On Friday the 13th of May, rather than having an unlucky day according to western superstition, I had all the luck on my side when I was able to attend and thoroughly enjoy the launch of the Eden Body Works line in Trinidad, hosted by Afrobella.
Aside from the beautiful venue, which was Anya Ayoung Chee’s very own HOME Cafe, this elegant cocktail event sported absolutely amazing finger food and champagne, and of course, both Afrobella and the Founder of Eden Body works; Jasmine Lawrence, were visions of beauty themselves. Upon entering, you could actually feel the positive energy in the room, permeated with the laughter and many smiling faces of gorgeously melanated and natural Trinbagonian women in attendance.
The highlight of my night however, was the question and answer segment with Jasmine. I had heard of of the brand before its official launch in Trinidad, and so was looking forward to hear from the the young and amazing master mind behind it. Jasmine Lawrence started this line of products at the age of 13, and has been successfully running her business for the last 12 years while working full time at Microsoft. Her profound advice resonated within me, ” Think about you and your unique needs and style, not just using the media as a guide, but by truly deciding who you want to be and want people to see you as. You Define That!” It was at that point I decided I must try to steal a few minutes of her time and get to know her on a personal level. As you would expect, many others were thinking the same thing, but before the night was over, I got the absolute pleasure of speaking one on one wth Ms. Jasmine Lawrence; a 24 year old brilliant entrepreneur, successfully managing an amazing hair line while still pursuing her post-graduate degree. I must admit I felt incredibly inspired, not just by the business side of her but also by her refreshing personality. She is a simply wonderful person.
Now for the fun part! The beneficent Ms. Lawrence donated products to all attendees at the event, most of which were conditioners, and moisturizers. Unfortunately for me, my hair care regimen does not allow me to use these types of hair products, but fortunately for you… I am willing to give away the products I received to anyone who wants to try the Eden Body works line!
To win this giveaway you MUST:
-Be currently located in Trinidad or Tobago
-Share the Napturally Caribbean Website on any of your social media pages (be sure to tag us)
-Comment beneath this post stating why you want to win.
Easy right? Giveaway ends this Sunday 22nd May though, so hurry up and apply!
NB>Products in this giveaway are in the Featured Image of this post.
Here’s a some shots from the event.
Here’s some of what I ate
Speaking with Afrobella Posing with Ms. Jasmine Lawrence herself
A beautiful friend of mine