Hey guys so today’s blog post is going to be about the teen bloggers meet-up that my friend Merraf & I attended on Saturday 13th. So a little while back I was scrolling through my twitter when I saw a photo which was promoting an up-coming bloggers meet-up which was going to be hosted by Chloe from Yours Chloe. At this point I had never been to one before and thought why not seeing as it sounded fun and different. I decided to ask my close friend Merraf to join me as she had only just started blogging and I thought it would be exciting for her too.
Saturday 13th – I was suppose to meet Merraf at 11am at a bus stop in West London which we had decided the night before. However I “thought” that we were suppose to meet at 11.30 this meant that I was rushing to go and meet her (totally unlike me as I’m usually one to be early). After we met up we made our way to Embankment station as we had arranged to meet one of the bloggers called Tori at Charring Cross station as she didn’t know her way around London. After we met up with Tori we began to make our way to Covent Garden where the meet-up was going to take place.
When we arrived at Covent Garden we made our way to one of the Starbucks there where we were suppose to meet up with Chloe and all of the other bloggers. As soon as we met Chloe you could see how dedicated she was to hosting the meet-up as she had a massive bag full of gift bags, information leaflets and Christmas cards. Once everyone had met up for the meet-up we then headed towards the shops which included Mac make-up, the Body Shop, Boots, the Disney Store and many more.
After a few hours of shopping we went for lunch at Zizzi’s which is an Italian restaurant. First of all I decided to go with the Rustica Pescatore which is a pizza that is split into two (left photo) One half – king prawns, courgette, mozzarella, roquito chillies & crème fraîche. The other half – crab, baby plum tomatoes, parsley, capers & rocket. The second item that I went for is Tuscan potatoes (right photo).
Both the pizza and the potatoes were amazing although the potatoes just look like “normal” potatoes they were so crispy on the outside and soft and yummy on the inside. As for the pizza well what can I say first of all it looked super yummy and it was huge!! As we ate and drank we all chatted away about typical bloggers topics such as popular bloggers & youtubers, things we love and dislike about blogging, why we started blogging etc…
Once we finished our lunch we decided to open the beautifully packaged gift boxes that Chloe had put together. One can only imagine how much effort and time Chloe put into putting together these boxes. I really really liked the boxes which were from Hobbycraft and I shall defiantly be re-using them for something in the future. Inside the boxes were five different products from five different brands we all got to choose which products we wanted more than one of as Chloe had a few boxes left over.
Anti-blemish super toner – Skinetica
The first product that was in the box was this toner from Skinetica which you use at night “to clean and purify your skin”. I’ve only been using this over a couple of days now. However I can already see that my skin is beginning to clear up I’ve always suffered with bad skin and I used to have really awful acne. Since I’ve used medication which got ride of my acne I’ve always been keen to keep my skin perfect. At this stage in using it I’m not 100% sure if I would re-purchase it as I’d have to test it over a longer period of time.
Dream dots for spots
This second product are these clear dots that you put over spots in order to “clear and heal spots overnight”. I really love these as they’re specifically for night time which means that you don’t have to go outside looking scary with a dot on your face. I have yet to try these as I don’t currently have any horrible looking spots. However when I do I shall update you guys on twitter with my opinion of them. They’re also perfect to put into your handbag if you’re staying somewhere overnight instead of having to take lots of heavy products.
Papier Poudre – Lehcaresor
Papier poudre has been around for over 100 years it is used to get rid of oil on your face. It’s a great way of freshening up during the day or night as you can easily carry one of these in your bag. As you can see the gift came with three different types of powdered paper this is because there are three different shades available for different skin types. Rachel (recommended for dark/medium skin), Rose (recommended for light skin) & White (recommended for very light skin).
I’ve already tried the Rachel one as I have medium skin I tend to use it in my T-zone area the most as that’s where my face is most oily. I really enjoy using them as you can see straight away the results as the colour of the paper turns a different colour to indicate the amount of oil that has been wiped off your face. I’m defiantly going to be using these a lot especially when I do decide to wear make-up my face tends become a lot oiler.
Vanilla & Honey Lip Balm – Bee Good
The next product that was in gift box was this lip balm which is perfect as during the winter months our lips get considerably dryer. This particular flavour of lip balm is vanilla & honey however Bee Good have many other products such as:
Honey & Propolis 2-in-1 Cream Cleanser
Honey & Wild Water Mint 3-in-1 Cleansing Water
Honey & Wild Flax Daily Moisturiser
Honey & Crambe Daily Hand Cream
Honey, Borage & Echium Intensive Hand Repair
Bee Good originates from Hampshire in England as you can probably see all of their products include their main ingredient “Honey”. Honey is “suitable for all skin types” making it enjoyable by a wide range of people it’s great for “cleansing and protecting the skin”. I’ve been using this lip balm on a daily basis now and I have to say it’s one of the best ones that I’ve ever tried.
I love how it’s not sticky unlike some other lip balms. It’s soothing and soft on your lips leaving your lips a lot softer and in a better condition than before. As I’ve loved this product so much and will continue to use it until it finishes I’m going to consider taking a look at some of their other products during the future.
Derma Dew Body Cream – Dermashack
The last product in the gift box that we received is this body cream now as some of you probably know if you have been reading my blog for a long time I’m not one to use cream on a daily basis. So instead of wasting it and putting it to the back of my shelf I gave it to my mum who uses body cream morning and night. My mum said that first of all the smell is gorgeous and could easily match one of her high-end body creams like Estee Lauder any day!!
She then went on to say that she loved the idea of having a plastic container as it can be easily transported to and from places without getting smashed. Last of all my mum said that she the size of it was good as it can be used up instead of taking a lifetime to use up which can often lead to other moisturisers never ever being opened.
A few weeks before the meet-up was suppose to happen Chloe emailed us with an idea the idea was to pick some items and put a gift bag together ourselves which we then swapped with another blogger at the meet-up. I received this lovely gift bag from Bea over at Beatricenotyetlost inside was a gift box from Lush which was the “Golden Wonder” & a Maybelline Babylips in the shade hydrate.
I have to say I was pretty happy with these gifts as I’m a great lover of Lush products and I’d never tried these particular products before. Secondly I’ve always wanted to try the babylips however I have never gotten around to purchasing one. I’d like to say thank you to the lovely Bea for these gifts which will be enjoyed thoroughly!!
I’d also like to say a massive thank you to Chloe for organising the event as it was a huge success and everyone got on (which is always a bonus). It has defiantly made me want to go to another one as I had so much fun finding out information from different bloggers I also picked up a lot of tips and tricks which I will incorporate into my own blog & youtube channel.
The beautiful ladies that attended the meet-up:
Chloe (Host) – http://realityleaveslotstoimagination.blogspot.co.uk
Merraf – http://mims96.blogspot.co.uk/
Becca – http://rjtmisti.blogspot.co.uk/