Saturday, 21 November 2015

Caribbean Nail & Beauty Trade show 2015 (Photos and contact info)

Date: 8th November 2015

Venue: Centre of Excellence, Macoya.

I had never gone to a hair and beauty show but this was an amazing and enjoyable experience.

I set out with a semi pro camera also hoping to practice my photography skills ( turns out Art teachers have to teach more photography to our students).

Sexy Hair products are distributed by hairstylist Luis Enrique.  Their products include hairspray, spray clay and Smooth extender.

Distributor contact: 868-221-8019. 868-689-2529.

Fouf Caribbean, Dead Sea products from Jordan. 
Contact:  868-484-0279, 868-302-1142
Women on the Edge Beauty Parlour features nail, hair, makeup and waxing services. 
Location: LP#571 EMR, D'abadie. 
Contact: 868-222-3595


Lester Rauseo, Miss Universe Makeup Artist offered makeovers.  He also facilitates makeup and image management workshops.
Contact:  868-332-4127
Happy Curls, Happy Girls offers products with natural ingredients. 
Contact: 868-310-0430. 868-786-9154.
My World of makeup  Faces by Mel, makeup artist.
Contact: 868-758-6253.
Ambrosia cosmetics.  I was glad to peruse their makeup products since they are a local cosmetics company. 
I bought one of their bright eye-shadows (these would be perfect for night time or Carnival wear).
Beauty Essentials Salon Supplies Co. 
El Socorro: 868-289-2874.
Port-of-Spain: 868-289-2528
Arima: 868-776-0299
I live 4 Gems Jewelry Company Ltd. 
Location: Golden Doors Plaza, PoS.
Clem Lue Yat - hairstylist and instructor.  He specializes in extensions for women who may have suffered some type of hair loss.
Contact: 868-773-5150.
 Flori Roberts, makeup specially created for women of color. 
Master of Fades, barbering supplies.
Contact: 868-675-9112. 868-689-8088.

Kerly's Artistic Nails. 
Contact: 868-392-6580
Refine Home Style, distributors of spa and salon linens as well as bath, bed and home products, some of which are made from Egyptian cotton.
Contact: 868-797-5683.

Makeup competition.
Presentation of prizes to the winners of the Bridal Beauty competition.
1st place: Tina Maharaj
2nd place: Nicole Liverpool
3rd place: Kimora Edwards

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

FashionFocus magazine launch

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Date:  Thursday 5th November, 2015

Venue: RuSt Street

Time:  8pm

I would have to say that this event was way more relaxed and refreshing than I would have expected.  So I programmed my Waze (because I'm geographically challenged, yo) and headed west.

This was my first time visiting RuSt Street, I found the venue to have a quite laid-back, cozy vibe.   Invitees were welcomed with a beverage on entry.  I decided to have a non-alcoholic drink as I was driving (can you see my halooo).

Proceedings started off with the Mistress of Ceremonies, Leah Marville (who is also the lead model of the magazine). 

FashionFocus founder Michael Christopher expressed the need for stakeholders of the fashon industry to have a 'meeting place' and  the magazine was the idea which originated from this.

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Editor-in-chief Michelle Eng Leang gave a brief speech about recent local events which highlighted violence and discrimination.  She also added that  we needed to come together peacefully as a country.

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There were also performances by Nailah Blackman, Earphan Alves, among others.

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Attendees were also given goodie bags which included a special edition copy of the FashionFocus magazine & a sample of local hurdler Jehue Gordon's Ambition cologne (which smells delightful).

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The magazine includes some articles on the business of fashion, as well as some local personalities such as Ro'dey, Anya Ayoung-Chee, Robert Young, Jehue Gordon & Lyndi-Anne Koylass.

This event was an enjoyable affair and I am waiting patiently for the magazine's second issue!

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You can check out Lime tt's photos of the event here