On September the 3rd I attended my second bloggers event! The bloggers festival is organised by the stunning Scarlett who at the age of 22 has made her name known by not just her events but her incredible blog and can be spotted modelling for the beautiful designer Jodie Bell. It was a pleasure to meet her and I look forward to attending future Scarlett events.
It's not something I have discussed on here yet but I suffer from social anxiety, so the thought of going to events alone leave me incredibly anxious but I'm very lucky to have Tanya as a friend and fellow blogger as knowing she is there calms me a little! So knowing that someone I know will be already there is great but she also introduced me to two gorgeous and immensely kind ladies, Ana and Cat. They immediately made me feel comfortable and kept me smiling throughout the day.
At the moment I'm currently without my phone, I have a Samsung Galaxy s6 edge but it kept over heating so it had to be sent away for repairs, my phone is everything my diary, camera, my life!. Luckily I knew Tanya would have her camera so when I arrived early I had a quick dart around the tables saying quick hello's to the brands and taking pictures of the tables, Tanya kindly forwarded these images to me so I could use them for this post!
This first two brands were health related, Lipivir is the first table you see when walking in, Lipivir is a medicated gel designed to tackle cold sores, something I actually don't suffer so I am unable to comment on its effectiveness! But i have kept it in my make up bag for any future needs!
Next along we found Alflorex, now this was a company I wanted to talk to as two days previous to the event I had to take time of work sick with food poisoning and a stomach bug. Alflorex is a daily probiotic that helps those who suffer with IBS, the gentleman I spoke explained everything in a way I understood, no scientific jargon, to the point and was full of facts, I took away a months supply and I look forward to benefitting from it. Visit Alflorex here.
Next up is Oopsie! A food brand that jars up the perfect cake ingredients! Fruit! On display the had a variety of their fruit jars, and a company after my own heart had cherry and Christmas cake to sample! As a baker I was very pleased to meet the ladies from Oopsie! The cherry and ginger jars I got in my goodie bag have already been put to use in my baking! Even got a cheeky Christmas cake recipe card as that's one thing I haven't made yet!
After getting my fill of cake next up was a new and GENIUS subscription Service called friction free shaving, from £3 a month these lovely people will send you your months shaving needs direct to your door step, no more spending a fortune on fancy razors! I was given the frankie that also had a very clever spin on Craig David in the box. I really enjoyed speaking to the guys from ffs and I look forward to trying their new shaving cream! Certainly a company for the busy woman constantly on the move!
For some unknown reason I didn't get the opportunity to speak to the next brand. David Hampton, a fine leather goods company, but by sounds I missed out on a card holder! Not the end of the world but for life of me can't work out why I didn't get to speak to them but their products look incredibly smart!
Exucviance, a skin care company that uses science to create their products. The first question I was asked was what my skin type was, I explained about my Acne and the poor woman's face dropped! Out of the products they had brought with them none where really suitable for acne! I understood as I'm quite particular about the products I use on my skin, I like to stick with what I know works best for me, but none the less I was still give a gentle face wash which I have used a couple times! And the one thing I will say is that a little goes a long way!
Another familiar brand. Deborah Mitchell's Heaven skin care. The last time I met the team from Heaven skin care, I was given a 10 day kit to "transform" my acne, but unfortunately it did not work and left my skin sore! Now I'm not knocking the brand as some have a great experience with their products, I just happen to have skin that's not suitable!
Bodychef! A fresh new way of dieting, a subscription service that prepares your meals and portions and delivers it directly to you. I was kindly given a brownie! Personally this isn't a service I would use as I enjoy buying and preparing my own food but certainly a service for the busy individual.
7th Heaven face masks. I was fortunate enough to attend 7th heavens 30th anniversary event, so it was lovely to see them again and restock my face masks! The charcoal mask and Dead Sea masks are my personal favourites, and being all natural and vegan products they are kind to my acne!
These guys were busy all day, when it was next on my list it was incredibly busy so I thought I'll skip and come back when it's quieter but I was stopped by the guy who came up with social super store, annoyingly his name has escaped me! So apologies! But he kindly took the time to explain to me what social super store was and got me signed up with the help of his friends!
Next up is Varta! Am electrical company, I recognise them as we have an entire draw full of Varta batteries at work! In return for signing up to become a Varta VIP I received a portable phone charger! Though secretly I wanted a minions product from their kids range!
If you don't know who Beverly Hills Formula is you have clearly haven't the worry of how to keep your teeth white! A dental care brand that is well known, they were at the festival to promote their new whitening range with charcoal and gold! They were giving away goodies so I was fortunate to receive two full sized toothpastes, 4 miniatures and a new toothbrush! I had briefly spoken to the ladies at Beverly Hills before the event started so I was kindly given a choice of what toothpaste I wanted! I selected the black sensitive, and after the first use I certainly noticed the difference! I want to go a get the black mouth wash as well, Definitely worth a buy!!
Natural world Hair products won my heart when I received the chia seed hair oil at the bigbloggersexpo so meeting the ladies was great, They are kindly sending me the whole chia seed range to review! So keep an eye out for that post!
Go Send is an American company that reduces that over seas shopping price tag! Definitely worth a look at if you love American products but not the price tag of shipping them over!
Last and not least PNY tech. These guys were the life savers with their charging station and beautiful rose gold power banks! Our little group photo won their competition, the ladies proudly claimed their prizes but I missed out on mine! But no biggie as it was an apple charger and I'm a Samsung lady!
That's it....I hope I've not missed any brands out but I had a fantastic day and was a major bag lady on my way home! I had a belly full of sweets and bucks fizz I really enjoyed myself and meeting so many new faces. A big thank you to Scarlett and I hope we get to cross paths again at future events!