Bloggie Wednesday: Preparing for a Blogging Conference

Bloggie Wednesday: Preparing for a Blogging Conference

In a couple of weeks, I’ll be heading to sunny Gold Coast for the 2015 Problogger Event. This will be my 3rd time attending the conference and while it’s a hell lot of money to pay for the ticket, flights, hotel, food, so on and so forth, it’s worth every penny. My last blogging conference was last year’s Problogger Event (also at Gold Coast) and it was my first time attending one that wasn’t held in Melbourne. I was hesitant on how it would be as 1) I wasn’t in my comfort zone (it wasn’t “my turf”, so to speak” and 2) barely anyone I knew was going to be there.

But you know what? I’m so glad I sucked it up and went because believe it or not, that conference last year changed my life. So much of it changed my outlook of blogging and of life, and it didn’t even bother me that I went there pretty much alone because when I came home, I made some new friends whom I’ll be seeing again in a few weeks.

When the tickets for this year’s conference was launched, I didn’t even hesitate to get myself a ticket. I’m GOING!

It might seem strange to say that one needs to prepare for a blogging conference because while it’s not 100% necessary, it’s going to help you so much when you’re at the conference. This is especially true if you’re going to be there on your own.

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Physician’s Formula Super BB All-in-One Beauty Balm for Cheeks and Lips: Can I Call It Ping Pong Blush Instead?

Physician's Formula Super BB All-in-One Beauty Balm for Cheeks and Lips

When it comes to blushes, Physician’s Formula pretty much have them to a T. Most if not all of their powder blushes are almost too pretty to use. Today I have a dinky one to show you and while I wouldn’t say it’s too beautiful to use, it’s still pretty damn cute. It has a long name, the Super BB All-in-One Beauty Balm for Cheeks and Lips, so I’ll call it the Ping Pong blush because it’s the size of a ping-pong ball. :)

If you’re familiar with EOS and REVO lip balms, the packaging of this blush will come as no surprise to you. It looks just like those sort of lip balms, but instead of a waxy/glossy finish, it has a cream-to-powder one. You can use it directly on your cheeks and lips or you can use your fingers to apply it. I’ve tried it with both and I find that I prefer to apply it directly from the ball.

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What’s In My Makeup Bag (July 2015)

What's In My Makeup Bag July 2015

Oh my, I haven’t done a “what’s in my makeup bag” post in ages! The last one was done in January 2013 and I’ve changed a few makeup bags since then.

Okay, when I say makeup bag, I mean the one I carry with me in my bag on a daily basis. It’s not the sort of makeup bags I’d bring when I’m travelling. Now that would be an entirely different bag altogether. Also, by makeup bag, I also mean the random almost-beauty-related items I carry with me. You’d be surprised to find that I barely have any makeup in that so-called makeup bag. I’m not the kind who would touch up my makeup when I’m out and about other than blot my nose with a facial blotting papers and reapply my lipstick.

A number of items in my bag are still the same as the ones I carried in 2013. If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it, right? 😉

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WIN A Winter Comfort Pack To Combat Those Wintry Blues!


Winter Comfort Pack 2015 Giveaway

Okay I know that it’s stinking hot in the Northern hemisphere now but where I am Down Under, geez Louise, it’s cold. It’s typical winter weather we’ve been having now and all I want to do is stay in bed under the warm doona! For those of you in Australia and New Zealand, you know what I mean, right?

With the wintry weather comes the heater, and that means very dry and warm air that can do havoc to our skin. Winter is the time when I amp up my skincare level to “ultimate hydration” with lots of hyaluronic acid serums and face oils. I’ve been incorporating a few drops of face oil to my night cream every night and even though my face looks like a greasy pot, it’s soft and smooth the next morning. Totally worth the grease and shine, I tell ya!

Since we’re in the wintry months, I thought I’d give away a winter comfort pack that I’ve put together for one lucky reader. This giveaway is for Australian and New Zealand readers only this time because we need all the comfort and warmth we can get! :)

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