Bloggers United AU Adelaide Event 2017

Hey Everyone,

Last weekend (Sunday 5th) was the 2nd Bloggers United Event to be held in Adelaide! I was super excited about it because I knew it would be chance to catch up with fellow bloggers and learn new things. It was also my first time vlogging an event and I found it brought a whole new level of fun to the day.

The way that this event was ran was totally different from last time, which added an air of mystery and excitement that lasted throughout the day. We had three speakers, who set out to teach us how to improve our blog as a brand (something I still struggle to grasp the idea of). It didn’t matter if we only wanted to use our bloggers as hobbies or to build them up into full blown brands. We were taught some amazing tricks and I am so glad that we had those chats.

We were also lucky enough to talk to a talk directly to people from PR companies and ask them questions and learn about what they actually want to see when we give out our media kits. To me this was the most beneficial part of the day as I have always been curious at how, as a blogger, I should talk to companies! Now I just need to build the confidence to actually send out my media kit hehe.

The highlight for me was being taught tricks and tips for making an eye catching flat lay. But more importantly, how to do it easily, as doing flat lays and making them interesting is something I always struggle with. To help all of us put our new skills into practice we were given a flat lay challenge! There were 6 categories and to follow that 6 amazing prizes!

Amazingly I was lucky enough to win one of the prizes and I was so surprised when I did!

If you want to see some behind the scenes of the event, be sure to check out my video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AROBIjrEew&t=178s

We also received lovely gift bags, and I am already using some of the products so be sure to keep an eye out for those reviews in the future!

Overall I had a great day, learning important information for my blog and re-connecting with fellow bloggers.

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LUSH Rundle Mall

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It’s been a week since the new store opened and I was given the chance to go in a night early and have a little look around. I want to start off this post by just saying how thankful I am to being invited to this event. This was my first offical PR event and I was lucky to go with my best friends. So thank you so much LUSH!

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When we first walked into the store, we were greeted by some lovely ladies who gave us a gift card to spend and directed us to this lovely table. This was totally unexpected but appreciated! There were two drinks to pick from, and both were based on the LUSH products,  Shoot for the Starts and Bubbly. I chose the Bubbly drink, as I just enjoyed the look of it more, of course, it was delicious!

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Here is a bit of an over view of the store, as you can see it is SOOOOO much bigger then the last one, which is so refreshing. One of my favourite features is the fact that there is a ramp as well as stairs to the second floor. I have friends who now can enjoy the store where they could not before because of its awkward size. Excellent touch LUSH and I am sure it’ll get a lot of use in the Christmas rush.

Once we had all made our way in, we were given the chance to wonder around the store and catch up with friends. Because my little group was first through the door, we moved straight to the back of the store to make sure that there was enough room for everyone to get in. My little group ended up at the hair care area and it was amazing. After a demo of the products (where my hair was often used because it was down, no complaints) I now know other products that I need in my life. One that I really want is Queen Bee because we put this in my hair and it felt amazing! Plus it has no packaging which is always good.

Next we moved onto one of my favourite parts of the night, well for me anyway. MAKING OUR OWN BATH BOMB. OMG, dream come true! We all got the chance to make our own Shoot For the Stars Bath bomb, and can I just say, they are a lot harder to make then I thought. Trying to get the stars to stay on the outside and looking pretty takes some practice. The ladies in charge of the station were so lovely and explained what the process was, there is a bath bomb at LUSH that takes 4 days to make because of its complexity! It was good to hear too that in the LUSH factory the staff make it a challenge to see how many someone can make in a day.

Once everyone had the chance to settle in and take some initial photos, we were officially greeted and welcomed to the new store! It is crazy to hear that little Adelaide now has the BIGGEST store in Australia, and the first store out of England to have a party area! Adelaide has been recognised as a state that supports LUSH and so it was amazing that we have been granted such a title. One thing I didn’t realise about LUSH was how they farmed their ingredients, growing up in a farming family I understand the importance of keeping the land healthy and happy. LUSH feels the same way, so they go out of their way to make sure the land they get their ingredients from is healthy, and that the towns and people are also looked after.

After this lovely speech, we were given free reign of the store and was allowed to shop to our hearts content! I went around talking to staff asking about products, and of course, talking about the size of the new store. I learnt that the staff size in Adelaide also tripled, so good news all around!

This is the party area I mentioned above, for the night it was taken over by smoothy making booth! You could jump on a bike, pedal away and BOOM you have a delicious drink that you mildly made yourself. There was even chocolate that you could sprinkle over the drink which made it even better (one staff member mentioned how she had been put in charge of cutting the chocolate).

These were the beautiful people I spent most of my night with, and it was so good to catch up with them! Going from left to right, I’ll link everyone in these photos!
Ren Nay
Pastel Sparkles 
ProcrastiCaitlan
How To Girl dot Net
I am so thankful that I can go to events with these beautiful ladies! They always make the night enjoyable and we always just end up taking funny photos and giving each other lists of things that we need in our life.

