Ladies, thank you so much to everyone who came out to our Girl’s Night Out event at Tapped! We had a blast getting to know everyone and we hope you enjoyed networking, shopping, sipping, and the Have Y’all Eat Yet food truck. We are so excited to grow our events in Greenville and have even bigger events in the future.
Of course, we want to give a huge shout out to all our lovely vendors and sponsors who made our event so special! We hope you enjoyed meeting them - reach out to them for more information on their products and businesses!
Abby Trusnovec joined us with her featured product, LipSense – the original long-lasting lip color – as well as a full line of anti-aging, plant-based and natural cosmetics, skincare, and hair care that really work! SeneGence believes in giving women the opportunity to build a business as large as they dream, to make as much money as they deserve by selling products that truly work through a global network opportunity, all from the comfort of their own homes and within their own communities. Want to learn more about starting your own business, earning money from home, having fun, making friends, and getting involved in something bigger than yourself?
Reach out to Abby to find out more!
Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/trusbeautyvips
Online Catalog: https://seneweb.senegence.com/media/5721/usa-bb-may2019-digital.pdf
We loved that Ravien Velez brought her beautiful jewelry from Paparazzi! Paparazzi is truly a unique company and they believe that trendy accessories can be available, and affordable, to women everywhere. The best part is that every piece is just $5.00! Cute and affordable… How can you beat that?
“We know that wearing a new look, and feeling confident in your appearance, builds amazing self-worth. Our passion is inspiring dreams, empowering talents, and reaching goals by sharing our products and the excitement of Paparazzi. We see it happen every day.”
If you are interested in checking out her beautiful jewelry then check out her page at www.1queenofaccessories.com.
We also were so excited to have Misty Taylor with Magnolia and Vine. If you aren’t familiar with this unique company then definitely check them out! Magnolia and Vine has designed their exclusive jewelry and accessories to be fully interchangeable. Customize the pieces according to personality and style, attaching favorite Snaps, Accents, and accessories. There are hundreds of options and endless possibilities, and changing things up is oh-so easy. Pearls one day, peridot the next.
Visit Misty’s website to learn more about this amazing line! www.mymagnoliaandvine.com/3993
Shout out to Tina Manning from Color Street for providing the awesome Swag Bags and one of our amazingly cute giveaways! Color Street is 100% real nail polish strips that requires no dry time, smudges, or streaks. Lasts up to 10 days. Not to mention that the colors and patterns are super cute!
Check out their products: https://www.mycolorstreet.com/22370/products/clearnailart
We had another amazing giveaway donated by Tapped! A lucky lady won a koozie, sticker, and gift card to use at Tapped!
Be on the lookout for more Housewives in the City events in Greenville!
Hi friends! My name is Abby and I am a SeneGence Independent Distributor!
You may have heard of LipSense - well SeneGence is the company that founded LipSense, but we are SO much more than lips! We have a full line of makeup products (think tinted moisturizer and foundation, concealer, blush, eyeshadow, mascara, eye liner, and everything in between!) plus an entire line of skincare and anti-aging products, haircare, and even perfume.
SeneGence has not only improved, but completely CHANGED, my life.
That’s because the products actually WORK. They do what they say they are going to do. They are long-lasting, smudge-proof, waterproof, budge-proof, and honestly life-proof. I can rest assured knowing that the fabulous face of makeup I put on at 6 AM is going to look just as good all day until I take it off at 9 PM. The products have improved my skin and hair so much in such a short amount of time. I feel more confident in my own, naked skin and bare face than I ever have in my entire life. I love being able to look gorgeous wearing a full face of makeup, but also feel beautiful not wearing a stitch of anything on my face. I have never found another brand that has made me feel this way.
Not to mention how this BUSINESS has changed my life! Before SeneGence, I worked full-time as a teacher in a job that I was not passionate about. I was working for a paycheck, wishing for the day I could quit, hoping one day I could be a stay-at-home mom without having to stress about our finances. Well, thanks to SeneGence, I am! I have resigned from teaching and I am able to work my business full time, from the comfort of my own home, on my own terms, deciding my own hours, making as much money as I want. SeneGence has been such a blessing in my life, for myself, for self-confidence, and for my family.
Through this business, I have decided to get outside of my comfort zone and do things I wouldn’t have normally done - like sign up for a vendor event! I found Housewives in the City and contacted Laurie right away. I had never done an event before, and I was incredibly nervous, but she made me feel so welcome from our first conversation! My first event with HITC was absolutely amazing! I had so much fun meeting and interacting with women I might have never met if it weren't for these events. I am so grateful I found HITC and I plan on being at every Eastern NC event I possibly can! They have set the standards high, so I might never be able to do an event with any other company again. ;)
Thank you Housewives in the City, Laurie, and Brittany, for hosting such incredible events! I am so glad I get to be a part of this community!
