If you don’t already know, Dollar General is where it’s at! Beauty on a budget that is. Last weekend, myself and a select group of beauty influencers had the pleasure of partnering with Dollar General to cover their annual “A Day of Beauty” expo. It was so much fun that I’m not sure that I will be able to capture all of the exciting things that took place in just one blog post. For this reason, I plan to upload a YouTube video with additional highlights to my channel this week. To receive new video notifications, subscribe here. Now let’s get to the all of the fun!

IMG_2309I was so excited to see some of my fave blogger friends. L to R Ijeoma of Klassy Kinks, Jenell of Kinky Curly Coily Me, Nina of Beautiful Brown Baby Doll & Kiwi of Kiwi The Beauty

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The day started with a yummy brunch. It was nice to sit and talk with fellow beauty influencers and beauty brands.

FullSizeRender-10After brunch was over, we headed to the expo floor to check out all of the companies in attendance. The event was so packed, women had already started forming a line to get into the event.

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Black Radiance had the cutest display

“Black Radiance” had the cutest display

The Dollar General team waiting to stock up gift bags with free product.

IMG_7657The Dollar General team waiting to stock up gift bags with tons of free product.

 

I visited the Smooth n Shine booth and got a hair cut from celebrity hair stylist Larry Jarah Sims

I visited the “Smooth n Shine” booth and got a hair cut from celebrity hair stylist Larry Jarah Sims. He is such a nice guy! Can’t wait to share Larry’s haircare advice in my upcoming YouTube video.

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IMG_7736Next I headed over to the Beauty Cents Suite where guests had the choice of manicure or massage. Choosing which was such a hard job, but somebody had to do it. ūüôā

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KeKe Walker sang her face off! Check out my IG for live video of her voice.

KeKe Wyatt sang her face off! Check out my IG for live video.

It was so much fun to see hundreds of women enjoying "A Day of Beauty" Dollar General really did roll out the red carpet.

It was so much fun to see hundreds of women enjoying “A Day of Beauty.” Dollar General really did roll out the red carpet.

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FullSizeRender-11This was the fun and informational panel that I got to sit in on with celebrity hair stylist (did I forget to say Beyonce’s hair stylist?) Kim Kimble and a few of my fave beauty influencers.

IMG_7742CoverGirl & Pantene had this super cute mini beauty studio set up to offer attendees complementary services. The line was so long I could not sneak in, but don’t you fret, I’ve got an awesome CoverGirl giveaway coming up below.

My girl Kiwi the Beauty got me hooked on Snapchat. I'm a snap pro now!

My girl Kiwi The Beauty got me hooked on Snapchat. I’m a snap pro now!

IMG_7840This trip also gave me the opportunity to take photos for the official “Let’s Talk Mom2Mom” tour partnership announcement with Jenell B. Stewart. Read more about our first stop on the tour, Chicago,¬†here.

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To wrap things in up in one word, I must say Dollar General’s “A Day of Beauty” event was Epic! Soooooo many people, soooooo much to do, and sooooo little time LOL! Seriously everything a girl could want under one roof. If you are ever in the Nashville area or are thinking of traveling to attend, (which I highly recommend) you can follow all things beauty at Dollar General’s Beauty Cents website. The Beauty Cents magazine is also available in stores. Thank you to everyone at Dollar General for having me, it truly was my pleasure to partner with you.

As promised, here is your chance to win a few a CoverGirl’s top selling beauty items sold exclusively at Dollar General.

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3. I want to hear from you! Please leave a comment below sharing your favorite Dollar General beauty products.

One lucky winner will receive 2 foundations, 1 mascara and 2 lipsticks from the CoverGirl Queen Collection. Winner will be selected on 7/29/16 at 6pm CT. Must be US resident to enter. Good luck beauties!!!

 

Disclaimer: This post has been sponsored by Dollar General, as always  I only partner with brands I genuinely enjoy and want to share with you. Please note the views and opinions are 100% honest and my own.