Pepperologie // Hair & Beauty

Starting fresh this Monday morning, and it feels great to be back at my own desk with the electricity ON (Praise the Lord!), a hot shower behind me, and a fresh cup of coffee and a busy week of catching up in front of me.  

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I'd be sharing a few snippets of each of our Pepperologie courses during the time leading up to the actual event, and this morning we're taking a look at the Hair & Make-up portion of the day.  This highly hands-on part of the workshop is being taught by Donna Kim, who is one of the most amazing beauty experts I know, and a total sweetie-pie to boot!

Before I tell you more about her session, I've got three very important announcements I wanted to mention...

  1. We've extended the early bird ticket discount, and instead of ending tomorrow night, it will now be available until this coming Thursday night at 11:59pm EST.  Obviously, Hurricane Sandy hit us pretty hard here in the NYC-area, and I thought it might make sense to give more time to the people out there still thinking about nabbing the deal.  
  2. In an effort to continue to help those still in need in our community, I've decided that 10% of each Pepperologie ticket sold will go towards the local efforts to recover and rebuild here in Hoboken.  I love my little city so much and desperately want to channel any effort I can into trying to help my neighbors and my town start to get back to some semblance of normalcy, after the devastation from Hurricane Sandy.
  3. We're having a giveaway!!! The exact details will be announced in a few days, but I wanted to let you know that if you're unable to attend due to financial reasons, you'll have a shot at winning a ticket for our December 1st event.  Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for more info, and I'll be sure to let you know when it's all up and running.

Now, let's talk about getting pretty with Donna, after the jump!

Our very own Hair & Makeup Maven is going to cover each of the popular topics below, and it'll be exactly what you need to get  prepped and ready for all of the Holiday Parties during the month of December.  As an added bonus, she'll also be taking custom requests and questions from a few selected attendees, and you'll have the option of following along and trying the looks in real-time thanks to the generous donations of many of our sponsors

Guests of the event will learn how to try the following trends, first-hand:

Day-To-Night Smoky Eye: Are you a fan of the smoky eye on other women, but think it might be a little much for your own look? Perhaps you typically stick to an au naturale makeup routine, but are wanting to try something new? Donna will teach you how to create a beautifully simple smoky eye (that you can get for yourself in under 10 minutes) that can work for the daytime, or be slightly adjusted to take you right on into the evening!

Bulletproof Beauty: If you've ever wished that your long-lasting makeup products truly lived up to their claims, this will be your favorite part of the Make-up course... We'll learn about creating the best base for your face, and you'll find out how to apply your products so that they don't smudge or smear off.

Easy Contour: What is contouring and why do I need to do it? The purpose of contouring is to add dimension and depth to your face while also spotlighting the best features - "Hello, Sculpted Cheekbones!"  Donna will teach you how to use shading and highlighting on the right parts of your face, so you’ll look like the best version of your beautiful selves possible.

This session will also include several goodies from some of our amazing sponsors, including: lipstick from Radiant Cosmetics, a set of Julep nail color curated by yours truly, a gift certificate for brow shaping (and an extra surprise) from Shobha, a few of my must-have haircare items from Alberto V05 and a gorgeous little Stephanie Johnson make-up pouch to keep it all together!

As I mentioned earlier, Pepperologie is now a great way to treat yourself or a loved one to a day of creativity & pampering, while providing a bit of help to the hurricane victims of Hoboken at the very same time.  There are still a few days to snatch up a ticket at our early bird price, and to those already joining us, we're truly looking forward to seeing you there!