On Saturday I attended a fab bloggers meetup which was organised by the lovely Samantha from All The Buzz (if you haven’t checked out her blog yet, you should!). It was held in The Cellar in The Church bar in Mary Street which was a fab location.
Nearly 35 girls piled into the place to be greeted with amazing goodie bags from different beauty & skin care companies including a very generous one from Paul at The Cosmetic Outlet. We also nibbled on some absolutely delicious cupcakes from Monaco Cupcakes. Niamh from NIMA brush was also there to give a demonstration of her amazing brushes which I reviewed previously here. She also gave us a contour brush to try which was very generous of her and just from using mine today I have to say I’m in love with it!
There was also a raffle with some fab prizes including a hamper from the Cosmetic Outlet and some vouchers. €150 was raised for the very worthy charity Reach Out Ireland.
We also had a talk from Michelle McMahon, editor of online lifestyle magazine Her.ie I found it so interesting listening to Michelle and she gave us great tips and insight into what it takes to establish and grow your blog. She rightfully pointed out that online blogging is the future and women are looking less and less to printed media (magazines, papers etc.) for info on fashion and beauty and more to online bloggers and sites such as Her.ie as well as the numerous blogs out there. Most women want to see reviews and swatches for products before forking out their hard-earned money but, despite the recession, women still want to buy little treats to make them feel good about themselves. So I found that very inspiring and encouraging.
Overall it was a great afternoon which turned out to be a huge success, plus we all got to find more blogs to check out so it was very worthwhile. Thanks again to Samantha for organising it and to the various companies who donated the contents of our goodie bags of which I will be reviewing and blogging about soon! :-)