For the past week all I have been talking about is my Oscar’s party with Lara from the Pretty Connected. We took over the Four Seasons in Washington DC this week, tweeting cute pictures along the way from our room with all the pictures of the products that would be in our gift bag (Pssst! We’re giving on of the bags away HERE). Read Part 2 of our list here.
We hosted the event at the Four Season’s ENO Wine Bar. The theme of the event was how to get red carpet ready and guests which included Top DC bloggers and press, makeup artists, Carl Ray, Real Housewives of DC Cast Member, Mary Amons, and Author Lauren Rothman were all in attendance. We took guests through our product picks which were displayed throughout the room (and in the gift bag!). Here’s what made our list — ahem, bag and why!
Lets start with how to prep your skin the night before a big event. Mario Badescu Glycolic Foam Cleanser gets it all off! It gently exfoliates to remove dirt, makeup and oil, and reviving dull skin. Once you have a clear foundation, apply a mud mask. Our pick, Borghese Fango Mud Mask. You know you’re mom used it, and there’s a good reason why, its mineral-enriched italian mud helps get rid of skin impurities and improve skin tone. It’s also features Avocado and Sweet Almond Oils to moisturize and soften skin. Now that skin is fully clean apply SkinPro Elite Serum RX, or DNA Serum. Both are a powerful eye serum that helps prevent/improve wrinkles, crows feet, fine lines and wrinkles. It’s basically botox in a bottle (and studies have shown it’s as effective).
Remember the who snake venom trend because of it’s anti-aging benefits? This has the highest concentration of Temple Viper venom (which is the lab created version — no snakes will be lost to your face). It goes on clear and absorbs right into skin making it the top selling eye gel on Amazon!
Time to brush your teeth! We’re obsessed with the new Arm & Hammer Truly Radiant Whitening Tooth Paste and Spinbrush Truly Radiant toothbrush. It combines fluoride cavity protection, enamel strengthening, with the whitening power of Arm & Hammer. And the spinbrush works it all in leaving your mouth minty fresh! Finish off the night with some Neosporin Overnight Renewal Therapy so your lips are smooth and soft in the AM (cracked lips are never cute, people!).
Our picks also included Neosporin First Aid Antibiotic Ointment and Cynthia Rowley BAND-AID‘s since those are must haves in your medicine cabinet for any just in case scrapes or cuts. Plus, we can’t think of a cuter Band-Aid then the limited edition ones fashion designer, Cynthia Rowley designed! We also gave everyone the LeSportsac makeup bag since many of us travel for events and it’s the perfect size bag to hold all of your toiletries and is waterproof in case of product explosion. Plus we love the cute patterns and prints that’s infamously LeSportsac, so how could we resist?
When it comes to the day of an event, lets face it, we need coffee! Lavazza Coffee Grand Aroma Medium Roast is a delicious Italian brew, that will get you through anything from a day in the office to a late night award show. If you even remotely look tired or otherwise, Skyn Iceland’s Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels are a MUST! Apply the cooling gels under your eye and within 10 minutes you look rested and radiant!
We also included Skyn Iceland’s Glacial Cleansing Cloths which are our go-to face wipes. We all know there are a lot of good makeup remover wipes on the market but what makes this a red carpet favorite is it feels like a face wash in addition taking care of all the makeup and dirt off your face. So for all of those nap times and late nights where you can’t quite make it to the restroom, leave these wipes next to your bed and they will have you covered.
Shower time! Get silky smooth skin with Olay Sensitive Body Wash. It has all the moisture (if not more) then your regular body wash, without any irritants or dyes — because irritated skin is next sexy (especially on the red carpet). For any travelers in the room, Gillette Venus and Olay hydrating razor is a must! No additional shaving cream required, this two in one offers a clean shave that leaves legs smooth and stubble free.
Give your hair a little TLC by eradicating heat damage and split ends with Natural Hair Inc. The Juice Green Tea Detangling Rinse and Hair Crack Conditioning Mask. This two step hair aid strengthens and restores your hair’s natural shine. Start with the The Juice Green Tea Detangling Rinse, made of green tea, aloe vera juice, organic apple cider vinegar, spring water, fresh organic rosemary or lavender, acts like a steroid for building strong hair.
Follow up with the Hair Crack Conditioning Mask, made of raw shea butter, organic raw honey, cinnamon, organic coconut oil, Jamaican Black Castor Oil and aloe vera gel, this product works as good as it smells. It smothers your hair with moisture resulting in an offensively soft texture.
Once you’re out of the shower, skin is clean apply Egyptian Magic all purpose skin cream. A celebrity favorite, its loved by Madonna, Kate Hudson and Brooke Shields, this skin cream has pure, hyper-moisturizing ingredients—honey, beeswax, olive oil, royal jelly, bee pollen, and bee propolis—that can ease eczema and psoriasis without clogging pores. The Vaseline-like moisturizing balm, claims to be “a secret of the great sages, mystics, magicians, and healers.”
So there you have it! For everyone that joined us and tweeted with us, thank you so much. And to everyone reading this now, I hope you enjoyed our tips! Go to Facebook to check out additional pictures from the evening by clicking HERE. Read Part 2 of our list here.
Here’s a complete list of the products we talked about:
- Mario Badescu Glycolic Foam Cleanser
- LeSportSac makeup bag
- Hard Candy Mod Quad Baked Eye Shadow, Plumping Serum Volumizing Lip Gloss, and Nail Color
- Knock Out matte nail polish
- Skyn Iceland Glacial Cleansing Cloths and Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels
- SkinPro Elite Serum RX or DNASerum
- Catwalk by TIGI Session Series Salt Spray
- Lavazza Coffee Gran Aroma Medium Roast
- Still Standing High Heel Spray
- be Delectable Ultra Nourishing Hand Cream from Cake Beauty
- Calypso St. Barth tote bag
- Carl Ray lip gloss
- Egyptian Magic all purpose skin cream
- Natural Hair The Juice Green Tea Detangling Rinse and Hair Crack Conditioning Mask
- House of European Hair Clip On Bangs
- Arm & Hammer Truly Radiant Whitening Tooth Paste and Spinbrush Truly Radiant toothbrush
- Aveda Stress Fix Concentrate
- Olay Sensitive Body Wash
- Borghese Fango Mud Mask and Perfecting Makeup
- Gillette Venus and Olay hydrating razor
- Secret Clinical Strength deodorant
- Cynthia Rowley BAND-AID and BAND AID Friction Block Stick
- Neosporin First Aid Antibiotic Ointment and Overnight Renewal Therapy