Monday, June 18, 2012

The Makeup Show

Hey guys!

Today, as stated in the title, I had the pleasure of attending the second annual The Makeup Show Chicago. It was quite nice, but when I arrived solo I had no idea what to do lol. This is truly a makeup artist's paradise, whereas I'm a just a gal who likes to dibble and dabble in eyeshadow. It still made me quite happy to be surrounded by so many legendary brands. Some of the names at the show included: MAC, Kevyn Aucoin, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Smashbox, Stila...the list goes on and on. When I got there, right away I was approached by a man who complimented me on my hair and asked me if I knew AJ of AJ Chicago Salon. If you didn't know, AJ has his own show on Style Network which is aptly titled Chicagolicious. So when he asked me if I knew him I thought are you kidding me?! of course I do! So he whisked me away and there I stood in front of AJ himself. He is soooo cute! I just love him and his show. AJ proceeded to tell me about his hair care line and insisted we take a picture together, and of course I obliged :) I then made my way around the show and ran into my girl Henri who was working with a brand called Auraline. It was so good to see a familiar face so I didn't have to continue to walk around like a lost puppy. I made my way down to a seminar led by the famous Billy B. (he's made over Lady Gaga, Lauryn Hill, Missy Elliot and the like) and it was a packed house. I decided I had enough of walking around, now I wanna BUY something! I knew I had to get my hands on more OCC Lip Tar, but first I made my way over to Kiss I-Envy to pick up some lashes (told y'all I'm an addict). I walked away with 10 pairs for 20 bucks! I was excited about that. OCC. It was super busy over there but I managed to squeeze in and try a few lip tars. I came for a baby pink but after I tried on the black...yes, black, and blush colored lip tar, I knew I had to take these babies home. You guys HAVE to try this brand! The Lip Tars seriously feel like butter! And they're 100% cruelty free and vegan (go Earth). They retail for about $14 each. So after spending my fair share I decided it was time to go before I got into more trouble. At the end of the day, I can say I had a wonderful time, and am very appreciative that I was granted this opportunity. Thank you Plus Fashion Week!

Billy B!
Can't wait to try these puppies
Left: Tarred Right: Hush

AJ! Isn't he the cutest?!

Dress worn as top: Target/Skirt: Forever 21+/Necklace: Forever 21/Sandals: Forever 21


  1. I'm glad you had fun Lauren! I wish I could've met up with you the 2nd day. :-( But I'm jelly you got a pic with AJ. :-) I love the lip tars myself. I have a few.

    1. I know! But I'll see you Thursday, right?? And i couldn't believe I got a pic with him either! And those Lip Tars, honey. I HAVE to get about 3 more at least!

  2. Those lip tars sound interesting... Can you order from a website? Love the outfit!

    1. They're great! You can get them from and thanks for the compliment!


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