So, where did we last leave off? Ah, looks like last post I jumped around a bit, but let's just say I was still in the tent, cam whoring it up with some other bloggers....
I had my own little agenda in NY and our good friend Yannize made sure we hit all of the spots! Hey, there's so much you can do at Fashion Week if you don't have backstage access or watching a show (part of being a newb). I had to meet up with a long time friend from undergrad, turned Essence writer. I love this chick. She's living *one* of my dreams ;)
Headed to Henri Bendels beauty dept. Yeh, I've only heard of this place because they have all of the MAC exclusives..grrrr. We ended up in the MAC store and bumped into celebrity makeup artist Alshonda Michaux. Because of her, I've added Full Coverage foundation and Prism blush to my shopping list.. gah! I did score Pharoah paintpot from the McQueen collection while there, yeh! We wanted to experience Mally Roncal Beauty, so we headed to her counter. Yannize raves about the smokey eye kits, so here's the makeup artist applying a smokey eye to Nikkia.
[ETA] We then had to head back to Brooklyn to meet up with my good friend Kiya (kai-ya) in her neck of the woods. Kiya was my partner in crime senior year of undergrad and the unofficial events planner on Semester at Sea. How interesting that she's currently working in cosmetics too?! We met her at this ultra casual, cozy spot in BK, Habana Outpost. Loves it! Mango margaritas, special corn (grilled with parmasean cheese and spices) and just a general good vibe... So cool! They had Purple Rain playing out on the patio for patrons...drinks, good people, great atmosphere.. I look forward to my next visit!
Here's Yannize in action... if yall don't know, find out! This girl is "bananas".. say it like Ashanti.. LOL.. She really hooked us up, spent her whole day with us and showed us an awesome time in NY... Thanks Yannize!!
Busing it in BK! (Heidi the awesomest and Nikkia LOL)
It's me! Hmmm I like this lighting LOL! See my second day with the Shadowy Lady Quad!
Monday morning, on the train... again. We are on our way to the L'Oreal Brunch before heading out of town. I shouldn't have gotten a shot of me, but a pic of the steps and areas of underground metropolis that is NY's subway system!
After the brunch, catching up with bloggers: The Makeup Girl (to the left) and *exclusive!* Dominican Enigma (on the right)-- such wonderful ladies!
Hey, it's My Beauty's Spot!! (Yes, throw out the real names. Ppl are referred to by their blogs LOL)
Center left and right: Anti Hair Slave and Glossy Pink!
That's all folks.. I'm uber tired and am dragging myself to the bed!