Friday, March 20, 2015

What #Beauty Brands did @beautypress put on the radar of #bbloggers this time? Find out here!

NOTE: This is an event recap, this is not a product endorsement or review.

Please note my new disclaimer above event recap posts, an event recap is not a product review nor is it an implied endorsement, these are brands we had the chance to interface with at the Beauty Press Spotlight Day, and as we go actually testing product samples (if samples were provided), we will then highlight our specific thoughts about each product in an individual post.

The first Beauty Press Spotlight of 2015 put some brands that were new to me on my radar and I also got to meet the faces behind a few brands I was already familiar with.

Here are the brands we  met, this time in no particular order:

All Beauty Water

Pictured Above: All Beauty Water comes in three 'refreshing-tastic' flavors: Pomegranate, Cucumber Aloe and Strawberry Acai, each bottle is 16oz and contain: 2 glasses of water per serving, 8 SkinVitamins including: Vitamins A, C, D E, B3, B6, B12, and Biotin as well as 7 SkinNutrients including: Selenium, Green Tea Extract, Magnesium, Manganese, Calcium, Potassium and Zinc. They are 0 Calories, contain NO sugar and are non-GMO, Kosher, Vegan and Gluten Free with no artificial flavors, sweeteners or preservatives!

Blemish Potion and Sen7 Fizz, whats hot products

Pictured Above: whats hot! showed off two products, Blemish Potion (above on the upper shelf) and the Sen7 Fizz (on the lower shelf) a fragrance atomizer that is actually TSA friendly so you don't have to leave your favorite scent home for fear it will be taken from you at the airport!

cureology beauty

Pictured Above: cureology beauty certainly caught my eye with the butterflies on their poster, they make haircare products that use only ingredients available from renewable/sustainable resources, packaging with post consumer material, organically grown ingredients, are a cruelty free brand that doesn't use animal testing and they donate 10% of their proceeds to the Breast Cancer Cause. I definitely love supporting brands that give back!

Grand Central Beauty

Pictured Above: Grand Central Beauty - There wasn't a time when this booth was by itself so we have a candid photo above with the Grand Central team mid pitch! They offer "S.M.A.R.T." skincare with SMART being an acronym for Smooths. Moisturizes. Anti-Aging. Redness-reduction, Tones. They are also cruelty free and they are made with pride in the USA.

My Amazing Hair Secrets

Pictured Above: My Amazing Hair Secrets offers a Shampoo, Conditioner, Quick Dry Shake'n Spray (that cuts your blow dry time in half), a Repair & Shine Secret and a 'My Amazing Color Boost+ Secret that helps to protect and intensify hair color while helping to also maximize shine and luminosity. Their website even offers '15 steps to a perfect "Amazing"  30 Minute Blowout!

NUTRAFOL, Hair Loss Dietary Nutritional Supplements

Pictured Above: Co-Founder of NUTRAFOL, Giorgos Tsetis holds up NUTRAFOL for both men and women, these clinically formulated supplements promote thicker, fuller, faster hair growth as well as improved texture, by repairing and revitalizing damaged hair follicles, minimizing hair loss due to stress, combating hair loss due to hormonal imbalance, helping the body build resistance to stress and protects hair against damage from excessive styling or excercise and counters the effects of (lack of) sleep or nutritional deficiences. - This is definitely one of the products I look most forward to starting on as I am a lifelong insomniac!

Ottilie and Lulu at BeautyPress Spotlight Day February 2015, Skincare for Tweens and Teens, all-natural skincare and beauty

Pictured Above: Ottilie and Lulu provides an all-natural skin regimen for tween and teen girls including cleansers, moisturizers, sun protection solutions and blemish treatments. Their products are all dermatologist tested and allergy tested and contain natural ingredients, never to early to get started on a healthy skincare routine!

