Model at the EDEN BodyWorks 'Style with EDEN' event: outfit styled by Monica Barnett of BluePrint4Style.com | hair by Ashleigh Taylor of Taylor & York Salon, using EDEN BodyWorks Coconut Shea Collection
Last Thursday evening, AB and I attended the Style with EDEN event at the Mandarin Oriental in DC for a little cocktail, chat and chew--and to learn more about the EDEN BodyWorks brand. Along with launching their new Coconut Shea Collection, EDEN BodyWorks brought together a panel of beauty, hair and style experts--including Kitiya Mischo King of MischoBeauty.com, Ashleigh Taylor of Taylor & York Salon and Monica Barnett of BluePrint4Style.com--to share conversation with and answer questions for attendees. The evening kicked off with remarks from brand founder, Jasmine Lawrence, and then moved into the panel discussion.
Event attendees got to see, touch and smell the products from the new collection, as well as received gift bags containing one full-size product. All the products smelled delicious and had great texture. I'll be giving the Edge Gel a try, since I do lots of bunning with my hair both when it's curly and when it's straight. In addition to the gift bags though, there were lots of good verbal takeaways:
Regarding Beauty: "Clarisonics and other skin brushes can be a good investment, just do your research to see what works for your skin--and don't abuse them." -Kitiya Mischo King
Regarding Hair: With the change in season you'll want to evaluate your hair routine.
Regarding style: "Prints can work for everyone, just keep them in proportion to your size, and create a focal point for the eye." -Monica Barnett
The full Coconut Shea Collection, including Pudding Souffle, Leave-In Conditioner, Co-Wash, Curl Creme, and Edge Gel, retails at $8.99 per product, and is available in select Walmart stores as well as at the EDEN BodyWorks website.
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