Event Alert: AmberMag’s Survival Secrets of Game Changers with Miss Jessie’s & Tia Williams

For all of my fellow bourgeoning beauty bosses (I co-founded a beauty brand back in the day), AMBERmag.com is hosting an event that you absolutely can’t miss!

On Tuesday, June 12th beauty mavens Titi & Miko Branch, the sister duo behind Miss Jessie’s will be on hand to share tips/insight on how they built their curly hair care empire while one of my absolute favorite editors, Tia Williams, of the brown beauty blog authority –  ShakeYour Beautywill serve as moderator.

If you’ve ever dreamed of selling that irresistible lip scrub concocted in your kitchen or envisioned your homemade hair products on store shelves, this is the perfect event for you!

I’ve attended two of these Survival Secrets of Game Changers’ events and trust me, this will be $20 well spent.

Click here to register. 
PRICE: $20 
TIME: 6:30 P.M. to 9 P.M. 
LOCATION: National Comedy Theatre 347 West 36th Street, Between 8th and 9th Avenues New York, NY
 *Wine, light fare and gift bag with samples from Miss Jessie’s. Must Pre-Register. No payment at the door.

Do you use Miss Jessie’s products?

New York Event: Whoop Ash Launch at Georgia

For all of my BG beauties here in New York, there’s a fabulous event taking place at the popular natural product and hair care haven – Georgia.

See flyer for all of the details!

Fab FFAWN Event

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the FFAWN star-studded fundraising gala at Cipriani here in New York City. If you’re not familiar with FFAWN (Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now), it’s an organization for women founded by Mary J. Blige and record executive Steve Stout last year.

Its mission is to inspire women from all walks of life to gain the confidence and skills they need to reach their individual potential. According to their website, they will accomplish their mission to empower and encourage women by shaping and supporting programs that foster education, career development, strong self-esteem, and personal growth.

It was truly an honor to attend such an esteemed event and I was able to chat with a few celebrities on the red carpet including: Idris Elba, Lisa Price (founder of Carol’s Daughter), Melanie Fiona, Taraji P. Henson and others. Stay tuned for snippets from the stars.

For more information on FFAWN visit their website here.

Mary J. Blige

Lisa Price, founder of Carol’s Daughter

Melanie Fiona

Idris Elba

Taraji P. Henson

**BTW, the winner of the $50 Family Dollar gift card is Antithesis! Congrats, please send me your mailing address.

IMAN’s New Makeup is a Must!

Last week I was invited to the launch of IMAN’s new Luxury Radiance Liquid Makeup at the Affinia-Shelbourne Hotel here in New York City. Since I’m already a fan of IMAN Cosmetics I was really excited about learning and testing this new addition to her makeup line.

At the event, Iman, the gorgeous and surprisingly humorous supermodel, spoke with us about the benefits of wearing her foundations while 3 lovely models of different skin tones were showcased to demonstrate the precision of the product; the colors blended with each of the model’s skin-tones perfectly. With 8 different shades, you’re bound to create a perfect match too!

One of the models getting her makeup done with the new foundation.

After seeing how great the models looked after their makeup application, I was looking forward to giving it a go myself. Because I only wear a tad of foundation under my eyes (to help blend my concealer) I was a bit hesitant to apply it over my entire face, but was pleasantly surprised at how far a little (4 small dots) foundation goes. It gave me a nice overall coverage without looking too heavy or overly made-up. It basically just helped even out my skin-tone.

The added bonus is that this mineral-enriched makeup is a composition of natural plant extracts acai and magnolia, and vitamin E, which we all know does wonders for the skin. All in all, every BG should have some IMAN cosmetics in her makeup bag because her collection really complements our various skin tones.

Luxury Radiance Liquid Makeup available at select drugstores nationwide for $15

Are you a fan of IMAN products? Would you try her new Luxury Radiance Liquid Makeup? One lucky winner will one a foundation in the color of her choice. Simply leave a comment and a winner will be selected randomly and announced later this week.

Bloggers Who Lunch: Sponsored by Aveeno

Unlike today in New York, Wednesday couldn’t have been a more picture-perfect day to lounge atop the Gramercy Park Hotel overlooking Manhattan during a lovely luncheon hosted by Aveeno. Since I’m still out on maternity leave, it was a great opportunity to go into the city and socialize with fellow writers and bloggers to converse about Aveeno’s newest product line, Ageless Vitality.

Not only did I have the chance to munch on tasty bites, sip chilled pineapple juice and chat with like-minded women, I actually had the opportunity to speak directly to one of the scientists behind the product. Learning about how the product was made and all of the testing that goes into making it top-notch quality was absolutely fascinating. I’ve always been a huge Aveeno fan, but now more than ever!

Are you a fan of Aveeno products?