The event took place at the Custard Factory in Birmingham. I knew where it was so it was easy to get there. There is a bar within the venue where you can purchase some refreshments which is always nice to have access to. There are a lot of local shops and restaurants and transportation to the venue (such as buses) which are easily accessible. Overall, the venue was very nice.
I was asked to sign people into the event but I was also able to go upstairs a number of times where the event took place and tuned into some of the presentations. However, I won't be able to give a really detailed picture of the event but others are. Here are two good overviews by friends and bloggers One Day In Her Life and LolasCurls (who also did a presentation on transitioning from relaxed to natural at the event).
What I purchased...
|Left to right - Rosemary Oil, Tea Tree Oil and Peppermint Oil.|
I was in need of essential oils but didn't feel like ordering online and waiting for postage so I was very happy to hear that The Goody Box UK would be at the event. I met the lovely ladies Rachelle and Charlene of The Goody Box UK and they were happy to see me (they recognised me from my Twitter picture). They gave me some wonderful advice about essential oils and how I could use them for my seborrheic dermatitis. I was super pleased to purchase these oils (the prices were also discounted at the event).
What I won...
In the raffle I won Coconoil coconut oil. My number was called and I was shocked! I didn't expect to win anything (especially at three different events in a row!). This coconut oil came at the right time. I was hoping to purchase coconut oil so that I could use it in my diet as well as for my hair and skin. So it's been a blessing to practically get it for free (saving me even more money!).
Leaflets and cards in the goody bag...
|Minor description of each product|
|KeraCare's six Natural Textures products|
|Coconoil and Sheabutter Cottage. 15% off Brows & More|
|I Love Afro, Divine Chocolate and Nexrastore. 15% off for Adornment 365 treatments|
|Hair9 10% off products/services. Evelyn Products; Froher|
|Natural Boudoir (new online store launching soon). RoseBOX (new monthly box launching soon).|
|Information regarding Natural Boudoir and RoseBOX.|
|Ceekate, an online fashion store launching soon.|
The goodies from the goody bag...
- Curls Unleashed Organic Root Stimulator; Take Command Curl Defining Créme
- Curls Unleashed Organic Root Stimulator; Set it Off Curl Boosting Jelly
- Original Moxie Oasis Moisture Gel
- Original Moxie Lux Locks Styling & Shine
- Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Hair Masque
- Froher Seaweed Secrets
- Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Girls Moisturizing Styling Lotion
- Imanmade Original Nourishing Body Butter
- Organic Root Stimulator HAIRepair Intense Moisture Créme
- Organic Root Stimulator HAIRepair Anti-Breakage Créme
|KeraCare Natural Textures Holiday Travel Set|
When I found the kit I was really impressed. The sample sizes are 0.2oz and the bottles also indicate the pH of the products which range from 5.0 to 6.5 (which can be useful in managing your hair and scalp).
It was nice to see some people who attended last year's event, to meet new people and also my friends. I had an enjoyable time speaking with some of the vendors as well. There were a lot of positive vibes and it was just an enjoyable day. Lorien did a wonderful job with the venue, the program, the vendors and the goody bag. I'm already looking forward to the next one!