Prior to the conference, I was most excited about getting a chance to wear a hot-pink bowtie to a derby-themed party. (I got the bowtie at CY Design Studio.) On my "to do" list for packing, I wrote "buy pink lipstick!" But, I never got around to it. I was therefore thrilled to find pixi lip twin and nail polish in vibrant pink shades. ("pink peony" for the lips; "summer pink" for the nails.) My toes were already painted a fine fuschia, so I haven't yet tried the pixi nail polish, but I'm totally smitten with the soft texture and gorgeous color of the pixi "succulent lip twin." Succulent, indeed! I love the color and how it looks on me, and it feels fabulous. (I haven't yet tried it as a cheek tint.)
I had never heard of pixi prior to Mom 2.0, but I'm very happy we've now been introduced! Browsing their site, I see several different products that I'm eager to try.
The morning after the fabulous derby party, I hung around the hotel long enough to need breakfast, but not in the mood to spend mucho dinero purchasing a hotel meal. Thankfully, I had various products I had picked up throughout the weekend, like a Starbucks Refresher and a granola bar from Minute Clinic (which is coming to the SF Bay Area soon!) I adored the sparkling raspberry-pomegranate refresher in a can, but I must admit I wasn't so smitten with the raspberry-lemonade VIA sample I drank once I was back home. The former was tasty and refreshing (and I love that it has green coffee extract to give a little kick!) but the latter tasted a bit more like a "diet drink" to me. I'll try the raspberry-pomegranate VIA to see if that appeals to me.
I also sampled a Vita Coco coconut water with pineapple. A few months ago I had tried plain coconut water and really didn't like it. The addition of pineapple definitely makes it more palatable, although pineapple juice and I haven't really been friends since the days when I complained to my mom that the juice in those metal cans tasted like "noodles." (I happen to like noodles, so I'm not sure what my toddler brain was thinking.)
Vita Coco has plenty of other flavors that I might be more interested in, though, like Acai & Pom and Tropical Fruit. I heard fellow Mom 2.0 attendees rave about Coco Cafe Coconut Water Cafe Latte. (They also have Mocha Latte and Vanilla Latte.) Alas, these espresso-based coconut water drinks were gone when I tried to get a sample. And, so far my efforts to find them at my local store have turned up empty. But, I can try them on Amazon if I like.
Of course there are plenty of other products I had a chance to try at Mom 2.0, but the above are those which "saved the day" both Saturday night and Sunday morning!
I am an Amazon affiliate. Other products mentioned I obtained at Mom 2.0 for free with a hope from the brands that I'd note them, but with no further compensation for mentioning them.