BET Awards – Pre Party Hosted by Lauren London (Exclusive)

BET Awards – Pre Party Hosted by Lauren London (Exclusive)

(Los Angeles, CA) June 26, 2008 – Illusions Cosmetics presented their annual Pre-BET Awards beauty/spa event, “Sparkle, Shimmer & Shine,” on Sunday afternoon, June 22, at a private estate in the exclusive Hancock Park section of Los Angeles. Hosted by actress Lauren London (“This Christmas,” “ATL”), the invitation-only affair was co-sponsored by Soft Sheen-Carson, Vaseline and Baileys.

Celebrities and VIPs on hand included actress Tasha Smith (“Why Did I Get Married?”) and her twin sister, film producer Sidra Smith, actor Jimmy Jean-Louis (NBC’s “Heroes”), TV personalities and budding fashion designers Vanessa Simmons and Angela Simmons (MTV’s “Run’s House”), actor Darrin Henson (“Stomp the Yard”), former model Nicole Murphy, singer/model Steph Jones, twin actresses Malika and Khadijah Haqq (“ATL”), casting director/producer Robi Reed, fashion designer Traver Rains of Heatherette, music retailer George Daniels, actor Thom Barry (CBS’s “Cold Case”), actress Jazsmin Lewis (“Barbershop”), actor Gary Anthony Sturgis (“Daddy’s Little Girls”), actress Katerina Graham, and 102.3 FM morning radio personality Nautica de la Cruz, among many others.

Two hundred tastemakers attended and indulged in makeup application at the Illusions Cosmetics beauty bar, hair consultation by Soft Sheen-Carson’s celebrity hairstylist Johnny Wright featuring their new Weave Care product, massages by Vince Allen and Robert Lewis, manicures by Melissa Bozant, and eyelash extensions by Jimmy Q. Dinh and Ja’Maal Buster. Guests were treated to delicious appetizers catered by Mmm Mmm Catering, two cocktail bars sponsored by Baileys featuring their signature “Chocolatini,” and popular music spun on the turntables by DJ Shy.

This year’s event was designed by world-renowned event planning company, W.P. Miller Special Events. Gift bag partners included Illusions Cosmetics, Soft Sheen-Carson, Vaseline, Baileys, Alcone, Rosebud Salve, Scentsational Soaps, Foot Petals, Habibi Body, Ceci Cela Essentials, Trim Water, and Hidden Beach Recordings.

For more information about the co-sponsors of “Sparkle, Shimmer & Shine,” please visit the following websites: www.illusionsbeauty.com, www.softsheen-carson.com, www.vaseline.com, and www.baileys.com.

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