08, 09, 2016
Saturday 3 September saw the third #BloggersFestival take place, run by the lovely Scarlett London. I have been attending Scarlett’s events for years now so I’m sure you’ve seen me gush about them, and her, every few months but she truly does throw an amazing event, I’m always on such a high after them! This year more than ever after having the best time with fellow bloggers Ana and Cat, with whom we made our own hashtag #twoportugueseandaginger, and Abi a new blogger that I have personally known for about 10 years and I am planning on moving in with next year.
The event took place in the gorgeous Conrad London St James Hotel, where I have previously attended one of Scarlett’s events. Upon entering you make your way downstairs and sign in at the #BloggersFestival “front desk” opposite a floor to ceiling flower wall which people were queuing at to get their picture, ultimate Instagram moment right there. You can then pick up a drink from the waiters and make yourself up a little bag of pick n mix to eat as you make your way round.
Upon entering the Whitehall Suite where the main action was happening the brands were spaced out along the room, alongside a Pop Up photo shoot that JewelleryBox were hosting, and a large projector that all hashtagged posts were flashing up on. We may have had a few moments where we screeched in excitement when our tweets and photos appeared, especially from Cat who was most excited.
We got to meet so many amazing brands, some I had met before so it was lovely to have a little catch up, and a number of new brands I was excited to see their products. It’s always a delight to see Jewellery Box who have the most amazing dainty jewellery, and I got to take home a lovely rose gold ring, bracelet and necklace which you can see on my Instagram. I was beyond excited to see Beverly Hills Formula as I love their black toothpaste, which everyone seemed to either be scared of the prospect of or had never heard of, and I got to see their new gold toothpaste which I was sent away with to try out.
We won rose gold power banks and leads from PNY after getting ghetto in photos with their products. Abi got excited to meet one of her favourite baking brands Opies, I’m going to be so fat when we live together! Ana was on form naming people from the brands, and it turned out she kept naming people after their own brothers without knowing them, the boys from BodyChef and Varta were amongst these.
I got a lovely little card case from David Hampton who had a gorgeous Leather Executive Briefcase that I just fell in love with instantly, anyone want to treat me? I got to see My 7th Heaven who’s face masks I am in love with and have been for years so it was lovely to see them and have a look at the new bits they have coming out, which they gave me to review so keep an eye out for that. Well keep an eye out for many reviews as we got a very generous goodie bag upon leaving filled with lots of lovely goodies to try at home.
I’m really excited for you all to read the reviews I will be posting on GoSend and Friction Free Shaving, alongside the product reviews from the goodie bags. GoSend let you shop US retailers and save money on shipping, and Friction Free Shaving are a monthly razor subscription brand, that have the best remix of Craig Davids 7 Days song in their boxes.
I could sit here and ramble for hours about how much I loved the event, how great all the brands were, the lovely products, but the main things I want to say are some thank yous. Thank you so much to Scarlett for throwing an amazing event AGAIN, and for inviting me to the first one way back, I couldn’t possibly miss one of your events now, they are a part of my life and I love them! Thank you for bringing Ana and Cat into my life because I wouldn’t know them if it wasn’t for your events, and thank you to the pair of them for just being such wonderful, lovely, beautiful ladies that I am so lucky to call my friends. Thank you to the brands for taking the time to showcase their products for me and for putting up with the insanity of meeting #twoportugueseandaginger and for letting me take home your products and try them out. It genuinely was one of my favourite events I’ve attended, keep an eye on the SL Events page for upcoming events or you can follow her Twitter page for updates.