Monday, 26 October 2015

HomeSense Preview Evening

Photo credit Jess
Photo credit Jess
Last week, the latest HomeSense opened in Hedge End, Southampton, and on Wednesday evening, they opened their doors for an exclusive preview event that some of the Southampton Bloggers were lucky enough to attend. This was my first visit to HomeSense, but I had heard some fab things beforehand, so I was super excited. The new Hedge End store is combined with TKMaxx, somewhere I’ve shopped a few times in the past, and I couldn’t wait to start wandering around with my fellow bloggers.
We were greeted by staff, and offered a glass of fizzy and a gift card in case we saw anything we just couldn’t leave without – thank you HomeSense. I was in interiors heaven, with HomeSense offering everything from furniture to ornaments (and I’ve always had a thing for knick-knacks). It was lovely to wander round the store, dreaming about kitting out my future home.
I fell in love with all the copper items Photo credit Jess
I fell in love with all the copper items
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Photo credit Anna
Photo credit Anna
I loved this Pinterest-worthy set up Photo credit Anna
I loved this Pinterest-worthy set up
Photo credit Anna
I loved all these photo frames Photo credit Jess
I loved all these photo frames
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Anyone who knows me knows that my home will be filled with books Photo credit Jess
Anyone who knows me knows that my home will be filled with books
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With Christmas just around the corner, HomeSense was well and truly kitted out for the holidays. They had plenty of festive themed tables covered in decorations, and a decorated tree here and there. One thing that really caught my eye was this adorable little penguin – so cute.
I wanted to take this little guy home Photo credit Jess
I wanted to take this little guy home
Photo credit Jess
Photo credit Jess
Photo credit Jess
Photo credit Jess
Photo credit Jess
Photo credit Jess
Photo credit Jess
Photo credit Anna
Photo credit Anna
Photo credit Anna
Photo credit Anna
In typical blogger fashion, there were a few aisles that grabbed our attention instantly. We were all drawn to the stationery aisles, where there were rows upon rows of notebooks and diaries. There were motivational quotes galore and various beautiful colours and shades.
Photo credit Jess
Photo credit Jess
Photo credit Jess
Photo credit Jess
Photo credit Jess
Photo credit Jess
Photo credit Jess
Photo credit Jess
Scented candles were my top priority, as I love burning them especially during the autumn and winter months. There were so many to choose from, I was a little overwhelmed, I won’t lie. I particularly loved smelling the Christmassy scents!
Photo credit Jess
Photo credit Jess
Photo credit Anna
Photo credit Anna
And then there were the makeup aisles. Once we beauty bloggers realised that we could pop over to the TKMaxx side of the store, we were off! If you’ve never popped into TKMaxx, I would definitely recommend it. There’s the possibility of grabbing some fabulous deals, with loads of brands being offered at discounted prices. I love having a look at the makeup bits, and some of the girls found some great items.
Photo credit Jess
Photo credit Jess
We were in our element with the makeup Photo credit Anna
We were in our element with the makeup
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I had a fabulous time wandering around the new store and picking up some fun products with the girls. Thank you so much to HomeSense for inviting us, it was such a fun evening.
What's a blogging event without a group shot? L-R: Leigh, Jess, Anna, me, Jess, Sam, Alice, Brogan, Charlotte, Angi, Karis Photo credit Brogan
What's a blogging event without a group shot?
L-R: LeighJessAnna, me, JessSamAliceBroganCharlotteAngiKaris
Photo credit Brogan
Be sure to check back on Wednesday to see what I picked up on the night with the help of the little giftcard we were provided with - thank you HomeSense and TKMaxx.
Photo credit Jess
Photo credit Jess
Until next time,
Lexie
xo

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