Over the weekend I attended the Dublin bloggers meet up organised by Samantha from All The Buzz (if you're not following her, go do so now! Her blog is a fantastic mix of beauty, lifestyle, health and showbiz news and she updates regularly so there's always a new post to read) where myself and 30 or so other bloggers were treated to three (!) amazing goody bags, delicious cupcakes, yummy food platters, a very generous raffle and some fabulous guest speakers! Phew!
Me, Michelle from Kandigloss and event planner extraordinaire, Sam!
It was lovely to chat to some people I knew already and some new (to me) bloggers. I came away with lots of blog links, all of whom you can check out in THIS post, written by Sam.
I've borrowed these photos, taken by professional photographer David McAuley (you can visit his website HERE) from Sam's page as I was so busy enjoying myself I forgot to take any proper photos! Anyway, I think you'll agree, it really was a special day.
Cupcakes by Monaco Cupcakes.ie (HERE)
I actually managed to take this one myself before demolishing the one on the right..nom nom.
Goody bags, top left and right (the pink bag was full of lovely items from Dublin based company The Cosmetic Outlet, check out their Twitter page HERE). Bottom left and right- raffle prizes which raised €150 for the chosen charity, Reach Out (a very important cause, helping those with mental health issues. You can look at their website HERE).
Left; Demonstration from Niamh Martin of Nima Brush (HERE), who very kindly gave everyone a beautiful Kabuki brush from her range. Right; Michelle Mc Mahon from Herdotie (HERE), gave a truly inspirational talk about utilising social media (she's actually convinced me to finally set up a Facebook page for the blog, so watch this space for that!). She was warm, funny and beyond helpful- I'm sure we all came away with a head full of tips to improve our blogs and I'm very excited about implementing some of those ideas!
It really was a fabulous day and a huge thank you again to Samantha (and the lovely Mona!) for all the hard work, thoughtfulness and organisation that went into everything. I can't wait for the next bloggers meet up!