(Big Thankyou to Sophia aka TattooedTeaLady for allowing me to include this picture from her blog!)
So as a lot of you may have heard, Saturday the 13th of April was the big #NottsBBMeet! I had never been so nervous! A lot of the bloggers were travelling from all over just to be there, luckily I got myself ready in time to get the bus there which only took around an hour. Our meeting point was at the statue lions at 11am where we were all given our name tags which included our blog link's and Twitter names. Over time the group began to build as everyone got there, I was so shy but the lovely Laura from http://laura-k.co.uk/ Arrived and straight away we spoke and had an instant connection! She is such a wonderful person and I'm so pleased to have met her! She did help me spend my money too! Hehe!
So from the meeting at the lions, the groups who were going to the Kiehls visits were notified on their times and from this both myself, Laura, Vanessa and Meimei began our shopping! It was all very surreal for me even at this point, after some time we then met up with everyone again and did a little about me circle, where each of us said who we are and what our blog's were. This was the point that I finally met the awesome Sophia and Jessie I must say it was a proud moment to meet them both.
Throughout the day there were 4 groups who went to the amazing Kiehls store where they had a champagne breakfast, yes I was stood at the window like a puppy swooning over the cupcakes...But it seemed everyone had a great experience and bought some great products that I will be looking out for on their blogs!
We all started to head up towards the Victoria Centre which had shops such as Lush, Boots, House of Fraser, Topshop etc. I then met the sweet Sarah from http://entirely-sarah.blogspot.co.uk/ was such a nice pleasure to meet her and also we didn't realise how local we were to one another! Such a small world huh! We went into Lush where although they had a fault with their lighting they did brilliantly with having all us bloggers coming in at once! So a big thank you to them :D
During the point where we all came outside I was so pleased to finally meet the Pampered Prince! He was such a sweetheart :)
Overall I felt like i'd shopped till i dropped but it was all so worth it! For my first ever meet-up it was the most greatest experience I have ever had; and for this I want to say an extra special thank you to Sophia and the girls for organising the wonderful day, It was a fabulous turn out and was nice to meet the bloggers in person! I shall definitely be attending more meet-ups in the future!
Now on to the haul and what I purchased at the Meet-up!
Some of my purchases had been from what I had previously placed on my wishlist, where as others were just what stood out to me on the day!
My first purchases was of course at MAC! I did go in hoping they had some of the Betty Archie's girl's items left but they didn't *sad face* But I didn't leave there empty handed; I purchased the Matte Candy Yum-Yum lipstick as you can tell its a very bold and bright Pink! I've heard so much about this lipstick and because I love wearing bold statement colours I couldn't help but buy it! It's such a beauty!
Also purchased a lustre lipstick in the shade LoveLorn, It's a much softer pink shade with a nice glossy shine which feels very moisturising on the lips and will be a perfect shade for summer and every day looks.
During our visit in John Lewis, I still had some Christmas vouchers which I hadn't used up and thought this would be the perfect time to use them! I came across the mini o.p.i set of the OZ the great and powerful varnishes that I've seen many times and thought it would be perfect as I'm such a lover of nail varnishes and The wizard of OZ! I then rushed over to the Liz Earle stand, I've only had one product of Liz Earle and because I've enjoyed using it so much, I treated myself to the Cleanse and polish starter set, which was a good price for the cleaner and 2 pure muslin cloths. Looking forward to using it as I've heard and read many good reviews on this product!
Next stop was boots! It's so big at Nottingham and there were a few things on my wishlist that I could have bought, but overall the Nicki Minaj fragrance, Pink Friday was my most lusted after item. I purchased the 50ml which comes fully with the head etc I love the bottle so much and will be great for displaying even after use! Also for buying this size I got a free Pink Friday limited edition bag and of course with it being pink I was too excited and thought it was a fantastic purchase.
Our last visit before heading home was House of Fraser, by this point we were all so tired and feet were aching but I made my last purchase for the last Urban Decay Glinda Palette on display. Most eye-shadow palettes that I have are the basic neutrals so when seeing these shades and knowing how pigmented and fantastic quality Urban Decay always has, I couldn't resist, and of course Laura kept saying 'buy it buy it!' and I did hehe. But this was another product that I have been wanting for so long I was pleased to finally have it!
Overall the meet-up was a huge success! I heard also that we were trending too on twitter which is awesome to hear. I've loved meeting new faces and getting to know each other more; lets hope we have more meet-ups in the future! Big thanks again to Sophia and the girls for making this day possible :)