I’ve never ventured further than Nottingham or Leicester for a blogger event and when Molly suggested that we go to LDN for the #bloggersfestival organised by Scarlett of Scarlett London, I jumped at the chance. Myself, Molly and Rachael decided that we’d go down to London for the day and make the most of it. Sadly Molly had to drop out last minute but myself and Rach hopped on the train to London – and what a day it was!
We hopped on the train at Peterborough with a large Starbucks in tow and landed in LDN shortly after where we headed straight to Knightsbridge for Harvey Nichols – we were both very intrigued about seeing Fenty Beauty in the flesh (read my post all about that experience here…) then headed to St James Park for the event in the Conrad Hotel.
Firstly we were welcomed with champagne and an amazing balloon wall, then welcomed into another room to see it wonderfully decorated by La Fete events. They had set up a long table of beautiful table decorations showcasing how you could decorate yourself. (Our kitchen table is a dumping ground so maybe I should take some pointers…)
Myself and Rachel firstly met the lovely Julia from Letters By Julia who is basically all my calligraphy dreams wrapped up in one big bundle. She was doing hand lettering on shells and tags and I of course couldn’t refuse one. I picked a tag (theres a dog wearing a hat on the other side) and we stood mesmerised at her skill as she wrote.
We then went into the main room where we instantly drawn to the Sandisk stand who were a main sponsor of the event. I spotted their iXpand on the table and wanted to hear more (it is a charging platform which also backs up your photos – ideal for us bloggers who never have enough phone space!!) – we took an awful photo on their red carpet after speaking with their lovely representatives.
T-zone are a brand which has more recently been bought to my attention after seeing this post my friend Sophie did about their new range and we discussed at length about their new products and what they have coming up in the future. I’m much more intrigued with their charcoal and bamboo range which they have now then their last tea tree range so it was amazing to see how they have grown as a brand recently.
TOTM was at the event discussing the nasties that can be in your normal tampons and pads, and their aim is to break the taboo about periods and all things related. Myself and Rachael stood and spoke to a man (whose name I didn’t catch!) about the brand and their natural products. It was really nice to have someone stood there who was so passionate about the products they were selling and the ideas behind the brand, speaking frankly about periods – breaking the taboo one blogger at a time.
We were kindly given a very generous goodie bag by 7th Heaven which contains 13 different masks including their brand new Peel Off Charcoal Range. I’m all about a peel off mask so cannot wait to try that. There were also some ones targeted for male skin which Chris will be pleased to try out.
Both myself and Rach got a pleasant suprise when we reached the Quiz as they had some beautiful pieces on their show rail. I’ve purchased a gorgeous bridesmaid dress from them before but can’t save I’ve ever seen a store in the flesh to try anything else. I was kindly gifted a £50 voucher to treat myself to some beaut pieces from their website so I’ll definitely be doing so (I’ve got my eye on a few bits to be honest!). Both of the girls on the stand had amazing jackets on which were both from Quiz – one being an embroidered biker jacket, another a gorgeous soft mustard one.
I’ve heard a bit about the Princes Trust before so it was great to see them at the event. The princes trust work on helping younger people – be that helping them find a job or start a business. Myself and Rach were particularly enraptured by Faye of Bear Hug Gifts – I mean, the packaging alone! These are boxes which you can personalise and send directly to someones door as a ‘bear hug in a box’. MelitaRose candles were another Princes Trust company which were there and maaaan do those handmade soy candles smell amazing. If fun prints and patterns are your thing then Natalie Lea Owen could be the brand for you.
Stackers is a brand I was introduced to when I was 21. I got given a beautiful tiffany blue jewellery case by a family friend for my birthday and it still sits on my side board with pride of the place. It was lovely to see the brand and see how they have evolved over the years. They were giving out goodie bags of their pieces which we sadly missed but anyone who got one will have their jewellery organisation changed forever!
The lovely Alice and Albertine from Blogosphere were also at the festival. I met the girls before at an East Mids event which I vlogged here – but it was so nice to see them. I snapped up a subscription and came home with their Hannah Gale copy proudly tucked under my arm!
Triology is a brand I’d seen beforehand, especially about their Rosehip Oil but had never tried any of their products. We got the chance to speak more about their other products and the benefits of their natural and organic range. Others brands showcasing their items included Chelsea Candles, Alforex, Bermuda Born, Vieve Drinks and Euereka Footwear. Scarlett was also previewing her new clothing collaboration with Jody Bell which was exciting. The pale blue boots had got my name written all over them! We finished our afternoon with a Pops Ice Lolly in front of the KKW inspired flower wall ( mine was a chilli and Mango one – it didn’t half leave a spice!)
Before we left we were giften an incredible goodie bag which featured lots of very cool brands and items – I’ll be doing a post on any stand out items in the future. It was an amazing event organised by Scarlett and I had a wonderful day chatting to all the brands – made even better with getting to share with Rachael. You can read Rachs post here too!
Have you ever been to an event like this?