September 15, 2015

Pegasus Live: My First Event*


A couple of weeks ago, I was almost squealing with excitement at the sight of my inbox, and let me tell you why! A lovely lady called Adrienne from Pegasus Beauty had contacted me with an invite to Pegasus' 'Healthy Beauty Showcase' 2015. I don't think I've ever replied to an E-mail quicker and was ecstatic to RSVP 'yes!'


Somebody asked me not long ago what my 'ultimate blogging dream' was, and I told them that the dream was to be regularly invited to events and meet-ups and use blogging as a platform to meet new people. Call it luck, but when that E-mail landed in my inbox, I was thrilled and felt a little sense of achievement!


The event took place on Tuesday, 8th September at Mary Ward House conference and exhibition center in Tavistock Place, London. Though I study in central London, the longest summer break ever meant that I hadn't visited the city in quite a while, which just added to the excitement!


The following brands were all present at the showcase: Eau Thermale Avene, Bio-Oil, Collection, Dr Organic, Ladival, Lloyds Pharmacy, Manuka Doctor, Micro Nail, Rapidwhite, Skincere, Solgar, Trilogy, Weleda and Witch. The event promised exciting new launches and live demos and I was really impressed with how everything was laid out! I even got the opportunity to speak with a leading dermatologist about the effect season changes can have on our skin.








I was super excited to visit the Collection stand and discover more about their new, upcoming launches. I have always loved Collection, as they offer affordable alternatives to some of the premium beauty items on the market. Their representative even told me that they 'draw [their] inspirations from the bigger brands such as MAC and Urban Decay ... the difference being, if you don't like the product, well, you tried. Give it to a friend...' I agree and love that the brand totally owns their standing and position in the current market. Celebrity makeup artist Francesca Neill was on hand to offer a colour matching service for Collection's new Illuminating Touch foundation, and I even got a bottle to keep!


In the evening, there was an opportunity to attend a healthy beauty forum and Q&A session with the panel. Premium market analyst, Imogen Matthews (@prembeauty) talked us through some beauty statistics; Anna Marie Solowij (@annasolowij) (co-founder of BeautyMart and beauty journalist) discussed the influence that the Asian beauty market and trends is set to have on the West; and blogger extraordinaire, Jane Cunningham (British Beauty Blogger) spoke about the blogging side of things and PR relations. The forum was extremely insightful, and it was lovely to hear women speaking with such passion.



How adorable are these cupcakes? Cake and champers was definitely a bonus!



Here's my first ever press pack, lovingly put together by Pegasus and the brands they represent. People often assume that blogging is all about the freebies, but that definitely isn't the case. You rarely get something for nothing in this world. To me, this is simply clever marketing. There are items in this pack that I would never dream of searching for and purchasing, but now I have them, of course I will give them a go!

To sum it up, I had a fantastic time at the Pegasus Healthy Beauty Showcase and Forum 2015. I had a lovely day sipping tea and champagne, seeing some familiar faces from the blogosphere in real life (so weird, ha!), and speaking to leading experts and meeting new people. 

*This post contains items received in a press pack, but does not contain any affiliate links.
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31 comments

  1. sounds like a fun event! Congrats!!

    the collection foundation looks really good!

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. Thank you Pam! I have tested it out and it is really good for the price!xx

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  2. That is so cool! I'm happy for you and I hope I will get an invitation to something like that sometime in the future :) That would be so exciting :)

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    1. You will! :) Thank you very much, I was over the moon to be invited!xx

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    2. I can only imagine! I wish you many more :)

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  3. This sounds so exciting Laura! What a great opportunity! Just saw the Avene Triacneal in your goody bag too, I love love love it!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. It was super exciting Danielle, I had such a fab time! Glad to hear you love it, hopefully I will too :)xx

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  4. I love your style so much! GOALS! xo

    Love,
    Bri
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  5. Looks like it was a fun event ,wouldn't mind trying those cup cakes . Great post.
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  6. Congrats! I'm always so jealous of blogger events, because it seems like an amazing opportunity to get to meet new people in the blogging world! I love the theme as well, "inspiring healthy decisions in beauty".

    Angelina Is | Bloglovin'

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    1. I know exactly how you feel! Especially when you see people with lower follower counts/less experience than you attending events that you would just LOVE to go to! But every thing in time :)

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  7. Looks like you had an amazing time! The photos are great, how cute are those cupcakes?! I've never been to a blogging event, but this looks so fun!

    Lucy x- Yellowicing

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    1. I really did! The cupcakes were so good!

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  8. Sounds like a really lovely event with lots of awesome products and what an amazing goodie bag! Enjoy all the new products. Hope you had fun!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

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    1. Thank you Rae! Yet to explore all the products in depth, but look forward to doing so :)

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  9. Must have been lovely!
    Dora
    www.BangsBang.com

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  10. Sounds like you had a blast. Those cupcakes are the cutest. Good luck with the wall, I still love it, it was worth every single buck.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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    1. Sooo cute, right?! Very personal touch. Thank you, I love your wall!xx

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  11. Ah this looks amazing! I missed it as I live too far away. It's such a shame as I would have loved to met up with you!

    www.sophieslittlesecrets.co.uk

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    1. Ooh no, that is such a shame, Sophie!

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  12. I'm happy for you babe to be invited in such events.
    Way to go :)
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  13. It looks like it was sucha great event, also the Collection Illuminating Touch looks really intersting, I'd love to try something out, oh and the cupcakes really looked delicious!

    http://www.notesofglam95.blogspot.it/

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    1. I have used a Collection foundation before and was impressed, so wasn't too surprised that this one is just as impressing! :)

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  14. i've still never been to an event, this looks like a really nice one!

    danielle | avec danielle

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  15. I really like this a lot!

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  16. Sounds like a lovely event! I've never tried Collection makeup so I look forward to the review of their foundation :) xxx

    Hannah x hannatalks

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