Blogging | The Hull Blogger Meet
During December I attended the second Hull Blogger Meet hosted at Fudge and organised by my blogger bestie Alex and my recent newspaper buddies Jenny and Jaye (it was nice to have my feet up for a change!). Here's how I got on...
The meet kicked off by a visit from some lovely Hull-based Arbonne reps who talked us though diet supplements, skin solutions and let us have a play with their makeup. Whilst the girls were lovely, I wasn't entirely sold on the products. Some of the skincare smelt really good and a few makeup bits were pretty but nothing particularly stood out to me - and their price tags on a student budget were more than a little scary! I was also offered the opportunity to become an Arbonne rep myself (read: similar to an Avon rep) but with my existing jobs and busy study schedule I thought it best to decline for now!
I was lucky enough to be seated on a table full of flatmates and friends so it was great to have a catch up - we're always so busy! Then came the food after a good old natter. As I've previously said, Afternoon Tea is my absolute favourite meal of the day and with tea, finger sandwiches, cake and scones all served on a quaint mismatched English tea set - Fudge spoiled us rotten. Not forgetting a cupcake for the soon-to-be birthday girl and organiser Alex.
We had the whole of the upstairs rented for our afternoon and it was decorated beautifully with bunting and presents - aka goody bags! - under the tree as well as a raffle and a clever little giveaway made out of envelopes on the wall. The girls had really done good!
After tea we had another chat from a Younique rep. I personally hadn't heard much about the brand but was repeatedly told by Hannah that their 3D Fiber Lash Mascara was a holy-grail must have product in some blogger circles, it promised amazing things and seemed a little too good to be true. For information purposes, the product works in two steps - firstly by applying a mascara to act a bit like an adhesive and secondly a wand dipped in fibers to lengthen your lashes.
We were told that it would work just fine over normal mascara but by the time it made its way to our table it was a little dried out and I don't think anyone noticed much of a dramatic difference to our lashes - even the rep had to ask which eye had the mascara on!
Before the meet was over, we were talked through The Library of Fragrance's range, were spritzed with the likes of Gin and Tonic and Rain and encouraged to mix our own combination. After seeing these little guys on a few of the major blogs - I was more than excited to try them out and have since purchased my very own in a special summery scent and can't wait to collect more!
And of course, it wouldn't be a Hull Blogger meet without oodles of chip spice - a special little concoction right out of Hull that makes any late night takeaway at least seven times tastier. I don't know how I am going to cope without it when I move! Mail order perhaps?
Thank you to all for a wonderful day - it was nice to meet up with the regular Hull gang as well as meting a few new faces and Twitter-acquaintances for the first time. I can't wait to do it again soon!