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BeWell Expo – Where Beauty & Wellness Intersect

An expo is a gathering for attendees to come together, learn new things and walk away with tools to make a better you.  In addition, opportunities to connect with different people are even greater today, with social media at the forefront and the search for building a network for common good.  The chance to experience all that and more will take place when the BeWell Expo comes to town.

Held at the LA Convention Center September 29th – 30th, the BeWell Expo provides an environment to engage consumers on all things beauty with clear and simple answers to wellness, health and how to maintain a beautiful you.  Experts will reveal insider secrets and many products and services have been screened specifically for this event.  The first event of its kind, this will be a information hub that includes spa therapists, licensed estheticians, dermatologists, cosmetologists, nutritionists, professional skin care and spa companies, life coaches, detoxification experts and makeup artists all at your disposal under one roof!

You can start with a free professional skin analysis and consultation and then immerse yourself in one of the 10 themed pavilions such as Nail Fantasy, Hair Mania, Body Essential and Looks & Beyond.  Grab your friends and come to this event where you can get all your beauty and wellness questions answered and leave transformed!  Tickets are currently $25.

Night of Beauty at The Viceroy

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On Tuesday, June 26th I had the pleasure of attending Night of Beauty II for an evening of pampering, beauty treatments, and shopping!  Executed by Spaphile and Three Day Rule, this second installment of the event was held at The Viceroy in Santa Monica.  The stage was set with part of the event taking place on the lovely outdoor patio and the rest inside.  The event started at 6:30pm and the line was already filled up with anxious, fashion forward ladies ready to get their hair braided, nails done, or a mini makeover! A portion of the proceeds benefitted I Am That Girl, a non-profit that inspires and create communities for women.

Night of Beauty Swag Bag Contents, Oh Boy!

Special thanks to Sole Society for the cute sandals, Nicolita Swimwear for the bikini and Burke Williams Spa for the massage!

Clearogen Acne Treatment

Many thanks to all the vendors who offered goodies for the swag bag, can’t wait to try them all!

6 Things Women Must Have in their Makeup Bag

Every makeup bag has the basics, but here are the items you should have to be the ultimate woman on-the-go!

1.   Lip Gloss – When you have no lipstick or you just want to add a little pop of life to your lips, gloss should be handy.

Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss in Baby Pout, $18 Sephora

Smashbox Lip Gloss

2.  Toothpaste – A mini portable toothbrush pre-filled with paste that is small enough to pack anywhere and keep your mouth fresh.

Colgate Wisp Peppermint flavor, $2.59 at CVS

Colgate Wisp

3. Blotting Sheets – A sheet a day keeps the shine away!

NYX Blemish Control Blotting Paper, $5.99 at NYX Collection

NYX Blotting Paper

4.  Sewing Kit – You never know when you might sew a button on or snip something off.

Mini Sewing Kit, $6.99 at The Container Store

Sewing kit

5.  Band-aids – Small, medium and large should you suffer a cut.

Johnson & Johnson Band-Aid Design Brand Adhesive Bandages, $2.54 at Target

Cynthia Rowley Band-Aid

6.  Nail File – I am always chipping my nails on something and I can easily buff them right back into shape!

File Catty Nail File, $4.99at Ulta

File Catty

Tried and True: My Three Favorite Beauty Products

Everyone has their go-to products to make their face feel radiant and fresh in the morning.  I would like to share my 3-step regimen, CTM (Cleanse, Tone, Moisturize) and the products that I am loyal to.  Once I discovered my products work well together and leave my face clear and radiant, I was so grateful!  Sometimes it’s a challenge trying to find what works well and tons of money is spent on the whole process.  So what products have top shelf in my cabinet?

Cleanse: Aveeno Skin Brightening Daily Scrub

I cannot recall when I started using this cleanser, but I do know after using it for a month it was a keeper.  It’s a lightweight cleanser with microbeads that gently exfoliate the face as you cleanse without over drying.  I have been able to use a small drop out the same 5oz tube for over a year now, so a little goes along way!  The best place to cleanse your face is in the shower since you’re cleaning off the rest of your body.  I actually apply the cleanser first then rinse off last.  It allows it to marinate on my face for a bit and really seep in.  Once you exit the shower, let your face air dry instead of patting it down with a towel, which keeps it more natural.  Suggested retailer to purchase this product from is Target.

Tone: Boots Expert Sensitive Gentle Refreshing Toner

I’ve used several toners in the past and Boots Expert Sensitive Gentle Refreshing Toner does the best job of removing those final impurities from my face before I moisturize.  It’s fragrance free and all you need is a dab on a cotton round or square.  Once I sweep this hypoallergenic toner over my face, I am one step closer to facial perfection!  This product can also be purchased at Target.

Moisturize: Desert Essence Daily Essential Moisturizer

My best friend is a die-hard Whole Foods shopper.  She swears they have the best products around, including beauty products.  I began to breakout from the various moisturizers used on my face, and one day she had me try some of her “potion”.  I used it for a week and enjoyed the benefits – smooth skin, non-oily t-zone, and lightweight feel against my skin.  Ever since then I have continued to use it and it’s the best thing since mac and cheese!  Dab some on each part of your face (chin, cheeks, forehead, nose) and rub it in an upward counter-clockwise motion until it disappears.  Doing this final step in my CMT regimen seals the deal on a face ready to show the world and shine!  And look no further than Whole Foods to stock up!

There are so many different beauty products to use on our face and I like to keep it simple and quick.  So, if you’re looking for a new product to try, check out my faves and let me know what you think.  Face forward and prosper!

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