On May 9th, I attended Be BEAUTY-full, hosted by on-air beauty expert Anna De Souza (NBC, Fox, CW11) at the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe in New Jersey. The empowering event included a panel discussion on The Beauty in Finding Balance. The panel was moderated by Anna De Souza, and included style expert Samantha Brown (Samantha Brown Style), beauty expert Felecia Walker Benson (This That Beauty) and mommy expert Kay Hudson (MommyNoire).
Attendees had the opportunity to hear inspiring and true insider stories from the panel of experts, who shared their secrets to managing a demanding schedule while maintaining beauty and balance in their lives.
After the panel, attendees were able to meet with local vendors from New Jersey, including GoodieBox Bake Shop in Cliffside Park, BeautyBeat Box from Franklin Park, Stella & Dot stylist/accessories consultants, Starsky & Hutch, Esthetica MD in Englewood, and The Accelerations Group.
The second half of the day featured celebrity makeup artist Merrell Hollis, as he shared his makeup expertise and shared the hottest trends and makeup tips with a hands-on makeup tutorial, showing women how to have fun with color and use makeup to enhance their natural beauty.
GoodieBox Bake Shop featuring cupcakes, cake pops and cookies
BeatyBeat Box, founded by Tasha Turner and Marcia Caster, is a quarterly subscription service that caters to the beauty desires of women of color.
A sampling of the products found in BeautyBeat Box, including some full-sized products
The latest jewelry from Stella & Dot
Starsky & Hutch founders Kerry Lane and Louise Jerkovich. Starsky & Hutch features hand dyed and hand sewn yoga wear available in longer silhouettes, including tunics, tanks and skirts. The pieces are great for the beach or for lounging.
Sophia Rabkin of Esthetica MD was on hand to discuss services and products, including computerized skin analysis consultations and mini facial treatments.
The Accelerations Group 100, founded by Emily Nichols-Mitchell, provides tools and resources to accelerate your job search.
Celebrity makeup artist Merrell Hollis walks attendees through a hands-on makeup tutorial with tips and product recommendations.
With Anna De Souza
- Kim Weling