Pour le Monde Parfums at BeautyPress Spotlight Day February 2015, Certified 100% Natural Prestige Fragrance

Pictured Above: Pour le Monde Parfums are the only CERTIFIED 100% natural prestige fragrances in the world! And they also give back to charities including: Cancer Support Community, Guiding Eyes for the Blind and The National Multiple Sclerosis Society. there is a huge difference between natural versus synthetic perfumes butterflies, and please remember 60% of what you put on your skin gets absorbed into your bloodstream!

Pictured Above: Primp and Polish Manicure with Nail Art!


Sadly a lot of bad behavior by super entitled "Print Editors" marred my experience. While some of us patiently waited our turns in line to meet a brand rep many "Print Press" felt it was OK to walk right in front of the line, and instead of brand reps asking them to wait their turn in line like everyone else, if the person said "I'm Print" the brands more than 75% of the time allowed it, marring my opinion of them both quite frankly. Perhaps for the next show I should tout my print credentials and see if it allows me to skip the lines too......And as many brands went 'vial size' for 'bloggers' this time around you won't see as many individual product reviews on this show as a vial size is not sufficient to test the efficacy of any Beauty Product. There were some brands who did provide sufficient full size test samples and those will be given individual features in the future.

I am finishing up a supplement I am currently testing and will start on the NUTRAFOL system next, so I will keep you posted on my progress with them at the end of the testing and report my results in a separate post.

I loved that many brands included this time do give back a portion of their proceeds to benefit charity, and that a movement toward natural, chemical free products are prevailing with many emerging brands. Me and All Beauty Water definitely have something major in common, we both believe that Beauty definitely starts from WITHIN.

Which product mentioned would YOU most like to try and why? 

(Who knows if a lot of you are interested in the same product I may be able to have them come back and do something nice for YOU! So don't forget to let them know you saw them featured here first when you connect with them via Social Media!)

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  1. I love when brands give back to charities with a portion of their sales! I can't believe the behavior of some "media". It doesn't matter if your print or not, bad behavior is never acceptable! Kudos to you for always keeping it classy!

  2. I hate it when people feel they are more important than I am and push their way to the front. Sorry you had to deal with that.

  3. I'll definitely be forwarding this to my GF. She's all about finding new health and beauty products. Thanks for the easy brownie points!

  4. Beauty Water ,Cure-ology , NUTRAFOL,and a few more . I like that some products also give back ( if more companies did the same thing this would be better world. I do believe that people should respect each other, and it good that their bad behavior be called out by Brands as well as their peers shame on them they make other blogger work more difficult ! As always I enjoy your reviews .

  5. Sounds like a neat event, even with the print press there. That happens a lot.

  6. I always enjoying discovering new beauty products and an event that has numerous offerings in one place seems like so much fun!

  7. This event looks super fancy! I bet you had a wonderful time.

  8. All Beauty Water has me intrigued! I bet it tastes good along with being good for you.

  9. I also believe that beauty comes from within. I would love to try the All Beauty Water.

  10. It's disappointing to hear you didn't get a little more FaceTime with the brands you could be sharing with us. However, I am intrigued by what you pictured. I can't wait to hear how the products worked out for you.

  11. Everything looks great. I"d like to try the "My Amazing Hair' products based just on the name alone! :)

  12. It's unfortunate that some people felt compelled to force their way to the front of the line. ;(

  13. Cureology sounds great! I love that they donate to the Breast Cancer Cause.

  14. The Sen7 Fizz would be great, especially since I travel a lot. There are a lot of great products you were able to see and explore.

  15. I love learning about new beauty products. That All Beauty Water sounds great. The Cureology too.

  16. I would like to try the Quick Dry Shake'n Spray. Anything that could save me time when blow drying would be great.

  17. I had never heard of any of these brands before. My Amazing Hair Secrets looks like something I would definitely want to try. So sorry you had a bad experience with the "print media"

  18. That's pretty interesting that brands were giving out vials. Who can really say they stand behind a product they've only used once.

  19. What a fun event. I love beauty events but it sucks that print journalist were so rude.