WARNING: VERY photo-heavy post!
|Our Lash Bash Crew. And Clifford, for some reason.|
We had SUCH a great time, and I can't wait to share it with you all!
|I hate these things (mayo!!!), but these disappeared very quickly, I can assure you :)|
|The Little Smokies Lipsticks are in the background here! How cute??!!|
|Benefit Martini glass with Wink Lemonade|
|Adding the sugar rim to the glasses :)|
|Here's TweenAngel with her Wink Lemonade. The quilt behind her is her Girl Scout Bronze Award (hers and a friend's), made for the family of a Scout that has passed on.|
|Here's one of TweenAngel's friends, and of my Scouts. She had SO much fun :)|
|My girlfriend Cher, snuggling with my doggy. I made the throw that is falling down behind her.|
|The always gorgeous LisaMisha, and her beautiful daughter. Wink lemonade went over very well :)|
|My Benefit pink cupcakes, with thought bubble flags :)|
|I had a pretty bowl, decorated with pink hearts, for our White Elephant gifts. We also used it for the makeup guessing game :)|
|A sampling of prizes for the game winners. I spy Benefit, Ulta, and Freeman Beauty...|
|Playing What Cosmetic Am I- sticky notes on the forehead identified what cosmetic a person was, and they had 20 yes or no questions to guess.|
|Playing Two Fakes and a Real|
|Some very cute little ones stealing the show :)|
|REALvolution Purse Search One of these ladies found a screwdriver and a fork...sadly not on the list.|
|Cher is very happy with what she received. Heather is waiting for someone to switch out with her.|
|Opening a present...|
|Kim does not look happy with losing her gift at the exchange.|
|You can see on the young ones, that they have definitely sampled the BeneTint!|
|Heather REALLY wants the purple eye shadow. Go Ravens, and all that.|
|A trade is being negotiated.|
|The Photo Wall before it was decorated by the guests.|
The younger crowd had a blast playing with it, and the props I made, but I didn't get any pictures. I was busy doing makeovers! The older crowd would have posed there too, but we just ran out of time.
|...And after :)|
|The gift bags, my cosmetic case, and the case with game prizes.|
|My DIY banner|
Each guest tried out They're Real! Mascara, and were excited to try the Benetint and Sugarbomb lip gloss.
Here's a BUNCH of #Realsies shots:
|Heather: left is They're Real; right is au naturale|
|Heather, with They're Real on both eyes now|
Three guests received makeovers, using Benefit makeup, and they LOVED their looks!
The makeup that received the most rave reviews was, surprisingly, the Gimme Brow brow gel (we used disposable mascara wands to apply) and the Hervana blush (not surprisingly- this stuff is seriously gorgeous!); in addition to, of course, They're Real Mascara.
I posted a LOT of pictures on my Instagram- if you want to follow me there, my screen name is @OnlyAverageMom. The highlight of my night was when Benefit and Ipsy commented on my pictures, and Ipsy even chose to follow me on the 'gram!
We had a seriously fantastic time, and didn't spend a TON of money to do it. I honestly can't think of a better way to spend the evening with my friends. Thank you so much to everyone who was able to attend!
One last thing- I promised you all a coupon code, when I posted my Lash Bash unboxing HERE- If you purchase a FULL SIZE They're Real Mascara from Benefit Cosmetics, you will receive a mini Stay Don't Stray (eyelid primer) and a mini Creaseless Cream Eye Shadow. To get these goodies, use coupon code LASHBASH, and this is valid until 10/5/13.
And if you don't already subscribe to Ipsy, one of the sponsors of the Lash Bash, won't you consider it? For $10 a month (plus tax in NY, NC and CA, plus $4.95 shipping in Canada only), you receive 4-5 full size or deluxe sample items plus a cute cosmetics bag in the mail, monthly, and you can cancel at any time (no commitment!). I've found lots of new faves because of Ipsy, and it's because of my subscription to Ipsy that I even KNEW about the Lash Bashes, let alone won one! If you want to give Ipsy a try, won't you use my referral link? I get points towards a reward, and you get good karma. We can all use good karma.
I think that just about sums up my Lash Bash experience. Now all that is left to do is sit back and wait until they announce the winners of the final contest: one winner wins a weekend for two in San Fran (please please please please please pick me!!!!!!), others win a year's supply of They're Real, still others win a $100 gift card for Benefit Cosmetics, and others a prize pack. I would love any of these prizes, so send some winning vibes my way, if you can!
|Lash Bash Crew :)|
Until next time, my lovelies, stay beautiful!
UPDATE: 8:53 pm est, 9/26/13
OMG you guys, I WON a prize for my Lash Bash! I haven't heard from Ipsy what my prize is yet, but I am so FREAKING excited, I can't even begin to say! Thanks to you all, and to my girlies who attended for helping make this happen for me!!! As soon as I know more, I will absolutely let you all know!!
Disclaimer: The referral link in this post is one where I would receive credit for a referral, and be compensated with free product for referring 2 people. Here is a link that just goes to Ipsy, without my referral code. Other links in this post go to other posts on this blog, or to the original source's blog or website; and are not referral or compensated links. I strive for honesty :)