Denver, Here We Come

That’s right, ladies: in case you missed it, these Swapaholics are going Mile High for two days NEXT WEEK. Holy moley. And we can’t wait. Punky has never been to Denver and Melissa is super stoked to reconnect with old friends who booked it West like Horatio Alger to beat the New England weather.

But we digress. You need the deets:

On Thursday, September 23rd from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., we’re co-hosting a beauty product “Swap & Learn Happy Hour” with Denver-based celebrity makeup artist Carissa Passerella of HookedOnBeauty.com. We’ll have Champagne and cupcakes for you to sip and nosh while getting free expert makeup tips and makeovers from Carissa and the gals at Makeup Mania, who will peer into your makeup bags and help you figure out once and for all why you keep buying the same pink blush over and over again and why they’re ALL in your bag of donations, among other awesomeness.

We know, we know: swapping beauty products can be a little scary. That’s why we love our beautiful co-host so very much: Carissa put together a complete guide for us on what to bring and what to leave at home, plus tips for hosting your own beauty & makeup swap for friends. Check her out on Channel 2 in Denver swapping beauty products with the ladies of Everyday!

AND, on Friday September 24th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., we’re co-hosting a “Mommy’s Night Out” kids & maternity wear swap with Colorado Parent magazine. Tell all your fabulous family-minded friends to bring those like-new, barely-worn-before-they-grow-out-of-it kids clothes and oh-so-pricey-but-too-cute-to-donate maternity wear just taking up space in your closet, then trade them in and up for a bag of new-to-you stuff. It’ll be a night of relaxation and refreshments from local wellness-minded companies and a chance for some “me” time while grabbing great, practically-free stuff for your whole family!

Both events are made possible through generous sponsorship from Swap.com (formerly SwapTree.com), the leading online swap marketplace, and our fabulous host venue, StudioWed, *the* place for Denver brides and grooms to find the perfect everything during their engagement.

Admission is $10 with a bag of stuff to swap, $15 if you come empty-handed — or $20 for both events, either way! We’ll also have healthy — yes, healthy! — potato chip samples from Popchips and other fun stuff for you to take home, so get your tickets now and bring your friends! All leftover items at the end of each swap will be donated to a Denver women’s shelter.

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Denver skyline photo: iStock