#nwbloggersmeetup part one: The Event

Wednesday 18 March 2015

Last weekend I attended my first big blogger meet up (if you haven't seen my Body Shop Blogger event then click here) and I have been desperate to tell you all about it ever since, but life has just been a little busy!!! So finally, I'm sitting with a cuppa by my side and ready to share it all with you :)

I met a few of the girls at Central Perk beforehand to make the whole 'arriving at the venue' situation a little less terrifying...there were 25 bloggers going after all! They make an amazing spiced chai tea latte, so if you find yourself there, I'd recommend you go for that.

We all voted on our little facebook group we'd created to go to Kabinett which is cutely tucked away down some stairs on Myrtle Street. It has such a cosy atmosphere and the barman was super friendly :)

When we got there my jaw just about hit the floor when I saw all the goodie bags laid out! Sammy did an amazing job at getting them all sorted and we got some amazing brands on board, just you wait and see..

We had personalised bags from Wild Thang which looked fab and were just about ready to spill out all over the place, they had that much stuff in! 

I have so much love for Utility and I've mentioned some of their products in the past here and here! Check them out, they're really good for gifts, cute stationary and little gadgets.

Lucy came along representing Natalie Roche, which is the UK distributor of Xen-TanGlam Glow and Amazing Cosmetics! I'm really excited to try out my Glam Glow mask as it's supposed to be really good! I tried some of the samples on my hands and they smelt gorgeous, especially the Glam Glow Power mud dual cleanse.

I've already tried my sample of the Amazing Cosmetics concealer and it is without a doubt one of the best I've tried! I don't have the best skin but I felt like I had enough coverage just from a tiny bit of the concealer, without the need for foundation. It is a little pricier than what I'd usually go for, but Lucy said the 15ml tube would last the year! You can find it in Marks and Spencers and they will hopefully be bringing the foundation over from America soon too!

I also got to meet Carrie from Junkbox who was showcasing a few of her pieces. She was so lovely and had some really cute items to show us. The picture frames had photos in that she had taken on holidays - such a nice personal touch! Her shop is based in Chester and her items will soon be available on ASOS, how exciting!

After chatting to the brand reps, I mingled and chatted to as many different bloggers as I could! It was so busy that I didn't get chance to speak to everyone but I'm sure we'll all be doing something again soon!

I decided to get a raspberry mojito since it was a special occasion after all...but I very quickly got all light headed and giggly haha!

Me and Tasha

There was also some yummy cupcakes provided to us by hello and.... I picked up a vanilla cream one which has cinder toffee on top and jam in the middle..so so good! I managed to get crumbs everywhere, of course!

At the end of the event, there was a raffle from which we raised £80 that will be split between Freshfields Animal Rescue and Claire House Children's Hospice! I managed to win a couple products from The Naked Skincare Company which I'm really keen to try!

Afterwards, a few of us decided to head for food at Las Iguanas, which rounded off the afternoon very nicely! 


 Of course, more cocktails were ordered!

I may have ordered half a chicken yes...
Aisling and I

It really was such a great experience and I'm so happy that blogging has led to me meeting such a lovely bunch of girls :)

I'll be doing a separate post about what was in the goodie bag shortly, but for now, here's a sneak preview!!!

I love reading about meet ups, so if you've done a post about one you've been to, I'd love to have a read!


  1. Great post Emma - your photos turned out better than you thought! Really enjoyed meeting you there, hopefully see you soon :) xx


    1. Thank you Hannah :) and thanks for helping me out with my camera haha it's just too good for me that thing!!! Managed to get a few lucky ones though phew!!

      Yes see you soon!! xx

  2. This event looks a lot of fun and the drinks look really yummy :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

  3. It sounds like you had such a lovely time :) sounds awesome. xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk

  4. Holy guacamole, that is a goodybag and a half. Sounds like you had a really good time!


  5. You got some great pictures! Made the event look really good :) xx

  6. Sounds like it was an awesome event, and that goodie bag looks absolutely amazing!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

  7. That goody bag!! Will have me set for a while!!

    Great post!!



  8. This looks amazing! I've only ever been to one blogger meet in London but it was a bit of a fail! x


  9. Sounds amazing! I love reading meet up blog posts and hopefully sometime in the future I can attend one too. Can't wait to see the goodie bag post!

    Kathryn | Nimble Note

  10. Great post , I want to go to a meetup now :)

    I am following you now :)


  11. I look SO into that cocktail, hahaha!
    Aww glad to see you had a great time too lovely!

    Jemma xx


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