Cosmo hustle 2018

A week back I got to experience a very different event which really opened my eyes to the influencer industry in South Africa. Cosmopolitan hosted an event where South African influencers spoke about the realities of the industry and what they have had to do to get to where they are today. My overall opinion of Cosmo Hustle 2018 was that it was really worth it and what I learnt will be helpful in making my dreams become a reality.

I was extremely nervous about going to attending an event by myself is something very outside of my comfort zone. Of course being who I am I was there early which did not help my nerves. The start of the event was a very lovely breakfast buffet which was great as it gave people a chance to interact and meet new people. I met two very lovely ladies who I learnt a lot from through the conversations we had throughout the day. I have to say that the breakfast was very impressive, there was fruit, smoothies, muffins and lovely pastries. I was not expecting such an amazing buffet.

The goodie bag

When we were allowed into the hall there were goodie bags on our chairs that totally blew my mind. I was not expecting such a high-quality bag of gifts. In the bad was a very good quality umbrella from Guess as well as a Guess magazine and a voucher for R500 off if one spend R2000 at Guess. Then there was a lipstick from 3ina a brand I can not wait to get to know better. A selfie light which I’m not sure ill use but I still feel it is useful. Aprils issue of Cosmo was in the bag too as well as a notebook and pen. There was also a bottle of wine which I look forward to opening soon.

The speakers and lunch

I was very impressed by the speakers as they  spoke very well and they covered a wide area of knowledge. We got to hear about what a brand looks for when looking into influencers and then hear from three influencers what they have had to do to get to where they are today. It was so nice to hear about South African people who are being so successful in an industry that is very much so filled with people from the UK and US.

During lunch time we got to walk around and I spent some time at the 3ina brand, a separate post will be coming soon on there makeup. Once again I was blown away by the food, the vegetarian food that they offered was amazing and so were the hamburgers. We also got to taste the champagne and wine from the vineyard that was sponsoring the event.


My overall opinion

At the end of the day, I was totally amazed by the quality of the event. The ticket was R150.00 and it included breakfast and lunch, a goodie bag, four speakers, the chance to try some makeup out and the valuable opportunity to interact with new people. Just from my experience with this event, I will for sure be attending future Cosmo events.




  1. Kayla

    April 1, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    Wow that sounds like an incrediable time! I love Cosmo and I have for years, so it doesn’t surprise me they would throw an over-the-top event. 😊 I’m glad you were able to get out of your comfort zone and have fu ! That’s always hard.

    1. admin

      April 1, 2018 at 5:31 pm

      It was so scary but in the end it was worth it

  2. Alice

    April 1, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    This sounds like such fun! You look great too and I’m glad you enjoyed your goodie bag, sounds like there were some lovely bits in it!
    Alice Xx

  3. Tori

    April 1, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    I always love a goodie bag (who doesn’t?) but that one looks amazing!
    Sounds like you had a great time, I’m so glad that you were able to do something that scared you a little! It’s definitely worth getting out of your comfort zone once in a while, you never know where it might take you!

    Tori |
    Latest blog post: Easter Shortbread Recipe!

  4. Perrine - Ola Banana

    April 1, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    Sounds like a great event! Glad you enjoyed it 🙂


  5. Gabrielle Banner

    April 1, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    Ahh sounds like you had great fun and also chuffed you went on your own – you go girl!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻❤️❤️

  6. Stephanie Jay

    April 2, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    Sounds like you had a brilliant time at a great event! Well done for going outside your comfort zone, that must have been hard x

  7. Ellyn Rebecca

    April 2, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    Looks like a very fun event! That floral wall looks gorgeous!

    Ellyn x | Life Of A Beauty Nerd

  8. Leigh Clrk

    April 4, 2018 at 7:17 am

    Wow?! Sounds like you had such an amazing time – I’m not even over that goodie bag?! How incredible! I’d love to be able to get to go to an event like that! Xxx

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