After what felt like years of planning, Sunday 4th of August finally arrived and Georgina and I made our way to Leeds city centre. Georgina and I were in Leeds for the Leeds Bloggers Meetup that we had organised (I say we, but Georgina deserves all the credit, she did amazingly well getting everything sorted!).

Photo from Siobhan 

After forming a rather large circle outside Topshop (that attracted a lot of funny looks from passers-by) we marched on mass to Friends of Ham (or, as Michelle likes to call it, House of Pigs) and took over half of the seating area downstairs. I then gave a short presentation about some products from Arbonne, a company that I am now growing my own business with (I think I will do a post explaining more soon, contact details at the end of this post!), and gave the girls some samples of primer, foundation and skincare of their choice to take away to try.

We then had a visit from Rebecca from ARK, an amazing clothing brand. She told us about the history of the brand and excited us all about what they have to offer, so much so that some of us visited the store later in the afternoon and I will be going back over the next couple of days to make a few cheeky purchases! Before we left we were each given an amazing goodybag that Georgina had put together for us all and also entered a prize draw from which I picked out a gorgeous gold hand chain from Accessorize in return for £1.50 which went towards Yorkshire Air Ambulance, a worthy cause.

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Arbonne skincare

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The contents of my goodybag

We then went over to Debenhams where the rest of the girls got matched up to some foundation and then we decided to spend the next hour and a half mooching round the shops. We split up into two groups and I went with a few of the other girls up to ARK and tried on a couple of bits...so tempting!

Sadly, not everyone could make it to TGI Fridays for the meal at the end of the day due to other commitments etc but those who did stay for the meal were in for a treat! I've been so in love with food recently, I never used to be a foodie but I think I would have to class myself as one now! (Just look at my instagram profile..) I shared a starter of mozzarella sticks with Georgina and then we both ordered Chicken Alfredo (along with Naomi!) which was a gorgeous pasta dish. Of course, being the piggy that I am, I had to have pudding. If you haven't had at least one spoonful of TGI's Cookie Dough Cheesecake past your lips then you are missing out big time. Amazing.

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Woo woo!

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Yummy pasta

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Even yummier Cookie Dough Cheesecake

Thank you to everyone who came to the meetup, it was so lovely to meet you all! Georgina and I will definitely be organising another #LeedsBloggerMeet before 2013 is over (Georgina, I automatically include you, you have no say in the matter) so watch this space if you would like to come along!

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  1. Such a lovely post, was lovely to meet you.
    Little Blonde Life

  2. You guys threw such an amazing day :) can't wait for the next one! Just shout if you'd like any help sorting it out :)
    Katie xx

  3. This looks like a great event! Looks like you had a great time!

    The food looks amazing :)


  4. blogger meet ups are the best!

    found your blog via twitter

    come and check out my blog, i have reviewed a peacock print washbag :)



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