Monday, August 20, 2012

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

My Saturday was shaping up to be a busy albeit an interesting one. It all started with an event at Dylan's Candy Bar sponsored by the Syfy Channel. To celebrate the season three premiere of their beauty competition show Face Off, the channel threw an afternoon ice cream social at my favorite candy parlor. Since I wasn't familiar with the show (not sure how since I love a good competition on the small screen), the promise of free ice cream lured me in.

What kept me at the event was the chance to get all glammed up. Syfy had partnered with the makeup brand Make Up For Ever to offer mini makeovers: face painting for the kiddies and make up sessions for the grown ups. Since I love the opportunity to have my make up done professionally for any reason, I eagerly signed up. To kill time, my friend Lauren and I perched ourselves at the bar to order a sweet treat for the 21 and older set. With a menu full of drinks like the Patron Puppy, Sour Patch Margarita and Pop Rock Explosion, I opted for a Garden Party Mojito with mint leaves and Lemonheads.

After we finished our candy cocktails, it was my turn to get my makeup done. Each guest could choose from an eye shadow design, a cat eye look and a va-va-voom red lip look. Since I love color, I chose the first and went with a color I normally don't do—poison ivy green. My make up artist Alice, who also happens to be a freelancer, event producer and YouTube sensation (Channel MissAliceAn), gave me a green ombre look with three shades from her Make up For Ever palette. With my eyes done to the nine's and my sweet tooth satisfied, I was ready to make the remainder of the day just as interesting.

Places of Interest:
Dylan's Candy Bar, 1011 Third Ave, 646-735-0078

Face Off Premieres Tuesday, August 21st at 9/8c

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