Yesterday I was up bright and early but with just over an hour to get ready for London’s the first ever BeautyCon in the UK, held at the Olympia London. For those who don’t know, BeautyCon is basically a beauty convention with well known YouTubers talking about different topics on a panel, theres meet ups and also stalls to do a bit of shopping!
I really didn’t know what to expect from the day but was excited to chat to some fellow YouTubers/bloggers. As I was invited to the event by DailyMix I had a VIP wristband which meant I could hang out in the NYX Talent Lounge. Unfortunately, I arrived around 12pm which meant I’d missed the panel/talk I had wanted to see which was all about the business side of YouTube. I didn’t get to see any of the other talks either as I was too busy mingling but theres always next year!
As soon as I arrived in the NYX Talent Lounge I spotted the beautiful Karissa Pukas, who I have been watching for a couple of years now, we chatted for a little while which was so lovely. It felt like I’d known her personally for years as she was so easy to talk to. Hopefully we’ll keep in touch. We’re obviously destined to be friends, both of our chihuahuas are called Lola, hehe!
I then headed out of the VIP area to check out the stands. My friend Lorraine and I went to the Benefit stand for a pink lemonade thinking they were selling cocktails haha. At Benefit you could have makeovers etc but I didn’t bother with that as I was just admiring the cool retro decor! I treated myself to a new Roller Lash as I’ve used all mine up (at BeautyCon you got 10% off which was cool) and it came with a free funky makeup bag which was cute! I then went over to the Tarte stand where I wanted to go crazy but just ended up getting a small eyeshadow palette and a pretty blush for only £10 each! I wanted their mascara but unfortunately it had sold out.
We then just wandered around for a bit and then decided to go see Carli Bybel at her meet & greet. Luckily, I didn’t have to queue because it was huge! She seemed lovely and her makeup was flawless but I only spoke to her briefly. I met so many other amazing people and quite a lot of talented people knew who I was which seemed weird…in a good way of course!
Before I left NYX kindly gave me a goodie bag full of their amazing products! I’m so excited to try everything!
All in all if you love YouTube you will LOVE BeautyCon! I did think there would be more stalls but it was still awesome. I’m just dreaming of the day I get to do a meet and greet (if you believe you will achieve…). I can truly say I left feeling even more inspired for more channel to succeed. I can’t wait for the next one!
Did you go to BeautyCon??