Monday, 29 June 2015

Glamour Affair Sydney 2015 Blogger Event

The recent Glamour Affair event in Sydney was absolutely amazing! 

What is Glamour Affair? I hear you ask! Glamour Affair was founded by Erin from 3B's blog (Baby, Beauty & Beyond) and writer/youtuber Melissa from Melissa Bubbles: Beauty, Fashion & Life.

Glamour Affair Founders Erin & Melissa

Glamour Affair organises blogger exclusive events that bring brands and PRs together in a casual environment perfect for socialising, and Glamour Affair definitely achieved these aims at their recent Sydney event.

The event was held at Beachside Dojo upstairs in Daniel San restaurant at Sydney's iconic Manly Beach. You couldn't ask for a more picturesque location.

Beachside Dojo terrace, Manly

Glamour Affair Sydney 2015

After some initial socialising with the 30 bloggers/vloggers present we were ushered to tables laden with goodie bags to listen to the brand presentations.

Have you ever seen more goodie bags than this in one location!!!!! We all walked away with 5 goodie bags each from the many generous brand sponsors! Warning: Loads of new product reviews coming up over the next few months!


Glamour Affair Sydney 2015

Glamour Affair Goodie Bags

Here's a photo of the combined contents of all the goodie bags I received! It was quite hard fitting it all into the one photo! 
I think I will be reviewing products from this photo for months! So much trialing of products and reviewing to be done!!! Love it!



Goodie Bags Contents
Some extra lucky bloggers/vloggers won even more goodies as prizes!


Extra prizes!

The first presentation was by celebrity makeup artist Shella Martin. Shella emphasised the importance of skincare, especially exfoliation and moisturising, for flawless makeup application. She demonstrated how Nuxe, Bioderma & Uriage derma-skincare products are the perfect complement to her makeup kit. Keep an eye out on my blog over the coming weeks for a more detailed post regarding some of these products!

Shella Martin MUA in Action
Sammy from Boe Beauty & Boe Professional, together with gorgeous Jordy Cannon, informed us about Boe Beauty and Boe Professional. Boe Beauty is an affordable budget cosmetics brand exclusive to Big W. They do not test on animals but maintain affordable pricing of $2 an item! Boe have also recently released their Boe Professional range of products. The products in this Professional range start from $4.95 upwards. A detailed review of Boe products to follow! Spoiler alert: I can't believe how good these products are for such a cheap price!!!!

Unfortunately my photo of Sammy and Jordy chopped their heads off! How did I do that??? So I have used a photo taken by Gery from Margarita Lipstick Beauty and Lifestyle Blog. Gery has also written a review of this event. You can check it out here.

Sammy Harper from Boe Professional and Jordy Cannon
Photo Credit: Margarita Lipstick Beauty & Lifestyle Blog
Gine & Aisling, the lovely ladies from Lush, next gave us the most deliciously scented demonstration of how to make mermaid water! They then helped relax us all by providing us with Lush massage bars and having us pair up to give the person next to us a totally relaxing and blissfully scented arm massage.

We also got to sample the Lush Popcorn Lip Scrub and Lush R & B Hair Moisturiser. Once again, keep an eye on my blog over the next couple of weeks for a more detailed review of these Lush products plus a couple of other Lush products we received in our Glamour Affair goodie bags!


Lush Demonstration
Lisa & Chantalle from cruelty free Australian brand Rosehip PLUS showcased their organic product range for us, including the new, convenient Rosehip Oil Skin Boost Roll-On. What a brilliant idea! This makes rose hip oil so easy and mess-free to apply when out and about! A review of these goodies will also be coming in the next few weeks! 

Rosehip PLUS Products.

Yong Li then introduced the premium Enbacci skin care brand and products to us, wearing an eye-catching Louis Vuitton dress. Unfortunately I was too busy admiring her outfit and listening to her spiel to take a photo! 

In conclusion, as you can see from the above, the Glamour Affair Sydney event was absolutely amazing! I want to say a massive thank you to Melissa and Erin from Glamour Affair for all the hard work they put into making this event the success it was and for inviting me along to attend!