And one final thank you to Promote SA for being there for us Adelaide Bloggers! Without you we wouldn’t be having these amazing events!

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At the end of the night, these were the items I picked up, I also have a knot scarf, but it is not in this photo. I have always wanted one of the scarfs, so why not! I plan to do reviews on all these products, but if there is something you want to see first, please leave me a comment below. Please note all of these products were bought with the gift card that I was provided with at the start of the night.

R & B
The Experimenter Bath Bomb
AvoBath Bath Bomb
Shoot for the Stars – Made by me
The Magic of Christmas Bubble Bar
Sleepy
American Cream
A French Kiss

Thank You again LUSH for hosting such an amazing night and letting me come along. I know I will visit LUSH more often now with the bigger store which is always exciting! I also now have a wish list of products that I want from LUSH after touching all the different products, so look out for future LUSH hauls!

If there is anything you specifically want me to review, be sure to let me know below!

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Ja~ne!

 

Bloggers United AU x LUSH 1st Birthday Bash!

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Recently I was lucky enough to be invited to Bloggers United AU 1st Birthday held at LUSH Marion! I was so surprised and thankful when the email arrived in my mail box asking if I would like to come! I jumped on the chance and it was so much fun!

Photos in this post were taken by the amazing Chill Hill Photography. It was amazing to have a professional photographer there for the night!

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This photo gives you and idea of how small of an event the night was. I feel so honoured to be apart of the night celebrating with my fellow bloggers! It was good to see people who I had met at the first Adelaide Event and catch up!

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For most of the night I was with these two beautiful ladies ❤ You have heard me talk about Caitlan from Procrasticaitlan all the time, the beautiful lady on the left is Ren from Ren Nay who is a YouTuber rather than a blogger! Her style is amazing and she is hilarious! I am so glad that I got this photo because it was at the start of the night when we were all still full of energy! This was also my first time taking a photo with Bloggers United AU’s Instagram cut out!

I am so thankful that I got to meet other bloggers! Sorry if you came up to me and I looked like a stunned mullet… I didn’t recognise you! I had Caitlan tell me who people were later and I felt awful!

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The night started off with these beautiful people explaining to us why certain ingredients are used in LUSH products. It was amazing to hear what was used and why! I was super surprised to hear that even potatoes make it into LUSH products! (I swear I’m constantly surrounded by potatoes).

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I loved hearing about how LUSH obtains their ingredients and how LUSH makes a huge effort to not affect the land that they use. It was interesting to hear that all the honey used in Australian LUSH products are harvested in Australia! So if you are travelling internationally and wonder why the product isn’t working the exact same as it does at home. It’s because, even though the ingredients are the same, they are unique to each country~! Their best example was with honey, which obviously would have different qualities depending on what pollen was used.

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The highlight of the night was the scavenger hunt! We were teamed up and set out to find products with certain ingredients in them! I thought this was an amazing idea, because it meant that we could use the knowledge we had just learnt to look for products! Everyone worked together in their teams to find everything that we needed! Sadly my group were one off from completing the challenge. But two teams went into a tie-break with one eventually becoming the winner! The tie-break was to find a product with potato in it! (I still don’t know which product that is)

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These are the two lovely ladies who won the scavenger hunt! Felicia from The Beauty and the Geek AU and Steph from How To Girl. Net. It was great to see such deserving people win! I loved seeing them sussing out their prize later on and sharing between the two of them! I cannot deny I was a little jealous when they posted their winnings on Instagram! Excellent work girls!

Once the scavenger hunt was completed, it was time for:

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More selfies and of course, when Caitlan and I are together

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Laughing (and being outraged?) at things that I don’t even remember!

Everyone was lucky enough to spend time shopping and discussing what would be best for our different needs. We were lucky enough to receive 1 full item to review and then shop to our hearts content! In a later post I will show what I hauled. I am so happy with what I picked up and I’m excited to try new products!

Before I end this post I just want to say a huge thank you to these beautiful ladies:

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Thank you again Nici from Beauty and Food and Kate from Seduced By Beauty. These ladies are the reason so many exciting things are happening for Adelaide bloggers! These two amazing ladies have also created Promote SA, which is a site dedicated to exactly what the website is called! Promoting SA talent both brand and blogger wise. I cannot wait to see what these lovely ladies have planned for us in the future. All I know is that I am super excited to be apart of it all! Congrats again ladies on another successful night!

Thank you as well to LUSH ANZ for having us. This is my first ever LUSH event and I had a blast! Thank you so much for having us there and I can’t wait to see what happens in the future. I do know that I need to get my butt back to a LUSH store to try all the different skin care products they have.

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Ja~ne!