We introduced our first Beauty Bash back in 2011. At the time, I was just 10 weeks pregnant with Rex and was crossing my fingers that this night I worked so hard on producing with Bump Club and Beyond would exceed everyone’s expectations. It did! Mom’s and mom’s-to-be keep coming back for more. The Beauty Bash has become a signature event that’s so popular, we now do it twice a year.

We hosted the most recent Bash at Vertigo Sky Lounge at the Dana Hotel and Spa in Chicago, and there’s nothing more satisfying than pampering, gifting and feeding fellow mamas as they are treated to a night of beauty and mingling with friends. Here are some of the highlights! P.S. Save the date: Our next Beauty Bash will be held March 23rd at the new Ivy Room in Chicago! Tickets can be purchased here. I think this one will be extra special as I’ll be 6 months pregnant with our third baby.

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Beauty Bash has earned itself quite the reputation as THE event with the BEST Gift Bags. Our gift bags have always been loaded with amazing products worth hundreds of dollars, but we topped ourselves this time sending guests home with over $700 in amazing products! Essie nail polish, EcoTools makeup brush set, Olay moisturizer, it cosmetics makeup palette, Coola sunscreen spray, Mederma, Clarins Body Treatment Oil, Nutrafol, MD Complete, Boscia, Mrs. Meyers dish soap, derma e hydrating scrub, basq vanishing serum, Rouge Bunny lip gloss, Clinique chubby stick, Fresh Wave odor removers and loads more goodies filled the bags.

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The spa at the Dana Hotel treated guests to indulgent treatments including massages, manicures and brow waxes.

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Expecting moms got to experience the magic hands of pre-natal massage therapist Becca Grimwade Brown. She’s the best!

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Guests enjoyed makeup touchups, courtesy of the Lisa App.

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A talented team from Griffith Parc Salon did blowouts, braids and all kinds of hairstyles, including my updo. Whenever I need my hair done before a TV segment or appearance, I go there. Blowouts are only $25!

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Clarins educators were on hand to answer questions, dole out luxurious skincare samples and offer the women the chance to book a spa facial at such as deep discount, they practically gave it away.

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Lindsay Pinchuk, founder of The Bump Club, and I love welcoming everyone to our Beauty Bash.

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That’s me sharing my beauty must-haves and tips for moms and moms-to-be.

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My favorite part of our presentation is when we get to choose the raffle prize winners. I’m proud to say that all it takes to enter the raffle is to show up with an item we can donate to the amazing charity Share Our Spare. Here’s one guest who is all smiles after winning almost $1000 worth of Clarins skincare. You should have heard the cheers when the winner of the overnight stay and couples massage at the Dana was announced.

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Putting on the Beauty Bash takes a lot of prep before and a lot of energy during the night of. Once the party started to wind down, I rewarded myself by sneaking in a little massage (that’s me in the middle).

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