Belle Bonding

Vanity Belle OC Turns Two!


 WOW! What an exciting celebration we had last month ringing in two years at our Orange County location. Let me tell you one thing, we know how to throw a party! The blue doors flung open and 6 pm and we celebrated till the DJ begged to go home!!

To transform the salon into a party space, we invited other local companies to partake in the celebration. We love supporting other local and small businesses. Let me give you a glimpse of what we had going on.

A party isn’t a party unless there is good food and free flowing drinks. Cadre Coffee supplied us with the caffeine to get our blood pumping to the beats. Their unique coffee bar is a great new idea to have at any event. Susie Cakes brought the sweets. Their mini cupcakes and cookies had all the guest with a sweet tooth busy. They left without a single left over. For the 21 and over crowd, Bottles and Blooms killed it with their champagne bar. Their festive holiday add ins to our favorite bubbly drink was a grand slam. Not to mention the flower arrangements they supplied brought our salon alive. We give a big round of applause to these three vendors.

Vanity Belle is all about unveiling our beauty. To bring the fashionista out of everyone, we invited Love and Whiskey to create a mini pop up to offer the top styles in fashion. It took all I had to not buy everything she brought. As the guest strolled outback, they were stepping into a full on pamper patio.  Rox Spa Newport Beach were offering free hand pumpkin peels. Feeling my hands after, I wanted to get it done to my whole body. While the guests were waiting in line for the peels, Massage Experts were relieving all the tension they had been carrying from the week with free back massages. There is something about a massage that takes you out of reality for a second and you walk away feeling free. Pearlesque Box was also hanging out on the patio with their boxes on display. They are the perfect people to connect with if you are wanting to try new organic beauty products. With their subscription you can get a box sent to your house each month with fun new products to try.

The party wouldn’t be complete without bumping jams! Visions entertainment had the tunes going till he couldn’t spin any longer. He actually had good music too!! It was not the music you hear when you go to an awkward retirement party, we were all getting down! A must given shout out to Jim Kennedy Photography for snapping awesome head shots of the guest in front of our famous paper flower wall. He knows what he is doing when he is behind the camera. David Parks was also behind a camera at the party. He was documenting the event play by play. We are so stoked to share the video he has put together. Keep an eye open for that in the future.

We would like to give a thanks to all the vendors above along with Alex & Ani – Charity by Design for the amazing donations for the raffle and swag bags. I am just saying you all missed out on some stellar swag. Free cupcake coupons, $50 spa gift cards, one of a kind Vanity Belle bags, and much more. It was a big step up from the Chinese finger war toy and cheap candy you used to get when you left a party when you were just a kiddo.

Overall turning two was a BLAST!! We hope to catch you all next year when we celebrate three years of UnVeiling your Beauty in Orange County!

pop-up-shop by LOVE & WHISKEY
organic skincare by PEARLESQUE BOX
pumpkin peels by ROX SPA NEWPORT BEACH
jewelry by ALEX & ANI

sweets by SUSIE CAKES
espresso cart by CARDE COFFEE
bubbly bar & florals by BOTTLES & BLOOMS

photos by JIM KENNEDY
videography by DAVID PARKS

Vanity Belle Summer Beach Camp

Beach, Bottles, Beauty and Babes

When you work a job that has its main days as the weekends, it’s nice to have a weekend to get away to the beach and relax. Owners ( Jonathan and Victoria Nino) treated the Belles to a weekend in a beach house that over looked the beautiful pacific ocean.


The festivities started Friday night with pizza, drinks and an “oh so naughty” game of That’s What She Said. ( If you are looking for a card game that will having everyone in tears of laughter, try That’s What She Said. It will not disappoint! ) Crashing late that night, it was a slow and mellow morning on Saturday. WHAT!! A SATURDAY SPENT ON THE BEACH AND NOT GLAMMING BRIDES?!?  Perfect timing for tattoo cover up specialist Joseph McDonough from Artistic Endeavors to educate the Belles on how to do a invisible tattoo cover up. What amazing tips we took away from that class. If you have a tattoo that needs to be hidden for a special event, we are your girls! After the class and lunch, it was time to relax. The rest of the day was spent lounging on the soft white sand soaking the golden Southern California sun.

Checked bronzed off the list, then next step was beauty. After watching a breathe taking sunset of the coastline, it was time to get dolled up for a night on the town. Newport Beach,CA Balboa Peninsula is the happening place to be. With bars all centrally located along the harbor and beach, the Belles were ready to take over. We lit up every place we walked into. Everyone wanted to join our tribe just by looking at how much fun we were having. Let’s just say The Belles are always the life of the party!

You can’t finish off  a weekend without brunch! Sunday morning kept rolling from Saturday night. Hitting up a great waterfront restaurant we sipped our favorite drink (champagne) and chowed down on the classic SoCal breakfast burrito. It was the perfect ending to a fabulous weekend together.

We may not always get the pleasure of working side by side with each other everyday, but when we can all come together we are unstoppable. Shout out to the amazing two who created this tribe. We LOVE You Victoria and Jonathan!  It was exactly what we needed and JUST PLAIN FUN!