Monday, April 14, 2014

Real Mom Style #3


Yesterday I had the extreme pleasure of experiencing a blowout at Heaven and Elle Haute Beauty Bar hosted by the Virginia Bloggers Club
 
Molly is on the left...she did my hair <3
 
All of the guests were welcomed with wine, champagne, martini glasses full of strawberries and platters of cheese and crackers!  There were also towers of cupcakes by Belladi Treats, LLC (whose owner is as awesome as her sweets are tasty). 
 
I wish I had taken more pictures of the décor but am sure the event's photographer, Aliyah from Alimond Photography, will do Heaven and Elle extreme justice. 
 
With dark greys on the walls, tall mirrored vases of flowers, and beautiful light fixtures this place is tres chic!  Having been there in the day in awe of the warmness, I can only imagine how beautiful and soft the feel is at nighttime.  
 
This is *definitely* a place I could see myself going to during the winter blues for a pick me up. 
 
Within minutes of arriving, Cindy, the owner of Heaven and Elle, gave me an adorable swag bag filled to the brim with fantastic products. 
 
Hair product, brush, candy (!), nail polish and more!

After a bit of mingling I had my hair washed and was brought to the magical transformation chair.  Here's the before pic (I should have practiced taking a mirror shot because this took about 5 minutes!):
 
Notice the barware in the background?
They have a liquor license so can serve beverages!
 
During my blow out Cindy did a raffle and I won a Kevin Murphy plumping line of products!  I was told that Kevin Murphy's line is cruelty free, Made in America, and (from his site) "are made from renewable and sustainable resources whenever possible, using pure essential oils, plant extracts and natural antioxidants.  All KEVIN.MURPHY hair products are sulphate and paraben free." 
 
I was also told that the plumping technology used in this line is the same that Latisse uses for eyelashes.  So excited to use it!
 
The bag is awesome too!
 
After all the raffles were given out Molly got back to my hair.  She asked what I wanted...I gave her a blank stare.  Below is the end result!  YES! 
 
Photos by Carin Kilby Clark
MagnifiCuffs on the sleeves!


 

Here's Carin (aka The Mommyhood Mentor) and me outside letting our luscious locks fly in the wind. 




Photo by Cheryl Fischer Powell
About the Real Style Mom (to participate yourself, visit Thrift and Chic Mom to link up) outfit:

Photo by Carin Kilby Clark...love the angle!

The Neela Cotton Blouse is Velvet by Graham & Spencer picked up at Zoe Boutique during their third birthday party last weekend.  I originally tried on the Velvet Tamila top and was going to purchase that but then saw and tried on the Neela Blouse.  I came out of the dressing room to show the Zoe gals and they all lit up.  You know I love my Zoe girls!  Like my first Graham & Spencer top, I knew this one would be perfect with MagnifiCuffs

Denim skinny bottoms from Ross last summer.

Nude slingbacks by Nine West.

Navy and pearl MagnifiCuffs and pearl chain earrings by JhenSunshine

Classtastic

Yes, I wore the same accessories combo to the Real Housewives event a couple weeks ago but they're my fave for a reason!  Plus navy and pearls are totes in right now. 

Last week I added many more sets to our shop at http://www.mkt.com/magnificuffs-llc but love creating custom pieces for you all as well so if you have something in mind, contact us

We have an exciting product line coming soon so stay tuned!  Keep in the know on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest

Wishing well,
Marcia