Family Dollar Rocks NYC! is how I still remember October 17, 2014. The second edition of this very cool initiative was held to connect tastemakers to some of the stores’ premiere beauty brands like Smooth ‘N Shine, Dark and Lovely, ORS, Creme of Nature, Motions, L.A .Colors, Cantu, Aunt Jackie‘s and many more that offer products we all use at a fraction of the cost.
Over the years, HueKnewIt has afforded this humbled blogger with wonderful opportunities including being deemed a Family Dollar Fabulous VIP Blogger along with 14 other ladies, which simply means that someone thinks I’ve got what it takes to create fabulous on a shoestring budget. I humbly agree.
The day was filled with meeting with the various suppliers of beauty products, playing with product and lending our two cents about their current offerings, while sharing our thoughts about what should be in their future product development pipelines.
One of my personal highlights was having celebrity makeup artist Cynde Watson – a fellow VIP Blogger and on makeup duty with L.A. Colors up my pretty quotient…my first supplier of the day and definitely set the tone for subsequent meetings throughout the day.
Also in the house that day was celebrity hairstylist and Unilever Brand Ambassador, Ursula Stephen, celeb stylist Johnny Wright who was there on behalf of Soft-Sheen Carson – love your specs boo!
Did you know that the average person who shops at Family Dollar only has $10 to spend? A sobering fact that I learned during our store visit the night before. With this factoid in play, it only makes sense that this paycheck-friendly neighborhood store, stock their shelves with affordable beauty finds that don’t skip a beat on quality or store presentation. Check out my $20 haul!
It’s impossible to fully describe every part of our Family Dollar NYC experience, so rather than continue writing, I’ll point you towards this video, which tells of the day in colorful detail – click here.
A few more Family Dollar surprises via moi are on the way so please stay tuned…
- Facebook: @FamilyDollar
- Twitter: @myfamilydollar
LA Colors – @LACOLORSCOSMETICS
LA Colors B/A Cynde Watson – @cyndewatson
Namaste – @ORHairCare
Lets Jam Brand SoftSheen-Carson (SC)
Dark and Lovely Brand (SC) – @darkandlovely
Optimum Salon Haircare(SC) – @optimum_care
SoftSheen Carson B/A Johnny Wright – @johnny_wright
Creme of Nature
Henkel – @ToneSkinCare
Tracy Balan – @TracyBalan
Aunt Jackie’s Curls and Coils Brand – @AuntJackiesCC
Unilever/Motions – @MotionsHair
Unilever Brand Ambassador/ UrsulaStephen
Crème of Nature B/A Africa Miranda – @Africamiranda