So remember about a month ago, actually maybe a bit more than that, i was selected to go to Allure headquarters for a 'Meet and Greet'? You can read about it here. Well, i was asked to represent Allure as one of five panelists at the HBA Global Expo in NYC on June 20th!!! I can't begin to describe the excitement i felt when i found out! This panel consisted of myself, Lavande (check out her awesome blog here, Rebecca (check out her awesome blog here), and the super sweet Diana and Ellen! This event basically consisted of a beauty chat moderated by Jill Steinbach Friedson of Allure. As you can imagine, i was in heaven chatting up a storm with these equally beauty enthused ladies! We basically addressed every aspect of beauty from how we purchase beauty products to packaging. The audience consisted of a room filled with Beauty industry representatives who were interested in hearing first hand from the beauty consumer. We, the panelists provided them with important information to share with their team. Overall, this was such a fun event! I feel so grateful to have had this opportunity and hope that there will be many more! Thank you Jill Steinbach Friedson and Jennifer Friedman for your generosity! I have to say they are so kind and approacheable making this process a lot less scary and a lot more fun! Thank you Allure for all the wonderful experiences you've given me this year! I feel so blessed!
Here are a few pictures from the event!
To the left are Allure staff members including Jennifer Friedman in the beige dress and Jill Steinbach Friedson in the bordeaux dress in the middle. To the right are the five panelists including myself and the above mentioned ladies. (Please note, these are iphone pictures so they're a bit grainy but you get the picture, no pun intended lol).
This picture is very grainy but worth sharing nonetheless
We then did a little shopping! First stop, Sephora... ofcourse, what else! So we picked up a few things but our favorite was this Kat Von D lip stain in Outlaw. It's insanely gorgeous and it stays on forever! Trust me, when i wanted to take it off, it decided that it didn't want to! lol
Last stop, Saks Fifth Avenue where i picked up this gorgeous Tory Burch tote! I don't typically buy black bags, not sure why but i love color (you wouldn't know that based on what i wore on this day but believe me, i typically wear lots of color)! I needed a travel tote for my trip to Curacao (which is why i've been MIA for a while) and can tell you that as a mom of twins, this bag held up beautifully! It honestly carried everything and more, was kicked around at the airport, on the airplane, and everywhere we visited in Curacao and it still looks brand new! Most importantly, the handles didn't fall off as i was sure they would with all that i carried in it! It's so roomy, it'll fit your entire life in it! I highly recommend it!