Blogapalooza 2014 happened on a Saturday, October 11, 2014. It wasn't scheduled to start until 10am, but knowing how bad traffic could get on Saturdays, I left our house at exactly 8am. Well. Surprisingly, the route that the fx driver took was completely traffic-free, so I was already in SM Aura at 9am.
Starbucks was still closed, so I had no other choice but to hang out at Paul Maison De Qualite since it was the only establishment open that early. I decided to have brunch and ordered a plate of their Omelette Complete and a cup of decaf black coffee. Yeah, that's me for you. Haha!
As soon as my friend Donna of Honey's Haven arrived, we headed upstairs to the SMX Convention Center to join in on this year's Blogapalooza.
It was my first time attending a big event for bloggers, and I gotta say that Blogapalooza did not fail to impress. There were lots of sponsors and attendees, and there was a band too! My friend Donna and I were one of the early birds because we had to leave by 2pm, so we were not able to enjoy some of the other booths that opened a bit late.
I think we were able to go through pretty much all of the booths that were already open while we were there, but let me highlight the ones that I enjoyed the most.
1. Sample Room
I absolutely loved Sample Room's booth! It was so prettily done in white and pink and it was totally dainty!
Sample Room is a website where you can "buy" samples of products using points. I love the concept, because it lets us test new products before we buy full-sized products at the regular retail price. If you want to find out more about how it works, you can go to Sample Room's website, or simply click this link.
If you haven't already noticed, I'm a sucker for anything pink. So when I saw this Pop-A-Zit game, I knew I just had to drop by their booth.
Because I was able to "pop a zit" using a dart (In one try! Haha!), I got a Flawless loot bag and a voucher that gives me a 20% discount on facials and/or shape and sculpt if I visit one of their branches with a friend. Who wants to join me?
You can check out their website to learn more about their services and products. You can also find a list of their branches on the website.
3. Imagine Nation
Imagine Nation had an adorable booth too. They had a makeshift hot air balloon where you could pose and have your photo taken. Right after my friend and I had ours taken, the Maxicare Bear dropped by and posed for a photo. He looked totally adorable!
It just occurred to me that our photo was taken by Imagine Nation's photographer and I couldn't find a soft copy anywhere. I wish I was able to have someone shoot us using my camera. Hehe!