BLOOMING with ILLY 3.0 - Under The Sea High Tea
Assalamualaikum and Olla everyone!
Hope you re doing great. I still remember the Blooming 1.0 and now look where we are! Today, I would like to share with you my humble experience hosting blooming with illy 3.0. This time around we are doing knowledge sharing regarding beauty. The event was hosted on 4 April 2019, last weekend.
The initial plan is to host a bbq on a rooftop, however since I can't be able to get a sponsor for the food, the best I could afford is to bring 30 pax for a nice High Tea at Hilton Garden Inn Puchong. The reason why I pick Hilton Garden Inn is that our family have stayed there before plus we genuinely like the services there. Instead of just sharing it on my blog, I guess it would be a better idea to bring my friends to come to experience it too!
After doing a poll on my Instagram stories (you may check out highlight Blooming 3.0), the majority voted for ''Under The Sea" theme. Thank you, everyone, for helping me to decide and to co-create this event together. I wish I can tell you that there is an event company or agency who handle the whole event, maybe one fine day. For now, let's make the best of my resources. I spent a couple of hours at night after work, every week to put the event together. From communication with brands, concept, execution and to each little cut-out decor on the table. I felt a great amount of happiness while planning and executing this event and I could have not done it without the help of people around me. Do excuse my daughter hand in the picture, she is curious with the print-out food topper haha..
Then the event date came! Weeehooo.. felt like giving birth haha so nervous every time before the event. Thank you to my husband who has been nothing but loving and supportive. He helps me to hand pick all the seashells decor, meet up brands to pick up sponsored products and once again he is the mc for the event. Thank you, for pouring so much with no expectation in return!
Sponsors have been nothing but sweet and generous! Look at this lovely note with the signature of all the team behind Catrice Cosmetics and Palmers Malaysia. I was so touched with their words of encouragement especially on the handwritten note (check it out on my insta highlight). Big warm THANK YOU to Jason, Annie, Salsa, Ain and Alif. Hope to meet and hug each one of you in person soon. Please visit both Catrice and Palmers instagram and send them some love back!
Also, do expect a couple of makeup tutorial video using Catrice Cosmetics and lots of blog review coming up very soon. *wink wink*
Will definitely be featuring my favorite blending pearl make up sponge from Breena Beauty. I know I have said this many times over, but I genuinely love using the blending pearl. In fact, I have been using it almost daily. I love how soft and squishy they are. It makes my foundation application so much effortless. Which is why I am over the cloud when Sabrina Tajuddin the co-founder of Breena Beauty reach out to say that they want to be part of Blooming 3.0
I remember how happy I felt knowing that all my guest will go home with the blending pearl and get to enjoy such a great product by homegrown brand. Plus their pearl and seashell packaging match the '' Under the Sea High Tea" theme. What a lovely coincidence. Huge thank you to Breena Beauty for the generosity!
I also like to thank En Azuadi the Assitant Manager - Food and Beverage Operation, Nia, and also Rara for helping me to ensure that event flow was smooth. Also, want to give a shout out to Chef Shafiq and all kitchen staff who help to prepare a nice high tea for us that day. Not forgetting, Mr Kumar the GM of Hilton Garden Inn Puchong and also super iron PR lady Kiran from Hilton Malaysia. Thank you for such a great experience working together. Do you know that Hilton Garden Inn is kind enough to sponsor a Grand Prize of 3D2N stay (inclusive breakfast) to One of my guest? Each guest is entitled to join an online instagram contest that happens for two weeks.
I actually have 6 guests who can't make it to the event it means I got 6 sets of extra products! Don't be sad if you didn't get to join the event or that contest because I am running another giveaway on my Instagram and you will get a chance to win products by sponsors too! You will get all products except Tanamera range because I already return the extra to them. However, if you are interested to try them out ( you won't regret, I promise!) do check out their website since you can get the Weekend Wellness Kit at RM75.
Look at those masks!! The cutest mask I ever tried on. I remember reading about it in my late friend Fiona Loh blog and sooo happy that Kocostar Malaysia willing to sponsor not one but three sheets of the fruity cute mask to all guest. I can't help but trying them on with my kids haha.. you can see all the cute mask via Kocostar Malaysia instagram and you may purchase these sliced sheet mask from Guardian outlet near you.
I actually have all range of these sliced sheet mask and really can't wait to share it with you on my blog, very soon.
Taaa daa... Those who tried Tanamera products before will know how awesome they are! I'm thankful that Tanamera has been kind enough to sponsor Blooming 1.0 and Blooming 3.0 on top of that I also have arranged a special Floral Fun Brunch with them before. Thank you, Catherine, Elaine, En Razali for all the arrangement done prior to the event.
Sooooo happy to everyone's smiling face. From the bottom of my heart, I would like to sincerely apologize if there is any aspect of the event that does not meet your expectation. Feel free to give me feedback as I always strive for continuous improvement. Thank you so much for willingness to drive all the way to the venue, to spend your valuable Saturday evening with my humble family. I could never repay back your time, hence I tried my very best to make it as memorable as possible.
Thank you (from the left) Liza, Hafiz, Tyra , Lan, Yuki , Diya, Auntie Patricia, Claudine, Charlotte, Laura, Taufik, Sabrina Tajuddin, Farah, Lienda, Ayue Idris, Comel Azhar, Kak Sarie, Mira , Anfaal and hubby.
Thank you for all the shout out that was done during and after the event, appreciate every single one of it. Glad to see you enjoying products that I personally believe in.
Here is the glimpse of the table setting. Hoping to do an even better theme, with a more awesome arrangement in the future.. Feel free to throw in a suggestion on what theme shall the next blooming be, I was thinking to plan Blooming 4.0 after raya, already have a location in mind (DESSERT!!!) but still working on fine-tuning the rest of the details. Don't miss out the announcement (on my insta timeline) and the link to register your interest (my insta stories) soon.
I would like to write a special appreciation to Farah from Guardian Malaysia. Thank you for believing in me. Thank you for spending your time to support this humble event. Thank you for replying my email and ws even late at night. Thank you for being such a great friend. I actually know Farah for many years and have always been adoring her work ethic. She is one of the most hardworking and most sincere person, I personally knew. Will always be grateful that our path crossed.
Not trying to tempt you, but hello look at those yummy pastries!! Sorry that I can only host a limited number of guest. I will try my very best to host more guest in the future. If it is up to me, I want to spread as much love, do as many sharing session to as many people possible. No harm to dream big, because with a dream, hope will come and with hope and strong intention and action, nothing is impossible.
Alright, we are at the end of this post. Thank you for spending your time to read this up. Thank you for being here with me on this journey. Really hoping that I am able to spread some hope, love, and happiness into your life. If I am lucky enough, I am also hoping that you will pass this on to the people around you.