Wow.. where should I begin? Well.. for those who don’t know me personally, I am a huge fan of Pixiwoo.. have been watching their videos for years and have learnt immensely..
So, I was casually surfing through my FB on Monday and came across an update from Real Techniques page about Samantha Chapman visiting ULTA in the neighboring state IL 3 days later!!… State of panic gets into me.. to go or not to go… I really want to go but… Its a working day and its at least a 3.5 hours drive one way.. I will probably never have this opportunity again.. sigh..
That’s when having a wonderfully supportive partner comes in.. He knows how much I watch them and how highly I speak of them.. So, he is all set to take half of Friday off and drive me there!! Sweet!
We started off late.. So, decided to skip lunch to make sure we reach before the event started – the event was between 5-7pm! At that point, what we did not realize was that we were to go through Chicago city… We got stuck in Chicago traffic for over an hour!! So, we are running late, with no food and have no idea if we’ll make it.. I was sooo mad at everything.. I almost felt like I was going to miss the event, after all that travelling..
Finally, we reached Ulta at 6pm.. that gave me one hour at the event.. I see a sign outside Ulta with a Real Techniques logo and Samantha Chapman on the poster.. I walk in to see not just Sam but also NIC from PIXIWOO!!! All the hunger, exhaustion left me right then and all I could do was stare at them in awe – dumbstruck! They looked soooo gorgeous and were doing a demonstration on one of the audience members as I walked in.. Immediately following that, we were each handed a picture of Sam for autographs from the Pixiwoo sisters! It was so exciting.. watching the line shrink.. getting closer to them.. random thoughts in my head.. What should I ask them? What if I look/sound dumb? They look gorgeous.. Lol.. basically, I was a mess.. and soon it was my turn!
They were extremely sweet and sooo humble.. I really admired that about them throughout.. They were genuinely happy and proud of their work and wanted to share it with us.. I asked them some questions regarding my wedding makeup (Yes! I am getting married in Dec this year) and what facial feature I should focus on.. They were kind and gave me wonderful tips.. and then we took pictures!! It felt soo surreal.. Never in my wildest of dreams would I have thought of getting the opportunity to meet these gorgeous ladies and interact with them.. I just wish I was there longer..
Also, each of us got a free Real Techniques buffing brush with any purchase! That was super exciting because one typically needs to buy the whole Core collection set to get the buffing brush.. and it is one of my favorite brushes to buff in foundation on the skin.. I was really happy to get a free one.. YAY!
Some pictures from the event:
Me with the gorgeous pixiwoo sisters.. 🙂
In the end, I was so content and felt the drive was sooo worth it.. After the event, next thing on my mind – FOOD!!
P.S. Anybody else thinking about how gorgeous Nic’s eye makeup is! and how cute and beautiful Sam is? My Fiance couldn’t take his eyes off of her.. Lol.. I don’t blame him..
Do let me know if you would like to see more pictures from the event.. I’ll have a separate post with those..