Yesterday I held my first ever event along with my long time friend and fellow beauty blogger Danielle. It was a last minute decision that we had around a month and a half ago and so I was beyond nervous driving into Bristol yesterday – Would anyone actually turn up? It was nerve-wracking but turned out that there was no need to be so nervous, I don’t know why I worry! We had a great bunch of girls come along and with a total of 13 of us, had a great day.
After meeting on the Central steps of Cabot Circus in Bristol, we made our way through Broadmead into Lush. We were greeted by the lovely Megan and her manager Becky who took us around, showing us the wondrous bath ballistics and trying out all of the great face masks and massage bars on us. We spent just over an hour in there, shopping and learning and were given some great little goody bags as we went to leave- so generous of them!
|4/5 of the Lush goody bags!
Shortly after leaving Lush we all went our separate ways for a spot of sale shopping (how could we not allow it in Cabot straight after Christmas?!) and a couple of us popped into Frankie and Benny’s for a very filling Linner – yes that is a thing, lunch/dinner combo. Meeting back at the steps for 5.30, Danni and I handed out the goody bags that we had managed to make up for everyone and then we traipsed along to Debenhams for a little shop in MAC and then headed along to our final destination of the day. Benefit.
|Couldn’t help myself!
|Shroom was also a cheeky purchase!
After first deciding to arrange and organise this meet up in Bristol, I walked into the Boots store in Broadmead one day on the off chance to have a mooch around their Benefit counter. Myself and Melody got talking to Ashton, one of their lovely makeup advisers and began chatting about the meet. Soon enough we had started planning an adventure into the store for part of the meet up to be held there. Well, Ashton went all out for us, booking out their staff room and decorating it pink and girly, including a spread of pink drinks and mini cakes and treats. She’d planned it out so well and we had an amazing time learning tips and tricks (I was the very willing model and guinea pig) , giving it all a go on ourselves and getting very competitive in a Benefit themed quiz that she’s typed up for us, with some very generous prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place! We had a great time and the session ended with a little Benefit goody bag handed to us all filled with many samples and mini versions of products – including a special code (BB0243) which any of you lovely lot can quote at the Benefit counter in this store (if you say you were pointed in their direction by my blog) and receive an exclusive trio-mini set with any purchase you make. I can definitely say that we were spoiled rotten today and it was such a great success! So much love goes out to Ashton for helping me so much with this section of our meet up!
|Goody bag goodness from Benefit
|Group shot – I don’t think I was quite ready for this one!
I’d like to just say a huge thank you to everyone who attended and to all of the brands (listed below) who donated generously to the goody bags and to todays event. Nothing would have been the same without them.
|The Goody bag myself and Danni put together.
The meet up’s Goody bag gifts donated by:
Neal & Wolf
Also a huge thank you to Lush Bristol and Benefit – Boots Broadmead.
I’m hoping to arrange another Blogger meet up towards the end of summer. I’d love to know how many of you would be interested so I can start searching for locations. Let me know in the comments below or pop me an email over to email@example.com !
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