The Sip, Shop & Cigar (SSG) event was a breath of fresh air, literally! From clothing, beauty and food vendors in an open-air setting to cigars and live music on the patio, SSG was set the bar for Atlanta pop-ups everywhere. Atlanta Fashion Bloggers were treated VIP from valet parking to food and beverages. Our host, Tamica Lightfoot, and founder of The Caramel Girl Collection welcomed us into the event with a bag full of goodies. Her brand Caramel Girl offers a vast array of Body Butters, Body Soap Bars, Scrubs, Bath Bombs and Hair Formula, all infused with Shea Butter and natural oils. I am so excited to indulge in the Cherry Almond Bath Soap permeated through its packaging. This body bar is made with olive oil, coconut oil, mango butter, apricot oil, hemp oil and organic Shea butter… all the ingredients that leave your skin soft, smooth and moisturized. To complement this lovely moisturizing body bar is the Cherry Almond scented bath bomb. A combination that will revitalize and regenerate your body and soul. The Jasmine Whipped Shea moisturizer made with cold pressed apricot oil, vitamin E oil, tea tree oil, coconut oil, unrefined yellow Shea butter, and Jojoba oil. This product applies smooth and is not overly oily. The scent is amazing! For a complete list of products and to order visit, https://sqareup.com/market/the-caramel-girl-collection.
As I continue through the wealth of vendors I am drawn in by warm welcomes and sample offerings. As a blogging team, we ask lots of questions and get to know the person behind the products. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a vision come to light.
Vendor ATL Beard Company offers a wealth of premium men’s grooming products to include beard butter, black soap as well as beard and hair conditioner. Enticed and curious about the products, I visited their website and was very impressed with the wealth of products offered to a well-groomed man, from beard wash to hand moisturizers. These products are a must-have for any man that takes pride in his appearance. The website page “Beard Maintenance” offers a wealth of information with tips and tricks on how to keep your beard looking amazing. Fellas, if you are rocking a beard, do yourself a favor and visit www.atlbeardco.com.
Dope Beads & Candles creator and owner, Lisa Herndon definitely represents her “Be Bold, Be Dope, Be You! a slogan, with an array of wonderful 100% Soy candle fragrances, wax melts, and gorgeous hand-beaded, regal earrings and bracelets. All of her beaded items are tagged with silver accents that bejewel and compliment Tiger eye, Tibetan and swirled glass beads. Thank you, Lisa, for my very own Tiger eye beaded bracelet, I will rock this piece with pride. To get your beads or candles, visit www.dopebeadscandles.com.
I have one word to say, Nutrilite! Nutrilite Representative Kiana Long Brown was the perfect addition to the SSC event with health and wellness products for your life. Nutrilite is a health product by Amway. Who knew Amway has such great products that not only help us devise a weight loss program but also help us strengthen so many areas of our lives like energy, focus, stamina, bone density, and heart. Within the next few days, I will be trying out the Bodykey mixed berry crisp meal bar, energy burn strawberry drink and supplement packs provided in my goodie bag. Not to mention the fabulous Artistry Lip Gloss that has a top that lights up when opened, making it easy to apply even in dark environments. This was my most exciting find of the day. I love lipgloss that is functional. Get your super cute “Light Up Lipgloss” at www.amway.com/LB2.
Love Artistry Signature Color Light Up Lip Gloss. Great product and I love the light!
Last but not least, along with a glass of Merlot, I enjoyed Jerk Chicken made by Chef Shay Davis of Divine Kuizine! A spicy treat and a perfect addition to the beautiful, sunny 72-degree weather with a slight breeze. A combination fit for a Caribbean get-away. The aroma of Chef Shay’s menu included Jerk Chicken, PoBoys, and Crawfish/Shrimp etouffee served over rice, all of which were very enticing and a hard choice to make! Chef Shay is well-known for her signature seasons and sauces. Her Remoulade sauce and Sugar Spice are just a few of her featured products. Visit www.shaysfoodjourney.com for products and a wealth of absolutely delicious recipes that are fit for any occasion.
About the fashion that was in the house! I stopped by vendor, House Of Ego who offers contemporary and edgy pieces that will evoke creativity and individualism. I saw this utility jacket with “GOOD VIBES ONLY” graphic on the back and had to have it! This jacket represents my state of being henceforth, now and forevermore!
We also enjoyed brownies from Sweet Craving Shoppe. The brownie is so good it melts in your mouth!