Friday, July 27, 2012

Cosmoprof 2012... The Experience

when i left my hotel for Mandalay Bay, where Cosmoprof was held, i had no idea what to expect. frankly, i was pretty terrified! luckily, there were loads of signs pointing the way, so finding the press room wasn't too big of deal. once i made it up to the press registration desk, my badge wasn't ready yet, so i had to wait a bit. this turned out to be a really lucky break, because it enabled me to meet some other bloggers! i really had to force myself to go up to them and say hi... although you would probably never know it if you've met me in person, on the inside i'm painfully shy! (some of you out there might be shaking your heads in disbelief right now) once all the bloggers were ready to head in to the conference, my badge still wasn't quite ready, so the sweet Lindsey of Neverland Nail Blog stayed behind with me :)

i was so privileged to receive a press badge for the event, i'm hanging in up at my nail desk as a memento!

walking into this conference was completely overwhelming... there were 856 exhibitors there... along with over 25,000 attendees! this started up two days of walking... i have no idea how many miles we walked... absolutely loads. i think tomorrow i'll do a post on some of the exhibitors i met saw! the groups changed around a bit, but i mostly palled around with Shelley (Polarbelle) and Destany (Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom). we were constantly meeting with companies and learning about the product line, we barely to took time to eat!

this book had information on all the exhibitors... and it's tabbed! how handy is that?!

the bloggers had events to go to both nights i was there, the first one was with Ninja Polish and Katie Cazorla from Nail Files, the second night was The Layla Party! i really enjoyed hanging out with everyone in a social setting... there wasn't much time to chat during the day. 

if you are a blogger, i highly recommend going to Cosmoprof next year... you learn so much! not only about companies and their products, but also about blogging in general. i'm so glad all my family and friends pushed me to go... it was definitely worth overcoming the fear.

so, what do you all think? would you be interested in attending Cosmoprof next year? Ria :)


  1. i'm painfully shy so I totally get it. But girl, you went in there and man, I was in awe of your can do attitude! Totally in awe.

    1. thanks :D nothing to it, but to do it, right!? xoxox


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