As a subscriber of Ipsy, I was lucky enough to have an opportunity to apply to be one of 1,000 lucky ladies to host a Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara Lash Bash. I applied instantly since I'm such a big fan of They're Real. About a year ago in search of the perfect mascara, Alyssa (@prettylittlebottles on Instagram), introduced me to the brand. Every since then I was hooked. So when I was selected to be one of the hostesses, I couldn't wait to introduce even more friends to They're Real!
Benefit & Ipsy set up an event website that helped with everything from decorations preparations, food & drink ideas and party games. They also sent a kit with several full size items to create a complete face look as well as a goodie bag with sample sizes of They're Real mascara, Benetint cheek & lip stain and a Sugarbomb lipgloss for each guest. I'm not much of a DIYer, but I was really into making this event fab! If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw a lot of posts about our event already. I'm quite proud at how everything turned out. I decided to host the Lash Bash at my office since it's like a girly escape as it is.
|Photo courtesy of OnceBittenBlog|
|Goodies for every guest courtesy of Benefit. Photo courtesy of OnceBittenBlog|
|Goodies for every guest. Photo courtesy of OnceBittenBlog|
|The table setting|
|The cotton candy martini's were a big hit!|
|Coco and I spent hours making all the pom pom flowers we used to decorate the office.|
|A pink & white candy station|
|I bought some of my favorite Benefit Goodies for give aways. The bottom shelf housed some of my favorite Benefit Cosmetics and some that they sent for everyone to try!|
|Another table setting|
|The second table in the room|
|The purse search game in full swing! I'm impressed at how organized some of these ladies are!|
Kari (@OnceBittenBlog on Instagram) Posted a before and after picture using They're Real Mascara. I think one of her followers comments says it all!
|Nope! They're Real!|
|I did put They're Real Mascara on one eye so you could see the difference. Amazing isn' it?!|
|Kari of OnceBittenBlog|
|Cristina of Let Them Have Polish|
|Alyssa of PrettyLittleBottles|
|Photo courtesy of Cristina|
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Beauty tipYou can purchase Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara on their website. A Deluxe sample size retails for $10 and a Full size retails for $23 and it comes with a free Deluxe sample size.
*I was provided with most of the makeup for this event. I did bring along my own favorite Benefit Cosmetics products and am already a fan of They're Real Mascara. The fact that the products were provided to me in no way influenced my post.