Thursday, 28 July 2016

#LPP BLOGGERS EVENT

Before I start telling you all about the amazing LPP Event I attended on Sunday I should probably warn you that this post is going to be a long one, so grab yourself a cup of tea and find yourself a comfy chair.



The Liverpool Period Project is an event that was set up by the lovely Alisha Valerie and Samantha  (Sabre Beauty). Now before I tell you about what a wonderful time we all had, which we did, I should start with the important stuff, the reasons behind the event. The event was set up for an amazing cause, which was to raise as much money as we could to buy sanitary items which were then being donated to The Whitechapel Centre, here in Liverpool. As I'm sure all you girls will agree that none of us ever enjoy our time of the month and at times it can be a big inconvenience. However, other than a few cramps here and there and having to postpone the white dress you so wanted to wear at the weekend, we can usually survive it with a quick trip to the shop to buy some tampons and a whole load of chocolate. Now, imagine if you didn't have the money to buy these basic health care items, it starts to become a whole lot worse. This is something that until these past few weeks I hadn't  really thought about, due to my own ignorance, however I have been thinking about it a lot recently and it's heartbreaking. I can only imagine that to homeless women the time of the month is a daunting event that they have to dread every month. I can't quite believe that even today free sanitary items aren't available for homeless women but its something that is yet to be offered. These women cannot afford basic necessities, resulting in them sometimes having to steal the products that can I remind you is a NEED. Its not a luxury or a want, sanitary items are a basic human need. The cause really touched my heart and opened my eyes, it showed me that something really must be done! This event was just one step in the right direction to help all these women. Everyone that attended the event brought lots of sanitary items with them and it was astounding the amount that was donated. Money was also raised throughout the day which was then being used to buy more sanitary items. It really was a great result. The company that sponsored this event was the wonderful Professional Beauty, and I really must salute them for supporting such a wonderful cause. So...Thank you so much Samantha, Alisha and Professional Beauty.


The event was held in Dough Bar, which I will definitely be revisiting. The decor was super casual and fun, and the place was decked out with vintage games machines, which was definitely a blast from the past. If video games aren't your kind of thing then they also have an impeccable range of board games and who doesn't love a good board game! The staff were all super friendly and even joined in on some of the fun, which really put everyone at ease and let us bloggers enjoy our blogging fun. The cocktails were phenomenal especially the Apple Martini, and I can honestly say that Dough Bar do the best pizza in the whole of Liverpool, which is a big statement for me to make I can assure you. As well as pizzas we also had curly fries, sweet potato fries, normal fries and a range of different salads. Its safe to say that by the end of it I was full to the brim! It is honestly the most perfect place to hang out with friends and I couldn't recommend it enough. What's more is that it is so cheap, I mean £3 for a cocktail, its much better than the £8 that I pay way too often. If I have tempted you enough and you want to check out this place for yourself it is on Hilbre Street, across the road from Liverpool Lime Street station.








Now as for the actual event, I will start by saying that I was SO nervous before hand. This was my first ever bloggers event and I just didn't know what to expect. I get so anxious about meeting new people but I decided the opportunity was very silly to pass up. I have decided that from now on I must start saying "yes" more, and push myself to do things I haven't done before. Honestly, I had no reason to worry as this was the most perfect day from start to finish. Alisha and Samantha were both the perfect people to organise this event. They both made us all feel welcome and relaxed, and ensured that they were on hand to answer all our questions before the event. Not to mention that they managed to chat to every single one of us at the event and take time to speak to each person individually, which I hadn't expected considering the level of stress I can imagine it takes to run a bloggers event, nevertheless they were the perfect hosts. Something that I really do think helped everyone who was feeling a little nervous for this event was that the girls set up a Whatsapp group a few weeks before the event which allowed everyone to get to know each other and gave us a place to ask questions and just generally chit chat. If you are organising an event any time soon I really do recommend a group chat, it just makes everything a little more reassuring for everyone attending. Both Samantha and Alisha organised the day excellently and scheduled it perfectly. The schedule gave us time to chat to each other, eat and even play games. The games that they organised were super fun and there was amazing prizes to be won. We played pass the parcel, a great quiz (FYI-I am a quiz enthusiast!) and a game called What's in Your Bag and coming joint second I have decided that I definitely need to downsize my handbag. We also had a raffle and all the money raised from the tickets was used to buy more sanitary items. There was so many amazing prizes on offer and whats even better is that everyone who attended won at least two things. I won a meal for four at a Chinese buffet, some hair extensions and a ticket for four to any event at Zanzibar in Liverpool. I was so lucky and its safe to say my Fiancee was super happy when I got home and told her I could take her for free Chinese food.





