I was in a Russian-figure-skater kind of mood on Sunday.
Which means there was only one outfit for me.
My Nehru collar, flared skirt, vintage dress bought at the Annex Flea Market (now located in Hell's Kitchen):
With my golden LaROK swing coat (so sparkly):
Paired with these wonderfully-tall-but-
so-comfortable Steve Madden wedge boots:
And where did I wear this Slavic ensemble?
Oh just to The Beauty Social. And what pray tell is that? It's an 'event bringing together beauty and online social media,' sponsored by Beautylish.
I went with my Missoni-clad niece and sister.
We all sat in one of the upstairs ballrooms
at the Loews hotel in Santa Monica
and listened to some brilliant speakers.
My favorite was Claire Wineland, an exceptional girl who set up a charity for families who are affected by cystic fibrosis. She spoke (sans notes) about inner beauty and appreciating our bodies and in the end received a standing ovation.
Fresh set up a booth and I wanted to buy everything there. Sadly nothing was for sale but, I did get to try the new Sugar Passion Tinted Lip Treatment.
I use these lip balms every night before I go to bed and when I want to look like I'm not wearing any make-up (but I secretly am). My next trip to Sephora I am buying a Mini Sugar Kissing Trio. Did I mention these taste delicious as well? Not that anyone should substitute lip gloss for a meal.
Of course I had to take advantage of
every beauty-related service offered.
I had my brows 'done' at benefit, which was a first for me since they are so overwhelming to begin with. Not the most practical choice but I'm a sucker for someone applying make-up on me.
Then I had my face sprayed with foundation at Temptu.
It felt like gusts of air on my face
and I didn't want it to stop.
Notice a difference? Trust me, there is one.
I finished it off with a visit to the Goody booth.
She did a good job, right?
Isn't the lobby at Loews, great?
Too many questions?
Before I left I had to do an 'After' shot
by the step-and-repeat.
Look, I didn't go just for the gift bag, but it did warm my heart to walk away with so many goodies. Especially one with Kate Somerville's ExfoliKate (jackpot!).