31 Aug 2013
A couple of weeks ago I went with my lovely friend Hayley who blogs over at Hayley From Home to the Manchester #midsummermeet blogging event. It was so nice to be invited to an event in Manchester and I was amazed to see how many lovely bloggers came, the venue was jam-packed.
The event was hosted by My Bag, All Sole and Look Fantastic – it was in the Walrus Bar and Lounge which I have walked past so many times but never ventured in. We were greeted by the beautiful Hannah & given a drink token, so it was straight to the bar for me. I recognised a few bloggers and it’s always nice to see a familiar face, Anastasia, Jodie, Lily Kitten, and Imogen are all lovely ladies (check them out if you have chance). I also had a moment when I met both Miss Budget Beauty and A Thrifty Mrs, I had to have a word with my 35-year-old self to get a grip. They were amazing and friendly and I managed to hold a conversation!
The evening was very well organised and we had lots of treats in store. So many lovely brands were there promoting and demonstrating their products. Hayley and I had a lot of fun testing makeup and chatting to the PR’s. Nails Inc were their doing manicures – understandably they were so busy that I didn’t have time to have mine done, but from what I saw they were doing amazing things & we did receive one of their gel polishes in our goody bags.
The beautiful ladies from Benefit were there doing mini makeovers and promoting their new Rockateur Box Blush, I need to get my hands on this, it is so pretty. Benefit also did a demonstration on how to contour and highlight, I learnt some great tips.
I also spied the Moroccan Oil Hair Care stand and I had a hair consultation from their friendly staff – they both confirmed my hair needed more volume & I agree 100%. I was given some amazing samples to take away and try. I’m very excited as I haven’t tried any thing from Moroccan Oil but have heard some very positive reviews from other bloggers. I also had no idea they had such an extensive range of products.
A brand called SHOW Beauty were there doing a hair demonstration. I’d never heard of this brand before but loved their demo & the hair model looked so glamorous. Her hair was put into sexy curls using a few products from their range. This is a luxury hair care range from Tamara Ecclestone and is sold in Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and Harrods. Not only are the products luxurious but the packaging is sleek, pretty and very sexy.
I had a wonderful night filled with meeting lovely brands and bloggers and was thrilled to be invited. I didn’t get home until very late and saved looking in my goody bag until I was home & I was stunned to see how many beautiful and exciting products we were given to try. I squealed with excitement.
If you search for the hashtag #midsummermeet you will see more posts & tweets from the event.