So many wonderful brands were involved with the event including The Body Shop. The lady who came on behalf of them was called Michelle and she was so lovely. She held a few competitions, one of which I won and was awarded a free facial for myself and up to 5 friends which I cannot wait for. She also did some really fun games with us, one of which involved us drawing on our heads and the other involved us making dresses out of black bin bags. It was so funny and such a good fun. Michelle set up the most beautiful display at the event, and let everyone have a go of different lotions and potions, as well as leaving a whole load of samples on our tables which we could take home and try out. It really was a perfect brand to have at the event.



Another company that got involved in the day was Teardrop, who make the most beautiful bracelets and necklaces. The concept is that you buy a bracelet, make a wish and put it on and eventually when the string of the bracelet breaks your wish comes true. The idea behind it is so magical and they make the most perfect gift. Each bracelet has its very own saying on the packaging which is inspired by the charm on the bracelet, making them all individual and super quirky. You can also have made to order pieces which I think is just a great idea for those who want to gift something a little more personal. Whats even more amazing is that Teardrop actually designed bracelets specifically for this event which was great because it meant we all had a little souvenir to remember the day by. The LPP bracelets have a little heart charm on and are super beautiful. They were only £3 and all the money raised from the LPP bracelets was so generously donated to Whitechapel as well. Please check out their website because I promise the bracelets are so gorgeous and as I say they make the most perfect gift.


The final brand was Merumaya, which is a brand whose tag line is #beautyhasnoage. The company aims to unite every woman who has ever felt insecure about her looks and encourages us to support and compliment one another, so together we can all feel confident and beautiful. At the event we were played a video which I will link here and honestly that video really hit home to me and I have since watched it around 5 times. I think everything that this company stands for is really quite inspiring and important for us all to remember. We often as a society pair beauty with this idea of youth and age, and that is something that really must stop because I do agree that beauty has no age. Every generation has its own beauty and I think that this is a message that we should spread. So if you want to get involved with this brand then you can do so. Merumaya has asked that everyone take a selfie and post it on any social networking site with the hashtag #beautyhasnoage. So please I ask all my followers to give it a go and help spread such an important message. Merumaya also very kindly gave us all some samples, including a Toner, Beauty Oil and a Mud Mask. I cannot wait to try this brand out and let you all know what I think.


At the end of the event everyone was given a goody bag, which was huge (and super heavy might I add). I was so overwhelmed and grateful. Having had not been to any bloggers event before I hadn't expected to be given so many things especially considering all the amazing prizes that were on offer throughout the day. I was shocked and it honestly felt like it was Christmas. I am not going to go on too much about the contents inside the goody bag in this blog post because I am going to be posting a video on my YouTube channel (Modebeautex), where I will be showing you absolutely everything I got as well as testing out some of the products. However, I will briefly tell you some of the things I was very generously given as well as leave some pictures of everything below. I will also posting more blog posts reviewing some of the items I was given, so please keep a look out for those.


The first thing I came across when excitedly rooting through my goody bag was a subscription box from the company Pink Parcel, which is basically a box which you get sent through the post monthly, whenever its your time of the month. The whole idea behind it is super fun and I do think that come the time of the month receiving one of these would really cheer any girl up and make those dreaded 5 days just a little easier. I love the look of these boxes, they are super simply and aesthetically very appealing. My favourite thing however was that inside the box were 4 little boxes and a draw string bag. The boxes were labelled "for down there", "for later" and "for you", and  bag was labelled "for now". I just think this made the whole box super organised and a little more exciting to look through, much better that the subscription boxes that just seem to throw everything into a box and hope that by the time they make it us they aren't a complete disaster. The bag and 2 of the boxes were full of the essentials...tampons. The third box had little femfresh wipes in which I thought was a great idea and finally, the most exciting box was the one labelled "for you". Inside was a whole array of exciting things which I just couldn't wait to try out, including-

