Leeds Blogger Meet-up Thanks!

   Last night I attended the Leeds Blogger Meet Up I'd previously mentioned on this blog - when I first thought up this event, my idea was to put together an informal social occasion where bloggers and writers from West Yorkshire could gather to chat without anything as burdensome/helpful as a "schedule" to encumber the event. Hopefully this was successful as I thoroughly enjoyed meeting some of Leeds' best bloggers and, as an added benefit, I got to cheer on CM Punk too as the WWE's Royal Rumble played out in the background!

With (from Left to Right) Claire from Swig Digs , Angelica from One Little Vice , Nicola from It's Neecola and Joanna from Minty Essence

   I'd like to give a big shout-out to Kel Loves for all her hard work helping with this (particularly considering we had a little under two weeks to put this together) and to each of the companies who contributed to the goodie bags.

   Barratts contributed a number of items to the evening including the bags themselves. I love their cute own-brand carry bags equally as much as I love the Skechers ones which were also donated. On top of this, other goodies were peppered into each blogger's bag with a number of miscellaneous extra items included branded key-rings (from Kickers and Pod ), Kangaroos headphones, Hi Tec flasks and Skechers pedometers too. Hush Puppies t-shirts were included for the guys.

   Tea Pigs 
were incredibly kind and gave us a number of different flavours from their extensive ranges. One of the many great things about the brand is that they boast both impeccable green credentials and run  ethical schemes -  on top of this too, they have a trained tea taster to make sure the brand delivers nothing but the highest quality real tea! Tea Pigs deliver internationally and are currently offering free delivery for orders over £35.

   In Situ Cosmetics 
are a personalised skin care brand who create bespoke, customisable packages to suit their customer's individual needs from a catalogue of over 300'000 skincare cocktails . The brand are, like Tea Pigs, incredibly eco-friendly and their web-site has been certified an entirely green web-site, 100% powered by wind energy .

are a skincare company who utilise witch hazel in their products to get rid of any blemishes whilst naturally cleansing, soothing and toning the skin for a clearer complexion. Their products are usable on all types of skin but mostly suit, and are most effective in combating, oily and greasy skin. They kindly donated some of their signature products which you can buy from here .

were formerly known as Acnigon and are a dermatologically tested skin product which utilises no harsh chemicals in their soothing treatment of the skin (and is equally usable on the face, chest or back).The product remains active for up to 12 hours so can be applied twice daily. You can buy their products online here .

is a natural product which is best for young skin. Each product, which is suitable for vegetarians and vegans too, contains no parabens, mineral oils nor genetically modified ingredients and is also specifically not tested on animals . You can buy their products online here . Their site also features a wealth of extra skincare advice courtesy of Dr Sue .

      Badger Balm are an organic body care company who kindly provided these cuticle care sachets. Their products are 100% natural and also rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants which are perfect for giving your cuticles the TLC they deserve! You can follow their lovely and friendly Twitter account here and like them on Facebook here too.

   Skinny Sprinkles are a weight loss and energy drink firm who kindly donated their strawberry smoothie flavoured drinks which boast at possessing less than 21 calories each! To be used as an in between meal appetite suppressant (rather than as a meal replacement) the drinks are a healthy alternative to starvation diets. You can buy their products online here .

   Best British Bloggers
also attended and were kind enough to add to the evening's festivities by bringing extra items for the bags. On behalf of Bonprix discount codes were handed out as well as a £50 voucher which was secretly sneaked into a random goodie bag which one of our lucky blogger attendees received!

   The bag also featured a selection from  Yankee Candle  and hand-made goat's milk soap via  The Little Goat Soap Company .

   Thanks to all who came too! It was great to meet everyone and I'm looking forward to more of these meet-ups in the future!


  1. It was a great meet up so thanks again for organising. I loved my Yankee Candle scents too!



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    1. You're welcome and glad you liked them!

  2. I feel very envious. I would have loved to go to this. I'm London-based and have yet to brave the world of blogger meet-ups. I worry the London lot might be way too trendy for the likes of little old me, but I really need to man up and do it x

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    1. This was my first meet-up. I definitely recommend it!

  3. I had such a lovely time, just putting a post about it together! Thanks so much for organising it, it was so lovely to meet everyone :)
    Nicola x

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    1. Fantastic! Can't wait to read your post!

  4. I love blogger meet ups! They are such a great way to meet new people and find new blogs! Looks like a great night was had and those goody bags are fab! :)

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  5. This is so cool. Meeting someone who you always communicate online was a great achievement. I never had done that before. Hopefully soon!

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  6. This looks lovely! As a new Leeds blogger (I just moved to Leeds last week but have officially been blogging for a year and a half in the states) I am wondering how I would go about finding info for the next meet up? I would love to meet all of you!!!

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