Pretty Gossip hosts a Beauty Party!~

This weekend, I hosted a Benefit Cosmetics / Beauty Party!

Thank you Benefit Cosmetics and House Party for choosing me to host the “Laughter is the Best Cosmetic” house party and sending me great products to test out and share with Pretty Gossip’s earliest supporters and personal friends!

Benefit sent a ton of stuff to share, but I felt Pretty Gossipers deserved more! So, in addition to Benefit’s Cosmetic Bar… I added a Beauty Bar, a Nail Bar, and a Hair Bar!~ Scroll down for more pictures!

Benefit’s Cosmetic Bar
9 shades of Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation ($34) | Hervana ($28) | Big Beautiful Eyes ($32) |
Speed Brow ($16) | BeneTint ($29) | sample sizes of Bad Lash Mascara (full size is $19) |
POREfessional (full size is $29) | and viles to make samples of Oxygen Wow Foundation

Pretty Gossip Beauty Party- Benefit Cosmetics

Benefit’s Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation + samples + full size Benefit products which I gave away as game prizes!

Pretty Gossip- Benefit Cosmetics Bar

Beauty Bar
sign. (Thx J.L. for letting me use your Cricut. xo)

Beauty Bar

Inspiration for this ‘backdrop’ and many of my party decorations/ideas can be found on Pretty Gossip’s Pinterest boards!~

The Beauty Bar included some products I’ve been enjoying lately.

Somme Institute: Nourishing Cleanser
($40) | LaROCCA: Exfoliating Cream Cleanser ($45)

Rodial: Glamtox Peel (My review) ($90) | Borghese: Fango Delicato ($35)

Babor: Cell Reactivating Serum
($165) | Love Life Skin: Intensive Recovery Serum ($150) |
TheBalm: Pomegranate Restorative Serum ($45) | Mama Mio: Wonder-Full Balm ($26)

Nu Skin: Tri Phasic White Milk Lotion (My review)($49) | Nuxe: Anti-Fatigue Moisturizing Cream ($~40)
Omorovicza: Balancing Moisture ($125) | Alchimie: Intensely Nourishing Extreme ($79)

myface cosmetics: my mix foundation
(My review)($34) | Garnier: BB Cream (My review)(~$10) |
Soap & Glory: Glow Job ($25)

Omorovicza: Body Cream
($95) | Body Bling: Original and Platinum (My review)($42) |
Booty Parlor: Firming Body Cream

Inset picture below: Sample jars were provided for my friends to fill with the products of their choice!~

Pretty Gossip Beauty Bar, Sample

The Hair Bar was courtesy of Not Your Mother’s. You probably know this, but my favorite product: Clean Freak (review on WeHeartThis | Buy here)! By the way, their new shampoo and conditioner smells like strawberries. Yum.

Not Your Mother's Hair Products at Pretty Gossip Beauty Party

The Nail Bar was courtesy of OPI. They supplied a ton of amazing products including one of my new finds and favorites: Cuticle To Go!

Pretty Gossip Nail Bar includes hosted by OPI among others

And of course, what party is complete without some yummy treats and sweets!
Thanks to G.L. for all your help and for being the photographer for the day. 🙂 Couldn’t have done it without you. xo.
Thank you M.S. for all your help too!

BTW, if you’re on Pinterest, be sure to check out G.L’s pins on Pinterest!
Many of her pins provided inspiration for my party’s decoration and treats!!

Pretty Gossip Beauty Party Snacks

Pretty Gossip Beauty Party Drinks

Loved being able to bring my BFFs together: Beauty, Friends and Food…. plus some GAMES!~

The beauties participated in a white elephant type gift exchange but all the gifts supplied by ME!
We also played a round of Left Center Right (a dice game of luck), as well as a Pretty Gossip Uber Fan Pop Quiz!
Winners of the games and pop quiz won full size Benefit cosmetics, Not Your Mother’s hair products, as well as other amazing beauty products!

Pretty Gossip Beauty Party at Play

I forgot to take a photo before people started to leave, but here we are… happy and BEAUTY-FULL.
In case you’re wondering, I’m in the middle of the bottom row.

Pretty Gossipers and Beauties

Thank you to Benefit and House Party for the opportunity to host an amazing party!
Also a big thank you to Not Your Mother’s and OPI for providing product for my Hair Bar and Nail Bar for my friends to enjoy!!!
Another big thank you to some of the earliest Pretty Gossipers and personal friends that have been supportive of me and Pretty Gossip.


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  1. Jane L
    April 1, 2012 / 11:24 pm

    thank you so much for the awesome party!!! tons of fun. I love the NYM shampoo. My hair feels so nice lately. Thanks again!

  2. March 27, 2012 / 12:11 pm

    I have been waiting for this post!! It looks even better than I could have imagined, this has to be one of the best ideas for a party ever. I love that you added hair and nails to this…and the food and decorations are so lovely. I need to have a beauty party ASAP!

    • March 27, 2012 / 12:18 pm

      It was a lot of fun. Thanks Tina for posting about the House Party in the first place!!
      Yes, you should host a party asap!!! It’s a great excuse to gather some friends and do some pretty gossiping, eat yummy food and talk beauty!

  3. March 26, 2012 / 10:45 pm

    what a great turn out!!! loved your set up and the additional nail & hair station! great job!! 🙂

  4. Miss Bonnified
    March 26, 2012 / 9:31 pm

    Oh man! It looked like such fun!!! Wish I could’ve gone…..working weekends suck….

    Great looking party, girl! * high five *

  5. March 26, 2012 / 5:53 pm

    this looks amazing, great job! I love the streamers and your signs you made, adorable!

    • March 26, 2012 / 6:13 pm

      Thanks!~ I needed a backdrop so I decided streamers would be the cheapest way to go. Cost me $7 to make!~ 🙂 (ps… love your site, and all the DIYs)

  6. March 26, 2012 / 2:26 pm

    This looks so cute, adorable and fun! I love the style of your party too, so creative and chic! This is such a fun idea, and how cool is it that Benefit chose you! 🙂

    • March 26, 2012 / 6:14 pm

      Thanks Krystal!~ Wish you were in the LA area… xo.

  7. March 26, 2012 / 12:38 pm

    Awesome pix!!! Looks like you did an amazing job!!! 😀

    • March 26, 2012 / 6:15 pm

      Thank you!~ It was a lot of fun… (also wish you were in LA)

      • March 26, 2012 / 8:16 pm

        I would so have loved to come!! If i’m ever in LA, we’ll have such a rockin’ time!! 🙂 🙂

  8. March 26, 2012 / 6:04 am

    wow you did such an awesome job being a host!!!

    • March 26, 2012 / 6:17 pm

      Thank you! It was a lot of fun for me and (I hope) for my friends. I gave out a ton of samples as well as full sized Benefit makeup, Not Your Mother’s hair products, and a lot of other beauty brands!