If you followed me on twitter or instagram, you would have probably gotten a series of "spam" about the #BBU12 over the long weekend. For those who don't,
you should definitely do now ;), I will give you a quick run down about what #BBU12 is all about before you raise your eyebrow any further.
#BBU12 also known as Beauty Blogger Utopia - the love child of Sara-May from The Make Up Utopia and Larah Kennedy, which replaced the Australia Beauty Bloggers Weekend last year (blogged HERE and HERE), except that BBU is a way more intimate, invite-only event.
We had brands coming in to introduce their products; masterclasses and lessons; great speakers in which I have learnt heaps; an AMAZING surprise by LustHaveIt and of course, able to finally put bloggers to the twitter handles that I have been "stalking" (I am not that creepy, I promise! =P) and catch up with bloggers whom I haven't seen in yonkers!
|Sara-May & Larah Kennedy|
The lovely ladies whom put in so much time and sweat into making our #BBU12 weekend an awesome one!
Saturday kicked off with breakfast at Guylian Cafe, Darling Quarter, kindly sponsored by Cosmetiques De France. Not too shabby for a Saturday morning - would have been better if I had my ultimate hangover food (roast duck noodle soup FTW) but hot chocolate would do, for now. :P
Arnaud, the founder of Cosmetiques De France gave us a detailed run through about the main French drugstore brands - Uriage, Bioderma and Nuxe which have recently been introduced to the Australian market.
After a scrumptious brekkie along with a brain-full of information about the French cult brands, it's IMATS (International Make-Up Artists Trade Show) time. After a rather massive haul last year, and a make up collection which could probably last me through the apocalypse, I am VERY proud to say that I resisted all temptation and only walked away with a LimeLily custom made palette.
A quick shout out to Royal Langnickel for pampering us with the media lounge with some much needed fuel (ie, food) as well as massages and manicures!
|SUPER sparkly nails for the night theme, of which I regretted the next day when I had a fun time removing them.|
|Team #Duckface with Miss Sara-May|
|Yours truly, Ling, Maria& Brie|
|With Michaela, Rosemary & Kimmi!|
After IMATS & some pampering & camwhoring sessions at the media suite, we have several hours of free time to hang, to rest, more IMATS? and of course, to get ready for a really exciting agenda that evening! Being semi hungover (what's new?), I grabbed a quick lunch and headed home for a quick nap before dolling up for the night!
#OMIGODYOUGUYS - LustHaveIt decided to treat us beauty bloggers to the preview of Legally Blonde Australia musical at Lyric Theatre, The Star!!! I have not been to a musical since HairSpray last year, and with Legally Blonde being one of my favourite movies of all time, you can imagine how excited I was!!!
|My favourite base toucher & I|
I have finally popped my Messina cherry after all these hype and I gotta say - it is pretty damn delicious!
|Team #IBAD - Emer & Tammerly, PreShow.|
The show was brilliant and hilarious (witty-ness always gets you extra points in my books)! You know I am not exaggerating when you have the spectators standing up, clapping at the end of the show.
OH BTW, I think I might have failed to mention earlier that not only did LustHaveIt generously sponsored us to the musical, but also BACKSTAGE passes to meet part of the crew! ;) *squeals*
|Total fan girl moment with Rob Mills|
Don't mind me while I am sandwiched between David Harris (who played Emmett) and Rob Mills (who played Warner) in the musical
With the stunning Erika Heynatz (who played Brooke) and her to-die-for- abs!
Enough of groupie, starstruck photos, back to more down-to-earth shots with my fellow beauty bloggers:
|More #duckface shots with Sara-May|
For those of you who don't know, one of Sara-May's pet peeves is duckface pose. However, I somehow managed to convince her to have a couple of #duckface pose to commemorate such a wonderful weekend. Two #duckface photos in a day - pretty #winning IMO, don't cha think?
|Gorgeous Maria from CrashingRed|
|Michelle, my pole inspiration. :)|
|Angie from An Obsession With The Fabulous|
|Group shot outside The Star <3 td="td">3>|
That pretty much sums up the Day 01 of #BBU12 - I hope your eyes are not tired from the massive photos-spam LOL. I am a firm believer of pictures speaks a thousand words - and there's no better way to wrap up an event (or events) than the good ol' photos!!!!
FOTN featuring Shu Uemura X Karl Lagerfield lashes & MAC Nicki Minaj Lippie (detailed post to come!)
Stay tune for Day 02 - more to come!!! :D
Disclaimer: I attended #BBU12 as a delegate. Please note that photos that were not watermarked are not the property of ThroughBeautyEyes.Com.