When you get invited to an event whether you are press, a blogger or just an invited guest you are sometimes kindly given a gift bag. Gift receiving is always an awkward moment for me, I feel thoroughly grateful to receive any gift but feel uncomfortable at the same time. Nevertheless is was very kind of the team at Professional Beauty to arrange these bags for us. Usually they are filled with goodies and promotional pieces to enjoy, try out and review. This is more than just a bag of freebies though, as a blogger it allows us to get to know new brands and try out new releases from brands we already love.
Going to a press area however is definitely not just about the goodie bag, it is the perfect time to build up relationships between companies and PR’s who are showcasing at the event. A chance for you to talk with the team and get to know a little more about them and their ethos aswell as introduce ‘yourself’ too. Chatting with brands and other people in the media is my favourite part (a little scary sometimes), it definitely makes things a little more personal when thinking about, reviewing or buying a product from a brand.
I recently went to Professional Beauty in Manchester, if you aren’t aware it is a trade show held up and down the country for professionals and students in the beauty industry. To showcase new collections, the opportunity to compete and the chance to learn or buy tools of the trade. There is so much to do and see, I would definitely recommend applying for your free ticket if you are in the industry or you are a beauty blogger to stay on top of the game.
If you’ve been a reader for a long time, you will have more than likely seen my previous posts which show the exhibition in more detail. However today I thought I would share with you a peak inside the press bag I received and some of my favourite pieces. I will of course be trying these out over the next couple of weeks, so if there are any little gems expect to see some mini reviews coming up soon.
So do you see anything you fancy in there?