My Experience at Create & Cultivate





This was my first time to a blogger conference and I was so excited to find a Gilt City deal and get a day pass with a discount. The ticket normally goes for $350 for the day ($500 for VIP…I know!) But with the Gilt City coupon etc I got it for $250! I was excited to purchase it for $100 off. I am all about the bargain!!
Getting back to the event: It starts off at 8:30AM and the signing in was pretty painless and got our badges and track numbers right away. (the only thing about the track number was even though you went with a friend, you might be seperated due to this..which is good and bad…ALSO that I barely saw the people in the Track #2 group) After that we were told to sign in for our “mentorship program” This is where we get to choose who we want to have a sit down with. Its the Mentor and 15 of us, which I would say was probably one of the best things they did at this event. The ones I wanted to get were already full so I went for second best and also wanted a person who was fearless and will tell it to you straight…I chose Gabi Fresh and Bare Minerals Founder Leslie Blodgett.
Then we all head into the main stage area and grab breakfast! This is where the mingling starts! My goal for the day was to meet at least 3 people and exchange information and already by breakfast that was done with. I loved the energy from everyone about being so excited to learn from today!
THEN the classes begin! It was back to back all the way till lunch, but even then you are mingling and trying to absorb what just happened. Def don’t get much alone time! Lunch was also pretty tasty and everything was displayed so nicely. The decor of the event was beautiful! Really liked all of the little touches. Even from the decal on the bathroom!

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Package Junkie

Beauty products I usually tend to buy start off by the look. I know…I know… it sound’s shallow (don’t judge a book by its cover)..but if it looks good on your counter then it has too look good on you!…right?
And IF it doesn’t work out …then I guess I can use it as an Instagram prop! lol
Here are some items that just came out or are about to, that I am obsessed with the packaging and look. I want to purchase it all!!!…but I am stopping myself and waiting to hear what other users think about them. soooooo if you have used any of them…please leave me feed back! I REALLY wanna know!

If you know the awesome blog Into the Gloss, then you probably know who created this beautiful AND pink skin care line. Ugh Can it get any cuter?! AND I have heard great things!! They just came out with two new facemasks~ Put it on the #GottaHaveIt list!


R + Co
If you want to part of the cool kids, this is for you! I mean…..each and every product looks like a modern art piece and you can possibly purchase it at the MOCA store! Plus if you swing by their site….it’s even cooler. Each page and the details and color really is like you stepped into a museum. I love everything about it, except that I haven’t tried it yet! Where do I start????!!


Death Valley Dry Shampoo

Mannequin Style Paste

Outer Space flexible Hairspray

The face oil that started it all. I remember almost 10 years back when I first heard about the line and how amazing it was but it was no where to be found. So popular that you couldn’t get your paws on them. I now spot them more and more in the independently owned boutiques and am tempted to buy…and then it goes back to …which one? lol
Rodin Face Oil

Hand Cream

I can keep going on for a while with this list, but I am going to stop there for today. Maybe I will make another post on beautiful products we need to have, even if they are props! (joking…I can’t afford that…or should I ?)