The Makeup Show is coming to Dallas! This is exciting news for The Boxy Ladies as the Makeup Show PR team actually reached out and gave us press passes to attend this awesome event! After I picked myself off of the floor after being referred to as press, I started looking at what events I’ll be able to attend! Obviously, Jill won’t be able to come since she’s in Maryland, but my pal Rachel who writes a beauty column for is going to come with me and we are going to report back on our weekend of ALL MAKEUP ALL THE TIME.

the makeup show-- friday favorites

This is considered to be the must-attend event for all makeup professionals in the southern plains! Rachel wrote this piece in the Examiner about the upcoming show and I can’t figure out at way to say it better!

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, The Makeup Show rolls into Dallas in June. A must-attend event for Dallas-FortWorth based makeup artists and beauty industry professionals, The Makeup Show features dynamic keynote speakers, exhibits from dozens of beauty brands, and product and technique demonstrations from the industry’s most talented artists. The Makeup Show will set up shop in Chicago, San Francisco and Orlando later this year.Sponsors and exhibitors for the event include such beauty industry heavyweights as Stila,Smashbox, NARS and Kevyn Aucion. Workshops and technique tutorials are designed to teach attendees how to master the latest techniques with the must-have tools that will reshape their beauty routines.

The Makeup Show also features a Career Fair on Saturday June 13th from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Attendees gave the opportunity to engage in face to afce interviews with possible employers, and receive career and resume tips from industry experts. Companies participating in the career fair include MAC, BeGlammed and Sephora, to name a few. Attendance is limited to 100, and cost for entry to the career fair is $10.

Tickets are on sale now for The Makeup Show June 13th and 14th at the Hyatt Regency Dallas. For the latest news and information on the show, visit their website, or follow them on Facebook or Twitter.

Rachel and I will be attending the event and reporting back about all the awesome products and techniques we learn! It’s going to be a fun weekend– I can’t wait! I even had Boxy Ladies business cards made!

Some other things of note:

  • A Kitchen Box: Remember when I wrote about A Kitchen Box last week? Well, since then, the gals from AKB reached out to us and let us know they would give our Boxy Ladies readers a discount of $10 off their first AKB by entering code: boxyladiesloveakb. 
  • Business Card Holder: So after I ordered some business cards for the blog, I realized I needed to get a business card holder because… well, I don’t need much of an excuse to buy accessories. But you know what I found? There really weren’t a ton of cute business card holders out there. So many are fine but look sort of manly or they are over the top pink which isn’t really *me.* So I decided to go on a quest for the best business card holder and I managed to find a really cute one. Since cool business cards for women are kind of harder to find, I thought I would share with you the one I got because I think it’s perfect!  This is the Modern Simple Black Box Gold Glitter Card Holder from for $25.95.  How cute is that??? They also have some other cute designs but this was my favorite. I’m going through a gold phase right now and this fits the bill.

business card holder



A self-proclaimed beauty junkie/hoarder with a serious Sephora problem. After years with Birchbox, she now has a subscription box problem as well. Her free time is a mixed combination of cats, TV, and finally trying to figure out how to do her hair.

1 Comment on Friday Favorites: The Makeup Show is Coming!

  1. Amanda Truedson
    June 9, 2015 at 11:56 am (3 years ago)

    Love the business card holder! Looks sophisticated Could you post a pic of the actual business card? I’m interested in seeing it. Can’t wait to read all about the show!