Meg here! I mean, who were you expecting? Diana Ross? I felt like a Supreme this week though! Props and gratitude to my friends at Schick Quattro and Lippe Taylor (Hi Maureen!) Andrea Halpern and Sloane Berrent (Hi Taylor!) Really knocked my socks off! It’s a good thing my legs were all nice and smooth with the fabulous Schick Quattro’s they provided.
I am very lucky and I don’t take it for granted. Well, sometimes I do. I try not to though. I’m human and every once in a while I can be a bit Eeyorish, usually it’s around the 28th day of each month, I digress. Take this post with a grain of salt. I had a fabulous week! Not all weeks are like this. Look back around my posts around Christmas time where I sound like a walking ad for someone needing Prozac.
When you write your own site, or when you write for a living or read for a living, sometimes the things that use to bring you so much joy get classified as “work” in your head. It’s not that I’m so silly to think www.megsmakeup.com is the only one worth reading. I don’t think that. It’s just there are a million blogs out there and in my free time, I try to surgically remove myself from my laptop and try to do this thing called “real life.”
Schick put together a great media trip where everyone got to travel to Los Angeles, or, if you’re me, travel down the street. I’ve been logging so many air miles lately that this was actually a relief.
The Mad Women from the Ad/PR world brought together a group of writers. There was the young whippersnapper style expert Erika Sheffer, better know as StyleActivist. There was the hip Chicago based Mom that writes the TV fashion beat, Dana Weiss, or to her many fans Possessionista. Kristin Booker also joined our myriad group, she writes about fashion, beauty, lifestyle and how to achieve it on any budget. She also is inspiring and kicks ass and celebrated her birthday with us, you can find her at FashionStyleBeauty. I rounded out the group. I’m assuming you know me at this point. I’m the one in the glasses on the end.
I don’t know Andrea and Sloane did it, but they managed to bring together women from all different backgrounds and cities and points of views and no one left crying! It was like The View but interesting! I’m being a smart ass about the “crying” bit. Quite the contrary, these ladies were not only cool but really insightful and helpful and accomplished and I was all ready to Roar! Check their sites out. I’m going to. If we could all get along and work together the way we did than they’re really is no reason for a boys club to exist.
There was a lot packed into our 2 days so I’m going to have to break the post up. First off, I would like to again state that ww.megsmakeup.com is not going to promote any company that supports animal testing. I did research and Schick Quattro, the brand and the line is cruely free. If I make a mistake and a brand is not cruelty free. I hope you all don’t attack me, but instead, correct me and I will rectify the mistake. In further looking into Schick there was some information that the parent companies brands are not all cruelty free. I asked my friend, Jennifer Mathews, who runs the cruelty free website MyBeautyBunny how she tackles these issues. Here is her response and I think it makes a lot of sense.
“We believe that supporting animal-friendly companies goes a long way toward the eventual elimination of animal testing. If the parent companies see the successes of their brands who do not test, it’s a win. It’s also a win for the animal-friendly companies to get larger distribution in mass channels by being involved with huge companies. That’s our personal opinion here at My Beauty Bunny and we invite you to make up your own mind on the matter!”
Like I said. I’m really trying to do the right thing over here but Mathews common sense rang true. On with the post!
I met team Schick. Or as I will refer to us, Shick’s Chic’s, at The Montage’s Conservatory for lunch. It’s a fabulous spot on the 9th floor that look out over all of the ole 90210. I ordered a Pinot Grigio (I’m Meg, what you though I was going for the iced tea) and sat down to learn about my ladies and about the great new Schick products. We posed for the picture above after lunch but before our 90 minute massages at The Spa at the Montage. I know. Don’t hate me. It was pretty amazing, so if you find yourself in Beverly Hills with an extra 2 hours then go get it done (and lucky you.)
I’m a bikini waxer. It’s gotten to the point where I don’t have to be comatose or drugged up to have it done. Here’s the tip, you HAVE to be CONSISTENT. Everytime the hair is ripped out, it’s weakening the hair follicle. It’s no Disneyland but now, it’s also no inferno of Hell.
Another tip? Exfoliate everday in the shower to prevent ingrowns and yes, you have to allow yourself to get a little “furry” down there so the wax has something to grab. You may be looking a little rough before your next appointment but I have been a good little solider and resisting the razor. I have been resisting in on the Home Plate. However, it’s bathingsuit season so I’m not going to horrify the innocents just trying to catch some rays poolside with me. I need a clean crease for the love of God. This isn’t the 70’s.
The Schick Quattro Trimstyle Razor and Bikini Trimmer is a GODSEND! And it’s easy to find and it’s under TEN BUCKS! What is it?
Compact Cartridge with Four-Blade Pivoting Head Razor
Designed specifically for a woman’s body, the curves of the cartridge follow your natural shape. The four-blade razor provides a precise shave while the pivoting head offers greater flexibility and can glide into hard-to-reach areas. You can choose between Schick Quattro for Women Ultra Smooth or Sensitive blade refills for a long-lasting, clean shave every time.
The Ultra Smooth refills feature Acai Berry and Jojoba conditioning strips to provide moisture for your skin. The Sensitive blade refills are specially formulated with hypoallergenic ingredients that calm and soothe your skin.
Portable, Waterproof Bikini-Area Trimmer
The Schick Quattro for Women TrimStyle Razor and Bikini Trimmer flips open to reveal a battery-powered vibrating trimmer that’s easy to use anywhere. The durable, long-lasting trimmer blades can be adjusted to three lengths, or you can remove the comb completely for a close trim.
The bikini-area trimmer operates with one AAA battery (included).
It comes with a battery! How awesome is that? If only all of our personal need items came with a battery. I may one day be able to use a remote control or avoid being burnt alive in a house fire because the fire alarms batteries have gone missing! What do you want? I’m single…
I’m going to beg Schick Quattro to send some of these so I can add them to some points packages because my legs feel great, my underarms are smooth and I know once you try it you’re going to be a lifer!
In keeping with www.megsmakeup.com animal friendly stance, I will quote the wise words of PETA “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur!” Even my own.
So what do you ladies think? What other blogs do you read? Check out my new friends site! What razor finds a home in your shower?