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Patti Pies, waist trainers and more swag backstage at NAACP Awards

PASADENA, CA - FEBRUARY 05: Actress Taraji P. Henson (R) attends the Backstage Creations Celebrity Retreat at The 47th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 5, 2016 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images for Backstage Creations)

PASADENA, CA – FEBRUARY 05: Actress Taraji P. Henson (R) attends the Backstage Creations Celebrity Retreat at The 47th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 5, 2016 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images for Backstage Creations)

Backstage Creations, specialists in award show gifts and custom backstage Celebrity Retreats™, produced the “Celebrity Retreat™” at the 47th NAACP Image Awards which aired Live from The Pasadena Civic Center on Friday, February 5, 2016 on TV One.

The show featured appearances by some of the industry’s top talent including Anthony Anderson, Viola Davis, Kerry Washington, Ice Cube, Michael B. Jordan, the cast of “Empire and more. The artists were thanked for their time and talent with the opportunity to preview product trends showcased in the Retreat.
The gift items selected for the Celebrity Retreat™ included:

  • Beard Guyz – Actress, Loretta Devine, loved the Beard Guyz products so much, she said “I’m going to make my husband use this!”, while Jane the Virgin star, Gina Rodriguez, mentioned how good she thought the products smelt. www.beardguyz.com
  • BiGR AUDIO – Empire’s Taraji P. Henson spotted BiGR AUDIO’s wearable WristBoom speakers when she walked into the gift suite and immediately said, “Those are so cool!  I need two of them.” Actor, Affion Crockett, commented that the wearable speakers and headphones would be perfect for his upcoming trip to Trinidad. www.BiGRAUDIO.com
  • B OPULENT JEWERLY – How to Get Away With Murder star, Viola Davis, loved the jewelry by B OPULENT and stated, “I’m really going to wear this!” Keegan Michael Key also admired the jewelry, commenting, “Dude, this is absolutely amazing!”www.bopulent.com
  • Empower Cocktails – Taraji P. Henson & Viola Davis both said that the spirits by Empower Cocktails were delicious. Actor, Affion Crockett, told Empower Cocktails’ creator and owner, “You put together a good recipe!” www.empowercocktails.com
  • Walmart Patti LaBelle Sweet Potato Pie and Good Life Vanilla Pound Cake – When actress, Loretta Devine, spotted #PattiCakes in the retreat, she immediately said, “Oh yum! That’s my home girl. I have to call her.” Black-ish’sMiles Brown & Marsai Martin each tried a #PattiCakes dessert and said it was delicious! www.Walmart.com/patti

Celebrities also received:

  • J World Sports, Inc. – J World New York Duncan22 Three-way weekender is the perfect bag to pack your clothing, shoes, toiletries, and other personal belongings for your weekend getaway. Duncan22 features a roomy main compartment with a padded laptop sleeve, an exterior pocket to hold small accessorial items, and removable backpack straps and detachable shoulder straps for added versatility.http://jworldstore.com/outdoor-duncan22-duffel-backpack.html
  • Miss Jessie’s MultiCultural Clear – MultiCultural Clear: The perfect lightweight gel for your unique blend of multi-textured waves and curls.http://missjessies.com/MultiCultural-Clear#.Vq-XulJq715
  • Pendeza Pantyhose – Pendeza pantyhose, beautiful and comfortable hosiery for women of all shades and sizes. From petite sisters to curvaceous queens, from creamy light skin to gorgeous dark skin tones – Pendeza’s got you covered!www.PENDEZA-PANTYHOSE.com
  • Thera Cane MAX Trigger Point Massager – Treat yourself to deep relief from painful, knotted, spasmed muscles. This amazingly simple yet effective self-massager makes it easy to apply pain-relieving deep compression directly to hard, knotted “trigger points” anywhere they occur – breaking up tension even in the hardest-to-reach muscles between your shoulder blades! www.theracane.com
  • Usquaebach ‘Old-Rare’ Superior Blended Scotch Whisky – With a name derived from the ancient Gaelic phrase ‘usage beatha’ or ‘the water of life,’ Usquaebach literally translates to ‘whisky,’ which was trademarked by the company in 1877. Crafted by hand and packaged in a porcelain flagon, the ‘Old-Rare’ Superior Blend is created from 41 exceptional single-malt whiskies and 2 of the Highlands finest grain whiskies aged in sherry oak hogshead casks. www.usquaebach.com
  • Waist Gang Society – Sweat Fitness Belt.  Designed to help you sweat and provide lumbar support while exercising. http://www.whatsawaist.com/