Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Southwest SparkleCon 2012!


Happy Tuesday! Two weekends ago, I hosted the first annual Southwest Bloggers Meet and Greet (otherwise known as SparkleCon) here in Albuquerque, New Mexico! I was able to meet friends and fellow bloggers that I've been chatting with about makeup for over a year online. We had an absolute blast together and didn't want the weekend to end. Here are a few snapshots from the weekend!

L to R: Yours truly, Sam from Kiss My Sparkle, Megan from Kitschy Suburbia, Angela the Painted Moonkin, Melissa from Melissa's Random Musings, Meredith a childhood friend turned makeup addict and has the Etsy store MousePants, and Jia from Untypically Jia. We're missing one person, my friend Kat, in the photos but she was there! My mother-in-law Mary even got in on the action!

We got together Friday evening for a wonderful New Mexican dinner at Sadie's of New Mexico! Food and booze! YES! Saturday morning was SparkleCon! The weather was amazing and we hung out outside just chatting about makeup and everything under the sun. I have not laughed as hard as I did with these ladies in YEARS! We had SO much fun!

Goodie bags were provided by Milani Cosmetics, Tick:Tock Cosmetics, Chinovi Cosmetics, Dorian and Dahl Perfumery, and BV Brew Honey (run by a local beekeeper and friend!)

Goodie bags ready to go!

Contents of goodie bags! (photo by Jia)

Random shots from the weekend!

Pretty girls!

Sam looking all glamorous! (photo by Melissa)

Jia and her sweet and pretty sister Kristine! (photo by Jia)

Melissa hits the MAC counter for the first time!

Megan and Jia showing off their winning eye coloring contest entries! Jia took second place and won a perfume from MARK. Megan came in third, but sadly, there was no prize but bragging rights. LOL! (photo by Sam)

Meredith took first place and won a Stila palette! (photo by Sam)

Me and my boy! (photo by Sam)

Looking through Sam's massive indie samples! I was SO jealous! (photo by Sam)

Friday right after meeting Sam and Melissa for the first time.

Table shot on Saturday!

Silly girls are silly!

Sparkle hands! Purple polish for the win! (photo by Sam)

Thank you to those who attended SparkleCon and made it so amazing. I hope to make this an annual event and open to other bloggers from New Mexico and the Southwest!

Also a big thank you to the companies who contributed to the fun!


  1. I think this is such a good idea. I've never found a more fun group than beauty bloggers! I'd be down to double host one in VEGAS! Flights there are usually cheap and I have a condo, luxury suite off the strip, and 2 houses nearby that can be used if need be for a very small price per night (like $50)...I'd be so down for this come New Year's!

  2. It was so much fun, I have to start saving my pennies for next years flight!


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