This was my first beauty event and I was ecstatic!! I could not believe this was happening. I had heard so many great things about these events but never had the opportunity to attend. This year, this event caught my eyes and I could not miss it for the world.
This event was held on September 23-24 at the Javits Center in NYC. The event started at 11 a.m. I did arrive quite early so I did not wait much on the lines. The lines in general were very well maintained and moved very quickly. I was quite impressed with the management of the whole event. This event is by Ipsy, which is a monthly subscription box with lovely products from makeup and skin care brands.
When I arrived inside, there were so many brands of makeup and skin care. It was amazing. It is important to devise a plan on how you will going through all of the booths. The best way, I realized, was going to one booth and just getting that over with. If you think that a certain line is too long and keep moving that way, you will just waste time because all the lines had quite a wait. The average wait time was about 15 minutes to 45 minutes. Almost all of the brands also gave some sort of free sample of their products, which was lovely of course.
There is a lot, and I mean a lot of walking to do so wear whatever you think is comfortable. That can mean heels to you, or flats to me. 🙂 I also would say to bring a snack and drink from outside since PokeBowls, Pinkberry, and a deli choices is all you can have. They are also quite pricey. I would advice to bring your own.
I had the chance to meet-up with a few amazing beauty gurus, such as Nicole Guerriero, Kandee Johnson, and Mario Dedivanovic. There were others as well, which unfortunately held their meet-up around the same time. NikkiTutorials, Christine Dominique and RoxetteArise were a few that also had meet-ups. This experience was also a first since I have only seen these beauty gurus on YouTube. UH-MAY-ZING!!!
You also get a GenBeauty Gift Bag that had oh-so-many goodies. I will let you all know which products I enjoyed and which ones were ew in an upcoming post. There were so many goodies that you definitely get you money worth. I will be going next year as well, luckily, so yaaaay!!! It was a memorable event for me and a definite steal.
Keep at it for Part II, where I will discuss all the products I received at GenBeauty. Till next time my lovelies ❤