Sunday, August 14, 2011

Adelaide Beauty Conference 2011 Part 1

Hello everyoneeee! Here's my post on my experience at the first ever Beauty Conference in my city which was last night and ahh, I can't believe it's over! The post about this will be done in two parts. I reckon it'll be a little more exciting that way because it will mean that there's just SO much to share :)

This was my second 'bloggers meet' event and it was really amazing. I was really looking forward to meeting even more beauty bloggers from my city since my first bloggers meet was quite small (many weren't able to make it). The good thing was that I knew of everyone's names because of the attendees list on the Beauty Conference website hehe. There is a whole group shot of us but unfortunately I don't have all of the pictures yet so that might be until part two's post!

I don't even know where to start haha. I think I need to start off by saying THANK YOU to Celeste from Becoming Beautiful for organising this whole event, words can't explain how proud I am of her efforts with the planning, preparation and PR contacting (hehe I intended for all of that to start with 'p') - you are truly amazing and inspiring :D It would not have been possible without you *tears of joy* it was a huge success and I enjoyed every moment of it. I wouldn't have been able to discover so many other beauty bloggers in my city, in fact I had not known the majority of them if it wasn't for you Celeste! My blogging experience has become so much more fun hehehe.

You can read the event details on the official website here. Also thanks to Liquid Hair for allowing us to have our conference at the venue and for sharing their knowledge about hair and skin with us. I admit that I lack knowledge in the hair and skincare department so your workshops were really interesting and I learnt quite a few new tricks and tips for styling my hair! It was lovely meeting you all =]

I'm glad that Liquid Hair has glass all the way around so I could see where everyone was before I walked through the door. I ended up arriving 5 minutes before the conference started so I was on time :) The first thing I noticed through the glass panels and door was Violet's pink hair hehe. Yes, THE Violet LeBeaux who was flown in from Melbourne to be our special guest for this event! She has always been one of my blogging inspirations and she is sooo friendly and sweet :D I was so excited about meeting her in person for the first time because I am a big fan of her and her blog *_* If you aren't familiar with her yet then I highly suggest that you check out her awesome blog

I have many pictures to share and I was going to make them all super large like I normally do (seriously what was I thinking) but be glad that I've made them all small and click-able!

Our little gathering table for drinks and nibbles
I managed to include the wonderful Celeste in the photo!

Yummy cupcakes made by Monnie of Cupcake Treats!

And pink macarons! Thank you so much Monnie :)

I love bows, especially pink ones so it was perfect for me to pick/eat this one :D

Haha a few of us starting snapping away at Jeneara aka 'fake' Jen as she attempted to take a bite from top to bottom xD I hope you don't mind me using this pic here, Jen!

We were divided into two groups and looked at 4 workshops. The first one for my group was the Dermalogica Microzone Demo which was a treatment that went for 20 minutes.

For $30 at Liquid Hair, I wouldn't mind getting this treatment done on myself. I liked the fact that the products used would be suitable for my sensitive skin and for me that is really important. The girl that was used for the demo looked really comfortable lying in that chair!

The products used for the treatment
And hey, there's Violet in the background x) Again I didn't intentionally try to get her into the shot

Dermalogica sensitive skin range... *steals*
They'd all be perfect for me

We swapped with the other group and now looked at the Cloud 9 Stylish Hair Demo presented by Liquid Hair's owner Emma. First she used Cloud Nine's TheO to create volume and then she used the Cloud Nine Wand to create curls.

Love the turquoise chairs! They were quite comfy

A bit of my outfit shown. I don't know why I tilt my camera like so, it makes the photo more interesting I guess haha

The final product looks amazing

Emma also talked about the Cloud Nine straighteners - The Iron and the Micro Iron (which is so cute!) I can't believe that one of us bloggers is going to win the Micro Iron hehe.

Now I know how to properly curl my hair with a straightener. The way that Emma showed us looked so easy and quick! I loved how the curls weren't super springy and tight, instead they were bouncy and slightly wavy.

She also did a demo on one of our own - Kitty from Miss Kitty Charms when she asked about how she could style her short hair. By the way, she's hosting a giveaway for Benefit's The Porefessional (she is a Benefit sales rep).

 I can't believe there's a product that can give your hair volume! It's called a powder puff for hair or something! I really want to get one for myself now haha

And next workshop was one presented by Kitty where she showed us how to do red smokey eyes without looking like we have an eye infection. Here's how it went down when Kitty applied the eyeshadow on one of our own bloggers Michelle from Eat Paint, Sniff Glue

Ahh I don't know about you but I would not be able to pull off red smokey eyes! I can hardly pull of red lips lol. The red eyeshadow matched with Michelle's red dress :)

Kitty also applied blue lipstick (yes, blue!) on Sherry from Sherry Mint and wow, she looked super fierce!

