It was one of the first PR Health & Beauty events I had ever gone to let alone was involved in putting on. My first thought was, holy crap this was amazing. Mannfolk PR and Top Tier Media brought brands, bloggers, stylists and press together for a night of mingling, and appetizers and best of all…the swag bags baby.
Oh my lord the swag bags..but I’ll get to that soon enough. It was an amazing night to meet representatives from a ton of brands, some I had no idea who they were before the actual event. Of course we had a packed night and kept ourselves cool with cocktails from Devotion Vodka, Flavored Waters from Hint Water, and refreshed ourselves with detox drinks from The Skinny Lemon Company. I also went home with the best cupcake from Magnolia Bakery—like EVER! I STILL talk about those cupcakes and its a week later–they were THAT good.
We all met at the Mannfolk Showroom in L.A which featured some awesome clothing, shoes and handbags on the walls and had me and my girlfriend keep imaging ourselves wearing this or that. And only hoped that I would one day be able to wear a JM couture dress for a fancy event in my life.
I rubbed elbows with Mary Pergoda, National Director of J.F.Lazartigue. Met the Founder Susie of 100% Pure, Hung out with Jen Matthews and Tyna Werner of MyBeautyBunny.com and WeHeartThis.com and met interesting L.A based bloggers such as Stephanie from aquaheart.net, Amber from BeautyJunkiesUnite.com and Vlogger Laura Lee. All such amazing and outgoing gals that I now follow them on all their social media!
The gift bags though that all bloggers received at the end of the night was the real clincher though. Or in the blogger world… the #holyshit swag bag of the century. I think I was gifted enough stuff to last me throughout the year! I won’t even be able to list everything that I received here but will give you a link to my FB page to check out all the photos.
BluntLA gave us some some kick ass barrettes that I wore ALL weekend as I walked around Big Bear carrying my ThursdayFriday tote bag. I received so many compliments on those barrettes and not gonna lie….felt like a bad ass. I brought my new Vegan Cuts makeup bag with me in my purse since that night and look forward to checking out their monthly subscription service for food, beauty & health products galore! My boyfriend practically devoured the Shea Moisture SuperFruit Complex lotion we got (had a major sunburn) and told his entire family that it was one the best lotions he ever tried. Non-greasy and not “girlie”.
My favorite makeup brand Ferro Cosmetics was not able to join in on the fun in person, but made sure to send us all their new limited edition Glow powder in “Mojo Glow” and my FAVE product, Glow bronzer in “Autumn Kiss”! I am already familiar with Chella Brow and use the product they gifted us but could totally use another highlighter crayon that highlights brow bones and reduces redness around the nose. I’ve never tried 100% Pure but always saw it at Ulta and I’m so excited to try the cheek tint!
Other brands that I was gifted in the bag was Cocoa Brown Self Tanner all the way from Ireland! Flouride-free Eco-dent Tooth Powder which I have used religiously since then, and the massaging hair brush from Olivia’s Garden that feels so good to use! Even on wet hair which is usually a big no no.
Rocksbox gave us a three-month subscription to check out their jewelry service and Milani sent us a new gel powder eye shadow that I’ve seen all other beauty bloggers going gaga over. Lanikai Bath & Body from Hawaii gave us the cutest little bath & body kits that smell so good I wish it came in a perfume and deodorant to layer on throughout the day!
Can we say OVERLOAD! Definitely not complaining, in fact, I could go on and on! There is so much more which I encourage you to visit my album to see all the rest of the goodies!
It was an amazing event that I could only hope the rest of you get to go to at one point in your life. If you can’t get to an event–get to an Expo so you can get an overdose of beauty goodness near your home!
Be sure to visit all the other gals social media links and Brand pages to find out more!