There are not many bloggers events organised in the north of England: Fact! So when there is one, with an opportunity for cheeky boogie and drinks afterwards, it would be rude not to attend, right? Last Saturday, I had the pleasure to attend a big bloggers' meet up in Leeds, meet up organised by the lovely Ray @RayWhoisShe and Tor @tornumber9.
I was, as usual incredibly nervous about attending. I always dread this moment when my blogger friends and acquaintances who never seen in my real life realise that I have an incredibly kind camera and notice the big gap between my flattering angle posy blog photos and the reality. So I gave the activities of the day a miss and arrived late afternoon, when the sun had gone down a little bit. Did it help? A little bit but not much. I can't believe how nervous I was. I felt really self conscious, I felt so much older than everyone else, but the lovely warm welcome from Ray and my partners in crime Ellie and Cat, and the flowing wine really helped a lot with the nerves.
I had planned this day in my head for so long. I had imagined I would have lost 10 pounds of weight for the event, that I would be wearing some lovely French manicure and the most outrageous evening eye makeup. In the end, I turned up at my fattest point ever in my life, minimal makeup (no eyeshadow whatsoever and just some king kong lashes and foundation), and wearing some tracksuit bottoms as I don't have many daywear nice clothes to wear which suit my new fuller figure.
Aaanyway, enough about my insecurities. Let's have a look at some photos, shall we?
Gorgeous girlies: Ellie (@missy_ellie_uk) and Clare (@bigbeautyblog)
Clare and myself
This is Cat (@perfectpolished) and her friend Dave/Davide/Jean Jacques
The lovely Carla (@carlito86) and Sinead (@daintydollymix)
Sinead (@daintydollymix), her new shoes and Catherine (@perfectpolished)
Adorable Lauren (@laurensdressing)
I forgot the names but this is @sparklyvodka in the middle and Tor on the right x
The coolest RayRay @RayWhoisShe
Change of clothes and getting ready to go out. I have tried to take pictures of my eye makeup but failed at capturing the glitter on my eyes. Lipstick and a bit of bronzer was applied after photo. I need to go on bronzer and blusher classes for dummies and learn once and for all.
Photo of the gang before going out in town.
How fabulous is Ellie’s hair!! (far left)
I had such such such a lovely time. It was so nice to be able to meet bloggers in real life!
with makeup and blogging about it. More about me here.
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