Friday, November 4, 2011

Lets talk Beauty Social!

Two weeks ago I attended the very 1st annual Beauty Social hosted by I can honestly say I had the absolute best time! It was a two day beauty event held at the Loews Hotel in Santa Monica ca. Both days were jam packed with amazing guest speakers, the newest beauty products from the most elite brands out there and great people! so sit back relax and get comfy. Its recap time baby doll!

Day 1 (sat) - I arrived at the hotel around 1pm as I walked in I immediately noticed the incredibly pink and shiny decor, it was a every girls paradise. All of the booths were busy with girls getting pampered with manis by CND, lashes by LASH X , makeup by URBAN DECAY, BENEFIT, TEMPTU, SUGAR PILL and even getting there hair done by WELLA! At this point im thinking "ahhhh Im in flipplin beauty haven!"

Sugar Pill Cosmestics
After trying out all kinds of goodies and making friends with some of the nicest girls ever we took a seat in the lounge area where we found our selves carrying on a convo with Ning cho (the beauty editor of Marie Clair and beauty director for and Marissa Shipman (founder of the balm cosmetics) about the importance of doing what you love for a living! WHAT WORLD WAS I IN!?
Kathy, Marina, Ning And yours truly

Before we know it the clock strikes 5 pm and that means HAPPY HOUR! so we head down to the reception area. The small restaurant was crawling with beauty lovers, bloggers, youtube gurus and celebrity makeup artist. As we enjoyed champagne from the beach front balcony, all I could think was this has got to be the most exciting day ever and just then I met Miss Drea Brown and Miss Nyssa Green and it got that much better. Both women are at the TOP of the brown girl and beauty circuit and have the chops to back it! We discussed the importance of making all women including women of color feel beautiful and went back and forth with beauty business tips as the night ended I made my way to the door I received the most RIDICULOUS swag bag and almost passed out lol! SO much glamorous excitement in one day! As if thats not enough, there was still one more  whole day!!!!

The Girls With the incredible swag bags!

Day 2 (sunday) - Sunday morning I arrive bright and early around 10:30 as I had plans to meet a twitter friend of mine for the first time. Nicole is her name and SWEET is her game she is the best and she also brought her friend Raquel who was also fab so needless to say we were three peas in a pod all day! The line up for the  panel on sunday was unreal! We got advice from celebrity makeup artist BILLY B! Brown girl info from Miss Nyssa Green, Drea Brown and the fabulosity just goes on and on. The day ended with the amazingly sweet and talented Kandee Johnson!! When she spoke there wants a dry eye in the house. Her Positivity was contagious and I believe by the time her set was done every one was in the best mood. The best part of Sunday was that there was this under lying theme of the importance inner beauty.
Me, Miss Nicole and Miss Raquel
Brown Girl Beauty Panel
Kandee and me!!!
With all of that being said cannot wait for the 2nd annual Beauty social, ill be there with bells on!<3