Yesterday, I had the opportunity to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Eden Body Works at the W Hotel in downtown Atlanta with my fellow kinky, curly girls. The event was filled with all kinds of curl patterns: afros, twist outs, short ‘dos, long ‘do, big ‘dos, and small ‘dos.
We were treated to some very delicious foods like key lime shooters, peanut chicken skewers, and honey glazed braised wings (yes, they were finger licking and no, I had no shame).
We met Jasmine Lawrence, THE MOST INSPIRING WOMAN EVER! Who happens to not only be the founder of Eden Body Works, but is a 23 year old Georgia Native hailing from Georgia Tech who holds a full time job at Microsoft…as a program manager on the Xbox One Engineering Team (insert gasps here). She shared her story of how and why she created Eden Body Works, which we were all able to connect to. She started Eden Body Works out of the need to create better products for her hair. After having a traumatic experience with relaxers at a young age, she made the decision to take the experience into her own hands and hand make her own products. Fast forward 10 years later and her hand made products are being distributed in Target, Walgreens, Wal-mart, and the like. Not only was she inspiring, but she had an amazing spirit and was so great to talk to!
The event was also co-hosted by celebrated natural hair and beauty blogger, Francheska of HeyFranHey.com. I personally binge watch her videos on YouTube at least once a month. She gives natural beauty a totally new meaning when you get the chance to meet her in person. She is literally perfection personified…(having a stan moment…hold please). I was so excited to meet her and tell her how awesome she was and of course get a great photo out of the deal too!
The event continued with complimentary services like reiki massages, hair consultations, manicures, and make overs provided by one of my favorite makeup artists, Alexandra Butler.
I capped off my night chatting with some of my favorite curlies and scoring free Eden Body Works loot. If you’ve ever paid full price for all natural beauty products, you already know how my cousins acted when Jasmine made the announcement to take home some loot…let’s just say it was just short of a riotous adventure.
Many congrats and success to Eden Body Works to another 10 years and more! And much success to Fran and all of the other vendors that made our night super special!
Check out pics from the event below!