First off, I know I fucked up. This is a full two months after the meetup that I'm posting this, and that's basically really shitty of me. Around Christmas I was legitimately busy (because, well, Christmas), but even with work and rehearsals I've had a load of free time I could have written this in. But I didn't, until today, because... well. I don't know. I've gone into it before, I won't bore you again. But yeah, before I start the post I'd like to apologise - to the bloggers at the event, to the brands who contributed, and most of all to Chloe - who organised the whole thing, and even told us that some bloggers at August's meetup never posted so the brands weren't entirely happy with her, and yet I still put this off for far too long. With my own posts, when I post them is entirely up to me, and so I can be as all over the place as I want with my schedule. When it comes to PR samples, and other bloggers, though, that's not acceptable. So, again, I'm sorry for that.
On to more cheery subjects! For lunch we went to Zizzi, and I had spaghetti, which was really good. (It doesn't come in a cat shape, unfortunately. But the garlic bread was triangular and I couldn't resist...)
Then I had this chocolate pudding for, well, pudding, and DAMN. If you ever go to Zizzi, get this. Get it as main and dessert if you have to. It's so so so so so good.
The first set of products here is from brands:
Skinetica toner - This is pretty good. It definitely feels fresh on my face, and it gets the last few little bits of makeup off as well.
Derma Dew moisturiser - This scent (Japanese Plum) smells amazing, and it absorbs pretty quickly. It's definitely very moisturising, too.
Dream Dots - These are quite effective. Since I wake up early for work I don't know that I manage to get the full degree of effectiveness from them (the booklet says 8-12 hours/overnight but I get 6 hours at best), but in a slightly shortened time frame they're still pretty good. One thing I will say is that it's a big box for such a tiny product!
Papier Poudre - When I tried these, I could see that the product was coming off the paper, but I couldn't detect it on my face. Then again, I suppose that is probably the point. They have a long history as well (1903! Someone at the meetup - I can't remember who, I'm afraid - said one of their relatives used them!).
Bee Good Vanilla & Honey lip balm - Alone, this was uncomfortable. It's thick when it comes out of the tube, and then melts onto your lips. Unfortunately it felt like it was seeping into my mouth :/ However! I discovered it's great mixed with matte liquid lip products (eg MUA Luxe lip velvets). Depending on the ratio you use, you can get a glossy, pigmented lipstick or a sheer, balmy gloss :) The leaflet we were given also details the origins of the company and their dedication to bees - a really interesting read, if you get a chance!
And this is what I got in the gift swap -
Collection Liquid eyeliner - this is so good! It smells kinda weird though, very strong.
MUA Heaven & Earth eyeshadow palette - a lovely variety of nude shades, and one of my favourite brands :)
Rimmel London glitter bomb nail polish - sparkly Christmassy shade! It has red and green and holographic silver glitter. I bet it'd look great over black!
Face mask - I'm not a big face mask user, I must say. I'll probably use this either the night before or the night after a run of performances.
Thankyou to everyone who was there for a great day:Tori, Bea, Asia, Merraf, Chloe, Lauren, Chloe, and most of all to Chloe for organising it all on her own!