Thursday, 14 July 2016

#BloggerTikiParty @ Island Bar Birmingham!

Hi Guys,

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!




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 ParcelLittle 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!

Amina xx

6 comments:

  1. This looks like a fun event and you look like you had a great time! I think the meeting other bloggers is always a nice touch too!

    Shannon // Shannonkara.com

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    1. It was so much fun Shannon. I loved the tiki theme. It has also given me a lot of content for my blog which I am really grateful for!

      Amina xx

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  2. This looked like so much fun! I have personally never been to a bloggers event ,but no I really want to find one in my area. I think its so refreshing to meet other people with similar goals/dreams as you. Plus they understand a lot of other things that come with blogging that non-bloggers wouldn't get. Loved the Post <3

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    1. If you can find one in your area it is definitely worth going to! Getting to meet like minded people and networking with brands in just so much fun! Thanks for your comment xx

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  3. Wow this looks fantastic! I am Birmingham based too and I absolutely love Island Bar - their cocktails are fantastic and always makes me feel like I'm on holiday :) x

    Liv | Ramblings of a Makeup Lover

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    1. This was the first time I had been. I don't drink so tried a mocktail and it didn't dissapoint! Xx

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