Beauty and Bubbly at The Cosmetic Market

I was invited to a fun blogger beauty event at The Avalon a few weeks ago, and just had to share my experience with you! The event was by The Cosmetic Market (full service beauty bar with high end makeup retailers within), and they promised champagne- this obviously meant a good time. 

From the second I walked in, I  could see and feel a stir and buzz in the air, and I loved that! Champagne, white wine, chocolate covered strawberries, and cheese greeted you at the door, and thereafter you could walk around and get acquainted. Various different stations had been set up with complimentary sessions of brow waxing, hair styling, hand exfoliation, and of course, makeup application. 

I chose to try out the hand exfoliation as well as hair styling. Mario from Mario’s Hair Designers gave me a lioness do’ and I have to say I’m obsessed. Stay tuned for a blog post in which he will do my hair again for all of you! My friend Natasha from Toto’s Life and Style accompanied me, and we had so much fun! Besides all of the above things I have mentioned, The Cosmetic Market also does facials. All of this while you shop for your favorite beauty products in one place! This is such a cool and novel concept, be sure to check it out in Johns Creek, GA!

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IMG_8516Before getting my hair done!

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IMG_8522The final product!

IMG_8863Bloggers never travel without their cameras- and therefore, there are always a ton of pictures to be taken!

OOTD/OOTN: Black and Yellow

Hey guys,

thanks for stopping by! Today I’m styling a yellow romper with some wedges to instantly glam up the look. This summer I’ve been all about yellow, and while I normally stay away from a yellow/black combination, I really loved this one! I wore this outfit to an event at The Cosmetic Market at Avalon, and I was so lucky to have my hair done by the incredible Mario from “Mario’s” hair salon in Alpharetta. I asked for a lioness do’ and I absolutely loved what he came up with!

DSC_2896The black wedges made me take out my black Celine!

FullSizeRender-2Normally I find that Rompers can take away curves, but in this ones case, the fabric is so thin that it really flatters as opposed to taking away

FullSizeRenderThe print of the romper has a faded effect, but I kind of dig it! Add a chunky necklace and polka dotted bracelet, and you’re good to go!

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DSC_2904A low, tie up back gave this look a cute and whimsical effect because it was a loose fitting outfit

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Outfit Deets:

Romper- Nordstrom

Necklace- India

Bracelet- Kate Spade NY

Shoes- Guess

Bag- Celine

Atlanta: The Cosmetic Market Experience

Hey Everyone!

Today I wanted to fill you in on an amazing experience I had at the Atlanta location of The Cosmetic Market. For those of you who don’t know, The Cosmetic Market is a unique shopping experience that started in Tennessee and is now growing into other metro areas around the U.S. It is a store for all your cosmetic and hair care needs, and even has a few home good products such as candles. The experience part comes into play because they also have a Bliss wax bar and a full service facial center as well. Thats where I spent the bulk of my time, and I absolutely loved it!

I got a customized facial based on what the esthetician and I thought my skin needed. What I love about this concept is that this store has a lot of high end luxury cosmetics brands (By Terry, Nars, Surrat), and the service is amazing! Nori, the store manager was so attentive to my needs and every other employee was great too! Below are some pictures of my experience- AND, if you guys are in the Atlanta area, you get $20 off if you mention my blog. Amazing, right?

If any of these pictures are showing up sideways, please pardon me! Problem is getting fixed soon! In the mean time, please click on the picture to see it properly 

IMG_5922The store has a Naimes (LA based beauty retailer) feel to it

IMG_6353The store is lined with aisles that contain all your skin care/hair care products as well as a few home good style things

IMG_6355I was so excited to see By Terry here! I have never seen this brand in Georgia, so The Cosmetic Market is the pioneer in bringing them here. By Terry is a higher end Parisian brand

IMG_6356Another really big and popular brand- Oribe was here in full force! If you guys are into the Youtube beauty world, you know that Oribe has been blowing up the virtual world lately!

IMG_6357I’m forever looking for products to volumize my limp hair, and was directed to try some of Kevin Murphy’s line. This was a new one to me, but I am not disappointed!

IMG_6361If you guys know me, you know that Nars is my absolute favorite makeup brand. It was so awesome seeing practically their entire range of products here! If you guys have not checked out their All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation, you have to! 

IMG_6360While the middle of the store has all the aisles housing varied products, the perimeter of the store is home to counters full of high end makeup brands

IMG_6358Bliss wax bar to get your eyebrows or upper lip done!

IMG_6359I loved this little spot in the store. This is my version of the “boyfriend quarters” since theres a tv and drinks for your counterpart to keep him busy while you shop!

IMG_6362This is the room I got a facial in. It was fully equipped with a steam machine, heated bed (yesssss!) and all the other gadgets estheticians use that I’m not familiar with. The best part? You have a TON of different facials to choose from, and if you can’t decide, they can customize one to suit your needs. Mention my blog and you will receive $20 off your next facial

IMG_6363These are the products that were chosen to be used on me. The only one I was familiar with from before was the Glam Glow moisturizing mask. In this mix, there are toners, exfoliators, and lotions. We decided my biggest concerns were dull skin and redness.

IMG_6364Thanks Nori, for my awesome gift bag! I also left with some Kevin Murphy and Caudalie products

I will definitely be back soon for some more goodies as well as another facial! I had not gotten one for years, so this was a real treat and now I know how important it is for your skin. Most of the things we do at home to our skin is superficial and cannot get out all the gunk and blackheads we develop over time. 

A few other brands The Cosmetic Market also has include: Caudalie, Too Faced, Bed Head and many more!

The Cosmetic Market is located at the Avalon outdoor shopping mall in Johns Creek, Georgia.