In the spirit of 'tis better to give than to receive, the lounge's mainstay "giving station" offered A-listers the opportunity to autograph and donate one of their favorite new gifts to the MusiCares Foundation to help raise money for the organization's cause -- to provide assistance for members of the music community in times of need.
The Grammy Gifting Lounge was filled with everything from jewelry to iPhone cases to that delicious nectar of the gods, vodka. Famous folks moved from vendor to vendor, admiring their baubles and trying on their wares.
Moroccanoil, a staple among celebrity hairstylists, was on hand to gift music's elite with a bevy of its sumptuous-smelling hair products, including Glimmer Shine Spray and a purse-size bottle of the Luminous Hair Spray for on-the-go touch-ups. The brand's rep even offered us a great tip: Mix a few drops of the original oil treatment into your hair color before an application for a super soft finish.
The Body Shop had skin-softening gifts for both the guys and the gals, featuring its Nutriganics line and the popular Men's Maca Root products. Singer Mya stopped by the display and proclaimed her love for the coconut butter. "I wish at 21 I knew to take more time for myself," she admitted. "My beauty secret is to drink lots of water and sleep."
Votre Vu was pouring SnapDragon Beauty Beverage, which claims to make you feel pretty from the inside out. The fruit juice blend actually contains liquid collagen (who knew?), making it a hit among the photogenic crowd, including "Best New Artist" winner Esperanza Spalding who said, "Really good! Not too sweet -- I don't like overly sweet drinks."
There was even a product on hand that actually saved the day for Rihanna, who was suffering from bronchitis and was scheduled to perform in not one, but two, numbers at the awards show. MyPurMist, a soothing sinus and respiratory treatment, was just the gadget she needed to help relieve some of her symptoms. "This is genius," raved the singer. "I'm going to use it right now!"
So you see, everyone came out a winner at the 2011 Grammys. Some may not have taken home a gramophone statuette, but we think beauty rescuers, fashion finds and the like are way more practical than a clunky old statue any day.
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