To be honest, when I first started blogging in November I didn't even know there were such things as blogger events and meet ups. This blog was just a little thing for me to take my mind off worries and anxiety. Since then I've been introduced to this lovely community full of amazing writers and trend setters and learnt SO much in a short space of time. I was really chuffed when I was contacted by Sarah from JamPR inviting me to an event at The Hard Rock Cafe in Manchester to celebrate the launch of their new menu. Clarins were also promoting their new radiance plus booster which i was keen to check out as I've only ever heard good things about them.
I took my Sister Kirsty and good pal Sarah with me and as soon as we got there (after a massive disagreement with our taxi driver which resulted us in being locked in his car.. fun) we were instantly greeted with some amazing looking cocktails. There were so many flavors it was was only right to try as many as we possibly could.
The staff were also kind enough to pass around some delicious treats. It was like a mini three course meal starting off with little cocktail sticks with tomatoes and feta cheese, bruschetta, and salads, then onto "mains" which were the cutest looking cheese burgers I've ever seen (yes, burgers can be cute!). And for desert they passed around mini oreo cheesecakes which was kind of like eating heaven in a bowl.
The food was amazing. The atmosphere of the restaurant was amazing and not to mention being a fan of rock music I thought the playlist was amazing. I loved every last detail about the place from the guitars on the walls to the t shirt shop! I can't wait to go back again next time I'm in Manchester and sit down for a proper meal.
Me, Sarah and Kirsty were also lucky enough to make our own cocktails behind the bar. The guy who helped us was really nice and made a huge effort not to laugh at me when i flipped the cup over my head and nearly knocked over some candles (haaaa). The concoction in the middle photograph was my creation. Not so bad if i do say so myself. It was delicious.
We were also treated to some hand treatments by the lovely ladies from Clarins. They explained how their new radiance booster worked. You add a few drops in with your normal moisturizer and it builds up a healthy looking glow over time. Much better than going on a sunbed in my opinion!
The hand massages with Clarins products left them feeling so soft and fragrant that I was literally smelling my hands every 5 minutes. I bet I looked like a right weirdo to everyone else who attended. I was probably branded "The girl who was sniffing her fingers" ahaha.
Cheeky bathroom selfie!
Overall I really enjoyed the night and what it had to offer. I came home with a goody bag full of Clarins products which I can't wait to try out. Hopefully if there's a next time I'll pluck up the courage to meet a few other bloggers. For my first go though I think I didn't do too bad!
Thanks for reading!
Have you ever attended a blogger event/meet up? What was your first impressions? Did you meet anyone new? I would love to hear your stories
Check back on Wednesday for my next post :)