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CPNA 2014: Heading to Las Vegas!!

Hi guys! It’s Saturday morning and I'm actually ON my airplane to Las Vegas. I’m headed to Cosmoprof North America (CPNA), the premier business-to-business beauty event in all of North America. It’s THE place for established and emerging brands and suppliers to showcase their products and services to industry buyers, manufacturers, and licensed professionals. While I’m a licensed nail tech, I’ll be attending/covering the show as a member of the press. This show is so much fun. I've been counting down the days for weeks!

CPNA is exciting two ways:

BREAKING PRODUCT NEWS: During conference hours, attendees are often the first to see spanking new products. Many brands launch items for the first time at the show. While I can’t share everything I see (some of it is embargo’d until a future date); I can share a lot of it including Fall and Winter polish collections, new consumer and pro tools and cutting edge beauty products!

POLISH FRIENDS & PARTIES! Think of CPNA as a Dream Meet-up on steroids. There will be LOTS of fan-girling going on as I get to put faces to names of fellow bloggers, PR reps, and nail celebrities

Events on my agenda include: Sparkle & Wine, an indie polish showcase hosted by KBShimmer and Girly Bits Cosmetics featuring 19 different indies; Shine & Social, an indie and press lounge hosted by Wonderbeauty Products/SuperChic Lacquer, Margaritas & Manicures, an invite-only party sponsored by Nail It! and NAILPRO Magazines and hosted by THE Katie Cazorla, and 2nd row seats at the Michael Jackson Cirque Show courtesy of Jesse’s Girl Cosmetics. I’m super excited to meet my fellow Lacquer Legionite, Sarah of Chalkboard Nails (and many others!) for the first time in person and reconnect with lots of people I met at the event last year.

Below is a snapshot of last year. Clockwise from top right: Jeff Pink, founder of Orly; Zoya of Zoya (of course); Tia Valencio, founder of Nail Art Society; Katie Cazorla; Alanna Wall of The Polished Girlz; and Jesse of Jesse's Girl Cosmetics.

Cosmoprof North America

I’m rooming with two of my favorite people on the planet, Krystal of Polish Galore and Judy of Beauty Judy. These two gals have covered this event for many years and are uber connected. Outside of their blogs, Krystal works in PR and knows everyone in the polish world (seriously). Judy is a published beauty writer and all around smarty pants.

I’ll be Instagramming, Facebooking and Tweeting stuff in real time...so if you’re interested in updates, make sure you follow me on social media.

Okay, I better rest while I can. Things are about to get busy in the best way possible! :D