Tuesday, 17 November 2015


After the roaring success of the first City Girls event in Sheffield, I couldn't believe my luck when I saw that a last minute space had become available to the Manchester event. Now that I live back home in Preston, Manchester is only about 40 minutes on the train away so of course I jumped at the chance and the lovely Holly e-sent me an invite.

It was the night after Halloween, but as I celebrated this year on the Friday, I was fresh as a daisy and ready to mingle with the babes of Manchester. We met at Rain bar and waited downstairs with a drink until Holly and Sioban called us upstairs. In true City Girl style, they had turned the upstairs room into a blogging wonderland just like the last event! The brands attending were Second Thread, What Emma Did, Holly Bower Makes, Calphoto Camera Shop, Artsy Nibs and my personal favourite....Look Fantastic! 

There were also little treats and trinkets dotted around the room from Posh Pickles, Twig and Dot, Voss water, Virtue iced tea, Angelica nails, Michael O'Mara 'Art of Mindfulness' adult colouring books and Green and Blacks. The lovely Siobhan had used some of the chocolate to conjure up some INCREDIBLE cookie-dough-truffle-bite-things. They were melt-in-the-mouth little pieces of heaven and probably the best things I have EVER put in my mouth. I daren't ask for the recipe because each one probably contained my whole weeks allowance of calories. But #YOLO.

#FOODPORN if I ever did see it!
The chosen charity for this event was The Alzheimer's Society, and it kicked off with a talk from one of the volunteers, Steph. The donations for the raffle were amazing so I think all of us bought at least one strip of tickets, with the proceeds going to The Alzheimer's Society.

I love the format of the City Girls events, where we can mill around the room at our own leisure and chat to the brands for as long as we wanted. Of course I sloped off to the Green and Blacks table first (FFS) to dig in to the truffles but then made a beeline for Look Fantastic! Laura had come to tell us about the subscription beauty boxes...How gorgeous is the box? I am a sucker for pretty packaging, especially if it's rose gold! The contents of the boxes total £50 and they contain 6 beautiful surprises to give your skin, hair and make-up the ultimate beauty treat. I could have chatted to Laura for hours, IMO she was everything a beauty representative should be! I just love it when you can tell how much somebody believes in the brand or the product or whatever it is that they are promoting. She was also kind enough to give us all a Christmas box no1 to take home. More info on the beauty boxes can be found HERE. I was lucky enough to swindle two boxes so I could give one away to one of my lucky readers so keep on reading!

Joyce from Artsy Nibs wrote my name in beautiful calligraphy, putting my horrific child-like size 70 font writing to shame! And Emma from What Emma Did is such a babe and I cant wait for my next night out so I have an excuse to purchase one of her dresses.

Try and spot me!

I was lucky to meet some absolutely blogging BABES at this event. Anastasia, Beki and Laura..Thank you for making my day so hilarious! I hope to bump into you all at many more events in the future! 

The day finished off with the raffle. After my life-long spell of bad luck meaning that I never win ANYTHING I was thrilled to win some Posh Pickles Bloody Mary chutney (which I have put away to give my Dad as part of his Christmas present) and a mini tangle angel which is  the PERFECT hand-bag size! Then of course we were presented with our goodie bags...BRIMMING with treats and treasures and make-up and skincare and vouchers and naughty little snacks. I have to admit I nearly dislocated my shoulder about 8 times on the way home due to the sheer weight of it but it was definitely worth it.

Huge thank-you to Holly-Lucy and Siobhan for another incredible blogging event! I look forward to round 3....

And now for the part you have all been waiting for- THE GIVEAWAY! I am giving away a Look Fantastic beauty box to one lucky reader, all you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter below. Good Luck! 


  1. It was lovely meeting you too darling!! xx

  2. prob touche eclat i just love it, it hides a multitude of sins, what a fab giveaway!! xx

  3. Thanks so much for your lovely words! Nice to meet you hun :)

  4. Thanks so much for your lovely words! Nice to meet you hun :)

  5. Fab giveaway! I think my dream product would be some glamglow, dying to give them a go!!!