For the last three months my good friend Samm and blogger Alisha Valerie have been working on the Liverpool Period Project, or LPP for short. After discovering that shelters, such as The Whitechapel Centre in Liverpool, often cannot afford to supply feminine hygiene products for female visitors, the pair decided to raise money and awareness by hosting a bloggers event.
The event was held in Dough Bar restaurant on Skelhorne Street, just across the way from Lime Street Station and 5 minutes walk from St John’s Square. As it’s a student haunt, residing below student accommodation, its clientele has an influence. Draped in nostalgia, Dough Bar is home to several vintage games machines such as Space Invaders, WWF Wrestling (which I spent too long playing) and Star Wars pinball. It’s a rustic, comfortable place that I immediately fell in love with. I can’t wait to bring Mr à La Mode. No doubt he’ll try to beat me at Street Fighter and he will fail. #champion
The food and drinks are reasonably low-priced for Liverpool City Centre (everything was under a tenner and cocktails were 2 for £5! See their menu here). The staff supplied us with a gorgeous buffet of house pizzas, salads and assorted fries including my fave sweet potatoes. And although I wasn’t on the ald alcohol, I still enjoyed several of the lovely mocktails that the friendly bar staff had created especially for the occasion. Dreaming of you, Starburst ❤
Samm and Alisha (and co) set up the bar area in pink and white, hung balloons and even had little place cards for us all. I adored the small touches. They put so much effort into the event and it truly showed.
Us bloggers brought donations of pads, tampons, hygiene products, underwear etc and also some of our own stuff for the Yard Sale. As one person’s trash is another’s treasure, we piled our unwanted goods onto a table and applied the buy for what you think its worth method, all money going to The Whitechapel Centre. I picked myself up a Beauty Formulas Rejuvenating Facial Mud Mask for £1.50 that I can’t wait to try.
On arrival, we had the chance to mingle, then settled down into an intro from Samm and Alisha. After this, we had a talk from TearDrop Designs who were there with a display of their gorgeous hand-made wish bracelets and necklaces. They had also designed a special #LPPEvent Bracelet for the day, all the proceeds going to charity. Of course, I picked myself up one.
Michelle from The Body Shop at Home also had a chat about what she does and the products she supplies. She later hosted several competitions, including creating a bin bag LBD and the chance to win a facial for you and five friends.
We played grown-up pass the parcel, had a raffle in which everyone won at least two prizes (the best games are when everyone gets a treat) and had a general knowledge quiz won by yours truly, for the first time ever I might add. I got myself a pack of Spectrum make up brushes and almost died at their total loveliness. Well maybe not died, but there was definitely some intense swooning going on.
LOOK AT MY PRETTY BABIES
The event ended at 4pm with the handing out of enormous goody bags. Samm and Alisha contacted dozens of brands that supplied us with innumerable treats that I’m so excited to start using and reviewing.
The brands involved with the event were:
- All That Glam
- Beau XOXO
- Body Embrace
- Busaba Liverpool
- Charming Beads
- Hollywood Bowl Liverpool
- Hot Water Comedy Club
- Imperial Candles
- Me Now/True Lips
- Monster Parties
- Penny Rose Home & Gifts
- Pink Parcel
- Serendipity Crafts
- Talking Tables
- The Body Shop
- The Chocolate Cellar
- This Material Culture
- Unipack Bags
- Yankee Candle
- Yoshi Bags
- Yo! Sushi
Overall, this was a fantastic event for a good cause and I’m so grateful to have been a part of it. Samm and Alisha did the blogging community and Liverpool proud.