We wanted to thank everyone that came out to join us for our Pop-Up Surprise at Uptown Brewing Company yesterday! Not only were there so many other events going on in Uptown Greenville, but it was CRAZY hot AND was pouring rain for part of the evening. You ladies are troopers! Uptown Brewing Co. staff was amazing as always, pulling together the complimentary wine tasting for us and rolling out their new Strawberry Tart brew the same day! We had about 50+ ladies join us for shopping, mingling, and of course WINE. Obviously these Girls Night Out socials wouldn't be the same without our awesome vendors, you ladies make life so easy and fun! And a big shoutout to our Dessert Sponsor, Patty Cakes, Cupcake Boutique for her AMAZING cupcake flavors and to our Featured Charity Eastern NC Stop Human Trafficking NOW! for joining us, sharing what they do, how they help, and giving ideas on how each of us can help in the fight against human trafficking!
Our Spotlight Charity for May is Eastern North Carolina Stop Human Trafficking NOW! Eastern North Carolina Stop Human Trafficking Now desires to create a community that actively works towards abolishing Human Trafficking locally and globally. The empower our community to reduce human trafficking by: Educating citizens about the reality of Sex Trafficking & Labor Trafficking in ENC and around the world; Expanding local markets for Fairly Traded items produced without coerced or exploitative labor practices; Encouraging legislators, law enforcement, and the public to contribute to the fight to end Human Trafficking; Collaborating with and supporting other local, national, and international anti-trafficking and victim-assistance efforts.
Check below for their upcoming events in the Greenville area and a peak at products from Fair Trade (all proceeds from Fair Trade go towards to efforts to end Human Trafficking!)
Hello ladies! The month of May is quickly coming to an end, but we are closing it out with a BANG! Girls Night Out this month will once again be held at Uptown Brewing Company in Uptown Greenville, we seriously love this venue so much. Join us for a "Pop-Up Surprise" and complimentary wine tasting with Larkins from Johnson Brothers. The brewery is also rolling out their NEW Strawberry Tart for the first time for us along with their Lemonade Raddler for just $3!
They were such a HUGE hit at our last social that we absolutely had to have them join us once again this month! (Also I need to purchase the perfect hat for this summer!) Let's give another big welcome to J.B. Boutique & Accessories!
The last networking social at Uptown Brewing Company was such a blast and we are so excited to be working with this awesome venue again later this month! Mandy Brady is back to educate you on everything Rodan & Fields to get your skin (& lashes) looking more fab than ever! Check out her site!
Let's give a big welcome to Ashley Sutton and her featured business THRIVE! The THRIVE Experience is an 8-week premium lifestyle system, to help you experience peak physical and mental levels. 1-2-3 premium products taken every morning, that have changed millions of lives.. Learn all about this company next week!
I don't know about you, but I don't think there's anything much cuter than Stella & Dot merch! Shop with Kelli Byrd DelSorbo at Uptown next Thursday!
I hope you ladies are as excited as we are for Thursday! Let's give a big welcome to Melinda Harrell Sampson and her Featured Business, Trades of Hope! 💕
We have Ravien joining us with her Featured Business, Paparazzi! You know obsessed we are with these stylish $5 pieces. Check out her socials and website below!!
1 Queen of Accessories
Featured Charity - Eastern NC Stop Human Trafficking NOW!
Eastern North Carolina Stop Human Trafficking Now desires to create a community that actively works towards abolishing Human Trafficking locally and globally. Be sure to stop by and chat with their group to learn what you can do to help your community in this fight against human trafficking.
Dessert Sponsor - Patty Cakes, Cupcake Boutique
All hail the Wild About Girls Night Out animal print theme social at Uptown Brewing Company. We've all been there, planning to attend a themed party or social without having to break the bank OR not having an idea on what to wear! (No worries, I actually had the same problem and it's an event I'm helping host!) So, like any true millennial, I turned to my Pinterest boards for some inspo and found exactly what I was looking for! Below are some of my fav looks to throw together for Girls Night Out this week!
Whatever you decide to wear, rock it! I'm so excited to see everyone and all the prints Thursday, May 30!
Have you planned what you’re doing for Mother’s Day yet? As a restaurant lover of Eastern NC, my favorite Mother’s Day go-to is brunch. Surrounding everyone’s favorite lady with friends and family, what greater gift can you give?
This year, I’ve actually opted out of making reservations for Mother’s Day brunch and am planning to treat her to a family brunch at home with the help of Hello Fresh. Hello Fresh is offering a first ever Mother’s Day Box (brunch and/or dinner!) Brunch includes 3 entree recipes and a bonus drink, while dinner includes a special 3 course meal. At $18.99 for 4 servings, I’d say this is a steal. No worries, I’m already stocked on the champagne and OJ. Get yours here!
