29 May 2014

Beautycon NYC 2014

Beautycon NYC took over Pier 36 in lower Manhattan last weekend and I am excited to share that I snagged a ticket! I opted for the PRO (allows you to slip to the "head" of the line and take home a tote bag filled with cosmetics, snacks and lifestyle products). 

I rolled out of a cab a little after nine and tucked myself into the line (wait, line? I paid a premium to skip the line, right?). After about an hour, I was in the doors of the event, thankful that the grey, ready to shower sky spared me.

Let's keep this simple and break down the event in bullet points!


  • Awesome goody bag packed with new-to and not-yet released drugstore cosmetic products.
  • Open bar (wine and bottled cocktails) and snacks (pop chips and boom chica pop) in the VIP lounge.
  • Fun networking and positive energy.

  • Loooong lines that moved at a glacial pace.
  • Few healthy snack or lunch options (a girl needs her energy to power through!)

Included in my freebies:

I spent time with the  majority of the brand-hosted booths, which were a mix of retail and sample/activations. 

The Tarte booth hooked me! It's so hard to resist Tarte! I purchased an under-eye concealer, facial tanning serum Brazilliance self-tanner:

In a nut shell...

Did I enjoy it? Yes. Did I stay for the full day of events? No. Would I do it again next year? Probably not.

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