Tuesday, 8 April 2014

#OxMeet & The Bloggers

Last month I was lucky enough to be invited to my very first blogger event. The gorgeous Adrienne from latenightnonsense arranged the day and it was a huge success! I finally got to meet some local bloggers and they're all absolute beauts. Everyone was really nice and we spent the day swapping tips, comparing our favourite blogs and met with the lovely ladies at Crabtree & Evelyn and Lush.
We started off at Wagamamas where I had the obvious choice of chicken katsu curry - as did many of us! One thing we all joked about was how we all took photos of our food and no one thought we were weird!

After lunch we were whisked off to Crabtree & Evelyn to meet the team there and have a nose at all the products and sample the new nail polish range.

I've bought gift sets from here before but nothing for myself, well I promise you that will quickly change. I'm not one for hand cream but that's simply because any that I've tried have left me unable to pick any thing up for the next 10 minutes! The lovely lady at Crabtree & Evelyn gave me a tube of their 'India Hicks Island Living Spider Lily Ultra Moisturising Hand Therapy' and it's really lovely stuff. My hands are actually moisturised and not greasy. I don't know what a spider lily smells like so the only way I can describe this is 'plant-y and slightly citrus-y - kind of like an island holiday'. There you go. Pure gold.

Next I was drawn to their Pear and Pink Magnolia Range. Firstly because it's all a dusty pink shade and secondly because it all smells like clean washing - but better! I got a small sample of the perfume from this range and it's really lovely so I'll definitely pick up the full size next time I'm in town.

The Bloggers ~ Have you ever seen so many beauts in one photo?


Soon enough it was time for us to head to Lush.

The wonderful Tilly provided the delicious rose lemonade and her friend Elenor made amazing vegan rose cupcakes. Confession: Surprisingly there was some cupcakes left at the end of the night so I stole one for the boyfriend who loved it!

The girls very kindly treated us to some consultations. Below you can see Kelly doing a colour consult for Sarah and behind them is Kim giving Katy her skin consult.

I had such an amazing time and all the girls were absolute dolls. We all swapped twitter names and I hope we all keep in touch. 
I forgot to get a photo of the ladies at Crabtree & Evelyn but thank you so much for having us. The girls at Lush put on a great evening and it was the perfect way to end my Sunday.
Kim, Kelly & Tilly


Below is a sneak peak at all amazing products we were gifted and I can't wait to try everything out. Although I might need a girls night to get through it all! Expect another post soon...

A million thank yous to:

LUSH Oxford https://www.lush.co.uk/ & Crabtree & Evelyn http://www.crabtree-evelyn.co.uk/stores/oxford/ for looking after us and very kindly supplying some gift bags.
Thank you to all the people that kindly sent Adrienne products for our OxMeet bags.
Alex Silver PR - http://www.alexsilver.co.uk/
Amazing PR - http://www.amazingpr.co.uk/
Aqua PR - http://www.aquapr.co.uk/
Beauties Factory UK - http://www.beautiesfactory.co.uk
Beauty Seen PR - http://www.beautyseenpr.com/
Birchbox - https://birchbox.co.uk/
Caudalie - http://uk.caudalie.com/
Glossybox - http://www.glossybox.co.uk/
Hotel Chocolat - http://www.hotelchocolat.com/uk/
JWPR - http://www.jwpr.co.uk/
Media Hubb - http://www.mediahubb.co.uk/
Mischief PR - http://www.mischiefpr.com/
Murad - https://www.murad.co.uk
Neal's Yard Remedies - http://www.nealsyardremedies.com
Soapbox PR - http://www.soapboxpr.co.uk/
Talented Talkers - http://talentedtalkers.com/
Teapigs - http://www.teapigs.co.uk/
The Blogger Programme - http://www.thebloggerprogramme.co.uk/
The Body Shop - http://www.thebodyshop.co.uk

and of course the star of the show Adrienne <3

Look out for part 2!

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  1. Sounds like a lovely day, perhaps I can join in next time since I'm not too far away from Oxford :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

    1. Yeah, are you on Twitter? Keep an eye out for anything on #oxmeet x

  2. Nice shot of the back of my head there! :) Of course we will keep in touch! I had such a lovely time chatting with you, and we'll definitely have to do it again soon! So nice to spend such a lovely day in such lovely company! :) Xx


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