Every time I host an event, I have these moments of panic. Will people come out? They said they would on Twitter, but will they REALLY be there? Or will this just be me, standing by myself in a store with all these gift bags? I totally felt that panic last Saturday as my Beautifully Connected event at Walgreens was about to begin. And I was so grateful when people started to show up, show love, and have fun with me! Let me show you how awesome it all turned out – my favorite Chicago photographer, Chuck Olu-Alabi, captured the event to perfection! Come with me, inside the fun –

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#BFConnectedCHI was part of a nationwide series of events, all about bringing ladies out to @Walgreens stores in major cities, to experience some of Unilever’s latest beauty products. I was there to share my favorite, carefully handpicked items from Dove, Caress, Vaseline and Motions with Chicago’s beauty lovers!

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There were cookies, too. Everyone loves cookies!

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People came by to get gift bags of items, and to sign up for Twitter so they could use our hashtag #BFConnectedCHI in order to try to win full sized hampers of my favorite products.

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I made so many new friends, and made some people REALLY happy when they won the gift baskets!

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Some of my best friends in Chicago came by to show love during my event! I SO appreciate you guys!


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That’s DeeDee AKA The Sassy Peach, my favorite fashion blogger and stylist in Chicago! Love her!


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Here’s power couple Anslem from Naked With Socks On and Starr AKA Gangstarr Girl! They’re so awesome!


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Bolaji of Social Life Chi is one of my favorite people to hang out with – she is super fun and so down to earth and sweet. Love her!


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Renisha Renewed is my boo! I was so happy for her when she won the first gift basket!


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And here we are with the lovely Camille Jade of @CocoaBoricua, such a sweetheart!


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I so love Tori of Glasses and Glitter – she’s so smart, cute and real!

It was a good turnout and a fun event. Thanks to everyone who shared part of their Saturday afternoon with me!

Everyone who came out seemed to have fun. And this lovely young lady won a $300 SpaFinder gift card!


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And now, so can you! Even if you didn’t make it to my Chicago event, you can still be Beautifully Connected via the official site – walgreens.com/beautyfullyconnected. And any resident of the USA can still win a $300 SpaFinder gift card, right here on Afrobella.com! Here’s how you enter, here’s how you win!

All you have to do is click here to visit the Beautifully Connected site, and choose one of the beauty questions asked on the site – whatever you’d like me to answer. Then please leave a comment on my blog post with the beauty tips you choose. Next week I’ll choose one lucky winner, and not only will you win a gift card but I’ll answer your beauty question!

This giveaway will be officially closed next Wednesday.

Good luck and happy Friday, bellas!

This post and the event were sponsored by the Unilever/Walgreens Beautifully Connected event, but the opinions and experiences are all mine!

EDITED 7/24/2013 – And the winner is, RavenArcher!  I will be in touch to get your prize sent your way ASAP, and answer your question next week!

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Clarisse G says:
July 19, 2013, 2:15 pm
How do you get beautiful, glowing skin?
RavenArcher says:
July 19, 2013, 3:38 pm
How do keep your hair from becoming brittle and dry?
Tori | Glasses and Glitter says:
July 19, 2013, 4:55 pm
Let us discuss how Jesus gon speak to Renisha.. but not to me and let me win! LMAO I had such a great time, thanks for hosting so a dope event!
pets says:
July 19, 2013, 5:00 pm
This is why I wish I lived where Afrobella is - looked fun and exciting - I don't Tweet but I do use some of those brands! Thanks.
Ashley C says:
July 19, 2013, 8:20 pm
How do I ensure I am caring for my skin? Thanks for the giveaway. I love to shop at Walgreen's.
Nick says:
July 19, 2013, 8:28 pm
How do I ensure that I am caring for my skin?
K.Head says:
July 20, 2013, 11:26 am
How do keep your hair from becoming brittle and dry?
sandy says:
July 20, 2013, 12:48 pm
Afrobella you looked so cute. I love your outfit...please give the deets... Gosh wish I had been there. Will this promotion travel around the country?
dgh says:
July 20, 2013, 1:22 pm
How do keep your hair from becoming brittle and dry? (My latest favorite discovery is coconut oil. Great for both skin and hair.)
Angela says:
July 21, 2013, 2:37 pm
How can I keep my skin moisturized during these hot summer months?
Mia says:
July 22, 2013, 5:38 pm
My question: How do I ensure that I am caring for my skin? The event looked awesome! I love my city, but we sometimes miss out on these types of events because we're not the most major of metro areas :-/
kolpin says:
July 23, 2013, 8:10 am
What’s your secret to helping keep hair straight, frizz-free and smooth? Even if my hair starts out looking good in the morning, a few hours later, it's a puffy mess! day or night, summer or winter! help!!
Charisse H says:
July 24, 2013, 12:03 am
How do keep your hair from becoming brittle and dry?
warrior11209 says:
July 24, 2013, 5:36 pm
How do you keep your hair from becoming dry and brittle? Walgreens event looks like it was a lot of fun. Any chance that you will be in NJ? lol


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