Tuesday, 28 October 2014

#FABBBirmingham Event 2014

Last Sunday I was very lucky to be able to attend my very first FABB event at Birmingham's Custard Factory. I have been so excited for this and couldn't wait to see all the other bloggers who I had met before, and to make new friends. Although I live in Birmingham I had never been to this venue before and was just expecting to see a huge warehouse type of building. Boy, was I wrong, there was restaurants, and Art galleries and even some little shops, but disappointingly none were open due to it being a Sunday.

These were some of the sculptures on the walls within the Custard factory setting. We then went into the venue and inside there was a beautiful red phone booth where you could have your photo taken in. At 1.30 we all were allowed to start queuing to go into the event. Once upstairs we were all given a goody bag, and had a wristband put on us and off we went. There was a gorgeous stand from

Style Edit and they had the most stunning trainers and heels. Another bonus was they had free cupcakes, so you know I was there like a shot. Who can refuse cupcakes??The shoes were simply stunning and I loved all the gold detailing on the trainers, as you know I cant wear heels and so the trainers were right up my street.
The next table I came across had some beautiful jewellery from the brand Charmed Ivy on it, and I had to really try hard not to purchase any as all the designs were so lovely. They had gorgeous necklaces and bracelets and the prices were so inexpensive, I specifically liked the infinity necklace and the dreamcatcher necklace and definitely will be looking into getting these for my collection.

Now, I was so pleased when I saw the MeMeMe Cosmetics stand as I knew there would be some lovely products to look at. I had a really nice chat, with the lovely Tia who I spoken to before through email  and she showed me some of the newer products that they were launching and they are gorgeous. She also gave all of us goodie bags, and oh my word, were we treated to something special. I will be doing another post tomorrow about all the goodies we recieved.

I already know that I love their products and so will definitely be revisiting their website soon. In the corner of the room there was a stand from Crystal Clear who do facial treatments and they are designed that by using the machine it helps to get rid of scarring and blemishes, and a lot of the celebrities use this company to achieve their flawless skin. The prices range between £70 and £100 depending on what sort of facial you need and want.

Then, we went upstairs and there was even more stands to look at. The first one we came to was Mist FX who specialise in bright body make up and who have also worked with celebrities and on different tv shows.

I also, got the chance at having my hair done with the lovely people at Toni and Guy. As you would expect this stand was very busy as every blogger wanted their hair being done by this amazing hair company.

I always like curly hair but can never do it properly at home, so was thrilled at how lovely and curly my hair was, and how quickly the lady did it. It would have took me over an hour to get it looking like this, but it literally only took 5 minutes if that. The next stand was a clothing stand called Style Skin, they had some gorgeous faux fur scarves and jackets on display. Here, we had the opportunity to enter a competition and maybe win one of the items, and so we had to wear one of the items displayed on the rack and take a photo of it and then tweet the picture tagging Style Skin in it. Their website is www.styleskin.co.uk

 The next stand was a brand that I have heard lots about and I have previously tried some of their products and they are really nice. It is called Bee Good. It is an all natural range of skincare and use lots of natural honey extract in their produce. They explained the whole process of how they make sure the bees are looked after well, and they are an all British company which is so rare to find these days.

At the very back of the room, the stand was very crowded and lots of bloggers were surrounding the table, and it was because one of the winners of Dragons Den was there selling his hugely popular products the Stylfile range, Tom Pellereau. Not only were the original foot files there, but now he has launched some new nail clippers onto the line and they are fantastic. I was given the opportunity to try them out, and they really cut through the nail like butter. I bought a pair straight away and they were only £5 which is fantastic bargain for a really good pair of nail clippers that come with a 25 year guarantee.

Right next to this stand was a company that I had never heard of before called Anovia, which sells shampoos, and shower gels, fake tans, all that kind of thing, and they were giving away goodie bags with them all in.

I had such a wonderful time and have lots of great memories, thankyou to all the bloggers who I spoke to and I chatted with, and most of all thanks to Ray and Tor who allowed me and my partner to be at such an amazing event.

These girls are all fantastic and you should definitely subscribe to them as they write such amazing posts. They are Katrina from www.beautrina.com
                         Emma from www.emmavictoriastokes.com
                         Elena from http://lennieloveslife.com

I hope you enjoyed reading this post, and let me know in the comments if you have been to a FABB event before, and what you thought of it.

Love and Hugs


  1. Thankyou Hannah. I am very lucky that my partner does my photos for me as I am unable too, so I will pass your kind words on to him xx

  2. That looks like so much fun!!



    1. It was a really great experience. I totally recommend going to a FABB event if there is ever one near you xx

  3. Great pictures Zoe! I agree with you, would have been better if more of the shops were open, they missed a trick there! xx

    Sarah | seriouslyshallow.co.uk

  4. Hey I also attended this FABB event. It was really fun. The shoes shown in pictures are really stunning! Hey I need some valuable ideas for corporate event planning, and I need a list of best venues for meeting. Can you share it with me?


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