#EastMidsMeetUp Goody Bag haul

May I begin this post by apologising profusely that I haven’t published this sooner.  I could have sworn that I posted it weeks ago (before my holiday)  but obviously never actually hit publish!  I’m a twit!  Still, as they say, “better late than never”.

If you’ve read my recent post you’ll know that just over a week ago I attended my first ever bloggers event, the #Eastmidsmeetup. In that post I mention that we received some rather generous goody bags.

I really hadn’t planned on doing a full reveal of all the items that were in the bags as I thought it might seem a little showy-offy and “Hey look what I got!”. Then I thought about it some more and realised it’s not about what I received. It’s about what I was given.

The organisers went out of their way to arrange some lovely treats for the bloggers who attended. The brands very generously donated samples, and in some case full products, for us to test, review and share. I think they deserve to have their hard work and generosity shared with the world.

So, in no particular order, here are the lovely things that I found in my #eastmidsmeetup goody bag



We were really spoiled for choice on the beauty front with lovely treats including:

  • Witch daily primer and clearing serum
  • Merumaya Melting cleansing balm and these fab gold transfer tattoos that say #beautyhasnoage.  You KNOW I’m trying to find an excuse to wear these.
  • LAB2 Beauty Brush kit
  • Covershoot cosmetics eyebrow kit
  • Some sunglasses designed by Jean Pierre Braganza for Label.M
  • No7 Stay Perfect Amazing Eyes pencil in Deep Green
  • A perfume sample of Bijou Romatique from Etat Libre d’orange



Matalan very kindly provided some of their homewares for our goody bags.  The items were:

  • A wooden love heart sign saying “Love is”  Mr Mess and I have already had a 5 minute discussion (which is still continuing as I type) over what exactly is meant by “Love is”.  Are you supposed to fill in the blank? “Love is wonderful”, “Love is important”, “Love is a waste of time”…?  The possibilities are endless.  Or, as Mr Mess theorises is it just a statement of fact.  Love IS.  Whatever the meaning, it’s very pretty and will fit in nicely with my vintage home decor.
  • A heart glass tealight holder (you can NEVER has too many tealight holders)
  • A mason jar with straw saying “Hip Hip Hooray”.

Food and Drink


Also in our goody bags were some tasty treats for us to try:

  • Vita Coco natural coconut water
  • TG Green tea
  • a Mini chupa chup lollipop
  • A money off voucher for The Cereal Club (which was also where my raffle prize came from!)

I think there were also some sherbet sticks, but I think they were snaffled by my kids REALLY quickly.  The lollipop has also now disappeared…

Thank you so much to all the fabulous people who helped organise the goody bags or who generously donated.  I’m sure everybody was incredibly grateful and it gave us all plenty to talk (and blog) about.



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