On Sunday I attended the Blogger Tiki Party hosted by the lovely Kirsty of KirstyLeanne.com and all I can say is that it was amazing! I have been to a few blogger events before but I really enjoyed this one! The event was Tiki theme if you haven't already guessed and was hosted at a tiki themed bar in Birmingham, my home town. I thought I would give you an insight into what it's like to attend an event and when to look out for the next one if you're a blogger!
My look for the #bloggertikiparty today. Went for a sunkissed glow with a pop of colour. Wearing @rimmellondonuk lasting finish by Kate in 20. #pinklips #hotlips #rimmel #bblogger #bbloggers #blogger #beauty #beautyblogger #beautybloggers #ukblogger #bbloggersuk #makeup #makeupartist #makeupartistsworldwide #mua #birmingham #birminghamuk #undiscovered_muas #universodamaquiagem_oficial
There were a few brands attending the event in person and I was first drawn to Love Aroma. They are a home fragrance shop in Grand Central and sell the likes of Yankee candles as well as other bits and bobs like candle holders. I am obsessed with scented candles and can have five burning through the house at any given time so can't wait to give these a go!
Also attending the event was a company called Lipivir. This product is specifically for those people who suffer from coldsores. Lipvir have come up with a colourless lip gel that can be applied to your lips everyday and actually prevents coldsores. As a coldsore sufferer this is such an amazing product. If you don't want to wear it everyday it can be applied once that initial tingling sensation is felt. I was also informed that this can be used anywhere on the face and body to treat and prevent other types of coldsores. Bonus!
I then popped over to the Neal's Yard stand where I tested some lovely samples and was given a mini tub and encouraged to come into store to test any product I like, which I definitely will be doing! next to Neal's Yard was Heaven by Deborah Mitchell. As soon as I saw the packaging I was in love but when I actually spoke to the lovely girls (who knew their stuff by the way) I was even more impressed and intrigued as some of their anti ageing products contain bee venom! I was lucky enough to be gifted one of their cleansers, their emergency SOS skincare kit and 'bee bee' cream which I will be doing a full review of, so look out.
There were also a few subscription boxes at the event. Pink Parcel, Little Bit Lavish, and Earlybird. Again, too much to go into here, so I will be doing a separate post on these in the future.
After I had visited the brands I had time to meet with fellow bloggers, network and enjoy like-minded company. It was so great to actually put faces to names and blogs. I grabbed my Pina Colada mocktail and got chatting. There was a lovely raffle with the proceeds going to MIND. I didn't win anything but was had fun having a nose at what others won!
|Pina Colada Mocktail|
|From left to right (Twitter handles): @sarieah, @kirstyleannee92, @klearlykirsty, @samadventures1, @jinks_karen, ME! @aminaali_mua, & @tanbeautyaddict.|
Finally after taking a few selfies, goodie bags were given out which were full to the brim of brand samples. Here are some pictures of what I got. It has definitely left me with a lot of content for my blog in the coming weeks so I will keep you posted!
|Some food products from the goodie bag: Super Treats organic chocolate alternative, Yushoi snap rice sticks, Pre Tea Slim tea detox, Wooden spoon by Kurly Sues Kitchen.|
|Other products in the goodie bag including: Dinki Belle nail wraps, Paul Mitchell hair products, Invoke false eyelashes, brush works complexion sponge & eyelash curlers.|
Finally I just wanted to say thanks to everyone for making the event so enjoyable but in particular to Kirsty and Ashton for putting together such a fab event. If you are a blogger and looking to attend an event, they have just announced the #bloggerhalloweenparty which can be signed up to in August! I only hope I am lucky enough to be selected!