I was beyond excited when I was recently invited to participate in the Family Dollar Fabulous Charlotte, North Carolina Event. The event was familiar to me by seeing some of my blogging peers in other states take part in similar themed Family Dollar events prior to me attending this one. Social Media allowed me to follow the hashtag and support them online. I was fortunate to be able to visit the Family Dollar Headquarters in Matthews, North Carolina before the event officially kicked off. I was in great company with local bloggers Ashley Carter of FabEllis, Theresa Sutton of The Importance of Being Reese, Kimberlee Postell of Naturally Fashionable and Cantu Brand Ambassador Melissa Chanel.
We had a planned itinerary for the day that started at 10:30 a.m. and the event was scheduled to end at 6:30 p.m. After a light breakfast and introductions, we headed to a local Family Dollar location to do a store tour. Cantu Beauty and Body Fantasies were the host brands along with Family Dollar. Just in case you don’t know… Cantu Beauty is an affordable hair and skin care line. They have great natural hair care and styling products free of sulfates, silicone, parabens or mineral oil. Body Fantasies is a fragrance line with a variety of amazing scents to choose from. They also have travel sizes available for when you are busy and on the go! Both of these brands are available at Family Dollar. The tour was very insightful and allowed me to shop and see all that Family Dollar has to offer.
I’ve been a Family Dollar customer for years and I like the convenience of being able to have a variety of products in one place. You can go in for dish washing detergent and also find plastic and paper products for when you don’t want to wash dishes. You can find hair and skin care items along with makeup and gift sets. There are toys, tech, clothes and grocery items for your convenience. I can’t forget seasonal items, baby care and at some locations beer and wine are available. It was so surprising to learn that in the location we visited. It was my first time ever seeing beer and wine in a Family Dollar location. You get ALL this convenience at affordable prices.
While we’re talking about convenience I can’t forge to mention that you can now sign up for smart coupons allowing you to clip shop and save in no time! Text SMART to 28767 to sign up for Smart Coupons. I am always looking for additional savings on my purchases, this is a winner! I can appreciate the savings as a mom of four with two children in college, one in high school and one in the second grade that I am currently homeschooling. If you haven’t visited your neighborhood Family Dollar, you should. It’s a one stop shop for all your beauty, health, housewares, seasonal, tech and grocery needs. It’s nice to be able to grab and go, especially when you’re having a hectic day.
Once our Family Dollar tour was complete we had a scheduled lunch at Luciano’s Ristorante Italiano. The location was great and the food was delicious. My 1st course was a Caesar Salad and I opted for the Chicken Parmigiana for my entrée and topped it off with some Tiramisu for dessert. It’s an understatement to say that I was stuffed! We had great conversations during lunch and then got ready for our next event which took place at the daily details Beauty Bar. Once we arrived to the Beauty Bar I immediately felt a sense of calm. I was ready to learn more about Cantu Beauty Products and Body Fantasies before I prepared for a soothing pedicure.
It was very exciting to learn about the current hair care product line in addition to products that will be available in the very near future. The Men’s line is a game changer! Every woman that is sharing her hair products with her spouse will be rejoicing. The 3 in 1 Shampoo, Conditioner & Body Wash in the Men’s Collection is a great addition. The cocktail cards are awesome! They tell you which products to use together, what the products are used for along with the product names, benefits and how to use it. I’m looking forward to trying the Cantu Moisturizing Curl Activator Cream along with the Come Back Curl next day revitalizer. A Wash N’ Go is my hair style on any given day so this will be my go to cocktail that was suggested by Melissa Chanel.
Keep an eye out for the Cantu Beauty Refresh Apple Cider Vinegar Collection. It will consist of Apple Cider Vinegar Root Rinse and Apple Cider Vinegar Dry Co-Wash. Coming Soon! The Cantu Beauty line has so many great products. Be sure to visit the website to get a glimpse of them all. Next… we moved on to Body Fantasies and played a cool game where we had to smell the scent in an unmarked bottle and guess the fragrance. I had a few favorites after playing the game. I fell in love with Japanese Cherry Blossom, Coconut Fantasy, Fresh White Musk and Sweet Sunrise plus a few more. Check out all the fragrances offered by visiting the Body Fantasies website. They make great holiday stocking stuffers!
After we were able to get up close and personal with both brands and explore the products being showcased, it was time to relax and get a pedicure! I’ll be honest I couldn’t really unplug so as I was getting my pedicure I was on social media posting and responding to comments. I felt like I was being productive while getting my pedicure. The last stop of the evening was Fahrenheit Charlotte. We ended our evening with great roof top scenery, cocktails, small plates and more great conversation. It’s not surprising we didn’t end at 6:30 p.m. as planned, it was more like 8:30 p.m. The Family Dollar Fabulous event was very intimate and allowed us to spend quality time with the Brand Representatives. It was perfect! Thank you for a FABULOUS experience Family Dollar, Body Fantasies & Cantu Beauty!
It’s time for twenty questions with Jen… What’s Cantu Beauty Product do you want to try? What Body Fantasies Scent sounds good to you? Are you a Family Dollar consumer?