It’s such a happy coincidence that I’m writing this post today, when it’s the 6 month anniversary of this blog! Yippee! I know that’s only a little milestone, but considering it was only 10 months ago when I was still thinking, “I can never start a beauty blog”, please allow me to indulge myself in some self-love (the pat on the back kind, in case your mind was in the gutter)
To quote Amy, the adorable gal behind Things I Love, the MBBE is like a sorority. They have welcomed me into the group when I wasn’t even a beauty blogger yet, and now I consider them as my close friends integral in my life.
It was beyond awesome that I was invited to the 2011 Melbourne Beauty Blogger Event – organised by Val of Ponikuta and held at Miss Fox on 12th November.
Miss Fox is a gorgeous salon in Melbourne CBD that offers a range of cosmetic, therapeutic and grooming services, great beauty products and event venue hire. They generously treated us MBBE gals to super yummy Pimms, cupcakes, luxury hand massages, manicures and makeovers. It was such an indulgent experience and I have already enquired about holding a hen’s night for a soon-to-be married girlfriend.
After the pampering and a whole lot of chattering (and we are a talkative bunch!), we had the pleasure of listening to Kate Morris, the founder of Adore Beauty, about her journey as an entrepreneur who changed the landscape of the Australian beauty retail business. I have been a customer of Adore Beauty for many years, not just for the great array of brands but also their beauty services, online forum and product reviews.
The best thing is that Kate is that she is a makeup junkie who has a true passion for beauty, and the drive to make her dreams a reality. A serious case of girl crush here? You betcha!
We walked away with our arms full of goodies – provided by Miss Fox, Benefit, Lancome, Clinique, Kit Cosmetics, i.d. bareMinerals, Guinot, Illamasqua, YSL, Alpha-H, Dermalogica, Soap & Glory, KMS, Goldwell, POD Skincare, Estee Lauder, Bobbi Brown, Face of Australia and Prada fragrance.
In case you haven’t realised my affection for the MBBE bunch, I have to declare that my favourite part of the event was the company – these ladies are inspiring, smart, loving and beautiful. We laughed so much together and will continue to support each other through all our endeavours – blogging and everything else
MBBE 2011 attendees: Top L-R: Celina (Fables in Fashion), Me, Emma (Emmabovarybeauty), Norlin (Baubles, Bubbles and Bags), Mel (Ampersandmel), Stef (Girl with the Curious Nose), Jacie (You’ve Got Nail), Amy (Things I Love)
Middle L-R: Emily (Emilyquak), Val (Ponikuta), Molly (Molly’s Maquillage), Tine (Beautyholics Anonymous), Jess (Missjshopaholic), Maddy (Beauty by an Indian), Kimmi (The Plastic Diaries), Ling (The Best Beauty Blog), Akisa (Beauty Swatch)
Bottom L-R: Shizuka (Heartofpearl), Karyn (MsSparkleArkle), Melissa (MissMakeupLover1)
*Pictures credited to Brandon Cook.
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