Monday, 28 November 2016

SPOTLIGHT: Bloggers United AU Sydney Event...

Last Sunday was a very special day for me - I attended the Bloggers United AU Sydney Event at The Sheraton Four Points Hotel, Darling Harbour, and had an absolute ball. I've been aching to make it to one of these gatherings ever since BUA started in February 2015, and for once, the stars aligned so I could be there   Warning: picture heavy post!...
Bloggers United AU is the brainchild of Jasmine & Nikita to bring bloggers together to make new friends, increase their exposure, and in general provide a supportive community for the Aussie blogging world. They have representatives all round Australia, and on Sunday we had the absolute pleasure to meet the gorgeous Sydney representatives Rachel & Sarah, as well as Nikita from Melbourne...
I was over the moon to catch up with some of the fabulous friends I've made since I started blogging three years ago, and the first beauty I spotted when I arrived was the beautiful Ingrid from FabulousandFunLife This talented and lovely lady is a major player in the blogging world, from her first class, honest and informative posts to her weekly Monday Makeup Madness Link Up Party ...
I had no idea who would be attending, but I literally jumped for joy when I spotted the stunning Barbe from FashionistaInSuburbia. This woman is just plain gorgeous, and even more beautiful in person! Barbe's blog is THE place to go to for anything beauty related, but in my opinion, this gal is a magical stylist - if you're looking for inspiration for a makeover for your face, hair or wardrobe, then look no further ...
I was also super excited to see darling Leah from TemporaryPrincess again, but sadly somehow I didn't end up with a photo with this glam and unbelievably supportive babe - boo! And of course so many other lovelies (e.g. Amy from Bottled Beauty, Lily from Lily, Not Louise and Marisa from Marisa Robinson just to mention a few) that I've been chatting with for a while - awesome to have the opportunity to meet them all ...

The particular event was sponsored by BarryM, the No.1 UK cosmetic & nail brand, and we met their talented and superlicious representative Sammy from Bare Beauty. Her enthusiasm for the industry is totally infectious. I'm not all that familiar with BarryM brand, but that's about to change as it's available in BigW, and ridiculously affordable. Everyone was gifted with this cute-as makeup pouch, containing two divine nail polishes, and a Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit which isn't even on the shelves yet!...
After the initial champagne-fuelled meet-and-greet, we were treated to some highly informative talks by the panel of lovelies - these ladies sure know their blogging business, and I so appreciated them sharing their advice, and learning from their experiences There was something for everyone in these presentations, from beginners to long-time bloggers ...
Sarah, Nikita, Rachel & Sammy
We were also gifted with one of these yummy sweet treats from thedessertstudio especially made for the event - it was killing me not to eat it straight away (delicious vanilla shortcake), but I resisted so I could include it in the photo shoot above and below lol ....
We had lunch in between the sessions, and I thoroughly enjoyed inhaled the smorgasbord of tantalising international refreshments. This was followed by more advice from the panel experts, and then before we knew it, sadly it was time to wrap up the day. But not before we were given this amazing assortment of beauty products from a wide variety of brands. I'll be reviewing these products over the next few months...wait, who am I kidding, it will take me a year to get through all these!..
Way too many pictures for one post, so keep an eye out for my follow-up where I'll individually detail the products above. But for now, here's a teaser from Vani-T - Bronzing Silk Self Tan Cream with a tanning mitt that's like no other, it's so incredibly plush and soft like velour velvet...
The Mineral Lip Liner will get a work out this week, and how about this Mineral Lip Colour? I remember seeing one on another blog and thinking it was the ultimate in packaging - so glam and glossy, and that whoever designed this has their finger on the female pulse. I for one regard my lipsticks as the jewels in my makeup crown, and this one is literally a gem ...
I'm so thankful I was able to make it to one of these masterful gatherings, and honoured to be part of the Bloggers United AU community. Thank you Nikita, Rachel, Sarah & Sammy for a brilliant day - Jasmine, I'll catch up with you next time babe! ...

Take care of you,
kats xxx

P.S. Don't forget to check out Ingrid's Monday Makeup Madness Link Up Party 

24 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had a great day then! I'm REALLY going to have to get myself to a blogging event next year.

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    1. It was so good Shell - been wanting to get to one of these for many moons, and to meet some of my blogging pals was such a treat. Definitely rock up if you can xxx

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  2. Thank you Kat for the lovely shout out! I loved meeting you in real life. After reading and commenting on your blog for the last two years I felt like I knew you before I even met you.

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    1. Oh gosh Ingrid, me too - it's wasn't only fabulous to meet you, but to also hear your voice so when I read your articles I can "listen" to you too ♥

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  3. How absolute fun! I didn't know Barry M had face makeup - I love their polishes and lipsticks.

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    1. They name and the range are new to me Renu - great to know the lippies are good, I'm not a big polish wearer, but lipsticks, well that's a given lol xxx

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  4. What a fab time you had! It's awesome chatting with other bloggers and that's an impressive array of goodies. Glad you had fun!

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    1. Yes indeedy Di - chatting online is SO different to chin-wagging in person. Gosh it was so wonderful just to have the opportunity to give some of these gals a big hug ♥

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  5. Looks like you had a great time and isn't it wonderful to meet bloggy friends in the flesh!

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    1. You're darn tooting Beth - no comparison, and it was such a buzz to recognise them, although I kept calling them by their handle rather than their names lol, oops!

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  6. I really want to go to the next melb one. I missed out on tickets last time. Looks like fun.

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    1. Hope you can make it Alinta - I found the whole thing very informative and helpful as well as fun, and there's already such a bond between us bloggers hey xxx

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  7. Oh, Kat, you're just the loveliest, aren't you? It was so good to see you again, and that whole day was just amazing!

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    1. Sweetie I was SO happy to see you there, let's do it all over again very soon! ♥♥♥

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  8. Sounds like an amazing time was had by all! I too want to attend an event like this one day. They are always a distance for me to drive too and the stars just do not line up! But one day ;)

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    1. Tal I hear you - I think this was my 3rd or 4th attempt to get there, and something has always thwarted my efforts in the past. I had to work late the night before (again!) but this time I wasn't going to let it stop me xxx

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  9. I'm so happy for your Kat! It had to be great to meet these amazing people in real life. It's always great opportunity. And it seems like you had a lot of fun and got some good products as well. ;)

    Michelle Morchella

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    1. Thank you Michelle - you're a sweetheart, and yes it was a blast to actually talk to some of these gals that I've known for yonks, as well as make some new connections. The array of loot is awesome - I have enough blogging fodder for at least a year xxx

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  10. Looks like it was another fantastic Bloggers United event! I went to their Brisbane event earlier this year and it was a great event ♥

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    1. You betcha Angela! I've been drooling over every one else's event reports and haul pics for ages, so I'm kinda chuffed that I was able to make it, and be able to post my own report lol xxx

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  11. I am so so so glad you had a great time Kat! I really wish I could have been there in Sydney so that we could have finally met - alas, next time! Thank you for this gorgeous post and all your support! xx

    Jasmine / sweetaholic-beauty

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    1. It was so good Jasmine, but we missed you! We'll get together next time for sure - see you then hon ♥

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  12. it has been a hell of a week and I only just got to look through everyones posts. I loved meeting you Kat, you are just gorgeous. Next time i am up on the central coast (not avalon duh) i want to catch up with you. xoxoxoxo

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    1. Had a pretty gruelling one myself babe - it's that time of year lol! Total trip meeting you and would LOVE to see you again real soon - fingers crossed I'll be a whole lot closer to Sydney in a month, but I'll keep you posted about my whereabouts. Hugs! ♥

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