This past week Momtrends had a busy experience at BlogHer 2013 - hosting parties, meeting with brands, networking and working the Shark booth! One of our favorite parts of this experience was hosting the Manicures and Mimosas event where we gathered bloggers from all of the country (and world) to treat them to some drinks, blowouts, leg massages and manicures before their busy day at BlogHer began.
Held at Blowtique in Chicago, the event was a way to connect bloggers to brands as well as to treat them to a mini-makeover. The event started where the bloggers enjoyed a V8 V-Fushion refresher with the delicious flavors of Black Cherry Berry, Tangerine Passionfruit and Peach Strawberry (they also have a Cranberry Grape flavor). Complete with powerful antioxidants A, C and E with the bonus of having no added sugar, this is a nutritious blend that the kids will really love. Currently available in Walmart stores, these juices will roll out nationally soon.
Guests also enjoyed eating better-for-you snack options from Kashi with their delicious Chewy Granola Bars Berry Lemonade with Chia, Heart to Heart Nutty Chia Flax cereal and savory Crisp Sea Salt & Olive Oil Hummus Chips that guests couldn't get enough of. The chia flax cereal was another favorite that was a great way to start the day - especially with everyone's hectic schedules during BlogHer.
Guests also enjoyed a selection of cheeses from Cabot and fresh fruit as they looked at the fashionable selections fromTalbotsand stunning jewelry from Stella & Dot that was on display. Guests loved the statement pieces on display that work well for conferences like BlogHer as well as for special occasions or even to dress up a casual look when you are with the kids.
Bloggers also had the chance to preview the new prenatal vitamin -Embrace Prenatal 35+ from Rainbow Light. Specifically designed for women 35 and over who want conceive, get pregnant or who are nursing, these vitamins are made with the "vitamins, minerals, superfoods and botanicals that nourish and protect mom and baby, help relieve discomfort and energize mom naturally throughout the day." As a food-based multi-vitamin this is a great healthy way to start getting your body healthy as you prepare for a baby.
Everyone's favorite part was the beauty treatments that included a blowout, manicure and leg massages using theLucky Legs cooling serum from Mama Mio. Perfect for moms, this serum is designed to reduce discomfort and increase circulation by providing energizing oils that help tired legs and de-puff swollen feet.
The blowouts were also an incredibly luxurious treat for the bloggers as they had their hair washed and styled by the professional stylists at Blowtique. Featured in VOGUE's recent Best Dressed Issue, the ladies at Blowtique had our bloggers feeling (and looking) incredible and ready for the rest of the conference.
They also had their nails treated and painted with a manicures thanks to Serenity Traveling Day Spa as they made their way out with a goody bag full of exciting products that were featured at the event.
With all of the hectic and busy schedules during BlogHer it was great to connect with new and old friends during the Mimosas and Manicures event as well as to send them back to the conference hall looking and feeling fabulous.
Thank you to our amazing sponsors:
All photos by CL Bunchanan
This was a sponsored event put on by the Momtrends event team.
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