On March 15-16, 2009, the producers of The Makeup Show NYC will debut the premiere of The Makeup Show LA at the California Market Center, 110 East Ninth Street, Los Angeles.

The two-day show is jampacked with events for all pros in the beauty and makeup industry and will run from 9:30am-5:30pm daily. Not only will you see keynote presentations, individual hands-on workshops and seminars by top celebrity makeup artists like Ve Neill, Billy B, Scott Barnes, Dean and Davis Factor etc., there will be a gazillion exhibitors like Make Up For Ever, Smashbox Cosmetics, Stila, Cinema Secrets and more! It will be a great opportunity to network, get inspiration and learn about all things beauty.

I am totally stoked about this and I have already booked my plane tickets to go. Hope to see you guys there too!

For more info, visit www.themakeupshow.com.

Celebrity hairstylist and founder of Kronos Hair products, Dusty Simington, has a rather interesting beauty philosophy that reminds me of a saying by Helena Rubinstein – “There are no ugly women, only lazy ones.” Dusty believes that “With all that information and technology out there, no one can look bad. People who do are simply stupid.” While some people might find that harsh, I think there is some truth to it.

I met Dusty at the Total Beauty Blog Summit 2008 where he gave us a brief introduction on his upcoming line of hair products and a few pointers for fall hair trends. I also pulled him aside for a quick interview just for you guys!

Last weekend, I attended Total Beauty’s very first Blog Summit in Los Angeles. I had a total blast and it was so great to finally meet the awesome Total Beauty team and all my fellow beauty bloggers. The 3 day event was jam-packed with tips from makeup, hair and skincare pros, advice from blogging and pr experts, makeovers and lots more. Read on for more pics and a brief recap!