Monday, 13 July 2015

#NWBloggerEvents - North West Blogger Event, July 2015

Liverpool Blog Events

Yesterday I attended my first #NWBloggerEvents, put together and hosted by the lovely Jenny and Katie Not my first Blogger Event but the first I’ve been to that these lovely ladies put together and I have to say I was blown away

Sweet Cecily's gift rose body butter

Situated in the Lime Kilm, Concert Square, we took over the top floor, with red-roped off exclusivity. Don’t you just love being a part of the gang in the VIP area? After being greeted with name tags and a very special gift from Sweet Cecily's, we all went about mingling, chatting, meeting new faces and catching up with familiar faces before the event got under way. 

First up, Lisa of Hollybobbs gave us a brilliant, and inspiring talk on growing our blogs, the importance of connecting with other bloggers (which included a mad 30 second dash to hand out our business cards!) and the easiest way to incorporate SEO into our blog posts! I took too many notes and she’s given me some great ideas I wish I had thought of sooner! 

motives cosmetics uk

My good friend Hannah, a Motives expert, MUA, beauty therapist and all round lovely lady gave us all an introduction to Motives Cosmetics, then, with my brows at her mercy, demonstrated the perfect brow using the Motives Essential Brow Kit (£24). I don’t really do brows, I can never seem to get them to look anything other than Sharpie-stripe-like but she had them both done in seconds and they looked amazing! I’ll be getting my hands on that brow kit very soon! 

myshowcase uk

Melanie, a MyShowcase representative, was next up. I’ve never heard of MyShowcase before but she explained it’s a relatively new company which was set up by the beauty editor, Kate Shapland of The Telegraph. Stocking 30+ independent beauty brands, each with their own unique story and kick ass packaging, everything they sell just oozes class and sophistication. Melanie hosts events, either in your home or workplace, showcasing their fantastic range, which includes brands; Balance Me, Dr Lipp, Magnitone, Mio, and Wild About beauty to name a few! After her talk I spent most of the afternoon at her stand trying out some of the products on offer, oh they do they have some goodies I just need to get my hands on, especially this Liquid Yoga bath soak (£26) from Mio!

mio yoga bath soak

Last, but certainly not least, Skinny Tan gave us a brief introduction to their self-tanning lotion that not only tans but cares for your skin too. The Dragons Den fans out there might remember this one, the girls having received 11 separate offers in the den when they pitched Skinny Tan a few years back! Skinny Tan not only gives you an orange-free, au natural sun-kissed glow, but it nourishes the skin and visibly reduces the appearance of cellulite. They even came with the full kit and tanning booth, offering us generously discounted tans and a goody bag - I’m starting to think I should have stripped down and got one as it looked amazing! 

After the presentations, we were all left to our own devices, getting to know the brands a bit better - and the other bloggers! I got to know the amazingly creative Robyn of The Little Woman Pretends, I’m in love with her blog and after chatting to her about sewing I am this close to investing in a sewing machine and learning to use it with her advice and tutorials in mind! I also had a great chat with Lisa, about all things, blogging, the good the bad and the ugly! I couldn’t thank her enough for some of the advice she shared with us during her presentation!

tommytucker popcorn

The dinner bell was called and we stuffed our faces with a great spread put on by The Lime Kiln, from paninis to curries, there was something for everyone! If you ever want to get a room full of bloggers to move in 3 seconds flat just promise them food at the other end of the room! Big shout out goes to TommyTucker for providing us with some seriously scrumptious popcorn - caramel summer fruits anyone? 

liverpool blogger events

All too soon the event was over, we collected our goodie bags (I'll give you a peek inside this week!) and said our goodbyes. I had a fantastic afternoon and, after all the frustration and down-heartedness I’ve been feeling about blogging lately, this afternoon really did remind me just why I blog. It was the pick me up I didn’t know I needed and already, I can’t get my fingers to fly across the keyboard quick enough to write all the posts I suddenly feel inspired to write! 

These events, these people; this is reason enough to blog for me!

Did you attend the #NWBloggerEvents? Does attending a bloggers event change how you blog, good or bad? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time,


  1. I've seen a few posts on this and I'm jealous! I love events like this, woo.

    Corinne x

    1. You should have come!! OK, it's a trek, but hey, everyone needs an excuse to come to Liverpool haha!

      Sarah :)

  2. It was so lovely to meet you and I'm so glad you enjoyed the session! Your eyebrows looked fab :)

    1. Super lovely to meet you too! Your talk was so helpful! Aw thanks, she was so nervous but she did a brilliant job on the brows!

      Sarah :)