This past weekend I attended the NYX Face Awards in Downtown LA. This was my first beauty event and it was an incredible experience being surrounded by hundreds of beauty creators and enthusiasts. The event consisted of several beauty booths, informal meet and greets with YouTubers, a performance by Chloe and Halle, and seeing Laura Sanchez as she was crowned the winner.
The best part of the event was definitely being able to meet several beauty creators I have befriended through my Youtube channel and Instagram. I have gotten to know several creators through the Ipsy Open Studios beauty forum and it was incredible finally being able to meet face to face with women I’ve been connecting with on Youtube for the past several months.
I met up with Tara from the channel War Paint with Tara. I love her beauty videos and she is especially sweet and stunning in person! Some of the other IpsyOS members I met up with were Beth from GlamPacked, Maryam Remias, Anne from Glam N Anne, Kait from Hippies and Lippies, and Theresa from Beauty by Pinky.
I was also able to meet last year’s winner Mykie whose channel Glam&Gore has over 1.6 million subscribers! Her creativity is inspiring and my favorite video of her’s will always be her 90’s Inspired Makeup Tutorial.
And lastly, I was able to meet my beauty idol Laura Lee. I have been watching her religiously for over two years and being in the same room as her was surreal. I was actually terrified to meet her, it’s been a dream to meet her for years but I actually had no idea that I would be able to meet her right then and there! As soon as I got the courage to approach her I started crying, and I cried on my idol! I know I sounded like an idiot talking to her (I kept saying I can’t believe your 3D) but I didn’t even care because I was so happy!
Attending the NYX Face Awards was truly one of the best experiences of my life. I’ve been living in LA for just over a month now and I couldn’t be happier with my cross country move. There were also several other well known beauty YouTubers at the event but it was so sweet of Mykie and Laura Lee to hang back until the event cleared out to talk to people who wanted to meet them.
This weekend was incredibly motivating and I can’t wait to experience this all over again at Generation Beauty New York in a few weeks!