cocktails with intu lakeside

I'm always happy to get involved with local events and organisations so when intu Lakeside invited me to their first ever blogger meet-up in celebration of their 25th birthday I was delighted! The event was held at Lakeside's very own '360 champagne and cocktail bar' at around 7pm in the centre. Bloggers from all over Essex came to enjoy a night full of competitions, cocktails and make-up tutorials from Urban Decay.


A talk was given by intu Lakeside's very own Personal Stylist, Carlene Noel ( which basically gave an insight to the latest trends including knee/thigh-high boots, sleeveless jackets, 70s prints and fur.

At around 8pm we were each given a cocktail menu. We were going to make our own cocktails! I chose a simple Cosmopolitan because I wanted to embrace my inner Carrie Bradshaw of course.

Okay so here I am pretending to be as good as the bar-tender, shaking my cocktail like there's no tomorrow. Apparently I wasn't shaking it properly and he soon had to take over...

And here was the ending product... how amazing do these look?!

Me with the lovely Hannah over at - check her out guys, she's lovely!

After cocktails was a chance to mingle with a few of the other bloggers. Travel bloggers, beauty bloggers, bloggers that write about everything, bloggers that do vlogging as well - you name it!

We were then introduced to a make-up artist from Urban Decay to show us the ins and outs of creating the perfect every day look.

All in all it was a great night and I got the chance to meet a variety of fabulous bloggers!

Can't wait to see what else intu Lakeside has in store for us.

All my love,

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