Sunday, 27 April 2014

#LLAMmeetup 26th April 2014

You know it's going to be a good day when somewhere in the region of 50 members of the Irish Beauty Blogging community descend on a bar in Dublin for the chats, demo's and a spot of good old fashioned networking. So at 1pm, yesterday, myself and my lovely friend Kayliegh of Kayliegh Land fame arrived into the Library Bar of the Russel Court Hotel, thinking we would be early!

Selfies are always fun! 

We werent! But we were greeted by the lovely Hannah, our host! She gave us both a big hug and a goodie bag and sent us in to meet everyone. It was daunting at fist because it was both mine and Kaylieghs first meet up, but everyone was so warm and welcoming, we had no time fitting right in. Soon we were talking to Eneshai from The Beautiful Cloud and having a great time. I finally got to meet my beloved Robyn in the flesh and hugs were distributed galore!

Suddenly it was time for the gorgeous Niamh Martin to do her demo and who volunteered (though I admit it was not without trepidation, as it seemed I was the only one willing to play the guinea pig) to go up to be her model? Moi! It was FABULOUS, let me tell you; Niamhs brushes are absolutely the softest things in the whole world and her techniques were flawless. I felt like a movie star when I was done. Nima Brush is Ireland's only brush company and she has the market totally cornered. Ain't nobody gettin' one up over Nima!

Having fun, making new friends!

I missed the majority of the Benefit demo, sadly, as I was away at the bar, gabbing to Niamh, Yaz from Glitter Mama Wishes and Sinead from The Beautiful Truth. I surprised myself with how talky I was, because usually at events like this I am very shy and afraid to talk to people. I suppose it helps that we're always bantering on Twitter, though!

Had to do it! #LLAMmeetup

The goodie bag was beyond generous and I was so so grateful to have been given one, (Thanks Hannah, if you're reading this!! You're very good :D). Two Kate Moss mascaras, two Kate Moss polishes, Water Wipes, and a Coconut Balmi, which I gifted to Chris's mum, as coconut is not my thing really. The goodies made two people very happy, as she loves coconut, so what could be better in my opinion.

The raffle was a roaring success, and altogether we raised €242 for Action Breast Cancer, which was AMAZING! The prizes were awesome too, and all the winners were very happy with their winnings.

All in all, it was an absolutely amazing day of meeting twitter friends, making new friends and having fun within the Irish Beauty Blogger community.

Were you there?
Let me know!!