Sunday, 1 December 2013

First Blogger Meet Up

Well, I went to my first meet up yesterday and I think it's safe to say it was a success! The beautiful Filomena of Belle F Beauty was hosting the event and after a slight hiccough with the venue at the beginning, the whole thing ran very smoothly. When I arrived with Marléne of Everything Coco Chanel there was already a good group there. I had a lovely chat with Nirina (Killer Fashion) and Zita (Zee-Railed) and was happy to see so many new faces. I was even happier to see the food on offer!! Delicious cheescake, aloe vera water and coconut water.
After spending a while chatting, we got down to business with our first speaker Giovanna from Cloud 10 Beauty . She was lovely and told us all about the new products they have in for Christmas, including products from eos, Kardashian Beauty, Real Techniques and Ciaté. We were lucky enough to get a Kardahian Beauty lipgloss, a Sleek eye dust and a Ciaté nail varnish/Christmas tree Decoration in our goodie bags (I'm hoping my sister, the make-up enthusiast, will do a review on these for me soon!).

The next speaker we had was Aoibhe from The Secret Obsession, and I have to say she was pretty inspirational. Aoibhe has a really successful blog that she's on everyday, but not only that, she also works as a branch manager in Brown Thomas and is in her final year of college, amazing! She sent out the message to us all that if we want to be successful, we can be, we just need to put in the hard work to get there.
Then there came the spot prizes, a Real Techniques set and a spa treatment. The lucky winners were Elisha of Always-Time-For-Tea and Marléne (very jealous!!)

Before finishing up the afternoon I had the pleasure of meeting Nicola of The Sequin Cinderella who shared with us some stories of the highs and lows of her blogging career.
We finished the afternoon with a round of photographs and a promise to meet again soon.

What I Wore:
I always like to try and be a bit different with my style, but of course, as a poor student I'm on a tight budget. So, when I saw this velvet playsuit in Penneys I couldn't say no! I teamed it with a white long-sleeved t-shirt, black tights and black biker boots (all from Penneys too). Over this, I put my monochrome blazer that I got in Forever 21 when I was in America over the summer. My earrings are also from Forever 21, and the necklace I made from Norweigan Kroner that I got when I was over there a few weeks ago.

My fabulous make-up was done by my sister, Ailbhe. We went for a purple/brown/black smoky eye look which I loved!

Some of the other blogger's business cards

My Norweigan Kroner Necklace
Hope you enjoyed the post,
Talk soon,
Ellen xx


  1. welcome to the world of bloggers! you're doing great! love that makeup hun and thanks so much for coming xxxx

  2. Aww thanks!! First comment woo haha! Thanks again for sat, hope to see you soon xx

  3. Love your hair, I'm a redhead too. Sounded like a great event. I'm your newest follower, I'd be honoured if you could check out my blog x

  4. Hey, thank you! Yes it was great, you should try and come along to the next one. Yeah of course, I'd love to check out your blog x