Sherry looks a little worried hehe but still very gorgeous

She managed to pull it off well because she's so fair-skinned =]
Pity she didn't keep it on for the whole night!

Kitty's Lime Crime lipsticks
Which colour would you wear? If I had to pick... I'd choose the darker purple lol

I want some SugarPill! They have such pigmented and vibrant eyeshadows, mad love!

Last but definitely not least was the workshop with Violet where she did a nail art demo on Sherry's pretty nails. Sherry naturally has nice nails *envies*

Aw, still can't get over how cute she is! 
I seem like such a stalker taking a pic of her like this hahaha

I learnt so many new tips about doing nail art, I'm really tempted to put my new knowledge to the test

Leopard print nails with a twist - using pink and purple instead of the ordinary colours of leopard print

Yay I got a Violet LeBeaux business card *-*
Love how pink and pretty it is with the butterfly on the corner
Looks like something I should keep in my purse

I forgot to take a picture of it but at the back there's a pixelated-looking barcode which I scanned using my Barcode Scanner app on my phone and omg, it actually scanned and lead me straight to Violet's blog! That is so cool :D If only I knew how to do that lol.

So that was all that happened at the conference, I had a blast and I enjoyed every minute of it! I'm seriously glad that I was able to be an attendee - if I never started beauty blogging then I wouldn't have been a part of it. We took a few group shots together (which I don't have yet) and I will probably have those pictures by next week, thus there is going to be a part two of this post next for more pictures and all ^_^

Cannot thank everyone enough, it was a pleasure to meet the other Adelaide beauty bloggers, the Liquid Hair team AND of course, Violet and her partner Jimmy who was our photographer =) I can't wait for our next bloggers meet and event! I hope there will be an Adelaide Beauty Conference next year, I'll definitely be going to that :D

In case you didn't know, we are high school buddies

I know this isn't the best photo of me but here's a picture of me and Violet
As you can see, I was heaps excited to meet her *big grins*
And ta-da! Our goodie bags waiting to be collected :D
They were HEAVY, roughly 5-6 kg each LOL

We were all extremely happy when we got to collect out goodie bags and have a look through them. I can't believe we got so much stuff!! In my next blog post I will show each product with pictures and swatches. I was going to do that in this post but... I'll save it for next time, promise ;D

If you're really dying to know what I got... you can watch my vlog which I did when I came home from the conference. I sound a little quiet and monotone-ish because it was late at night and I didn't want to wake anyone up :/ I used my webcam to film again because it's so much easier, I could see myself and it could record 10gb worth of video time xD Not that I intended for it to be that large - my webcam happenes to make the video files HUGE. But don't worry, I converted it to make it under 200mb, so excuse the non-HD quality ;(

It was originally 20 minutes long but as YouTube only allows for videos up to 15 minutes, I managed to cut it down to 14 minutes and 59 seconds xD Woohoo!

Pretty awkward screencap but this was better than having my eyes half opened x]

Please note that it is fairly boring lol. If it's too long for your liking then don't watch it lol, just wait until next week when I properly showcase the products :P

It's so long because I had to show 40 products! I even listed them in order so you can keep count of them and their names:

Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual
Botanics of Australia Hydrating Body Soufflé
Botanics of Australia Moisturising Shampoo
The Body Shop Earth Lovers Apricot and Basil Shower Gel
SAX Complexion Bronzer
Botani Olive Skin Serum
Ciccone Lip Gloss in Zeus
Ciccone Long Lasting Lipstick in Oceanus
Ciccone Long Lasting Lipstick in Hera
SAX Sheer Lip Colour Lipstick in 34 Sheer Nude
Dolce by MOR Sorbet Soap Cake
Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in 220 Natural Beige
Schwarzkopf Super Styling Creme-Gel Extreme Hold
Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturising Lip Colour Balm in 05 Chunky Cherry
Garnier Fructis Style Thermo-Active Spray
Benefit The Porefessional Pro Balm
Al’chėmy Intensive Moisture Vitamin Masque
BioEffect EGF Serum
Andrea Brazilian Hard Wax for Private Parts
L’Occitane Gel Crème Mains Hand Cream Gel Sample
Guinot Slimming Firming Softening
Australis Paparazzi Perfect High Definition Blush
Australis Paparazzi High Definition Eyeshadow
Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturiser
L’Occitane 95% Shea Butter Vineyard Rose
Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Gloss in Star 3
Botanics of Australia Firming Body Lotion
Garnier Body Hydrating Lotion with Softening Aloe Vera Extract
Garnier Anti-dark Circles Roll-on (Tinted)
Garnier Fructis Strengthening Shampoo
Garnier Fructis Strengthening Conditioner
Botanics of Australia Repairing Antioxidant Serum
Ardell Fashion Lashes Starter Kit 101 Demi Black
Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover
O.P.I Nail Lacquer in Linkin Park After Dark
Face of Australia Photo Finish Compact Foundation in Tan
Face of Australia Photo Finish Compact Foundation in Honey
Face of Australia Photo Finish Compact Foundation in Ivory
Bio-Oil Sample
L’Occitane Moisturising Face Lotion Sample

