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27/10/14: Green Beauty Meet Up!

Yesterday, as you may have seen on twitter, a few green beauty bloggers met up in Reading.  

We met in the morning for a little stroll around the Oracle before landing at Pizza Express for lunch and a chat.  We'd been told by Rach, Jen and Sarah that we couldn't arrive before 12.30, so we were all curious as to what they were masterminding and even more so when we were quickly shoo-ed out after turning up a bit early!

Quite often when meet ups involve bloggers there will be a little goody bag offered as a thank you for coming, a little like the party bags you got when you were children.  However, as this was a gathering of friends (albeit green bloggers ones) I hadn't really considered the possibility that I might be taking home more than I planned!  

But, we walked in to find bags on the table.  Wow!  And a gift voucher? And bags on the seats!?  And then after ordering, a hamper!!?  I think we were all blown away by the generosity of the brands, people and companies that contributed and it went to show just how well thought of the lovely Jen, Rach and Sarah are.


















Thank you to:  Bloom Remedies (Serenity Oil Set), Viridian (Beauty Oil and Capsules), Ann Marie (A.Vogel Herbmare, Jan de VriesVitality Essence,Crystal Springs Deodorant and A Vogel Soothing Neem Cream), Nom Foods (Oat Bar), Frank (4 x fruit and chocolate bar), Bathing Beauty (Shy Face Tea, Miracle Soap), Herbfarmacy (Just Face Cream, Wash Off Mousse Cleanser), Pure Thoughts (Winter Wonderland Soap, Candy Cane Soap), Botanical Brands (Living Nature Cleanser and Samples, Pulpe de Vie Samples, discount code), Pravera (Benecos Day Cream, Lavera Concealer), Lyonsleaf (Soap), ABeautifulWorld (Bag and Chocolate Sun Tanner), Balmology (Three piece sample pots, Cleanse, Nourish and Comfort), Suti (sample set), Niki's Organic Balm (All purpose balm), Mypure (Hurraw! balms, Madara sachets),  Sophia's Choice (gift voucher!), Weleda (Rose Soap and Calendula Massage Oil), Lulu & Boo (Melissa and Mallow Foot Balm sample, Multi Vitamin Balm sample, full size Rose and Vanilla Balm), Red Apple Lipstick (sample pod), Vanessa's Choice (The Earth Works Grapefruit Exfoliator sample and discount!), Brija Cosmetics (Full size eyeshadow, sample eyeshadow, discount code!), Fresh Therapies (nail remover wipe sample and sample pot), Aedos (discount voucher), Vital Touch (Bath Soak), Rebel Kitchen (not pictured, Chai and Chocolate Milk), Beeutiful (B-balm and Honey Lip balm)... and last but not least from the Bodhi and Birch surprise hamper I chose the Ginger Brew Body Oil and Lime Blossom Hand Serum!   I am sure that you will be seeing bits and pieces from this lot on here over the next few months.

So obviously that was a wonderful unexpected amazing surprise, but (hopefully without sounding like a dork) honestly my favourite part was spending time with 9 other lovely ladies.  I've not written about it much on this blog before but most of my life I've suffered from severe anxiety and a few years ago I wouldn't have even considered taking myself across the country to meet up with people I've only seen a few times before and not at all in some cases - but every time I have done it the people waiting at the other end have made it so very worth it.  So, thank you Rachel, Malin, Jen, Carrie, Annie, Liz, Katie, Sarah and Amber or being such fun and friendly company!  I'm already looking forward to seeing you all again. :)  

And if you're loving the look of that goody bag, stay tuned as Rach has a giveaway up her sleeve!

P.S Apologies for the utter fail of no photographs of the day, but please accept this picture of a few of us back in August as a token gesture!


[Annie, Jen, Rachel, me]


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17 comments:

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  1. It was lovely to see you again Hephzibah, glad you had a nice time and I look forward to seeing you again soon :)

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  2. Wow! That is a generous goodie bag indeed. I wish I had known about this meet up (albeit I'm cruelty-free blogger, not a totally green one) as these lovely ladies are some of my favourite bloggers so it would have been nice to see you all and eat pizza.

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    1. A few ladies did videos - check them out for faces, voices and pizza - but hopefully you can make it to the next one! Be sure to watch out for Rach's giveaway on the bag. :) x

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  3. I love you so much. See you again soon xx

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    1. You're hilarious - so fun to spend more time with you :) x

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  5. Looks like I missed a great day. I have really enjoyed reading through everyone's posts x

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    1. Hope to get to meet you too in the near future! x

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  6. It was really lovely to meet you Hephzibah! Great write up - I, like you had no expectations of coming away from the day with anything other than a great get together…what a bonus all the goodies were! x

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    1. I'm so sorry I didn't get to chat with you more at lunch - I got so caught up in the bags and just being around everyone! So glad to meet you - look forward to catching up again sometime soon :) x

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  7. At www.mypure.co.uk we're delighted you all had such a lovely day, and hope you love the samples we sent for you all to try. Looked like fun! And Pizza too....:)

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    1. I am so happy to have more Hurraw! in my life! Thank you :) x

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  8. It was so lovely to meet you! Hopefully we'll see eachother again sometime :) x

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    1. Would definitely like to chat some more! :) x

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  9. Looks like an amazing meet up and a fab goody bag. Look forward to your reviews x

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