Saturday, 26 October 2013

Dublin Meet-Up!

Hey everyone!

This post is a week late, but better late than never! Last Saturday I was at my second ever blogger meet up, organised by the lovely Sam of All The Buzz. It was a great day, enjoyed by all.

The first 20 bloggers to arrive where presented with not one, not two but THREE goody bags full of amazing products. Paul from The Cosmetic Outlet kindly donated 20 bags, which contained 5 full sized products. The brands in each bag varied, and I got some lovely products from GOSH.

The second bag was one from Healthpoint Ltd and was filled with some lovely skincare products, lip balm and mascara, all from Derma V10. The body butter I got in this bag is one of the most incredible things I have ever smelled and it left my skin feeling incredibly soft!

The third bag was filled with a lot of different things given by a few different companies. Inside there was a Keratase product, donated by Peter Mark, a make up bag of skincare products from Nimue Skincare, a full sized bottle of self tan from Baby B Browne, samples from Neals Yard Remedies, two full sized beauty bars from Dove, a face mask from Anatomicals, Oriflame Oxygen Boost Day Shield and Matrarrana samples from Wapo.

There were also cupcakes from Monaco Cupcakes and I have to say, they were absolutely amazing. I had one of the chocolate ones and it was one of the best cupcakes I have ever had. Definitely need to go find the shop and get some more of them!

After about an hour or so of mingling with the other bloggers, we were treated to a make-up demonstration from Niamh Martin of Nima Brush, who was also gave a demonstration at the last blogger meet up I was at. After she finished with her demo, she gave us all a kabuki brush from one of her collections, the Elite collection and she also sent me one of her Nima Mitts, which was what she had given everyone at the last meet-up. I had missed out on the mitt since I had left early that day and upon mentioning this to Niamh, she kindly offered to send one out to me, which arrived on Tuesday morning! Thank you Niamh!

After Niamh's demonstration, Michelle McMahon from came to chat with us for a while. She told us about how she landed the position of editor of, and she gave us loads of tips on how to make our blogs more successful and how to utilise social media. She was also happy to answer any questions we had about these topics.

Last of all came the raffle, which was in aid of Reach Out Ireland. There were some amazing prizes up for grabs, including an amazing Urban Decay hamper donated by The Cosmetic Outlet (I think it's safe to say we all had our eyes on this one!), a €100 Dundrum voucher, a Neals Yard Remedies hamper and a few others. I wasn't lucky enough to win anything, but congrats to all the ladies that did win!

I had a really great time at the meet-up, it was lovely to meet some more bloggers and to chat with some that I had met at the last meet-up. I can't wait for the next one! (Yes, I am going to say this after every single one :P)

Thanks again to Samantha for organising the whole thing! Check out her blog if you want to know even more about the event, including the list of all the other bloggers who attended!

Well, that's it for now. I hope you all enjoy the long weekend!

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  1. wow sounds like a brilliant day!! glad you had fun :)

    1. It was! Had so much fun and met so many other bloggers, who were all so nice!