RVAFW and Cinderella Dreams 2nd Annual Prom Dress Drive TONIGHT

1800373_10152007310359912_79172239_nHave an old prom dress or accessories that you no longer need and would like to donate? If so check out this great event TONIGHT Wednesday night, Feb. 26th, at F.W.Sullivans Canal Bar & Grille (1001 Haxall Point, Richmond, Virginia 23219) from 6-10p hosted by RVA Fashion Week in support of Cinderella Dreams!! Cinderella Dreams helps to “shoulder the financial burden of attending this formal event by providing gowns and accessories for free to any girl who, like Cinderella, needs help obtaining a gown for the ball.” Donate a dress or accessories and enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, extended happy hour specials and be entered to win a VIP ticket to RVA Fashion Week 2014!!!

More info about the event here: www.rvafashionweek.com/calendar/cinderella-dreams-dress-drive


Virginia Bloggers Meetup TONIGHT!!

Tonight from 6-8p Virginia Bloggers is hosting their second annual Blogger Happy Hour at The Tobacco Company! Stop by for refreshments, networking and meet some other RVA bloggers!! More info on Virginia Bloggers blog: virginiabloggers.com/2014/02/16/happy-hour-in-rva-thursday-220/

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Saturday Spotlight: Amy of Tiny Pockets

Blog Name:  Tiny Pockets

Blog URL: http://tiny-pockets.blogspot.com

Your name: Amy

Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/TinyPockets

Twitter URL: http://wwww.twitter.com/amesplaza

Instagram name: http://www.instagram.com/amesplaza


Where are you located? Richmond, VA (for now! I’m applying to grad school in the UK for the fall.)

Tell us a little about yourself: I have a BA in Creative Writing from Longwood University and moved to Richmond a year after graduation for a job. Right now, I work from home as a freelance writer so I have lots of time to play with makeup.

When did you start your blog? July 2013


Why did you decide to start blogging? I started blogging about makeup because my boyfriend got tired of hearing me talk about makeup so I figured I’d just write it all down in a blog instead. I also wanted to create a blog that talked about buying tons of makeup and doing great makeup on a really small budget because while a lot of beauty bloggers do “drugstore makeup looks” every now and then, all of us can’t realistically spend $19 on a tube of lipstick (as much as I would love to be able to.)

Where are your favorite places to shop for makeup in RVA? Ulta, Target,  and Etsy. I’ve got my eye on some Indie brands on there that I’m DYING to try. I wish I could say somewhere a little trendier.


Top 3 favorite blogs to read:

– My Subscription Addiction (mysubscriptionaddiction.com) makes me want to subscribe to all the beauty boxes ever.

– Essie Button (http://www.essiebutton.com/). I love her blog because of all of her product reviews. She also crossed the pond to the UK so I love seeing UK brands that I’ll be able to buy while I’m over there.

– A Beautiful Mess (http://www.abeautifulmess.com/) because I love their DIY ideas.

How would you describe your makeup style? I wear a lot of black and a lot of makeup. I’m currently obsessed with wearing bright/dark colored lipstick and bare eyes. I also cannot live without black liquid eyeliner.

If you could give any advice to other bloggers what would it be? Ha! Don’t stop blogging for 6 months at a time like I do. Whoops!