Wednesday, 15 July 2015

#NWBloggerEvents - The Goodie Bag!

#nwbloggerevents goodie bag

Let’s not beat around the blogging bush here folks, as soon as you here bloggers event you just know that there will be a goodie bag in there somewhere. And who doesn’t get excited about a goodie bag?

This past weekend I attended my first #NWBloggersEvents organised by Jenny & Katie and it was brilliant! The girls did a great job at putting together a really professional, fun, meet-up, so read all about it here. One of the hardest things about putting these events together is getting sponsors and boy oh boy did the girls pull the rabbit out of the hat when it came to sponsors. The sponsors were SUPER generous, so without further ado, let’s dive right into the goodie bag and check out our blogging booty!

As soon as I got home I dumped the bag contents out on the bed and started to ooh and ahh over everything. The bag was jam packed and a few gems really stood out to me…

#nwbloggerevents goodie bag

Crabtree & Evelyn Verbena and lavender hand therapy - Who doesn’t love a purse friendly hand cream? Crabtree & Evelyn hand cremes are so luxurious and this one smells absolutely divine! 

Earthnicity Minerals Velvet HD Finishing Powder - I love discovering a new brand and with an overly oily skin situation, I’m always on the look out for a mega-mattifying powder. This 100% mineral finishing powder is paraben free, vegan-friendly, no talc or bismuth (which I’m allergic to!) and even has UV protection! Talk about ticking all the skin loving boxes!

Manuka Doctor samples  - I’ve been super curious about bee venom beauty ever since I read about Kate Middleton going for a bee venom facial (c’mon her skin is just gorgeous!). This little sampler pack from Manuka Doctor contains their apiclear treatment serum, apirefine wrinkle filler and, their apinourish face mask. I can feel a pamper night coming on!

Sweet Cecily’s Rose Body Butter - When you’re presented with a personalised box on the door, you know it’s going to be something special! Inside was this gorgeous full sized body butter from Sweet Cecily’s. Made with all natural ingredients and essential oils, it smells delicious and sinks beautifully into the skin, it’s so nourishing! I’ve already checked out their website and I’ve got my eye firmly on their ‘make your own’ kits!

Greener Cleaner Pot & Pan Scrubber - Yes, I got excited about a pan scrubber! Ever since moving into my own home I’ve become obsessed with everything home related, even things that can make dish washing more exciting! I don’t think I’ve ever had a homeware/home cleaning gift in a blogging goodie bag before so yes, I am excited. 

Virtue Ice tea - It’s tea. It’s iced. In a can. Do I need to say any more? It’s me, it’s tea, it’s going to be a winner!

MelloMallo - I got two lime and coconut marshmallows to try and OH MY, I never knew the fluffy stuff could taste so good! I’ve already checked out their Etsy shop and am lining up several gifts for myself! These would also make great little stocking fillers around Christmas time! Yes, I’m thinking that far ahead already!

Thomas Tucker Popcorn - Tommy Tucker provided lots of tasty popcorn treat for us to try during the meets, then generously chucked a couple of bags in the goodie bags too! I received two bags of sweet popcorn in Frozen bags and a big bag of their lightly popped chilli & lemon that I’m trying to save until the weekend but the temptation it just too much! 

Boden Wallet - SQUEE with excitement! I love Boden! Their dresses are absolutely gorgeous and my wardrobe needs several of them so as soon as I seen the Boden brand peeking put from the goodie bag I immediately had to haul it out and see what was inside! They gave us these gorgeous summery wallet/clutch bags in a vibrant orange/cerise colour with blue polka dot lining on the inside. Oh, everything about it is oh so pretty, I’m going to be using this every opportunity I get! 

To say we were spoilt is an understatement, the bodies don’t stop with the above, other brands, including Lush Liverpool, The Little Macaron Shop, Passion for Natural, W7, Playboy make-up, Sweet Heart Wax Melts, Milton Lloyd, all gifted us with goodies that I can’t wait to try out!

So, a HUGE thank you goes out to all the brands who got involved, to Jenny & Katie for organising the event and to all the lovely ladies I got to meet on the day! I felt like I didn’t get a chance to really move around and chat to more of you - but there’s always next time!

Until next time,


  1. What a great goodie bag, Crabtree & Evelyn are one of my favourite handcream brands! The Boden wallet is beautiful, so summery!

    India |

    1. I'm in love with the Boden wallet, it's coming right on my holidays with me! So so pretty!

      Sarah :)