Sunday, April 29, 2012

Quoth the Maven: Introduction

In just 11 days (but who's counting?), I will finally finish my MBA! Everybody asks me, and sometimes I ask myself, "What are you going to do with all your spare time when you don't have school?" Fortunately, I've had 2 great opportunities to teach TurboKick come my way. **SHAMELESS PLUG ALERT** You can come to my class every other Tuesday 5:30 - 6:30 at The Athletic Club of Overland Park and every Sunday 10:30 - 11:30am at the Olathe 24 Hour Fitness!

Because that's not quite enough to satisfy my need for constant activity, I have also recently been presented with another very cool opportunity. As of this week, I am serving as a Suburban Catwalk Maven. So what does that mean? Glad you asked! Suburban Catwalk is a fashion and beauty blog started by Jennifer Hermon. Check it out. As a Maven, I will be able to try new beauty products and trends and share my experiences with all my friends who will listen.

Assignment #1 was to attend the launch of Candy Glam, a spring makeup line from Empower Me. I was introduced to my 2 fellow Mavens, Kelli and Janet (who we have named "Short Janet" for clarity).

Various salon services were offered for just $5. Since I had an upcoming full mani/pedi planned in preparation for Felicia's wedding the following weekend (yay!!), I passed on the mini mani, and since it was a Thursday evening and I was going straight home, I also passed on the quick up-do, party eyelash application, and hair chalking, but I did partake in some eyebrow threading. A loyal waxer/tweezer, I had never tried threading before, but I was pleasantly surprised with the results. The pain level was about the same as with waxing but without the redness I usually get from waxing. It took just a few minutes. It's only been 5 days, so I can't really speak to how long it will last.

There were also a few other vendors there including Kosama - which is apparently like a P90X format in a group setting, Vault Denim - which I just glanced at since I was attending a separate Vault Denim party the following day (which was successful BTW!), and Jamberry Nails - which is like the Sally Hansen stick-on nail designs. The Jamberry girl gave me a strip to "sample," but she only gave me 4 strips, so I'm not entirely sure how I'm supposed to make that work.

Jennifer also presented me with a pink gym bag (you KNOW how much I love all things athletic and girly!) full of some other product samples, most of which are skin care related. Because there are several different products, I plan on testing out just one at a time over the coming weeks.

So the moral of the story is that hopefully with school ending soon, I will have the opportunity to do some more fun and interesting things besides study and get my Turbo on. Stay tuned!