  • True Brit London Nail Polish- these retail for £12.50 so already the subscription box is cheaper than this alone and it came in a lovely off-white shade.
  • Cougar Perfect Pout Lipgloss
  • Badger Sleep Balm- which I cannot wait to try out!
  • Simple Kind to Skin Soothing Toner
  • A Lottie London Blending Brush
  • Gourmet Fudge from the Fudge Kitchen- which can I just say is the cutest thing ever and it is packaged so beautifully.
  • An English Tea Shop Tea Bag- this is in the flavour Organic Chocolate Rooibos & Vanilla, which sounds incredible so I'm super excited to taste it.
  • Rococo Bee Bar Chocolate Bar- this comes in my favourite flavour of all time Honeycomb Crunch, which lets be honest sounds incredible.

I think that these boxes are so cute and I would definitely recommend it for those who have a little extra cash to make their time of the month a little more enjoyable and exciting. They retail for £10.50 a month, so its a great deal and you save a lot on the products inside.



The next thing in my LPP goody bag was two packs of Proper Corn popcorn which I have never tried but I have heard taste amazing. I got the flavours Sweet & Salty, and Lightly Sea Salted. It seems that this 'healthy eating' of mine is out the window because I also received some sweets in my goody bag including Love Hearts, Drumstick Squashies and Bon Bons. Finally, we also got a chocolate bar from the Chocolate Cellar, which came in the flavour Rose & Kashmiri Chilli. So tonight I will definitely be having a feast in front of the TV.



As well as stocking up my fridge I will also be able to update my skin care regime because I received so many amazing products. Derma V10 kindly gave us some Body Butter in the scent Coconut & Sweet Lime and OMG it is the nicest, summery scent I have EVER smelt! As well as that they also gave us some Deep Cleansing Nose Strips which again is another product I have never ever tried, and some permanent hair dye. However, the most exciting thing from Derma V10 is the Make-Off Mitt. This is basically a mitt that cleans off your make up simply by adding water. You can reuse them time and time again and its meant to just remove all your make up with ease. How exciting and easy does that sound, finally a product which allows me to be lazy with my skin care. I will definitely be writing a review blog post on this so please do keep checking back on my blog for that. Kiehl's also gave us some samples. Now I am a sucker for packaging and honestly this packaging gets a huge thumbs up from me, very sleek and simple. Some of the samples inside were for men so I will give them to my dad and let him try them out, and I will let you know what he thinks of them. One of my favourite things I received in the whole of the goody bag was something which I have been wanting to try out for so long now, a Spectrum Brush. I have heard so many amazing things about these brushes so I'm excited that I can finally try them out for myself. But seriously how beautiful is this brush? It honestly looks like it belongs to a mermaid, I am obsessed.




We were all so lucky! Not only did we get beauty products and a whole load of food, we also got so many beautiful accessories. Firstly, we got a super fun coin purse from a brand I hadn't heard of before called Yoshi. They specialise in leather bags, purses and key rings, and they honestly have some really amazing things. The coin purse I got was retro style and came in a beautiful cream colour. As well as that I was also gifted a Yoshi key ring which says boom on it, it is so cute but not entirely my style so I think I will be giving that to a friend.

Not only did I receive one but two coin purses, the second one was from a brand called LYDC London, which I have actually purchased things from before. I am in love with this purse, it is so beautiful and definitely my style. It literally looks like it was made for me, so I will be using that for sure. I was also given two beautiful pairs of earrings including a rose pair which are so cute, and a little set of hearts which came in a metallic baby pink colour. They were made by the lovely brand This Material Culture, which I have since checked out and honestly they sell some gorgeous hand made pieces. However, my favourite piece of jewellery I received was a black necklace which has a little moon fairy charm on. I completely fell in love with this when I seen it and I know I will definitely be featuring it with some of my outfits. It is so quirky and different, and in my opinion really current.




I was given so many other bits and bobs including a whole load of discount codes, which I would love to go through in this blog post, however its getting super long and as I say I will be going through my goody bag in detail in a YouTube video. So please look out for that on my channel. I hope you liked this blog post. If you have been to any events recently let me know how it went in the comments below, I would love to know what you received in your goody bag as well. Thanks for reading lovelies, until next time.




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