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Thursday, 1 May 2014

Lifestyle: #NorthamptonBloggerMeet

Last Sunday I got to go to an event I had been looking forward for ages, my first ever blogger meet! I was so excited to meet people who like me were stupidly into make up and skin care, clothes and nosing into other's lives. 

We started the day in Vodka Revolution with cocktails and general chit chatting and getting to know one another. I ordered a really berry flavoured cocktail called A Jammy Bas**** which didn't taste like alcohol at all (never a good thing). We had a lady called Becky from Harlequin Cosmetics come to talk us through all her products and we got to ask her some questions. I was really interested in how she started her business as I feel I'm very business minded and find it fascinating that young people have the guts to start from nothing. The brand itself is slightly Lush-esque in a sense it's soaps, shower gels and lip balms; all products which can be made from mainly natural ingredients and at home. My favourite product was the California Daze Body Butter, it was orange scented and so thick and creamy. Becky explained the process of how she makes the soaps and some of their upcoming products. Their prices are very reasonable and I can't wait to see what Becky brings out at Christmas. She left us with some samples; a coconut soap and a mint chic chip soap. Upon trying them I do have confess I found them a little drying on my hands but I was really impressed in testing out the other products.


We had a raffle which had amazing goodies such as a Gel Nail Kit worth £150.00 and lots of lovely bath products. I won a Balance Me Radiance Face Mask which I can't wait to try out. We headed to Pizza Express for lunch (about time too I was starving) and I had dough balls, a sloppy Giuseppe Leggara Pizza and raspberry sorbet. It was eaten way to quickly. I loved how it was so normal for us all to have our phones out at the table, taking pictures and sharing our favourite blogs and twitter names for a later date. Most people find it weird I take pictures of everything all the time! 

Being one of Mia's most oldest and uh hum best friend (who organised the whole event btw) I got a sneak peek at some things that went into the goody bags so knew the rest of the girls would not be disappointed. They were amazing we had brands that have a huge following (Champney's & Benefit anyone?) along with brands that are new to me such as Kiss Air Candles. My sample draw is overflowing and I can't wait to get stuck in. Rather than do a post on everything I got I am going to test them all out and write a mini review series. I will write a small review based on some of the samples given as I feel I won't have enough product to give it a real in-depth review.

After paying for lunch we had a mooch around Topshop and Superdrug before hot chocolates in Costa. It quickly turned to 17:30 and we headed to Lush for our private party. Sophie, Martin & Maddie were our hosts and took us around the whole shop giving us an in depth insight into almost all the products as well as sharing their personal favourites with us. So many products have special little stories that are really important to how the brand progressed from a little family run because. I really felt like the guys were so passionate about their jobs and loved working for Lush which is really nice to see. I always find the staff so helpful and knowledgable about the products they are selling.

I may have got a few too many purchases so will do a little haul post for you. We all said our goodbyes and I headed home to eat my cupcake and a cup of tea. It was so lovely to meet so many other bloggers. It's nice to have a large group all with shared interests! I had the best day and feel like I made some new friends which is always a nice feeling!

Here's a list of all the lovely girls that attended so make sure you check out their blogs; you may find a new favourite!

Who's looking forward to the Bank Holiday Weekend? 


  1. Yay awesome post Tanice! So lucky you won the Balance Me face balm - Mia loves it too I haven't tried it just but I do have a sample somewhere I'll have to dig out :) x

  2. Great pictures Tanice, looks like it was a great event. Looking forward to reading your mini reviews!
    Cecily x