I had the amazing opportunity to work with the Curly Collective brand, and go to #CURLFEST in Atlanta Georgia! Honestly, being in ATL was so exciting and being around all of these natural beauties was amazing 🙂
So I know you are wondering how CURLFEST went down, and all the ins-and-outs of the weekend. Keep reading below for more details 😉
We arrived in ATL on Friday afternoon with 2 of my girlfriends, so we can make the most out of our weekend stay. I would lie and say we immediately tapped into party mode to set this weekend off right…but sadly we found a blanket and took a major nap LOL! We be tired ya’ll. (Yes, I meant to say WE BE). Once we got our lives together, we enjoyed an amazing dinner at Negril Village for our first dinner in the city (baybeeee those oxtails were something serious), after dinner we performed a sad attempt to go out and party. Spoiler alert: we never went out.
Saturday was CURLFEST Day!!
We woke up extra early to make sure these curls were fluffed, and makeup was set for this full day of fun in the sun.
Earlier in the week, Diamond members, and women that were part of the event, were sent an itinerary for various events in the morning. We eagerly made our way to Candler Park for the early bird events that started at 10:30am. These included a meet + greet, a reception with the Founders, taking photos on the Pink Carpet, etc. Unfortunately, I was not able to get into the event until 12:30pm. This was so weird, because there was such an extensive schedule of events prior to the main event starting- and the staff really treated Diamond members and Brand Ambassadors like peasants LMAO, we were standing in the line like we were waiting for the club doors to open chile. They did not give any explanation on why we were waiting for so long, and when I told them of the schedule I was sent, they really didn’t care. LOL, I took that with a grain of salt, and instead of waiting in line forever for events that already passed, we decided as a group to go to brunch at BQE, to let the time pass. Now BQE was a GOOD TIME!! Highly recommend that for a bomb day party-ish/brunch vibe.
Some details on my CURLFEST outfit/hair:
Flared wide leg jumpsuit: Vestique Boutique (All of our Heroes Jumpsuit)
Hair: Perm Rod Set using Creme of Nature Style and Shine Foaming Mousse
After we left BQE, we went back to Candler Park (I know we were doing the most), to enjoy CURLFEST officially. The Diamond line was now non-existent, and we walked right in to enjoy our time. I will say, there was a line every where you went. I can’t make this up. Every food truck…long line…every hair vendor…long line. You really had to have stamina to stand in those lines.
The entertainment was lit. The DJ’s really did their thing when it came keeping the crowd energized and dancing the entire day. But- that ATL heat was something serious. I almost had to check myself, because I didn’t realize it was 95 degrees outside, and I’m jumping around listening to SOCA. [I’m a proud West Indian, so when I hear SOCA I drop what I do and get down!]
I was so drained from the sun, there was no WAY I was going out Saturday night, but I made sure I showed out for Sunday Funday!! We enjoyed some karaoke, bomb food, and some music all day on Sunday. Def was a VIBE.
Monday…we sadly hit the road back to good ole’ North Carolina ( 🙁 )
Overall, I have to take into account that this was the first time that CURLFEST was in Atlanta. So, I can’t be TOO critical on how the lines were moving, and how I wasn’t able to attend the VIP events (even though I was there on time). I understand things happen, so it is perfectly fine. The vendors were amazing, the vibe was black and beautiful, and from what I could see, everyone was really enjoying themselves.
This post would not be complete without thanking our wonderful host Cyrus, for really showing us an AMAZING time. (I need to find a new word for amazing ya’ll). He really showed up and showed out!
Did any of you attend CURLFEST in ATL, and what were your thoughts? Also if you have attended both the New York and ATL one…which one was your favorite? Leave your comments down below.
Until next time,