I am a big Bloomingdale’s fan, and I do most of my shopping at the South Coast Plaza store in Costa Mesa or The Fashion Island store in Newport Beach, CA. Even moving from Orange County to Los Angeles has not stopped me from driving 45 miles to see my favorite store and personnel at those two locations. But if I had to choose another location I would choose the Century City Mall in Santa Monica. The mall is currently under construction but I can see that it’s going to be “THE” Mall you want to go to once it’s done.
After hearing so much chatter about the Bloomingdale’s makeup event called “Hello Gorgeous”, I decided to RSVP to this event at the South Coast Plaza location in January of 2016 for a $25 which was refunded back to me in the form of a gift card on the day of the event, with a lovely gift bag full of goodies (picture below). There were 2 time slots available. Since I had an hour drive to get to the event I chose the afternoon slot at 1:00 PM.
(List of items that will be presented at the event)
I suggest arriving early because you need to get your gift card and gift bag, and then find a good seat near the stage. This event was so much fun with full of surprises. I met two great ladies who helped me enjoy the day even more. The host of the event was the charming AJ Gibson. He pumped up the crowed with his funny jokes and cool personality and started giving away gifts to anyone with correct answers to his makeup or celebrity related questions. And let me tell you about the gifts, they are UH-Mazing… SKII face cream, La Mer, Clinique, and much more. I won a pink Clinique lipstick which is adorable.
(Gift Bag filled with goodies)
After AJ was finished with his introduction, Bloomingdale’s had one representative from each well known brand to introduce their new collection for the season. I learned so much about makeup applications and the new trendy products that helps make your skin shine and look vibrant. The representatives have a way of making the educational process more fun. After two or three presentations there was a raffle give away…
WHAT? Wait a minute let me stop and tell you about the raffle prizes. So you not only get a gift bag filled with goodies with that $25 RSVP you purchased, you also get that $25 back AND… a chance to win an awesome gift basket…. How did I not know about this event before.. These gift baskets included a basket full of Dior products worth $500 + SKII Products worth $500+ CHANEL, Joe Malone, and so on and so on. Even House of Sillage participated this year and gifted one lucky attendee a $500 perfume! I was so happy for the lucky winner, hope they realize what they won.
(Some of the lovely ladies I met at the event)
I am sad to say my raffle ticket didn’t win me anything at this event, but I made up for it at the NEXT EVENT in the Century City location. which I will be blogging about next.
Overall I had a great time at the “Hello Gorgeous” makeup event at South Coast Plaza and can’t wait to go to the next one.
(Obsessing over the House of Sillage new collection)