, Urban Decay, Lancome, Elf, Benefit, Pur, NYX and the list just goes on!
Quo Holiday Gifts Display
Quo Holiday Gift's Display
Pixie | Elf | Nude By Nature | Display
PUR Display

NYX Holiday Display
NYX Display
Once I was able to step back from the makeup and skin care, I began to smell something sweet with a hint of maple, my nose led me to a display that was full of cookies, Ferrero Rocher's, Lindt chocolates and of course that maple scented candle that was filling the air. I added a couple of each chocolates to my gift bag that contained my Burberry perfume when all of a sudden I heard the voice of Tracy Moore, who happened to be our amazing host. Once she finished up her fantastic speech about how easy Christmas shopping can be at Shoppers Drug Mart, we started to make our way back to the entrance. I couldn't believe how quickly 2 hours went by.
For The Sweet Talkers | Lindt Chocolates
For The Sweet Talkers | Lindt Chocolates
Tracy Moore, PR Event Host
Tracy Moore, PR Event Host
The most amazing night was nearing the end, I helped myself to a couple more delicious horderves, tried out the new Nintendo Switch, took a photo with an IPad and printed it instantly on a super cool Canon Printer and snapped one last selfie. We were just about to leave when a greeter brought us our gift bags, I opened it up and I was in shock! Not only was the Shoppers Drug Mart Holiday event marvelously decorated, jam packed with products from many amazing brands and ever so generous with an engraved luxury perfume, they also sent us home with a swag bag full of this years hottest goodies!

Shoppers Holiday Event Swag Bag
Shoppers Holiday Event Swag Bag
Anita And I Majestically Peking Through Gifts, Balloons & Christmas Tree's
Anita And I Majestically Peeking Through Gifts, Balloons & Christmas Tree's 
This party was extravagant, a big thank-you goes to Anita for allowing me to be her +1 and to Shoppers Drug Mart for having me. For my first ever PR event, it was a delightful one, I felt welcomed, spoiled and so happy to be apart of this. I must say, I also left with some great gift ideas for family and friends. I hope you enjoyed reading about my experience, thanks for reading, Samantha<3
Benefit
Benefit

Stila
Stila

Eos
Eos

1 comment: