Friday, February 21, 2014

Leaving Las Vegas

Wearing Esqido mink lashes in style "unforgettable" at the airport!

As you can tell by my lack of posts this week, I have been a very bad blogger but have a very good reason why.  I have been working at the WWD Magic Market show out in Las Vegas for my old boss I used to work for before I had kids this past week.  It wasn't exactly a pleasure/vacation trip but it turned out to be a nice "mommy break."  I was able to get back into my old days in the wholesale apparel market while also mixing and mingling in the exciting city of Vegas with other people in the fashion industry.  Oh, and apparently I missed a few celeb sightings like Snooki, Fergie, and one of the Real Housewives of Orange County who were also at this same show I was working!  I didn't take many pictures but will share with you the few that I did.

 Me and my girl Jaime who I helped in the Miss Me denim booth.  
You have no idea how many jean options there are per season these stores have to choose from! 
We drank ALOT of coffee to get us through the day.

 My new midi ring, similar style here, and Julep gold sparkle nails in Zelda and Paris.

Inside the Venetian Hotel. Unbelievably gorgeous. 

 It's Sugar - where I bought all of my kids souvenirs! 

Paris in Las Vegas.

 One of the best meals of the trip at Blue Ribbon Sushi in the Cosmopolitan Hotel.

Me and my friend Kayla doing our best modeling pose in front of the Miss Me booth! 

The Chandelier Bar at the Cosmopolitan.  This pic doesn't do it sparkly justice.

We worked from 8:30am until 7pm most days.  So there wasn't exactly much time for blogging which as you know comes with creating makeup looks, photographing them, editing them, and then actually writing the blog post!  I must admit, I felt like a piece of me was missing when I didn't blog Monday-Friday - yeh, nerdy I know.  However, there was also something freeing about convincing myself to not pay the $20 a day for WiFi in my hotel in order to blog, when I was barely even in the hotel to use it!  I had just read an article by fellow blogger,, where she nailed down how us passionate bloggers feel about our craft, and how that passion can sometimes lead to "blogger breakdown" which was a path I was headed on.  I needed this tiny break from this blog I love so much and to actually go a few days with just living life and talking to actual people -  not living by talking through my computer.

And in all honesty, my makeup didn't look that great after almost 10 hours of working a booth anyway.  The only saving grace to my face (the weather was SO dry my skin looked horribly alligator-skin like for most of the week) was that I brought my Esqido mink lashes along with me (review here) and sported them all day long so at least I had long full lashes! When in Vegas, do as the showgirls do right??  Oh, and lots of lipstick and gloss.

There is something about being in Las Vegas where time goes by so fast that the days literally run together and you're not quite sure how it happened. The city literally never sleeps and I kind of feel like I didn't either.  So now that the adrenaline rush of Las Vegas is over, it's time to leave and catch up on my zzz's and hug on my children and husband I missed so dearly.  Thanks Vegas for allowing me the opportunity to take a little break but also reminding me that I really like my mommy role.  

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