I always love when 2 major brands come together to collaborate. I had an awesome time with the O.P.I an ACE hardware celebrating their new color palette by Clark & Kensington collaboration. Both brands teamed up to give consumers the opportunity to bring their favorite nail colors to life within their home decor. I mean really who doesn’t want to match their nail color to the colors of her bedroom!
I sat and watched The Other Woman thinking this could never happen to me (XO to Popsugar for the fabulous screening party). It’s a story of a very unlikely and unconventional friendship between a wife, the girlfriend and…another girlfriend. Nope, could never be me!
But after watching the movie I realized that this could be me. Besides the fact that each woman had a closet that I swooned for, each character was endearing and lovable.
One of the great joys of my job at Hello Beautiful is hosting exclusive events for black women. Last week, we gathered up 200 of the city’s most influential black women in New York for Hello Beautiful andIman Cosmetics‘ “Girls Night Out” event.
I covered the pink carpet, for the second year in a row, and was surrounded by a slew of Black women who just (dare I say it)… freaking ROCK!
BLACK GIRLS ROCK! is dedicated to honoring exceptional women of color around the world who serve as an inspiration within our communities.
Patti Labelle (Living Legend Award), Queen Latifah (Rock Star Award), Mara Brock Akil (Shot Caller Award), Venus Williams (Star Power Award), community organizer Ameena Matthews (Community Activist Award), ground-breaking ballet dancer Misty Copeland (Young, Gifted & Black Award), and children’s rights activist Marian Wright Edelman (Social Humanitarian) are the distinguished guests of honor that were celebrated at this year’s BLACK GIRLS ROCK! event.
After spending two hours in the cold interviewing and stargazing all the celebrities on the pink carpet, I was anxious to get inside of the theatre to watch the show. I won’t spoil it for you because it was indeed a marvelous event darlings!
I left New Jersey with a sense of purpose, a fearless attitude and I really thought I could sing thanks to Ms. Patti. Her performance was one for the books. I came home, downloaded a few of her songs and I lip-synced for my life in front of my bathroom mirror!
I really hoped you laughed just now. I live for your giggles!
I will be live tweeting during the show on November 3rd, since it’s the day before my BIRTHDAY! *FIST PUMPS & Cartwheels down your computer screen*
In the meantime, click on any image below to start the pink carpet slideshow:
Cocktails have always been close to my heart. They solve so many problems. Had a bad day at the office? Well grab yourself a cocktail! Mad at your best friend? Might I suggest having a cocktail! Broke up with your cheating, lying boyfriend? You should totally have several cocktails!
While none of these things happened to me this week, it just goes much smoother when mid-week there’s some libation activity happening in my life.
Last night I took my blogger besties, Christen from DivaAndDorks, on a date (we do this often, helps with productivity)!
We ended up at an exclusive Girls Night Out event filled with glamour, style and of course COCKTAILS.
It was so delish. And as you can see from my Instagram video above, I loved it. It’s smooth, creamy and gosh it’s got this kick that happens at the end of the shot that seems to be filled with nothing but hopes and dreams. I swear it’s great.
Four shots later we ended up at the photo booth throwing up gang signs and making silly faces. Shouldn’t all events have a photo booth, just saying?!
We mingled with the other guests, a hair stylist gave Christen the curls of life, and I got some new lashes! Check out all the fun that was had last night in the photos below (click on any image to start the slideshow).