Blogging events are one of the best parts of being in this community, especially when I get to spend some quality time with lots of lovely ladies that love the same things as I do. We all share something and when we're together, we natter like crazy. When I was invited to the The City Girls event in Manchester, I was over the moon because one) it looked amazing and 2) some lovely blogging ladies I've met before were going. Fantastic!
When we got to the event, we were met by the lovely Holly and Siobhan who told us how the day was going to run, who we were going to be chatting to and a general introduction. We were also given a little talk from a lovely lady from the Alzheimer's Society who told us the importance of the society and the amazing things that they do. We were told about how to become a Dementia Friend which you can read more about here. After this amazing talk, we bought some raffle tickets where all the money went to the Alzheimer's Society and we were unleashed on the stalls.
There was so much to choose from but I went straight to the Twig + Dot candles and Michael O'Mara Adult Colouring Books. I was SO happy to see the colouring books because I was actually asking for one for one of my stocking fillers for Christmas. The candles were absolutely lovely and I may have a basket waiting for me now, oops. We were treated to an Angelica nail polish and some got to try some gorgeous Posh Pickles & Reserves; the red onion was particularly delightful. Moving around we got to pick up some Virtue Ice Tea and VOSS water. Seriously, the Virtue Lemon Ice Tea is absolutely gorgeous and I'm in love.
One of the best bits of the event was the craft table that thisworks kindly donated. Me, Laura and Claudia had WAY too much fun at this table, mostly with PVA glue. I'm not a child, I promise, I've definitely 25 years old. There was so many different stands at the event and a really lovely pair were Holly Bower and Joyce Lee from Artsy Nibs. Holly brought her gorgeous handmade cards that were seriously beautiful and we were kindly gifted a deer Christmas card, and Joyce brought her amazing calligraphy skills to the table. She kindly gave her time to us and wrote our names in the most beautiful way, so so talented.
I think one of the most exciting stalls of the night was LookFantastic where we were amazingly gifted the No.1 Limited Edition Beauty Box. I am so happy because I was lusting after this so badly after Gemma from Miss Makeup Magpie's review. Full of amazing brands including Nuxe, Balance Me, Elemis and Murad I am so excited to get using all the products. I have also been gifted a second box to give away to my readers so make sure you scroll to the bottom of this post.
Seriously though, just look at this pile of goodies, we were treated so well, it's all a little be crazy. DermaV10 treated us crazy crazy well with around 6 full size products. The Sorbet Body Butter smells good enough to eat and the hand treatment is so lovely to use. The Stoats Oat Bar was absolutely delicious and kept me full for so long and I'm really excited to try the Manuka Doctor samples.
Now, for the giveaway which for me, is really exciting. This is the No.1 Limited Edition box so you now can't buy it anymore and it is full of some amazing brands. In the box you receive Elemis Hydra-Balance Day Cream, Monu Firming Moisturiser, Nuxe Hand & Nail Cream, Balance Me Radiance Face Mask, Murad Exfoliating Cleanser, Percy & Reed Volumising No Oil Oil and Look Good Feel Better Eye Shading Brush. You can enter my giveaway below and good luck guys!
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*UK entrants only (sorry guys, postage is crazy!) and this competition will run for one week. Winner will be announced on via email or Twitter and if the prize is not claimed within 5 days, another winner will be picked randomly