Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Kickin' It: Night On The Town with Motions

Last night I hit the town with the Motions team and a group of my favorite style bloggers for a fun night out. In celebration of the new Motions Straight Finish collection (which I blogged about here) as well as Motions Global Ambassador and celebrity stylist Ursula Stephen opening her new salon in Brooklyn, we took a fun ride along a party bus from Manhattan to Brooklyn to wish Ursula a huge congrats and then to party like a rockstar at the Rihanna concert. Here's all we got into:

So first off, the Motions team asked us to take our hair from curly to straight in honor of the new Straight Finish collection. What a task! In last week's post, I simply used the collection to straighten my curly hair that is left out of my extensions. This time around I straightened the entire head and it was not easy but I finished! In the end, I love volume so it was straight but still had tons of va-va-voom.

Jessica of Glamazons Blog, Danielle of The Style & Beauty Doctor,  and yours truly
We met up with the Motions crew in midtown Manhattan and boarded a fun party bus. Some of my blogger faves were in attendance, ready to party it up and whine it down.

Ty of GorgeousinGrey, Danielle of HelloBeautiful
Our first stop - Ursula Stephen, The Salon for the launch of Ursula Stephen's first ever salon in Brooklyn!

I've been a secret admirer of Ursula Stephen since Rihanna's first haircut by her. You guys remember when Rih decided to chop it all off and go from good girl to bad? Yep, that was Ursula's work. She's just as sweet as pie, and the girl has skills.

Me, Andrea of Glamazons Blog, Ursula Stephen, Danielle Young of HelloBeautiful
Her new salon is located at 66 Lafayette, Brooklyn, NY 11216 (Between S. Elliot Place & S. Portland Avenue). If you're in town, you should absolutely check it out!

It's a really fab space and the walls are lined with Ursula's celebrity work including countless top tier magazine covers featuring her main client Rihanna.

Cocktails for the evening were sponsored by Courvoisier - thoroughly enjoyed their Rosé and Moscato.

I ran into the lovely Taren Guy, Youtube hair extraordinare.  Loved her vintage top, neon skirt and neon nails! I rocked my new Beyonce for H&M collection maxi dress for the night. I love anything that's printed, flowy and form-fitting in all the right places.

Next up, we headed to the Barclay's Center for the Rihanna concert of a lifetime. This was my first time seeing her perform live, and she was amazing. Nothing like hearing your favorite songs live.

While there, we each got our own stick of Rihanna's new lipstick shade for MAC Cosmetics - RiRi Woo. I'll be doing a review post of that shortly. Honestly, it looks very similar to my favorite Ruby Woo. I'll do a comparison of the two when I try it out.

Pics courtesy @Rhapsodani on Instagram
Rihanna slayyyyed on stage! I swooned over everyone on of her outfits. And I dutty whined to all of her jams. I had such an incredible time. Big huge thanks to Motions Hair for such a great experience. If you haven't already, check out my review of the Straight Finish Collection HERE.

Giveaway Winner: Congratulations to Makeda Saggau-Sackey for winning the Motions Instagram giveaway! Please send us an email so we can get you your goodie bag of Motions Straight Finish + a flat-iron!

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  1. Cute! Looks like you gals had an awesome time!

    1. Thanks Tori! Yeah we had a blast, it was alot of fun.

  2. I am so excited to go #Curly2Straight

    1. Woohoo! Congrats on winning Makeda. Please email me your mailing address!

  3. Love your blog, I almost didn't recognize Taren with her hair straight. She hosted an event in Brooklyn last month for Afropunk (awesome!) I'm pretty sure she'll be making an appearance at Afropunk's free music festival this month. You should check it out. http://afropunkfest.com/

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