Bristol Blogger Meet at Cabot Circus

#bbmeet goody bag | Ship-Shape and Bristol Fashion

Let me preface this post by saying that although I’ve started it with a whopping great big photo of the goody bag I received at Saturday’s Bristol Blogger Meet, or #bbmeet (yeah, it’s got it’s own hashtag, and what?), this post is about more than the goodies…

The weekend was one of the most fashion-packed I’ve had in ages, and it kicked off with the Bristol Blogger Meet at Cabot Circus on Saturday. After having a cheeky morning massage at the Sanctuary Spa in Quakers Friars, I hotfooted it over to Frankie & Benny’s to attend the meet, organised by Sasha and Alessia.

River Island dress and Topshop coat | Ship-Shape and Bristol Fashion Jen from Head of Feathers | Ship-Shape and Bristol Fashion Above: My outfit for the day; River Island dress, Topshop coat, Sweaty Betty leggings, M&S socks and Zara boots and Jen from Head of Feathers with her impressive goody bag

I bumped in to Jen and Grace on the way in and we took a seat at one of two tables filled with bloggers from across the South West. As with events like this, it was a hive of chatter, activity and LOTS of cameras, and although I didn’t get to meet everyone, I did chat to Gina and Carly – and preceded to kick myself for not ordering pancakes and bacon when I saw her breakfast arrive!

Bristol Blogger meet cameras | Ship-Shape and Bristol Fashion

It was so nice to making new blogging friends and see old faces, and I think everyone who attended will agree that Sasha and Alessia did a terrific job of hosting the event, not to mention putting together the heaviest goody bags ever!

Blogging shouldn’t just be about the freebies – they are a perk of attending an event, but not an essential ingredient, especially from a blogger meet, so it’s always nice to take home a few goodies – from press releases and samples to nibbles and sweets (always a winner with me).

As a result, I don’t normally wax lyrical about the contents of said bags, but thought it only right to share some of the products here.

My #bbmeet goody bag* contained:

  1. Samples of Blinc eyeliner and mascara
  2. Aroma Squeeze Me lavender and bergamot stress ball
  3. Benefit Fine One One lip and cheek trio
  4. nspa Hot Cloth Polish
  5. Dr Organic Virgin Coconut Oil hand & nail cream
  6. The Little Bubble Co. Mango Delight shower gel (just seen)
  7. Gardenia of London Lavender & Sweet Pea body spray
  8. A selection of Metique Tea Tree Oil samples
  9. Xen-Tan Luminous Gold Gel
  10. The Vintage Cosmetic Company eyelash curlers
  11. Red glitter bow hair clip from Jen, aka Head of Feathers
  12. A selection of samples including Glam Glow Youth Mud, Vichy Deep Cleansing Gel, derma e cleanser and Aime Cooling Clay Mask
  13. Makebelieve Enhance Luminize Skin Highlighter
  14. Dr Organic Virgin Coconut Oil night cream + Moroccan Argan Oil day cream (not seen)
  15. Avène Cleanance Gel
  16. DGJ Organics Berutti Oil
  17. Skincare samples from La Roche-Posay and Vichy
  18. A hand written thank you note from Sasha and Alessia.

Phew, that lot should keep me busy for a while! Thanks again to Sasha and Alessia for such a fun afternoon. If any of you attended and I didn’t get a chance to meet you, please feel free to leave a link to your site in the comments, or come find me at @ShipShapeBF.

*I’m not sure if all of these products will suit my skin, so any samples that I wont use will be donated to Give and Makeup – if you have any unwanted new or nearly-new hair and beauty products, check them out as your unwanted goods could make a real difference to other women.



  1. Beauty Bird
    February 27, 2013 / 7:04 pm

    Thank you so much for coming, it was lovely to meet you!xx

  2. February 27, 2013 / 10:06 pm

    So glad you had fun! Lovely to meet you :) xx

    • April 16, 2013 / 10:01 pm

      Lovely to meet you too Alessia – hope it wasn’t too stressful for you both! x

  3. February 28, 2013 / 2:35 am


  4. February 28, 2013 / 3:07 am

    Lovely post + pictures! Great blog you have here. I’m your newest follower :) Would you mind checking out our blog & following back via GFC and Bloglovin’? Looking forward to your next post! xx

  5. February 28, 2013 / 1:10 pm

    This looks like so much fun, wish I could have made it!

    Maria xxx

  6. February 28, 2013 / 7:52 pm

    What a great – sounding meet up. Like your outfit very much too. AND squeezing in an early massage first? Now that’s the way to start your day.

  7. March 3, 2013 / 8:50 pm

    I spy my camera!! ;) Like you said, it was really nice to hang out properly the next day. Hopefully we’ll bump into each other again soon at another event! xo

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