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On the Scene at The Beauty Exchange with Celebrity Makeup Artist Reggie Wells

Angela Lee, Founder Makeup and Martinis Chicago

Outstanding! If I only had one word to describe to the events hosted by Makeup and Martinis Chicago, that would be it. Founder, Angela Lee always puts her best foot forward and strives to create an experience that will be inspiring, uplifting and make you feel like number one. The December 2012 Beauty Exchange networking event was held at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel. It featured an exclusive panel of experts in beauty, hair, fashion, finance, fitness and life coaching. Everyone knows it takes a team to create your best self. Attendees had the opportunity to ask questions, mingle, sip martinis and network. Radio personality, Bionce Foxx was on hand to keep things moving along as MC. Yes, it was a night to remember. And, the guest speaker of the night, Oprah’s former makeup artist of 21 years, Mr. Reggie Wells did not disappoint.

The thing I love most about Reggie Wells is that you feel his genuineness from the moment he greets you. His motivation is always to inspire, teach and make you laugh while doing it. Even when he’s cracking a joke, he’s teaching at the same time. Mr. Wells shared that what it takes to be successful is 50% talent and 50% personality. You can have talent, but personality will get you in the door. He also reiterated our responsibility to this next generation of young people. You think that you are just coming to get beauty tips, but instead you get whole lot more. What an experience.

Additionally, the panelist included: Celebrity Makeup Artist Deida Massey, hairstylist and Creator of Genesis Hair Care Tajuana Hughes, Clothing Designer Laurie Underwood for Wanda Grace, Life Coach Audrey Woodley of Changing Oasis, Inc, Financial Expert Andre Senegal and Personal Trainer and owner of 1 on1 Health Fitness, Michael Harris. I’m so glad I was able to come out to support my dear friend Angela Lee. I’m not just singing her praises because she happens to be family as well. The event speaks for itself. I met a lot of great people and I look forward to seeing more fabulous events from Makeup and Martinis Chicago.

Here are some moments from the event. See more on the Love Your Naps Facebook page.
Zaneta Searles, Creator of Life Organics Products

Bionce Foxx doing her thing. :)

Mr. Wells himself. :)

Andre Senegal and Tajuana Hughes

Deida Massey

Tanikia Thompson of Nikki in the City

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