As you guys know, I recently went to GenBeauty and this weekend I am going to BeautyCon. I am so excited to go with my best friend, Gissel ! After surviving my first Beauty conference, I wanted to share with you how I managed to survive, and maybe even thrive during GenBeauty. Going to Beauty conferences is an amazing experience and I want to share with you some tips and tricks that I learned, so you can use them at your next conference.
Wear Comfortable shoes– as comfortable as you think those cute booties are, you will not survive the day on hardwood floors wearing those. You will constantly be on your feet, so wear sneakers. I know they aren’t as cute as some other shoes but I promise your body will thank you the next day. Trust me, I know from experience.
Bring a water bottle– The events are so crowded, you will get hot. No matter how great the air condition is. Please also keep in mind you will be in close quarters with plenty of people and it gets toasty. Since you are constantly moving, it is so easy to get dehydrated. So save yourself and bring a bottle of water.
Bring snacks– This is so important! I went to GenBeauty alone, so I didnt have anyone to eat with or save my spot in line. You might say to yourself that you won’t forget to eat. As someone who is obsessed with food. I am someone who forgot to eat at the conference and I got extremely sick that night. So if you are alone, bring a granola bar to nosh on while waiting in line for everything.
Bring an extra charger– You will need to post to social media in order to receive some bonus products. Brands want you to be following them. I’m sure their will be wifi but do not neglect to bring a portable charger.
Bring a small bag– you will be given countless bags from brands and sometimes the convention itself, so do not bring a big bag. It will damage your experience at your conference.
Bring your business cards– you will have the opportunity to network and connect with other creators and brands! It’s important to be professional and make those connections, you never know where they might lead.
Bring Money!– Not all brands sell products but some of them do and they give some amazing deals to beauty lovers. I got a highlighter that retails for $35 for $10. I also got a palette that retails for $45 for $30.
Divide and Conquer– Since I was alone at Generation Beauty, I had to go to all of the brands myself. If you are with a friend or drag a boyfriend (which I saw so many times), pick and choose the brands you want to go too. You might want to check out different brands based on preferences. Give your friend your ticket ( at Genbeauty you had little tickets you use to get products) and wait in line for the brands you want.
EAT– if you are not a snacker, every venue will have somewhere to eat. Make sure you take time to do that or else things might not end well.
If you have the opportunity go to a meet-up- meeting people in their field is a great way to network and seek advice. Plus imagine all the likes you’ll get from posting that picture with your favorite creator. I met Mia Stammer and she took the time to answer my questions on YouTube. After I posted the photo of her, thanking her. She even left a comment (Guys she has over 1 million followers on instagram alone, I died.)
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So this is the first of many posts, I am going to share with you about my experience with Generation Beauty. It is a convention held by Ipsy. It happens in a few different cities each year and this past weekend it was in NYC. As soon as I found out about the event, I purchased my ticket (in March) and have been waiting for this weekend ever since! This convention is 2 days long. It was absolute craziness in the best way.
At the end of everyday you are given a swag bag products on top of the products you receive for talking to brands and walking around all day. There are also a ton of meet-ups and I got to meet IAMKARENO, Christen Dominique and Mia Stammer! Meeting them was an amazing experience and was the cherry on top of my experience at GenBeauty.
Christen and me!
Me and Mia, the only photo we were serious for!
So without further ado, I am going to share with you the items in the Swag bag from both Saturday and Sunday. Each caption will have a bit about the products.
As soon as I heard about this highlighter kit, I was fascinated by it. I had watched countless videos of bloggers swatch and apply and it was nothing short of beautiful. So as soon as I saw that they were restocking the kit, I had to order it. I did something super unsafe, I ordered it on my phone as I wandering the streets of NYC. Oops! I wanted to make sure I got it before it sold out, since I was so used to that with Kylie Cosmetics. My favorite tutorial is below!
It shipped out rather quickly and about 3 or so days later, I had the beautiful kit in my hands. The packaging is lovely. The kit is a lovely shade of icy blue. As I opened it, I couldn’t get over how beautiful it was. I loved the names of the colors and the shades.
I was a little intimidated by some of the shades, primarily the shade called Purple Horseshoe. As I swatched them items below, you can see that the colors are extremely pigmented. However, they are very wearable and buildable.
This palette was easy to fall in love with. It’s become my go-to highlighter product.
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As you guys know, I am 100% obsessed with Burberry! It’s my favorite luxury brand and it’s a great overall company. I’ve visited their flagship store many times and every time I step foot in Burberry store here, I feel like I am home. I actually just bought a cashmere sweater from them and I cannot wait to wear it!
However that’s not what I want to talk about today, I do want to talk about Burberry beauty. I’ve had a few of their products and I’ve fallen in love with them. So as soon as I found out about their Cat Lash mascara, I knew I had to try it. After allowing Burberry and Sephora to create a Pinterest board for me, I was sent the cat lash mascara for free! I was so excited! The packaging was so cute! It was a small sleek black box and when I opened it, it looked just like this.
I loved the simple look on the model and I couldn’t wait to check out the wand. This mascara was created to add volume and lengthen lashes. The wand was created in a special way, so you really comb up through your lashes. I found that this wands works really well and it really does help lengthen lashes.
I tried this with a lash primer and without a lash primer. To be honest, it didn’t really affect or impact this mascara. My lashes may be a hair longer using the primer but this is a mascara you do not necessary need a primer with.
The pigmentation is good, I received the color jet black. As you can see from the image above, the pigment was a little more on the brown side of things, which is cool but I was hoping it would be a solid black. All in all, this mascara is long-lasting and works extremely well for lengthening your lashes. If you are looking for a lengthening mascara, this is a great option.