I attended another blogging event coordinated by my most fashionable friend Vera Sweeney and Audrey McClelland.
An event about fashion and beauty targeted to moms makes so much sense. I don’t have time for fashion and beauty in my life, and when I do have a free moment, my attitude is why bother! That leaves me wearing jeans and t-shirts every day looking and feeling blah.
But it doesn’t have to be this way.
I felt very un blah at Getting Gorgeous.
Here are some of the highlights:
Celebrity stylist Robert Verdi sent me flying high when he told me I have “a great perky butt”. Laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
(Okay I don’t necessarily believe him but it was nice to hear in light of the fact that on a typical day I’m hearing things like what my 3-year-old said to me yesterday,”Mom you look like disgusting.”)
He told me this while I was being fitted for a pair of Miraclebody jeans. The jeans that make you look 10 lbs lighter in 10 seconds. Why would I not wear jeans that make me look lighter!!? I ended up with jeggings, at Robert Verdi’s insistence even though I told him I have stayed away from leggings since I first saw them in the 80’s! But damn I like those jeggings believe or not and it was nice to walk away with something different.
Skechers Shape-Ups started the day off by giving out trainers to some of the moms who decided to take part in the morning Skechers walk. I wasn’t there for that but did get to hear all about the new line of shape-ups for running which sounded cool.
Lia Sophia showed off pieces of their Fall 2010 jewelry line and gave each of us the choice between 4 of their pieces. I got this bracelet and I’m loving it.
I got to hear about Hanes and the new ComfortFlex Fit Bra again and got another easy size comfy bra.
I was excited to talk to the people at Tide because it really is the only detergent I use (this preference was inherited from my mom!). The new product, Swash, eliminates the need for an iron or fabric freshener for moms like me that have no time or patience for ironing. I witnessed the demonstration: spray, give your clothes a little smooth and pull and the wrinkles are gone. Wonderful!
Remington was there to introduce the Remington Pearl line along with celebrity stylist Richard Marin. He and the other stylists were pampering some of the lucky moms with hair tips. I am beyond excited to try out The Wet-to-dry flat iron..what a great giveaway!
Kmart Design showed off their top 5 Fall Fashion looks for under $50. I saw a lot of camouflage. My son will be very excited if he sees me wearing some of those looks!
Thanks to Powermat I can now enjoying the freedom and convenience of charging without plugging and unplugging and keeping track of all mine and my husband’s chargers. Awesome.
Oh and Kodak had a really cool booth set up. I made a great photo collage from my own memory card that my in-laws are going to love!
Other sponsors were E.L.F. Makeup, Sarah Potempa and Shopafrolic.
Vera and Audrey did an amazing job. It’s been a real wake up for me that just because I am being climbed on and spilled on and tantrumed on all day doesn’t mean I shouldn’t think about looking good!
It’s true when you look good you feel better, right?