My first ‘blogger crawl’ was back around fall 2017. I’m delighted to say I finally went on another one! The beauty cosmetics crawl at Neiman Marcus (located at the Fashion Show Mall) was a blast!
It’s 7 am on a saturday and my alarm goes off. Time to get up!!!! Of course, I stay in bed until about 8 o’clock in the morning. Finally, I decide to stop being #lazy and get in the shower after having Chobani’s Peanut Butter Dream flip yogurt (my favorite!). I manage to get dressed and put on a decent amount of makeup by 9:40 am. My Lyft arrives at 9:45 am. I take a few selfies before getting in the car and on my way to the mall I go!
My driver, Grover, was such a nice little man. He reminded me a lot of my grandfather with his southern hospitality. We had talked about friendship, love, Jesus, and safety. Honestly, we arrived at the mall too quick (and too early), I love having meaningful conversations with people, especially strangers because it gives me a new set of ‘eyes’ to see the world with.
10 am and I am dropped off in front of Macy’s at the Fashion Show Mall. I didn’t even consider if the mall was open that early, but lucky for me, it was. However, the Cosmetics Crawl doesn’t start until 10:30 am, so I decide to wander around the mall aimlessly. I texted a few friends asking if they were going to show up to the event (and because I didn’t want to look lost, you know #SocialAndPublicAnxiety). Once the event started I met up with all the bloggers and we were briefed on what we were to do at the crawl.
Starting off, we enjoyed a small chat session and introduction to the brands. We munched on delicious breakfast made courtesy of NM Cafe. Of course, there were drinks: Morning Moscow Mule, to be exact. The drink featured vodka (for those who could handle it at 10:30 am), orange juice and Ginger beer! I omitted the vodka but I must admit the drink was still very delicious! It was refreshing without making me feel regret for drinking in the morning. The beer was sweet too, I’m not a fan of beer because of the bitterness it brings but this drink was definitely a change!
The food at the cafe consisted of 5 different gourmet toast: Avocado and Egg, Avocado Cocoa and Banana (I beg of you to try this!), Cream cheese and Blueberry, Raspberry and Honey, and Fig and Prosciutto. We also had Overnight Oats in the two flavors: Soy Blueberry Almond and Apple Cinnamon (my pick).
After the group felt nice and full we went on a scavenger hunt, basically, to find the 9 brands listed on our pamphlet and get the inside scoop on their star products. We got to visit Creed, Maison Francis Kurkdijan, Armani Beauty, YSL Beauty, LaMer, Tom Ford, FRESH, and Atelier. I had so much fun getting some behind the scenes and cute stories about each brand.
I hope you enjoyed reading this because I had fun recapping my experience! I hope to bring you many more BTS on blogger crawls in the future!
Thank you to Christie Moeller (ICanStyleU), Neiman Marcus, and NM Cafe for putting this day together!