Thursday, August 6, 2009

Local makeup artist is a smash

Charlotte makeup artist Heather Hawkins was recently named one of the winners of the Face of Smashbox cosmetics competition. One model, makeup artist and photographer received an all-expenses paid trip to Los Angeles to work on a Smashbox photo shoot directed by Smashbox chief creative officer Davis Factor. In addition, each walked with $1,000 in Smashbox products and a one-year subscription to Dripbook, a worldwide community of professional visual artists.

Makeup artist Heather Hawkins touches up Conan O'Brien during his visit to Charlotte in February. (TODD SUMLIN -

THAT'S TASTEE: The national profile of Jami Svay, a Charlotte makeup artist and owner of cosmetics line Tastee, continues to rise. Her organic lipbalms were recently featured on QVC again after making their debut on the shopping network earlier this summer.

ANNIVERSARY SALE: Dot's Women's Wear in Hickory is celebrating 45 years in business with a sale 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7 and Saturday, Aug. 8. Fifty-70 percent off all summer merchandise, 25 percent off fall merchandise. 2105 Catawba Valley Blvd. Hickory. (828) 324-6490

VINTAGE DIY SALE: I am so wishing I didn't already have a full weekend, or you'd certainly find me making the trip to Roulette Vintage in Carrboro. The store is kicking off its second annual DIY Sale with a preview 7-9p Friday, Aug. 7 (sale runs through Sunday, Aug. 9). If you like to craft, can sew on a button, or just have a great seamstress, you'll find clothing, accessories, fabric, patterns, do-dads and buttons on sale. 118 1/2 E. Main St., Carrboro (919)933-8836.

SIDEWALK SALE: Donald Haack Diamonds & Fine Gems will hold its third annual Super Sidewalk Sale on Friday, Aug. 14 and Saturday, Aug. 15 at its showroom SouthPark store. The family-friendly event will feature savings on fine jewelry, giveaways, and free homemade ice-cream from PW’s of Rock Hill (noon-4 p.m. both days). 704-365-4400.