#EverydayPeopleChi The Beauty of Food, Music and Fun

About a week ago, I had the pleasure of attending a beautiful event called Everyday People Brunch presented by SKYY Vodka’s House of Moscato at the Sawtooth restaurant with special guest Chef Roble (special shout out to Rachel of Rachel O Beauty for allowing me to attend this event in her absence).

Everyday People Brunch Presented by SKYY Vodka's House of Moscato

In case you are scratching your head and wondering what is Everyday People and why they had a brunch or who is Chef Roble, let me introduce you to some things happening in and around Chicago and maybe coming to a city near you!!! Everyone Day People is a monthly brunch party, which started in NY and had its debut in Chicago on August 18th. There is music, food, drinks and fun!!! Chef Roble is the star from the hit TV show Chef Roble and Co on Bravo TV Network and he was the man of the hour as he curated the beautiful menu for the day.

Everyday People Brunch Presented by SKYY Vodka's House of Moscato

The beauty of food, music and fun is the best way that I can describe this event in my own words and I hope that they will return soon with the beautiful and tasty SKYY Vokda’s House of Moscato because those drinks were AMAZING to say the least!!! Plus DJ Moma was giving everybody life with the beats that he was playing. And the food…was just ALL OF THAT…my mouth is still watering with just the thought of that tasty brunch!!! I have not had that much fun on a Sunday in a long time!!! Whoa…the memories…LOL.

Everyday People Brunch Presented by SKYY Vodka's House of Moscato

My, how I wish you were all there 🙂 but since you were not able to attend, here is a sneak peek at the drink and food menu…

Guests enjoyed four signature SKYY Infusions Moscato Grape cocktails:

  • Moscato Gem

(SKYY Infusions Moscato Grape, Sparkling Wine, Orange Bitters, Sugar Cube)

  •  Moscato Sunrise 

(SKYY Infusions Moscato Grape, Pineapple Juice)

  •  Moscato Sangria

(SKYY Infusions Moscato Grape, Moscato Wine, Strawberries, Pineapple, Honeydew, Cantaloupe)

  • Moscato Press 

(SKYY Infusions Moscato Grape, 7Up, Club Soda)

Everyday People Brunch Presented by SKYY Vodka's House of Moscato

Brunch:

Curated by the famous Chef Roble, the buffet-style brunch included French toast with strawberry apricot syrup, corn bread, fried shrimp, smothered chicken, grits and more to compliment the various SKYY Infusions Moscato Grape cocktails.

Everyday People Brunch Presented by SKYY Vodka's House of Moscato

 

Everyday People Brunch Presented by SKYY Vodka's House of Moscato

Yum…I know!!! Now, I may or may not have had a few cocktails but rumor has it that the Moscato Sunrise was the best drink on the menu…*giggles*. Any who, although the event is over, the beautiful memories from it will last forever!!! And if Everyday People Brunch presented by SKYY Vodka’s House of Moscato returns to the Chi…I hope they bring Chef Roble again with invites for all of you…MUAH!!!

 

*Photos courtesy of Getty Images via Everyday People Brunch presented by SKYY Vodka’s House of Moscato*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Beauty Alert: Pamper Me Fabulous Ticket Giveaway

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The Ultimate Girl’s Day Beauty Experience

OMG…I am so excited to tell you about an upcoming event that will be happening in the Chicago area (sorry for those of you who do not live in my AMAZING city) LOL!!! On Sunday June 23rd, I will be attending the Pamper Me Fabulous event as a guest Beauty Blogger and 2 lucky winners will be attending with me, compliments of the Pamper Me Fabulous Team…IKR, don’t you just heart them???

So, in case you are wondering what the heck I am talking about, let me open your eyes to the ultimate girlfriend day of pampering!!! Pamper Me Fabulous is an inspirational experience for the mind, body and soul mixed with shopping, food, beauty, uplifting workshops and yes a few cocktails too!!!

