Live make up demos from Smashbox Cosmetics . . .Getting tatted up by Jeanie from GoldTats.com… Scent Trends for Fall hosted by Nordstrom South Bay Galleria . . .With host, Nick Verreos . . .Accepting my $100 Gift card prize on stage . . .
This weekend I attended Blogtopia ’14, held at the South Bay Galleria, and hosted by former Project Runway contestant + designer of Nikolaki, Nick Verreos. During the event, Nick spotlighted upcoming trends for Fall from different South Bay Galleria retailers. There were also live demos, food samples from California Pizza Kitchen and “Blogtopia Bingo,” in which contestants were required to snap photos of trends in participating stores and match a full line of trends on the bingo card for a chance to win. -A really fun idea, and great way to get a jump on the Fall season trends. I won a $10 gift card to the mall for participating in Blogtopia Bingo and I was also the lucky winner of a $100 gift card for the South Bay Galleria mall! Such a wonderful treat! Nick was a great host, he had great energy and was really down to earth and funny. All in all it was a fun day of fashion, food, networking and shopping. What more could a girl blogger ask for? :)
So, many of you know I am a huge fan of the amazing artist Kal Barteski. Well, in my hiatus and total immersion of developing this line, I have not had time to check out my fav blogs. I finally revisited my bloglovin page and found that Kal has created some amazing iphone covers with her beautiful script fonts!! There are many wonderful ones to choose from. Unfortunately, I had just purchased a case that I am currently loving from Nordstrom, featuring pretty watercolor artwork of penguins, so I really did not needanother case. However, I love Kal’s work and it is very important to me to support other artists that bless us with the beauty of their work and inspire me on the day-to-day. So, I purchased. I chose the case that spoke to me where I am right now, “Be in the Moment.” I had a really hard time selecting, but since I had just purchased a colorful cover, I thought a sleek black & white case would fit the bill. I would love to order more, the “Love” case is still calling my name, and the golden-yellow of the “Make Love Your Motto” case is perfect for summer!! Please check out this link for more info on purchasing one of these beautiful cases. Kal makes no money from the sales of these cases, and neither do I. Just tryin’ to spread the beauty!!