BLOGGING: #sotonmeetup – meeting the Southampton Bloggers

August 12, 2015

Southampton Blogger Event

^^photo from Hairfinity UK^^

On Saturday I attended my very first event as a blogger – the #sotonmeetup, for Southampton Bloggers – add I’ve definitely caught the blogging bug and made some amazing new friends!

If you’d ask me when I started blogging, or even a year ago if I thought I would be this happy with blogging, I don’t think I could have said yes. But I am, because some of the opportunities coming my way, and the overwhelming feedback, just makes me over the moon happy. And this event really did secure my fate of blogging for the foreseeable future, and that the new direction of my blog was the best thing I’ve done for myself!

So onto the event!

The event was held at Vodka Revolution in Southampton’s Bedford Place, after it was refurbished recently. Alice and Amy put a huge amount of effort to creating a really lovely relaxed event with lots of fun and a couple of brands too.
A mini skin consultation lead to much laughter between myself and the ESPA therapist as anyone who knows me, knows I am terrible with beauty products and pretty much break every cleansing rule!

We also had some fun with our Instagram selfie board with a number of very cute little props!

Probably the highlight was the raffle towards the end. I won a prize, which is almost unheard of – well at least for a decent prize, which mine was! Our little group actually cheered when someone from it one a prize which was just plain funny and very cute!

Here’s some photos!

Southampton Blogger Event

Southampton Blogger Event

^^this ice cream is literally so good!^^ 

Southampton Blogger Event

Southampton Blogger Event

Southampton Blogger Event

^^how absolutely adorable is this shopper bag from RE:SO???^^

^^And these girls were totally fab and so lovely to meet, thankfully we met a little earlier in Westquay as it was so many bloggers first events! And the Vodka Revolution bathrooms were just the best place for selfies! That mirror! Photo from Ami^^

Southampton Blogger Event

^^won this cute little Bee Good box in the raffle, to raise money for the Epilepsy Society^^

Southampton Blogger Event

^^literally can’t believe this amazing amount of goodies that we were able to bring home with us!^^

I had an amazing experience at my first ever Blogger event and meet up, and was so lovely to put some real life faces to some blogger names! And I couldn’t have asked for a nicer group of girls to spend the afternoon with. 

Looking forward to the next one already!

6 responses to “BLOGGING: #sotonmeetup – meeting the Southampton Bloggers”

  1. Gillian: Eyeliner Flicks says:

    Looks like such a lovely day. You all look amazing in your toilet snaps 🙂 Gillian  xx  EyelinerFlicks

  2. Natalie Garland says:

    It was such a fun day! Love all your pictures 🙂 Hopefully see you at the next event! x

    • Rachel Bradford says:

      Yes it was so much fun! Thank you!Yes definitely, please do come and find me – and I'll keep an eye out for you too! xx

  3. Jessica Pyreflies says:

    So many goodies! And it looks like so much fun. And those cupcakes look delicious!Jessica |

    • Rachel Bradford says:

      I know – I can't believe how many amazing goodies we received! It was so much fun and I met some absolutely amazing girls too. Yes they were yummy!xx

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