I do love a great deal. I am always looking out for sales, deals, steals, and discounts!
With that, I have to tell you, I have never been to a Family Dollar. Coming from California, I haven’t had the opportunity to shop them and now that I am here in Atlanta, there are quite a few shops and stores that I get to rock out with! So when Family Dollar extended me an invite to attend their Family Dollar Fabulous event, I was curious and I accepted!
Let me tell you… Did you know that you could shop Family Dollar for all kinds of beauty and fashion needs? Like, everything from body wash, makeup, leggings, clutches, plus size fashion basics from Just Be, and more!
Like Maybelline, Oil of Olay, Tone, Goody hair products, ORS edge control (my fave), LA Colors, Degree, Colgate, and other name brand beauty products, BUT at a steal!
This two day event was jam-packed! 40 bloggers. 18 brands. Two full days including a trip to a local Family Dollar, a trip to the World of Coke (I finally made it over there!), an expo hall, cocktail parties, panels, and a mini concert by Tank! I was whooped but I had such a great time chatting it up with brands, bloggers, and my besties- all thanks to the folks at Family Dollar!
My favorite moments?
Here at the @worldofcocacola as part of the @myfamilydollar #fdfabulous event! I am actually geeked about this tour! #atlbloggers #atlanta #atlblogger #ad #tcftravel
The World of Coke was too cool. I come from a Coke family. Like, after my mother retired from the Navy, she has been working for Coke on the west coast and my sister used to manage a dedicated carrier for Coke! We toured and learned all about the history of Coke, and it was way too cool. From throwback packaging and pins to how the coke is bottled, and all of the international flavors, it was an exciting and informative experience!
I must have fallen in love with the ladies from Goody. Chatting it up and we even did a Periscope with them! We talked about their changes and updates to the brand we all grew up with, new packaging, and what we can expect from the brand! We even talked about the proper way to rock a bobby pin! I have been using them upside down for sooooo long!
Then the uber fab Larry hooked my hair up over at the Tone Booth! Hey boo! They talked new formulations and scents and I do love a good body wash!
I tested out the new Degree and my mind was blown! The new Degree that is a dry spray?!?! Look honey, I was geeked, because this meant no more white lines on the clothes, a 48 hour formula (who knows, life happens), and a cute/sleek package! I have been showing all of my friends this new product as I am currently obsessed with this. Asides from already being a Degree girl, this new technology has made my life.
Then, I won a year of surprises from the fab folks at African Pride! Hehehe, after spinning the wheel, I scored (what I imagine to be) a cool stash of product that will keep my hair life together and I cannot wait to see what it is! Woot!
But wait! Wait.
Do you remember Body Fantasies? Like, from high school?! They were there sharing their new packaging and brought back all of the amazing scents that immediately brought me back and memories came rushing forward! I snagged a few scents and played a fun scent quiz with the team- testing my skills! I was almost good! (I could not id the cucumber melon and grass scents!)
I could go on, but overall, I have to say, that if I need a few things in my life, Family Dollar will be added to the list of shopping options!
I think I will have a date with the folks at LA Colors when I visit home, in SoCal, so I imagine part deux will be just as fun!
I could go on, but I had to share with you the full two days that had me immersed in the world of Family Dollar and a few of the beauty/lifestyle/and fashion brands they carry!
Have you shopped and do you shop them? When was the last time you been into one? Let’s discuss!
*Disclosure* This was a sponsored event with Family Dollar, but my thoughts and experiences were all mine