by Nicole Goesseringer Muj 

Celebrity Connect held its annual VIP, luxury gifting suite in honor of the Academy Awards®, at the Tagylan Complex in Hollywood on March 2.

Stars who ventured out on the rainy day included Ryan Cabrera, Al Coronel, Brittany Curran, Brett Dalton, Patricia de Leon, Shannon Elizabeth, David Alan Grier, Luis Guzman, Stefan Kapicic, Julie Lake, Nikki Leigh, Kevin Pollak, and many others.

The elaborate suite showcased over 40 products from the food and beverage, technology, home décor, health and beauty and fashion sectors.

Sweets were on the agenda with sponsors including fresh baked Monkey Cookies, Patchi USA fine chocolates, Pinka Bella cupcakes, Ms. Baily Brown truffles, The Dolly Llama’s waffles with ice cream, Sweet Madness Candies, CurlyTop Baker cookies and delicious Bulldog Jelly sweet and savory jellies, with Bonjo Coffee and Celsius fruit-infused energy drinks to complement.

Featured health and beauty vendors included Hylunia Wellness Day Spa, which invited guests to their Costa Mesa location and gifted signature products, The Shower Tower luxury soaps, red carpet favorite Sheree Cosmetics, Blush & Whimsy color-changing lipsticks, The Kami Pad anti- wrinkle chest pad, Infinite CBD hemp-infused remedies and all natural hand sanitizers by Safesha. Intimate products were gifted by Svakom and Maia Toys. Honeydew Sleep gifted the “perfect pillow,” while Indie Boho offered up adorable pet pads for our furry friends.

Clothing and accessories included island wear by Shaka Life, Boobochki nipple covers, JNR Nation clothing for kids, cute turbans for little girls by Luxe Littles and gorgeous milestone blankets by Sweet Chickadee.

Cyndie Wade offered guests her bespoke hand painted glassware, while My Bud Vase gifted one-of-a-kind vases that also serve as smoking devices.  Other sponsors of note included Zus smart car chargers by Nonda, party game “You’ve Got Crabs,” Nomad Spirit Art and Gems for Gems, a Canadian based charity whose mission is to ‘Empower Women to Empower Themselves.’

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On March 3,  Colgate hosted its Optic White Beauty Lab and gifting event at a private mansion in the Hollywood Hills, inviting celebrities and influencers to get Oscar® ready with teeth whitening demos, hair styling by Luma Bella, make-up touchups and massages by PRIV, with gifts by SculpSure® and Purvari rose water mist. Guests included Jaime King, Jesse Metcalfe, Paige Mobley, Casper Smart, Courtney Turke and Brett Zimmerman.

Photos Courtesy of Celebrity Connected.

Photo Credit Colgate: Jerod Harris