To all the bloggers and vloggers pictured below who attended this event, I loved meeting you! You were all so gorgeous and lovely and welcoming. I wish I could have chatted to more of you but hopefully we will bump into each other sooner rather than later at another event! Fingers crossed!

Photo Credit: Glamour Affair
Which of these above listed brands & products appeals to you the most?

xxx
Ingrid

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72 comments:

  1. Wow, sounds like a fantastic event! And all those beauty goodies! Looking forward to your upcoming reviews :)

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    1. It was absolutely amazing! It's hard deciding what to review first! #firstworldbeautybloggerproblems

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  2. What a wonderful event. So many goodies and invaluable info you would have heard. Thank you for sharing, looking forward to your upcoming reviews :)

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    1. Thanks Michelle! I did gain invaluable information about the brands present. I love learning about new products I haven't used before, that I can then share with everyone on my blog.

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  3. Wowsers! That looks like a sensational event Ingrid. I've not heard of Glamour Affair until now. Thanks for keeping me up to date. Great post and a great day, no doubt.

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    1. I think this was Glamour Affair's first Sydney event but I could be wrong on that. They have previously organised events in Melbourne and will be visiting other states in the future.

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  4. OH WOW! Those goodie bags look amazing. What a great event. I especially love the blue hair of that woman. Totally rocking it. #teamIBOT

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    1. I had total hair envy of Shella Martin! I wish I could rock blue hair like her!

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  5. What a huge haul of goodies, looks like a great event

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    1. I learnt so many great tips from the participating companies. I'll be sure to pass these tips along on my blog posts when I review the various fabulous products.

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  6. Sounds like a fun day was had by all! What a great goodie bag! The Lush demo would have been fab!!!

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    1. I'm trialling the various Lush products currently and I absolutely love them! I've probably never smelt better either! :)

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    2. I've read five reviews of the event, it sounds like an awesome day was had! Not to mention the amazing goodie bag!!

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  7. Wow that looked like heaps of fun! DF xoxo


    www.doaner-fide.com

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  8. Sounds like a fab day and what an amazing haul! Look forward to the reviews!

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    1. I've taken loads of photos already and am still trialing the products! Reviews to follow, probably starting in two weeks time!

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  9. It was an amazing event, wasn't it? And it was lovely seeing you again!

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    1. It was lovely seeing you again too Leah!

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  10. Looked like a perfect day! Those products will have you reviewing for about a year! :D Not at all a bad problem to have. ;) I will have to organize myself to attend next year if they hold it again, it would be amazing to meet so much talent and inspirational bloggers & vloggers! xx

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    1. What state do you live in Candy? I think Glamour Affair travel to different states to host these events. Having so many products to review is a good thing but it is also stressing me as to which fabulous product I should start with! I want to review them all now! They are all such amazing products!

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  11. Sounds like a great and educational event! :) It's great you got so many new products to try after it too, seems very worthwhile to attend!

    Away From The Blue

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    1. The event was so informative! I learnt heaps, met loads of other beauty bloggers and received great products to trial, review and blog about!

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  12. I'm crushing on Shella's hair! Love it! And love all the goodie bags, what a bonus!

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    1. I wish I could rock blue hair as well as Shella! She totally rocks it!

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  13. That looks like a whole lotta fun. Nice loot!

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    1. Meeting other bloggers and learning about new products is always fun!

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  14. Sounds like a great event and what a goodie bag.

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    1. I love meeting other bloggers and learning about products I haven't tried before. It was an amazing day!

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  15. Looks like a lovely event and how nice to have that camaraderie with like-minded bloggers!

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    1. Glamour Affair did a great job organising such a lovely event!

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  16. Sounds like it was quite an event! Thanks for sharing it with us and thanks for linking up at the Weekend Blog Hop on My Flagstaff Home.

    Jennifer

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    1. Glad to have found your blog & link up Jennifer!

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  17. Ingrid what an enormous haul of goodies! I am in love with Shella's blue hair and after a recent facial I totally agree that skincare is the most important step for good looking makeup. I had been neglecting exfoliation and I have added it back in with a big old hit of moisturiser (and taking my makeup off before bed) BAM - clean and clear skin. Easy. Cant wait to see all your reviews. Bron x

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    1. Shella not only looked fabulous she had brilliant advice!

