On Saturday I made the 8 hour round trip from Plymouth to Southampton, but it was all for good reason and totally worth the very long day! The trip was in aid of the #sotonmeetup which was organised by the fabulous Alice from Annie Writes Beauty and Amy from Amzy In Wonderland, they also organised the first one back in April which at the last minute I was unable to attend. So this time I was not going to let anything get in my way of attending and finally meeting some bloggers that I had been speaking to for about a year! The lovely Jessica from Chique Unique Critique picked me up from the station and we were then on our way to Orange Rooms for the meet up!
The lighting wasn't that great inside so I do apologise for the difference in quality of all the pictures! Anyway, I first clapped eyes on the Lush stand in Orange Rooms. It's always going to be a fab event when Lush are in attendance!
They had most of their Christmas stock at the event and their new range of massage bars. The star bubble bar is the next on my list to purchase, apparently it lasts for 8 baths which is pretty good value for money!
This is 100% on my wishlist too, definitely not just for kids!! Not only can you mould shapes and snowmen with this it can be used for soap, a bubble bar or shampoo once you've finished playing with it, amazing!
Seriously, I'm going to be broke by the end of this post but the Santa lip scrubs are also a necessity. It smells of cola bottles and their lip scrubs never disappoint.
Bee Good were also at the event who are a brand local to the Hampshire area. The brand blossomed from an experienced bee keeper called Simon and it was then his wife Caroline who thought about starting their own skincare company incorporating the honey into the products.
They had such a lovely range of products ranging from lips to hand cream and to facial skincare, they also have another few products launching very soon. The packaging of the products is gorgeous and I love the ethics of this brand using all natural and British ingredients. We even got to take home a lovely lip balm in our goody bag!
There were also delicious Bee and flower shaped biscuits which were beautifully decorated and were even flavoured with honey too mmm!
Another well known brand at the event were Weleda, I've used a few of their hair products in the past but never delved into the rest of their range. I love how all of the products are coloured differently depending on their purpose.
I loved the little crackers too with products inside which make for perfect christmas presents!
Also on the day Oloves had a stand up but I didn't get any pictures of it unfortunately, they provided some lovely snack packs for the goody bags though which you'll see below!
With the lovely Jessica and Alice, this was one of the only pictures with okay quality that I got unfortunately!
At the end of the meet, it was time to be given the amazing goody bags, Alice and Amy seriously did such an amazing job getting all the different brands onboard!!
I'm sure you're all dying to have a peek inside...
So the goody bag is amazing!!! I had such an enjoyable and exciting morning yesterday going through the whole bag. I can't believe how full of amazing brands the bag was, the last goody bag from the #sotonmeetup was equally as good as this!
Super excited to try out soo many of these goodies, especially the Makeup Revolution palette, the dream dots and the nanshy blending brush!
It felt like Christmas had come early, a beauty bloggers dream!
On the day there were raffle prizes as well with all proceeds going to the British Legion for the Poppy Appeal, we all managed to raise an amazing £50 with Alice and Amy matching that which I think was such a lovely gesture! I also managed to win one of the prizes which was this Bodhi & Birch skin care set, I've never heard of the brand before but will be testing this out soon, the packaging is just gorgeous!
I want to say another big thank you to Alice and Amy for such an amazingly well organised event, it was soo nice to finally meet the bloggers that I had been speaking to for months and meet new ones too. It was a lovely day to mingle and discover some new brands. I'm now very excited about testing out some of the goodies, expect lots of upcoming reviews in the next few weeks! Also please leave your links below if you also attended, I would love to have a read!
Did you attend the #SotonMeetUp? Have you been to a blogger meet before? What do you think of the goody bag?