Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Total Beauty Puts on a Amazing Blog Summit

This past weekend fellow Beauty Chatter, Denice, and I had the opportunity to attend the first annual Total Beauty Blog Summit held in Manhattan Beach. And let me tell you, it was fabulous!

On Friday we went to a very LA party at the Intelligent Beauty headquarters--complete with drinks, shadowbox dancers, and a group of passionate people in the beauty industry. I was excited when I recognized Kia from Yummy 411! I have enjoyed reading her blog posts and it was incredible to meet her in person. She is so friendly and sincere. I also met Marsadie of Frappelattes, also a terrific woman.

(Marsadie, me, and Kia--our heels were off by the end of the event!)

The next day were were thrilled and honored to be chosen as one of the two best blog designs out of a group of 100 or so blogs! It was definitely unexpected, but greatly appreciated. Congrats to A Mom in Red High Heels who was also selected!

Some of the other highlights included exposure to new beauty products (all of which I look forward to reviewing), an informational panel comprised of magazine/blogger legends including Tia Williams of Shake Your Beauty, and insider information on a product developed by Dr. Hirsch that utilizes smells to increase weight loss.

(Denice and I posing with Emrah Kovacoglu, Founder, President, and CEO of Total Beauty)

Our exciting Saturday continued into the wee hours of the night as we mingled with our fellow beauty bloggers at the Air Conditioned bar in Venice Beach. VIP status of course, as the owners of Intelligent Beauty also own this hot Los Angeles nightclub. Denice and I had a wonderful time chatting with Jennifer from Beauty in Real Life. She's absolutely hilarious. We were definitely laughing the whole night!

If you are a beauty blogger and you haven't checked out Total Beauty...get to it! It's a seriously beneficial site that caters to your interests, and they have many services to help your site grow. Don't have your own blog? That's okay, the site is still worth visiting. You can sign up to review products!

Another reason I love Total Beauty, I won a raffle that allows me to send out a newsletter from Beauty Chat to all of Total Beauty's members.

(Photos courtesy of Denice and Kia's cameras)


Anu said...

that looks like it was a lot of fun!

Unknown said...

thanks, leann! aren't you havin' some fun over here! =)

yummy411 said...

did i totally miss this post? it was awesome to meet you and denice as well! shall we do it again in november? please say you'll come to the east coast?

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I want to go to the NYC show so bad! And Denice and I totally loved meeting you, yo're such an amazing person!