Thursday, July 30, 2015

My Experience at COSMOPROF North America 2015! {Part III. Photo Heavy}

DISCLAIMER: These cocktail parties are not endorsed by or related to Cosmoprof.
This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.


This is Part III of the "My Experience at Cosmoprof North America 2015!" series. In this last installment, I share with you all about the after-show cocktail parties and extracurricular activities we did while in Las Vegas!

This last blog post about CPNA 2015 is not as wordy as the others; however, there was still a lot to share! I hope you will be just as entertained reading this recap.

Enjoy! 

For Part I & Part II of My Experience at COSMOPROF North America 2015,
please click on the respective links provided here. Thank you!

Cocktails & Colors 2015 | CPNA 2015
A quick pic before
Cocktails & Colors 2015! ♥

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Awesome Indie Nail Brands & Incredible Sales! [Summer ☼ 2015]

DISCLAIMER: All the products in this blog post were provided at 
Cocktail & Colors 2015. All opinions stated are my own.

Hello, my pretties! ♥

Even though there is still a lot more to talk about in regards to CPNA 2015, let's take a break to talk about nails. Well, more specifically, I want to talk about indie nail polish brands. 

Awesome Indie Nail Brands & Incredible Sales! [Summer ☼ 2015]

While in Las Vegas, I was fortunate enough to have been invited to some pretty cool cocktail parties (more about that on another blog post soon!) where indie nail brands were in attendance & I got to learn more about the subject. While I'm at it, I must confess I'm a total n00b in this department - so please forgive my ignorance in advance. Movin' on...

Below are some of the brands I learned about and some pretty awesome new releases that are brand spanking new or that will be released in the next couple of weeks. So, if you love colorful nail polish and brands that are way better for your nails, just keep reading!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

My Experience at COSMOPROF North America 2015! {Part II. Photo Heavy.}

DISCLAIMER: This is not a sponsored post.


My Experience at COSMOPROF North America 2015!


Hello, my pretties! ♥

This is Part II of the "My Experience at Cosmoprof North America 2015!" series. If you would like to continue the journey with me into what Cosmoprof North America is like, scroll down to read what the rest of the awesome CPNA experience was about. This 2nd part isn't nearly as long as the last one, but I still suggest getting a drink...

Enjoy! 

For Part I & Part III of My Experience at COSMOPROF North America 2015,
please click on the respective links provided here. Thank you!


SPECIAL NOTE: I was also invited to attend cocktail and product release parties to mingle with some amazing indie brand creators as well as other incredible bloggers. For anything in relationship with cocktail parties that I attended that are not part of the Cosmoprof brand, I will do a separate blog post where I will talk about them in detail.

Also, I would like to point out that I had to split the entire CPNA experience into a 3-part editorial because there was just too much material to fit into only one blog post.

Monday, July 20, 2015

My Experience at COSMOPROF North America 2015! {Part I. Photo Heavy.}

DISCLAIMER: This is not a sponsored post.

My Experience at COSMOPROF North America 2015!

Hello, my pretties! ♥

Last weekend, I was fortunate to have been invited to attend Cosmoprof North America 2015 in Las Vegas, NV as a member of the press. Originally, I was very nervous because this is a business-to-business trade show where all sorts of new trends and innovative products are released and, because of that, a more professional environment and behavior is expected on the floor. It's definitely more formal than other trade shows I've attended before, but very exciting nonetheless. If you'd like a glimpse into what Cosmoprof North America is like, I invite you to grab a snack (you're in for a long one...) and to scroll down & read what the entire experience was about.

Enjoy! 

For Part II & Part III of My Experience at COSMOPROF North America 2015,
please click on the respective links provided here. Thank you!

SPECIAL NOTE: I was also invited to attend cocktail and product release parties to mingle with some amazing indie brand creators as well as other incredible bloggers. In this particular blog post, I will exclusively talk about Cosmoprof North America 2015-related events. For anything in relationship with cocktail parties that I attended that are not part of the Cosmoprof brand, I will do a separate blog post where I will talk about them in detail.

Also, I would like to point out that I had to split the entire CPNA experience into a 3-part editorial because there was just too much material to fit into only one blog post.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

COSMOPROF North America, Las Vegas 2015

DISCLAIMER: This is not a sponsored post.


Hello, my pretties! ♥

This Saturday, I'll be heading out to attend Cosmoprof North America 2015 in Las Vegas, NV! This is a trade show for beauty professional ONLY and for business-to-business opportunities to all sectors of the professional beauty industry. As a beauty blogger and makeup artist, I am fortunate to have been invited to attend as a member of the press.

To be completely honest, this is my very first time attending, so I don't have a clue as to what to expect. Regardless, I am extremely excited to be there and take a small break from family life to fully indulge in what is considered the Most Innovative Trade Show in the United States. There will be 1019 exhibitors from over 40 countries! That in itself can make any girl's head spin...I know it does mine ☺

This trade show is organized into 3 major areas:

COSMETICS & PERSONAL CARE - "Showcasing the best in beauty - cosmetics, skincare, toiletries, fragrances, organic beauty products, and accessories - specialized in retail channel distribution in mind...The retail channels of the cosmetics industry including all skin, hair, nail, and tools for retail. This hall is for companies that have products more heavily geared towards consumers rather than professionals."

PACKAGING, CONTRACT MFG & PRIVATE LABEL - "An entire pavilion devoted to the suppliers serving the beauty industry...Supply chain from raw materials to machinery, formulation to packaging, including contract manufacturing, private label, and business tools and POS systems."

PROFESSIONAL BEAUTY - "An entire pavilion devoted to the salon world...Including professional hair care, hair color, styling products, accessories, implements, tools, equipment, furniture, and attire."

Since this is a more formal event than other trade shows I've gone to, I'm not sure how many pictures I'll be allowed to take inside the show. The exhibitors keep a tight lid on new releases and images taken by third parties usually have an embargo date. I'll be sharing as much as I am allowed via social media.

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Aside from attending the trade show, I'll also be attending several different cocktail parties after the show. You can for sure expect me to share those images with you! I'm definitely in for a very busy time in Las Vegas.

I'll have lots of news for you, so keep your eyes peeled! For now, I send you all tons of love & light.

Take care & until next time...


Monday, July 6, 2015

Borghese Beauty {Press Sample & Review}

DISCLAIMER: I received this care package, courtesy of Borghese,
for use & review with this blog post. All opinions are my own.

Borghese Beauty {Press Sample & Review}

Hello, my pretties! ♥

I'm really excited to share this review with you guys! A few weeks back, I received a very nice care package from Borghese Beauty. I have seen this brand (mostly at Costco); however, most of everything displayed at my local one is either skincare or makeup brushes. I was very happy to try Borghese Beauty out because I didn't even know their line extended to makeup too. But, ever since I received this package, I've been playing non-stop with it. Since I know you guys are curious too, let's jump right into the mini reviews...
Enjoy!