Saturated Colour Blogger Meet Up

On Saturday 7th May I attended the Saturated Colour bloggers event along with many other local bloggers, which is always nice to see familiar faces from events before and meeting new bloggers. We all get along because we all have one huge thing in common, our love for blogging. I had met some other bloggers on twitter who I know would be going to the event via the #eSCexbbmeetup hashtag which was actually really great as we all got to speak and scope out who was likely to be at the SC event.

When we first arrived at the event we were greeted by the lovely SC ladies who gave us a name badge and names were printed in certain colours. We were told to remember what colour we are.

The meet up was based at SC main HQ (by the way it is absolutely beautiful, its in a lovely barn, that is so instagrammable) which is based in Stock, Essex.

The ladies from SC started off the event by giving us a talk and a show round of all the products and that they all are/do. Saturated Colour are a completely cruelty free brand and they also have a few vegan friendly products which I think is amazing.

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We then got to mingle and chit-chat around a main table in the middle of the beautiful main room which had 3 different kind of cocktails on all made with Vita Coco coconut water as Vita Coco sponsored the event. Sandwiches were laid out aswell as crisps & sweets.

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The reason why at the beginning of the event we had different coloured name badges was because we were going to be split up in to groups to do a competition, that being to create lip art on yourself which had to be done in  10 mins. Which at first I think we all found that quite daunting at first. I am not artistic whatsoever so this was going to be hard for me. They had laid out lips kits on the table, there was one per person and in the lip kits were various bold colours to create a look. I chose a kit which had a red lip vinyl which was called Lady In Red, an orange lip vinyl in the shade Magnetic Melon and a lipstick in the colour Caressing Red. There was pictures the SC girls had put up in the room of lip art to give us some inspo. I went for a red and orange ombre look. But its safe to say didn’t win the competition.

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We all had some pictures done at the selfie station which was really cool, we got to write on chalkboards what we had on our lips. I well and truly loved the Magnetic Melon I had on my lips, very bold and bright but perfect in the summer or on holiday with a tan!!

After all of that was done we got to browse the products again and pick anything up that we wanted to purchase, which I think we all did. I had to get my hands on that Magnetic Melon lip vinyl! After a talk and a thank you from the SC ladies that was it, the event was over. It went really fast, time flies when you are having fun.

Saturated Colour have some really amazing products which really stuck out to me which was:

  1. Make Me Matte Lipstick Mattifier – this kind of says it all in the name but if you have a satin/shiny finish lipstick that you wish was matte the Make Me Matte will do that for you
  2. Colour Switch – you apply the Colour Switch as a base and then your lipstick and blend them together and you will have a completely new shade. How cool is that?
  3. LIPStick – These lipsticks come in 12 different colours, so great variety. they are very pigmented and have such long staying power, i was so impressed.

You can shop online for all your Saturated Colour goodies and you can also pop in to the HQ where they have a shop. Their address, phone number and email are all on their website.

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We all left the event with a lovely little goody bag with 4 products in one of which was a very cute jar of  Vita Coco coconut oil. Which is always helpful because I love coconut oil and use it daily.

Go on and try some of their products, you’ll love them!

Thanks for reading as always,

Love From Liv xo

 

 

Facing My Fear Of Flying…

GOOOOOD FRIDAY YA’LL.

How pleased are we all that its Friday? I know I am.

So this post is going to be about that fact that in 7 days I am going to be facing my fear of flying… If you didn’t already get that from the title.

Since I have been suffering with Anxiety & Panic Attacks which has been 5 years now by the way, I have only been on a plane twice. When I went on a plane in 2013 to go to Turkey I was absolutely fine, I had no anxieties about it whatsoever until I was literally about to board the plane I just got myself in such a state, I had taken Diazepam and was waiting for it to kick in and make me mellow out. Finally it did and by that point I was so calm the plane was like the best place on earth. Funny how your mind can go from something being the worst most scariest thing in the world to the best most amazing thing ever… Haha.

On the plane home from Turkey I was not so calm before hand. I spent my weeks holiday in such a horrendous state of anxiety, I was worrying about the flight home the whole time I was away, which as you can imagine is not the most enjoyable thing to be doing. When we were at the airport our flight was delayed, I can’t remember how long it was delayed by but in my head this was the worst thing ever. I was trapped in this hot stuffy foreign airport and I couldn’t get out when I was panicking. As most people who suffer with anxiety or panic attacks the wait for something is always the worst. With my anxiety I always feel like I have to do something there and then before my mind eats away at me and I no longer have the confidence to do it. This is exactly why I did not deal with the plane being delayed which means more time to think = more time to panic.

I finally got on the plane and was crying, shaking and all other fun stuff that happens when you have a Panny A, the air hostesses both ways were absolutely fantastic and really understanding. At one point they let me come and sit on the floor where they cook the food and they shut the curtains around me so no one could see that I was having a panic attack. Which was very kind of them. They always came over to tell me when turbulence was expected and how long it was roughly going to be for. Yet again I had taken diazepam to ease my nerves so within half an hour on to the plane I was away with the fairies, loving my life.

Last year me and my partner decided to book and plan a holiday to the south of France, we decided we would drive, get the ferry and stay in hotels along the way until we reached our destination. What a great idea… I don’t have to deal with flying, yeah I had to deal with the ferry but in my head the ferry was going to be fine as I could walk around etc. But yet again my anxiety completely got the better of me when it came to going away, we ended up cancelling our trip about a month before.

A few months ago, my partner and I had a discussion and I said that I really would love to go to Dublin and it is probably the most appropriate flight for me to go on and get me back in to the swing of flying, with it being a short flight. So we booked it there and then. I have had no real feelings of anxiety towards the trip except for now, every time I think of the plane my stomach literally feel like it flips upside down and I just have this sheet of anxiety over me everyday. This time I really am not going to let it beat me, I have been to the doctors and stocked up on Diazepam for the flight. So hopefully if I take it all at the right times I should be absolutely fine!

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The thing is, I never ever used to be scared of flying. I used to love the entire experience, going to the airport and getting on the flight, I used to get such a buzz out of it and I used to love that holiday feeling. I think I just need to get myself back in to that head space of it being a really exciting time and not linking it with an anxious thing.

I am not scared of planes or what’s going to happen or any of the usual things that people are scared of when it comes to flying. My issues are that I cannot get off, when I am panicking I need to remove myself of my current surroundings and get outside. You absolutely cannot do that on a plane for obvious reasons. Which is the core issue in all of this for me. Also dealing with Claustrophobia doesn’t help when it comes to planes especially when I am dealing with all the anxiety and panic.

Hopefully I can put up a post in a few weeks time telling you all about the amazing time I had in Dublin and tell you all about the flight and my experience.

This will be such a massive achievement for me and huge kick in the dick to anxiety. I can say HA I beat you. What a feeling that would be…

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Keep all your fingers and toes crossed for me that it will all run smoothly!

Thanks so much for reading you lovely lot.

Love From Liv xo