hit counter

An Evening with James Vincent & Orlando Santiago

Monday night I had the opportunity to meet up with James Vincent and Orlando Santiago for dinner and hanging out at Cafe Tu Tu Tango in Orlando, along with several of my Beauty Bloggers of Central Florida sisters. It was so great to learn more about the history of the Makeup Show and its wonderful community. It made me more excited to go (I can’t believe that was possible!) to the event this weekend.

James Vincent and Orlando Santiago

Orlando & James

If you want to go to the event, and you are NOT a blogger or an industry member, you can still sign up and buy tickets to go if you select ‘Other’ under credentials and list my blog, Phyrra, as your credentials. This is a unique opportunity for those in the the central Florida area.

And now, I will inundate you with photos from the event.

Beauty Bloggers of Central Florida Members

Alyssa, Su is hiding, Safia, Kimberly, me, Maria

Ray took a group shot of me. We used my new Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100 to take these photos. The flash is strong, and boy does it make me look ghostly.

Alyssa from Pretty Little Bottles

Alyssa from Pretty Little Bottles

Su from Chronicle Stones

Su from Chronicle Stones and her new blog Orlando Fashion Society

Safia from Lipstick Mixtapes and Kimberly from Libby's Pink Vanity

Safia from Lipstick Mixtapes and Kimberly from Libby’s Pink Vanity

Brittany from Clumps of Mascara, our Fearless Leader!

Brittany from Clumps of Mascara, our Fearless Leader!

Amber, Nadege and Lo'Real

Amber, Nadege and Lo’Real

While Amber is not a Beauty Blogger of Central Florida Member, she is an industry expert. She’s an airbrush makeup artist and you can find her at Makeupify Me.

James Vincent with Maria from Cult Nails

James Vincent with Maria from Cult Nails

Su and Maria talking about nails

Su and Maria talking about nails.

Nail Veils and Cult Nail polish, a match made in heaven!

Maria and Safia

Maria and Safia

James and Safia

James and Safia

James and Kim

James and Kim

Alyssa and Orlando

Alyssa and Orlando

Maria and Orlando

Maria and Orlando

Amber and James

Amber and James

Amber and Orlando

Amber and Orlando

Safia and Orlando

Safia and Orlando

Kimberly and Orlando

Kimberly and Orlando

Check out that smirk!

Alyssa and James

Alyssa and James

Me with Su and Kimberly

Me with Su and Kimberly

Phyrra with Orlando Santiago

me with Orlando

James Vincent with Phyrra

me with James

And I saved the best for last.

Brittany and me

Brittany and me

I <3 my Brittany! This is seriously one of the cutest pictures of us, ever!

One of the highlights of the night was when James was discussing Beauty. He said that beauty doesn’t care if you’re fat or thin, male or female. It’s all encompassing. It’s all ages. Beauty is more achievable than fashion for this reason. As you know, I write for Curvy Magazine and one of the reasons that I do is that I’m big on Health at Every Size. I feel you can find beauty all around us and in people of all sizes, shapes, colors and ages.

I hope that if you want to go to the Makeup Show Orlando, you are able to go. If not, don’t forget that you can tweet your beauty-related questions to us at #TSMOrlando OR you can email [email protected].

  • From our partners