Sunday, 10 March 2013

#FABBbloggersLeeds

I must admit I was REALLY nervous about attending my first proper bloggers event. I've only been blogging for such a short time and felt anxious and slightly rude that I didn't know who a lot of people were or their blogs, so just stayed with people I knew and had met previously! The venue was quite small and unfortunately we didn't have enough space to circulate and chat to new bloggers which was such a shame as there were so many lovely girls there I would have liked to got to know better!

The event itself was run amazingly and I couldn't compliment and be more grateful to Tor and Ray for arranging it, thanks girls and I will definitely be off to the next one!

So as I said, I met with the usual ladies Kel, Yuna and Lisette, and had the pleasure of meeting Joanna! I was really pleased to meet Clare as well as we've been talking for a few years but never gotten around to meeting each other. Was really nice to meet Rachel too! I can't praise these ladies enough for their blogs, you should all visit them.

So at the event we were introduced to new products and had speakers from various areas. I was especially interested in Healthpoint Ltd who had come along to discuss their skincare range. What got me about their skincare range what the fact it was extremely cheap to buy and was easily accessible from stores such as the Pound Shop and Home Bargains. We received a goody bag from them full of products which I am really looking forward to trying as I'm on a search for a new skincare regime!


We had cupcakes, what more can I really comment on this!?

In the second goody bag we got, I spied some fab products! I've never heard of Neal&Wolf before but I love trying new haircare products. I regularly dye my hair and it's in quite bad condition (I still refuse to have it trimmed!) and I need something to give it a boost. I spied a full size of their Smoothing Blow Dry Balm and got VERY excited about trying this out as my Redken Iron Repair is about to run out. We also received a sachet of their Ritual Daily Cleansing shampoo and condition which I'm looking forward to trying out soon. There were so many fantastic goodies in this bag that I honestly do not know where to start.


We did however receive a few tanning products and a mitt, I'm not sure if they had something to tell us about our pasty skin but I think I might actually give a fake tan a go this year.

Hearts & Bows came along with their range of clothing (available in Ark Clothing) to show us their reasonably priced line which are one step ahead of high street shops. As they said, most of their clothing was aimed at young adults (nice wording for teenagers) and so was rather small and a little short. Their skirts were absolutely amazing but they only stock up to a size 14 which I'm disappointed about. They didn't seem too happy about my suggestion of perhaps trying a larger sample size as they believed their 'young adults' wouldn't be interested. I'm quite sure there are a few youngsters out there who are over a size 14 though. I did get told that most likely their size L (14) skirt would stretch to my size. I know for a fact it would not. We did get a lovely goody bag from them though, I received a cross vest which was gorgeous (size 10, I will make it fit!) a necklace, and scarf. Yuna has a teapot necklace so she offered to swap as I was SO giddy.


Overall, it was an amazing day and a really positive experience for me as a newbie blogger attending my first proper event, I feel all grown up now! Again, well done to the girls who organised everything and to everyone who attended to make it a FABB (see what I did there!?) day!

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  1. you're so lucky mish! those cake pops look amazing!

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    1. THEY WERE SO GOOOOD. I wanted more. There is never enough cake for me haha xo

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  2. I totally agree about the Hearts and Bows sizing! I'm a size 16 and I got a size 6 tank top in my goody bag. Gutted, Lol. It's a shame though, because I loved all of the things these were showing us. xx

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    1. Glad it's not just me then! I felt sorry for some of the girls who won the clothing prizes too, their faces were priceless xo

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    2. I got a white tank with black crosses in a size 6 and once I had it on for a bit it fits ok. Seemed to stretch out pretty easy (not sure if thats a good thing or not!!!!)

      I got the jeans in the clothing prizes and I couldn't hide my shock at how teeny they were! I have a few friends who they'll fit so I'll pass them onto one of them. They're nice jeans so I think they'll be happy to have them. Ray managed to catch 'the face' on camera too! Soo funny! I was howling at it!!

      - Bryden xx

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    3. Your face was an absolute picture!!! No way could you have hid it!! I think I would have had the same reaction xo

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    4. Ray said she was going to put it on facebook so i'll have to put it up on the blog once she gets them up! haha x

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  3. It was such a great day and for £5 I was blown away with how amazing everything was! I am envious of you getting that batiste "flavour" it's my favourite one! I'm glad you liked the little acrylic teapot as I much preferred your necklace (#secretgothproblems) it was so fun to hang out with all of you ladies for the day despite the fact that I was an exhausted, under-dressed cranky pants!

    Let's hang out again soon? ❤

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  4. Glad you had an awesome time! I got a similar cross vest top in a size 6 but it was oversized so it still fits me! I was soo happy!!

    I wish Ark would entertain the idea of larger sizes :( I'm sure theres loads of 'young adults' over a size 14. Not really fair to cut them out of their audience. I loved their skirts! I've got my eye on one of the denim ones. Hopefully their size 14 will fit me.

    Glad you had a great time! I wish I had the balls to wander the room to meet more people. I'm shy in approaching people!

    - Bryden xx

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