I have been going on for days and weeks about #DBNPolishParty and it finally happened on Saturday. I was so very nervous. I am extremely shy and the thought of a whole bunch of ladies paying attention to me and what I was saying was a little terrifying. It started with a casual conversation on twitter and then I was showing a friend some basics. Before I knew it the idea had turned into something big and I knew I really wanted to do it. There, #DBNPolishParty was born.
The #DBNPolishParty was help at Blue Zoo and I must say I couldn’t have thought of a better place. The day started out gorgeous but later the wind came up quite badly. Weather aside, Blue Zoo gave us the perfect spot, with exceptional service and great food. At least for me. I am also very lucky that every single lady there was absolutely amazing. We all had great fun and I loved meeting so many new people that I have only had the chance of chatting to on twitter. Thank you ladies, you are all spectacular and it was an honour to meet you.
When I realised that there were a few ladies interested I decided to reach out to a few of my favourite brands to see if we could get some sponsorships for gift bags or hampers. I was so surprised by the amazing goodies they were willing to send to us. So most of all, I need to thank them all for making it extra special. We got hampers from the following:
(won by Geraldine)
(won by Verushka)
(Won by Patsy)
(won by Bridget)
We also got quite a few goodies for the gift bags. Soma amazing goodies. I am so very thankful for everything. I will be using my goodies and I will share them all in a separate post. Until then, I can’t say thanks enough to the following:
Essence South Africa
Coverderm South Africa
OPI SA and Twincare
Chic Cosmetics SA
Xen-Tan South Africa
Ice Box Colors
Original Iced Cocktails
I think the gift bag is awesome. I can’t thank the sponsors enough for all the spoils. I wanted to show you a picture but I am going to leave that for later in the week. You will see why in a bit.
I very briefly showed everyone how I paint and wrap my nails. Also how I do clean up and what I use. I then showed how to make dots with a dotting tool. I was very happy to see how many people were eager to see how to do leopard print. It’s one of my favourite prints. I also showed them how to use striping take as well as normal tape. I also showed them how to do gradients with sponges. After that, my favourite part, stamping! Once I was done showing all my tools and techniques it was time to play. I had taken my +- 300 polishes with so that everyone can have as much fun as I always do. The ladies had a blast! In the process we also managed to raise R360 for the Movember Foundation.
Thank you so so much to each and every person involved. It was a lovely day and I am looking forward to planning the next one. I do have some photo’s and I am will add them to the bottom of the post as well as on Facebook.
Now for a little surprise. I have one spare gift bag and I thought I would share it with someone who couldn’t be at the #DBNPolishParty. I have been quite secretive about what is in the gift bag so it is a huge surprise. I will be showing you the contents of my gift bag (there were some variances) at some point during this week.
Rules are simple.
- All you have to do is leave a comment telling me what you would’ve like most if you were at #DBNPolishParty or what you would’ve liked to do if you were there. All the other options are completely optional. As usual, I will never force you to like pages or tweet or follow. I will however appreciate any love shown towards the sponsors.
- Prize is only valid for someone living in South Africa. I will only post to a South African address.
- The giveaway will end on Friday 6 December at midnight and the winner will be announced on Saturday morning. The winner will have until midday Monday 9 December to claim their prize before another winner will be drawn.
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I am so thankful to everyone involved. The ladies who attended, the sponsors, the people who helped me with ideas and suggestions, Blue Zoo for a great venue and great service. Just so humbled. Thank you!
I hope that there will be just as great a turnout at the next one. Until then, enjoy the photos below
Thanks for reading