Highlights from Lucky Mag Dior Pretty Party

Okay, seriously….I had the BEST time at the Lucky Dior party. The BEST time. Even better are the pictures that captured that event. Having a guy that understands your level of geekiness is one thing. But having one that also takes a day off from work to help you take beautiful pictures is something else. We are two peas in and pod who have an enormous passion for photography. I think I’ll keep him. :cool:

Ahhh, but enough of the mushy stuff. Let’s jump right on it and talk about the awesomeness that was this party. It’s not everyday that I get the opportunity to host or even attend events like this in Florida. As a beauty blogger, I am forever struggling to find beauty events. The venues exist. The interest is there but alas…Central and South Florida are not big jumping grounds for the beauty industry. Although, I think they should be. When Lucky Mag approached me the opportunity to host a Dior Pretty Party, I quickly obliged. Because, um…who doesn’t love Dior?

I mean, hellooo…..

Lucky Mag said that I could invite 10 of my girlfriends. I have a lot of friends and family members in Miami but most aren’t obsessively in love with beauty the way I am. But I know who is. Beauty and fashion bloggers! I scrolled through my e-rolodex and contacted a few who I knew would appreciate and really enjoy an event like this. I reached out to them and got several resounding “YES!! I’ll come.” responses.

The day of the event arrived and I scurried over to the Dior counter in Bloomingdale’s at Aventura Mall. The makeup artists greeted me with lots of hugs and handshakes. They took me over to a nice little section of the store that was sectioned off us for us beauty gals. The Guy and I took took lots of pics and munched on some delicious cupcakes.

And uh…delicious is a total understatement. They were slammin’! Guests slowly started trinkling in and I greeted everyone with hugs. You know because this is the South…. We believe in huggin’ folx. :cool:


Tweets under the hashtag #LuckyDior went a flyin’ and everyone floated around meeting each other. Within minutes we were all giggling like we’d been girlfriends for years. Then our guide Sheba took the stand.

Aside from being my new beauty BFF, Sheba Vignale is Dior’s National Skincare Specialist. She travels internationally hosting and teaching events like this one. She was so so helpful, humorous and her energy radiated throughout the space. While Sheba talked to us about Dior Cosmetics’ Top 10 Products, makeup artists passed around the products and let us play in them.


Some of us got our faces done and others of us did our own faces. I even convinced my college friend Iris to try some red lipstick.

Sheba did my face!

And how she made my brows look halfway decent with that eyebrow pencil is beyond me. With beauty playtime coming to an end, Sheba announced that 10 gals would receive giftcards to be spent at the Dior counter. BUT only to those who answered the beauty trivia questions correctly. Considering there were 12 of us total (I got my own giftcard. Woot!), just about everyone got a card and we headed over to the Dior counter to buy up some goodies. And we posed for pics too.

Ohmigoodness, we had soooo much fun. I am wishing on a star that I get the opportunity to host and attend more events like this in Florida. It’s a rarity yo.

Special Thanks:
-Lucky Mag — Thank you so soooooo much!
-Bloomingdale’s in Aventura Mall
-The Dior counter and their wonderful makeup artists

Lots of hugs and love to the party guests!
-Ria Michelle
-Dee
-Erika
-Schevashea of Curves and Confidence
-Lourdes of No BS Just Beauty
-Ashley of A Sassy Woman
-Marissa of Makeup and Manicures
-Carmen of Viva Fashion Blog
…and Iris, Andrea and Amanda who we hope will start blogs soon

 

Lucky Mag + Dior Pretty Party hosted by yours truly!

Know the best kind of parties? Not house parties or costume parties but beauty parties. And I’m not even kidding. I will be hosting a pretty epic beauty party with weekend in Miami. Lucky Mag has asked me to gather 10 lovely ladies to join me at the Dior Counter in Bloomingdales at Aventura Mall. We’ll much on cupcakes, chit chat, watch the Dior makeup artists crank out gorgeous daytime and night time looks and we will be live tweeting every bit of it. The guests include some of Miami’s best fashion, beauty and lifestyle bloggers.

Follow the hashtag #LuckyDior. We will be sharing our reactions and uploading lots of pictures. The Guy will be tagging a long with me to take lots of pretty pictures so keep your eyes out for the post-party post. And if you are in the Miami area, stop on by and say hi!

Want me to check out anything in particular? Let me knowwwww. 8)

Hotel Hoppin': Hyatt Place in ATL is a winner

It’s been a while since I’ve stayed at a Hyatt. And for no specific reason either. When I travel, I usually stay at hotels where the conferences I am attending are. It just makes everything so much easier. But every now and then I need a quick (but safe and nice because I do have standards) hotel for a night or so.

Insert Hyatt Place Atlanta Airport North.

Around Orlando: Chevy Pizza Crawl

If you accidentally bit your computer screen trying to get a bite of that yummy pizza, I do apologize. Enticing, isn’t it? Pizza is my total weakness. Even though I have issues with cheese, it’s as if I forget all about them the minute I think about pizza. So when I was invited to host a Pizza Crawl with Chevy, no way was I going to turn that down. I popped a Lactaid, worked out SUPER hard the night before and was ready for the mission.

The challenge…drive around in brand new Chevy vehicles and check out 3 of Orlando’s top pizza places. You KNOW I was down.

INGLOT Cosmetics Opens Studio in Chelsea Market

Y’all know how much I LOVE Inglot. I’ve been bragging about them for several years now. And I love that they have been becoming more widely available. And not just in New York. I’ve heard of stores opening in Las Vegas, Miami and beyond. Keep your eyes peeled as one may be opening up near you.

Katie, one of Clumps’ NYC Reps, headed down to the Chelsea Market opening. She got her make up done and ended up snagging a ton of goodies. Hit the jump to see more.

Central Florida fair and…donut burgers?

Soooo, I went to the fair this past weekend and uh…it was an interesting experience. I think I’ve become such a snob. The fair used to be all about greasy food, rides that were intended to make you barf and games made you spend all of your money. And it’s still that. Except now…it bothers me. Take this for example…

W.T.F is that? Hit the jump to see some of the other interesting things I saw at the fair.

The Day I Drove a Camaro at Main Street in Motion

Yep, I did! I had the awesome opportunity of attending a Main Street in Motion event at Epcot where I had rows of rows of cars just waiting for ME to drive. More than 70 to be exact. While I checked out Chevy’s newest electric car and drove a Yukon Denali Hybrid and lusted over the massive Sierra HD, my heart was really with the lime green Camaro.

Hit the jump to see me behind the wheel! Or…wheels.