This weekend, I attended my first ECMeetUp – an event for bloggers and influencers in the Eastern Cape. I had an amazing time, got to meet some awesome local bloggers, enjoyed a yummy high tea, and learned so much about blogging and content creation. I’ll be sharing a blog post soon on what I learned about blogging at the event (keep an eye out for that post on Facebook and Instagram).
Everyone who attended the event got an amazing goodie bag with gifts and products sponsored by local brands and companies. The goods in my goodie bag were too good not to share! Here’s a look at some of the awesome items I received.
skincare and beauty products
These are a few of my favourite goodie bag items! I received some lovely skincare products, including the Oh So Heavenly Kids’ Care Gentle Goodness Hypo-Allergenic Emollient Cream, Enjoy Wild at Heart Adventure Unleashed body butter, African Extracts Rooibos Pore-Clearing Face Scrub, Demelan Pimple Cream and Linotar PSE Moisturising Cream. I also received the Essence Shape Your Face Contouring Palette, Catrice NailLACQUER in GREYzy in Love, some L.O.V eyeshadow, a bottle of Dentyl Active mouthwash and G.U.M toothpaste.
Just in time for winter! I made use of my pair of Cape Mohair Ladies Leisure socks this weekend (the weather was pretty cold!) and they were so warm and comfortable.
clarins products from woolworths
faithful to nature bamboo straw
I can’t wait to use my new bamboo straw – thank you Faithful to Nature! I’ve been looking to invest in an environmentally friendly straw, so this brand has made this task a whole lot easier for me!
Tea and coffee, anyone?
oats in a cup
My mornings just got a whole lot tastier thanks to NutriStart Oats in a Cup. There were two flavours in my bag – green apple and cinnamon, and yoghurt flavour and berries. I’ll definitely be stocking my grocery cupboard with more NutriStart products!
goodies from kfc
KFC was one of the event sponsors, and there was a pair of headphones and a KFC branded sports towel in each goodie bag. Both items will come in handy, and now I have an excuse to hit the gym again!
bonus: hair voucher from stylish steppers
So technically this item wasn’t in my goodie bag. This was a lucky draw prize I won at the event. Thank you to Stylish Steppers for my hair treatment voucher. Nothing beats that feeling after having your hair done, so I’m looking forward to this treat!
If you’re a local blogger or influencer and you want to join the next ECMeetUp, you can find more information about the event here.