My friend Manna is headed to New York for a whirlwind media tour and she is inviting all of you to join her in a Google Hangout hosted by Birchbox. They are collaborating on a product called sheer glo shimmer lotion (I scored a bottle and can’t wait to try it)
Here are the deets on the hang out …
When: Friday, 12/13 (it’s good luck) at 3pm EST.
Topics: All things beauty
How we met …
Last Holiday Season, I sent out an email to all of my Vanity Girl customers for the Holidays – and one Pro Customer responded with a really lovely email. Turns out she is a beauty entrepreneur herself and owns a very cool cosmetics line named Manna Kadar Cosmetics.
We decided to meet for lunch at Le Pain here in WeHo, and she brought me some of her goodies like her signature bronzer (as seen at some of the hottest celebrity gifting suites) and her yummy smelling lip glosses. We hit it off immediately. With our mutual love of Paris (she was born there, I was an expat there) and our penchant for boy bands and business … that was a lunch that went really long and has since spawned lots of great business opportunities and my recent guest speaking opportunity at FIDM where she teaches in the Beauty Dept. (BTW, huge shout out to the girls of the FIDM beauty department – I swear – it was like finding my Tribe! I can’t wait to see what these ambitious young women … and a few men … do in their future careers.)
Anyway – it’s just really cool when you meet other female entrepreneurs, especially in the beauty space, that are as generous and fun as Manna. She has great products and is just simply – a really cool chick!!
Ciao for Now –
Special Thanks to another cool female entrepreneur and numerologist extraordinaire, Nidhi Handa, because every LA Business Girl needs awesome advice & insight!
Here’s a great video from one of our favorite Vanity Girls. Everything from poweders to bronzers and hair extensions – enjoy!
Join me as I catch up with my former intern, Olivia Danielle, at the PHAMExpo. I am so proud of Olivia — she just graduated from FIDM and landed a job as a product developer with a major cosmetic line here in LA.
She is beautiful and driven and truly pursuing her passion in the beauty industry. She first saw our vanities when she was still living in New York … and approached me at the Beautylish event in Santa Monica a few years ago.
She also works very hard and isn’t afraid to roll up her sleeves! We can’t wait to see what else the future has in store for her. That’s what Vanity Girl is all about – providing the backstage moment so that girls can pursue their dreams. She does own a Silver Starlet BTW, so she is also a Real Vanity Girl 🙂
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So Vanity Girls, you met Priscilla Ono last week in our Vanity Girl spotlight … but in case you didn’t jot down her daily makeup must-have’s to achieving high-glam perfection, here is a list of some of her faves!
Foundations: Studio Fix by Mac; Giorgio Armani (I am dying to try this! It always looks so beautiful)
Highlighters: Prep & Prime by Mac; YSL Touche Eclat; Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick
Eyeliners: Lime Crime colored liners; Sephora eyeliner stickers
Mascara: L’Oreal Voluminous
Lips: MAC, NYX, Lime Crime, Kat Von D Lip Stains (Backstage Bambi)
Brushes: Sigma F88; Toki Doki
Hair Tools: Croc Blowdryer and flat iron; Hot Tools
… and of course, her lighting of choice? Black Broadway Desk by Vanity Girl Hollywood …
In case you missed, here is the video:
What about you? Have you tried any of these items? What are your daily Go-to’s?
via Vanity Girl Hollywood on Facebook.
This white Broadway table top vanity found a home with #RealVanityGirl of OC Tara Maresa. I love the framed photos of some of her favorite brands (Chanel is one of my faves too!) and this sleek little desk with storage tuft seating.
Tara also won tickets from us to the PhamExpo where Paw Pallette and Charmed Cosmetics used our vanities to bling out their trade booths. I can’t wait to hear what some of her favorite things were from that show.
Here’s another spotlight on a Pro Vanity Girl. Meet celebrity MUA Priscilla Ono, whom I met through Uber Blogger Kandee Johnson. Priscilla has beat the faces of glamour girls like Pamela Anderson, Carmen Electra, Paris Hilton, Amber Rose and Iggy Azalea! Now you KNOW, those are some serious skills if they call on her to beat their face And I’ve seen more than one instance where Ms. Amber Rose has been named “Best Makeup” on a Red Carpet, just sayin’ …
Anyway, Ms. Priscilla has a Black Vanity Desk of her very own in her LA Makeup Loft. Here’s her video where she takes you through some of her daily things!
What she loves about her Broadway Desk .. or as she says in the video, “obsessed” 🙂
- The Lifetime Warranty. Yep, Vanity Girl is manufactured right here in LA and carries a lifestime warranty.
- The adjustable light switch. Every MUA (and home makeup junkie) should be able to control their lighting!
- The holsters that hold her Croc Blowdryer and Hot Tools hair items.
- The outlets that make everything from styling to airbrush makeup to watching YouTube tutorials a breeze when doing your makeup.
- And of course, the nice warm lighting which she says is “amazing” for makeup application.
Make sure to watch the video to check out her video and her daily makeup must-have’s!
via Vanity Girl Hollywood on Facebook
This one comes from Mari LC who reached out to me on Instagram to share her beautiful Starlet room. I’m so glad she did because how beautiful is it? I really love that bench and of course, Marilyn Monroe – an OG Vanity Girl for sure – makes sure that we get to celebrate being glam all day everday!
I love this dramatic montage from Real Vanity Girl @Claudia of Fairfax, VA. Her brush and pencil collection is quite impressive, n’est ce pas? We’re pretty sure she likes us too since she posted:
I am IN LOVE with my new mirror!!
if you need a white vanity just like this pretty Latina makeup lover!
via (2) An Nguyen on Facebook
Soooooo cute! Here’s is our little Starlet vanity glamming up this beauty junkie’s San Jose digs … but it’s that adorable puppy that is stealing the show for me!
“Just received my mirror…one word STUNNING!” — that’s what she posted on Facebook 🙂