Last week (before I cut my hair, obviously), I was given the most amazing opportunity—I got to experience the brand new Aveda Experience Center in the Boise Town Square Mall. Aveda is the leader in the world's best body & botanical beauty products, and I was thrilled to be invited to this event. I attended along with another Boise blogger, Tanya of StyleSpyGirl.
We were greeted at the door with the biggest and friendliest smiles from Boise Aveda employees, as well as a few Aveda representatives from across the United States. They treated us to a delicious breakfast and showed us a brief video of what Aveda's all about—connecting beauty & the earth and bringing them together for the well-being of us all. They use all-natural ingredients in their products, package all their products in post consumer recycled materials, and manufacture each of their products by using 100% wind power. Also, each individual store picks one local charity to support a year, and they strive to make the community a better place to live in. This is a company that really gives back—and for me, coming from a non-profit background—this is so important.
After the video, we received a whole pampering regimen. I had my hair styled with their Pure Abundance products, got a mini-makeover with their mineral makeup, and even was treated to a hand massage with their amazing (and soothing) Stress Fix Lotion. It was the most peaceful and relaxing few hours I had all week!
There are a few photos of our experience below, with captions under some photos.
With Boise blogger Tanya of StyleSpyGirl.
The most amazing & stress-relieving lotion, Stress Fix. I've been applying this to my hands at night before bed and it's so calming.
Getting my hair styled by Derek of Boise's Graeber and Company. My newest obsession is their Volumizing Tonic. It gives so much life to my hair!
My two great hairstylists from Graeber and Company.
Getting my makeup done by Aveda expert Katie.
The natural color palette I picked out—Uruku Bronzer, Face Accents blush and Nourish-Mint Lip Glaze.
After my hair styling, makeover & hand massage. I felt beautiful!
A huge thanks to all the Aveda & Graeber & Co staff who make this experience memorable, fun, and who taught me all about your amazing brand. I can't believe I was so in the dark about it! You all totally spoiled me with some new & exciting products, and I can't wait to come back in for a cup of your Comforting Tea and to talk to Rich about my skincare regimen! Thank you again, it's so refreshing to fall in love with a brand that aspires to bring so much beauty to the world, while keeping it natural & giving back at the same time.