Massive queues form in Manchester Arndale with Beauty Bay giving out loads of freebies

They're handing out free skincare and make-up.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 28th September 2023

Popular skincare and make-up retailer Beauty Bay has parked up in the Manchester Arndale for the weekend, handing out loads of freebies.

There’s already a huge queue forming for the first day of its ‘Haul of Fame’ event, which will run until Sunday 1 October.

Shoppers can grab freebies including skincare and eyeshadow palettes from the pop-up space outside Next.

Beauty Bay has built three separate stations to interact with, showcasing some of the star brands sold on their website.

At the Sol de Janeiro section, you can smell their range of body mists, then vote for your favourite by placing a ball in the corresponding tube, to win a free sample.


Sol de Janeiro is the brand behind the cult favourite moisturiser Brazilian Bum Bum Cream.

Beauty Bay’s own make-up brand, By Beauty Bay, is next, where you draw on the wall your hero beauty product and in exchange, receive one of their cult eyeshadow palettes.


And finally, wildly popular American skincare brand Bubble Skincare – brought to the UK for the first time by Beauty Bay – is in situ with more free products.

Shoppers can spin the wheel to win a mini bottle, or the chance to play hook-a-duck with a bathtub filled with other items.

Beauty Bay is normally online-only with no physical stores, so their Arndale pop-up is a chance for shoppers to actually get to grips with their vast range of products.


The pop-up is running in tandem today with the MCR Student Social, a massive event organised by Manchester Arndale and Manchester BID.

There’s live entertainment, competitions, games and experiences joining the huge discounts available all across the city centre.

There’ll be discounts of up to 30% off in more than 120 stores for students within the Manchester Arndale and across the city centre, including Levi’s, Harvey Nichols, River Island, Monki, JD, Mango, Superdry, Kick Game, Jack & Jones, Office and Schuh.

On top of that, hospitality venues including Urban Playground (where you can have a go at ITV’s hit show The Cube), Immersive Gamebox, Archie’s, Krispy Kreme, Pizza Hut and Barburrito will have up to 50% off.

You can visit the Beauty Bay pop-up in the Manchester Arndale until Sunday.

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Credit: The Manc Group