We had the August, Charlotte Social blogger meet-up, at BlackFinn tonight and it was so much fun! It was a smaller group than we normally have, but it was perfect for tonight because I was able to really talk blogging, and brainstorm about growing our Charlotte network with three other awesome Charlotte-area bloggers.
I'm so appreciative of Tamara and Bre who have been some of the biggest supporters of The Charlotte Social from the start. I think awesome things are in store after our brainstorming session tonight, and the passion that three of us have for networking with other bloggers is exciting.
Excuse the cell phone pictures. We were sitting at our "reserved blogger" table surrounded by football fans who didn't understand why we'd be talking about blogging while the games were on. I wasn't about to whip out the Nikon and make matters worse. The beer was good, the BBQ flatbread was fantastic, and the conversation was even better. I can't wait to get together with these girls again soon.
What the girls don't know is what happened between leaving work, and happy hour. It was a hot day in Charlotte, I spent most of the day running errands, doing some semi-heavy lifting, and wobbling around in heels. By five o'clock I looked like I had just left the gym, not like I was about to head out for a girls night.
Bloggers are slightly intimidating, and I wasn't about to meet a group of them without being on my A-game, so I did what any girl would do...beauty touch ups in the car! Since I'm on the road a lot for work, I think I've gotten this technique down to an art.
First, shake the dry shampoo bottle and spray in your roots, let it sit and DON'T RUB IN. While that sits put a little deodorant on (I love the black dress approved version by Degree), spray a little body mist, wipe that oil off your face, and add a touch of gloss. Now that the dry shampoo has been sitting for a few minutes it's had time to soak up the oil, rub in the excess white powder and run a brush through you hair. VOILA! No one would know that you looked anything less than perfect!
What are your favorite products to use for a quick touch-up at the end of the day? I like to call it "between five o'clock and happy hour".