South East Blogger Event @ Pizza Express

Tuesday 10 November 2015

I have been waiting for this event to come along for so long, and yesterday was finally the day! This event was hosted by the lovely Jenny Cole of Ramblings of a Jaffa Cat. It was so nice to be able to attend an event that was only five minutes away from where I live... At 6pm I ventured over to Pizza Express in Basingstoke Festival Place who were kind enough to host the event. They provided us with drinks and even a yummy buffet with slices of pizza, and dough balls etc.

On top of that Jenny organised for a couple of company's to be at the event to speak with us. First up was Bee Good, a company all about skin care made from naturally sourced bee products. They had testers of everything there so we could try everything that we wanted to take a look at, and the lovely lady from Bee Good talked us through everything. My favourite product was definitely the Raspberry and White Chocolate lip balm, it smells seriously good. As soon as I get paid this month I am putting that straight into my basket!

Also the lovely ladies from Lush Basingstoke were there, so I got to see Lush two nights in a row! This time the girls (Katy and Zoe) brought a small selection of the Christmas collection for us to take a look at and we were even able to buy a few products if we wanted to. Despite having spent £70 on Sunday in Lush, I did pick myself up a Golden Wonder Bath Bomb, and as a thank you the girls gave me two bath bombs for free.

As well as product demonstrations Jenny had worked incredibly hard to get some brilliant raffle prizes. All proceeds for the raffle went to the charity Mind, who are a charity representing mental health, something which I personally have had experience with in recent years. Unfortunately I wasn't lucky enough to win this time, but it didn't bother me as I know my money is going to a good cause, and honestly it was just nice to be in the company of like minded people. Everyone who attended was so lovely and we all had a great long chat about blogging, something that I can't really do with my 'real life' friends...

The cherry on the cake of the evening was the fact that Jenny had managed to put together some lovely goody bags for us to bring home.

This included the following:

  • Life Tonics tote bag and two drinks
  • Bill's Restaurant Strawberry Jam
  • Cheerz Polaroid Voucher
  • Champneys Guilford Face Mask
  • Dream Dots Voucher
  • Witch Skincare Samples
  • Bee Good Sample
  • Lush Basingstoke Luxury Pud Bath Bomb and Dashing Santa Bath Bomb (as mentioned above)
Honestly I was so surprised to receive anything and it was a lovely surprise that Jenny put together for us. All in all I had a really fun night, met some lovely ladies, and I already can't wait for the next Basingstoke event!

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