Please be on the look out for part two of this post - I can take requests for any specific swatches or thoughts on any products that I have listed :)

Thanks for reading my lengthy post, catch you all next week!


  1. YES! First one!!! Holy CRAPPERS! Look at the amount of stuff you've got!! I wish I was there!! I actually wished they did something like that in Perth - pity :(
    ahahha you're so cute with your little fan girling moments with Violet ahahah
    I love purple lipstick cases O_O so tempting to buy one! GRRR I really shouldn't ahahhaa
    Anywho, since you last tweet about your being almost finished I was refreshing your page almost every 2 seconds lol and I'm glad to be the first <3

  2. BLOODY HELL, look at that big long list of awesome stuff, how lucky!! It looked like an amazing event, I wish I could attend something like that here in England :( OMG I love Violet too, she is simply amazing! You are so lucky to of met her :O Can't wait for your next post with all the swatches and things!

    Kitty x

  3. Wow... that's a pretty long list! And the best part, they're in a goodie bag, how neat is that? Sounds like that was such a lovely event, not only did you learn a lot of beauty tips, you also get to hang out with bloggers within your community, awesome!

    Waiting for the sequel to this post ;)



    You look gorgeous! : D I'm glad you had a great time.. Wow you girls seem to really have enjoyed yourselves!

  5. Ooh, you got Oceania! That is one of the most popular shades from Ciccone and we didn't get too many in that shipment, so lucky lucky girl!!

    I'm glad you enjoyed yourself, I loved hanging out with you!

  6. Omg you got to meet Violet! T^T


  7. whoaaa so much stuffffff! im excited to meet other beauty bloggers too! with the abbw coming up hehehe :D wish you could come <3

  8. This sounds like a really fun event. You got to meet so many other bloggers and try out all these new products. I wish there were more events like this in my area. And those are some amazing gift bags you all got too! They were so generous to give you so many freebies :)

  9. Wah, looks like the conference was a great success! You came home with so many goodies!!! :D And YAY VIDEO! hehe.

    Aww~ cookieyuri! I watch her vids as well!

  10. WTF you weren't joking when you said 40 items on twitter! Props to the organiser!

    the macarons and cupcakes look pretty <3

  11. Weee! So nice to finally meet you :D I'm really glad you enjoyed the nail art tutorial, it was really fun to do! I had such a fun time and I'm so happy you did too! I have to say I was staring at your pretty necklace all night being envious, it was so shiny! Next time I come to Adelaide you'll all have to show me around and maybe I can do your nails too!
    Thanks again for being so welcoming and lovely <3

  12. Sounds like you had an awesome time! :D and food and the goodies look amazing~ ^^

  13. How cool! Looked like you had a lot of fun and what a great goodie bag you received!

  14. haha oh god that photo is bad lol.

    At least I didn't spill it on me.

    great post! Can't wait to get mine up. youtube is so slow uploading!

  15. Aw I would like to attend a beauty conference. You got awesome goodies and got to meet up with bloggers T _ T
    Violet's hair is so awesome! Like wow!!! And even her bussiness card is cute. I bet she hand deco'ed em.
    My friend was talking about the Cloud Nine curling wand not too long ago. Seems it is the new rave nows~
    You were scared that this post will be too picture heavy. It's not even, Steven! :O
    I love looking at pictures!
    Anyway, I look forward to your part 2!

  16. Yes it was a nice short video....not ..... haha im so annoyed that my camera died i hardly got any images DEVO~! But was nice to put a face to the blog~! We should catch up and do beauty nights since we live like what 8 minuets away from each other~!
    Once i finish setting up my princess room then its on! ❤Love the love ❤
    xox Saku chan

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