30 September 2013

Event | #MinkMeetUp
























* Thank you to Megan Fife & Saffron Johnson for letting me use your pictures *

Around two and a half months ago I took it upon myself to arrange a North East Blogger Meetup Event. I've been to a couple of events in neighbouring towns/cities but there hasn't ever been one in my local town of Middlesbrough. After weeks of being absolutely exhausted organising the event, last Sunday it finally took place when fourty bloggers came together at the amazing Mink Tattoo & Coffee Bar.

I wanted everything to be pretty casual as it was quite a few peoples' first event and I know myself how nerve wrecking it can be. For the most part I just let everyone get on with it and chat away to one another. As the lovely Nicola from StylishButSkint said, 'It's nice to say more than 140 characters to someone', which is so true! To help put names to faces I made little stickers with everyone's name, Twitter picture and blog url on.

I did have a few tricks up my sleeve however... The beautiful shop I work in, Pretty Twisted, had a table full of goodies for the girls to browse and buy. Later in the day, I split everyone up and played an old school game of 'pass the parcel' where there was a chance to win a stunning MUA Palette. I also organised a raffle with six amazing prizes including this Benefit Gift Set, a Pretty Twisted voucher*, a Lacuna Apparel tee* and some other prizes!










































I also conjured up some goody bags for everyone to take home including products from Skinetica, Tea Pigs, Deborah Milano, some sweets and leaflets for local businesses. All in all I'm glad to say it was a success and everyone seemed to have a wonderful time (I hope!). It was definitely worth all the hard work seeing everyone come together! Thanks for all of those who turned up, it was great catching up with familiar faces and meeting new ones - especially my long lost sister Megan from Talking About M.

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  1. Wowza, well done you!! 40 bloggers is a huge event, I know from seeing your tweets you were working your socks off. It sounded like lots of fun, I wish I could've been there. ;)

    Tara xo

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    1. Thanks gorgeous! I really was, it made me so knackered! I wish you could have too! xxx

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  2. I had such a good time, thanks loads :) We could all see you obviously put a lot of effort in! xx

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  3. Looks like you had a fantastic time! Gutted I couldn't make it Raspberrykiss xo

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  4. wish i could of came :( looks like you all had fun xxx

    www.beckysbeautique.co.uk

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    1. I wish you could have too! We did thank you! xxx

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  5. Well done on hosting your first event/meet up. Bet it was an amazing feeling seeing it all happen! x

    fabheadtotoe.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Emma - it really was. Such a relief to see everyone enjoying themselves. xxx

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  6. Congrats on hosting your first event Meg, looks like a great day.
    Maybe Its Megan Leigh X

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  7. Wow that sounds so cool, I'd love to attend a blogger meet up one day! :) x

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    1. Thanks Conny - I'm sure you'll get the opportunity to! xxx

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  8. Thanks for the mention hun :) xxx

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  9. Wow, sounds like an amazing day! xo

    ous outfit, love the colour of the skirt and the necklace is lovely! xo

    http://prettypetticoats.blogspot.co.uk/
    Check out my giveaway to win Real Techniques and NUXE goodies!

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  10. Looks like a lot of fun

    Emma | masqueradebelle.co.uk

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  11. Your girls are so lucky with all your events. I'm keeping an eye out for something here in the South :o). Xx

    http://makeupbycandlelight.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It's an amazing thing having events - I hope you find something soon! xxx

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  12. wow what an amazingly successful event! congrats it looks so fun!

    cowbiscuits

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  13. This looked like great fun! Congratulations x

    www.totalmodisch.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. This seemed like such a lovely thing for you to do!

    Congratulations! :)

    xxx

    http://beautyflutters.blogspot.com

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  15. Wow you did so well Megan, go you - you gorgeous girl! So proud of youuuuuu xxxx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. Thanks Gemma <3 You absolute babe. xxx

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  16. So glad it went well .. knew it would! Just gutted I ended up not being able to go :( Really hope you do another one some time, I STILL need to go to Middlesbrough for a nosy round!


    Good luck on Wednesday xx

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    1. I wish you could have too! If you fancy it I'll happily meet you for a coffee! xxx

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  17. Sounds like you did an amazing job, congrats!! :D

    aztecdoll.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. Looks like you had a great time and you did a great job! :)

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  19. wow this looks so wonderful and exciting.

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  20. looks amazing :)

    xx Vivi
    http://frostedpearl.blogspot.com

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  21. Aww this all looks like so much fun
    http://shradhaloves.blogspot.co.uk/
    S xx

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  22. Ah this is fab, looks like so much fun :)

    Ruth x

    www.kimkimipie.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. Great pictures looks like loads of fun!

    www.makeupmonster.ie

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  24. Looks like a lovely event. I really enjoy meeting other bloggers & its nice to get together. I like the location you picked.
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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  25. It is really nice to see that there a lots of north east bloggers meeting up in the north east! It's about time, so a big well done to you for organising it! Hope to be able to meet you all in the near future, as I live only 20 minutes from boro! x

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    1. Oh I'll have to let you know of the next event! Yay for NE Bloggers! xxx

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  26. I was pretttyyy sure I had commented on this but guess not! I had such an amazing time lovely thankyou :) was a pleasure meeting you.. Such a small world!!

    www.cosmeticsmile-x.com xxx

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    1. No problem lovely - it was my pleasure and it certainly is a small world! xxx

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