On Saturday myself and Ray hosted the #FABBbloggersManc event in Manchester at a pretty awesome venue called 2022NQ. After months of planning I couldn't believe that the day was finally here, but I was so excited to see everyone.

The event had a slightly different set up to our previous events (read about FABB in Leeds & Newcastle here) we had more of a mini trade show style set up, with brands dotted around the room for the bloggers to visit, rather than having group presentations like we had in the past.

If you've never heard of FABB Events before, we basically bring bloggers and brands together and give everyone the chance to network and mingle... it's always such a great afternoon at one of our events, even if I do say so myself!

Once again, even though I was really busy, I did my best to speak to as many bloggers as possible, and everyone was really lovely. It's so nice to meet new people who share the same interests, and I really would encourage anyone who is thinking of attending a bloggers event but is a little bit scared just to go for it!

We had quite a lot of brands at the event;
Tinned Bananas, one of my favourite fashion brands at the moment. Their pieces are bright, bold and beautiful, ideal for holidays and festivals or for anyone who wants to stand out from the crowd and make a statement.
Vita Liberata a self tan (not fake tan) brand, who have a product for all skin types and colours. I am really, really excited to try their products out... especially the tan which lasts for three weeks, how amazing does that sound?!
Health Point Ltd. who attended one of our previous events. They are a company who sell budget beauty items in places like Poundland and Home Bargains, and they actually sell some real gems at amazing prices - I'd recommend their body butters to anyone!
Lavish Alice, who have just gone through a bit of a relaunch... they brought along some of their AW collection, and I am SO excited to get my hands on some of the pieces. They told me they're trying to go a little more upmarket and Zara style with their clothes, and you can really tell. The quality and style of everything is really top class.
South Beach Swimwear, an amazing swimwear and loungewear brand. If you're going on holiday, I urge you to check out their designs... I wish I was going somewhere hot, just so I have an excuse to buy some of their bikinis!
La Moda, who sell the most gorgeous and on trend bags, which are really high quality for amazingly affordable prices. I was given one of their bags at the event, and I'll be blogging about it really soon... it's gorgeous!
Eldora, the false eyelash company. They brought eyelashes for everyone to choose from, and even offered people the chance to customise their lashes - they looked so cool!

We also had some amazing giveaway prizes supplied by Popchips, Chiara Fashion, Benefit, Blanx, Balance Me, Neal & Wolf, Enrapture, Stylist Pick, Amie Skincare, Viridian, Ice Diamond Hair, Steel Rose and American Soda.

We had an amazing photo booth style company called Propbooth at the event... if you're from Manchester and you're looking for a photo booth, check these guys out, it's an amazing alternative and they're so nice, and we had a lovely photographer called Olivia snapping pictures all around the event.

I will be doing a separate post about the goody bags which we gave out and thanking all of the brands separately there.. I don't want to overload this post with links, but I really do urge you to check these brands out, as they have all been fantastic!

Thank you so much to everyone who came and to everyone involved in the event.

If you would like to attend a FABB Event, please let me know in the comments below which city you would like us to come to next... we will be in Glasgow next, so if you're from Scotland and want to attend, make sure you get in touch!
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You can watch my blog from the day here.

[photo credit: Propbooth]
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