Remember when I talked about the Bag of Love Unboxing party at Delectable Treats? Pardon me, allow me to correct myself – I meant unzipping. Far be it from me to offend Mi Mi by likening the bag to other beauty boxes out there. The fact that it’s in a bag instead of a big rigid box is one of my favourite things about it afterall 😀
I’m going to break the reviews down into 3 parts just because it would be impossibly long-winded otherwise, but I really do want to cover every inch of what you should know. So here’s PART 1: The unzipping event.
Fifteen bloggers were invited to the unzipping party organized by The Butterfly Project Malaysia in collaboration with Bag of Love and Delectable Treats by Su. I went to the second session just so I’d be deliriously ravenous for food and go on a majorly aggressive food rampage. MUST. EAT! Haha. Can you just imagine all the people running screaming from me and tossing their scones and muffins behind their back to get rid of me?
The event purportedly starts at 2, but you know what it’s like with 15 people wielding about their big cameras, taking about a zillion shots and covering every surface of the entire place (because we love you and want you to get the full experience, okay! We’re so rajin.) So the actual thing started much later.
After all the crazy tonggeng photo-and-video taking, dessert-drooling… everyone’s been introduced to each other – ice broken, and any shyness rid of, we all took a seat for dear Tammy to officiate the event.
A round of applause for Tammy please for making her second officiating speech of the day! (no photos of Tammy herself as I was too near to take pics!)
I do want to share some of what she said. Tammy is basically the backbone of the entire community, coordinating all these and doing it all while juggling two other full-time jobs (!!), not to mention doing this just on a voluntary basis. I feel like the major driving force behind all the time and effort she puts into this is her passion and heart. Really, to be committing to this with a lot more already on your plate, that’s really admirable isn’t it? And here’s a fun snippet: a lot of other beauty subscription boxes have approached her for a collaboration before and she’s refused all of them. But she decided to support Mi Mi & Bag of Love because she could sense the shared passion. Isn’t that sweet? It’s true, too. She’s really passionate and lives and breathe beauty. I’ll do a background write-up on the Bag of Love’s pretty founder soon for some inspiration to all of you.
Next, Mi Mi gave her welcoming speech. It was so easy to like her. She related how she started and the concept behind Bag of Love, and then assured us that she’s not demanding a positive review, only an honest one. It’s always great to hear this because whenever I’m told please only convey the things I like and keep the negative comments from the blog, it’s a deal-breaker for me. One of the important components between my readers & I is trust, and that they can trust my credibility. I’m not about to shout out perfect A’s when that’s not what I feel. She also shared with us that some of the shipments of the April bag leaked and sought out advice on reshipment. Remember when I told you about the customer service rivaling my favorite store, SC? This is another display of it. She was very apologetic and regretful, and she sent out another bag to replace theirs that had the leak.
The owner of Delectable Treats, the infamous Su, wasn’t present for the event because she’s pregnant. I would have liked a speech from her as well, yet another talented home-grown lady.
With the speeches concluded, the bags were passed around (yay!)
With the countdown marking our collective unzipping, you could hear audible gasps around the table. Not to mention the multitude of facial expressions, ha!
Do show them some love!
The Butterfly Project Malaysia
Bag of Love
Delectable by Su
P/S Don’t forget, this is only write-up 1 of 3. I’ll tell you more about April’s Bag of Love and the food at Delectable Treats by Su soon. 😉
Yesterday was National Scrapbook Day! Possibly my favorite day of the year, with all the crafts galore. Here’s what I made the day of the tea party for my cousin’s wedding! I recently hauled bottles of mists and used them all on the card. I adore the shimmer mist!