I had an amazing time at the Southern Women’s Show!
I was so incredibly excited when Jennifer Pullinger reached out to me to join a several other bloggers for the Southern Women’s Show Blogger Preview Night this past weekend. At the Blogger Preview Night, my friend, Hailey, (Follow her on her Instagram! @h.viley) and I had the opportunity to sit in on mini-fashion shows, makeup tutorials, and demos as we sipped champagne and hung out with other amazing Richmond bloggers. We also got to watch some brief runway walks from CEO Magazine, and much more. All of this was in preparation for the 2017 Southern Women’s Show, which was March 17th through the 19th.
During the Blogger Preview Night, bloggers were able to sit through live demos with Dior
. In fact, we got to learn about the newest edition to the Dior
family, the Laquer Stick, which just launched on the 17th.
I even managed to get a quick workout with Tiramisu for Breakfast
, and several other bloggers during a PowerHoopz
tutorial. The hoops are weighted, which made it especially easy for us to hula hoop. It also helps to slim your waist. Hello curves!
Not pictured: Me dropping the hoop halfway through the demo because my abs started to hurt. #NoAbs.
The lovely Hailey and I walked around the venue a bit and we stopped by the vendor, LulaRoe
, where she was able to name all of the pieces with just one look. (I’m not kidding. She named out at least six styles, pulling out her favorites.)
And I couldn’t walk away empty-handed, so I I went over to the Let’s Talk Towels
booth. Let’s Talk Towels has an array of 100% cotton Turkish Towels. There, I bought myself a beautiful towel that I’m wearing as I write this. Fun Fact: The owner’s daughter is Rebecca Piersol, from The Crystal Press. (AKA My idol.)
The wonderful hosts from the show were also so kind to also provide us with fun-filled goodie bags during the Blogger Preview Night.
I returned to the show that Saturday with my mother and sister, where we went on a shopping spree. As you can see, my mother really enjoyed herself. She ended up purchasing a couple of statement pieces that she found around the venue.
Our first stop was the Let’s Talk Towels
booth, here I got to see Rebecca Piersol yet again. (I was mentally jumping up and down.)
We picked up some more towels and a couple hand towels. They’re all so beautiful.
Being the beauty addict I am, I had to stop by the Dior booth to pick up the Lacquer Stick
I got the shade 420, which is the perfect mauve-y nude. I got to test out the Lacquer Stick
and also the Lip Glow
with the help of Counter Manager for Dior at Dillards in Stony Point, Kaitlyn. If you go there, definitely ask for Kaitlyn, she was so nice and helpful! (She also had one of the best smokey eyes I’ve seen in a while!
P.S. Kaitlyn, I’m coming back for the Lip Glow!
I also fueled my makeup obsession at the Salt Soothers
booth. They had an array of bath bombs, salts and scrubs to try out. I ended up getting a demo of the Blue Lagoon Dead Sea Salt Body Scrub
. (Which smells amazing!)
The salts are combined with a mixture of oils that exfoliate the dead skin while leaving your skin nourished with the oils.
There were so many wonderful vendors that were there and I’m so sad that I wasn’t able to stop by them all!. Nonetheless, I had such a fantastic time. If you weren’t able to come this year, you should mark your calendars for next year because you don’t want to miss out again!
Thank you again to Jennifer for inviting me to join in on all the fun during the Blogger Preview Night! It was such a wonderful time and I can’t wait to go again next year’s! Make sure to mark your calendars! It’s going to be March 16-18 at the Richmond Raceway Complex.