Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Beauty Sample Sale Chicago tonight. I think it included Lavanilla Lip
Shines, Milani Baked Bronzer, Haken Body Butter, Mirabella Beauty
Colour Palettte, Ouidad Control Heat & Humidity Styling Gel, a hair
product from Redken, and a product from Tria (maker of the hair
removal device). I am not sure of the contents because I revived a
press pass to the event minus the goodie bag. As a result, I quickly
took a photo of the goodie bag before leaving.
Flirty Girl Fitness in Chicago. Lots of
women enjoyed themselves as they took advantage of free beauty
services such as nail polish changes and dry hairstyling and mini
makeovers from salons (Blueberry Moon, FM Hair Studio, Nails Naturally) as well as manufacturers like Eveline Cosmetics Kryolan and
PurMinerals. Making a custom lip gloss for $15 at the Bomber Betty
booth was popular as women waited and waited to create their perfect
lip gloss. Skin care companies in attendance included AnthroSpaLogic, Cosmedicine, Sella, Eveline Laboratories, and TreSkin RX.
I spun the wheel at the Cosmedicine booth and won an eye
cream. Also got a skin diagnosis from Cosmedicine - I have combination skin with hyperpigmentation. At the Shape Magazine booth I won a "Jurassic Park" blu-Ray 3-
Disclosure: I received a press pass to the event minus the goodie bag.
You can read about this hairspray was banned in the US, reformulated and relaunched at http://www.haironthebrain.com/2010/03/l’oreal-elnett-satin-hairspray-2/
Macy's State Street in Chicago was one of the stores to get a live feed. The store offered karaoke of Taylor's songs. I held the mike for the phone but did not sing. I have done karaoke publicly only once in my life. Macy's also offered free makeovers from Elizabeth Arden (creator of the fragrance) and feather application on hair for those who made a purchase.
Many vendors showed up for the event. The Oakbrook cosmetic trend shows are the most attended in the entire country according to the company. Chantecaille, Osmotics, Tela Beauty were some of the companies represented.
Many vendor representatives showed up to talk about their new fragrance launches. Prada Candy was a big focus for the event. You can see that the event host wore hot pink in honor of the new scent. Bottega Veneta, Burberry Body, Elie Saab, and Jimmy Choo were some of the highlighted new products.
Okay, I've gone too long without blogging. I have been swamped at work. And any time I've spent on social media has gone to tweeting at @virginiaalee. I'm now back to blogging and will be reviewing some old events I've attended to see if I should do a blog post on them or not.