Tuesday, 15 July 2014

#BlogYorkshire Meetup Leeds

I know I promised posts about my Harry Potter party and my holiday and Rich coming home from Afghanistan, however on Saturday I went to the #BlogYorkshire meetup kindly and wonderfully organised by Carrieanne and Faith and held at Revolution in Leeds so I thought I'd better write about that first!

It was festival themed, and a very hot day, which caused me a bit of a dilemma. My usual go to festival outfit (as discussed in my Festival Tips post) is hoody, tshirt, denim shorts, black tights and wellies. I have never been to a festival when it was as warm as it was at the weekend! After much umming and aahing, and lots of variations, I finally decided to brave shorts without tights in the UK for the first time in my life and put together this outfit.

Please excuse the paleness of my legs, I was on holiday recently, with very little suncream on them - they just don't ever change colour! My Hogwarts t-shirt is from New Look tall section, denim shorts are very old Topshop ones, and my Converse are my custom ones designed by Rich for my birthday last year.

It was brilliant to see the Leeds bloggers I'm getting to know again, and to meet new faces. The addition of the lanyards with people's Twitter pictures on was genius, as I know I tend to recognise people from Twitter mostly! 

Now onto the brands, who all had made such an effort and helped to make the event truly fun!

First up was Quiz who had brought a lovely array of dresses, shoes and handbags with them for us to be dazzled by, and who held a style competition for us to have a chance to win a Quiz voucher. I took part, naturally, and lost, inevitably as I am about as far from a style blogger as you can get! I love Quiz dresses, and got to live my short girl dream putting the outfit together, as I struggle to find things in there which aren't indecently short on me.

Next up were Country Attire who gave us the most amazing goody bags, and had Hunter Wellies everywhere which I was lusting after, adding to the general festival theme of the day. They arranged a game of Hunter Croquet for us to compete to win a pair of Hunters, which was great fun, even if I was rubbish at it! 

ESPA were doing skin consultations and giving out their amazing goody bags again, trying to make everyone smell better after their festival experience perhaps?

Very generously, Pastille were offering free dash manis to bloggers, but unfortunately the queue was never ending so I didn't get to have one, even though I went to the event naked nailed just in case! The quality of the manicures was incredible from what I saw on other people, and I think I might have to visit soon to treat myself.

Allertons were there, along with Rock Pamper Scissors doing festival hair on lots of bloggers. I have been hearing a lot about them on twitter, as they seem to be taking Leeds by storm, making lots of ladies very happy! 

The stunningly gorgeous Georgina from She May Be Loved was trying out her MUA skills on us, and I very eagerly volunteered, as I am clueless at makeup as I wrote about in that post. I was after something natural that made me still feel like myself, just a bit better, and oh boy did she deliver! Georgina was delicate handed, and gave me an amazing makeover which I was still comfortable wearing, and looking good in hours later. I highly recommend her to everyone, she will make a brilliant MUA.

Even with all of the other activities going on there was a huge raffle in aid of the British Heart Foundation, with the most amazing prizes, including Hunter Wellies, Illamasqua makeup and Zatchels bags! Even though I bought lots of tickets, I was very unlucky and didn't win a thing, but it was brilliant seeing the delight on the other girls faces when they were winning their prizes. 

All in all it was a fantastic event, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. The Leeds bloggers are such a lovely bunch, and I count myself very lucky to be a part of the "scene". I'm already counting down to the next meetup, whenever it may be! I will be doing a blog post on the goody bags soon, I promise!

Rachel xx


  1. Amazing post Hun. So glad you like my lanyard idea too x

  2. It looks lovely! I've never been to a meet up - I'd love to though!

  3. Loved this post!
    I was gutted that I didn't get a GG makeover... Next time!

    You looked fab, I'm still obsessed by your t-shirt! Xxx

  4. This looks like so much fun - and your outfit was the perfect choice! xxx

  5. Thank you SO much for your kind words, your face was an absolute pleasure to work with! :)
    www.shemightbeloved.com xx


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