I’m a huge fan of the Beauty Collection. This boutique carries many beauty brands with everything from makeup to skincare, nails, and hair. Yesterday’s red carpet event featured vendors from certain brands offering complimentary demos and consultations.
Since this was a red carpet event, it was no surprise that Red Carpet Manicure was on hand. Nail artist Thao Nguyen showed off the brand’s gel-polish, complete with their new gem-infused line and lacquers.
The latest spring collections from Red Carpet Manicure, Deborah Lippmann, OPI, CND, Essie, SpaRitual, and butter LONDON were in stock. Other nail art items in store include Minx, Ciate, and Red Carpet Manicure appliques.
I bonded over nail talk with fellow salon fanatic and makeup artist Linda Walsh. Her nails were almost the inverse of mine, with a black base and glitter tip. (Manicurist Terri Doty, who created my design, explained that she began the glitter fade at the base so as not to make nails appear shorter.) I loved Walsh’s nail design and she was happy to give me a makeover that would make me feel as good as our nails looked using Jane Iredale products. Walsh applied foundation, eye shadow, mascara, bronzer, and lip gloss from the mineral makeup line. Boosting the glow I felt from the light coverage of these products were the primer steps done by Kasia Pilewicz of Goldfaden MD natural skincare line. Pilewicz used moisturizer and Bright Eyes Dark Circle Radiance Complex to fully rejuvenate my skin and prep it for makeup (although you don’t have to wear makeup if you don’t want to because your skin looks perfectly even with these products alone). She also showed me Goldfaden’s Sun Visor, which lightly sprays on and is perfect for using before a gel-polish manicure, if you desire to do so.
Since purchasing products from vendors who demoed meant 15% off, I happily took home some of these gems. Walsh pointed out that we all might have our area of beauty expertise where we notice one particular element (like nails) but sort of have a blind spot when it comes to the rest. I definitely don’t feel as in my element when discussing skin and makeup, so it’s wonderful to attend events such as this at stores that offer the full spectrum of beauty services, complete with experts (and fellow salon fanatics) who can educate you.