I’m one of the 7.9 million viewers who’s a huge fan of “Shark Tank.” I love hearing about entrepreneurs’ new businesses, and what sets them apart from their competitors. And I got to do just that at the GBK Pre-Grammy Awards Luxury Lounge!
This event, which took place at the McLaren and Maserati Beverly Hills, primarily honored Grammy nominees and presenters, though other celebrities were also in attendance. While at the event we spotted Diplo, Jake Miller, Ally Brooke from Fifth Harmony, Drew Chadwick & Wesley Stromberg (Emblem 3), King (Nominated for Best Urban Album), SOFI TUKKER (Nominated for Best Dance Recording), Ricky Whittle, Matty Cardarople, Laura Spencer, and Kandi Burruss, to name a few!
This event was unique as GBK decided to create a tribute to our music past, and showcase artists that are no longer with us, including original Artwork from Michael Jackson, a signed guitar from Prince, and numerous albums signed by artists, two on their press wall signed by Whitney Houston. Other Albums throughout the venue, included legend B.B. King, Lou Reed, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Amy Winehouse, George Michael and numerous others. To add to the atmosphere, DJ Tegan spun records from the beloved music icons throughout the day as well.
The event also featured GBK’s vision giving back and this year featured Make-A-Wish foundation who brought 4 kids to be treated like a celebrity for the day! Brand participant, Jiusko USA, donated $3,000 to Make a Wish in the name of many of the talent that tweeted on their behalf. Sofi Tucker and many others absolutely loved these affordable Luxury Timepieces, manufactured in China with precision, quality parts.
There was a wide array of compani es showcasing their products from industries including technology, beauty, food and beverage, interior design, fashion, and finance. I can’t live without tech or my beauty essentials, so I’ll highlight my favorite 3 companies in detail below: Soundbot, Luseta Beauty, and Beauty Kitchen!
I had never heard of SoundBot prior to this event. But now I can hear so clearly! I’m the master of cheesy segues 😉 The SoundBot SB520 3D Bluetooth wireless Premium Portable Speaker is sleek for you tech geeks. The 3D element gives the illusion of surround sound without having to install an entire sound system in your house. The Bluetooth functionality makes it so convenient. Not only can you play music wirelessly, but you can also answer your phone calls. This is multitasking galore. Cook in the kitchen and take your business calls all in one? Yes, please.
Luseta Beauty is known for their Argan oil infused products, a complete professional hare care set for dry and damaged hair. Luseta Beauty was kind enough to gift me a complementary Argan Oil Ultimate Gold Hair Care Set, a complete professional hair care set for dry and damaged hair. In the past, I have tried homemade remedies like soaking my hair in coconut oil. Though the results are great, it gets messy and time consuming to keep up with. The coconut oil is hard to get out and takes a few washes to not feel heavy or oily. This is precisely why I love argan oil over coconut oil. The shampoo and conditioner do just the trick for me! I sense fewer split ends in my future and healthier, softer looking hair.
Beauty Kitchen by Heather Mariana features a wide variety of homemade bath and beauty items with heavenly scents. Her hand made soaps in the shapes of hearts, stiletto heels, and, believe it or not, handguns. We’re guessing this is the perfect combo if you’re single on Valentine’s day? Don’t gasp—A little dark humor never killed anyone. What I loved most was the Honeysuckle and Gardenia skin polish. Yes, who knew there was such a thing as skin polish! You basically have yourself a microdermabrasion kit at home. This scrub will exfoliate your skin like no other, leaving it squeaky clean and luxuriously soft. As cliché as it sounds, when you use these products you’ll feel that they were made with love!
Some of the other brands featured included Dot Com Vapor, Mr. Foodtastic, Minki Lash, Meals and Speils, and Audiopark to name a few for the early Valentine’s Day present!