Monday, August 5, 2019

Cosmoprof North America Boutique: Beauty that gives back! Plus a giveaway to WIN your own sample bag!


July has come to an end, and just like that, Cosmoprof North America is over. With almost 300,000 square feet of convention space and approximately 1,400 exhibitors, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed at this fast-paced business-to-business trade show. No matter how much planning I do, I can never see it all, but there is one stop I am always guaranteed to make each year: BOUTIQUE!


BOUTIQUE is an onsite beauty product sampling bar located in the highly trafficked foyer outside the convention floor. Limited to only 20 slots, show organizers carefully consider and select the submitted star products that will then be made available for selection by show attendees. Visitors to this sampling bar are then provided with a one-of-a-kind beauty bag and encouraged to select seven deluxe sample-sized items to curate their own sampling box. Once completed, a $10 donation is collected for each curated bag. The funds collected from BOUTIQUE are then donated to the Look Good Feel Better Foundation. The non-medical program teaches beauty techniques to women with cancer that are undergoing chemotherapy, radiation, and other forms of treatments. Lessons include skin care and cosmetics, nails, styling and accessories, and wigs and turbans, providing women the opportunity to have some normalcy in their lives during a difficult time.


It truly is the ultimate experience of customized beauty sampling, all for an incredible cause!


With so many incredible brands and products to choose from, it's definitely not easy to narrow it down to only 7 picks! This year's options were largely focused on skincare and haircare with only one nail and one makeup-type item.


After going back and forth trying to decide between a few things, these are the items that ultimately made it in my curated BOUTIQUE bag:

Acure | Seriously Soothing Blue Tansy Night Oil
This night time oil is a concentrated blend of nourishing botanicals to soothe and refresh thirsty skin.

Intoxicating Beauty | Craft Body Brew Body Butter
Our natural, organic Craft Body Brew Body Butter uses the power of beer to fight against the free radicals and hydrate, soften and tone the skin.

My Skin & Co | Liquid Treatment Roll-On
Incredible liquid solution removes and dramatically reduces the appearance of ingrown hairs and razor bumps, red bumps & inflammation from shaving, waxing, laser, threading and tweezing.

MyChelle Dermaceuticals | Refining Sugar Cleanser
Natural sugar cleanser that gently exfoliates surface impurities and leaves the skin feeling smoother and hydrated. Helps reduce he appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Product foundation brush is their new product, man-made fiber, suitable for liquid foundation, cream foundation, powders and loose powders.

Sahara Rose | Divine Beauty Serum
A luxurious blend of precious oils and plant extracts, infused with a scent that captures and transports the senses, envelop hair and skin in silky smoothness.

Timeless Skin Care | Hyaluronic Acid Serum 100% Pure
Our bestselling serum, hyaluronic acid, one of the most powerful hydrating and moisturizing products you could use. Supports HA levels improving your skin's hydration and firmness.


Listed below were the other options available. Some I have used previously and enjoyed while others are new-to-me. While they may not have made it into my sampling bag, I'm eager to learn more about the brands and what all they have to offer. This is one of the features I really love about BOUTIQUE: it introduces me to brands and star products that I may otherwise miss on the show floor!

Experience the ultimate blowout! Bombshell delivers effortlessly chic volume, smooth fullness, body, texture and shine, flexible hold, heat and hair color protection

Amika | BYB Leave In Treatment
A no-rinse, ultra-violet daily conditioning treatment to enhance blonde radiance

Avya Skincare | Eye Bright Cream with Caffeine
Combining peony, turmeric and neem extracts with potent topical caffeine, Eye Bright Cream instantly lifts and brightens eyes reducing fine lines, puffiness and dark circles.

Beardburys | Beardburys
Beardburys, the most complete Barber line. Professional hair care and styling products based on natural ingredients and handmade formulas inspired by the genuine Barber style.

Biotop Professional | 911 Quinoa Shampoo & 911 Quinoa Hair Mask
For dry, lifeless hair our quinoa products revitalize and nourish from within thanks to 10%+ pure quinoa extract, resulting in healthy, impeccably shiny hair.

Byroe | Bitter Green Essence Toner & Tomato Serum
Products are based on salad ingredients. Toner contains full of greens and tomato serum contains vitamins and antioxidants which will provide your skin instant glow.

Love Sun Body | Love Sun Body 100% Natural Origin Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30
Love Sun Body 100% Natural Origin Mineral Sunscreens, certified Cosmos Natural feature non-nano zinc oxide for broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection, reef safe, hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic.

Mona Brands LLC | All-Natural Aluminum-Free Deodorants
Mona Brands introduces all-natural, safe, scented and unscented deodorants that are made with ingredients from mother nature! Your skin and our science - work together!

Neuma | Neumoisture Instant Fix
Experience real hair transformation, neuMoisture instant-fix protectant spray is power packed with moisturizers, proteins and vitamins to repair, restore and revitalize hair like never before.

Obliphica Professional | Obliphica Professional Seaberry Mask
Luxurious deep treatment to rehydrate hair, nourish the scalp, prevent and repair split ends, prevents oxidation and fading, and damage protection all with a weightless formula.

Oh K! | Oh K! Gold Dust Under Eye Mask
Brighten up tired under eyes! Formulated with light reflecting gold extracts to add radiance and contains manuka honey and argan oil for a moisture boost!

Orly | Kiss Me, I'm Kind Breathable Polish
Treatment + Color for stronger, healthier looking nails. No basecoat or topcoat needed. Infused with argan oil, Pro vitamin B5 and vitamin C. 13-free formula.

Ouidad | Advanced Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel
Define curls with flexible hold that won't weigh down strands. Anti-frizz nano technology locks out humidity + frizz and protects against heat + UV damage.

And now for the giveaway!