Last week, 5th Year, a college brand, tweeted that Sup Dogs had won the longly anticipated #BarStoolBestBar competition! Sup Dogs outvoted Penn State's Champs Downtown by 400 votes, totaling 20,953! (WOW!) Out of 64 other bars across the country, Sup Dogs won, officially putting Greenville on the map for people from all over. Owner, Bret Oliverio, even mentioned how business has increased by 40% since being announced the winners! So what happens now? In celebration of winning the title of America's Best Bar, Sup Dogs is hosting a party with the help of Barstool ECU at The State Theatre tonight! Not only is this super exciting for the bar, but for Greenville all together!
'“Us winning Best College Bar in America has a lot to do with ECU students and the passion and pride that they take in our business, and that’s something we’re super grateful for,” Oliverio said. “So it’s not only a celebration of Sup Dogs, it’s also a celebration of students, alumni and everyone in Pirate Nation.”' So as an ECU Alum myself, I feel the need to add - "We are the pirates of E.C.U Hey!"
Until next time! - Brittany
Some of you may know (I did not until this year) that April is National Stress Awareness Month, and has been since 1992! The purpose is still spread public awareness of both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic. Yes, epidemic. After a little research while stress had hit an all time peak for me, I found some pretty interesting findings from Stress Management Society. “According to the Mental Health Foundation, 74% of UK adults have felt so stressed at some point over the last year they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope.” Yes, I know we aren’t in the UK, but imagine how similar these studies are to US adults. Stress is probably one of the greatest public health challenges of our time and is not only a significant factor linked to mental health issues such as depression and anxiety (duh) but is also linked to physical health issues like heart disease and insomnia.
So I turned to one of my favorite blogs/podcasts (The Confused Millennial by Rachel Ritlop) for some help. Lo and behold, I found exactly what I was looking for with a blog titled “10 Quick & Easy Ways To Cut Stress From Your Life ASAP” yes please! But instead of listing all 10 (I will leave the link to the full blog here,) here are the 5 things I decided to turn to to get out of my own little depressed funk I found myself in that was most definitely brought on by stress.
1. Run Your Fingers Through Your Hair
“The scalp has so many nerve endings and I’m going to assume most of us forget about on a daily basis. While it can be comfortable to throw your hair up in a messy bun or pony tail and forgetting about your scalp all day, try mixing things up this month! Take a minute or two each hour to get in there and really massage. If you can, close your eyes, breath deeply, and notice how you feel afterwards. It’s a great way to bring fresh energy into the cranium and is often an area we neglect!”
2. Ask For Help
“Sometimes we can’t do all the things by ourselves – as much as we’d like to. The truth is, people need people. We need community and support in order to reach our fullest potentials and reduce stress...Asking for help is a healthy habit and a sign of strength.”
Oxytocin! You never realize how important human touch is until you need it, like actually need it. “Oxytocin is a feel-good chemical in the brain that’s been known to strengthen positive traits like trust and generosity and reduce things like anxiety and depression.”
4. Incorporate Nature as Much as Possible
I know for me, being outside even just for a little bit tends to reset my mind. Get out there and take a walk, get on a boat, go for a bike ride. “If you can’t get outside every day consider ditching the fluorescent lights in your office and opt for natural light and crack a window! Another way of bringing nature is to spring for some house plants to re-oxygenate your space.”
5. Dance It Out
Dancing is the go to in my house when me or my one of my friends are feeling down or are overwhelmed by something out of our control. Pump some loud music and just get moving, you have no choice but to feel happy once you get into it. Kick the sitting habit!
I hope these tips help you like they did me. And maybe I encouraged you to take a look at The Confused Millennial blog!
Until next time -Brittany
Ladies, we had such an amazing time at our event last week at Uptown Brewing Company! I think it's safe to say it was by far one of our favorite spots to have an event - our awesome vendors, DJ, Dessert Sponsor, charity, photographer and incredibly accommodating Uptown Brewing staff, we had ourselves an evening to remember! We had OVER 120 ladies come out to support our local business including not just our vendors and venue, but Anita's Food Truck and our Spotlight Charity, Pitt County Council on Aging. (Click here to find out ways to volunteer with Pitt Co. COA) The Swag Bags from Belk were a huge hit and we look forward to participating in in their Fit For the Cure event, April 13! We even had Gina with Robinson Jewelers sponsor a gorgeous sterling silver ECU pendant necklace for a raffle!
Huge thank you to all of you who came out and congrats to all of our giveaway winners! Enjoy these great shots from our photographer, Lia with Scape Photography!
Hi, I'm Laurie!
Hi 👋 My name is Laurie and I am a Social Media Marketing Manager based in New Bern, NC. I am married to the man of my dreams, a mom and in love with my adorable grandson, Noah. I love checking out new local restaurants, festivals and events while searching for great places to host monthly Girls Night Out. You can usually find me checking out all things live music, the best hospitality in town and working on my campaign to bring Bonefish Grill to New Bern-it's going to happen!!