Some of you might have seen a couple of recounts of this already, but here's mine anyway. For those unsure of the on-goings, the lovely Diana had organized a beauty blogger gathering/party on the 26th of December. I want to give her props for doing this and being so active throughout the whole gathering! Also Sarah for organizing the games and providing us with a gift voucher for her makeup services (which are fab btw, but I'm sure half of you all already know that!). Thank you both very much (:
It was an amazing evening, meeting up with everyone, hanging out and just having fun. Not to mention the multiple photo taking sessions we had. I swear we were paparazzi-ing each other and I'm positive we all have candid shots of one another. haha! Also the shopping was amazing. Truthfully I have never shopped about for makeup products with like-minded people, so for once this was an interesting and might I add GREAT experience. Most of those I have gone with would rush me to get it over done with, or just seem bored out of their wits; No offense to those who went through the torture of makeup shopping with me, at least I noticed it was partial hell for you lot.
Anyway back to the gathering.
The group of us that had attended was pretty big, I believe we stood at 22 or something at the start of the event? It was hard to get to speak to everyone present but I did manage to speak to a few people - most of which I have never met in person before.
Kas was just so fun and hyper to talk to, same with Diana. Roseanne is so sweet and gorgeous in person (not that she isn't in videos - you know what I mean!). Clara was just a total doll with her cute animated speech. Lin, oh gosh, that girl can totally be mistaken for a model I tell you! Chantana, the quiet and shy girl, but she's so adorable in that sense. Maddy who was really easy to talk to and also very adorable. And Wirda who was really friendly and my partner in the games. I could go on and on with a list of everybody, but that would just take too long. In all, it was simply awesome to get to meet everybody. I am repeating myself again, but it truly was.
The night seemed to pass super fast. It feels like we had just met up and exchanged our hellos and before you know it, it was already 9 plus (pm). As mentioned by Sophia, the highlight for the day would have to be the swaps, where we each had a major 'red-carpet' moment and faced an onset of camera flashes when we went to redeem out potluck gifts.
I'm sure there are enough words for now so here are some pictures a bits of captioning.
We had fun and shopped around for a little bit before settling down and kicking off the party.
And I just have to post the following picture because it's just too cute.
Diana and the heap load of cameras! Talk about major photo-op in front of Body Shop.
And here are just some random photos of us hanging out at the amphitheatre where we played games and performed our potluck swap.
Our swaps, all lined up!
After the event and all the fun, we headed to Starbucks to sit around and chill.
I didn't get many shots from that day since I was, again, too lazy to whip my camera out, but here are some shots I had snagged from others. I don't take credit for taking the following pictures.
Us having our little 'picnic' dinner.
My partner in the games, Wirda!
The adorable Maddy and I.
Enough picture spam about the event, I think. Diana did film a mini-video about the event, so head on over here to check it out!
(p.s. for those who don't know there were 2 Sara(h)s at the event. Sarah Chaudhry and Sara, me) Confusing much? haha.
Here's what I had gotten from the swap. I think this little package was from Fatin, though I can't be sure.
When it was my turn and I received this package the owner had already left a little earlier, but the girls said it was from Fatin. So I think? Correct me if I am wrong alright (:
Also, Diana had a little grand prize draw thing, which was a sweet little extra touch she had added. We all had to draw a piece of paper from a bag and the piece of paper with the word 'Congrats' would get the sole prize. My luck is usually never good at these grand prize things so I wasn't expecting anything. Strange enough, I unscrolled my piece of paper to reveal the words congrats written on it, I was definitely shocked. Thank you very much Diana for having this extra segment (: Here's the prize package:
Another personal highlight would be when Sophia had handed me a little present. It was something I LOVED the minute I set eyes on it, in this entry of hers. Pity I wasn't able to go down and pick it up, so for Sophia to get it for me, it was just incredibly thoughtful and sweet. I am still overjoyed when I think about the fact that I actually own this right now.
Last but not least, Eka had also given us all a little token, so that was really sweet of her.
So that was the Beauty Blogger Gathering. All in all it was majorly fun and though I had filmed a vlog video when I got back home, I eventually deleted it. I was way too tired and sounded really random so I figured an entry on it would be sufficient.
Like I said, it so incredibly hard to get to speak to everyone so hopefully we'll have another outing in future and get to hang out more. Time truly seems to pass by really quick in these events!
Thank you all for reading! (: