Thanks to Total Beauty.com, while attending the CEW Product Demonstration, I was honored to be a member of the "VIP" press, which allowed me access to the demonstration one hour earlier then the rest of the "general" voters. This was amazing! Imagine, two HUGE banquet rooms with the longest beauty counters available. 600+ products, each with it's own little space and product demonstrator. I was in heaven to be able to just walk and look around the room before it was too crowded to get to the products themselves.
The evening was crazy. I was almost immediately overwhelmed by the perfumes, and about twenty minutes into it, I realized that there was no part of my hand or wrist available for more testing or swatching or spraying.
I spent most of my time over in the makeup section and am excited about a few new products I got to see and hear about for the first time.
I ran into Kristen from Beauty Addict (What a dear - I was thrilled to finally get to spend some time chatting with her after only meeting her briefly a few times now) and Kristen Nelson Thibeault, VP of Business Development for Total Beauty right away. I think that they were both excited and a bit overwhelmed as well. We met up at dinner and drinks afterward, which Emrah Kovacoglu, CEO of Total Beauty, treated us to. Thank you Emrah! It was amazing to meet the brains behind Total Beauty. At dinner, I was also happy to catch up with Julia from All About the Pretty and Elke from The Beauty Blog Network and met some new beauty bloggers too.
Stay tuned for posts highlighting many of the products I discovered and got to try at the event.