December Beauty Bloggers Meeting is the event I have been organizing with pleasure for almost three years with Cristin and Larisa. But you should know that it has much older roots. One of my biggest strengths as a blogger is that I really enjoy meeting new people. Maybe it's out of my exaggerated curiosity inherited from my mother, I don't know. But since I started writing on the first blog with my sister (I don't really have sisters, I'm talking about the friend I grew up with) I really wanted to meet the girls behind the other blogs. And because taking the initiative is a very natural thing for me, I started to organize small meetings between bloggers. Everyone was invited and only those who could and who wanted came. That is why you will see me through all the pictures from these meetings. I loved spending time with people who shared my passions. And more than that, I won friends. Friend you can call at any time of the night if you have a problem or you can ask them to buy you I don't know what thing because you don't have any money until the salary.
And let me explain exactly how he was born December Beauty Bloggers Meeting. I had just been to the inauguration of a new cafe Caffe Tabiet and because I really liked the concept and what the place looked like, I immediately thought it would be the perfect place for the next meeting of beauty bloggers. I told Traian Ispasiu (Owner Caffe Tabiet) my idea and he was extremely pleased to host us. That was happening somewhere in October. So when I got home I created an event on Facebook for the first Saturday of December (I wanted to be as close as possible to Santa Claus) and I invited all the bloggers in our group on Facebook (yes, we have a secret group where we speak wanted and unwanted). I closed the confirmation period one week before the event. My name came to me then because we were meeting in December and that one stayed. In the meantime, Cristina and Larisa and I were also discussing the socializing games and discussion topics I was preparing for the event when one evening when I had just left an event, Larisa came up with the beautiful idea of contacting brands and sharing them. stories about our event, and ask them if they would be interested in giving gifts to participants. From thought to deed, the road is very short for some excited and busy girls. Very, very many partners were delighted with our initiative and offered to support us. We didn't really know exactly how things were done then, so we asked the girls to confirm our presence at least 7 days in advance. It was important to be able to send our partners how many packages to prepare. We did not expect to receive such support from so many favorite brands. It took a serious mobilization to prepare all the packages and to transport them to Caffe Tabiet. Ah, and in the meantime I changed the place of the meeting because 29 people had confirmed (like never before), so it took the whole floor of Caffe Tabiet from 29 Avrig Street, because the cafe in Pache Protopopescu had become too small. The first event was very, very beautiful. And even though after the event I heard comments like "why didn't you tell me it was with gifts that I was coming too ?!", we enjoyed the beautiful experience we had just gone through and the fact that we managed to create a community. I can't help but tell you my parents' reactions when they got home and there were only boxes everywhere. Our house had begun to look like a warehouse. But still they helped me make the packages, then Cristina, Larisa and Larisa's mother arrived and everything went faster. My mother was the site manager and organized us very efficiently so that each package contained all the products. Then followed the part with their transport to Caffe Tabiet. Luckily, Larisa's mother had also come from Constanţa by car. And everything that followed after the event started was simply a story. A story that you can read on many blogs if you search on Google "december beauty bloggers meeting".
And because we liked it so much, we decided to continue the tradition and organize December Beauty Bloggers Meeting 2. Also on the first Saturday of December. I had already gained a little experience and I knew I couldn't repeat last year's experience with the public event on Facebook. So we set some criteria and we put girls on the guest. It's not easy to make a guest list in general, but for DBBM it's a thousand times harder. However, we limited ourselves to "only" 40 people. This time we wanted to raise the level a bit and prove that we are just girls passionate about makeup and creams who meet to get to know each other, so we had invited experts from different fields (skin care, hair care, make-up , digital and media, beauty writing) to provide us with accurate information and help us develop as bloggers to provide better and better content to our readers. In addition, thanks to one of our favorite partners - Topline - we managed to create a Beauty Corner for the participants and thus bring something new again and surprise the girls. It is not easy to organize such an event, especially since we work all year on it and follow the activity of blogs for an extended period of time. So when we started sending the nominal invitations we knew we had made the best decisions. Or at least I tried. I am more emotional, but Cristina and Larisa are very rational and down to earth, so we complement each other perfectly. After the event we felt very happy because we felt we had managed to create a community. Well, this year's experience proved to us that it is not exactly as we imagined and that there are people for whom the material part matters more, but at the moment we were satisfied with the fruits of our work. Anyway, I invite you to read and last year's article on the organization of DBBM2!
And so came December 2014 when the December Beauty Bloggers Meeting 3 took place, which I will tell you about with good and bad in tomorrow's post.
I hope you liked the story of the most coveted event dedicated to beauty blogging in Romania and that you will feel us, the beauty bloggers, closer to you 🙂