There will be motivational speakers to learn from and ask questions. A spa corner for a littler relaxing and an activity corner to tone those muscles and oh yes…a cocktail or 2…LOL.  But wait…there’s more (in my infomercial voice) there will be taste testing, crafts if you so choose to take part in, a photo booth to share your memories and yes…more drinks!!! LBVS. Last but not least…there is a GIFT BAG full beauty goodies from the awesome sponsors of the event!!!

Whew…I don’t know about you but I am eagerly anticipating the weekend so that I can attend the Pamper Me Fabulous event this Sunday at The River East Art Center at 11AM – 5PM. Be sure to bring your ID as you will need to be 21 years of age or older to enter the event!!!

If you are want to purchase tickets because you don’t think that you will win the giveaway ☹…the cost is $42 for the entire event. But lucky for you…I have a coupon code for 20% off ☺ Coupon code for 20%off tickets: PMFCHIC 

BTW…this event will be in other cities soon. Go to pampermefabulous.com to see when and if they will be in a city near you!!! I hope to see you there!!! MUAH

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The Makeup Show Recap…Finally…LOL

A week ago today, I attended The Makeup Show as a Beauty Blogger and it was such an awesome experience!!! There was so much to do and so much to see in the 2-day span of the event. Makeup here, Makeup there…makeup, makeup everywhere; a beauty blogger’s dream come true!!!
The Makeup Show started on Saturday June 8, 2013 but there was a meet and greet party for bloggers and makeup artist at the Good Gyrrl Studio with the amazing James Vincent as the guest speaker. If you have never heard of James Vincent, then you are not a makeup guru or lover of all things beauty…LBVS. James Vincent is only one of the biggest celebrity makeup artists around. He has beat (makeup terminology as in painted the hell out of) some of the most famous faces such as Lady Gaga, Diane Von Furstenberg and Renee Zellweger just to name a few. As if that was not enough, he is also the Director of Artistry for The Makeup Show, The Powder Group and On Makeup Magazine. Oh yeah and he has worked for some of the best cosmetic brands around. So to say that it was an honor to meet him is kind of an understatement…LOL.
I also met radio personality Demi Lobo from WGCI and she is also the owner of a new lipstick line called The Lip Station. It is a pretty cool line with major pigment and fun names. Each lipstick is named after a felony… my fave felony is Scandal if you want to find your fave felony, go to thelipstation.com.
Saturday, I was invited to an event just for Bloggers!!! We had a chance to hear James speak and tell us about some of his favorite products. We also received a swag bag full of products and I can’t wait to try them out with reviews to follow. I kind of felt like a little girl who just received a bunch of Lip Smackers Lip-gloss on Christmas Day!!! I need a DO NOT DISTURB…Beauty Blogger Testing sign because I will be trying a lot of products over the next few weeks or maybe months!!! LOL

 

