In The Diary: Blog On, Work It and the MARAs

Blog On Manchester 2015

The other weekend I ended up grabbing a last minute ticket to Blog On in Manchester. For anyone who has never heard of this before, its actually a conference for blogging. (No joke, these things exist!) And it was awesome! Tickets are around £30 if I remember right, and this was to cover the different sessiong throughout the day, breakfast, lunch AND afternoon tea and cake!
The day was split into different sessions including: Youtube, Photography, Advanced Blogging with Bring Digital and finally a more specified, niche talk - so fashion and beauty for me!

And if that wasn't enough, when we weren't in one of the sessions (or stuffing our faces with cake) we had the chance to mingle with some amazing brands, like my pals from Burns Jewellers, Hancocks, DW Fitness and many more...

I have to say, I was really impressed with the organiser Laura as they day ran really smoothly, was really informative and catered for a large group of people. I would really recommend going to the next Blog On if you are interested in learning more about how to grow your blog and to meet other like minded people! We got some great tips on time management, how to work with PRs, SEO, and so much more stuff, my brain was fried by the end of it!!! The thing that I liked the most was that everyone wanted to get as much out of the day as possible, so no one was too shy to ask a question, and no question was too silly to be asked.

Finally, the goody bags that we came away with were FAB! There was a real mix of products to try including beauty, food and even the odd toy! (There was one little relation of mine who was very pleased with this!!)

Selfridges Work It

Also, something that's happening that I think is quite cool, is the new Work It campaign that Selfridges have introduced! The aim is to make the most of your lunchtime and introduce some "me time" into your day, by getting a little beauty treament during your lunch hour! How cool!?

They have up coming treatments at Selfridges Trafford Centre:

Thursday 28th May: Bobbi Brown - Secret to on the go make up
Friday 29th May: Nars - Make up your mind! Choose from several mini makeover looks including a smokey eye, cheek technique and full-power pout
Saturday 30th May: Illamasqua - Quick Fix contouring
I'm hoping to book in so I'll let you know how it goes!! :-)

As you know, I've worked with Manchester Arndale before on their Spring Summer Video and with Dom and Ink for their Trends Illustrated event. So I know that they often have cool events and promotions in store... Currently they are gearing up for their 2nd annual MARA's which involves rewarding the best, most customer friendly stores and staff! And this is where you guys come in!!

You can vote online for your fave stores and if you do, you could get the chance to win £500 worth of vouchers to spend at Manchester Arndale! (WOW!) I have voted and it literally took 2 seconds. You can join in by heading over to the Manchester Arndale website, but you need to do this before Monday 25th May! Check out the video above for more info...


  1. Blog On sounds amazing, I've always wanted to go but it's slap bang in the middle of exam time for me.. Maybe in a couple of years haha! The Mara's sound great too, who wouldn't want to win a £500 Arndale voucher? x

    HOW I WEAR | A Manchester Style & Beauty Blog

  2. That sounds like a lovely event! We don't have anything like that here in brisbane. We do have a HUGE blogger conference on the Gold Coast but it's hundreds of dollars to go, $30 sounds much more achieveable! :) Glad you enjoyed it!

    Away From The Blue

  3. Hundreds of dollars?! Wow!! How come? It must have really good Goody Bags?! Haha! ;-)

  4. Exactly. Definitely enter! I've told all my friends and family (in the hopes they'll split it with me if they win....!!) xx

  5. I really wanted to go to the blog on event but I was only offered last minute tickets so work wouldn't let me book time off :(
    Sounds like a fab day! Hopefully I can go next year :D

    Hope you enjoyed your goodies!!

    Bex x

  6. It's like a big 2 or 3 day event. No goodie bags though!


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