Monday, 27 October 2014

Green Beauties Hit Reading

I love our Green Beauty community and I love it even more when we get together!

Yesterday, thanks to the planning skills of Rach (All Natural Aspirations) and Sarah (Sugarpuffish), some of us were able to meet in Reading for a relaxed shop/eat/chatter with a pretty big surprise.

We had a brilliant day out in Reading. We met at 10.30 in the Oracle and had some time around the shops before heading to Pizza Express for lunch where we revealed the surprise...


I mean *coughcough* some amazing products in the form of a truly EPIC goody bag.

I helped out with the bags and I just want to take a moment to thank all my contacts for being involved and for so generously supplying gifts that made the day ever so special.
When we first starting contacting brands, we honestly didn't think we'd get much interest. However as you can see, the response was just outstanding and almost everyone said yes!
Special props to:
Jodie at Lulu & Boo
Susie for Weleda
Hannah at Herbfarmacy
Liz from A Beautiful World
Annmarie from A.Vogel (also got us the Crystal Springs!)
Grant and Steve for Viridian
Ally at The Earth Works Cosmetics who worked with Vanessa's Choice

Now onto the insides of those bags...

Bags were (of course) from A Beautiful World! We just HAD to get those bags. Plus Feed Your Curls Cream.
Rose Soap and Calendula Massage Oil from Weleda
Herbmare, Soothing Need Cream and Vitality Essence from A.Vogel
Salt of the Earth Lavender & Vanilla Spray Deodorant from Crystal Springs
Living Nature Purifying Cleanser, Living Nature sample set and Pulp De Vie samples from Botanical Brands
Benecos Day Cream and Lavera Concealer from Pravera
Beauty Complex and Organic Beauty Oil from Viridian
Chai Mylk and Chocolate Mylk from Rebel Kitchen
4 FRANK Bars
Organic Oat Bar from Nom
Serenity Slumber Bath Oil & Serenity Slumber Body Oil from Bloom Remedies
Face Tea and Miracle Soap from Bathing Beauty
Time for Mum Bath Soak from Vital Touch
Pure Hydration Serum and samples from Herbfarmacy
The Abbey Eyeshadow and sample from Brija Cosmetics
B-Balm and Peppermint & Tea Tree Lip Balm from Beeutiful
Goats Milk, Manuka & Calendula Soap from Lyonsleaf
Cleanse, Nourish & Comfort Balms from Balmology
Hurraw Balms & Madara samples from MyPure
Niki's Organic Original Balm from Niki's Balms
TEWC Grapefruit Facial Exfolator from Vanessa's Choice
Fresh Therapies samples from Fresh Therapies
Suti sample set from Suti
Lipstick sample from Red Apple Lipstick
Samples from Lulu & Boo
Winter Wonderland and Candy Cane Soaps from Pure Thoughts

AND I picked Ylang Ylang Bath and Shower Therapy and Body Moisturiser from the amazing hamper that Bodhi & Birch sent!

Lulu & Boo also sent 2 full sized products so we did a mini raffle for them.

We were also gifted with some brilliant discount codes

Botanical Brands also included a 20% discount.
Aedos gave a 35% discount code
Bathing Beauty sent a 15% code as well!
Vanessa'a Choice included a 10% code
Brija Cosmetics sent a code for free international shipping
FRANK bars sent a discount on their mixed cases
Sophia's Choice sent a £5 gift voucher, personalised for each of the bloggers there!

Thank you so much to everyone who came and again, to all the brands that got involved to make our day so special.

Can't wait to see you all again soon!


  1. wow that goody bag truly was epic! Not only am I sad I didn't get to met all you lovely ladies but I also missed out on the best goody bag EVER! I promise one of these days I will make a wee trip down south to meet you all. Enjoy trying all your amazing goodies, your bathroom cupboards will be bursting even more now and thanks again for letting myself and A.Vogel be a small part of your lovely day xxx

    1. We maaaaaaaaayyyyy be planning something in the Spring next year so start saving now and get your wee butt down here!
      Thank you again (have I thanked you enough yet?!) for being part of the day and for scoring us the Crystal Springs, the girls were all very excited about it!! xx

    2. Hmmm yip I think I've been officially thanked enough to know that you were really thankful lol Aw defo let me know about the meet up next Spring, I think a wee road trip for this Scottish lass is in order to meet you all, I can pretend its a pre hen do, well the other half is going to Ibiza for his to I have a lot of making up to do next year to beat that :)

      Loved Rachel's vlog, so good to actually put voices and proper faces (no just profile pics) to everyone. P.S love your tattoo on your arm :) xx

  2. Well done for managing to organise such an epic get together x

    1. Thanks Karen! It was such a lovely day :) x

  3. It was an awesome day and I loved having you and Rach as my partners in crime ;D I shall miss all the secret squirrel emails x

    1. We've already been on the go again ;) It was so great to see you again and I look forward to next time (SOON!) xx

  4. Such an awesome day! It was so lovely to see everyone, thanks for the amazing surpriseeeeeeeeee :D see you next year! xx

    1. Thank YOU for travelling down for it! It was great to be able to spend some more time with you and thanks for bringing the LippyGirl lipsticks for swatching! x

  5. Excellent day - thank you for all the hard work you put in and for the lift home! Hope to see you again soon :) x

    1. You are so welcome, it was a pleasure! We'll see each other again before you know it! xx

  6. What a brilliant goody bag and looked like an amazing day x

    1. It was so much fun Sandra. Maybe we could persuade you come to the next one?? xx

    2. Scottish road trip Sandra??? lol :)

    3. Very tempting! Keep me posted :) x

  7. It was an awesome day and it was great to see you again. Thank you for always being so friendly and helping to create a wonderful day! I'm still overwhelmed with the goodies and don't know where to start. I have eaten two frank bars (delish) and tried the grapefruit exfoliator.

    Have you tried anything yet? xx

    1. I too have eaten a Frank Bar and had one of the Rebel Kitchen - saving the other for the weekend because I'm a saddo and as long as its in my fridge, the memory of the day lives on!
      I've been using the Herbamare salt on home made tomato soup this week and it is lush! Also on the Viridian Beauty Complex, Vitality Essence and of course, spritzing Salt of the Earth spray after my afternoon walks so I don't stink the office out!
      Thank you again for coming and being so wonderful xx

    2. After reading you comment I realised that I forgot to say that the FIRST thing I tried (after scoffing a frank bar on the train home) was the herbamare salt, on my eggs. It is soooo tasty! I have now tried the suti cleansing balm, it felt amazing when applying but it did make my skin feel a tad tight. Will try again to confirm if it was just having a funny skin day. I really wish we could all hang out more. I never feel like I have had a chance to chat properly to everyone. I miss sunday!

  8. Amazing goodie bag, lots of lovely brands there xx

    1. So many generous people that agreed to be part of the day! We were overwhelmed x

  9. So many familiar faces! At we're delighted you all had such a lovely day, and hope you love the samples we sent for you all to try. Looked like fun! And Pizza too....:)

    1. Thanks Carol for your input! Can't wait to start a new Hurraw balm :D x

  10. Missed this post on Monday! I was thrilled to be included in the meet up. Was my very first one and everyone was so friendly. A great day and a fabulous goody bag!!

    1. It was great to meet you, I'm so glad you had a good time :D


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