The actual show started on Sunday and it was a mad house!!! Beauty junkies everywhere trying to get glimpse to see what all the different brands were offering and making purchases left and right. There were seminars with some of the top makeup artist for brands like Stila, Nars and Smashbox just to name a few. My favorite seminar was Industry Insight with the awesome Crystal Wright who gave a look on how you can better yourself and your business within the beauty industry. She offered some great advice like: “When you are afraid to ask for what you want, it says you are not worth it” and “the first step to marketing yourself is to set the standard.” Even though this seminar was geared toward makeup artist, the information was easily something that any entrepreneur could translate into his or her own business. I was so excited and motivated when I walked away. Crystal’s seminar made my vision more clear and attainable!!!
After the seminar, I shopped until I dropped!!! No really…I stopped, chatted and introduced myself to almost every brand I could. I tried and purchased things I thought you would enjoy learning and trying. My first stop was one of my favorite brands, Stila!!! I had to tell me how much I loved their Smudge Stick eyeliners (in case you missed it) check out http://www.rachelobeauty.com/stila-smudge-stick-eyeliner/J. They showed me the new After Glow Lip Color, which glow in the dark!!! OMG!!! Super freaking cute, I love, I want, I must have so I purchased!!! They also showed me the new Countless Color Pigments, which can be used on the eyes or cheeks as 1-2 colors or custom colors you create with the swirl of the brush…sold!!! Yep, I purchased that as well. They Stila team was so amazing, fun and nice, they even gifted me an After Glow Lip Color and Countless Color Pigment…FTW!!!
Next stop was Eye Kandy. As I was browsing, one of the makeup artists asked if I wanted to try it and I said yes. I was a little nervous but excited. Eye Kandy has beautiful pops of color glitters for eyes and lips and they look gorg!!! The owner was nice enough to gift me a color and of course, I chose red…a review soon to come in a few weeks ;-).
I could walk you down each and every aisle as well as all the stops I made but I don’t want to overload you with day 1…LOL.
Day 2 was just as amazing but my main goal was to listen to the social media panel with Afrobella, Awesome Luvvie and Niles from Beautylish moderated by Terez Baskin (author of 11 Beautiful Tools – The Social Media Guide for Beauty Professionals). They each gave great advice on how social media can enhance your business to get you to the next level. They spoke about the over usage of #hashtags and having one name for your brand on all social media outlets vs different variations as it makes it easier for people to find you.
I was so worn out from all the shopping on day 1 that I only did a little on day 2 J I had so much fun and met so many great people as well as spent so much money…LOL. It was an amazing opportunity and I am already looking forward to next year!!! If you are interested in the beauty industry, have a passion for it or work in the industry, The Makeup Show should definitely be a to do on your list!!! If you missed Chicago, don’t worry because Orlando September 28-29 and London March 2014…don’t miss out, I promise you will not be sorry!!! Go to themakeupshow.com for more details!!!

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The Makeup Show + Chicago = A Match Made in Beauty Heaven

OMG!!! I am so excited for this weekend!!! The Makeup Show is coming to Chicago and I will be there to see some new and exciting products from various brands such as Makeup Forever, Crown Brush, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Stila and Nars just to name a few…FTW!!!
Just in case you are wondering who and what is The Makeup Show, let me open your eyes to a whole new world. It is an event that is owned and produced by Metropolitan Events & Production. This event travels around NYC, Chicago, LA, Orlando and Europe to bring over 75 makeup brands (ooh, I so excited), Celebrity Makeup Artist and educational workshops to professionals in the beauty industry (products, and artist and workshops…on my (in my Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz voice)…LOL).
If you are in the industry or have interest in being in the industry…this is absolutely most definitely the place to be!!! The event will take place June 9th from 9 AM – 6 PM and 10th from 9 AM – 5 PM at the Bridgeport Art Center 1200 W. 35th Street in Chicago.
Tickets are on sale now for $45 for 1 day and $60 for both days at themakeupshow.combut you better hurry because after June 6th, at 8 PM the tickets will only be available at the door for $55 for 1 day and $70 for both. So get your credit cards ready and get reserve your ticket ASAP because this is an event you don’t want to miss!!! However, if you can’t make it…don’t worry because I will be tweeting so be sure to follow me on twitter @abeautyscarlet and I will also post a recap next week on beautyschoolscarlet.com. Hope to see you there…MUAH!!!

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#WhatIsBeauty Campaign???

Good Morning Beauty Scholars and Happy Saturday!!! As you know, I am participating in the the #WhatIsBeauty Campaign (via Endless Dreams Foundation) and it is well under way!!! It is a movement to bring awareness to women’s issues like self-esteem and empowerment.

There will be twitter chats (*and yours truly will be hosting a twitter chat on July 1st*), google+ hangouts as well as contest and such much more. Click on the link and join the movement to be inspired or inspire someone else!!! http://endlessdreamsfoundation.org/?page_id=684

 

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#WhatIsBeauty Campaign???

Hey Beauty Scholars!!!

