Hey lovelies, I've finally managed to sit down after a hectic weekend but wanted to share with you my mega fun-filled Sunday when I attended the #northmeetup organised by the lovely and gorgeous Em from Emtalks.co.uk. I'm astounded at how much Em organised and it really was an amazing day! It was nice to meet people who's blogs I've read for quite some time too and put a face and voice to a blog! I was a bit of a silly billy and forgot my camera and my phone battery rapidly decreased so I will point you in the direction of a couple of other blogs who I attended with that have photos from the day.
I set off my journey on the train and met the lovely Emma from Em's Mixed Bag (check her out) who was just as lost as I was. Thankfully the also ever so lovely Shen from Shenmoo Blog (check her out too!) came to rescue and direct us to Revolution on Deansgate Locks. Since I was driving from the train station I couldn't drink (booo) but there were 2-4-1 cocktails which looked yummy! The event was way more than just drinks in a bar though, there were a few talks, representatives from brands doing some demonstrations and general mingling amongst bloggers. I think we scared the poor people that came in for a quiet drink to all us in the upstairs part of Revolution!
Capital FM were there too to give us some paparazzi shots and there were talks from the likes of Xen-Tan, Glamglow and Arbonne. I'm a long time fan of Xen-Tan and Glamglow so I was already sold on them but Arbonne isn't a brand I'm familiar with. The goody bag looks good from what I've seen so far though. Next we wandered around to check out the stands with the brand representatives chatting to us about their products.
We chatted to a hair salon who used Neal & Wolf hair products which smell divine and I can't wait to use, they also gave us a card for a free cut and finish! We also spoke to Nikki who works at a salon in the Lake District and also runs her own blog at http://beautyshaker-x.blogspot.co.uk/ and she gave us some Anne Semonin goodies. She swears by the brand so I will have to find out for myself! Next up was a chat with So in Fashion, Blanx, Ilah Brows and Xen-Tan (to convert Emma!). All brands were lovely and it will take me ages to get through all the business cards and leaflets they handed out.
|I'm not bragging but wow! Look at all that, it practically fills my double bed!|
I am still gob smacked at just how much goodies we received! Em did an amazing job and she should be proud for sure, I hope there is another event sometime soon, although next time I'll bring an empty suitcase just in case! My arms were killing by the time I stumbled to the train station and I was so glad to get home. Maybe I'm just too unfit though! Thanks again Em, you're a star!
|Not a massive fan of the photo but L-R Em, Me and Shen|
I could ramble all day about the event but there isn't enough time in the day so I've left you some photos to nosey at. Make sure to follow the hash tag for future updates and if you was there yesterday please comment/tweet me with your blogs :) I wish I could have talked to everyone but there were so many people!!