Last night I went to my first ever blogging event! How exciting! :D
The Bloggers Hub organised a Bloggers Love Fashion Week in London so I decided to go along :)
At first I was a bit skeptical.. the event was near Shoreditch and when I got off the train the area looked rough (no offence XD) The event was a short walk away so it was fine :) There were two rooms, one where the fashion catwalk took place and the other room was the gifting lounge.
I met some lovely girls and spoke to loads of brands, all who were very nice! Some had such beautiful designs and were very talented ladies :)
In the first room, there were reserved front row seats in the middle for the fashion catwalk. To the left was the DJ and a few brands showcasing their SS15 collection.
Niki P had some lovely silk items including scarves and bags. The designs were so pretty and elegant and the silk was lovely and soft :) She designs it all by hand and combines it with technology to make everything which is quite cool :)
Anastasia from IRIS had some really pretty pieces of jewellery and sandals which she hand embellishes. Everything was so cute and girly and looked like it could fit right in with Accessorize :)
I spoke to Sophie from Just Trade and they had some amazing pieces of jewellery! The good thing as well is that they train women in poverty stricken areas to make this lovely jewellery, providing them with a job and providing us the goods and it's all Fair Trade. My favourite thing about them was that they were simple and elegant designs, yet could still be statement pieces! Often I think it's better not to over complicate things :)
Amelia Jane London had some cute wintery items, such as knitted pastel hats with big fluffy pompoms as well as floral crowns.
There were also table doing nails and makeup :)
In the gifting lounge there were loads of brands and everyone was so friendly and some brands were so generous which is so kind of them! :) I managed to get photos of most things, but some pictures came out too dark :(
The first thing that took my fancy was a table full of cakes and macaroons! They looked soo good and tasted really good too! I think these were courtesy of BB Afternoon Tea, if so, they did a good job and the presentation was lovely! :)
My favourite jewellery in this room was from a lovely lady from Norenzo :) I loved the detailing in the little roses and flowers and the rings were my favourite! I fell in love straightaway XD
I also spoke to the lovely ladies from Umberto Gianni. They had a few hair products on show, one for curly hair, a serum for dry hair or as a finish after styling and then a texturising spray. They kindly gifted me with the texturising spray for a bit of volume, thank you! It smells nice and it's quite light. It held my hair when I back-combed it but not without back-combing, I'm not surprised as I have the stubbornest hair and am yet to find something that will hold :')
My favourite clothes collection was from Joe Browns, I'd never heard of them before but their clothes pieces are really nice. I prefer the more girly look and floral patterns made from floaty materials etc so these were right up my street :)
A really nice man from Comb told me a bit more about their app. It's a free app where you can take a photo of an item of clothing, or a pattern or anything and it searches the data base for similar items. He took a picture of Haribo hearts and the app came back with loads of dresses etc with a similar pattern on which I thought was quite cool :) They also gave us some yummy sweets which was a bonus! XD
Glossimar Wings had statement pieces of jewellery that they showcased in a bath tub, wouldn't have been my first choice but it was very original haha :')
I got a few samples from SlenderToxTea which I'm interested in trying. I'm curious to see how they taste as I can't imagine detox products tasting nice and I can't say I'm too into these things :)
I spoke to Gina who was so nice and friendly! She told us all a bit about Magnitone which I hadn't heard from before. It's basically a little handheld machine that cleanses, tones and exfoliates your skin. I was worried it would be quite harsh but it has a setting for sensitive skin and some of the brushes were really soft they tickled XD She kindly gifted us with a £25 gift voucher, thank you! :)
I spoke to Pietro from Peter-Simone who has his own skincare range. I really liked the design of the products, he went for a pastelly pink and some products has silver detailing which looked like bracelets which I really liked :) He was very passionate about his products and they're all free from harsh chemicals which is really good. He gave me a few little sachets to try so I'll be giving them a try :) To make me look eternally youthful haha :') Personally though, they're a little out of my price range :)
LipGlam was there and they kindly gifted me one of their multipurpose moisturisers. I like the idea of this as it's annoying to have 10 different creams for everything and apparently it can be used as a lip balm, for cuticles, for dry skin and even as a mascara primer! It smells a bit like.. beeswax? So I guess sort of natural smelling but I'm personally not too keen. This is probably because it has lanolin which I've heard is good. The consistency is quite thick so it's not super watery so that it soaks into your skin right away. A little bit does go a long way which is good and I liked it as a lip balm as it wasn't sticky. I tried it on my eczema and it wasn't too bad. However because it's thicker it seems to sit on top of my skin in a bit of a shiny layer, so I guess it's one to use at night if that kind of stuff bothers you (is it just me? XD). I'm a bit of a fusspot when it comes to creams I've tried so many XD It is nice and made my skin soft but I don't think it would replace my current Propolis cream for my problem skin areas :)
Finally, I spoke to a lady from Roots and Rituals who had some hair care products for deep conditioning. The products contained Argan Oil which I've heard is so good for your hair, I need to get myself some :) Basically you massage it into your hair and you have a wireless towel which heats up helps to deep condition your hair. The concept sounds nice and like it would be a good addition to Sunday Pamper Nights :)
So that was everyone I spoke to! Sorry It's a very long post XD I had a really good night and I'm so glad I went. It was a good experience and it was nice to chat to so many nice people :) Hopefully there will be more events to come! :) Thanks again to The Bloggers Hub and to all the brands that gifted :) Have you tried any of these products before? What did you think? :)
*Disclaimer- Even though a few items were gifted to me all opinions are my own :)*