April 7th 2013 was a very special day for northern bloggers! A few months ago, the gorgeous Emma Sheldon (blog found here. Twitter: @emshelx ) wrote a tweet suggesting a Northern based meet up. I jumped at the opportunity and instantly added my email to the list. I was one of the very lucky ladies that made the cut!
It was my first ever blogging meet up and I was incredibly nervous, to make things a little easier, I arranged to meet a couple of other bloggers at the train station before the event started and then we could all head down together. The girls I met were so lovely and made the day so much less nerve wracking, and I also like to think i’ve made some new friends! I met Francesca from The Francesca Diaries, Cat from CCLRS., Zoe from Amelia all sorts,, Sabina from Fashernably Late, Megan from Life and Lipsticks, & Joanna from Minty Essence.
The venue was amazing, taking place at Revolution bar in Manchester, and we had the upstairs all to ourselves! Em did an amazing job. Everyone took advantage of the 2-4-1 cocktails offer, I enjoyed a couple of yummy Strawberry Daquiris.
The afternoon wasn’t all about cocktails however, Em had organised for brand representatives to come and give talks & demonstrations, including: Xen Tan/Glam Glow, BlanX , Neal & Wolf and Arbonne.
Capital FM were also there, taking pictures of all the bloggers!
Lauren from Cherry Loves It also baked these amazing cupcakes, my god they were yummy!
It was so nice to be in a room full of people all on the same wave length! Sipping cocktails, discussing beauty, blogging and all other things in between and munching on a Krispy Kreme or two.
Emma had also arranged competitions for throughout the day, were you could pick your own prize. The prizes up for grabs were amazing, and I was exceptionally lucky and won! Wahoo. I chose this amazing John Frieda hair set, which I can’t wait to try out. Frizz Ease serum is the shizzzz!
Not only did I walk away with a prize & a load of blog/brand business cards, but we all walked away from the event with a huge range of goodie bags! It was a struggle getting on the train with them all, and may have hit a man around the head with a bag, once..or three times.. I did apologize each time, honest!!
I thought i’d give you all a little peek inside my goodie bags and see what products will no doubt be appearing on my blog in the very near future. Some of them had me doing a little dance!
How lucky were we!!! Em, you must have some amazing contacts girl!
This is the only picture I have of my outfit, for now. I wanted to dress up, but also keep it quite casual. I opted for my skater dress with flat boots, keep my tootsies nice and comfy. I teamed this outfit with my trust Miss Selfridge leather jacket.
Belt- Miss Selfridge
Boots- Dorothy Perkins.
Thank you for organizing such an amazing day, i’ve never been to a meet up before, but I know if I attend any in the future, they’ll have a hard time topping yours! I’ve met so many lovely people through the #northmeetup and I hope there is another one organised very very soon.