A few months ago, I was lucky enough to receive a phone call from my manager inviting me to attend the 2017 Cetaphil experience in Phuket Thailand last week!!
I was one of three people from Australia chosen to attend, joining other influencers from all across Asia. I couldn't have been more honored (and excited) to have been selected. I've been using Cetaphil since I was 16 years old as my daily cleanser and moisturiser and had just started my 12 year old on the same products and routine.
The five day stay at the JW Marriott KhaoLak consisted of me actually getting on a plane (well several actually), attending workshops, learning all about skin and body health, meeting new people, filming and photo shoots. To say it was an absolutely incredible experience is an understatement. I met some of the most wonderfully kind, talented and professional people that I could've been asked to work with. More specifically the Australian Cetaphil team Lochlan and Elya you were both amazing!! @cetaphilaustralia and the two other Australian bloggers were a big part of making the whole experience as incredible as it was.
Corrin was the skin expert that brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to the "Experience". We relentlessly bombarded her with a multitude of questions on a multitude of subjects and Corrin did not miss a beat in having an informative answer for them all. Make sure to keep an eye out on the Cetaphil Australia Instagram page for answers to other questions that we also received via social media!
As one of three influencers coming from Australia I was nervous and a little anxious to meet the other two girls Renee and Jules. What would they be like? Could I relax? God please let them just be kind! Little did I know that I had so little to worry about as we would all connect so well, so quickly and form a great open and honest friendship. The dynamic of the whole trip could've been completely different and made for a long week with some different personalities. I was envisioning worst case scenario being something akin to this years "The Bachelor" group.
Jules Coffey @newmumstheword a blogger and Mumma from Newcastle in New South Wales was who I met first. I'll tell you she's as gorgeous in real life as she is in her photos and has the beautiful soul and personality to match. We clicked instantly and it was so nice to meet and work with someone so genuine and loving.
I met Renee Enright @reneeenright next and the only word I can think to describe this Stylist and Mumma that even comes close to her is "panache and eloquence" (see I couldn't help but use two words). Renee oozes style and beauty and her no nonsense laid back personality is what caught my eye. Again, we clicked instantly and it was as if the three of us had known each other for years. We bonded over work, kids and life in general which was helped along nicely by a few daquires next to the pool. It was such a breath of fresh air to be in another country, working alongside such beautifully kind people.
I'm still coming down from such an amazing week, something that I will treasure forever and hope to be able to experience again. The Cetaphil Experience 2017 definitely lived up to it's title, it was absolutely an "Experience" and one that I'm so grateful I was selected to be a part of. There is so much I cant wait to share with you all, so keep an eye out xx