So if you haven’t already guessed my first blogging event was with the fabulous brand KISS to celebrate Jess Wright becoming the new brand ambassador. I actually had the opportunity to attend through work, so on Thursday the 8th of September I got the train down to London – feeling pretty nervous – and made my way to the lovely Soho Hotel. Thankfully it was just off of Oxford Street and, making it so easy to find and saving a stress.
THE EVENT ITSELF
The event was held by the PR company Alex Silver, I managed to chat to Alex who is just lovely. The invite was labelled “Cocktails with Jessica Wright,” but I didn’t quite expect it to be as intimate as it was. The event was held within a hotel suite at the hotel, with two balconies that overlooked London boasting amazing views and a gorgeous sunset as the evening went on. Upon arrival myself (and some lovely bloggers I had met in the hotel lobby) were greeted with a glass of wine – winning, and then we had the choice of either having our lashes done or our nails done using some of the KISS products.
THE PEOPLE I MET
I was pretty shaky walking up to the hotel, partly due to wearing heels, partly because I was really nervous at this point. Before the event I had this image in my head of everyone standing within their groups of friends in this huge room, and me just stood by the bar on my own, I literally had no clue what it would be like. My expectations couldn’t have been any further from reality, infact the exact opposite. Every single person I spoke to at the event, whether it be a blogger or other guest was approachable and so lovely. I also managed to finally meet Zeena, the founder of BloggingGals, I helped with the social media platforms of BloggingGals for a couple of months at the start of the year, and it was just fab to meet someone who has worked hard to create a blogging community.
WHAT I WANT TO DO DIFFERENTLY NEXT TIME
Luckily my job and blogging go hand in hand, going to these events I am able to meet lovely bloggers that I can work with on a business level, aswel as make new friends. I’m hoping to attend more events now, if you are a blogger wanting to work with brands and network then you need to get to some. As this was my first event, there are some things that I will do differently next time…
My overall experience at the KISS event was just wonderful, I felt a little emotional leaving as I just couldn’t believe how well it went. I love KISS products (I wore the Lily lashes on the night and they’re just gorgeous) so it was nice that my first event was with a brand that I really like and actually enjoy using.
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