I Attended My First Ever Blogging Event!




I Attended My First Ever Blogging Event

I did it, I got over my fear and attended my first ever blogging event! When I first got the invite I was scared I’m not gonna lie, I started to question if I could make it, I even started to think of some excuses not to go. It was never the distance that was putting me off, it was the fact that I don’t do well in social situations at all. Sometimes I can say the wrong thing at the wrong time, I basically have constant “resting bitch face” but that’s not because I’m a bitch, its purely because I’m terrified to speak to people first. I start seizing up and shaking horrendously but I know that once I start speaking to people I’ll soon start feeling more relaxed, its just the initial meeting.

First of all I just want to say a huuuuuge thank you to Laura from Ellefluence for inviting me to the event, being a relatively new blogger it can be hard to fit in but you made me feel so at home and relaxed throughout the whole event. 

Too Faced Melted Matte Liquid Lipsticks

I got the opportunity to see the new Too Faced Christmas Collection at Debenhams in Eldon Square, Newcastle. I’m planning on doing a whole new blog post regarding this collection in the next couple of days I want to focus solely on my experience today.

As I just said the event was in Newcastle and I live up in Inverness which is roughly 6 hours away give or take, I have to factor in road works, weather, crashes etc. One of my favourite things in the world is driving, I just love jumping in the car and blasting the music, singing away at the top of my lungs. So I prepped the car, did all the checks and set off on my travels. Luckily for me my Dad stays down in Stirling so I always make a pit stop at his for a quick cup of coffee and then continue. 

The whole journey was fantastic, roads were plain sailing until I got to Newcastle. One thing I learnt from Saturday is I’m not cut out for big city driving in the slightest! Living in a small city we basically have 2 lane roundabouts and country roads, when I was faced with a 4 lane roundabout its safe to say I was shitting myself! Google maps on my phone was no help in the slightest either, it kept sending me on roads which I didn’t even need so a Sat Nav is defo on the cards soon. Maybe even a dash cam just in case.

Too Faced Melted Mette Liquid Lipsticks

The car park which I was originally aiming for was not the one I ended up staying in, I was getting annoyed and flustered being in a place I’d never been to before, trying to navigate myself around with no help. I seen a P sign and drove straight towards it. Turns outs I was in luck, it was free parking after 5pm and I only had to pay for half an hour, RESULT!

Get out the car, grab everything I need and head into Eldon Square shopping centre and I was met with a maze, WOW. I felt like a tiny ant in the huge world ready to be squished! I felt so lost and confused I ended up phoning my mum for help. Walking around like a lost soul I knew this place was nothing to what I’m used to. 

Finally found Debenhams and instantly I knew I made the right decision in coming down. I had an absolute fantastic time, learnt so much and met some incredible ladies. Michael who was talking us through everything was absolutely lovely and so talented, I wanted to take him home and hire him to be my personal make up artist! 

Too Faced Chocolate Eyeshadow Palettes

A tip for anyone who wants to attend a blogging event: just go for it! Honestly you might regret it if you don’t go. I knew as soon as I turned up I knew I would of regretted it myself if I didn’t turn up. I’ve been trying to do more things that scare me and now I want to go to every blogging event!

However I did learn 2 things on my journey. 1. I’m not cut out for major city driving and 2. book accommodation if I do go to an event far away! I never got home until 2.30am and I was absolutely shattered!

I’m super excited now to attend my next event!

Have you attended a blogging event before? If so how was your experience on your first one?

Until next time,

Heather xox




10 Comments

  1. October 25, 2017 / 5:24 pm

    I’ve never attended but I’ve always wanted to. Glad you went thanks for sharing…

    • October 26, 2017 / 11:44 am

      No problem, good luck when you go to your first one <3

      Heather xox

  2. October 25, 2017 / 5:58 pm

    I’ve never been to one before but I’m going to my first ever one in December! The Christmas festival one im excited and nervous! I’m glad you had a great day and pushed yourself to go! That’ll be me in a few months haha xx

    • October 26, 2017 / 11:43 am

      I bet you’ll have loads of fun at the Christmas Festival though! Not gonna lie Im slightly jealous haha! Good luck <3

      Heather xox

  3. October 25, 2017 / 6:14 pm

    Congratulations. I love too faced. Attending a blogging event is exciting and nerveraking at the same time. You get to meet amazing people.

    • October 26, 2017 / 11:42 am

      Thank you 🙂 I was super nervous but once I got myself stuck in I was so glad I went.

      Heather xox

  4. October 26, 2017 / 9:48 pm

    I’ve attended only 1 event but this looks absolutely fab! x

  5. October 28, 2017 / 4:28 pm

    Loved writing your post!! I know I get wat to scared to do certain things and just end up regretting it after! I’m so happy that you went and had fun!
    I’ve never been to a blogging event but they look like so much fun (minus the fact that I’m awful at talking to people haha) xx

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    • November 2, 2017 / 11:22 am

      I’m absolutely awful at speaking to people too but I’ve been trying to push myself to do things that scare me and honestly I don’t regret it. Thank you 🙂

      Heather xox

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