FABB Birmingham

Last Sunday, I attended a FABB event. FABB stands for fashion and beauty bloggers, so is a perfect event for many bloggers to attend! It was held at Alfie Birds in the Custard Factory, which is a lovely unique venue. I hadn’t really seen much on FABB events before so I wasn’t really sure what to expect – I was super excited nevertheless. Thank you to Tor and Ray for organising it all, I had so much fun! It cost £10 for the ticket and it was so worth that, more than that even. I didn’t actually take too many photos as my arms were being weighed down by goody bags!

I got there at about 1:30pm, and headed up the stairs with the rest of the lovely bloggers to collect our wristbands and goody bags. Then we went up more stairs to meet the brands, waiting for us over two floors. The first stand I headed to was Style Edit, who had some lovely bags and shoes on their table, along with those gorgeous mini cupcakes (Ellie kindly acted as hand model with mine in my photo!). I then had a look at the Charmed Ivy table, where they had laid out some beautiful jewellery. I always admire their jewellery online, and I actually ended up buying the Healing Crystal Pendant and Hamsa Hand Necklace which you can see in the middle row on my photo. I picked up a card from the Mallzee table to enter their competition to win a holiday – so fingers crossed for that one! The next table along from Charmed Ivy was Me Me Me Cosmetics. I’d heard of the brand and some of their products before so I was excited to hear more! I was also given an amazing jam packed goody bag from them so I’ll be writing my opinions on the contents soon. The last stall on the first floor was Crystal Clear Skincare, who have been going for 20 years and Victoria Beckham and Kate Middleton have had facials from them, which was interesting to find out!

On the floor above, I was greeted with a Toni & Guy magazine with vouchers, and got told I could get complimentary hairstyling from their stand, but it was such a popular stand I didn’t get chance. The next stand along was one of my favourites. It was Style Skin, and I fell in love with one of their black faux fur coats! The whole stand was absolutely gorgeous.They kindly gave each blogger that signed up a goody bag which had a gorgeous bracelet from Adorning Ava inside. The next stand caught my eye from the skincare company Bee Good. Their products are all natural, which made me even more interested in trying their products. I had a lovely talk with them and smell of the products and got given a lip balm to try, and a biscuit (which was delicious). Then I moved on to the Anovia table where we had a talk and smell of the products, and was given a goody bag with a shampoo, shower gel, leg tan and an ever so useful BB Cream! The Bodhi and Birch stand was interesting, with the founder Elijah Choo spraying the Rosa Rosa toner in his mouth! The products were amazing and I’d love to try more, I came away with a sample of the Camomile Sky Bath & Shower Therapy. I’ve got to say, the next table I visited, Stageline, was the most interesting one of all. There was fake blood and body paint in all different colours. I loved hearing about what they do and make. They gave us a lovely goody bag containing an eye liner, lip gloss, sample sachets of their products and fake blood! I was ever so excited about the fake blood. The last table I visited was the Stylfile table and up until the new products came out, I think I owned every single one. I got 4 products for £10 which I think isn’t too bad for how much the RRP of each of them is.

After talking to each and every brand, me and another blogger, Hannah, headed downstairs for a well deserved drink. It was so refreshing to have a nice glass of coke away from the heat that surrounded upstairs! Looking around Alfie Birds whilst sitting down it looked like a lovely place to go to and blog, while possibly having a bite to eat. The pizza’s looked absolutely delicious, and I’m not even really a fan of pizza! I’d love to go back there.

Thank you to all the brands that provided goodies for us: Anovia, Bee Good, Bodhi and Birch, Crystal Clear, MeMeMe, Stageline, Style Skin, Toni and Guy, Air Motion, Andrew Barton, Batiste, Benefit, Crabtree and Evelyn, Crown Brush, Dermologica, Dream Dots, Hello, Hi Impact Brows, Leo Bancroft, Macadamia Hair, Motel Rocks, Nair, Neal and Wolf, Nspa, Public Desire, Signature Fragrances, Skinny Boo, Trend Two, Viva Liberata/NKD Skin Tan & thank you so much again to Tor and Ray for all the hard work you put in to make this event amazing for us.

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