And why not when you are privileged enough to be invited to the inaugural Melbourne Beauty Blogger's Event (MBBE)? - a real life meet and greet session with the other gorgeous beauty bloggers rather than our usual twitterland gatherings. It was also an opportunity to share our stories whilst we recognise and celebrate the contributions bloggers make to the beauty publishing industry.
Valerie @ Ponikuta.com was the ingenious mastermind behind the event and single-handedly planned and organised the epic task. I'm telling you, getting 18 beauty bloggers together in the one room is no mean feat!
|Image courtesy of Steph|
We were treated to wonderful sandwiches, cheeses and nibblies from Earl Canteen (their macaroons are to die for!), and coconut drinks from Nudie (very different from the Asian styled ones I'm used to), and in between chats and bites, we were indulged with hand massages (oh so relaxing) and jelly crystal foot massages.
|Image courtesy of Celina|
What's a bloggers' gathering without photos right? We took plenty of our own while a pro wandered around and snapped our mug shots. I can't wait to see those photos as I wasn't able to be as happy snappy due to failure on my part to bring a fully charged camera and my battery ran out of juice mid-way (DOH!).
|With the lovely Violet (Voilet Le Beaux), who served up advice on how to get volume on hair like hers|
|Beauty Bloggers Celina, Tine, Nadia, Akisa, Violet|
The mingling was in full swing before we were gathered around for a wonderful speech opened by Valerie which was met by thunderous applaud for her top efforts in organising the event.
|Organiser extraordinaire Valerie|
|Sandi on how to enter the Publishing industry|
After bidding our goodbyes and trading contact details with the promise of a next gathering in the very near future, Valerie sent us home with not one, not two, nope, not even five but wait for it... SIX amazing bags full of goodies. It weighed a tonne and I was sure looking for a trolley to wheel it back to the car.
|Preview of just some of our goody bags|
Again, a big thank to you Valerie for going to all the trouble to co-ordinate and host such an awesome event. She is a wonder-woman I tell you.
You can read more about the day on the other beauty bloggers posts linked below:
- Akisa's account
- Indulgent Reviews' version
- Holly's chronicle
- Beautyholics Anonymous' story
- Fables In Fashion's tale
- The Lip Print's report