May 10, 2011

Girl's Night Out!

My Standard Makeup Palette For Benefits

There is nothing like a good cause to get me out. On Friday night, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics hosted a Girl's Night Out with all of the proceeds from the evening going to Dress For Success. Dress For Success is an amazing organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a support network  and career development tools to help women thrive in the workplace. More than 3,000 organizations throughout the world send women to Dress for Success for professional apparel and career development services. Bobbi Brown Cosmetics has been an ardent supporter of Dress For Success for the past decade. I love a brand with integrity. 

My lovely friend Tricia and I, along with women of all ages, enjoyed refreshments, having our hair styled by my favorite spa,  and  having makeup applied at the studio. The beauty professionals at Bobbi Brown Cosmetics are extremely warm and encouraging. There is an emphasis on skincare and natural beauty that fits my aesthetic. To me beauty begins with eating healthy, exercising, drinking water and taking good care of my skin. In an earlier post, I mentioned in an earlier post that this is my go to place for having my makeup applied before events, but it was really nice seeing mothers and daughters, sisters and friends leaving a little more confident and feeling good about themselves. There was great energy in the room. 

After a long week it was so nice to meet a friend and indulge ourselves for a good cause. I even ended up taking home a few new products. 


  1. Bobbi Brown is my absolute favorite! So lucky that you got to go!

  2. Nice!! I love girls nights out and this seemed to have all the ingredients to be a great one: hair done at the spa, Bobbi Brown make-up...

    And when it is for a good cause it's even better!

    Hope you had lots of fun!


    -The Red Dot-

  3. Joy- Me too! Such good products for a multitude of skintones and a very healthy approach to beauty.

    Al-Thanks! I did have fun. You're exactly right. There's nothing like a girl's night out and when it's for a good cause that's a great feeling.

    It's amazing how confident clothing can make us feel. I spent a lot of time and energy cultivating the perfect wardrobe, so a organization that helps women feel confident and professional really speaks to me.

  4. First of all, your blog is everything that I want to see in a style blog and I adore it. I love bloggers that aren't afraid of words.

    Secondly, I just thought it was a funny coincidence that I started reading your blog, particularly this post tonight, because I have an interview for a volunteer position at our city's Dress for Success store (in Australia) after my exams are over, and possibly a position on their PR/Marketing committee, as thats what i'm studying at uni. I hadn't really heard of it before i saw the job ad, it was a surprise to see it here too. Small, small world!

  5. Thank you for your kind words and for reading. I TRULY appreciate all of the feedback I receive.

    Such a small world! Dress for Success is such a wonderful organization. It provides so many women with much needed support and the opportunity to turn their lives around. Very exciting that you are interviewing for a position at the store (I would love to volunteer at the store and help women select interview and job clothing). Working on the PR/marketing committee would be such a learning experience. I'm sure they could use your insights and knowledge. Best of luck on your exams and thank you once again for reading!