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  18. That looks like such an awesome day, think Brisbane should be next on your list. xx N

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    1. Follow Glamour Affair's instagram - you never know when they will decide to go to Brisbane!

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  19. Looks amazing!
    Who doesn't love a goodie bag too!!
    I love that skin care is highlighted as important and I would love to learn more about it and applying make-up and things personally.

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    1. In about a month or so I'm hoping to publish a post detailing more of Shella's advice on using skincare to ensure we have a good canvas to work our makeup magic on!

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  20. Now that was a glam affair alright, and shesh that goodie bag, score! And I'm with Nikki, I can't wait for one in Brisbane!!!

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    1. Keep an eye out, you never know when they'll decide to visit Brisbane!

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  21. Wow that looks like an amazing and fun event! I wish I got a goodie bag from that event!

    Chelsea
    Ginger Side of Life

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    1. I'll be reviewing these fabulous products for the next couple of months! Love it!

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  22. That looks like so much fun and that massage sounded just... lush!

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  23. What a fun event! I'd love to go to a blogger event but I always miss them like a day late. Hah. You got some really great goodies in your bag too. Happy Saturday!

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    1. It's a pity there aren't more blogger meet ups. I love meeting and chatting to other bloggers in real life!

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  24. Wow this looks like a great and fun event!!! I just recently went to my first blogger event and I had the best time! :-)
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    1. Blogger events are the best! Bloggers just "get" each other! I had to laugh at one stage where almost every blogger in the room had their camera/phone out snapping away!

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  25. Looks like you must have had a blast at this event! And, look at all that loot!! <3

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    1. You'll be seeing reviews from this event for months!

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  26. Wow - that looks like so much fun! Familiar view to me too! My sister lives at Balgowlah - just up the hill from Manly! :-)

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    1. Are you local to the Northern Beaches too Min?

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  27. such a great event :) I am still overwhelmed by the amount of goodies received!! Thanks for another link up party!

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    1. You're most welcome Lily! I love hosting the link ups! Thanks for joining in the fun! I look forward to reading your reviews of all the goodies too!

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  28. Oooh love all the lush goodies in those bags! Absolutely love skincare stuff and cosmetics. You won't need to buy anything for around 12 months!

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    1. I love the Lush products too! That's what I will be blogging about next week!

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  29. I'm still going through my goodie bag from the Melbourne event back in Jan! Looks like you had a fabulous time!

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    1. Thanks for visiting my blog Anjelique! I will be going through my goodie bag for months also, trialing the products and writing reviews on the products! One very happy beauty blogger here!

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  30. Sounds like a really great day out!

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    1. Very informative, very fun, very social!

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  31. Wow, super spoilt. Looks like a wonderful event all round.

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    1. Definitely super spoilt with fabulous goodies to blog about!

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  32. Boe sounds great, I will have to check it out at BigW next time I am there. The rosehip oil sounds good too. What a fab event! You lucky thing :)

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    1. I was surprised at how good Boe products are, especially considering their cheap price! I will definitely be buying more of their range in the future!

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  33. You lucky girl, seems like a fabulous event. Not just on account of the goodies (which of course, are amazing) but more the ability to network with other bloggers. I hope to have such opportunities one day. They don't hold events like that here - of any kind of blogger event for that matter. It's not really a big thing and I'm pretty much the only Blogger I know in my niche where I from (Bahamas). I think there may be a few food bloggers though. :-)


    Beauty Isles | An Island Girl's Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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    1. I did appreciate meeting a room full of other beauty bloggers. It's wonderful chatting to others who share the same passion for blogging and beauty!

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  34. Yeah dear, this is really a wonderful idea. I am also working with a local event planner and I will give these ideas to him too for selecting best Los Angeles event venues. So thank you so much for sharing it here.

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    1. I hope your event in LA is equally as successful!

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  35. Sounds like a brilliant event hon, and a raging success - gosh the loot alone says a lot about the support these gorgeous gals are receiving ♥

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    1. The work that Erin & Melissa must have put in to pull this event together must have been massive. All whilst still running their own blogs also!

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  36. Thanks for the photo credit! Im still reminiscing on the event, was such a fun day! :)

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