#NWBloggerEvents - liverpoolThursday, July 23, 2015
North West Blogger Events
Liverpool 12th July 2015
On Sunday a couple of weeks ago I travelled to Liverpool to meet up with a bunch of local bloggers for the NWBloggerEvernts meet up organised by Katie and Jenny
I met up with Nadine, Holly, Paige and Kayleigh at the station before heading over to the venue which was The Lime Kiln Lloyds bar. They'd reserved all of the mezzanine level for us which was amazing as we had plenty of space for the brands and the other bloggers. The only issue for me was the noise from the bar below, I missed out on hearing much of what was said and had to ask for things to be repeated a couple of times.
On arrival we were given name badges which contained a QR code to our own blogs. I've never used QR codes before but I'm totally sold on this idea now and I want some new blogger cards with the code on.
There was also a personalised box with a treat from Sweet Cecily's which is a skin care brand, The box was personalise and I was a bit overwhelmed by how much thought and care had gone into the packaging. I'm not sure if we all got the same but I received a rose body butter. I haven't tried it yet as i'm not fond of rose scented products and really have to work myself up to use them but the packaging was adorable and I keep looking at the website. I've got my eye on a couple of the facemasks and body scrub.
There were also a macaroon each from The Little Macron Shop I had a pink one and it was delicious. I wish I could have bought a box full to take home.
Lisa From Hollybobs
After some introductions, Lisa who blogs at Hollybobs gave a talk about different aspects of blogging and there were some really useful tips. I want to put some of the things she mentioned in to place. I just wish I'd written some notes now. She also got us on our feet swapping business cards, and one of the tips was interaction. Share the love. RT each other and comment on each others blogs
Melanie from My Showcase told us a little about the company which stocks around 30 brands all carefully curated by the Telegraph's Beauty Editor. You can buy from their website or whole a party in your own home, the host gets a voucher to spend on products and a discount code. A lot of it seems higher end but I was surprised to try some body lotion that for a huge bottle came it at around £35, I was expecting it to be a lot dearer so that came as a nice surprise.
We also got to see and swatch some of the products, Melanie also showed me how to use a product I already own but was wary of which was really nice of her. We were also given a catalogue and a rose flavoured lip balm (and more) pot again i haven't tried this mainly due to the rose scent.
Next up was Motives cosmetics which is a brand I've not heard of before. Hannah who is also a blogger told us a little about the company and did a demonstration of filling in eyebrows.
I really liked the look of the products and I need to have proper look at their website to see every item. I think this may be a similar concept to my showcase and you can host a party at your own home.
Skinny Tan had brought along a pop up spray tanning booth and a couple of people had tans and were buying products from them. I’m not a tanner and I’ve just come back from holiday but it was really interesting hearing about the products and treatments they offer.
Jenny set us a quiz answering blogging related questions I quite well as I guessed every question and really wasn't confident. I got 5/10. But 4 other people also got 5 and I lost out on the tie breaker!
We then had time to have a chat with the brands and other bloggers, we also got to try some popcorn which had been supplied by Thomas Tuckers they'd brought two flavours Caramel Summer Fruits which was nice but i'm not sure I could eat a lot of in one sitting and I love me some popcorn. There was also coconut toffee which if i'm honest I didn't get a lot of coconut flavour from but I had a bag in my goodie bag and that had a lot more coconut flavour.
The atmosphere was fantastic a lot of selfies were taken (but not by me - I'm so self concious taking them) and I had one with Laura before the food was brought out . The food was a buffet of all different things from the whetherspoons menu in a buffet style. Which I think worked really well.
I’ve only been to Liverpool a couple of times before and it was nice to see a bit more of the city as I managed to go the long way round back to the station and I’m thinking of booking a weekend there for me and my mum in September/ October time
Goodie Bag Contents:
Lush Spa Goodie Bag
Virtue Ice Tea Drink
Thomas Tucker Popcorn
Earthnicity Finishing Powder
Greener Cleaner Brush
Passion for Natural Product
W7 Make up
Playboy Make up
Mello Mallo Marshmallow
Sweet Heart Wax Melt
Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Cream
Boden Clutch Bag
Manuka Dr Samples
Sweet Cecily's Body Butter
Milton Lloyd Perfume
The Blogger Programme Bag
I will be doing a separate post about the goodie bag contents, as I work my way through them. Sadly my drink spilt in my bag on my way home so things look a little but worse for wear, but nothing got so badly damaged it was unusable (so YAY)
I also forgot to mention that I won some Milton Lloyd Perfume in a random raffle. I'm not quite sure how I won it as I missed what was said but the cocktail party effect kicked in and I heard my name.