This year was my first time attending Beauty Live at Galleria Dallas and I had the best time! From hearing beauty gurus share their favorite products and secrets to product demos and tutorials, I knew I I was bound to discover something new. Here's a recap of my beauty-filled weekend!
11AM: Experty Beauty Panel
The first session of the day was a panel discussion moderated by Galleria Dallas Fashion + Beauty Stylist, Holly Quartaro.
(L-R) Holly Quartaro, Steve Kemble, Barbara Adelglass, Ryan Thomas, Tai Beauchamp, and Courtney Kerr
1PM: Courtney Kerr's Favorite Things
I just knew I had to sit in on this session since Courtney Kerr is a blogger, and I love to learn about new products and tips from other bloggers. Courtney brought 30 of her must-have beauty products and shared them with the audience (literally shared them). Thanks to this presentation, I just might reconsider the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette...but I need to try the pillow mists from Bath and Body Works. I didn't even know that existed!
Courtney Kerr + her MUA talking about why her favorite products are so worth it
2PM: Macy's Spring Must Haves
I originally reserved a seat for this session, but the gorgeous new Belk lured me away! I was able to catch this one halfway through, but there are now Estee Lauder skincare products that have made it on my list!
3PM: Belk presents Modern. Southern. Beauty
After seeing the expert beauty panel, I could not wait to hear from some of the same gurus and some fresh faces to the stage. This session was moderated by the lovely Tai Beauchamp (my new inspiration in life) and I just couldn't get over how perfect her outfit was!
The Belk panel!
5PM: Sephora presents Re(Marc)able Beauty
The Marc Jacobs beauty line has been out for about eight months now and I can say from experience that the products are amazing! I bought the Genius Gel Foundation last August and loved it. Sephora Senior Artist, Dustin Svatek, and Marc Jacobs Beauty Education Specialist, Tiana Luckett, showed us some re(marc)able looks using products from the entire line down to the brushes, which give such a gorgeous airbrushed finish!
2PM: Nordstrom Beauty Stylists
Of course, I had to attend my favorite department store's session. I love Nordy's, and they're always on point with their beauty presentations. My love for Nordstrom is just unreal. I attended their Beauty Trend Show last month and had an absolute blast. I think they covered almost every prestige cosmetic line they carry, and every product Karen DeLauro (regional beauty manager) talked about is definitely worth buying! The dapper fellow working on the Pretty Striking look below is Stevie Beacham -- I consulted with him on my birthday weekend in November to figure out my winter beauty routine, and he worked a miracle. You must request him when you visit the Galleria Nordstrom!
Stevie and Paula of Nordstrom Galleria showing us a fresh and clean look with a flush of color.
3PM: Lush Presents Handmade Beauty
Kicking off the last session of Beauty Live 2014 were our wonderful hosts, Steve Kemble and Holly Quartaro.
LUSH! I've been using Lush Cosmetics for years now and it's so incredibly addicting. Each one of their products are handmade and made from natural and organic ingredients. We got to learn more about their facial masks (which are amazing) and how their products give back to the community!
Freshly made Catastrophe Cosmetic face mask straight from the blender. It has real chunks of blueberries in it, too!
The manager of the Galleria Lush store came with the bowl of fresh face masks for everyone to see up close. My favorites are the Catastophe Cosmetic and Cupcake (smells just like chocolate) face masks!
The oh so chic Beauty Hub
I waited until all of the Beauty Live sessions were done for the weekend before I purchased the products on my list. I was pretty pooped after walking around the Galleria for two days straight, so I decided to check out the Beauty Hub which was gorgeous. Everything was beautifully designed to reflect spring!
It takes a lot of discipline to only make a few purchases when great incentives are involved. I plopped down for a moment to turn in my Beauty Passport -- hopefully I win the sweepstakes! *crossing my fingers*
These flowers are so pretty and add so much life to the atmosphere!
The Beauty Live mailbox overflowing with programs for the weekend's events
My selfie at the Beauty Hub!
This past month has been completely beauty-filled, and I've enjoyed every moment! It's always fun learning about new products (and buying them). I'm super glad that I had the opportunity to attend Beauty Live for the first time this year and can't wait for next year!
Just a few of the products I picked up. I'm really excited about the Let The Good Times Roll facial cleanser from Lush -- been scoping it for months.