Vegas Pt. 2: Where to Shop and How to Prep for your Destination event.

Last week’s episode we met with the ladies from Atomic Beauty Cosmetics for a very special interview!

First, a special behind the scenes look at some new goods! There are more, but we were sworn to secrecy, so for now, this will have to do. But ABC is doing some amazing shit and can’t wait to get our hands on all the things they create!

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Highlighter isn’t only for your face.

Remember how we are always talking about Atomic Beauty Cosmetic’s Highlighter? Well NOW they have done the highlighter in a smaller package AND have a NEW SHADE coming out. These babies can be worn as an all over highlighter OR as an eyeshadow.

And trust us when we say that the size doesn’t matter. These pigments pack a punch, a little goes a long way!

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WELCOME!

WELCOME!

We are coming to you from the SLS in Las Vegas! It is a gorgeous property just south of the Stratosphere, or as Kat likes to call it “the Space needle looking thing”. Very Chic, Boutique style. Anne and Kat got upgraded to a cute little suite. The walls are covered in fabric, with a victorian style print.

Who needs Wall paper when you have printed fabric with cut outs for all the doors and what not?

Who needs Wall paper when you have printed fabric with cut outs for all the doors and what not?

And if you are a MFM (My favorite Murder) Fan, you would flip out when you saw the doors. Surely you can see why.

And if you are a MFM (My favorite Murder) Fan, you would flip out when you saw the doors. Surely you can see why.

THE NIGHT BEFORE:

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First stop? FOOD. The hotel has a killer taco bar / mexican joint where the trip starts off with shots of tequila with a side of chips and guac. Uno Mas was a favorite and highly recommended. Good tequila, good service, great food.

These ladies love to eat, and Vegas has no shortage of good food. Sylvia introduced them to Carson Street Kitchen. A fabulous gem in old vegas and right next to a donut shop.

Next Stop: Downtown Cocktail Room!

This place is obscure, hidden and really really sexy - be sure to take your hot honey with you to grab a drink and snuggle up. Love Absinthe? This is your place.

What do you do while you’re in Vegas? Go to a show! Particularly “Purple Reign” - A Prince Tribute Show.

The ladies head out to the Tropicana for a night of entertainment - the crowd was a little blah and the singers were not having it. Needless to say, people could tell. BUT Kat’s math works out (take a tip from a pro, math is your friend when buying drinks and bottles are an option….).

Have you seen Coming to America? With Eddie Murphy? Well, there was a tiny shout out at the show that tickled everyone too much. Heres a clip if you’re not familiar with the reference.

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Our friend Sylvia has been gracious enough to take the time to interview with the BTBS Ladies!
Anne and Sylvia have a really long history together, go over how they met in Scottsdale, AZ and reminisce over the work they did together.

BTW - She also brought all the goods to make delicious Moscow Mules during the interview. EVEN HAD THE PROPER DRINK WARE. It IS happy hour 24/7. What a great hostess.

People come here to be someone else. - Sylvia Benson

Vegas is a different perception on how they want to look. Typical clients are Brides, Glam (Special Events) for corporate events/ Retreats & Conventions. Wives do travel with husbands for big events - make a vacation out of it! Which is the only smart way to travel.

Anne and Kat go over some Q & A with Sylvia - be sure to tune in and hear some funny “Mac Counter Stories”, & how to best prepare for your events!

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Need some glitz and glam? Need some bejeweled dresses, headdresses, or over the top tiara or jewelry? Check out Du Berry Fashions! It is a little off the strip - definitely worth the trip!

THIS is the place to get some amazing lashes at a banging price, and hang with some really amazing ladies who are more than happy to help point you in the right direction.

Feeling that Robocop Look? Check out the Miracle Mile sunglass shops. This particular stand had the sweetest lady ever and the BEST selection of obscure sunglasses. Doesn’t Kat look stunning?

Feeling that Robocop Look? Check out the Miracle Mile sunglass shops. This particular stand had the sweetest lady ever and the BEST selection of obscure sunglasses. Doesn’t Kat look stunning?

Anne and Kat did a bit of shopping while they were in vegas and have decided that the miracle mile is THE BEST place to get your beauty needs! There is everything from blowouts, extensions & a Mani/pedi to masks, sunglasses and all the best makeup shops!

Some shops Anne and Kat hit - Morphe, MAC (didnt buy anything but still went in), ABC and Sephora.

All of these shops have something that you can use, whether it be a travel sized dry shampoo or toiletries from Sephora (instead of paying an arm and a leg at your hotel’s Sundries store), a moisturizing treatment for your dry face in the desert, lashes for going out or self tanner.



SPEAKING OF SELF TANNERS - KAT FOUND SOME SHE LOVES. THERE WASNT ENOUGH TIME ON THE SHOW BUT STAY TUNED FOR NEXT WEEK WHEN THE LADIES TALK ABOUT WEDDING PREP AND BRONZED BODS.



A quick little gallery of the adventures and BTS of Vegas. There was a lot of fun, alot of relaxing, alot of working and ALOT of food.



SHIT WE BOUGHT!!

Photo: Kat St. John

Photo: Kat St. John

While there was much money spent, the products have been whittled to one each. There was too much to talk about BUT featured are the two best products found at the Miracle Mile Sephora.

Kat (duh) is super obsessed with Pat McGrath products. Most Sephora stores dont carry the whole lines, some carry a few of the mini sets. Some carry none. This sephora was a gold mine! Kat finds a Mini Matte Trio from Pat that is stunning on pretty much everyone. This is creamy, matte, long wear and does not bleed at all. The price is super hot at $25 when Pat’s full size lips go for $50.00 - GO GET YA SOME!

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Anne’s pick was the NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm. There is no question that this shade has been loved my makeup artist forever. They’ve made it into an illuminator, a stick highlighter, a blush, lipstick and now this. In addition to the lip balm, she also purchased the Afterglow Oil Infused Lip Tint.

Sephora has them available, you cant miss their super cute rose gold packaging. - which is kind of why Anne picked these bad boys up. And because of her love for pinky nudes.

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