Imagine this - you have a hobby that allows you the chance to mix and meet with other like-minded people, and you also get to play with all sorts of fun makeup and body products, sometimes bought, sometimes given. That's me when it comes to blogging! When I started this about 3 years ago, I never thought that it would turn into this amazing, fun filled, occasionally stressful thing I would do on the side. It's given me the opportunity to meet some of the loveliest girls from varying age groups and backgrounds, which just proves one thing - beauty is ageless.
Run by two very clever chickies in Melbourne, each state that they've visited have their own representatives, and what they really aim to do is combine brands with bloggers and empower bloggers to be absolute girl bosses - what's not to love? I got the chance to mingle with some of my favourite online girls, and to meet new ones in person! I'm a firm believer that women need to band together to support one another, not tear each other down, which is why I've always been incredibly loyal to those who are to me. This gives us the opportunity to really push one another to be better, and that's what I love about it!
Aside from the general awesomeness of the event, we were also given a great goody bag to go home with, and here's everything that was in it!
Dove Triple Moisturising Nourishing Body Wash - I like the sound of this one! I'm a daily moisturiser type of girl, so having something that might add a bit of silkiness to my skin would be gret!
Dove Original Deodorant - I'm really more of the Invisible version of this deodorant type of girl, but I am currently running through a can of this, and enjoying it, so this is handy!
Dove Aqua Moisture Nourishing Body Wash - This sounds like the type of wash that might be great in the Summer, and I look forward to finding out!
Tresemme Botanique Restore and Shine Conditioner - I'm currently using a different version of this range and it's giving my hair a lot of bounce! I hope this one would be just as amazing!
Tresemme Botanique Restore and Shine Shampoo - Ditto as above!
Toni & Guy Rough Texturiser - This one looks interesting! I'm used to my texturisers being a cream and this looks different. It's definitely in time for the Summer!
Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Strength Moisturiser - I'm currently using this in my rotation of lotions, and I'm loving it!
Natural Secrets Goatsmilk Moisturising Hand Cream - I just finished one of these recently, and it smells so pretty! It's a little thin for me, because my hands need a serious amount of moisture, but it's really quite lovely.
Schick Hydro Silk - I love Schick razors, so this is a welcome product in the bag!
Natural Secrets Soft and Natural Soap - I'm not really a bar soap type of person, but my husband is, so this won't go to waste!
Vani-T Bronzing Silk - I love Vani-T's packaging! It's always so bright and pretty! This will be great for my sad and dull skin days.
Barry M pink pouch, contour kit and nail polishes in Rose Hip (pink) and Twilight (glitter) -You might have seen this kit on Instagram, and it's cute, cute, cute! I'm just waiting for the next time I have a moment to breath, and I'll redo my toenails in that pink!
For Beloved One Hyaluronic Acid Serum - I'm actually running through one of these right now, and it's pretty awesome! I might pass this on to my sister, though, because people need to try this!
Hylamide Multi-Depth Rehydration Booster - I love hyaluronic acid anything! This brand is totally new to me, and I would love to crack this open as soon as possible!
For Beloved One Mandelic Acid Advance Renewal Serum - I'm really looking forward to trying this one out, given how much I like the last one.
Thank You Hand Cream - I actually have another one of these hiding in one of my cupboards, and I really need to try it out!
L'Oreal Professionnel Mythic Oil - I love the look of this oil! I'm tempted to start using it, but I'm currently out of space on my dresser!
Matt Miller Stop Hair Reducing Spray - I don't think I need this one, but I can pass this onto someone who might find this handy.
Matt Miller Megalash Eyelash and Eyebrow Enhancing Serum - This, on the other hand, is something that I really want to try! Something that enhances my lashes and brow? Yes, please!
Vani-T Bronzing Mitt - I think I have about a zillion mitts, but what's another one? ll that really means is that I need to tan more often!
Rimmel Magnif'eyes Palette - YAAAAAAAAASSSSSS!!! This is gorgeous! So looking forward to test driving this baby!
Vani-T Mineral Lip Colour in La Femme - This is such a beautiful shade! Very feminine and pretty and appropriate for daily wear.
Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Exfoliating Facial Pads - I've tried these babies before, and I think they would be perfect for my husband! Now, if I can only sneak these into his routine, that would be great!
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Sky's The Limit - I already have this shade, and it's so Summer appropriate, it's ridiculous!
The Healthy Mummy duffel bag - This is such a great size! And who doesn't love a little carry on bag that comes in pink and white?
The Dessert Studio cookie - I ate this. Really quickly. And I wish I had another one!
Lottie London nail files - I love nail files! Super handy and in such cute colours! Also, this brand is totally new to me, so it's a great inclusion.
Vani-T Mineral Lip Definer - I need to use lip liners more often! I'm looking forward to trying this one out!
Skin Republic Collagen Hydrogel Under Eye Patch - Oooh! I can already see this one being Insta Story/Snapchat fun!
Be Fraiche mini pack containing The Bean Face Scrub, The Tea Cleanser and The Flower Face Cream - How cute does this little trio sound? I might be packing them on my next quick trip away, which is coming up next month!
Thank you so much to Jasmine at Sweetaholic Beauty and Nikita at NJT Blogger for starting it all, and to the Sydney reps, Sarah Jane and Rachel at Face of SJW and Rachel Beauty Style respectively.
Thank you also to all the brands that contributed so generously, and of course, to all the lovely ladies I met up with that day - you chickies are incredibly friendly and just wonderful to see!
* These products were provided at the event