Mommies always need a night out. So when Single Edition Media and InStyle invited (and paid) me to attend their Summer Social, I celebrated with a resounding ‘YESSSS!! I’ll GO! Take me! Get me outta here!” haha Ok seriously, what mom wouldn’t enjoy a fashionable night out on the town and a chance to listen to music that didn’t involve nursery rhymes? They had me at the invite.
I saw this as the perfect reason to dust off my high heels and get dolled up. Plus I was excited to network with the brands and meet the other bloggers and ‘influencers’ of which I was honored to share the title. Shout out to Fashionista Momma (pictured on the left) and A Little Glitter, (pictured in the middle), my two favorite new blogging buddies from the event!
For more silly Gifs from the event check out Bosco’s party pics here!
Here’s a pic of the party people. As you can see, it was a very pink party!
What a fun adventure it was traveling through the loft-like venue, discovering beauty and lifestyle brands along the way. Funny enough my two favorite finds were flower related. Odeala Rose has the most gorgeous bouquets ready to deliver to your door. Trust me, as an event planner I’m picky about my floral arrangements. These will not be your typical 1800-flowers but rather, upscale, stylish bouquets that you hope your prince charming would be smart enough to buy! I mean just look at the unique arrangement below!
Plus, they send you a snapshot of the actual bouquet so you can make sure you like what you see. I can’t tell you the amount of times I’ve been disappointed in a flower service that sent something of lesser quality than the advertised product picture. The picture perfect check was a great selling point and so was the flower delivery box! Modern and cool! They say you can’t judge a book by its cover but I say, you can judge a present by its presentation.
My other favorite brand was named Peony, hence the similarity in flower theme. This athletic wear made me actually want to work out. And if you know me personally, you know that is a major feat.
Turns out the Creative Director is just as cute as the clothes.
Another highlight of the evening were the complimentary manicures care of Essie. Pre-baby, my nails were ALWAYS manicured and I even changed up the color on a weekly basis to match my weekend outfits. (Oh! What endless time I had back then!) Needless to say that doesn’t happen anymore. So this was a true treat.
photo below from Style Fox
Other pampering beauty treatments included Sarah Potempa hair curling (check out the curling iron that rotates on its own!), Jose Eber Salon offering blowouts, Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost Moisturizer sampling, and Sally Hansen giving everyone airbrushed legs.
photos from A Little Glitter and Style Fox
While mingling and indulging in all these services we tasted guilt-free (less caloric) wines from Brancott Estate, coconut water from Zico and munched on Gardein veggie snacks shaped like fish and chicken (fooled me!)
Don’t you love those branded pillows??
Here’s another peak into the scene
photo from InStyle Magazine
Sarah Potempa /Essie /Brancott Estate /Think Thin /Gardein /Dickensin’s /Jose Eber /Sally Hansen /Neutrogena /Nicole Benisti /Peony /Sun Chips /Thierry Mugler /Zico