Saturday, April 21, 2012

blush pretty beauty board

my friend and i went to an amazing event last weekend called the beauty board, which was organized by stephanie of blush pretty. the event featured amazing food, mancarons, drinks, and music. best of all was the extremely diverse representation of brands! all the participants got to be beauty editors for the day, trying out new products, chatting with the vendors and each other, and providing feedback on little cards that would be turned in at the end of the evening in exchange for a huge swag bag! this was the best event i've been to in a long time - it completely exceeded my expectations.

there were a ton of brands showcased at the beauty board and i was super excited to try out a whole bunch of different products i had never seen in stores. most of the vendors had products available for purchase at discounted prices so it was a great opportunity to take home a few extra goodies. not only that, but at the end of the event, we were all provided with personalized swag bags, which were chock full of amazing products.

for your viewing pleasure, i have also included tons of photos of the items that were in my swag bag, along with the items that i purchased.

from left to right:
batiste dry shampoo for dark and deep brown hair // purchased by me
batiste dry shampoo with floral and fruity scent // swag bag
splat long lasting color complete kit in pink fetish rose // raffle prize
splat washables in hot 4 pink // swag bag

covergirl intense shadowblast in beige blaze // swag bag
covergirl lashblast 24 hour in very black // swag bag
covergirl blast flipstick lipcolor in stunner // swag bag
revolution organics freedom gloss in integrity // swag bag

cheeky monkey nail polish in camel toe, party whore, and free love // purchased by me

cheeky monkey the balm in juicy lucy raspberry // swag bag

crawford street skin care lemon deodorant cream // purchased by me
crawford street skin care spearmint-vanilla lip balm // swag bag
consonant ultra moisturizing organic face cream for dry skin // swag bag

ella's botanicals almond scrub, lavender rose, anoint me // purchased by me
sample of anoint me // swag bag

kaia naturals juicy bamboo facial cleansing cloths // swag bag
ecotools kabuki brush // swag bag
ecotools buffing brush // purchased by me

pantene pro-v aqua light shampoo // swag bag
pantene pro-v aqua light conditioner // swag bag
pantene pro-v aqua light weightless conditioning shake // swag bag

a paper story thank you cards // swag bag

pure + simple collagen elastin plus // swag bag
pure + simple blush in soleil // swag bag

left: the sweet elaine from toronto beauty reviews and me. elaine is also an avon / mark representative and had a variety of items on display at the beauty board. right: the lovely stephanie from blush pretty.

me with the incomparable sommer from flirt custom lash studio! sommer was kind enough to provide me with a relash at the event and we got to catch up on our monthly chats. :)

other brands that were at the beauty board included apothekerri beauty (i ate the delicious cake lollipop she provided us in our swag bag), stella + dot, silpada, featherband, and Jessie Boy Blue.

this event was so much fun! i believe the next beauty board will be in october and, if you love trying new products, enjoying great food and drink, networking with like-minded people in an awesome atmosphere, you should definitely check it out!

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