African Pride Beauty & The Beat Suite
Upon arrival into New Orleans, we headed to the Wyndham Riverfront for African Pride's premiere event featuring songstress Kelly Price (who looked AMAZING by the way) and DJ Spinderella on the 1's & 2's.
The event was chock full of product freebies and giveaways, including African Pride's Olive Miracle collection.
They were also doing makeovers and beauty treatments at the suite.
We got to snap a pic with the hostess of the evening, Miss Kelly Price!
We also ran into the infamous Momma Dee (of Love & Hip-Hop ATL fame).
|From left: Lexi, Jessica, Danielle and Me!|
Good times at the African Pride Beauty & The Beauty Suite!
Sidebar: Congrats to the five winners who won my African Pride giveaway. Check out who the winners are here.
While there, I ran into natural hair blogger Curly Nikki.
I had a blast trying out all the products from Shea Moisture - from their body scrubs and hand creams to their curl creams and detanglers.
They have products for every skin type under the sun.
We did video interviews and took tons of pics with the Shea Moisture folks.
We got a little carried away shopping for products!
We had a great time! And just like that, Saturday was a wrap.
Kirk Franklin House of Blues Gospel Brunch
There's nothing like a good Gospel Brunch to put you in a positive mood on a Sunday morning. We went over to the House of Blues in the French Quarter to meet & greet Kirk Franklin and to indulge in an all-you-can-eat buffet of Southern, Louisiana-style breakfast. It was beyond amazing.
Shea Moisture Pop-Up Shop (Sunday)
At the Shea Moisture pop-up shop day party on Sunday, we ended up running into actress and natural beauty Nicole Ari Parker. I really love Nicole. Aside from being one of my favorites on the hit series Soul Food, I really admired that she took a leap and did the Big Chop during a time when being natural as a celebrity is still something slightly taboo in the industry. I think it was such a bold move and I appreciate her for that.
Her handsome hubby Boris Kodjoe was there as well. The power couple posed with the CEO of Sundial as well.
DJ C. Devone was on the 1's & 2's for the party - she did an awesome job
|Photo courtesy Huffington Post|
The lovely Julee of Huffington Post featured me in their Essence Festival Street Style gallery - head over to the site and check it out!
CoverFX a test run this weekend, and they passed with flying colors. I had barely any shine, thanks to their blotting powder and kept a crystal clear complexion due to their concealer. Had to give them a major shoutout. They were definitely a pivotal part of this year's NOLA Crawl.
We had such an amazing time in New Orleans this weekend! Have you ever been to NOLA or Essence Music Fest? Would you plan a trip there?