Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Lifestyle Retreat Lounge 2012

One of my favorite events during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim was the Lifestyle Retreat Lounge at the Shelborne Hotel in Miami. Also known as the LRL, the invite only lounge provided a relaxing sanctuary for press, celebrities, industry taste makers and models. Guests had the opportunity to sample products from participating vendors and get pampered with complimentary hair and makeup.

Sponsors and partners of the event included: Daily Front Row, Monster Energy, Rica Swimwear, MARY KAY, Blo Bar, OMG Booth, Miss Fanatic, Go Charge Now, BabylissPRO, Ditto Eyewear, Set, Mokai, Dr. V, Sweet and Tipsy, Whispering Angel, Tasti d’Lite, Chateau D’Esclans, Fifty Pounds Gin and Heineken.
The first thing that I did at the lounge was get my hair done by Blo Bar. My stylist recommended bouncy curls to compliment my style that day.
 As you can see the curls were just what I needed to complete my Miami chic look.
Next, I had a chance to get my makeup done by celebrity makeup artist Marissa Nemes who was part of the MARY KAY Glam Squad that day. Of the products used on me I was lucky to keep their new Lash Love Waterproof Mascara and NouriShine Plus lip gloss in Mango Tango. I've never tried MARY KAY products before but after using these I'm definitely a fan!
Alina Fayer and Lawrence VonRumpf
Right after getting my makeup done I was styled by Celebrity Stylist Lawrence VonRumpf who was part of the Mary Kay Glam Squad. The look that he created for me was called the "jet-setting socialite". I'll have more details about it as well as filming for Mary Kay in a following post.
Another great sponsor of the LRL lounge was DITTO Eyewear which is a new eCommerce site selling a curated collection of designer eye wear. The site gives you an opportunity to virtually try on the sunglasses you select.
Whispering Angel Rosé Château d'Esclans provided delicious wine for guests. It was just what I needed after a fun day of being pampered and filming at the LRL lounge.
With my wine in hand I went on to try the Black Russian Revolt treats by Sweet & Tipsy. They were served in mini cocktail glasses which made them even more enticing to try! The verdict was they were really yummy and I wish was having some right now as I write this post...
Tasti D Lite served delicious treats which were just 70 calories.
Rica Swimwear gave a fierce presentation of their new 2013 Spring/Summer collection which I'll have more details about in a later post.

Thanks again to the Lifestyle Retreat Lounge for inviting me. It was truly one of the highlights of my time at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim!

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