Sunday, 16 October 2011

The Only Way Is Blogging

On Saturday I headed over to Mayfair to attend The Only Way Is Blogging, a wonderful beauty blogger meet up arranged by Hayley from London Beauty Queen. It was great to finally meet some of my favourite bloggers, and to get introduced to some new makeup brands too!
Sorry about the quality of some of these photos, I was playing around with flashes and settings all day - the lighting was very funny in the venue, so everyone was having a few problems!
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First up was a demonstration from a fantastic new  brand called FashionistA where they used their palettes to demonstrate looks from the Rodate, Mark Fast and Anna Sui shows.  I love the fact that wit FashionistA you buy the palettes and colours separately so you can make up your own with your own choice of eyeshadows, blushes and highlighters.
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There was also a makeup demonstration from Vivo, a new bright and colourful line available in Tescos. I also took away a bag full of goodies (the stuff I need for the perfect halloween look in fact), and there will be reviews of both lines to come soon on The Glossy Guide!
How amazing was this piece of body jewellery Lily was wearing? She got it from Topshop!
A very intense discussion about how Lily does her outfit posts.  (Left to right) Lily, Zoe, Kate & Lily.
It was lovely to meet Elodie - we've been reading each others blogs for a while now, and it was lovely to share some banter about life in France.
Elodie also took this photo of me so I could show off my new Asos dress that I've been wearing all the time. I'm wearing Carvella at Kurt Geiger boots. 
Lily and Zoe held a wonderful talk on blog photography, from how to utilise your SLR to taking effective blog photos on your phone. I knew most of it from having studied photography for AS Level, bit it was great to have a refresher. Also, it was brilliant to find out how Lily takes her outfit photos - they always look so clean, clear and fantastic!
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It was amazing to also meet Anna, who's blog, Vivianna Does Makeup I absolutely adore on so many levels, if you're not a follower you must go and check it out!
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We ended the day with a wonderful general blogging Q&A with Lily, Kate and Hayley. We talked about everything from PR's, blog names and attitudes to sponsored posts and freebies.

A big thank you to Hayley for arranging such an amazing day, and hopefully she'll be arranging another The Only Way Is Blogging event sometime next year! 


  1. Great write up of the event and I love the quality of your photos. I’m in one of them! Cracking up in the front about something, but I don’t remember what!!

  2. It was such a great event. Was lovely to meet you. You took awesome photos. xx

  3. lovely photo's. First post I have seen on the event & it looks great! Really would have liked to of heard the q&a section! xx

  4. Thanks for your sweet comment!It seemed you had a lot of fun!Great post.

  5. Thanks for your lovely comment! I wish I could have gone, it sounds like you had an amazing time!

  6. This is a great post, the event sounded really good! The Q&A would have been great to hear!

  7. Looks like a great event, wish I could have gone but couldn't get down to London. Hopefully will be able to if there's a next one :) xx

  8. awww nice pics, looks like you had soo much fun! :D Xx

  9. Wish I could have gone to this! Looks amazing. Can't wait for the next one! x

  10. Such a good day!! Lovely to meet you too!! X

  11. Really nice pictures! I had such a great time, and It was really lovely meeting you. I'm really looking forward to a some more French banter with you! I still have yet to process my pictures from the event... I'm a poor excuse for a blogger really... Hahaha! x

  12. Great post hun! And your pics are fab! Had such a wonderful time at the event, wish I could've met ya! Darn me & my shyness! Lol! Hopefully at the next one :D

    Love Aysh xoxo

  13. Well don't I just look like a retard haha, h8 flash 4eva x

  14. looks like so much fun! you're lucky you got to go to a meet up, I'd love to go to one close by but never hear of them. great post!


  15. this reminds me of when all us australian bloggers get together, cameras and lots of details you have to shoot, such as that amazing body piece from topshop. Looks like a fun night! x

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  16. looks like a brilliant time! love your pictures of all the gorgeous blogger ladys too xx
    Ella @ Belle Vintage

  17. Eeee sounds like such fun! I love what you are wearing :D

  18. Sounds like a winning event. Must've been a great place for sharing ideas and comparing notes. Look forward to hearing about any others, should they come along.

  19. hahaha theres me on my phone! nervous as ever! might steal some of these photos with credit for my post! nice to meet you finally!

  20. @ Lily - Go for it, there were many more photos, but all went a bit funny with the lighting... lovely to finally meet you too! x

  21. Amazing post! Looks like it was good fun and such a great networking opportunity! Love your blog darlin', so pleased I found it!x