SummerMBeauty Blogger Event17:53
I sometimes get invited to blogger events, but don't attend, because well, I'd have to drive two hours in one direction to attend an hour or two long event. It's not cots worthy and it can be time consuming. When I got invite to SummerMBeauty (btw, love that word play they created), which was happening in Maribor (hallelujah!), I was excited and definitely wanted to attend.
|Photo by Miša Margan|
Let me just say that I didn't expect anything as good as it turned out to be. Event was located at bar Luft, which is apparently a new hot spot in Maribor. I can see why, I'd say it's kind of fancy (I love to use that word a lot these days). It has an amazing view of Maribor, all glass walls and a nice ambient. We also had our group photo shooting on their terrace and it's just as spectacular as you'd think.
|Photo by Matjaž Malenšek|
It was my first huge blogger event and I was trying to match faces with blogs. Looking back at it, I am kind of sad, I didn't talk to more bloggers. It was a fairly big group and we paired ourselves into mini groups since most of them already knew each other. It was definitely a new experience spending day with fellow beauty lovers and learning beauty related stuff.
Our organizers spoiled us with products all through the event and thanks to amazing sponsors we were in beauty mood all the time. We all got a few bits from Oriflame, Essence and Catrice in the beginning. A very cute personal touch came from Majuška and it was hand made summer themed necklace with our names and blog name. Such a nice memory from the event. On the sofas we're already some super cute Babushka notebooks and De Le Roi products. While we were admiring the view from terrace and making selfies, some brands were lining up their products for us to try out, chat with them and again get rotten spoiled with some free gifts. Beauty market was full of different types of brands, something for everyone. Some smelled amazing, others looked amazing and it was refreshing to get a first hand information from brand representatives.
|Pomurje gang from left to right/top to bottom: me, Tatjana, Sabina, Larisa and Neža|
|Photo by Ajda|
We also got some very photogenic refreshments called Luftarca. I definitely recreated these at home. To switch things up and get us to be a bit involved and social, we also had a few contests going on. We had certain props and were asked to create unique and fun photos representing that brand. It was fun to create something at the spot and I actually won in one of the categories and got Brutus Clothing shirt. Yay! The idea came up, when I was trying to get a selfie with the beard prop and Sabina was photo bombing my photo. I think Neža said that this looked super funny and Tatjana joined the photo. Group effort success.
|Photo by Ajda|
In the beginning we had makeup workshop with Sabrina from Many loves by Sabrina. She showed us how to contour and highlight, since this is still very popular technique. I was more interested in the products that she was using, because the technique I already saw before. At the end Nives from Kozmetični salon Beauty told us more about permanent makeup. I was actually surprised in what ways it can be used, but didn't find it attractive enough for me to ever try it, since I love to change my makeup really often.
All through the day we also had an official entertainer (as I would call him) and it was Tim Kores Kori. I'm sure Slovenian readers know him. He was actually a bit lost in all the makeup galore and it was kind of funny. I also think he was definitely trying to light up the room, when we were getting a bit tired and was great ice breaker in the beginning.
Last, but definitely not least, we have to talk about the organizers of the event: Sindiana from Sindiana Jones, Aleksandra from Aleksandra Rose, Ajda from Nyx's beauty blog and Nina from LunxxChi Beauty & Lifestyle. My hat goes off to you for organizing such a big event for a big group of bloggers. From my personal experiences, I know how hard it is to organizer any kind of event and what small details you have to cover and think of. Many wouldn't even organize it, because it would be too much work. So kudos for your organization and I definitely hope that I'll see you all again next year.
|From left to right: Nina, Sindiana, Kori, Ajda and Aleksandra|
Photo by Matjaž Malenšek
At the end organizers bombarded us with more goody bags and it was definitely a bit overwhelming. Let's just say that we have more than enough products for future reviews.
Thanks to all the amazing sponsors: 1001dar, 4kidsandus, AlpStories, Aroma Herbal, Avon, Babushka, Brlogarka, Brutus Clothing, CD, DashBox, De Le Roi, Dvorec Trebnik, Essence/Catrice, Essentiq, Etre Belle, Everet, Guerlain, Henkel, Herbio, LCDM, Ličila.si, Luft, Mala Črna Oblekica, Malinca, Many loves by Sabrina, MediForma, Nivea, Nives Versa Šorli, Paula's Choice, Rosena, Sanolabor, Skin Truth, Soraya, Super Obrok, Tim Kores, Union (Nula), Venera Kozmetika, VilaVita/Vital Market, Zelišča Cvetka, Zisha, Fotograf Matjaž Malenšek, Miša Margan, Glina.si.