I think I must be among the last to blog about this *raps self over knuckles* but I have just been a bit meh this week- forgive me my trespasses!
So for anyone who doesn't know- I attended a new blogger meetup on Saturday (12/07/2014) which was the first in hopefully a long succession of blogger meetups from what appears to be the beginnings of a Yorkshire blogger network and boy did I have a good time!
|Gorgeous Cupcakes made by Carrieanne|
The event was organised by the lovely Carrieanne from Beauties Unlocked, Faith from Music and Eyeliner and was helped by Keli from Kels Kurls. It was held in Revolution on Call Lane in Leeds (first time in there sober!) and was festival themed.
|My attempt at 'festival'|
|Faith and Carrieanne (mentioned above)|
I was typically anxious about going (stupid anxiety!) but the ladies made sure that everyone was connected on twitter, arranging a twitter chat and linking us with the brands that would be attending and sponsoring- This was really helpful as it linked me up with some people I hadn't met like Tilly from Papercrowned and that really put me at ease.
On arrival we were treated to lanyards with our twitter pics, blog names and names on them along with a very festivaly wristband which I thought was so cool and such a good idea and the lovely people at House of Fraser provided us with mini goody bags featuring brands like Dior and Elizabeth Arden
|House of Fraser Goody Bags|
In attendance, alongside us bloggers, were some lovely brands:
Allertons Salon, who offered quick hairdos;
ESPA, who offered skincare consultations using our olfactory system (sniffing) and giving beautiful goody bags;
Quiz who gave us really cool dress shaped biscuits;
Country Attire who gave us a really cool festival themed canvas goodie bag containing festival essentials like lipbalm and sunglasses;
Wynsors Shoes who gave us a lovely foot themed goodie bag with nail decals and gel cushions and
The absolutely gorgeous Erene from Pastille was offering dash manicures and I had to jump in first, technically before the event started- oops!
At this point i've noticed lots of words so some pics are in order!
|My Gorgeous Dash Mani From Pastille- mind my sausage fingers|
|The Dream- A table of dress shaped biscuits|
|Jenna From Hepcat Blogs getting her nails done|
|Fruit and Sweeties|
The gorgeous Georgina from She Might be Loved was on hand to give makeovers to the lucky few, her debut of this kind of thing- she did very well!
|Prizes for the Draw|
The event was so well organised, it went by so quickly but at the same time wasn't so Jam packed that we had no time to mingle! It was so lovely to meet so many people with the same interests as me, to meet people I had chatted to on twitter and see people I had met before. Really, it makes me feel like I'm part of something, a community, for the first time since I moved to Leeds 2 years ago.
So thanks so much to Carrieanne, Faith and Keli, to those who were so lovely (all of you) and I so look forward to many more!