Handpicked Media Gets Social (21st Nov 2011)

I went to the Handpicked Media Gets Social event yesterday and boy was I glad that I did. I got the opportunity to meet some lovely, like-minded lady bloggers who were just as inspirational as the guest speakers.  They were Nicole, the writer of bellenoirbride.co.uk, a blog for black brides-to-be; Madeka who writes afroboudoir.com, a fashion blog for ladies of colour; Also Caroline, the founder of mutiboko.co.uk, an Audrey Hepburn inspired fashion blog aimed at the elegant, contemporary woman.

The day consisted of breakfast, lunch, networking (or 'getting social') and of course, talks by some of the industry's most experienced bloggers, blogging experts and magazine giants.

A few brands were represented including China Doll Boutique, an online ladies fashion store which, up until yesterday, I'd never heard of. I totally fell in love with the lookbook and will definitely be making a few purchases from there in the coming weeks. I was quite keen on the Bourjois eyeshadows too.
If you're a regular reader of my blog, you'll know how much I love perfumes, so no prizes for guessing which section of the reception room I spent a huge portion of my time around. I so want the Jimmy Choo fragrance for christmas, so hubby *cough*, friends *cough cough* and family members *cough cough cough* reading this, heed note. Surprise me!

Regarding the talks, one word : Sháá. Well, it's a name. The name of THE MOST motivational speaker I've ever heard in my life. She gave me so much inspiration. Gah! I could talk about her (in a nice way, of course) all day, but I won't so have a look at her site www.shaa.com. If you're a blogger/entrepreneur and don't know about her, get to know.
We got a bag full of goodies and samples to take home as well. I luurve freebies (who doesn't?).
I left the event feeling even more high-spirited than I arrived and ready to actually get my butt in gear to take things (blogging) to another level.

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  1. Thanks Nicole! Linking away is never a bad thing! :D

  2. Hi Rebecca,

    Thanks so much for leaving a link on my blog. I love the way you've interpreted the Hpm social event, it's super different from mine. You really make me wish I gad stayed for Shaa's talk but by that time my stomach was throwing a few naughty words my way (skipping dinner the previous night and then brekkie wasn't a good idea).

    I really do wish I had gone up to you and had a little chat as I'm loving you blog at the moment. Let me know if you would like to do a guest post on mine


  3. Great post hun! I saw you there!

  4. Thanks Stephanie! Yeah, would have loved to have spoken more. :)

  5. Hey Epiphannie A!Thanks hun! ...Lol, my tummy was being a lil naughty too. Was totally famished by the time I got home... Yeah, Shaa was awesome.... Sure, we'll arrange guest posts some time soon (I'm still thinking of ideas). Stay in contact. :)

  6. Glad you enjoyed yourself Rebecca, thanks for coming and helping to make it such a success, hopefully we will see you at the next one.

    Ciaran from Handpicked

  7. Hi Ciaran. I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for future HPM events.


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