This week, Holly and I were invited to an event at benefit Cosmetics in Santa Monica entitled “Beauty Bloggers & Beer”. It sounded so intriguing that the two of us made the treacherous drive up north fighting LA rush hour traffic so we can experience for ourselves what this was all about.
Featuring beer from Deschutes Brewery and cupcakes from Hotcakes Bakes made with Deschutes Black Butte Porter, the evening started with a little makeover for all the ladies who attended and we were able to choose from eyebrow waxing, eyebrow tinting or lash tinting. When that was over, we were given a makeover session using benefit Cosmetics especially suited to our individual skin types and tones.
However, the star of the evening was the Deschutes Brewery‘s selection of beers and we were treated to a sampling of 3 including: Mirror Pond Pale Ale, “once-a-decade” ale and my personal favorite, Black Butte Porter. The porter was so rich and ‘chocolately’ with a stout flavor. I wanted to have more but I was driving so I refrained and instead, managed managed to catch a few moments with Veronica Vega, Deschutes’ first female brewer to hear about her brewing inspirations.
I also tried one of the cupcakes made with the porter and could really taste the beer in the cake portion. It was moist and on top of the frosting, a little pretzel added some crunchy texture to the cupcake.
A delightful event which will be talked about for years to come! I for one am loving my darker eyelashes!
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holly sarah wong says
I love the picture collage you did! The whole ambiance of the room really comes through. What a happy place – makeovers, good beer AND cupcakes
Mad Hungry Woman says
awwwwww THANKS! yeah it was definitely really uplifting and happy — one of the best events I’ve been to in a long time for sure
Priscilla - She's Cookin' says
I love Benefit’s kitschy packaging, and have bought quite a few items in their cosmetics line. Sounds like it was a fun event!