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Beauty Event : My Experience At Salon Melbourne

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Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of attending Salon Melbourne.  Now before you get confused, Salon Melbourne is not a beauty salon to get your hair and nails done.  In fact, it’s a hair and beauty exhibition catered towards salon professionals featuring beauty brands, the latest products and the best in the creative industry education.  {}

Before I went into the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, I was a little bit apprehensive because I was there on my own and I felt a tad silly for bringing my it’s-not-a-DSLR-but-it’s-still-bulkier-than-a-point-and-shoot-camera.  I told myself that I’d do a quick walk around, snap some pics and leave in 30 minutes.  30 minutes turned into 2.5 hours!!!  There was so much to see.  It was so much fun!

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I watched a mini fashion show and catwalk parade with the latest must-haves in hair, make-up and fashion.  (Dayummm, those models had legs that went on forever!!  My cankles trembled in shame!)

I learnt about the new hair trends and how to use a hair rat to create the big oomph-y bun.  (Sorry, I’m not too familiar with the hair jargon so I just invented my own!)

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There was a wall filled with editorial photos of Australia’s talented peeps.  I loved the creativity, the colours and the photography.

I spent forever at make-up stalls admiring at the products and wondering what to buy.  OPI were selling all nail polishes for $10 AUD – bargainous!!  (It was like make-up display porn!)

I bought some goodies and I ended up getting toe cramp!  I know, right?!  Thank God there was a Media Lounge where I could rest my feet and Tweet!

What did I end up buying?  I’ll show you tomorrow so join us again 🙂

So how did you spend your Saturday?  Were you at Salon Melbourne too?  I wonder if it’s an annual event because I would definitely go back next year!

UPDATE :  Yay!  It is an annual event.  Next year in 2013, the dates are Sunday 14th and Monday 15th of April!

My Evening At The Australian Open Thanks To Dove

Can you remember what you were doing on Tuesday evening?  Do you think you’ll remember what you were doing on Tuesday evening in 5 years time??  Well, I am 99.9% sure that I will always remember what I was doing on the evening of Tuesday 17th of January 2012!  My hubby and I had the pleasure of attending the Australian Open thanks to one of their sponsors, Dove.  (Pictured with me is the beautiful Laura, the Dove PR)

And to me, it was a BIG deal because I’ve always watched tennis (Wimbledon, might I add) on TV so this was my first live tennis match at the Aussie Open (There’s no grass!!  It’s blue courts!!) and I was seated in the second row at the Rod Laver Arena!!!  I got to watch these famous tennis stars – Lleyton Hewitt and Serena Williams – wiggle their bums and play tennis.  I got to listen and giggle at their tennis grunts!  Very memorable indeed!

When I heard that it was the first time Dove has sponsored the Australian Open, I was delighted for them.  I have always been a big fan of Dove and have previously blogged about their hand cream, make-up remover and body wash – and I have used their hand wash, deodorant and hair products too.

If you’re heading down to watch a bit of tennis yourself at the Aussie Open, be sure to check out Dove’s ‘Discover the Beautiful Truth’ Marquee where you will be able to experience Dove products and collect samples too.

Other #MBBE beauty bloggers – Tina, Val and Tine – attended this evening session too.  We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!  Thanks so much Dove!!!

For the next few days, my eyeballs will be glued to the TV to see who wins Australian Open 2012.  For the men, I’m thinking Roger Federer and for the women, Serena Williams.

So are you an Aussie Open fan too?  And what are your favourite Dove products?