#CDFMeet : The Day, The Brands & The Bloggers

blog post about a blogger meet up held in brewhouse cardiff photo of cakes and goody bags

Saturday was the day that a few of us Welsh bloggers had been looking forward to for quite a while. I arranged this meet along with Chantele, Georgina and Laura. They were absolutely awesome to work with and I could not have done it without them - thank you girls!

We put the bags together at Georgina's house in the morning, we then struggled to carry the heavy bags from the car park to the venue, Charli made the mistake of texting me which meant that we roped her and Leanne into helping us, along with Christina who was waiting downstairs. My arms and back are still aching today, carrying six of these bags along with my handbag was hard work, note to self, next time enlist some men.

Laura made the amazing cupcakes above, so pretty and yummy. My hands were lovely and glittery after eating mine, edible glitter makes everything in the world seem better. Fact.

brewhouse cardiff spirit barcocktails at brew house cardiffpizza at the brewhouse cardiff

Jenny kindly sorted the venue for us. We went to the Brew House in Cardiff, very kindly gave us our own area upstairs and 2 for 1 deals on cocktails, wine, fosters and pizzas. These all went down very well. I had the duck pizza and several cocktails which were all delicious. The Brew House itself is a relatively new live music venue, they had someone playing the whole time we were there which was great. It is a very cool and relaxed place, I'll be going back.

bloggers at cardiff meet

We held two competitions, we wrote numbers and the bags and the lovely barman picked random numbers for us. Kelsie was lucky enough to win a voucher for a free Crafty Creatives box and Charli won the White Stuff goody bag worth over £50.

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Leanne and Charli

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cardiff bloggers

cardiff bloggers at brewhouseblogger meet up

We enjoyed the food and drinks in the Brew House along with pleasant chatter and demonstrations from Lush. Unfortunately I didn't make it over to the Lush girls but those that did took home some lovely face mask samples.

blogger event at crabtree and evelyn cardifffood tasting at crabtree & evelyn cardifffree hand treatment at crabtree & evelyn cardiff

After the Brew House we headed over to Crabtree & Evelyn where our guests were treated to hand treatments and another goody bag. I ate the free biscuits :) 

outdoor fashion show in cardiffst david's open air fashion show cardiff

We accidentally timed the event perfectly, it just so happened that St David's were putting on fashion shows all day. We watched the catwalk where the models not only walked but also did some fantastic dancing. We were then lucky enough to have a chat with the stylist of the show, JP.

It was such an amazing day, I am so proud of myself, Chantele, Georgina and Laura for putting it together. I can't wait to meet everyone again. 

goodie bags at cardiff blogger meet up goody bag at cardiff blog event

I mentioned goody bags earlier, the contents did vary but were all very impressive. This is what I received in mine.

blogger goody bag

bioderma sebium
Mini Bioderma and nail file from Escentials.

thomas sabo samples
Perfume samples and lip gloss from Thomas Sabo.

cross earings on cupcake patch
Jenny very kindly made these gorgeous earings for the bags, so sweet of her. 

ollie & nic small pink bag
Large purse from Ollie & Nic.

little moose sparkle star earings
Beautiful earings from Little Moose.

april birchbox
The April Birchbox. 

she said beauty box
These lovely items from She Said Beauty.

example items in blog goody bag
Vero Moda iPhone 4 case, Twisted Sista Curl Spray, Elemis Bath & Shower Cream.

false eye lashes benefit they're real mascara
False lashes from New Look, Benefit They're Real mascara. 

Hand cream sample from Crabtree & Evelyn, Macadamia hair mask.

Other brands involved were St David's, Lush, White Stuff, Crafty Creatives, Annabelle's Wigs, Leia, Bright Colours, Vivienne Westwood and Stella & Dot. Thank you all so much for your more than generous support, we were all completely overwhelmed and really do appreciate it.

The bloggers in attendance were :

ChanteleGeorginaLaura, Lea Lea, Liz, Rosie, CharliGemmaMia & LauraLeanne, Stacey, Kelsie, Amy-Louise, Jenny, Christina, Amy, Nia, SamLauraNinaStefanieJessNokhuthulaBettiKarenKamen

Thank you all for coming along, you girls made the day as awesome as it was.

If I haven't already bored the life out of you talking about this event you can watch Laura's Vlog of the day here (there are even celebrities in the video!).


  1. It was a really great meetup - it all came together so well :D

    1. I was amazed at how well it came together, we did good :) x

  2. Oh you silly!!! I didn't mind helping - it was the SEVEN floors of stairs that finished me off ;) xxx

    1. I still can't believe you took the stairs, you complete NUTTERS!!! x

  3. Hi! I thought Saturday was a fantastic day, brilliantly organised and we were properly spoilt!!!

    A huge thank you to everyone x

    1. Thanks Karen, I'm so glad that you enjoyed it and that it went well :) x

  4. sounds like you all had a fab time loving the goodie bag

  5. Looks like everyone had a lovely time. Gutted I couldn't make it. Hopefully see you at the next one :)

    1. It was great, hopefully meet you soon x


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