Top 10 Facts About Family Dollar Fabulous | Thriftanista in the City


Top 10 Facts About Family Dollar Fabulous

Family Dollar knows how to put on a Fabulous event, so I'm thrilled about this partnership that allows me to share a few facts about a great company and the beauty event of the year. 

When Family Dollar reached out to me to attend their Fabulous event, I had no idea what was in store. I thought I was being invited to a wine and cheese affair. Those are two of my favorite things so I agreed. Little did I know so much more was involved.


Fabulous serves as a foundation to bring awareness to the extensive line of national hair and beauty brands available at Family Dollar. They bring top bloggers, beauty industry’s who’s who and leading beauty and hair brands together to build that awareness through a two day event of beauty tips, hair how to’s, and insight on incredible looks on a budget.

Here's what I took away from the Fabulous event:


Family Dollar carries name brand products. They offer top notch products in more than 8,100 stores across the U.S. It's not discontinued or damaged product either. Anything you find in your local drug store can be found at Family Dollar often at a better price. 

Family Dollar Fabulous is not a party. It is but it's not the wine and cheese affair I had in mind. In two days, I was pampered. I had my makeup done by Beauty Expert / MUA Cynde Watson. I was treated to several delicious meals. I danced. I learned. I even cried thanks to P&G #LikeAGirl video


Family Dollar Fabulous connects bloggers and brands. I've been to conferences before and I've always felt overwhelmed given my shy, introvert ways. At Fabulous, there wasn't a lot less pressure to "elevator pitch". Most brands had games or other interactive presentations to entertain, educate and pamper.

The most amazing part of the event was the networking. Eighteen brands were represented and I spent 30 minutes with each of them. It felt very much like visiting an intimate group of friends.

Fabulous allows you to meet bloggers in real life. I met some fabulous bloggers. I'm trying not to overuse that word since the event is called Fabulous but there is no other way to describe the beautiful, smart, entrepreneurial minded content creators I met last week.


Each blogger was paired up with a buddy who you traveled with from brand booth to brand booth with. I had two buddies -- Bernetta of BernettaStyle and Salon Owner / Educator Shereese.

They are but two of many stylish blogger that I follow online but had never met in person. I also had the opportunity to connect with other bloggers too during our lunch breaks and refresh times.

Celebrity appearances happen. There was a panel discussion on tapping into your inner fabulous with R&B singer/songwriter Chilli of musical group TLC, TV Host Lloyd Boston plus celebrity stylists Larry Sims, Ursula Stephen, and Johnny Wright. I also spotted Ariane Davis of Love and Hip Hop Atlanta and Restaurateur / Cook Pat Neely.


We were treated to performances by country singer Mickey Guyton and R&B singer Tank. 


The swag bag suitcase is ridiculous. Swag for days! Family Dollar gifted us with a suitcase on wheels to control the swag. Our hands were free to hold cupcakes and beverages while the bag filled up with full sized products, samples, tees, and other gifts. 


Family Dollar is watching. FD didn't give away the entire process but they let us know that each blogger was hand selected. It was very targeted. They had weekly meetings and narrowed down until they got to the "fab 40". I am honored to have made the cut.

Family Dollar has a clothing line. Just Be fashion line launched this Spring and has been featured on the Today Show as a great way to look fabulous on a dime. The line consists of clothing, accessories, and even shoes. Nothing is over $16 in the entire collection.


I was able to check out the entire line via a pop-up shop in the hotel and a mini fashion show modeled by fellow bloggers.  It's simple and casual yet stylish.  All of the pieces are easy to mix and match with each other. Given my new love of all things stretchy, I was happy to see new ways to wear leggings this fall. 

Family Dollar Fabulous changes location every year. Atlanta was the third year of Fabulous. Chicago is next. Some bloggers are local and some aren't so you don't necessarily have to be from the host city to receive an invite.

Family Dollar listens to the needs of its customers. FD provides women with an affordable way to connect their amazing inner beauty with their fabulous outer beauty. They really want to make it easy for budget conscious, busy women and moms to visit their neighborhood store and be able to pick up all the essentials for family care and self care all in one spot.

Fabulous was the beauty event of the year and I hope you have the chance to experience it firsthand. For now, check out #FDFabulous on your social media of choice for a full picture of the awesomeness that took place.

Have you attended any Fabulous events? Were you aware of all that Family Dollar stores have to offer?

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Whitney 'Nic' James said...

AWESOME recap and thanks for sharing! This event seemed like so much fun and really interactive. They really took care of you all. LOVE that! Congrats for being chosen...xo!


Unknown said...

I loved watching everyone's periscopes from that day and all the fun IG pics. Hope they come to Nashville next since FD is one of my fav places.

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