I was really excited about the items I picked up for my own BOUTIQUE bag, and I decided to pick up a duplicate set to giveaway! Enter below on the Rafflecopter widget. Open worldwide to participants ages 18 years and older. All other rules are located in the widget below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

It was such a pleasure to attend Cosmoprof North America last month, and I'm looking forward to sharing more details with you! I just wanted to start off the details with BOUTIQUE as it combines beauty and giving back, two very important things to me.

Cosmoprof North America 2020 is scheduled with new dates and will run from Tuesday, June 30th through Thursday, July 2nd at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful day and best of luck with the giveaway!
XO!


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54 comments

  1. This would be so neat to check out! I always love to find new products to try.

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    1. The whole experience is pretty awesome! I always find so many products and brands I never knew existed!

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  2. I'm most excited to try Timeless Skin Care | Hyaluronic Acid Serum 100% Pure

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  3. So many great samples. I want to try them all but the mineral sunscreen is the first one.

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  4. Cosmoprof seems really nice! My cousin is a stylist and I know this is an event she would love! All of those samples seem really great as well.

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    1. They used to have hair awards with this show, but they got moved to the International Salon & Spa Expo in Long Beach in January each year. I bet she would love that show in particular as a stylist!

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  5. I wish I had the stamina to go to Cosmoprof. It seems quite wonderful. The heart shaped brush is just the cutest!

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    1. I finally realized this year that one reason it seems so tiring is the added weight of bags I carry. I told my hubby I need to start carrying unbalanced weights while on my long walks to prepare for it. You can just go for a day or do half days if it gets to be too much for you as well if you're really interested in attending!

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  6. That heart-shaped brush is the cutest thing ever!

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    1. Isn't it so adorable! I believe it is a packaging company that had in in BOUTIQUE so hopefully a brand chooses to use it for a product!

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  7. I will definitely going to buy some of the products for my wife Thanks for sharing

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    1. I love supporting brands that help give back like this!

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  8. Oh wow, I love the list, I just want to try some of them to see what really fit my skin type as I have a very sensitive one.

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    1. I was impressed by the skincare selections. I think just about all of them would be good for skin sensitivities. Obviously experiences can vary, but nothing really worried me about any of the ingredients in the skincare specifically.

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  9. Oooo yes please, I love this! My fingers are majorly crossed. Maybe my toes too hehe.

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  10. Thank you for the chance to win this giveaway. I love beauty serums so I'd be most excited about trying that product.

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  11. The heart shaped brush is absolutely adorable, so I have to go with that :) thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  12. What a great opportunity to give back and take care of your skin at the same time. If I were there it would be so difficult for me to choose just 7 products. I am wondering how many curated Boutique bags are you allowed to buy?

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    1. I'm not really sure! I've seen people buy as many as 3 so they could try everything the sampling bar has to offer, but most stick with just one. I think as long as you pay your $10 per bag, it doesn't really matter.

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  13. I would love to try the Sahara Rose Divine Beauty Serum. It sounds luxurious. Second on my must try list is the Orly Kiss Me, I'm Kind Breathable Polish. My nails have been brittle lately and need some love.

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  14. Seems like a great event.So many beauty samples.Look interesting.I always like to use products with natural ingredients.

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  15. I am all about testing out new beautify products, especially when it comes to skincare. This sounds like such a fun event!

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  16. Thanks for sharing this. My wife would be very interested. I will show here when she gets home.

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  17. So many good products. MyChelle makes some of my favorite sunscreens. Looks like a great little haul and fun giveaway.

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    1. I don't think I've tried their sunscreens, but I do like this sugar scrub and their fruit enzyme scrub!

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  18. That heart-shaped brush looks so fun - I would love to try that.

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  19. Beauty serum. Thanks for the chance. :)

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  20. The Orly Breathable Polish! I love wearing nail polish but my nails are so thins. II'd love to try this nail polish to see if it helps :)

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  21. I like Eye Bright Cream with Caffeine the most

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  22. This convention looks like so much fun to attend. I love using different sample products, knowing that all the money collected goes to an awesome cause is fantastic too! ...Thanks for sharing!

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    1. BOUTIQUE is only a small part of the trade show, but it is important for me to experience it every year. I like to think of it as the heart of the show.

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  23. I've been wanting to try an all-natural deodorant (maybe summer isn't the best time), but would like try the Mona Brands All-Natural Aluminum-Free Deodorants. The Byroe Bitter Green Essence Toner & Tomato Serum sounds yummy.

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  24. What a great idea to sample with a purpose. This is great! Thanks for sharing my dear.

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  25. Refining Sugar Cleanser sounds really nice,

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  26. i am excited to try the body butter. Also the orly nail polish

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  27. Neuma !!! I've been dying to try it

    Teresa

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  28. I am most excited to try Hyaluronic Acid Serum 100% Pure. My skin looks dull and has fine lines

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  29. The Cure Night Oil sounds heavenly!

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  30. I'm excited to try the MyChelle Sugar Scrub.

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  31. Intoxicating Beauty | Craft Body Brew Body Butter!

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  32. Why are samples so addicting?! They are small and cute and packaged so nicely!

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  33. I'm excited for the body butter!

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  34. Eye bright cream with caffeine is my favorite.

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  35. Acure | Seriously Soothing Blue Tansy Night Oil

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  36. I would like to try MyChelle Dermaceuticals | Refining Sugar Cleanser.

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  37. I'm excited to try the Oh K! Gold Dust Under Eye Mask. Always looking for a good Under Eye treatment.

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  38. I would love to try the heart-shaped brush

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  39. I would love to try the Ouidad | Advanced Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel. I’ve heard a lot about this product but have yet to try it.

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  40. Oh wow! I love that this year they offered a useable bag instead of a box!!! That alone makes the package worth it!

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