|Gatlinburg or bust :)|
Braden's view from our Bomb.com event
Queen Softie Kathy giving with the winner of her Soft Landings T-shirt
It was a rewarding evening for all! Still kind of strange to me there were so many in line to take photos with us. I feel just like one of you, trying to work hard, make a difference, with a little radio show.
Alexandra Monique Goodson
Happy Birthday to David From Valentino Beauty Pure
Bri from Famous Names
I gave away all three of my books.
We honored Jill Wright, the event founder with a special award for her contribution to the industry and dedication to putting on such a stellar event. She works tirelessly to put together an event we can all be proud of and all call our own. Every year it just gets better!
The day was pretty much a blur with over 5 hours of broadcasting. So many stopped by to say hello and share the love! A highlight for me was the presentation of the Aaamazing nail tech award given to Holly Schippers. Holly and I have been networking friends for several years now and I have such admiration for her. I honestly feel she is the epitome of a nail tech, educator, fem-tor and basically human being! She gives tirelessly to this industry, her fellow professionals and there is no question or person too big or small that she doesn't make time for. I actually had her at the booth for an interview right before the announcement and I was so excited for her my heart was just about jumping out of my chest. I though for sure she sensed something, but she was genuinely shocked. She told me that she thought we were going to give it to Jill. That's one of the things I love about Holly the most, she is so humble and unassuming. We really did surprise her.
The look on her face...priceless!
And if that weren't enough excitement...we still had the regularly scheduled Nail Talk Radio show that evening! So after a quick bite to eat we geared back up for the show and did a Nail Tech Event wrap up broadcast. Whew. So much fun.
There were many classes going on Monday too! But for me...a little sightseeing was on my book :)
Athena & Medi-nails
Jess & Akzentz
Jayne & Light Elegance
Holly, Kim and CND
Ann and Yire
And as far as the sightseeing?
This one sums it up!