Blogapalooza 2014 - My First Blogapalooza Experience

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Blogapalooza 2014 is my first Blogapalooza experience ever. To sum it up in one word, it was legendary!

I was hesitant to register at first because I thought my blog is not that "big" yet. I'm glad I tried. Your blog doesn't have to be trending worldwide for you to enter Blogapalooza.

Blogapalooza---rescheduled last October 11 due to the typhoon last month---was held in SMX Convention Center SM Aura in Taguig. It was also my first time in SM Aura.

I arrived early and was like a kid on first day of school. Excited, a little apprehensive but generally happy to be there.

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Booths of sponsors showcased their products and services with their own gimmicks and offerings.

Food and drinks were not a problem as there were free taste from sponsors.

My friend Misai and I played Pop-A-Zit at the Flawless booth and got ourselves cool prizes; Flawless Stem Cell day and night cream and a pink beach towel.

(Below) Misai having her feet assessed at Dr. Kong's booth. I had mine done earlier before she arrived at the venue. They offer this service to their customers at their store branches. This is accurately done so that you'll know which type of feet you have so you can buy the shoes with the right design and fit for you. Cool!

My favorite booth was that of Sample Room. It's so girly!

Sample room was created to allow bloggers to sample a product first before buying it at full price. You only pay the shipping fee which is 100Php and they will deliver the product for you to try and make a review of. Aren't they thoughtful and considerate?

Check their site here.

Other giveaways and displays we found exploring the venue:
bowlers and  shades from Easy Taxi

pillows from Globe
board games from Game Time

wellness products from YSA

cool shoes from Crocs

Habitat For Humanity
new look of Jergens

Caronia nail products. They gave us samples after we posted
our photo at their booth on IG.
Natural stress buster Lactium. They gave us free samples.


I think Misai found a new sideline


Spotted: YouTube sensation Bogart the Explorer

One of the fun activities I enjoyed was designing my own doughnut at the Krispy Kreme booth.
1. Wear your gloves.
2. Grab a doughnut.
3. Dip into the melted chocolate (heavenly!).
4. Sprinkle and design.

I thought my design was a mess, but a stranger commented that she liked it. So, I guess there's still beauty in the mess that I made. :) 

We stayed to listen to sponsors and endorsers who introduced their services and products. Bloggers and other celebrities also talked about the influence and importance of social media to consumers and public in general.

The highlight of the event (for me) was the free food sampling and tour at the new Niu by Vikings. Oh, gosh it was a delight to both the palate and the eyes.

The food were sumptuous, the ambiance so cozy, the service was superb and the variety of food and drinks to choose from seems endless. We were also given a voucher which entitles us to get a 10% discount on our next visit! 

Here are some of our pics.

We were so satisfied we had to take a selfie. ^_^

It was an unforgettable and lovely Saturday. I was so full---of food, knowledge and enjoyment.

Our muscles were sore carrying around the freebies, and we were so sleepy after filling our tummies at Niu.

I went home exhausted, but I slept happy.

I can't wait for Blogapalooza 2015!!!

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  1. This looks like fantastic fun!!! Those donuts looks tooo divine, glad you had a great time!!!I wish I had some blogging events where I live, I would be in heaven haha!

  2. Ooh I have never heard of anything like this but it sounds like a great day and a lot of fun. I hope you get to go again next year!