Sunday, 14 April 2013

#NottsBBMeet Daytime Shopping & Kiehls Visit

Wow. What a day!

This was my first blogger's meetup so I wasn't sure what to expect but I assumed it would be fun to meet people with similar interests. Safe to say it far exceeded any expectations and I had one of the best days in ages! :)

I thought the name badge idea was brill and super cute!

Everyone was so friendly and it was great to meet so many of you!! For once it wasn't weird to obsess over beauty items in shops...very refreshing from the usual blank looks or raised eyebrows!! :P

I enjoyed having a browse through New Look, H&M and grabbing a Greggs with these lovely girls:

(Left to right: Sammy @ Bellini Beauty, Gemma @ Gemma Means Jewel, Me, Sally @ Rainy Day Faces & Joanna @ Minty  Essence)
Thanks for the photo Joanna! Not going to lie, very envious of your fab camera!! :D

I enjoyed speaking to everyone I met! It's impossible to remember everyone, so sorry if I miss you, but it was lovely to meet Katy @ Sirens and Bells, Natalie @ Floral Republic, Megan @ Megan's Beauty Blog, Charlotte @ Lil Miss Chickas and of course the lovely Sophia @ Tattooed Tea Lady. A massive thank you to her and the other organizers for arranging this brill day!!! Some serious kudos to you!

The shopping continued with visits to Mac, L'Occitane and Space NK. I was seriously eye-ing up one of the Archie's girl's eye shadow quads but was able to self-restrain and save the approx £40. It was so pretty though...
Photo from :)
I was looking forward to checking out Space NK and despite not buying anything I was able to closely admire the Nars products! I've decided that I prefer the Orgasm blush to the Super Orgasm...I've corrected my wishlist! :)

Also popped into Ark...I found I really liked a lot of the clothing in here so may have to head back in soon!

Group 4! :)
And then for the Kiehls' Visit. Despite being a Notts girl, I hadn't actually been to the store before and so I was excited to hear more about their products and see what they would personally recommend for me.

Safe to say my oily skin was noted and I was interested in their products geared towards this! I really liked the Powerful Strength Serum. It was like velvet on the skin and the science behind the product made me sure it would help my troubled skin. However with a hefty £49 price tag I've added it to my wishlist!

Another product to catch my eye was Kielhs' BB Cream. I like the idea of swapping my heavy duty liquid foundation for something a little lighter every now and again and although I find bareMinerals works well for this I've always wanted to try a BB cream. Luckily I found the Kiehls' BB Cream tucked away in my huge goody bag when I got home, so stay tuned for my thoughts on the product in a little while! (I will do a separate post about the evening part of the meetup shortly!)

I thought this was such a lovely little piece of motivation!
I found the whole Kiehls' experience really lovely. The staff were friendly and having a glass of Bucks Fizz along with a cupcake made it even more welcoming, not to mention refreshing after a hectic morning of shopping! :) I enjoyed getting to know all of you Group 4 bloggers and it was great to meet Rhiannon @ The Barbelle who like me, shares her interest in fitness in her blog too!

One of the last stops had to be Boots. Gosh I love this shop and I love it even more when it has 3 for 2 deals on! As always it's a shame not to take advantage of their offers...

This is everything I bought during the meetup. I'm very happy to finally have the Origins Super Spot seems to be well worth the £13 already!

As for the Lush stuff, I got a bit excited that I now have a bath (now I'm home and not at my Uni house) so I had to grab a few bubble bars! I'm giving The Comforter to my mum though.

As I said, it was great to be able to get excited about something in a shop and this to be totally acceptable because everyone shared your enthusiasm! A fab day...and soon to follow!



  1. I love that photo that Joanna took of us! It was so nice meeting you and putting a face to the name after Sammy was talked about you at the Lush event. You'll have to let me know what the Lush Brightside bubble bars like, I haven't tried it despite loving the smell!

    Gem x

    1. I know it's brill isn't it :) Yes you too! And yeah I will do. I nearly used some of it tonight but went with the Yuzu & Cocoa one instead :P

  2. It was ever so lovely meeting you and the other girls!! Don't be envious, your camera did a fab job with the goodies we got! SO LUCKYY :) Let me know if the Origins spot remover works for you as well as it does for me :) x


    1. I know I cannot believe the amount we got still!! I will do :P Review coming soon hehe! :) x

  3. This is a lovely post. I picked up the bright side bubble bar yesterday and tried it out today and it is so good. Its such a shame its limited edition though :(
    I forgot to pick up the spot remover and it was the only thing I planned on getting haha!
    It was lovely to meet you :) xo

    1. Thank you. I'll copy u in because you're someone I really enjoyed speaking to and I knew I'd forgotten someone!!! Sorry!

      I can't wait to try it! Argh limited edition is it?! I'll let you know how I get on with the spot remover ;)

      Great to meet u too! Stay in touch! :) x

  4. Aww thanks for the mention my lovely!! :) Glad that the Origins Super Spot remover is working for you already - it's amazing!
    I can't wait til I get back to my parent's house so I can buy a HEAP of Lush bubble bars and ballistics - they're like heaven! :)
    Was so lovely to meet you, don't forget to stay in touch!!

    Rhiannon xxxx

    1. Was really nice to be able to talk about exercise with someone else who enjoys it!! haha. I've only just sat down from a grueling 2.5 hours at the gym...I can so tell I had 3 days off lol! :)

      Really glad you persuaded me to get the spot remover...God send! :P And yes Lush baths are definitely the way forward!!

      Yes course I will, you too! :) xxx