Friday, 11 December 2009

Aussie Girls Night Out – Manchester!!

You always know you’ve had a good night when you wake up in the morning with a banging headache and several photos on your camera you cant quite remember taking. Last night was a prime example of this.

I was lucky enough to be invited to the Aussie Girls Night Out Party in Manchester last night. I don’t often get opportunities to go out drinking that often, so when the lovely Nicola invited me to go along I said yes straight away.

I havn’t previously been involved with the Aussie Campaign, but wowee what a way to get on the wagon. Last night was genuinely not only by far the best Bloggers Event I’ve attended, but it was the best night out me and Karen have had for a long time.

The party was held at The Hula Bar and Tiki Lounge in Manchester,  which was a little tricky to find considering Karen and I have only ever been to Manchester once haha!  After walking around trying to use my satnav on my iphone  for an hour and asking several passers by we finally found it. Then the fun really began.

We were the first to arrive and were greeted my the gorgeous people at 1000 Heads, Lisa, Lauren and Emma. The evening started with champers, but I’m not a huge fan so proceeded straight to the raspberry vodka and lemonade complete with a real raspberry! Shortly after lots of other girls arrived and the amazing Lina from Illamasqua arrived to do our make up (she was also at the Illamasqua Event) We got false lashes the works. I absolutely loved what she did with everyone’s make up, she was lovely to chat to and super talented.

SDC11405 The gorgeous Lina chatting to Sinead!

Not long after this Simon the butler arrived, dressed in a lifeguard get up he did a fabulous job of supplying us with cocktails and shots ALL night. I kid you not girls I’m not quite sure how I managed to drink so much! There was also a magician who was completely freaking everyone out with his crazy skills! Pulling cards out of his mouth?? Yeah that’s what I’m talking about haha!

SDC11407 Simon our Butler for the evening!

The cocktails were also out of this world, I’ve never seen anything like it! By the end of the night I was sat hugging a barrel and drinking it to myself haha.


Volcano Cocktail, yes that’s right its a cocktail!!


Another Coctail in the form of a Barrell and some yummy nibbles


Yep… More Cocktails!!



It true Kelanjo style we were the first to arrive and the last to leave. I met so many amazing girls who I maybe wouldn’t have had the chance to speak to and get to know if it had been a larger event, or maybe based in a different location. Everyone was truly lovely, and the focus was on bloggers having a nice time, chilling out and getting to know each other. There was no product pushing of any sort, we received a cute vanity case with a few bits and bobs in, and there was just a real feeling of having a “Girls Night Out!”

SDC11392 Pheobe, Karen, Me.

SDC11393 Me and the lovely Lauren from 1000Heads

SDC11397Phoebe, Emma from 1000Heads and Me.

SDC11409 Phoebe, Me and Kat.

SDC11410 The gorgeous Lisa from 1000Heads, Sinead, Me and Briony.

SDC11404 Evidence of the food/cocktails/shots we left behind haha!

So in the end Me, Karen, Kat and her fella Mark left and went our separate ways, Karen and I staggered to the train station (at this point  may I add we had absolutely no idea where the hell we were going) and tried to find our boyfriends who had come to pick us up thank god. However once we actually got to the station, it took us a further 25 minutes to find them, and in the end up it was a lovely police man that helped us to track them down. Oh lordy it was so funny!!

I finally got home at around 2am and proceeded straight to bed. This morning once I came round a bit I spent 20 minutes on the phone with Karen remembering how amazing the whole night was. Thankfully I didn’t make too much of a fool of myself…  I hope ;) and as I type I’ m sat in bed nursing a terrible hang over thinking what a brilliant night.

I really hope there are more events like this, it was absolute perfection!




  1. Aw sounds like such a fun night! Gotta love a good girls night out :). xo

  2. Such an amazing night! I had no idea you were just around the corner from my area :P See you soon!

  3. Aw, hope you feel better soon! I was invited but had to work and had a balll last night, and I was in such a bad ood that I couldnt go. I knew it was going to be so much fun!! Hope they do some more events. Thanks for the post :) Emma x

  4. Im so gutted I couldn't get a babysitter and go :( looks like I missed out on a fabulous night :(

    Glad you all had a ball though!


  5. damn i'd have gone if i knew you were going!!!

  6. Wow you've gone brunette i;m sure you were a blonde before :s? Really suits you x

  7. What a great night, it was lovely to meet everyone.

    It has to be said that Simon looked even better in a suit *swoon*


  8. Sounds like you had a great nite :)


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