Hard Candy does the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards with Emily Kate Warren

So I’ve met many people over the years in this crazy industry…but one of the firsts was Emily Kate Warren.  She was a beauty editor at my beloved CosmoGirl! magazine and probably one of the nicest people EVER.  Now?  She’s a famous makeup artist and most recently ventured out to LA on behalf of Hard Candy to do a fun event for the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.

To get the weekend started, Emily and the Hard Candy team set up shop at LA’s London Hotel.  Suite attendees includes Molly Ringwald, Ali Landry, Katherine McPhee, Glee Cast members and even a few True Blood actors.  The theme was based around looks inspired by this year’s “Best New Movie” nominees!  A fun event, indeed.  Follow @HeresHardCandy on Twitter for more updates on the classic brand.

CoverGirl’s LA beauty blogger event!

So last Sunday I had the luxury of getting full-on pampered with friends before the big Lakers vs. Celtics game.  It’s pretty rare to attend a beauty blogger-only event in LA so I was elated when CoverGirl told me they were hosting a soiree before the MTV Video Music Awards at Byron & Tracey in Beverly Hills.  All my LA favorites were in attendance that morning- Sydne from Think thru Fashion, Nadine from Nadine Jolie, Amber from Beauty Junkies Unite, Kristen and Sarah from Total Beauty, etc. and Sydne and I were amped to get glammed up before going to my college friend Scott’s birthday/Lakers party later that day.  While the girls and I sipped mimosas, Rashida Jones from “Parks and Rec” (and Jim’s ex girlfriend on “The Office”) got her makeup done for the MTV awards show.  What did we think about Rashida?  Wow.  Not only was she gorgeous, but she’s also funny and super smart.  It was awesome watching the fabulous Molly R. Stern (CoverGirl’s makeup artist) do Rashida’s makeup and listen to their funny banter.

Check out some pics from the event!

Rashida Jones’ finished look

me getting my makeup done

me and Sydne Summer