Forget the chocolate-covered bacon. What I can't wait to see at this year's fair is the L'Oreal Paris tent.
Manicures and make-overs at the fair? Skin analysis? Free make-up samples?
You betcha! It's all part of The Color Space, L'Oreal's 5,000-square-foot interactive "beauty pavilion" chock full of beauty tips and tricks.
I know, I know. Beauty isn't quite the word that springs to mind at the fair, what with all the tank tops, dirty sneakers and grease-covered fingers. If there's a place where you can go to let it all hang out and go-as-you-are, it's the N.C. State Fair (trust me, done it).
But this year, get ready for beauty services and freebies! (Honey, you get another sausage dog while I go get me some new blush!)
There also will be a manicure bar and special lighting area to see how light can change your hair and make-up tones. (ewww ... now that's more like the fair!) Look for special pricing on iconic L'Oreal products and $2 gift certificates that can be used at The Color Space or local retailers.
Here's a tip for you: Might be best to hit the tent before the Al's French fries, buttery corn on the cob and sausage with onions and peppers, especially if you're gonna get those nails done.