A few days ago I was lucky enough to attend The Blogger’s Hangout #BLFW Event. I’d never gone to a Blogger’s Hangout event so I was super exited to see what was in store!
I met up with Beckie beforehand, and we found a local cafe to have paninis in to make sure we were well fed (food always comes first). When we got to the location, we found a room full of stands, each stand belonging to an individual brand. There were all sorts of different brands to suit many bloggers – skincare, hair, fitness drinks, fashion, jewellery, home fragrances and many more!
We made our way around each stall chatting away to the representatives. I had so much fun getting to know the different brands, especially those I’d never heard of before. We didn’t realise until about an hour later that there was a whole room next door full of even more brands!
We even managed to have a good chat with Gemma from Type The Hype – a blogger network both myself and Beckie are a part of. It was so lovely to finally put a face to the name and get to know Gemma! She even gave us an awesome weekly blog planner checklist to make organising and scheduling that little bit easier.
Throughout the evening there were various fashion shows from different designers. Da Silva London had some great slogan tees (Bloggers gonna blog!) but for me it was Jones and Jones that stole the show with their puffy princess dresses and this structured dress!
There were so many brands that especially intrigued me throughout the evening. STVDIO 5 had a gorgeous array of vegan soaps which really drew my attention having completed my #VeganJodetopia month. Jurlique gave me an amazing hand massage (it was SO good!) and I just loved their lavender hand cream. Pure Potions introduced us to their amazing ointment for eczema and any sore or dry spots – I can’t wait to try this out as I sometimes flare up in eczema. We also got to try some nail wraps by ThumbsUp Nails!
Some of the brands we chatted to were kind enough to give us goodie bags and samples to take home to try – keep an eye out over the next few weeks for posts featuring all of these products!
Did you go to the #BLFW event? What brands caught your eye? Let me know in the comments below!