This week i'd been invited by the gorgeous ladies Ewa and Grace to attend the #LIVEBloggers event on Tuesday at the Piccadilly Institute. They organised the whole thing themselves and i was excited to attend to meet a few new bloggers for some HARDCORE beauty and makeup chat. I was just as excited to finally meet up with one of my favourite Twitter girlies Laura and we went along together.
We had been instructed to take along our blogging kit so that we could report our discussions Live whilst the event was going on. Of course, i failed at the first hurdle when i picked up my iPad to take with me and it was flat as a pancake. Just typical of me!! So i went armed with just my iPhone and trusty little Nikon camera (which didn't get used either, funnily enough). However, i tweeted and instagrammed my way through the evening.
We were treated to some delightful munchies (including the above mini-muffins, modelled here by Laura) whilst we got down to the serious task of discussing our favourite budget brands, best splurge items and Holy Grail products. The star product of the night turned out to be Rapid Lash, as Ewa revealed (to our disbelief) that she was NOT wearing falsies and her beautiful, long lashes were the result of using the product. Other honourable mentions were MUA Cosmetics for best bargain brand and Illamasqua for best Splurge. The conversation, inevitably, took twists and turns and we covered everything from HG foundations, to best drugstore mascara.
There was a table laid out with beauty goodies galore, and the best part was that we got to take them all home with us at the end! So many amazing products that i cannot wait to share with you. Brands included Bumble & Bumble, Xen-Tan, Nip + Fab, Area H20, Elizabeth Arden and Orla Kiely and many more.
MASSIVE thank yous again to Ewa and Grace for inviting me. I met loads of lovely blogging girlies and went home with some amazing products to review. Think this little lot will keep me going for a good while! It was nice to have the atmosphere of a Bbloggers chat, without the negativity, repetition and general trouble that you get with the online version. In my experience, when you give people a computer to hide behind, they tend to be a lot more negative. But get a group of blogging girlies in a room with some lovely products, nibbles and a little drinkie or two and it flows beautifully!! Hope to do it again in the very near future!!