Do you remember last year when I had the honor to be invited to my first event ever? It was the ah-mazing event held by Cosnova (Essence & Catrice). If you haven't read it yet, you can do it here.
Well... this year they did it again! And not only I have invited again, but I got to meet a lot of our Slovenian beauty bloggers! Some I knew from before and some I met for the first time.
But let's begin... where it all started.
First; I was minding my own business when I decided to check my email inbox. I had an email from the Slovenian PR department of Cosnova. The title was telling it all and that's when I started screaming in excitement. Ahem, excuse me while I go revive these memories. *glee*
Cue, a month later...[yesterday]
Ajda and Tjaša picked me up from my parking space and off we went to meet the other bloggers. We get to the bar where everyone is supposed to be and there we find about 3/4 of the bloggers. Shortly after we leave to hitch the Funicular Railway to the Ljubljana castle.
Okay, here we are now. At the Ljubljana castle, gathering together for the big event. It's 2 pm now. The most courageous of us decide to go in. Everyone else follows.
And now imagine... You are standing in front of a lift. Waiting patiently (but yet excitedly) to get in so you can experience, well everything. It's your turn. Yay! Chatting with other excited fellow bloggers... and there you come. At the check in. You tell who you are (thank god there were no complications, like.. you are who? Who?? No, not on the list, sorry?), and off you go.
You see this:
You see this:
A huge white room (of which for some reason I DO NOT have photos), with sparkly floors. In my excitement, I totally got overboard in the joy of the floors.
The floors had lights in them. This made me extremely happy, and I don't know why. I feel like this is important for you to know. *laughs*
Everything is exquisitely decorated. From the tables around the room, to extra details everywhere. Flowers, Catrice and Essence products. Also food. Heaven practically.
You stand there taking everything in, in awe. Am I dreaming?
Then everything begins. Hands shaking here and there, everyone smiling. And click, the first photo is taken.
The mood was fantastic, we even got a nice glass of something great (a smoothie I think?). Then everyone took a seat and the presentation slowly began.
We learned what new trend editions/limited editions will come out, what is the inspiration behind them and what is the main motive behind the company. It is cheap & great quality, of course. Everyone should be able to afford great products. Quality shouldn't come with a high price tag!
After the presentation, they told us we can take up to ten products home.
That's where beauty bloggers went crazy. I mean, what was expected? Ten products of your liking? Hello, yes!!
So it went from this (everyone calmly taking photos)...
[taking a photo is Ana Ina from Lovely Little Luxuries]
To this.. (everyone making a line for the products grab).
Oh, don't get me wrong. I did join them. And I sure as heck wasn't just looking there, haha. But before that, I took my chance and grabbed some food.
Food. Boy, was it wonderful! From macaroons, cupcakes, canapes, cake pops to cake. There was even a coffee pot (thermos? what the heck is that called?).
Everything tasted delicious. I got a confirmation that macaroons are way too sweet for my liking (even if these weren't that sweet). I forgot to taste the cupcakes, but the canapes were delicious.
This coffee was a godsend. I haven't had a better tasting coffee in my life. What was in it? What was in it?!? I need more of it! *ahem*
Fanfares start [not for real, in my head only].
Then came cake.
Do I need to add more? No, I don't think I need to add more.
This was a delicious panna cotta kind of flavor explosion.
The bloggers kind of... went shy when I wanted to take pictures of them. Not all of them, but some. I hope we all look great in the professional photos!
[Sandra from the Angel Beauty blog.]
[Ajda from Ajda's blog.]
Did I mention there was some activity available? You could get your nails done (I had them done!), and your make up too.
Coming out in time for Christmas!
After a while, everyone was left to eat/drink and chat. We got thanked for your time and for our help with spreading the word about Catrice & Essence (I think? Yes?).
Everyone was still excited. We wanted to go home and play with the new products. But wait, what is this? Everyone is shaking our hands and wishing us a great day and then each of us got TWO MORE BAGS full of MORE products (!!).
We are all like kids in a toys store. Seriously. Almost, I mean almost screaming in excitement. The struggle is real. *must look professional*
Some of us girls go grab a coffee (I may have or may not have overdosed on coffee that day).
We had to check what we got. Excitement ensues again.
So THANK YOU COSNOVA & co (and their lovely Slovenian PR manager Natalija) for the amazing event! It was very well done and the food was delicious.
Now.. to the goodies part. You were all probably waiting for this part, right?
What did we get?
We got spoiled! Seriously.
I am very happy that I got to meet all the lovely girls. Some I knew from before, for some, I was excited when I realized they still blog (hey Nihrida!) and all in all I had a great time.
Also, thank you Gejba, it was nice to see you again!
I hope this kind of writing had you entertained, let me know if you liked it or not.
P.S. If anyone knows what kind of coffee that was.. or where I can get it. Please let me know. I *need* it in my life.