Last week, our whole staff was lucky enough to attend the 50 Finest Gala together!
For those of you who aren't familiar, Pittsburgh's 50 Finest Gala is a fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. In the months before, 50 amazing contestants commit to raising funds to benefit the cause. My favorite part is always seeing them backstage, getting ready to go out when they're announced. They are always so nervous yet so proud. It's such a nice moment to see. It makes me remember back two years ago to what I was feeling just before being announced.
We're so proud of our beautiful client, Jessica Kennedy (below), for raising the most funds - over $40,000! Not to mention that her original goal that she set for herself was $30,000, since it was her thirtieth birthday. The whole event raised over $311,000 for CF!
We love being involved with CF fundraising. Charity is such a big part of our culture at Elliven, and it's amazing when we can all join together as a staff. Doing the Great Strides Walk every May is always so much fun, but let's face it we LOVE to get all dolled up!
Of course, we squeezed in some fun spa prep before we left. One of our favorites is our Glycolic Peel: it makes your skin glow like never before, and leaves you looking radiant, like all of us here ;)
It's always fun to check out the fashion and beauty trends at the Gala, too! Here's what we saw this year:
- Lots of blue dresses
- Hair swept off to the side, whether it was styled up or down. We saw lots of soft, flowing long curls, and not so many tight, in-place updos, except for my own! LOL
- Short nails in fun colors that matched the gowns, and most had an accent glitter nail
We can't wait for our next chance to give back as a staff!