Blogger Tiki Party


Lots of you will know by now, especially if you follow me on Twitter (@lippietalk) & Instagram (@gemma_roseharp) that Sunday 10th July was the fabulous Blogger Tiki Party which was held at the Island Bar, in Birmingham, hosted by the lovely Kirsty.



This was my first ever blogging event so I was definitely feeling nervous & anxious about attending but I think it's good to push yourself outside your comfort zone every once in a while. Because those are the decisions that are going to make you grow as a person although not literally. 

This post is full to the brim with lots & LOTS of pictures of the day-
Is it hard to believe that I actually thought I didn't I take many? Oh how wrong I was....

First off... the outfit:


As the party was Tiki themed I chose to wear my New Look pineapple, printed top and my River Island mustard, yellow skirt- surprisingly I actually already owned both so I didn't have to rush out and buy something.


For makeup I wanted to again fit with the theme so I chose to do gold eyes to bring out my blue eye colour and I paired this with a mega-bright red lipstick from Topshop in the shade Boy Racer... 
As a self- confessed lipstick addict I can say this colour is one of my favourites.



Whenever I'm going anywhere special I like to do my nails accordingly- my Mum actually found this nail design in a magazine and suggested it for the Tiki party. 
Isn't she good?

I have been doing Nail Art for many years but I can honestly say the Barry M Nail Art Pen is just amazing, it made doing the palm trees on my nails as easy as eating a piece of cake.


The Event...































The Island Bar was such a great place to hold the Tiki party- I couldn't get over how incredible the venue was, the lanterns on the ceiling were beautiful.
The staff were so friendly and welcoming, making everyone feel at ease.
I hadn't ever heard of the Island Bar before this event but I will definitely be returning in the future!









My biggest regret of the day was not taking this picture in better lighting- talk about blogger problems...
As it was National Pina Colada day we were able to get a Pina Colada for free- we could even make it ourselves, although I didn't because the drink probably would have ended up all down me.
I LOVE Pina Colada's!



It was so lovely meeting other bloggers at the event, everyone was so friendly and welcoming- I usually feel very shy when meeting new people but weirdly I didn't feel as nervous at this event.
It was a bit awkward though when I knew people's blog names but not there actual names...


Brands who attended....



Toad Diaries



Lipivir




Love Aroma



Earlybird




Pink Parcel

Other brands were there too such as 'Little Bit Lavish' & 'Heaven' Skincare unfortunately I forgot to take pictures of these brands.
Note to self for next time... Take pictures of everything!

As well as goodies from all of those very generous brands each blogger was given a goody bag to take home:



I love how the logo for the meet up was put on the front of every goody bag- it is the perfect reminder of a perfect day!

I'm still rummaging though the goody bag now, and I've found lots of new brands I'll be blogging about in the next week or so.

There was also a raffle- I did buy a ticket however I didn't win anything *sad face 
But even better all money raised from the raffle has been given to the charity Mind which is absolutely incredible!

Overall it was a very great event!
Kirsty you were amazing and all the hard work & effort that you put into  Blogger Tiki Party really showed- I can't wait to attend other events of yours in the future.

For me this event was a trial run to see how comfortable I'd feel at blogging events, and I'm pleased to say I'll hopefully be attending lots more events in the future.

My next post will be a review of a Toad Diary which was very kindly gifted to me at the event... 
I'm hoping to post this in the next couple of days.
Then I've got lots more product reviews from the Blogger Tiki Party that I'd love to do so they should be coming soon too. 

As it's my birthday today *Happy Birthday to me 
I was going to do a birthday post too... so I can share with you all what I get up to besides blogging.

I hope you enjoyed this post & I can't wait to hear you thoughts in the comments below.

Take care and I'll see you all very soon.

x


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