Lauren Manzo has mastered the art of mixing business with pleasure. The makeup aficionado and daughter of The Real Housewives of New Jersey's Caroline Manzo recently tapped into her family's entrepreneurial gene and unlocked the doors to Cafface Beauty Bar.
"What a difference a year makes. It is so exciting to realize a dream and come to work every day doing something I'm so passionate about," Lauren tells The Dish. "I'm the luckiest girl in the world."
In a video shot by her cousin Ashlee Holmes for Buzznet, La La plays tour guide around her Franklin Lakes shop. "This is my front desk. It's actually set up to be like a bar…We have these fresh flowers delivered every week which is like my favorite thing in the world."
Besides the brightly-colored petals, she's also a huge fan of Cafface's sparkly-knobbed cabinets. "When we designed them, we wanted to make sure they didn't slam, because I'm such a crazy Jersey girl that I'll slam things." (But are they flip proof?)
And then there's the story behind the glitzy chandelier. "My mom and I put this chandelier together on our own. We ordered it on sale. It was a really expensive chandelier and we got it for $200. We were like, 'Wow! What a steal!'" the bosslady narrates. "And it came literally in pieces of crystal." Lauren and The Don (her words to describe Caroline, not ours) successfully installed their shiny masterpiece and now next on the to-do list is launching Cafface.com.
"Our website is a work in progress- we do not want to launch it until it is 100% perfect. In the meantime, you can follow us on twitter- we post deals often and take orders over the phone!" the team informed their 4,700-plus Facebook fans. You can give them a ring at (201)485-8195 or check out their style goodies at @Cafface.
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