#BirminghamBloggerMeetUp



So last Saturday I was invited by the lovely Gemma Button to the #birminghambloggersmeetup. It is essentially a way for us to meet other bloggers who live in and around the Birmingham area... you could call it networking but i'd say it's more about meeting like-minded people with similar interests. As i'm still relatively new to blogging i've only been to one other blogger event (which you can read about here), but I can honestly say that the girls i've met at these events so far have been so lovely and welcoming, and I didn't feel at all like a 'newbie'! I had a bit of a mare at the beginning of the day, as my camera charger decided t stop working on me, this meant that my camera had no battery for the day ahead... I was pissed that say the least! I had to stop off at Curries on the way into town, which resulted in my late arrival. To top it off Curries didn't actually stock the battery I needed, BUT thankfully there was a super helpful guy working there who very kindly swapped my lifeless battery for a fully charged display one! He literally saved my arse and restored my faith in humanity!!! I bought my camera from Jessops last year so i'm totally freaking out about my warranty now they've gone into administration! Little feckers! Anyway, back to the bloggers meet-up... so I finally made it into town, where I met up with a bunch of lovely bloggers, most of whom i'd never met before. We had a quick gander round Selfridges first, where I actually had some self restraint and stopped myself from purchasing something from NARS, MAC & Illamasqua... kudos to me! :) We then attempted to walk to the Mailbox without going arse over tit! ...thanks to my trusty Doc Martens I was stomping ahead of the crowd! We then had a delicious free Caipirinha cocktail (one of my faves!) at Rodizio Rico Brazilian bar & restaurant... and you know you've had one too many cocktails when you tweet the bar you're at thanking them for 'the tasty cocks' LOL. After that it was on to Red Peppers for food, more cocktails, and a yummy bloggers cake made by the lovely Victoria. The Pièce de résistance had to be the UNBELIEVABLY AMAZING goodie bag we were given at the end, we got shit loads of amazing stuff... and when I say shit loads, I literally mean I nearly shit myself when I opened it! It even included a full-sized Benefit Product to my absolute shock & disbelief! I noticed there were a selection of three different Benefit products we could have had, the other two being the 'Porefessional' & 'They're Real Mascara', which I actually got for Christmas this year. So I was overjoyed when I realised mine was the 'Fine One One' cheek & lip trio, which is Benefits newest product. It's a multipurpose sheer brightening cheek & lip colour, which I don't even think has been launched in the UK yet, so if you'd like to see a blog post on this & possibly a YouTube vid do let me know in the comments below! :)











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I also filmed goodie bag haul on my YouTube channel, but because I talk so much I couldn't show everything... hope you enjoy and please subscribe to my YT if you haven't already bbz! :)


I had an absolutely fabulous day, so a big thank you to the lovely ladies (Gemma, Sara & Clare) who put so much effort into organising it! Looking forward to the next one! :) 

Lorra love,
Carms xxx

8 comments:

  1. it was lovely to meet you on Saturday! hope you had a great day. Hopefully I'll see you at another meet up in the future!

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    xx

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    1. Lovely to meet you too sweets! Can't wait for the next meet up!! :) xxx

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  2. It was lovely to meet you on Saturday. Your post made me laugh x x

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    1. You too lovely! Hahaha was it the shitting myself comment?! Hehe xxx

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  3. Good to see you again! And I'm glad you didnt shit yourself when you opened the goodie bag :) hahaha! Thanks for linking my cakey page too! :D xx

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    1. Hahaha!! I'm glad as well... that would have been awks! ;) You're welcome love! It's well deserved, your cake was amazing!!! Lovely to see you again too xxx

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  4. Was lovely to meet you at the blogger meet up , you have amazing hair! I think I did tell you this.
    Now following you on GFC hun.

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    Sophie
    xx

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    1. You too bbz! Aww thank you, so sweet of you! Thanks for following... i'll go follow you now xxx

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