At the end of November, I was lucky enough to attend to the #LashGang first birthday party! After working with Nouveau Lashes for the past year, it was really exciting to be heading down to London to celebrate their first birthday.
If you're not already aware, Nouveau Lashes is the ultimate lash brand. They provide SVS and LVL training and have their own amazing strip lashes that I am a huge fan of. If you follow me on Instagram, you'll see me wearing their Natural Style 1 false lashes in pretty much every single look. Of course, I put on my favourite lashes on for the event itself!
I headed down to the event with Amina from Ali & Her and Debra from Debra Bow in Debra's car. I know Amina from a few events in Birmingham and we get on really well but it was my first time meeting Debra! She turned out to be great company and I had a lot of fun chatting to the two during the 2.5 hour drive.
We were promptly greeted by the #LashGang team at NL HQ in Croydon. We went and had a little look around the venue, taking as many pictures as possible! Beth, Em and Scott had made the venue look super pretty, with balloons and vintage-esque crockery for lunch. I was really impressed by the effort that went into the event.
The party started with my all time favourite party game - pass the parcel! Honestly, it was embarrassing just how excited I was about this game. There were lashes and vouchers in each layer, and a fair amount of us won a little something in this game.
My favourite part of any blogger event, is to chat to other bloggers. It was so lovely to meet some new bloggers and to catch up with some old blogger friends. My blogging twinnie, Sophie from Pretty and Polished is also a member of the #LashGang and it was so lush to see her, as I don't get to very often.
The photo booth was definitely one of my highlights, it was so much fun! We got to take pictures and they'd be printed within seconds with a little #LashGang border around them. I've already got all of mine up on my notice board. We had a few epic fails trying to fit more than 2 of us in a booth, but it was all good fun.
After a lot of mingling, we were finally allowed to dig into the food. There were little finger sandwiches, scones and strawberries dipped in chocolate. I had a great time. The sandwiches were SO nice, I ate far too many and really shouldn't have gone back for seconds. #yolo #cantholdmeback
Then we were all escorted upstairs to try and destroy the Unicorn Piñata! I have no idea where they managed to get hold of one, but it was so cute and was so funny watching everyone try to break its poor little body. I was absolutely useless at it, of course. After a few beatings, it was decapitated and we all had a piece of its insides.
A much anticipated part of the day was definitely the little awards ceremony. The names of the awards were really cute, with things like Babliest Babe and MUA All Day. Somehow, I ended up being short listed for two of the awards!! The first being Vlogging Queen and Wannabe Bestie. As you can imagine, I was absolutely over the moon when I won Wannabe Bestie!
Beth said a few really lovely words about me, my personality and openness about trich. I actually got a bit soppy and emotional about this, it's really weird to have someone speak about me like that in front a group of people! It was really exciting and I feel very humbled to have won the award. Somehow, I have duped the internet to thinking I am someone you'd want to be friends with.
Everyone got a framed certificate of their award to take home and apparently there's a gift in the post, how exciting! Massive congratulations to everyone else who won as well, especially to my fellow brum blogger Amina who (much deservedly!) won the MUA All Day award! We hung around a bit longer after the awards, taking photos, eating the leftovers and having a look at our goodie bags before heading back to Birmingham.
I had such a fun day and so glad I was able to be there to celebrate the #LashGang's first birthday! The #LashGang team have always been so good to me, especially about my Trich. They've been extremely supportive and accommodating, always sending me lashes to cover up my patches and helping me share the word about Trich. They even interviewed myself and Sophie about Trich a while back, which you can read here if you like! It was nice to be able to show my gratitude in real life. Nouveau Lashes really is such a great brand to work with and I feel really proud to be a #LashGang member.
Massive thank you to Em and Beth who run the #LashGang. I really enjoyed meeting them both and chatting to them, they were both so lovely and really made us feel welcome. I am looking forward to another year of working with the #LashGang!
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