Friday, August 30, 2013

Aveda Experience Center

Aveda Experience Center

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.

Aveda Experience Center
Aveda Experience Center
With Boise blogger Tanya of StyleSpyGirl.
Aveda Experience Center
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.
Aveda Experience Center
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!
Aveda Experience Center
My two great hairstylists from Graeber and Company.
Aveda Experience Center
Aveda Experience Center
Getting my makeup done by Aveda expert Katie.
Aveda Experience Center
The natural color palette I picked out—Uruku Bronzer, Face Accents blush and Nourish-Mint Lip Glaze.
Aveda Experience Center
After my hair styling, makeover & hand massage. I felt beautiful!
Aveda Experience Center

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.


Rachel Silski said...

You look amazing!!!! Love the makeup!

Kateri Von Steal said...

Make up is BEAUTIFUL.

Their products are amazing. I have some of their massage therapy supplies.... Such great quality!

Stephanie Lasater said...

I love Aveda hair products! That's all I've used for my entire adult life (and now I use it on my kids - all natural and safe). I wasn't impressed with their makeup, but it has been years since I tried it. Perhaps it is better now. I'll have to give it a try!

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Oh how fun! I loved Aveda, they have such great products.

Lauren @ Love is the Point said...

Aunie! Just wanted to stop by & say thanks so much for coming over to my little corner of the web today and letting me know you were there! You really brightened the place up a bit! Also, read your post (as always) and you're looking gorgeous as ever. Oh, and I can't believe you cheered in college! But then again, I so can! Have a fabulous weekend!

Annelise Rowe said...

I would like to go back and try the eyeshadows... those are my favorite way to mix things up. But the lipgloss was great and I did like how subtle the makeup was. The bronzer is my new favorite :) See you Sunday, Stephanie!

Annelise Rowe said...

How did I not know about them before? I've been sheltered from their amazingness!

Annelise Rowe said...

Thanks Lauren!! I love reading other people's lists of what blogs they enjoy. It gives you an idea of who people are ;) Same with book lists :)
And thank you so so so much. I have always been bubbly... that's just me :) you'd see if we talked in person. Have a great weekend, to you too!

Laura Elizabeth said...

Looking gorgeous as ALWAYS! Loving those colors too! I'm such a sucker for neutrals that don't pop right out.

Carly Anderson said...

Looks like a perfect morning, how fun!


Kelly Ann said...

This looks and sounds like a great event!

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Annelise Rowe said...

Me too! What is it about them? That they go with everything? That they're universally flattering? That they're great during different seasons? I'll always be a neutral fan.

Annelise Rowe said...

Thanks Carly. Can't beat pampering instead of work, right? :)

Annelise Rowe said...

Thanks Kelly! It was superb!!

Sarah Binger said...

Your hair looks amazingly beautiful!

It looks like you had a lot of fun there.

Greetings Sarah from


Annelise Rowe said...

Thanks so much, Sarah! The Graeber Aveda folks totally hooked my hair up!! It was so much fun. Thanks for all you do for Aveda, they're an amazing company.