Thursday, January 17, 2013

Weekend Getaway: San Francisco!

I was invited up to San Francisco last weekend with Benefit Cosmetics, and had a blast!  It was my first time ever visiting the city, and I got to share the weekend with a bunch of other vloggers, which made it that much more fun!

We weren't entirely sure what was in-store for us for the weekend, and were pleasantly surprised when Benefit allowed us to be the first people in the world to exclusively preview and play with their new color collection launching in a couple of months!

They've redone packaging, formulations, and added a whole bunch of new shades, including some new Creaseless Cream Shadows (which are some of my faves).  I'll try to do some reviews and such once it gets closer to the launch date! :)

Had to include a quick snapshot of the Benefit Headquarters... how adorable is this?  The whole place is decorated impeccably, we never wanted to leave!

I was thrilled to know that a good chunk of the weekend would be spent sight-seeing, as I'm a newbie to San Fran.  We got to go see the "Painted Ladies", which are the houses featured in Full House!  The Full House House is the yellow one in the very middle!

Here I am with Elessa (pursebuzz), Jen (frmheadtotoe), Meghan (meghanrosette), and Rachel (Rachhloves)!  Such fun girls!

Here's one of my favorites of the whole group, we all had so much fun together!

Here I am in front of a Benefit boutique... 'bout to get some brows waxed!

And here some of us are trying to pose in the window... and instead knocking everything over while the Benefit girls laughed!

Okay, that's better!

And of course, you can't visit San Francisco for the first time and skip the Golden Gate Bridge!!  Here's a few group shots!

Love this one with Lindsey (beautybaby44) and Kristee (strawberryelectric48)!

We also got to hit the town in a hot pink stretch hummer... it was SO much fun!

And last, but certainly not least, I FOUND THE SAN FRANCISCO MUG FOR MY COLLECTION!!  I was so happy!  I now have four cities and am so proud.

I took a bunch of video footage while I was there, so if you want to see more, check out this video!  Big thank you to Benefit for such a fun weekend! :)
xx, Allison


  1. You had so much fun !

    I can't wait to know more about these products.

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  3. AMAZING!! Looks like you had a great time xx

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  5. This looks like so much fun and probably quite a learning experience too.i mean,just think of all the Benefit people had to share with the beauty gurus...mmmmm
    Wish I could have been there too!