Y’all, I can hardly contain myself! Today I am beyond excited to share ALL the details of the upcoming event I am hosting for YOU! I told you at the beginning of the year that one of my goals was to connect more with you. I told you I’d be sharing more selfies, more behind-the-scenes videos, more Instagram and Facebook stories, and more opportunities for us to get to know each other. When I sat down to think about the best way to really connect with you, I just decided it was time to either go BIG or go HOME!
So I came up with a crazy idea! I wanted to host something I thought every woman over fifty would love: a FREE makeup class! Over the past few years, I’ve learned so much from my makeup artist, Bebe Tran, and I wanted to share her expertise and joyful outlook on women’s beauty with you all! A little over a year ago, she opened her own salon in Dallas, and recently I (somehow!) worked up the courage to ask her to host the event. To my shock, she loved the idea, and things quickly came together! Today, I’m sharing all the details, so you can make plans to join us! Throughout the post, I’ll be sharing some BTS photos from my last makeup session with Bebe.
A free makeup class, taught by Dallas-based makeup artist, Bebe Tran. Twelve lucky people will be participating in the class itself, applying their own makeup under the instruction of Bebe and her staff. I’m hosting a contest to select the twelve people, so scroll to the bottom of this post to enter. Don’t worry! Even if you’re not chosen as one of the lucky twelve, there will be plenty of room to gather around, watch, and learn!
Bebe Tran is the founder and owner of B-Lashed Beauty & Bridal Bar, a specialty salon focusing on lash extensions, lash lift & tint, facials, semi-permanent makeup, and bridal/event hair and makeup. She is one of the most highly sought after makeup artists in Dallas for weddings and special events. In fact, many brides call to check her schedule even before they book their wedding venues! When I started Empty Nest Blessed, I asked around for recommendations, and I’m so grateful that one of my friends recommended her. It was love at first sight, and I quickly learned that I felt much more confident during my photo shoots if Bebe did my makeup! It was one less thing for me to worry about, and I knew she would make me look my best. I have so much respect for how she’s grown her business, and I’m so grateful that we’ve become friends. I cannot tell you how thrilled I am to have the opportunity to share her expertise with you!
Thursday, February 7, from 7-9 p.m.
B-Lashed Beauty & Bridal Bar
12835 Preston Rd., Ste#320
Dallas, Texas 75230
I invited some of my favorite vendors to come so you could shop, place orders, and get to know them!
David Loi Studios – One of Dallas’ foremost engagement, wedding, and family photographers, David’s passion for photography started as a child, watching his dad’s snap family photos. The idea of freezing time and being able to invoke an emotion just by looking at a photo was something that struck him as unique and profound. He loves using his skills to help his clients re-live their special moments one image at a time. I’ve been involved in events where David was the photographer, and his energetic focus on capturing every aspect and precious moment was a joy to behold. If you have a wedding coming up, or you just want to capture your family at a specific moment in time, David Loi is your man! I’m so honored that he will be taking photos at our event.
Joy Creative Shop – Founder and “Chief Glitterer” Steph Weibring started her first paper company—a line called Nok Nee Designs—when she was in college. It was carried in 300+ stores nationwide. Since her start, she’s done many other things including working in a bakery and small business graphic design, but she kept returning to paper goods. Joy Creative Shop is made up of custom notecards, greeting cards, stickers, gift wrap, and more. What I love the most about Steph is that she has a true passion for what she does. (And she’s very good at it!) You’ve seen her designs in several of my gift guides. Fun fact: Steph is also my graphic designer here at Empty Nest Blessed, and she’s responsible for things like the logos and headers you see on my gift guides. (Watch for my Valentine’s Gift Guide—coming next week!)
Soul Stonz – Soul Stonz is June Graham’s second foray into wearable art. Previously, June’s talent took her work to the heights of big business with mass-produced jewelry that was sold at high-end boutiques all over the world. Recently, her heart brought her back to the basics of hand-crafting. Her desire is to intentionally create joy and beauty to share with others in her jewelry. I was introduced to June and her beautiful jewelry by a mutual friend (Bebe!) recently, and she generously gifted me with a couple of her pieces, which I wore in my most recent photo shoot. (That means you’ll be seeing a lot of them in my photos in the upcoming weeks!) She and I share a mutual love of hearts, and in fact, her signature item is her gemstone heart hoop earrings. You will seriously die when you see how precious they are!
Y’all, I’ve been calling in favors all over town in order to snag some amazing prizes that I could raffle off at this event! Here’s what’s up for grabs:
Dallas Center for Dermatology & Aesthetics – Back in December I was treated to the incredible Revision Skincare Glo Getter experience at DCDA which included a HydraFacial with Revision Skincare products. I’m thrilled that they’re offering this treatment for our raffle! You will LOVE it!!! ($199 value)
David Loi Studios – A 20-minute portrait session. (($150 value)
Download Cherry – This is the on-demand nail service I use! Everything they do is waterless and hygienic, and they’ll come to your home, office, or wherever. We’ll be raffling off a complimentary manicure, to be done at the time and location of your choosing. ($35 value)
Empty Nest Blessed – Let’s do lunch! Lunch with me. My treat! 🙂
Revision Skincare – Watch for my post next week on the incredible HydraFacial with Revision Skincare products I had at Dallas Center for Dermatology & Aesthetics recently. My skin has never looked better! We’ll be raffling off several Revision Skincare products, including Intellishade TruPhysical, Papaya Enzyme Cleanser, and Black Mask Purifying Facial Mask. ($149 value)
Can You Come?
Oh, I hope so! I need a head count so I know how many people to plan for, so if you can come, please head to this page to RSVP! Know that if you are under 50, you are still welcome, but the makeup instruction will be geared toward women over 50.
Enter to Win a Spot in the Class
The contest to win one of the twelve spots in the class has closed, but there is still plenty of room to attend, watch, and learn (as well as shop the vendors, meet me, and maybe even win something in the raffle)!
Just to clarify, if you entered the contest and didn’t win a spot (I’m so sorry… 🙁 ) you should still plan to attend. Your contest entry was not your RSVP! If you plan to attend the event you need to RSVP on the sign-up form, okay?
SHOP MY LOOK
P. S. If you’re considering coming to Dallas to attend this event from out of town, please email me! I’d be happy to recommend some good hotels! xoxo