A BIG thank YOU!

6 Jul

Remember that oh so very HOT Thursday about 2 weeks ago? Well, that day all bloggers were cordially invited by UPR , to come and join them for their second BIG YOU event. So heading down to their office, on a superb location (see pic), wearing shorts (yet sweating like a pig), we started of this amazing day with a nice cool drink by Liefmans & Vedett.

As always Elisabeth from UPR made us feel right at home and soon after the introduction we were busy planning our workshops and discussing what to start with. At first I was a bit reluctant to the thought of doing a yoga session in about 27°C, but hey, I am hardcore, plus it was tought by Nina De Man. Now who can say no to that?! Getting all yoga-ish in our super cool outfits by RITUALS (big thanks there!) , we were doing the downward facing dog before we knew it. Luckily Rituals thought of everything: a towel, deodorant and some body mist > just what we needed!

Rituals Yogasession

Yoga at UPR


After all that sweating it was time to show some legs in front of the camera! Yes, with a still yoga-red-sweaty-glow, but it was all about legs, thank God. So in front of a critical jury (peeps from Veritas and the lovely Mrs. Tiany Kiriloff) we did some twirling and presented ourselves as THE right person to participate in the new Veritas campaign and to win a €600 giftvoucher on top! Unfortunately, I didn’t win, but my congrats go out to fellow blogger Kim who did!

Off to workshop number 2 then! We gathered around a table full of M.A.C. make-up (you can already feel the excitement, right?) for a presentation by Elke Willemen on the upcoming make-up trends for this year. After that we could start creating on our own look on paper, using the M.A.C products. You can find mine below. I kept it pretty simple, ’cause that’s kind off how I like my look, colourful, yet not going drag queen.

MAC Presentation

MAC Trends MAC


MAC Drawing

Because it was so hot, UPR did think of something to cool us off a bit. Yessss, icecreaaaam!


So having that down my tummy, I was ready to explore the wonderful brand world that was spread through the office! At the Veritas table we could customize our own bag, using all kinds of materials. Buttons, ribbons, glue pistols, prints.. everything was there! Normally I’m really into this kind of tinkering, however I think my head was really overheated, ’cause there was no creativity coming on to the bag.

Veritas bag

Veritas tools

me at UPR

Moving on to the stuff I was capable of doing: posing. Yes, I’m such a poser, I know. At the Camper corner you could have our picture taken, with your favorite shoe of the collection. No, that wasn’t all. There was a big map hanging on the wall where you could pick a location where you really wanted to go. You can write a blog post about your choice of shoe + the travel location and maybe win a trip to Berlin or Barcelona! So keep an eye open, that post is coming up this week!


There was more posing going on near the Camper corner, this time at Swarovski. It’s every girls’ dream to stand next to James Bond and pick out any jewellery item you want. If you know me, it won’t be a surprise to you that I picked out the biggest piece of jewellery I could find to ‘frost’ myself. Add a martini and a gun and you get THIS ……


They didn’t just pick Mr. 007 for no reason of course >>>


For a refreshing stop you had to go to the L’Occitane booth. Oh my, these new VERBENA products are PERFECT for a hot summers/beachday. Soooo refreshing and they smell lovely. You should really go out and find these babies!


Remember how my creativity had melted away earlier? Well, same reason why I didn’t manage to create my own T-shirt at the Lavand table. Others were going at it like crazy though, so make sure to check out their results on their blogs!

After all that hard but fun work, it was time to have a drink and a bite to eat. Thanks to UPR we could fill our blogging bellies with amazing BBQ food and have a chat about this great day.


Last but not least we got an inspiring speech from the Timberland peeps on how we should think about the environment and be more GREEN. Because this is such an important element for them we got to take home the cutest little tree to plant on an original location throughout town. Whoever has the best location gets to win a pair of Timberlands. Unfortunately for me, my dad got really excited about the tree and wants to plant it in our garden. Can I take away all this fun? Of course not…



Recap of the day: HOT HOT HOT – cool brands – yummy food – good chats – nice stuff to win >>> For all of this a BIG thank YOU goes out to the UPR team who put an enormous effort into this project to spoil our little blogging asses. We really appreciate it!

Can’t wait for the next edition!

xoxo Sofie


2 Responses to “A BIG thank YOU!”

  1. Lien July 8, 2012 at 16:07 #

    Leuk verslagje! 🙂

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