If you read my post from the other week about the Ladbrokes boat party event in London which ended in an unplanned 5 hour bus ride back to Leeds (arriving home at 6am eeek), then hopefully you can understand my slightly hungover appearance in todays pics! I basically got home and managed about 3 hours sleep before getting up and heading off to sheffield for the first The City Girls Blogger event.
Despite the raging hangover and feeling quite zombie like, it really was worth going and getting to join in at such a fantastic event. I thought I'd share with you what I wore and got up to on the day, plus the AMAZING goodie bags we all received. :)
The City Girls - What I Wore
Camel Suedette Skater Skirt - £19.99 New Look / Floral Shirt - £22.99 (now £12!) New Look / Gold Necklace - New Look / Pink Bag - Asos (old) / Pink Heels - £30 Asos / Dark Green Fedora Hat - Topshop
The City Girls Event - Brands, Cocktails & Pizza
The event took place in the very beautiful Bloo88 bar in Sheffield. I really loved the beautiful high ceilings and chandeliers, it was such a perfect place to spend an afternoon (especially with the 2-4-1 cocktail menu!).
Photo courtesy of Tea and blush
There were plenty of brands to check out during the event. At the Panache stand you had the opportunity not only to get measured properly (cos it turns out most of us are wearing the wrong bra size without knowing oops!) but also to get sent a complimentary set of underwear of choice, which was pretty amazing!.
There was the Second Thread clothing stall which had some beautiful pieces - I LOVED the grey jumpsuit which I thought had a fun 70s vibe about it - just a shame i'm such a short ass as jumpsuits look ridic on me! We were given some lovely 20% off vouchers to redeem online so I'm looking forward to having a browse (and most likely a splurge!) soon.
Penhaligon's provided us with a beautiful vintage tray of perfume samples to try out, and we even got to take our favourite scent home!
Thankfully Voss Water were on hand to keep my hungover body hydrated during the event too, how sleek are the bottles!?
I think one of my favourite stalls had to be the Lush section, mainly because they introduced me to their new Powdered Sunshine! If like me you hate the greasy feeling of suncream on your skin but don't want to end up like a shrivelled prune at 35 from sun exposure, then I would highly recommend this product! I have already invested in some for Summer :). They also gave us our own goodie bags filled with treats to try out!
Speaking of food, later on we headed downstairs to the bar/restaurant area where we had an amazing selection of pizzas to feast on! It was a great opportunity to get chatting properly with all the girls - sometimes it's difficult to get the chance to know people at blogging events but the atmosphere and arrangement at The City Girls made it so easy for us to chat, sip cocktails and just really enjoy the afternoon.
Photo cred - Tea And Blush
Before the end of the event it was time for the hugeee charity raffle where there were some fantastic prizes to be won, with everything from perfume (worth £120!) to some lovely days out. The raffle was in aid of the City Hearts charity, who they managed to raise a total of £175 for from raffle tickets, which Aviva kindly matched to make it up to £350. I just think it's such a great idea to use an event like this to actually contribute to a great cause - well done ladies!
The goodie bag of all goodie bags!
And finally...the goodie bags! We were very spoilt with a huge range of products given to take home with us (literally my goody bag was ready to burst open at any given moment!).
If I had to pick 5 products I loved the most from the event it would be...*drumroll*....
1. The Lee Staffdord Shine Serum - I was initially worried this product would make my hair grease up but after applying a small amount to my finger tips, running it through my hair wet and then blow drying it, I was super impressed with the added non-greasy shine my hair received!
2. The Lipcote Lipstick Sealer - This little beaut does exactly what is says on the box and keeps your lipstick on for longer - where has this been all my life!?
3. The Argan Smooth Shampoo And Conditioner - Since these both smell so gorgeous and leave my hair feeling lovely!
4. The Pebble Grey LED Cosmetic Mirror - Because nothing jazzes up your routine powder check like a mirror with lights!
5. LipGlam 100% Natural Lip Balm - Not only can you use this to sooth dry lips as I've done recently but it can also be used as a cuticle ointment, for dry skin, as a lip and mascara primer, as an eyebrow balm AND for split ends! Talk about multi purpose! :)
I have to say a big thank you to Lorna and Holly for organising such a great event, not only do they create these amazing events, but they also have their own lovely blogs which you should definitely check out (here and here). It was lovely to meet so many nice gals and hopefully will see some of them again soon!
Thanks for reading :)