Thursday, 9 June 2016

Bloggers United AU Brisbane Event

Nikita and Jasmine (click names for their blogs) created Bloggers United Australia (BUA) as a platform for bloggers all over Australia to come together to form a supportive blogging community.




Today I'll share with you what its like to be behind the scenes as one of the organisers! If you want to hear about what it was like as an attendee, check out Sarah from Bows & Pleats' post here. We decided to do a collaboation so our readers could see if from both perspectives!
Team BUA Brisbane: Zebby, Myself, Nikita & Jasmine
Bloggers United events have been held all over Australia and at the end of last year Jasmine and Nikita asked me if I would be interested in being a Brisbane representative for BUA. I was so honoured to have been asked to be a part of such an amazing organisation that supports bloggers all across the country! Along with Zebby - the other Brisbane rep, we managed to organise what I thought was a really enjoyable day for brands and bloggers alike.

Brisbane bloggers very rarely get the opportunity to attend events so to be able to help bring something like Bloggers United to Brisbane is such a great feeling.
Brisbane Beauties in full force!
 It's amazing how much hard work goes in to organising an event like this. We started working on the event at the beginning of the year and after sourcing a venue, contacting numerous brands to contribute to the day, gaining interest in the event via social media, sending out invitations, putting ALL of the goody bags together and finally setting up on the day, it was such a proud moment when the day finally arrived and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.

Held in the iconic South Brisbane location of The Fox Hotel in the perfect setting of their Arcadia room, the room was set out with both a theater setting for brand presentations and a marketplace for networking and getting a sneak peak at the products the brands brought along.

I was very excited to have the opportunity to MC the day as well. Until recently, I wasn't very comfortable speaking in front of crowds but I loved being able to show my new found confidence and prove to myself that I was finally comfortable in and with myself.

With so many brands involved and Brisbane's top bloggers attending, the day was exciting, informative and one to remember!

Mickayla from Social Stylings kicked off the day with some tips on finding your blogging niche and increasing your social media and blog engagement. Something all of us bloggers worry about from time to time (ok all of the time).

Each of the brands then had the chance to present to the group and provided some great insight in to some very exciting products!

I was super excited to have Gold Coast based company Mermaid Julisa there on the day. They make some of the most beautiful nail polishes I have ever seen!  I picked up the most beautiful rose gold colour called "Rose Meringues".




Natura Siberica was another brand I have been admiring on Instagram for such a long time so to be able to speak with Chantelle from the brand and to receive some of their amazing goodies was amazing!


Whist I wish there was more time to network and interact with the brands and fellow bloggers, we did get a bit of time to go around to each brand and chat in depth about their products and have a play with some goodies they brought along.

Each blogger left with a boot load of goodies to try out and write about on their blogs! We could not be more grateful to each brand that donated their products to make our event a success.

A HUGE thank you to the brands that attended on the day and took time out of their days to come and meet the bloggers of Brisbane. It's such an amazing experience meeting the faces behind the brands we write about!


With @bowsandpleats and @shannon_gibb

With the gorgeous Brittany from @xxbrittersblog


If you're a Brisbane Blogger (well actually annywhere in Aus) - be sure to head over and join the Bloggers United AU page to keep up to date with future events - there will be plenty!

What kind of events would you like to see hit Brisbane?

Keep smiling

Tahana xo

*some photos courtesy of Peter Cabral Photography - as marked

18 comments :

  1. It was just as amazing to meet you as well lovely!! I had such a fabulous day meeting everyone that I totally forgot that for me it was technically a 'work day' haha! I must say, you would not have been able to tell at all that you have ever had problems with speaking in front of people, you did such an amazing job! You should proud of yourself for sure, hun! Thanks again for such a fabulous day and for everything else you have done! Very much looking forward to seeing you again sometime soon (and hopefully your gorgeous little bub too!) xx

    Chantalle | www.ceceandgrace.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Aw thank you so much Chantalle! I surprisingly enjoyed speaking in front of everyone as well. Look forward to seeing you again soon too! Might have to take Achilles on a trip to Sydney!! <3

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  2. Amazing post Tahana!!! I love reading about what you have been up to behind the scenes. It's crazy to think planning started at the beginning of the year!!! You did such an amazing job, both organising and as the MC! Super proud of you! You looked stunning on the day as well!

    Sarah | Bows & Pleats

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    1. Thank you Sarah! Yeah it definitely was hard work but it all paid off. Thank you so much for coming and for all of your support!

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  3. A lovely wrap of the event hunny! Thanks again to yourself and the girls for an awesome event :) It was a great experience.

    Sammy | Bargainbaglady.com XX

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    1. Thanks Sammy! It was so great to meet you!

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  4. Amazing wrap up of the Brisbane event :)

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  5. Wonderful post! I had so much fun on the day. Thanks to you and the girls for putting together such a wonderful experience.

    Emma | Rosy Disposition

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    1. Thank you Emma! I am really glad you had a good time! Congratulations on winning the Malouf hamper! <3

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  6. Sounds like you all had a great time and the event was a success!

    Nicole xx | www.nicolesbeautybabble.com

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    1. It really was! Such a great day! I hope you can make it to an event one day soon! So looking forward to meeting you!

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  7. Was such an awesome day! I wish I could have spoken to more people, I feel like the day just flew by in a whirlwind!

    Kate | themintedblog.com

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    1. It did, didn't it! Surprisingly considering other events we have been to dragged on a bit! We will have to make it longer next time!! <3 Thank you so much for coming! <3

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  8. We were so very spoiled! Great wrap up.

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  9. Great post T! It was such an amazing event <3

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    1. Thanks Kate! And thank you for coming! Here's to many more Brisbane events!! <3

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