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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 eve@themakeupshow.com.

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