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Beauty Buzz Orientation Party

Dec 02, 2015 02:00PM ● By Becca Newell
Photos by Brooke Michelle Photography

What’s Up? Media welcomed nine glamour gurus to its Beauty Buzz Team on Tuesday, October 20th. The orientation party, held at the What’s Up? office in Annapolis, offered a meet-and-greet with President/Publisher Veronica Tovey, an introduction to the team, and a few lite bites, along with some champagne––it wouldn’t be a party without a little bubbly! Armed with a serious affection for all things beauty and a solid knowledge of current cosmetic trends, these ladies will test the latest hair, skin, and makeup products and report back with their reviews. Starting in January, we’ll print several of their favorite items on a monthly “Products We Love” page, with more detailed descriptions available online at

Special thanks to:

Eastern Shore Tents & Events
in Chestertown

Hair O’ the Dog Wine & Spirits
in Easton

Main Ingredient
in Annapolis

Robin’s Nest Floral and Garden Center
in Easton

Meet the Team:

Name: Kami Todd
Age: 33
Location: Millersville
Favorite brands: Moroccan Oil, It’s a 10, and Urban Decay
Desert island item: Aquaphor Healing Ointment


Name: Alice Hannigan
Age: 22
Location: Arnold
Favorite brands: Too Faced, NYX, and CeraVe
Desert island item: Face lotion


Name: Charlene Marcum
Age: 60
Location: Easton
Favorite brands: Lancome and Tatcha
Desert island item: Mascara


Goodie bags included Hint Mints, Paul Mitchell Hair Smoothing Serum, Orly Nail Lacquer, and MED e TATE Antiperspirant Wipes


Champagne courtesy of Hair O' the Dog Wine & Spirits; flutes provided by Eastern Shore Tents & Events


Name: Robin Towner
Age: 55
Location: Grasonville
Favorite brands: Jane Iredale, Tarte, and Lancome
Desert island item: Moisturizer (with sunscreen!)


Name: Lorna Leone
Age: 67
Location: Stevensville
Favorite brands: Anastasia and Chanel
Desert island item: Sunscreen


Courtesy of Main Ingredient


Name: Linda Hannigan
Age: 56
Location: Arnold
Favorite brands: CeraVe, Lancome, and Clinique
Desert Island item: Lip balm


Courtesy of Robin's Nest Floral and Garden Center


What's Up? Media President/Publisher Veronica Tovey


Name: Britt Towner
Age: 25
Location: Grasonville
Favorite brands: Smashbox, Benefit, and Nars
Desert island item: Janel Iredale BB Cream


Name: Jennifer King
Age: 35
Location: Edgewater
Favorite brands: Tarte, Nexxus, and MAC
Desert island item: Toss up between lip balm and mascara (The tool I’d never leave without is my cuticle nippe —I’d take that before makeup any day!)


Name: Anne McConnell
Age: 45
Location: Davidsonville
Favorite brands: Dior, MAC, and Tatcha
Desert island item: Concealer and mascara (I know that’s two!)