As you would expect, the beauty section was huge. Moments after I stepped into the hall I encountered already much loved brands such as Organic Surge, Jason and Faith In Nature as well as ones I hadn’t heard of. One of which being the very intriguing Hifas Da Terra, a brand that uses mushrooms as skin healing products. I’d never used a mushroom based serum before or knew milk chocolate skiitake even existed until this event.
|Jason products neatly displayed|
Speaking of mushrooms, I was soon peckish so ventured over towards the food where I stumbled upon Four Sigma Foods, who make various instant medicinal mushroom teas! You don’t need to be a genius to know that I love tea so I was keen to try, especially when I found out that this mushroom tea helps with sports performance and that tea helps you to sleep etc. I then discovered Mirabilia. Like with mushrooms, I knew olives are good for you but never considered that the leaves could become a tea. Confession: I HATE olives but this tea was so light, mild and floral that I was hooked straight away and cheekily asked for a second tasting and some samples.
|Sooo much sampling!|
There were many food companies, the majority being vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free. Companies I already know and love such as Bear Nibbles, Amy’s Kitchen and VBites as well as other companies I hadn’t heard of such as The Chai Co. I was so overwhelmed with samples that I didn’t need to buy any lunch or coach snacks the following day and snacked on a The Chai Co vanilla bean Chai Pod and plenty of Trek protein bars.
There was a lovely display along the back wall featuring all the winners and runners up in the Natural & Organic Product awards. I am so glad I went as I discovered some new brands and got to know the brands I already know a little better. I shall be reviewing certain brands I’ve mentioned here and some I haven’t mentioned in the future so stay tuned. If you are a fellow blogger, I’d certainly recommed you check out the Nature & Organic Products Europe show next year. It’s expected to be even better so will be hosted in ExCel, London.
Have you been to any beauty/lifestyle events recently? What brands have you discovered and now love from these kind of events?