On October 7th, I attended the 3rd annual Pretty City Beauty Sample Sale in NYC, in partnership with Shape magazine. This year's event was held at R Bar at the Bowery. I'm sure there were attendees that preferred the bar atmosphere more, but I like the West Side Loft location better, where it has been held previously. The $10 admission only included one drink ticket for a complimentary drink, less vendors and a smaller space. I hope they go back to it being a bigger event next year. This year's gift bag included products from Sundari, Whish and Pencil Me In.
Because there were several events going on that night, I caught the tail end of the event, and got to spin the Shape prize wheel right before they ran out of prizes. Everyone was a winner as they gave away Shape tote bags and full size products. I ended up with some lip balm. As the event winded down, I was able to get a mini facial and shoulder massage from Spa JA. Other vendors included Salon Santa Cruz, Bright Pink, Laser Cosmetica, American Laser Centers and Apple & Bee Cosmetics.
- Kim Weling