Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Yummy411: More of the Total Beauty Blogging Summit

I made it to LAX on a flight that was too early for me! I was concerned about dressing appropriately (transitioning between rainy,cool weather and warm West coast sun), how efficiently did I pack my makeup and anxious for all things beauty to begin! It had been so long since I've jet set between destinations. Naturally, as soon as my luggage dropped from the carousel, I checked to see if my compacts and powders had arrived unharmed...

Whew! Everything was in tact. My lips survived not reapplying my favorite gloss and my face didn't dry. Aahh, finally LA! Where else is a better place to experience our passion of makeup? I arrived too early for our evening event, but too late for the Beauty Tour. What else does a beauty junkie do with some great weather and sun? Take a stroll to the local spots to browse beauty aisles! Making this an even better outing, fellow beauty junkie Marsadie of Frappelates joined me in this venture! I'll tell you all about that excursion later, but on to the summit fun!


(In my hotel room!)


I quickly got back to the room, met my awesome roomie Delphine and headed to the Intelligent Beauty offices to meet, mix and mingle with PR and bloggers over cocktails, appetizers and great music. It was quite the LA scene with shadow box dancers and tans galore! We had an awesome time!





I guess we had too much fun. We didn't last on our shoes!

20 comments:

Virtuous Blue said...

Yummy...Why didn't you take me with you??? lol...Kenya and I are both from CA and I miss it, really I miss the food (and family) but I digress. Great Post!!!

Teneasha VB

Divine Blackness said...

Looks like you ladies had a ball! I miss my LA! Seeing the Staples Center almost made me cry just now. Okay, next year I'm so going. That thang needs to be in Miami, though, so I can stay at my Grandma's house. Haaaa!

Alison said...

It was so great to meet you at the TotalBeauty.com bloggers summit. You were so great to spend time with you and Marsadie and all the other bloggers. Your photos really show how much fun it was....I hope we can all get together again at totalbeauty's next event in the Fall, and please keep in touch with me (my new, red hair may not be the same by then, but I'm going to try and keep it up).

My Advice Sisters blog seems to be having some technical difficulties at the moment but I hope to put up some more photos of the beauty summit in the next few days.

said...

Nice!!! Y'all really look like you had a good time!

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

It looks like you guys had a great time! I'm sure it was so much fun mingling, etc.

I need to make a trip out to L.A. I desperately need a change of scenery!!

MandyPandy said...

Ah, how I envy you gals!

evasitoe said...

Yummy it looks like you had so much fun! I am going to LA this weekend...first time there...let me know if I need to visit any makeup stores or places...

XoXo

eVaDiVa

Dominican Enigma said...

I hear LA is fabulous!!!!!! I'm dying to go myself. never been.

yummy411 said...

@ taneasha: i would have loved too! i just couldn't fit you in my carry on ;) darn i wish i would have remembered that you two were from there. you could have given me some pointers as to the must-see/try places!

@ divine blackness: awww! yes we want to see YOU there. it's nyc in november baby!!

@ alison: but of course! you are one of my new blogger mentors! ;)

@ shawnta: thanks! good to hear from you. we did enjoy ourselves very much!

@ BGG: it was quite the event! change of scenery is always nice! go go go and let us know what you find or get into!

@ mandypandy: click on the total beauty.com badge over in my sidebar and we'll see you next year also!

@ evasitoe: aww great! i stayed closer to the airport so unless you can get into intelligent beauty's office, i can't tell you much more. sorry :( ask the ladies of Virtuous Blue. I'm sure they have great recommendations since they are natives! *note: the club scene in LA particularly is not like the one here...

@ dominican enigma: yes, fab it is!

Danelle J. said...

Hi Yummy, So sorry I haven't kept up with my blogor losing weight :(

How is your weight loss coming, I'm going to hire a personal trainer soon.

nywele said...

aaw! You guys looked like you had a great time!

BeautyChick101 said...

I was so happy to finally meet you! I'm sorry you had to leave so early -- but I hope to see you again in November!

ilurvemakeup said...

Looks like you all had fun! Girl you are glowing what's your secret????

nilla cookie said...

You're like my long lost sister from the East Coast, Kia! I'm SOOO glad I got to meet you! Until our next blogger sleepover!!

xoxox, Lilan

yummy411 said...

@ danelle j.: hi it's a constant battle. i'm not shooting myself yet, but i'll keep trying. thanks for checking in! let me know how the personal trainer goes!

@ nywele: yes we did! ;)

@ beautychick101: yes it was a pleasure to meet you as well! see ya in november? ;)

@ ilurvemakeup: lotsa fun! glowing- let's see? sunny LA, MAC bronzer and 2 drinks... ha!

@ nilla cookie: awww! yes blog sisters we are! we'll do it again in november?

Afrodite said...

Looks like a lot of fun and your shoes are cute!

Trent said...

It was fun to hang out with you last weekend. I didn't expect to meet such a cool, down to earth chick!

yummy411 said...

@ afrodite: yes it was girl! thank you... courtesy of old navy!

@ trent: aww thanks.. i'm so proud of you and your blog. i'll link it. you have the best gf ever!

Delphine said...

awww you're so sweet Kia!! I had a lot of fun with you up in da club and the summit in general!!

yummy411 said...

hey delphine! it was a happy moment for me to see you doing your thing at the club! i'm glad you had fun. i know the babies were happy to see you when you returned!