As I mentioned in my previous post, last Sunday I went to Liverpool for the NW Blogger meet up, which was organised by the lovely Katie, and Jenny of Secret Beauty Box. It was my first visit to the city so I was very grateful to Dana for meeting me at the station and walking with me to the Lime Kiln, where the event was held. We were greeted by macarons and a tub of body cream from Sweet Cecily’s…the box even had our names on them!
After taking a seat and chatting for a few minutes there was a talk by Lisa of Hollybobbs, which was full of some really useful tips for bloggers. Jenny followed this up with a fun multiple choice quiz…my score was a rather pathetic 3 out of 10, but the questions were quite hard! Did you know that 65% of internet users are blog readers? Well you do now!
We then had presentations by Melanie from MyShowcase – a company which stocks more than 30 independent brands curated by co-founder and Telegraph Magazine Beauty Editor, Kate Shapland – followed by Hannah from Motives cosmetics, which included a brow demonstration using the Essential Brow Kit. Before tucking into the buffet I bought a bag of goodies from the Skinny Tan ladies who persuaded me to strip off and have a free spray tan (my first!)…which is where I was when the group photo was taken in case you’re wondering why I’m missing!
Unfortunately I somehow managed to part company with the Skinny Tan goody bag at Lime Street Station so I’m really glad I had the spray tan now! I have a love/hate relationship with fake tan after having a bad reaction to a couple of brands but I was really impressed with Skinny Tan and will definitely be buying from them again – and hopefully holding on to it next time!
Photo courtesy of Jenny at Secret Beauty Box
I was so tired when I got home I didn’t have a proper look through the goody bag until the next day, but it was worth the wait! Jenny and Katie did an absolutely fabulous job of organising the event and I’m really looking forward to the next one!