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!


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.

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!

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!

Emma & Kate


Sabrina & Sophie


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!