I had an exciting email drop into my inbox a few weeks ago about an event being held at Manchester Airport on behalf of World Duty Free and Biza. The invite promised an evening of pampering at the Biza Beauty Lock In, so named as after 6:30pm there would be no passengers in the terminal as the last flight had departed. Add to it a night in the Radisson Blu hotel with some top bloggers and friends and it was to be an event that I simply couldn’t miss.
I checked into the Radisson Blu at 2:30pm and was advised to take the lift to the business class suites floor where I would find my room. I could also take advantage of the facilities in the hotel as well as the business class lounge where drinks and nibbles would be on offer throughout the day. My room was gorgeous, with a great view overlooking the airfield and runway. I couldn’t wait to get into my complimentary robe and slippers and relax on the bed before I met up with everyone at 5pm. When I went into the bathroom to freshen up, I was first greeted by the hotels toiletries which were by this Works, one of my favourite brands and then I saw the most gorgeous travel exclusive set by Clarins sitting on the vanity. I love Clarins. When I think of pampering at home, it definitely involves Clarins products!
I met up with Emma and Caroline at the welcome reception in the business class lounge, along with some of my favourite people; Gemma, Beth, Chelsea and Vicky and I couldn’t wait to spend some quality time with them after getting the security passes out of the way. Once we arrived airside, the fun could begin however it isn’t a trip to the airport security without a quick frisk and pat down.
The evening started in Jo Malone where we were greeted with bubbles and canapes, and got chance to chat to all the bloggers at the event as well as the staff from Biza, Jo Malone and World Duty Free. I had the most relaxing hand massage in Jo Malone using Pomegranate Noir hand cream and the Jo Malone Intense Fragrance Dark Amber and Gingerlily. If you are travelling anywhere soon, this complimentary treatment takes around 10 minutes and would be a perfect start to any holiday. Whilst being shown around the Biza shops, we learnt about the various services that were on offer to the public before they got on the plane. All treatments are free, but of course are subject to availability. With brands like Estee Lauder, Yves Saint Laurent, Clarins and Creme De La Mer offering mini facials, fatigue fighters and eye make ups looks, I can’t wait for the next time I go on holiday!
After the event was over, we headed back to the hotel for drinks and nibbles before crawling into those deluxe size marshmallow beds ready for a good night sleep before a hearty breakfast. It was such a lovely evening and I felt truly spoilt by the team from World Duty Free and Biza. If you need a hotel to stay in before you travel, I definitely recommend the Radisson Blu for a great night sleep, and a great location for access to all terminals.