Yesterday I had the distinct pleasure of spending an afternoon with some pretty fabulous ladies! The Toronto Beauty Bloggers, headed by über-talented Make-up Artist Farah, is a group of bloggers, make-up artists and beauty junkies who live, work and play in the Greater Toronto Area. Once every few months, Farah works tirelessly to put on a smashing event; it’s part meet & greet, part networking, part beauty chat – and ALL FUN!
The Step into Spring event was held at the ulta chic Loki Salon, located in the heart of Yorkville – and home of the Kavita Suri Beauty Academy. At first, just a few gals stood around the salon, casually making introductions. But in a matter of moments, the place was jam-packed with beauty crazed folk – everyone from sponsors (Hi! to the gals from Marcelle and Devon Consulting), make-up artists (I arrived with one of my faves, Mala Brar) and of course, Beauty Bloggers!
It was SO MUCH fun to meet the ladies behind many of the blogs I follow – in fact, I recognized a few “profile picture” faces right off the bat! And surprisingly, while most of the talk was beauty-oriented, we also chatted about kids, jobs, balancing work/ life/ makeup obsessions, and more.
Be sure to check the Toronto Beauty Bloggers website over the next few days for pictures from the event – as usual, I was sans camera, but just about everyone else was shutter-happy, so I fully expect some awesome shots will be available for viewing!
Farah also put together some smokin’ prizes – thanks to the incredible generosity of several sponsors, there were gift baskets galore up for grabs. I didn’t have a winning ticket (waaa!) but let me tell you, a lot of the ladies walked away with some major loot.
And speaking of loot – don’t even get me started on the swag bags. OMG. They were chock-full of goodies just begging to be swatched, sniffed and sprayed. Here’s what was in the bag:
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L’Oreal. Balmshell. Hard Candy. Marcelle. Diane Lai. Prada. Joe Fresh. Bioré. The Body Shop. Dermaglow. Vasanti Cosmetics. Foxy Originals. Burt’s Bees… just some of the awesome sponsors who contributed their best selling items. You can look forward to my reviews on many of the products – I think I’ll have to dedicate a separate feature to the Toronto Beauty Blogger’s Swag Bag!
All in all, a successful event thanks to Farah’s hard work, the generosity of sponsors, and participation from a talented bunch of gals. See y’all at the next meet up!