Moments of Awe: #WeAllGrow Summit 2016 Suites Snack + Connect

Nuetrogena at #weallgrow
Nuetrogena at #weallgrow

From informative sessions to meticulous tablescapes, #WeAllGrow Summit has a reputation for leaving no stone unturned when it comes to details. The team along with our sponsors worked diligently to make sure our attendees felt and looked their absolute best during their three-day stay.

#WeAllGrow Summit took over Hotel Maya, literally. From the Pavillion to the Esplanade, guests could get their hair, makeup and nails done as well as enjoy the artwork on display at the Latina Maker’s Market in between sessions. The backdrop of the pier and the beautiful walkways of the hotel created a relaxing and picturesque experience for everyone to enjoy.

Latina Makers Market #WeAllGrow
Latina Makers Market #WeAllGrow

When Neutrogena announced #VerasQueEsPosible, they were not kidding. Their suite, which was completely restructured and redesigned for guests, was more like a vacation spa retreat with mimosas, treats and breathtaking views. Celebrity makeup artists Elizabeth Ulloa and Erick Cuesta were on-hand to make sure appointments went smoothly and that everyone’s look was on point. And if that wasn’t enough, attendees also received personal style tips from celebrity stylist Claudia Zuleta of Claudia Fashions, who styled Gaby Espino’s black and white keynote look.

Neutrogena at #weallgrow
Neutrogena at #weallgrow

Neutrogena knows very well that no makeup look is complete without photos! Hello? Bloggers, anyone? Without a photo there’s no proof it happened. There was a studio set-up for anyone who wished to get a new headshot, and we must say, everyone looked flawless.

Neutrogena at #weallgrow
Neutrogena at #weallgrow

Going beyond products and makeup, the suite encapsulated what #WeAllGrow Summit is about with discussions about skincare with Dermatologist Dr. Bertha Baum and moments of reflection at the #MyIntent station, where bloggers shared their word of inspiration.

#MyIntent at #WeAllGrow
#MyIntent at #WeAllGrow

And speaking of beauty, can we get an amen on those smoothies everyone was raving about? They were all types of delicious. Aveeno out-did themselves when it came to awakening our tastebuds while making sure we beautify from the inside out. Our personal favorite was the Tummy smoothie with fresh papaya, vanilla yogurt, coconut milk, shredded coconut, raisins, and cinnamon.

Brand Ambassador and lifestyle expert Kika Rocha also stopped by the suite to share her popular #TipsdeKika and new book, which is beautifully illustrated with words of empowerment.

aveeno at #weallgrow
aveeno at #weallgrow

The pampering did not end there. Do you think we can have more than 350 Latinas in one place and not have a suite dedicated hair? And did we mention celebrity hair stylist Mario Anton was there, too? The conference looked like one big hair commercial, we kid you not.

Dove at #weallgrow
Dove at #weallgrow

Dermatologist Dr. Alicia Barba was also there to discuss skincare, particularly in the area no one really talks about: the underarms! We were very thankful to have had Dove Dry Spray handy as we ran from session to session (with our fabulous hair)!

Dove
Dove

The suite also included a manicure station and an intimate lounge area made luxurious by plenty of lilies, a stunning white faux fur rug, fragrant soaps and chocolates. Guests left the suite with plenty of selfie opportunities with a backdrop of downtown Long Beach and unbelievably good lighting.

narciso rodriguez at #weallgrow
narciso rodriguez at #weallgrow

With everyone looking so beautiful, it was only fitting that we have a Narciso Rodriguez Parfums suite to complete their look with a sophisticated scent. When a brand's description uses words such as subtle, grace, classic yet modern ... We know it's a perfect fit for #WeAllGrow attendees!

mazda at #weallgrow
mazda at #weallgrow

Style was at the forefront of #WeAllGrow Summit, as Mazda showcased their Mazda CX5 and Mazda MX5 models on the hotel grounds, making it easy for attendees to test out the cars' features as well as learn about ways they could become advocates for the brand!

opi2
opi2

There's nothing quite like a great manicure. OPI was there to ensure that attendees were polished with their latest New Orleans Collection of Mardi Gras inspired colors. Needless to say, the manicure station was packed, as attendees lined up to choose their favorite colors. Who doesn’t like a glimpse of a pretty nail color while typing on the computer?

colgate optic white at #weallgrow
colgate optic white at #weallgrow

#WeAllGrow attendees also know a thing or two about great accessories, which is why Colgate Optic White and celebrity stylist Irma Martinez, who looked stunning in red, dedicated an entire to suite to a great smile and statement necklace! Guests learned how to keep their already beautiful teeth (must be in the genes!) even whiter, and how rocking the right bling will enhance their smile.

scholarshare at #weallgrow
scholarshare at #weallgrow

For the attendees who dream of being able to send their little one off to a great college one day, ScholarShare was on hand to share that it was doable no matter how small the savings. Guests were given a $50 gift card to open a ScholarShare 529 College Savings Account, which pretty much speaks to the conference’s mantra "When One Grows, We All Grow." That includes a better a life for our families and a good education for our children.

turbotax at #weallgrow
turbotax at #weallgrow

The TurboTax Happy Hour reminded us all that laughter and family is what life is all about. From the massage chair in their suite to s'mores with friends, a good refund should be spent on creating great memories for you and your loved ones.

#weallgrow summit
#weallgrow summit

Planning the conference with our sponsors was such a fun journey, as we envisioned all that could be done to create a memorable experience for our attendees. The attention to detail and energy was everything, and we can’t wait to do it again!