Sunday, 12 January 2014

Bristol Blogger Meet with Lush and Benefit

Friday 3rd January.
I'm sat at work counting down the last 20 minutes or so til we can leave at 5pm.
A Twitter notification pops up on my phone.

It was Lily and apparently there was a Bristol Blogger Meet Up the very next day. I vaguely remembered it as something I was going to go to but didn't actually get round to emailing the organiser, Beky to say I was going.

Several tweets and a couple of quick emails later, the next day I was catching a bus into Bristol to enjoy a day of smellies in Lush, make up with Benefit and the chance to meet lots of new and old blogging friends.


Benefit goody bag
 Delicious sweets at the Benefit party!


Beky (from Beky Lou) had organised the day will help from Danni (from Danielle Saint) and after some introductions on the stairs at Cabot Circus we all toddled off to Lush for the first visit of the day. The staff at Lush managed to fit all 13 of us into the shop at once and showed us the colours and sparkles of Lush's famous bath bombs followed by the chance to try our several products and receive lovely hand massages. We all went round and took pictures of the colourful products as well - it was quite refreshing to be in a group of people where you don't look weird pulling your camera out and photographing everything in sight!

Lush Bristol shop

Lush Bristol shop
 
Lush Bristol shop
 
Lush Bristol shop
 
Lush Bristol shop


After Lush, myself, Lily and SJ moved on to the more important matter of food and headed to Wagamama for lunch before browsing round the shops and testing lots of make up in Harvey Nicks.


The second visit of the day was to the Benefit counter in Boots where they'd gone over and above the call of duty and laid on a pink girlie party for us up in their staffroom complete with cakes and sweets. The lovely Ashton from Benefit went through all the products, using Beky as the guinea pig to show all of us what each bit of make up looked like. There was a quiz as well which I think I answered only about 2 questions from! Thankfully Ashton realised that hardly any of us knew the answers so pulled the names from a hat (literally a hat - SJ's hat!) and I won one of the prizes!

Benefit party
 

Both Lush and Benefit provided us with well-stocked goody bags plus Beky had also put together a bag full of things to try and sample. It was great fun unpacking them all - just have to find some room in the bathroom to put them on display before using them!

Benefit goodie bag
The Benefit Goody Bag...


Toiletries and samples goody bag
The Bristol Blogger Meet Goody Bag (courtesy of Beky and Danni)...
 

Lush make up bag and toiletries
My Quiz Prize!


Lush goody bag
The Lush Goody Bag...



Thanks to Lush and Benefit for the lovely gifts to try and huge thanks to Beky and Danni for organising it! 
 

8 comments:

  1. Oh this looks like great fun! What wonderful activities and goodies too.

    You might've already posted the answer to this somewhere but which camera do you use to take photos?

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    1. I have a Panasonic Lumix GF5 which I'd definitely recommend - it's really easy to use and has so many functions! (I'm sure I haven't even tried everything on there yet!). I also use my phone quite a lot - which is a HTC Desire X - which seems to be okay! :-) x

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  2. This sounds like such a good day of games, good smells, and getting pampered! You certainly lucked out on the goodie bags too :) xxx

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    1. I know, we couldn't believe it when we opened them - there was so many things! It's gonna take me ages to use them all I'm sure :-) xxx

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  3. Looks like such a lovely day. Very envious of the Lush/Benefit goody bags!

    Hannah
    x

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    1. It was a fab day - there was so much stuff to take home, I had to get an extra bag! :-) x

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  4. Looks like a fantastic day! Must keep a closer eye on the Bristol bloggers to make sure I don't miss another meet-up xx

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    1. Next time I hear of one I'll tweet you and let you know! It was all organised in such a rush on the Friday evening, I completely forgot to tweet to anyone else! :xx

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Thank you very much for all your lovely comments; I do have every intention of replying but sometimes life with a baby gets in the way...

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