Thursday, 3 September 2015

Event // Into The West Blogger Network Event - #ITWBN

Hey guys, so back in May (bit late, I know!) I attended my first ever blogger event in the G Hotel in Galway! The event was the Into The West Blogger Network's first birthday event! I had heard such amazing things about the ITWBN event in February so I knew I had to get myself to the next one. 

The ITWBN was set up by Sinéad Carrol and Saibh Egan as a little community for bloggers to get to know each other, share blogs and network. It's a fantastic network to be a part of as there are people from every sorts of blogging backgrounds and everyone is genuinely so nice.

We had a panel of four amazing speakers for the day including Sinéad Burke of Minnie Mélange who talked about her blogging journey, how she started, where she is today and where she hopes to be in the future. She was so inspiring and absolutely hilarious!

Following from Sinead we had Deirdre Dunne from Castle Paints (Castle Paints were also a sponsor for the day) who spoke about the importance of branding and getting your blog out there and making it successful.

Next up was the very funny Wayne Denner who talked about our online reputation and how something we said years on social media can come back and haunt us in the future. His examples were hilarious!!

Our final talk for the day was from the fabulous Karen Brown, who is the co-founder of the growing Irish brand Karora Cosmetics. Karen talked about how she started out as a distributor for other brands and how she evolved into an entrepreneur and brought her own product to market. It's was inspirational to hear such an amazing success story!

We were also treated to a comedy sketch by the famous Galway Player and Impressionist 'Tierney Talks'. These guys had us in knots!

The day went so smoothly and was so fun and carefree. I got to meet with so many different bloggers, some of whom I've been following on their blogs and some who I quickly followed after the event! I also got to see some familiar faces too, which is always nice!

We were all very well fed and watered during the day with food from the Restaurant Gigi's which was unbelievable! It was definitely the fanciest food I've ever eaten and we were spoilt with cupcakes and chocolates from the G Hotel itself and the ITWBN cake looked amazing!!

There was also some amazing stalls by Debenhams, Envy Organica, The Body Shop, No7 and more  there on the day, but they had packed up before I got to take pictures at the end of the day!

Finally, I know you're dying to see what we got in our AMAZING goodie bags! They were really mind-blowing! Each of us received products from Pixy, Wet n Wild, So Fragrance, The Body Shop, Karora, Clarins, No7, Blank Canvas Cosmetics, Isa Dora, InSight, Versace, Tiger and more!

Spoilt Much?!

Although this post is so long overdue I want to thank Sinead, Saibh, the G Hotel staff and all the vendors and organizers for the amazing day! I'm already looking forward to the next one! Will you be going?

X Cint X

1 comment :

  1. Aww lovely reading this ! Brings back great memories of a great day xxx


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