Usually this time of the month would be the July Rundown BUT as most of you probably know by now, my work means that I spent most of July living in a tent in the bush. So instead of me telling you all about sleeping in a swag, driving 4WDs and trying to avoid extreme sunburn, I thought I would tell you about the one time this month that I actually attended a blogging related event, the Sparkling Soirée!
This was the inaugural year for the Sparkling Soirée and it was held in Melbourne. I'm a Brisbane based gal but I had a little time off from living in a tent and it was very conveniently timed to coincide with the Sparkling Soirée. So I hopped on a plane (thank you Virgin Frequent Flyer program!) and jetted off to Melbourne for a long weekend.
I stayed in a super cute, heritage listed hotel right in the middle of the city (the BreakFree Heritage, if you're interested) and it was directly across the road from H&M, dream come true! I met up with Mel aka Melissa Bubbles and Kat from Kitsch Snitch, who very kindly showed me around their home city. We also filmed a few videos, you can check out KaBOOM! Cosmetics, Melissa Bubbles and Kitsch Snitch on YouTube to watch them all.
|My hotel from the outside, such a beautiful building!|
Now, on the to Sparkling Soirée! It was held at the Galley Room, a super chic function room with long leather couches and roaring fireplaces right near the river. When we arrived, we learned that Mel aka Melissa Bubbles and Jasmine from Sweetaholic Beauty had actually organised the entire thing, and what an amazing job they did too!
The day included a facial demonstration from Erin (The Beauty Box), a talk about John Plunkett Skincare, an interactive session with the Benebabes from Benefit (!!!) and a chat with Rochelle from LonVitalite.
And to top off the amazing day, we all got a fabulous goody bag, chock-full of amazing products to try out. BEST DAY EVER! I was really lucky to get to meet some of the wonderful beauty bloggers from Melbourne, they all made me feel to so welcome (check out Instagram using #sparklingsoiree for all the pics). I can't wait for the next installment of the Sparkling Soirée!