Little miss make up
Hello my lovelies,
So I am finally getting a chance to tell you all about the amazing Irish blogger agency launch lunch I went to on the 26th of September. Which was held in the gorgeous doubly tree by Hilton hotel in Dublin.
Here I added a photo of myself all ready to head off to the event. I stayed in Dublin in the Clayton hotel with my Mam and aunt. We made a girls weekend of it as I was travelling so far and with my illnesses I wouldn't of been able to travel and attend the event and travel home all in the one day. So we went to Dublin the day before the event and came home the day after.
On arriving at the hotel I went upstairs to where the event was been held. I checked in and got my lovely badge, I felt so important with my badge haha. The gorgeous sinead o Carroll founder and CEO of the Irish blogger agency greeted me with a big hug. I love hugs and it made my day getting a hug of her she is honest such a lovely person. I'm so happy to be part of the Irish blogger agency and having sinead as CEO and founder is a bonus.
I was so nervous going on my own but everyone where so nice and welcoming. Sinead brought me over to get some of the Solaris tea which where one of the sponsor for the day. I can't remember the girls name but she was so nice and helpful. As ye know I can't have caffeine so she fixed me up some decaf herbal tea and it was so nice.
I went and sat down and met a few people and got chatting which was lovely. I really enjoy meeting new people and hearing there stories.
I went and got my hands on some of the issies handmade chocolates and OMG they are delicious. Issies handmade chocolates where also a sponsor and me been a total chocoholic absolutely loved stuffing my face with chocolate. I seen sinead o Carroll going around at one stage with a tray of the chocolates so I'm wasn't the only one in aw over them haha.
We went into the room for the event and we had this lovely display of goodies on the tables. I sat up the front with some lackey people I had been talking to outside. The talented Rebecca lawless from beccalawlessmua. She's an amazing make up artist. The lovely Aimee marie Hayden and her boyfriend Shane Walsh. Both bloggers Aimee is at aimeemariehayden.com and Shane is outsidr.ie.
Inside the blank canvas boxes which we couldn't wait to open where three brushes and the amazing master series one palette. The excitement of getting that palette I honestly felt like it was Christmas. It was an amazing gift to get at an event. We also got a so fragrance which smell so nice. We got a €500 off voucher from David McConnell orthodontists.
Here is the beautiful and amazing SInead o Carroll. Sinead gave a overview of the Irish blogger agency and what the Irish blogger agency will do for us by helping us connect and collaborate with brands. She also introduced the power team who will be holding different workshops. The workshops must be paid for but members of the Irish blogger agency get a discounted price
So first up from the power team we had Roger Tiger Burrows. I had met roger outside when we where chatting and enjoying the Solaris tea he was so nice and came and introduced himself and asked about my blog. He also then followed me on social media. He is like a motivational god. Listening to him just makes you want to achieve everything in life. He tells us on how we can achieve our dreams by determination and working for it. Never give up.
Heres Roger again with a brilliant quote he had up.
Next we had guest speaker the lovely Kate kelly author of pure Irish sugar blog and PR and marketer for Cocoa Brown tan. She told us how you can make a career out of blogging. How we can benefit from been members of the Irish blogger agency and how the Irish blogger agency will help us connect with brands and to do collaborations.
Next from the power team we had the lovely Joanne Sweeny Burke who is a digital trainer. Joanne was telling us about her daughter who's 21 and seriously she doesn't look like she could have a 21 year old daughter. She will be holding some workshops which include blogging for business, online PR strategy. She's such an inspiration business woman, someone you can look up to and inspire you to achieve your best in life.
We had a lunch break where we went down to the bottom of the room. There was two competitions this one was to take a photo with the Invisalign Smile. The prize was a €1000 invisalign voucher.
Photo by John Walsh Photography
Here is myself, Eileen o drioscal who won the Invisalign voucher and OMG I can't for the life of me think of the other ladies name I know she's an amazing MUA and I follow her social media sights but my brain is so bad especially been on so many medication so I'm sorry I can't think of you name but she's so nice.
There was also a competition to win one of three gorgeous Sundial watches.
Here is myself and the lovely Avril from A paler shade of beauty. I was so excited to meet this amazing lady. Avril was a winner of one of the lovely sundial watches. You should check out her blog. Avril suffers from Lyme disease and she's so amazing and inspiring and such a strong woman.
Here from left to right is Aimee marie Hayden, Rebecca Lawless, myself and Eileen o Drioscoll I screeshottwd this photo from Rebecca's Snapchat. Was so nice to meet these lovely ladies and hopefully we all get to meet again soon.
On the lunch break we enjoyed some more of the Solaris tea along with some buiscuits and scones. I met a lovely gentleman on the lunch break who has a company called wacky booky and they make children's book but you design the book and write the story and add photos. I think it is an a amazing idea and I can't wait to design a book for my little cousin who's two.
Another member of the power team is Suzie Mahony. Suzie has her own company designing and making occasion hats. She will be holding workshops also on time management.
I was slacking a bit after lunch as I was so tired so I don't have photos of the next speakers but I will tell you about them.
We had guest speaker Kieron- the Galway player. He is just hilarious, what a character. Kieron is a male grooming and fashion blogger. He spoke about social media, how to benefit from it and what platforms are best. He told a hilarious story about a friend of he's and she has a 'fine arse' he's words and he took a photo of her bottom in a pair of jeans. He put the photo on Instagram and I can only guess he got a lot of traffic from it.
We then had guest speaker Veruska Anconitano who is a lovely Italian lady. When she moved to Ireland she wanted to share her cooking and recipes with family back home so she started a blog. She know best one million hits a month on her food and travel blog 'La cuochina sopraffina'. Telling us how she worked with Jamie Oliver and other chefs from her blog which clearly is amazing. She's just goals and she gives me determination and shows it can be done you can get one million hits a month you just need to work for it.
Kayanne Horgan spoke next and my tired little brain wasn't working well and I didn't write notes but kayanne will be holding workshops as she is a member of the power team.
I mentioned most of the sponsor for the day but forgot to mention So fragrance who gave us all a body of there fragrance which I must say smells so nice. Bank of Ireland also sponsored the day.
John Walsh Photography
Another photo I robbed from the Irish blogger agency page. I'm in it so I had to have it. I had an absolute amazing day and I want to thank all the amazing people I met and especially Sinead who's just so nice and I'm delighted to be part of her blogger agency. I have already been sent emails on brands looking to collaborate. Sinead sends me brands and emails that are in my blog categories. You wount be sent something for parenting if you are a beauty blogger. You will be sent emails relevant to your blog. It costs €50 to be a member of the Irish blogger agency for the year which is amazing and I think really cheap.
So so thanks again Sinead can't wait to meet again. Hope the cork event so well as I know it will.
Thanks so much for reading, hope he enjoyed this blog post.
Lots of love,
Little miss make up xox.