As you know, I love all things beauty and my dream is to empower women so they can make the right beauty choices that will help improve their lifestyle from head to toe and from the inside out!!! So, when I was asked to join the #WhatIsBeauty Campaign, I was excited, ready, willing and able to participate as well as make a difference. Now, I am asking you all to join me on this awesome journey!!!

Let’s make a difference in the  #WhatIsBeauty Campaign via http://endlessdreamsfoundation.org/?page_id=684 to help empower women through the meaning of beauty!!! The campaign is from May 1st – August 1st.  There will be workshops, twitter chats, contest, giveaways and so much more!!!

Please view the video, share the link, tweet about beauty using #WhatIsBeauty and let’s make an impact on the next generation young women who will one day rule the world!!! 🙂

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Just My P.O.V. – Shecky’s Girls Night Out

Shecky’s Girl’s Night Out
Shecky’s Girls Night Out is a social event that started in New York where boys are not allowed!!! Over the past 10 years, it has grown form NY to Chicago, Atlanta, LA, DC, Philadelphia, The Hamptons and Boston. This is where you and your girlfriends get together and just have a fun night out with shopping from different vendors, drinks, goodie bags and more. It is usually held in a fairly large location to accommodate the vendors and all the girls hanging with their gal pals.
My first Shecky’s event was 2 years ago in Chicago at Union Station with one of my good friends and I must say, we had a ball!!! There were so many vendors and a huge goodie bag with all sorts of products to try (and that was just perfect for a product junkie like myself) LOL. Most vendors had something they wanted you to try so there were plenty of demos and samples galore!!! So when I received my email that Shecky’s was returning, I was excited and ready to go!!!
Last Friday I met 2 of my blogger friends Toya Nicole of http://www.mstravelchic.com and Toni Carr of http://prettydarkgirlstyle.blogspot.comto experience a girl’s night out blogger style!!! We went, we saw, we conquered every vendor, free demo and sampled anything we could. We even sat in on a few Girl Talk Workshops like Spring Forward Your Fashions with Aramide “Dee Dee “ Esubi and Celebrity Beauty Secrets with Tia Dantzler. The workshops were filled with good tips and tricks with fashion and beauty trends for spring. Dee Dee’s outfit is a great a example of what to wear this spring and Tia did a great spring look before and after on her model.
The workshops were a great addition from 2 years ago and I am glad they added them. There were just a few things that could be improved for the next girl’s night out… the microphones were too low to hear over the music. The makeup artist should have had a microphone pinned on her clothes so we could hear her at all times and the door should have been closed to the room during this time to help minimize the loud sounds of some of the music. I may not be an event planner but I think this is just basic event planning 101 but that is just my P.O.V. IJS!!!
I was excited to see new vendors and companies that I have never heard of as well as local companies to represent Chicago. Some of my favorites were: Tru Blossoms Chicago, a fragrance company made from locally sourced ingredients grown by the residents. OMG…the scent is so amazing that I can’t wait to get my very own bottle!!! Another brand that I was excited to meet was Natural Passions Inc. They offer therapeutic natural and organic personal care products that smell and feel awesome!!! I also found a new skincare line called Lulu Blossom, which is a vegan/vegetarian bath and beauty line. They are all about good, nature, natural ingredients that are great for the skin and body!!! Tgin is another merchant that believes in a healthier natural lifestyle from the inside out. I tried a great hand cream that was so moisturizing without the stickiness or greasiness. Yes, I was introduced to some marvelous new companies and I can’t wait to try out some of their products to review and rate them for you!!!
As you can read, I really enjoyed myself but I was disappointed in the lack of vendors from 2 years prior. I was also disappointed with the goodie bag giveaway; it do not have as many products as before. This bag included snacks, books and products. Don’t get me wrong, the snacks were good and I love to read but the books offered were not of my liking. Now don’t get me wrong…I will be back next year with bells on but my expectations will not be as high as before. If you are interested in finding out when and where Shecky’s Girls Night Out is coming to your area, check out sheckys.com and get some girl time in with your gal pals!!!

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