Last month we had our 4th annual Best Beauty Buys for Moms Event with Bump Club and Beyond, presented by Clarins, Phyto and Bath & Body Works. Moms and moms-to-be gathered at the Argent Restaurant for a night of beauty treatments (manicures, brow waxes, chair massages and micro-derm facials) powered by PrettyQuick, food, mocktails and cocktails, a presentation of my spring beauty must-haves, raffles prizes and gift bags galore. Everyone left with more than $200 worth of beauty products! To name a few: Cocktail Fragrance Bubble Bath, Jouer and Cargo lip glosses, Aveeno baby products, B. Kamins skincare, Rosebud lip salve, Bath & Body Works fragrance, Phyto hair de-frizzer, GoSwype antibacterial wipes, Clarins body oil and stretch mark control cream and the list goes on. Here are some photo highlights and a slideshow, courtesy of Tk Photography, showcasing the evening’s festivities.
I’m reflecting on the beautiful things I experienced this month and perhaps the most special was Rex’s first birthday party. To up the cuteness factor, his party had a bumblebee theme from the invitations to the party favors. If you’re planning your child’s birthday, here are a few ideas to get you inspired.
I got the invitations on paperculture.com
Last month The Beauty Girl and Bump Club and Beyond held another successful event — our first annual Best Beauty Buys for Moms Awards. We revealed and celebrated the best beauty products chosen by moms (click “read more” below to check out the shopping list for all of the nominees and winners).
Everyone ate, drank and indulged in polish changes and brow shaping by Bliss spa as well as makeup touchups and color matching provided by Ulta. We gave away thousands of dollars worth of items in our raffle and all of the guests went home with the biggest most impressive gift bags to date overflowing with over $250 worth of products: tubs of Baby Aquaphor, the cult favorite Wen cleansing conditioner, Smashbox primer, Ulta beauty products, mascaras from L’Oreal and Maybelline, CND nail polish, Aveeno face scrub, Physicians Formula bronzer, Suave dry shampoo, Phytodefrisant, Rosebud Salve, Fresh Wave odor eliminators, products from Amazing Cosmetics, Make Up For Ever and the list goes on. Check out the slideshow above to see everything in the gift bags, plus highlights from the fun night out. Read More
I’m back in Chicago after a whirlwind work trip (3 cities in 3 days)! Here’s the TV segment I did this morning in St. Louis. And I had an hour to kill before my flight so I put on my tourist hat and went to the top of the arch. The structure really is breathtaking as is the view from the top. I have the photos to prove it. See below.
view from inside the top of the arch.
My next few days are very busy. I’ll be in NYC for a Satellite Media Tour on Monday, St. Louis for a TV segment on Tuesday and then off to Colorado (but that’s for fam fun). In anticipation of my work trip, I had a couple of special mommy and son days this week. I took Rex on a two-day getaway with my friend and her son Hopper to Saugatuck, Michigan. The adorable town, calm lake and fresh air gave me a slice of Americana that I’d been craving all summer. It got me excited for Labor Day, which is all about popsicles, sunsets and picnics. Our little road trip was the perfect warm up because it had it all.
Sitting on our deck watching the sunset.
We had so much fun making this pizza for dinner. It’s easy, flavorful, good for groups and great as leftovers. Each person can customize her own. We bought the dough at Whole Foods and the toppings at the local farmer’s market. For this pizza we used grilled onions, tomatoes, mozzarella, buffalo mozzarella and prosciutto.
The Baggu bag is a must-have for moms. I always pack Rex’s lunches in it when I’m on the go.
Our happy little guys Hopper and Rex.
Hopper’s mom Taryn made these delicious watermelon popsicles with popsicle molds. All you need is to blend seedless watermelon with a little sugar and a hint of mint and then freeze. The boys loved them. Cheers!
Nicole Pearl, The Beauty Girl, has written for national publications including Allure, Cosmo, Marie Claire, Self, In Style, Seventeen, and more. She appears as a beauty and style expert on TV for shows like TODAY, Windy City LIVE, and more. She's covered NYC and LA Fashion Weeks, has been a guest speaker for corporations, hosts events and offers services. The Beauty Girl blog is Nicole's exclusive insider notebook, sharing her V.I.P. access to the latest in beauty. Welcome! Still curious about Nicole? Click here.
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