Feb 22, 2013


“I would like to thank the GBK Luxury Lounge, Seceret Style Lounge, and Roger Neal Gift Lounges for making this award possible.” Okay, you may not hear an Academy Award Winner give that speech this Sunday, but that doesn’t make it untrue! Before they take the podium and enter the exclusive winner’s circle, every nominee gets pampered and red carpet ready at some of the most A-list gift lounges of the awards season. We checked in to see what great products and gifts were up for grabs. Here is our list of the best gifting suites:

GBK Luxury Lounge– Location: Sofitel Hotel, Beverly Hills. Our favorite products included Skinny Girl Margarita mixes to toast with our friends, Milena’s Candles for the best fragrance to get red carpet ready, Vita Organic Foods to eat healthy before the big show, Jose Eber hair products for the perfect style, Revitalash Mascara long-lasting for when we tear up mid-acceptance speech, and hand-crafted jewelry by the Artisan Group to accessorize our gown. Check out our photo gallery of these picks and more!

Secret Style Lounge– Location: SLS Hotel, Beverly Hills. We loved the pair of Kix’ies Thigh Highs stockings perfect for day or night, Mala necklaces (with a gemstone for good luck!), silver rings by VeraMeat, beaded keychains and heart bracelets by Viva Beads, skin care by Lynex, and our Crest White strips for a brilliant smile all year round! Take a peak at these gifts in our photo gallery.

Roger Neal Gift Lounge– Location: L’Ermitage, Beverly Hills. We picked up an amazing cordless straightner by ISO, Miracle Rice & Noodle’s for our gluten free ‘carb’ fix, Banzai Sake (the peach flavor was the best!), handbags by Timmy Woods, slimming shape wear by Angela Dean, “Love on the Go” kits by Dr. Sharon Fried, t-shirts supporting Step 4 Pawsanimal rescue charity, and an array of gowns and accessories to choose from! Check out the pictures of these great gifts!

Stay tuned for our red carpet coverage to spot some of these trends behind the velvet ropes!