case in point the party i went to last night over at the wonderful michelle from all lacquered up's house.
are you familiar with the blog all lacquered up?
if not you should be, because she's a beauty blogging all star with a nail polish niche located right here in cleveland.
a few weeks back michelle was kind enough to invite myself and some other cleveland bloggers to her home for a beauty product sample party where she put a ton of the products she has received over the past year up for sale.
the prices were set at $1, $3, $5 and a few special $10 items, i.e. ridiculously discounted. basically we all shopped our hearts out with all proceeds from the sale going to dress for success cleveland.
the whole concept is brilliant because not only did i get a ton of amazing product but i also donated money to a very worthy cause.
things i took home:
- 26 (!) bottles of nail polish (OPI, essie, zoya, china glaze, color club, CND, sally hansen, etc)
- a set of new makeup brushes
- loreal metallic eye liner
- loreal colour riche lipstick
- zoya "hurry up" speed dry drops
- stilla "paint your pout red" talking lip color palette
- MAC liquid foundation
- MAC mineralize skinfinish
- MAC powder blush
- MAC lipglass (x2)
- MAC mattene lipstick
- canyon ranch moisturizer
- ROC retinol correction
- estee lauder signature eye shadow quad
- estee lauder signature lipstick
- aromatherapy associates body butter
- tom ford black orchid perfume
i don't even know how much all of the above product would retail for - $300? $400? $500?
well i "bought" it all for a measely $68
when all was said and done the attendees of the party raised over $700 for dress for success cleveland - awesome.
i personally can't thank michelle enough for inviting me. it was awesome to finally meet her as she was quite the hostess.
after the party amelia and i headed to la cave du vin in coventry to visit with the fabulous bartender dana and to drink some pinot noir and sour beers.
this sour beer specifically is like a slice of heaven in my mouth with its tart cherry flavor - AMAZING.
i need to find a place to buy the above beer STAT, mamma is already going through withdraw.
last night was such an amazing night full of great friends and fun.
seriously, i love blogging. period the end.
don't forget tonight is the blog it forward benefit for anissa mayhew at the greenhouse tavern. stop by from 5 to 7 if you are able!