Last Monday, I was invited to a beauty bash at Benefit near the Beverly Center in L.A. Rachel apparently had entered some sort of contest or raffle and won. She was able to invite 5-6 people for the beauty bash, and luckily for me, Rachel invited me. The timing of the bash couldn’t be better either — my more acute allergy symptoms finally subsided and my eyes and the skin around it no longer looked horridly red and irritated.
“Before” and “After” self-portraits of Zona and me.
The make-up artist making us pretty. Of course the “after” look is a huge improvement of the “before,” but I don’t really like what she did on my eyeshadow, and she gave me this bubble-gum pink lip gloss, which I wiped off immediately and put on another color. The “after” above shows me wearing the color I replaced. As much as I like Benefit Cosmetics and their fun nature, they really don’t make their colors to complement ethnic skin.
Rachel opted to get a lash tint before her makeover. The middle picture reminds me of A Clockwork Orange. (btw, if you haven’t read or seen the classic film, I recommend it!)
Ahh, and of course we all brought our knitting, and I just had to get a knitting picture in there. I worked on some swatches for a magazine submission. While some of the other girls (sorry, I forgot to get their photos) were getting made up, we chatted, knitted and drank some so-so wine. One of the gi
rls at the store became very excited that we were knitters, since she picked up knitting about 1 year ago. So, while we were sitting around, I gave her a lesson on cable-knitting and showed her how to knit and purl backwards. We also recruited her for Ravelry and introduced her to Knitty.
After the bash, we headed over to AOC, a wine bar restaurant, to have some dessert. When we sat down, I noticed a very platinum blonde woman that looked kind of familiar sitting in a table with another woman right across from me and behind Zona. Can you recognize this quasi-celebrity? It’s not Zona that looks bad in the photos below — It was dark so I had to do some color and shadow correction so that the background would show up.
Hint: She was a contestant on a reality show and now has her own reality show. Here’s some info on Tabatha.
As Zona and I shared and enjoyed a delicious and decadent Rose Petal Ice Cream sandwiched between some meringue cookies, I saw Tabatha and her date (girlfriend?) have a lovely romantic dinner as they laughed and canoodled each other. All seemed nice and sweet until the date stuck her hand down Tabatha’s blouse as she totally felt her up!! The cop-a-feel was certainly not something you’d see in a restaurant, and it was certainly more entertaining and more of a highlight than the quasi-celeb spotting. I did kind of feel like a voyeur, but they were literally straight in my line of sight.