Manchester Bloggers Fun + Event Hauls!



I’ve been so rushed off my feet lately I hadn’t been to a blog event since before Christmas! In the last week of February however I got to attend two and got to catch up with some of my favourite Manchester bloggers, meet some lovely new ones and came back with a few goodies to show you!




Firstly I went to the Branded Lab PR event to launch the Spring/Summer Collections for several fashion brands such as Koko Couture, South Avenue and Madam Rage. It was in the Northern Quarter, one of my favourite places to hang out in the city. The venue was Rosylee, a bit of a hybrid between a bar and a café. I was able to catch up with some of the lovely bloggers I’ve met since starting mine last year and we browsed the new collections drank cocktails whilst eating mini desserts, canapés and raiding the pick n mix…We were challenged to put together our perfect Spring/Summer outfit from the items on display and mine was chosen as the winner, which means I won the entire outfit! I’m beyond happy because I never win anything ever. I can’t wait for the weather to get better so I can rock it! Every time it’s slightly lighter when I get home I’m excited!


As well as my outfit I grabbed a very varied goodie bag put together by Branded Lab, containing products from Vita Cocoa to Fake Bake to Elf to Soap and Glory.


The pieces I won are:
South Avenue Gabby White Lace Playsuit (£18.99)
Madam Rage Floral Lace Longline Kimono (£25)
Koko Couture Natasha Apricot Snake Skin Clutch Bag (19.99)

The next event I went to was the Manchester Bloggers Meet Up the following Saturday. I was going to go to one in Liverpool but to be honest I’d been out the night before and had about 4 hours sleep and I knew a couple of weeks ahead so switched to this one. It wasn’t a sponsored event or anything but in a way, I think maybe that’s why I enjoyed it so much! It was just bloggers coming together over food and drink to chat about what we love. I met so many lovely new people as well as some old faces and some girls whose blogs I’ve been reading for forever and finally got to put a face to the blog! It’s nice to just have some people who don’t think it’s weird to talk about foundation for half an hour…



It was hosted at Kosmonaut, again the Northern Quarter, which has amazing and reasonably-priced burgers and cocktails. I’ll definitely be heading back there with my mates. I actually won the Nanshy Masterful Brush Collection (£49.95) in the raffle, which looks amazing! It’s like 21 years of never winning anything all came in one week. Maybe I should’ve entered the lottery that week…



Afterwards I went for a little wander around the shops with Caitlin from Through the Mirror, who had come from Rochdale. And by ‘wander around’ I mean, I ran around erratically and proceeded to add things to my basket in Primark like a crazy person. But it was all good fun! I picked up a basic grey t-shirt that I’d seen Laura from Fashion, Eats and Treats wearing at the event, a fur collared grey blanket wrap (which Caitlin also picked up!), a little handbag that perfectly fits my blog camera and accessories, a really nice candle, a few decorative props for blog posts, a couple of Paris-themed makeup bags (that I wanted after seeing my mum with them), an ice cream patterned pencil case, a London-themed shopper bag, a really cute hot drink flask, a charger that was £2.50 and has the lightning adapter for my phone, the old iPhone one for my iPad and the mini-USB for my camera!

As well as the girls I just mentioned, I met or caught up with lots of other lovely bloggers:

Alex from Champagne & Lemonade
Nisha from How I Wear
Emma from What Emma Did
Amy from Amy Elizabeth Fashion
Ellie from Life of Ellie Grace

So make sure you check out their blogs!


All in all I had a lovely time and it's definitely shown me it's well worth the effort to make time to attend more events.

What do you think of the bits I picked up?


 


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  1. Awwww you look like you had a lovely time!!! It's always so much fun meeting up and catching up with other bloggers....You should definitely have entered for the lottery that week as your winning streak was totally on!!...xx

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  2. You guys seem to have some great events in Manchester. Love the Nanshy set you won and the other bits you bought after the event. Primark does have some great stuff sometimes. :) xx

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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    1. Yeah its good because Manchester is big enough to have lots going on but small enough that you run into a lot of familiar faces :) xx

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  3. That snake skin event look ugh! I want ittttt!
    The event looks great, and congrats on winning!



    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  4. Go and play the lotto right now!! What a lovely week!
    Congrats on all your winnings, it looks so lovely.

    Gill xx EyelinerFlicks

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  5. I love the Koko Couture Clutch Bag you won! I've never heard of this brand before but i'll make sure to check them out. Looks like you had a lovely time and that pizza look delicious!

    Roxie ♥
    http://thebeautifulbluebird.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. Looks like you had a fabulous time at your events Jasmine and congratulations on winning twice! You won some really great prizes :) x

    Brenda BusyBee

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  7. I've never been to a bloggers event, looks like you had an amazing time!

    Jenna | jennaloves3.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Definitely try and get out to one if you can :) so much fun! xx

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  8. Looks like you had a great time !
    xoxo,

    http://atwednesdaysiwearpink.blogspot.pt/

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  9. These events both look great. It always seems like the more 'northern' events are a lot more friendly and fun than our London ones. I looks like you had a great time!

    Jenn

    Photo-Jenn-ic

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    1. Yeah I guess you get to know people a little better as you're often all attending the same events :) xx

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  10. I'd love to go to a bloggers event some day! how do you find out about the events?
    I really want one of those purses love the colours! :)
    http://itsbryonysblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Sometimes the company will just send me an email or ask on Twitter but also local blogger Facebook groups :) xx

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  11. Both looks like lovely events! I have yet to attend any bloggers event ever since moving to Canada but I sure do hope there's one to attend in the future. I hope you'll do a further review on the brush set that you won? I'm not familiar with the brand at all so it's be so lovely to read your thoughts on it. xx

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Yes - I definitely will :) I have a review of some of their others (under the Nanshy label) if you wanted to check that out in the meantime! xx

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  12. You certainly did have a lucky streak! Is it too late to enter the Lotto? Hehe. Your outfit is lovely, deserved the win. :-) xo

    Beauty Isles | An Island Girl's Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  13. The snakeskin clutch is my fave! So perfect for spring!

    She Likes to Shop

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  14. This looks like such a fun event. It's definitely a requirement to eat burgers or pizza at a blogging event, right? ;) Absolutely love your haul Jasmine, Primark have the best London/souvenir accessories!

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

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  15. Lace and florals? I can see why you won, that outfit looks perfect and I can't wait to see an outfit post :) Both of these events sound so much fun, love the bits you picked up from Primark too - the flask is so cute! :)

    Style Sunrise ☀

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    x

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    1. Aww thank you :D when it's a bit warmer...haha xx

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  16. Perfect outfit! I really enjoyed reading your post.

    Marina x

    marina-simone.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. Now this really looks like super fun time!!! That white lace jumpsuit looks so so lovely!

    Oly | TLV Birdie Blog
    http://tlvbirdie.com
    TLV Birdie on Instagram

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    1. Thank you :) can't wait to wear it! xx

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  18. It looks and sounds like you had such a fabulous time at both events :) The Nanshy brush collection looks amazing, haha you’re getting a lot of luck lady with these raffles ;) I picked up the same makeup bag from Primark and absolutely love the pattern and it’s so big it’s perfect for travelling :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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    1. You'd never know they were so cheap ;) xx

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  19. Wow you got up to so much! Congratulations on all the wins! I love everything you brought from Primark! :)

    Velvet Blush

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  20. Looks like you had a great time. I definitely want to attend some blogger events this year, so its nice to know what to expect. Loving your primark haul as well.
    Leigh
    http://beautybargainsandbeyond.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It can be scary if you're going alone but everyone's so lovely it's well worth it :) xx

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