Beauty

My Day at the Oscar Suite

by Kerri Zane on February 21, 2015

IMG_1618Living in LA has it’s pluses and minuses. Plus…good weather. Minus…heinous traffic. Plus…beautiful beaches. Minus…earthquakes, fires and mudslides. Plus…it’s the epicenter of Hollywood entertainment. With that distinction comes lots of movie premieres, red carpet walks and Celebrity sightings (last week I sat two tables away from James Brolin – still handsome as ever!). Loving “the Biz” the way I do it makes it super fun to be amidst it all. This week I was privileged to be invited to one of the many Oscar gifting suites that are happening all week long in hotel rooms all over town. And let me tell you it lives up to it’s mystique. These events are fab. The one I attended was a HEALTH & BEAUTY Lounge organized by TMG International. I rubbed shoulders with lots of celebs (spotted Chuck Liddell with his significant other and Empire actress, Kaitlin Doubleday, to name a few) as well as other bloggers.  IMG_1602_2

Here’s how it goes down. I  checked in downstairs in the hotel lobby of The Beverly Hilton. There I was assigned an escort who joined me for the rest of my visit. My girl was an adorable FIDM student dressed in a long black gown. She and I joined several other attendees in the elevator and swooshed up to the Penthouse floor.  Her job was to guide me from station to station in the several suites long – suite. She would wait with me while I was pampered and/or told about all the products and services showcasing for the day and then given full size samples of everything!

My first sIMG_1617_2top was a seat in Trina’s salon chair for a quick curl, tease and spray. All the hair products she used were courtesy of the deliciously scented and smooth defining IT HAIRCARE products. They gave out a 12-in-1 leave-in conditioner that they swear will handle any fly aways stat. I also learned that the products are now available in many drugstores. So that makes them easy to find.

Next, I was treated to some delicious skinny girlUnknown libations and the most interesting holistic beauty treatment I’ve ever received. Called The Miracle Wand, it’s a service where smooth Australian Quartz stones with unique healing properties are heated up and massaIMG_1605_2ged all over your face and neck. It is said that they not only treat wrinkles, puffiness and under eye bags, but can also alleviate pain and enhance blood circulation. It felt really good and relaxing. Kind of like a hot stone massage for your face!

Then I met the makers of organic baby bedding called, Horse and Dragon. The beautiful designs and fabrics are specifically sourced for moms who don’t want to sacrifice their eco-conscious ways or the health of their baby. You can find Horse and Dragon products on Etsy.IMG_1606_2

I was then reintroduced to an old friend, Strawberry Shortcake. It is her 35th birthday, so champagne and cupcakes were served in her honor. I got to take a doll and video home that I would like to share with you. If you want it send me an email..it’s yours!!

Next up I was in for a real treat because I have neverIMG_1608 had my eyebrows threaded, (my daughter calls me a ‘hairless cat’).  I admit there isn’t a whole lot of fur on my body. But the expert at the S.H.A.P.E.S Brow Bar, in the suite, managed to find some stray hairs to remove. She gave me the brow experience I’ve apparently been missing my whole life. Of course, now I am hooked and have to sign up for a package!

And then the experience I was most excited about, the lash extensions at the Lash Bar from ICANDY SALON. Remember, hairless cat…also means I have no eyelashes to speak of…now I do! My IMG_1616_2technician Nisa was not only swift and talented in applying the lashes she had an amazing life story! There’s a book in there somewhere. Anyway, ICandy is opening a new salon in Beverly Hills soon so you can get your lashes attached from Nisa too! Make an appointment though because she’s from NorCal and will only be in town 2 days a week.

The last pamper treatment of the day was an OPI polish from the beautycharmartistry ladies. They are a mobile hair, make-up and manicIMG_1618_2ure company who service all of the greater LA & OC areas. What I loved most about them is they’re an all-female family owned and operated business. I got settled into their little suite station, set up in the hotel room’s master bath area, and had a nice chat with my manicurist, aka mom. While she did my nails I found out that she’s a former single mom of 5 girls. Her eldest daughter is the company’s owner and founder. Her younger daughter, who also works for the company, was sitting next to her filing the nails of another guest. It was a special treat to get to know them.

While I didn’t get to experience every treatment, there were also IMG_1614_2 massages courtesy of Lisa Hakkim and caviar facials from Matis Paris.

The last hurrah of the day was my introduction to the Exofab cell phone cover. It’s actually a kit of gel ceimagesll phone stick-ons. It makes your phone virtually indestructible, but the coolest thing, I think, about the product is you can stick your phone to any flat surface and take a hands free selfie! Do you have an iPhone 6? Do you want one of these? I’ve got a purple set w10950416_774590802632295_1955121570_nith your name on it. Just hit me up!

I also learned about DNAEFG renewal serum and met a fabulous El Salvadorian fine jewelry designer, Gloria Rank. Her line is called ONIRIKKA and it’s inspired by her daily life.

After 3 hours of indulgent bliss, I walked out of the elevator into the lobby of the Beverly Hilton, peeked out from under my new set of size 10 lash extensions, airily flipped my recently curled tresses, and took in a deep gratifying breath. My escort, now looking more like an Oscar suite mini-sherpa, carried the load of goodie bags I’d amassed, to my car. I felt really really special and privileged to experience such a quintessential Friday before the Oscars in LA.

So, I accept this reward, and I want to thank Hollywood for being the hub of the entertainment industry. Thanks to the Academy for having an Oscar celebration and thanks to TMG International for treating me to all the A-list pampering.

Now, on to the Oscar parties…Yup, gotta don the gown and walk the red carpet tomorrow night.images-1

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