It Girl Fam,
I recently attended African Pride’s Ultimate Beauty Social held at Art Revolution in Chicago – high ceilings, amazing art work, open loft space, dark wood, floor-to-ceiling windows, and exposed brick. Beautiful! It was a fun, engaging, and intimate gathering of beauty, style, and hair bloggers in the Chicago area. Camila Crews, African Pride’s Content Manager, moderated a discussion with bloggers Vaughn Monroe and Rachel Odem. We laughed, shared our hair challenges and victories, and talked about what’s new with African Pride.
I don’t remember my mother using African Pride on my hair, but I do remember seeing the brand as a child. African Pride seems to be refreshing the brand and the product line with options for both relaxed and naturals. Another major selling point is that each product is priced at $3.99 or less.
Immediately following the social, African Pride kicked off “A Mother’s Love” event – a celebration of mothers and daughters as a nod to Mother’s Day. It was a fully integrated experience for women of all ages and open to the public – including face painting for the little girls, beauty makeovers for the big girls, and product giveaways for everyone. The light bites provided were delicious. And I can’t say enough about the candy station…it was a blast from the past. Who remembers Lemon Heads?
But the real draw of the evening was Mary Mary! Yes yes y’all! Mrs. Tina and Erica Campbell stopped by to bless us with their wisdom and challenges related to business, marriage, family, and motherhood. It was an inspirational session nicely moderated by Sonya Blakey.
Rachel Odem, thank you for the invitation!
Below are pix and a video from the event.
Ultimate Beauty Social Video
Product giveaways from African Pride. Very nice!
The dress made out of Skittles & Skittles wrappers
took the candy station to another level.
A 'Mock' Face beat by Big Girl Cosmetics!
I'm a big kid. I couldn't pass up the face paint. What do you think?
Sista-friend Dr. Renee
Crowd enjoying the atmosphere and anxiously awaiting Mary Mary.
DJ Protege kept the music hot all night.
He's haute as well...dressed to the 9's. Love his style.
Mary Mary being interviewed by Sonya Blakey.
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