Bloggers Hangout | #BLFW 2016

Earlier this week, I headed down to the Provision Studios in Hoxton for Bloggers Fashion Week (#BLFW), which was hosted by The Bloggers Hangout and honestly, I had such an amazing time meeting various bloggers and brands, some of which, I hadn't heard of before!

As a blogger, it's always interesting to discover new brands and what they have to offer, and BLFW showcased numerous brands which varied from Beauty to Fashion to Lifestyle. There was even a fashion show, which showcased designs from Da Silva London, Jones & Jones, Sarvin and XSazia!
Here are some of the brands I came across: 

Thumbs Up Nails

A lot of you already know this but I am the laziest person in the world when it comes to doing my nails! I just don't have the patience and even if I do, I find that something always chips or smudges! So when I came across Thumbs Up Nails, I was really intrigued and after trying the nail wraps out myself, I was blown away by how quick and easy the process was! All you have to do is choose a design (and there were so many gorgeous prints to pick from), stick the wrap onto your nail and file away the excess - SIMPLES!

I'm a sucker for a good set of make up brushes, and when I came across L.A.B² , I was really impressed! The brushes are incredibly soft, super sleek, the packaging is amazing and what I also love about them is the fact that they are affordable - you can buy them in Superdrugs! I was really kindly given a couple of brush sets to try and I'm also really looking forward to trying out the blending sponge - I've always heard amazing things about make up sponges and beauty blenders, but I've never tried them out properly myself - Watch this space!


...They look delicious, right? Imagine the look on my face when I realised they're not actually cakes! STVDIO 5 specialises in 100% Vegan products, ranging from haircare, skincare to all things bath and body. The company is completely cruelty free and all their ingredients are locally sourced. What I liked the most about this brand is that 1) It has a lot of quirk and character, 2) Everything smelled amazing and 3) There's something for everyone. I'm really looking forward to trying out their powdered face masks at some point, which can be used with honey, milk or yoghurt, to really pamper the skin!

MONU Skincare

As I've mentioned on my blog before, skincare is so important! MONU specialises in professional skincare and what makes the brand stand out for me, is the fact that they colour code their products for different skin types - for example, the pink range is specifically for hydration whereas the orange range has been designed for dull skin. I think this is so unique and so helpful for people who aren't sure which products would be best suited for their skin. I'm really intrigued by this brand and I'll keep you posted on how I get on with some of their products.

 Kenneth Turner

 If you know anything about me, you know I'm really into burning candles and Kenneth Turner had some of the most beautiful scents, which varied from being fresh, fruity and floral. They also specialise in lotions, room perfumes and homeware, which would make amazing luxury gifts! I left with one of their room colognes in the scent SoireĆ©, which I think is a lovely spring scent and I can't wait to make my room smell amazing.

Timeless Truth

I have heard a lot of amazing things about Timeless Truth in the past but I've never gotten around to trying them out myself. For those of you who don't know, Timeless Truth specialise in sheet masks and as a lot of you will know, sheet masks are generally difficult to get a hold of in the UK. My skin is in need of TLC at the moment and I'm really looking forward to trying out their masks, particularly the Bio Cellulose Apple Stem Cell Mask, which is supposed to be like magic for your skin.

Berry White

At the event, I also discovered an organic drinks brand called Berry White. I think a lot of people have the misconception that organic and sugar free drinks will compromise on the taste, but I was pleasantly surprised to discover how nice the Berry White drinks were! The drinks are made of a half and half formula of organic fruit juice and water and are available as sparkling drinks in cans and still drinks in bottles. They came in a variety of flavours, including Pomegranate & Blueberry, Peach & Goji Berry, Cranberry & Guava and Lemon & Ginger. 

Other Brands
BLFW 2016 was jam packed with so many amazing brands including:
  • Paul Mitchell and Hair Tools, who had beauty bars set up to pamper and transform peoples hair
  • Magnitone, who were showing off their newest Barefaced Cleansing Brush (which I already own and will hopefully be reviewing soon)
  • Jurlique, who showcased various skincare products and kindly gifted me a sample of their Rose Body Oil
  • The Curl Company, who specialise in an amazing range of haircare products for all of us curly haired girls! 
  • Dollys, who design jewellery and crystal shoes, made with precious metals and 925 sterling silver
  • Zeo Drinks, who had some of the most delicious lightly carbonated soft drinks, which come in various flavours including Peach & Grapefruit, Zesty Lime, Blood Orange & Citrus, Mixed Berry and Cloudy Lemon (which was a personal fave!)
  • Bravura London, who kindly gifted me samples of their First Cleanse Oil and Revitalising Ginseng Toner to try
  • Weleda, who's Skin Food I'm really looking forward to try
and so many more!

It was so lovely to meet so many new bloggers and brands that I hadn't come across before. 
  Thank you to The Bloggers Hangout for organising such a a great event and thank you to all the brands who I had the chance to meet!
 I will be doing more in-depth product reviews of some of the samples I received over the next few weeks, once I've had a chance to properly use them, so keep your eyes peeled!

Disclaimer : This post contains PR samples. Anything marked with a * was either sent or gifted to me by companies to try out and possibly review. I only accept products that I think I will use, and that I only mention things that I would actually recommend to you. All opinions are 100% my own.

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