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“Harper’s Bazaar Vietnam Cover Release Party for Manna Kadar at Hotel Laguna.”

Leena Gupta Co- Founder of Coin Up App
Manna Kadar

Manna Kadar hosted an elegant evening under the stars and steps away from the sand at Hotel Laguna (, nestled in the heart of Laguna Beach. Guests included celebrity ceo host Manna Kadar (CEO of Manna Kadar Cosmetics), celebrity photographer Jim Jordan, Gretchen Rossi (RHOOC), Slade Smiley (RHOOC), Dr. TJ Tsay (Bling Empire), Emilia McCarthy (Zombies3/ Skymed), Courtney La Bau, Mercy (EDM Pop artist, actress Martrix Ressurections), Garrett Grant (EP of the Matrix Ressurections), Steve Cederquist (Flip or Flop HGTV) and many more.

Thank you to Hotel Laguna for providing appetizers and drinks in the laid-back luxury, chic atmosphere. VIP gift bags from Manna Kadar Beauty were given to all media, guests and celebrities. Interactive experiences, couture decor and floral designs were provided by Chris Lindsay Designs ( and luxury balloon designs by Balooloo (
One lucky winner went home with a $6,700 custom pendant designed by South Bay Jewelry ( and a portion of the proceeds from the night will go to support a charity close to Manna Kadar’s heart: Miracles for Kids (, via Coin Up. 
A special thanks to Leena Gupta, Co-Founder of Coin Up ( for sponsoring the event and supporting women entrepreneurs. Coin Up makes it possible for anyone to make an impact by donating their digital spare change to the charity of their choice:


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About Manna Kadar Cosmetics:
Developed by 20-year beauty industry expert Manna Kadar, Manna Kadar Cosmetics (MKC) is a family of six lifestyle brands – Manna Kadar Beauty, Goddess by Manna Kadar, Beauty and the Bump, Haute Dog luxury pet products, Mason Man Skincare, and Manna Kadar Luxe Bath and Body. Manna Kadar Beauty offers a complete line of long-wear, double-duty items designed to minimize and simplify the makeup application process. The brand’s award-winning Beauty Simplified System distinguishes a three-step approach – prime, polish, and perfect – that requires 7 minutes or less. MKC is committed to giving back 10% of its annual profits to local and global philanthropic organizations, learn more at Follow @MannaKadarBeauty on Instagram.
About Coin Up:
Coin Up is the donation app that makes charitable giving an effortless part of everyday transactions. Users select their favorite charity and link their credit or debit card to “round up and donate” the change from each purchase to a cause they care about.  Donors maintain control by setting a monthly limit or opting for a fixed monthly donation.  Coin Up rewards donors of all levels with tax donation receipts, personal thank you’s, and social media posts to share the impact they create. Coin Up’s mission is to harness the power of collective giving to create positive change in the world. For more information, visit @icoinup
(Photo: Eugene Powers)
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