On Sunday myself, Charlotte and Lottie headed up to London for the day to attend the Big Blogger Expo organised by Lauren and Abigail of London Meet Up. It was a flying visit as we went up and back in the day but we had an amazing time and here’s what we got up to.
My alarm was set for 5:30am but as always I woke up before my alarm with excitement. I knew it was going to be a long day and we were travelling up and back to London by bus but I was prepared with snacks and films to keep me occupied. There may or may not have been a lot of Pokemon Go playing as well. The bus journey went surprisingly quickly and then it was a quick dash to the Danubis Hotel in Regents Park where the event was being held. We got ready in the toilets (as you do) and managed to be ready with 10 minutes to spare! Getting ready in under an hour is a personal best for me. I also managed time to get a quick glass of rose as it was very much needed after the morning rush.
When we arrived into the venue we were greeted by Lauren and Abigail who were in the full swing of things signing everyone in and giving out wristbands. The room was buzzing with everyone chatting and mingling and I bumped into a few people I had met at other events. I had a catch up with Carolin and Urika which was really nice as I haven’t seen them both in ages. We were also given cards that needed to be stamped by each brand as we went around the room to ensure that everyone got the most out of the event which I thought was a great idea. There were 13 brands exhibiting at the event including Bonnie Boo Gifts, Shop Two Three, Jewellery Box, Return to Glory, Juvadent, West Lab, Brandbassador, Borough Box, Living Proof, Heaven Skincare, Jody Bell, 4 You By You & Dr. Paw Paw.
The event was on from 2-5pm and it took us the full three hours to go around and chat to all the brands. One of the brands I was most excited to see was Juvadent who are a brand who do cosmetic procedures such as botox and fillers. I’ve been wanting Botox for a long time and was excited to ask all the questions that I had about the treatment. Dr Kanji and Dr Patel were fantastic and answered all my questions and then gave me a voucher for £50 off a treatment which I was over the moon with. I got an email yesterday to say that I was their ‘Star Blogger’ at the event and they were gifting me with a £100 voucher! I couldn’t believe it and I can’t thank them enough! (Expect a post before the end of the year about my very first cosmetic procedure.)
All the brands were incredibly generous and I came away with so many products to try! It’s going to take me a while to get through them all. A huge Congratulations to Lauren and Abigail for putting on such an incredible event and their hard work really paid off. If you didn’t know about the Big Blogger Expo and want to know about future events you can sign up to their database here to stay updated on all their upcoming events.