Hey everyone, I’m finally getting around to sitting down and writing blog posts again. First of all, I know Pride was way back in July however, I had a backlog of posts that I wanted to write up before posting this one so I am only getting around to this one now. This past month has been really busy workwise as we moved offices which was a lot more hectic than I expected it to be. It was my first time managing something like that which meant that I was mentally & physically exhausted most days due to all of the preparation that had to go into it.
Luckily the move went as smooth as it could go which was a huge relief. I feel like now things are beginning to quieten down at work I can finally focus on my blog & YouTube channel. I know I have said this a lot before but I’m slowly learning a good balance between work, going out to see friends, and working on my blog & YouTube channel. 2019 has been a really unproductive year for my blog and YouTube channel as I’ve had lots of other things going on which take first priority.
Pride is something that comes to London every Summer and is then celebrated around the UK on numerous days after the London one has finished. I’ve lived in London for over 10 years now however, I have never been to Pride as I’m not the biggest fan of crowds. However, this year I was invited to the OGX pre-pride party which was a few hours before the parade itself started. The event was in central London near Tottenham Court Road which is very close to where the parade goes past. The pre-pride party consisted of braids by The Braid Bar and glitter by Glitter and Glow.
I invited one of my friends from work as she had only just moved to London so I thought that it would be a great way for her to make new friends and see the city a bit more. I absolutely love Pride and everything that it stands for so I was really excited to fully experience it. The event began around 12:00 pm and was full-on from the start as there was so much to do you could get your hair braided, get glitter put onto your face and body or take loads of selfies in front of a very colourful selfie wall. OGX really pulled this event out of the bag as it was so much fun from start to finish.
What was really amazing about this year’s Pride was that OGX were donating £0.13p for every “LOVE” bottle that was sold to the LGBT foundation. First of all, the fact that they changed their packaging for the event was incredible but to also donate money for every bottle bought made me love the brand even more. Of course, these bottles were limited edition however, they definitely created a buzz on social media and a lot of the followers that I follow posted about them which is what social media is for.
All of the girls I met were absolutely lovely and I feel like it was such a good group of people as we all got on really well. We got on so well that a big group of us headed off afterwards to watch the parade. I’m really lucky to have met so many amazing girls at this event as I know that I will be friends with a few of them for a long time. My work friend and I left the group after a while as we had planned on meeting our other work friend to all watch the parade together. The whole day was so much fun and you could just feel the love and happiness in the air. I love everything Pride stands for so it was a lot of fun actually celebrating it and it’s something I am going to try and do each year.
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All of the gorgeous girls that I made friends with at the event:
Disclaimer: OGX has sent me products in the past and may possibly send me some in the future. This post is not sponsored in any way though.