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Vegas Whirlwind Weekend

A Vegas Sized Thank You

After every major industry event, we always write a recap to help everyone who wasn’t able to attend get the inside scoop.  Let’s face it, if you can’t go to an industry trade show, it’s always fun to get a recap!  Any new brands?  Any new treatments?  Who was speaking? Y’all want the deets and Lipgloss + Aftershave is always here for you, we’ll make sure you know what’s up!

Well, this time it’s gonna be a little different!  Rather than a recap, it’s gonna be a THANK YOU!  We are going to be Leaving Las Vegas…. with a monumental amount of gratitude.  Because this truly was an epic weekend.  There was so much that happened, and we have the pictures to prove it, so many in fact, that we’re going to have to write a few recaps to really do this weekend justice!



Weekend Break Down

This was one of those long weekends that you dream about!  The kind that start on Thursday and end on Monday!  You know what we’re talking about!  You LEGIT feel like you’re getting away with something bad when you’re able to do that like 4 or 5 day weekend, where you can just let loose and have a blast.

This was one of those weekends!

Here’s a DAY-BY-DAY break down of the fabulous!

It just kept getting better and better!!!!

Thursday – DMK World Of Confidence Conference

We want to thank DMK International for the invite to have Barry speak at their World Of Confidence Conference.  The day was jam packed with speakers who talked about mindulness, inclusion for all and tenacity to succeed!  We’ll have a full recap of this amazing day!  Great inteviews with Stuart Milk of the Harvey Milk Foundation and Sophia Amorousa of GirlBoss!

Friday – dmGlow VIP Launch Party

If you weren’t in Vegas for the DMK World Of Confidence, chances are you arrived at some point on Friday so you could prep for The Skin Games and/or the International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference.

We want to thank dmGlow! We were beyond thrilled when they asked us to help them launch their new treatment with a fun party in Las Vegas! We wanted to have a little champagne reception to introduce our VIP list of Skin Games Contestants to dmGlow – a  revolutionary 4 part treatment that is ideal for everyone!   

Look for a full recap of the party with all of the amazing photos coming soon.  


We are so grateful to the International Esthetics Cosmetics & Spa Conference for the invitation to speak on creating a Digital Marketing Calendar on Saturday morning!  It was a great class!  The IECSC has also had us do a Social Media takeover of their Facebook Page and Instagram!  That was a blast – be sure to head over to their Facebook page and watch all of our live interivews on the show floor!  

We shot over 300 photos – CLICK HERE to view them all!  Please share on social media and tag us! xo xo 

Saturday NIGHT – The Skin Games

We want to send a huge THANK YOU Jennifer & Frank Rosenblum for thier invitation to sponsor The Skin Games, open the show and then have Barry Emcee the evening!  We had an absolute blast!  We loved watching all of the estheticans win their awards as we honored the best of the best in Make Up, Lashes, Hair Removal and Skincare!  Congratulations to all the winners!

Sunday NIGHT – Repêchage Vita Cura Gold Launh Party

Thank you so much to Lydia and David Sarfati for their gracious invitation to the Vita Cura Gold Vegas Launch Cocktail party on Sunday!  We had a fabulous time chatting with the Lydia, David and the rest of the dynamic Repêchage team!  If you’ve not tried the new Vita Cura Collection from Repêchage, you need to get to know it!  

EveryDAY – The Lipgloss + Aftershave #Community

Thank you a million times over to everyone in the L+A Community!  Weather you’re on our email list, follow us on IG, like us on Facebook, or use the site as resource – you are why we get up everyday and grind so hard!  We want to make sure we kill it for you – day in and day out!  We apprecaite you!

Not Gonna Lie – We’re Tired!

Yes, it was a whirlwind!  We had a blast, laughed so hard at some points – Delanie from Repêchage, we’re looking at you!  We danced, well, Barry danced!  Those DMK folks know how to throw a party!  We ate and ate and ate!  Vegas has great food!  We drank about 100 gallons of coffee!  Jenni had a few cocktails and Barry had about 1,000 cough drops and 10 gallons of hot tea with lemon to save his voice!  OY VEY!

It was great!  Now we want everyone to go home, chill for a day (except Michael from Circadia – he never rests) he’s off to another event to be a rock star!


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