We’re Getting Gorgeous in New York City

We’re Getting Gorgeous in New York City

It’s a big commitment to attend a conference in New York. Even if you can land a good airfare, there are still a lot of other hefty expenses. Even sharing a room with other bloggers still means you are committing to a sizable investment. Despite the costs, we decided this year that we would do things a little different. We opted to make it a family trip. There were a few activities that Scott and the kids could participate in along with me so we figured, “Why not?”

One of the events we were given permission for them to attend was Getting Gorgeous. Their events are generally focused around beauty and wellness. I’m always happy to learn about whatever cool beauty and lifestyle brands Audrey and Vera are working with while getting a back massage and have my makeup or nails done. Being able to experience all of it with my 10-year-old fashionista made this even more special.

Audrey McClelland and Vera Sweeney are incredibly talented... and they know how to put on an awesome event! - SahmReviews.com #GettingGorgeous

I’ve known Audrey and Vera for several years and have a great deal of respect for what they do. As expected, this year’s summer Getting Gorgeous function was well organized and a lot of fun.

The title sponsor was Restylane Silk. They were doing makeup touch-ups and offered details on how to get gorgeous lips. Among the list of exhibitors were Stokke, BALI, Kodak, Trollbeads, Chobani, Liquid Oxygen, KeVita, Cocktail Caviar, Spa Chicks on the Go and The Backyard Food Company.

These lovely ladies from Spa on the Go did a fantastic job on her nails. - SahmReviews.com #GettingGorgeous

Miss K had her nails done by Spa Chicks on the Go, then her makeup done by the team in the Restylane Silk Beauty Lounge. She even had a back massage while I was getting the scoop on some new releases from Kodak.

No, It's Not Your Father's Root Beer. Holy cow is it good! - SahmReviews.com #GettingGorgeous

We made a Trollbeads bracelet, I helped myself to some (OMG where can I get it in my hometown) delicious spirited root beer from Not Your Father’s Root Beer. I had one. Wish I had taken a few extras to enjoy later. I don’t drink traditional beer these days, but my love of Root Beer made this one a sure winner.

The Backyard Food Company offers high-end relishes and jams. You can find them at Whole Foods. - SahmReviews.com #GettingGorgeous

At the Chobani booth, kids (and adults) were able to make a lunchbox and grab some yogurt to snack on. On the other side of the room, The Backyard Food Company was serving up finger foods. They are based on the east coast, but their tasty creations are available at Whole Foods. I’ll have to pick some up next time I’m near a Whole Foods!

If there's one brand of bra more prominent in my closet, it's BALI Intimates. Love the fit! - SahmReviews.com #GettingGorgeous

There were several other things to participate in while at Getting Gorgeous. BALI Intimates was offering bra fittings and allowed us to select a new one to order that will be shipped to us. I couldn’t pass that offer up because BALI is my favorite brand of bra. I actually special order them from J.C. Penney if they don’t have them in stock. Can’t wait to try out the new one they had on display!

Can't wait to see how Liquid Oxygen works on my sensitive skin. - SahmReviews.com #GettingGorgeous

Scott and Miss M mingled around a bit, made a personalized lunchbox at the Chobani booth and chatted with the folks at Liquid Oxygen. Although we haven’t tried it yet, we received a sample of Liquid Oxygen to test. It is a non-abrasive multi-step process that I’m anxious to see if works on our sensitive skin.

I would add caviar to my menu every night if I could have this Cocktail Caviar. Serious YUM factor. - SahmReviews.com #GettingGorgeous

Scott and I reconnected long enough to try Cocktail Caviar. I insisted he try it because it was fantastic. No, those aren’t real fish eggs. It’s alcohol that is modified to look like caviar. I’ve never tried anything like them, but if I see them again, I’m going to indulge. Positively delicious.

The event gave me the opportunity to meet old blogging friends and introduce them to my family. It also provided me with the chance to connect with some really cool brands. Audrey and Vera don’t just host cool events. They also host Twitter parties, LiveStream and Periscope. Did you know they are also on TLC’s #WhatSheSaid?

What exhibitor at the Getting Gorgeous event would you want to visit first?

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Founder and owner of SAHMReviews.com, Nicole has been involved in social media marketing since 2007. She has worked with a number of major corporations who utilized her skills to improve their social media outreach and online presence. Nicole works as an ambassador for brands such as Netflix, U.S. Cellular and K'NEX, has been featured in McDonald's videos as well as Maria Bailey's book "Power Moms". Always a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) and mother of two beautiful daughters (ages 13 and 12), Nicole can be your go-to person for all things social media.

19 comments on «We’re Getting Gorgeous in New York City»

  1. Cole says:

    Looks like a super fun event!

    1. Entire T. Otal says:

      O shit waddup!

  2. Caroline says:

    OMG! This looks like so much fun! I totally need to take my daughter on a day like this. She would be so happy! Maybe for her next BDay.

  3. sacha says:

    Awwww your an awesome family man and your family look so happy and blessed to be part of that awesome event.

  4. Getting Gorgeous is the best! I love Audrey (whoop whoop local Rhodie) and she and Vera pour their lives into it- obviously it shows! Hoping to get there next year!!

  5. Carly Brydon says:

    The Getting Gorgeous event looks like it was a lot of fun! That Cocktail Cavier looks yummy!

  6. Jenna Wood says:

    I’m sad I missed Getting Gorgeous but I hope to make it next year, it looks like you truly discovered some awesome products! I’d love to try that spirited root beer!

  7. eliz frank says:

    You sure were busy. I missed that one because I had to choose between events daily and couldn’t do it all. But next time, I’ll be there to enjoy it all. Such great fun.

  8. What a fun day! I think that the drinks would come in handy to lighten the mood too!

  9. Lori Felix says:

    The Getting Gorgeous event looks like it was a great time for you and everyone else. That Cocktail Caviar looks delicious, I’ll have to get some for my next party.

  10. Mindi says:

    I have been to a few Getting Gorgeous events and it is always amazing! Vera and Audrey do a great job!

  11. I really want to try that Cocktail Caviar!! It’s such a neat concept!

  12. Liz says:

    This looks like such a fun event! That Cocktail Caviar looks amazing!!

  13. It sounds like you all had a good time. I’ve heard the Getting Gorgeous events are great and have always hoped to go to one.

  14. GiGi Eats says:

    OMG this looks like an event I totally would have LOVED to attend! Darn it living in LA vs NYC! LOL!! Love me some ROOT BEER and that Backyard Food sounds interesting. Must check it out in Whole Foods!

  15. CR Williams says:

    Looks like the even was a lot of fun. I would love to attend it one day!

  16. James says:

    Looks like fun was had by all!

  17. Lynne B says:

    I would head for the Restylane Silk Beauty Lounge first. I love getting my makeup done!

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