I was really excited as it's my first proper blogger event and I couldn't wait to meet my fellow green beauty bloggers and all the amazing green brands.
It was held at the beautiful Kettners in Soho, central London. Just around the corner from where I work.
I was warmly greeted by Ailish who looked stunning, has to be said. For some reason she kept putting a glass of champagne in my hand.
The room was pretty decorated with lots of pink, which made me feel just like home.
Some of the brands that were there
It was great to see some of the bloggers that I've been speaking to on social media for so long and finally meet them in real life. It was almost a bit surreal. But they were all as lovely as I hoped and I was greeted with lots of big hugs.
I had some lovely chats with the brands. Was great to see so many green beauty brands and most of them were new to me. I love finding new brands. It was also great to hear their stories as many of them are small family run businesses.
Firstly I spoke to MOA, Magic Organic Apothecary. I must say they definitely had the most beautiful packaging. Perfect for presents. Their main product is the green balm, but they're expanding. I loved their bath potion oil that was in my goodie bag. I can't wait to try more of their products.
Then I couldn't resist to talk to Neal's Yard remedies. They were there with the most delicious healthy vegan sweets. Showing what you put into the inside is just as important as the outside. I can't wait to try and make their berry beautiful cheesecake. Yum. They also gave out hand massages, but unfortunately I missed out on that one.
Therapi not only showed samples of their products, but also a drink with their ingredients of a toner. Showing that what they put in their products are all good stuff. Even though they use honey in their products and as a vegan, I often try to avoid it. Being assured of their love for bees and that their honey is produced organically and ethically and are of a high standard. I wouldn't mind using their products. We also had a long chat about Scandinavia and packaging.
I was a delighted to talk to to meet Angela Langford. She shows a real care for all her customers, ensuring they get the right product for them. She sends samples with her products so you don't have to waste a full bottle on something that's not right for your skin. I would feel very safe using her products and I can't wait to try the samples she gave me.
It was exciting to talk to the small family business The Chuckling Goat. Even though I'm a vegan And they use goats milk kefir that they make by hand on their farm. I find they have a great story and I even got to see pictures of their goats. So if you don't mind goats milk I would say definitely check them out.
I was great to connect with everyone I spoke to, brands and bloggers. Unfortunately, I didn't manage to speak to every person in the room. But hopefully next time. Because I can't wait.
Ailish did such a great job and everyone seem to enjoy themselves. So a big Thank you to her.
Then we went away with the most fabulous goodie bag and it definitely felt like Christmas came early this year.
Have you heard of any of these brands? Any brand you would like to hear more about?