I was very luck to get an invitation to attend the annual Johnson & Johnson awards 2017.
This was my first time attending the awards ceremony so I was very excited as these events are always a great opportunity to meet new people. It took place at the Hilton London Bridge, which was very fancy inside.
I arrived early because being late makes me super anxious, but being the awkward human that I am I didn’t want to go straight up to the room (I didn’t know anyone), so I faffed about in the toilet for about 15 minutes brushing my hair and topping up my makeup lol.
With about 10 minutes to go until the actual specified arrival time, I thought it would be acceptable to venture upstairs to mingle with everyone that had arrived. Turns out no one had arrived yet and I was the first ‘Guest’ argh soo awkward. However, all the brand specialists from Johnson & Johnson were there. It turns out when they say 6:30-10pm that’s just a rough guideline and most people arrive fashionably late. (Noted for next time) haha.
So… how to kill some time before other people arrive. Take my time at the cloakroom, do some more faffing in the toilet, then get myself a glass on wine…(I don’t even drink!).
I started speaking to the girls who worked for Johnson & Johnson, they were all really lovely and it turns out they all work super close to where I live, how cool is that.
Luckily a girl I knew from a previous event turned up so I felt ok after that.
At the event they had different stalls, you won’t believe how many companies Johnson & Johnson look after, it’s not just baby products. They have: Aveeno, Neutrogena, Clean & Clear, Listerine, Compeed, Piz Buin… the list goes on.
Each brand was showing off their lasted items (which I will do a separate blog post about).
We were all called into the awards room, with huge round tables and a stage for the judges and guest speakers to stand on. It wasn’t just beauty bloggers attending either, there were writers from all the best magazines too. Lots of different categories were mentioned and they would show a picture of the short listed names on the big screen.
It came to ‘Best Emerging Vlogger’ I sat there thinking oh I wonder who got this one. When out of the blue my name came up! I was so surprised I didn’t even have time to get my phone out and take a photo of it, I had no idea. I was so excited that not only had I been nominated but I got shortlisted… and I didn’t even know! haha That is just typical me.
Unfortunately I didn’t win but I am still so happy and grateful to each any everyone of you who watch and have subscribed to my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/AnnieQuinn89/
Here’s to making lots more videos and I hope you guys continue to enjoy them.
Thank you all for reading. Love Annie x