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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

LYN Holiday Giveway! Get a free ticket to Makeup and Martinis Chicago “Holiday Beauty Extravaganza”

We are happy to announce that Love Your Naps has been chosen as a premiere vendor for Makeup and Martinis Chicago‘s upcoming “Holiday Beauty Extravaganza” event!

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our two fabulous winners! 
You can still purchase tickets HERE.

Come and enjoy fabulous cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, raffle prizes, personal consultations and makeovers from beauty professionals and peruse various beauty, fashion and lifestyle vendors. Winners will receive a glamour swag bag to take home!

When: December 3, 2011
Time: 6:30pm – 9pm
Price: $25 (Recommend two or more friends, get entered in raffle for $100 Ultra gift card)
Where: Little Black Pearl Art and Design Center
1060 East 47th Street
Chicago, IL. 60653

Hosted by Radio/TV Personality, Bionce’ Foxx with guest appearance by Kai Morae of the hit reality show, “The Real McCoy”! 

How to enter:
1.You must be a follower of @LoveYourNaps on Twitter.
2. Tweet the following message below:

I entered to win tix to @MUandMartinisCh “Holiday Beauty Extravaganza” Follow @LoveYourNaps & RT to enter. #LYNholidaygiveaway

And, that’s it!

Want an extra entry? Just, post in the comment section below that you did one or both of these things :

1. Subscribe to LoveYourNaps.com at the top or bottom of the sidebar

2. “Like” us on facebook.com/LoveYourNaps.

The winner will be randomly selected and we will notify you via Twitter or Facebook if you win.

Contest ends Thursday, November 17th, 2011 at 11:59 pm CST

Makeup and Martinis…oh, my!

Hey Chicagoland naturalistas! On Saturday, September, 3, 2011, gather your girls for an amazing evening of Makeup and Martinis, hosted by professional makeup artist, Angela Lee. Join her and other professional makeup artists and vendors for a night makeovers, pampering, mingling, networking and perusing through some amazing handbags and accessories! Yours truly, Cj Harris will also be there mingling and answering questions. See below for more details.

Raffle prizes will also be given at the end of the evening. The vibe is: Glam, High Fashion, Sexy, Chic (Please dress accordingly). Cocktails and drinks provided. Cost, only $5!


Lakewood Prairie Clubhouse Subdivision
1200 Barberry Way
Joliet, IL. 60431

RSVP online $5 or $10 at the door. http://www.makeupandmartinischicago.com/tickets.html

Tips are also welcomed.