If you were to tell me on this day last year that I would be having a meet and greet hosted by one of my favorite beauty brands, I would say you were delusional. I can't believe how much has changed in less than a year and I'm so grateful for it all.
Today, I was at Generation Beauty doing a meet and greet with the wonderful people at Jouer Cosmetics. You guys know how much I love Christina Zilber (Founder of Jouer Cosmetics) - when I told her how upset I was that their famous Luminizing Moisture Tint didn't match my skin tone, she created a shade that did! I mean who does that? HER. That's who! When I was in L.A. last week, Christina asked if I would be interested in doing a meet and greet with them at GenBeauty and it took me by complete surprise. I had never done one before and I couldn't help but ask myself "will anyone even show up?". I know that sounds insecure on my part, but I'm really not. It's more that I just feel like I am friends with all my subscribers/followers - I can't imagine standing in front of a step & repeat being lucky enough to actually meet everyone who supports me!
That feeling changed today. As I was walking up to the booth, I couldn't help but be in complete shock at what I saw. The line was insane (in the best way possible), and I was taken aback by all the familiar faces! There were supporters from my Snapchat, YouTube, Instagram, and some that were all the above waiting in a line to meet with little ol me....what is life?! To be completely honest, I didn't even know how to sign my name so when I was asked for my autograph, I totally channeled 8 yr old Deeps who used to doodle her name on a note pad over and over again.
It all really came full circle today, and I felt like I needed to say a few thank you's:
-To all my subscribers, followers, fans (still feel weird saying that one) that came out: you have no idea what it meant to me having you there today. Thank you for sharing your stories, giving big hugs, and taking silly selfies. I don't think I'll ever get used to hearing that I inspire you guys but every time I do, it only inspires me to work harder and be better for you.
Below are a few pictures you guys shared on Instagram & tagged me in from the meet up and they made me smile so much that I had include them here - hope yall don't mind :)
-To Team Jouer: I will always remember you as the brand who hosted my 1st ever meet and greet & I am so appreciative for that. Thanks to your whole team for being so warm and welcoming to me. Oh & most importantly... thank you for taking over the Snapchat story & capturing all of the best moments of today (see it here incase you guys missed it!). I am forever a #JouerGirl <3.
In summary (bc I could really babble all day long about this), my first meet and greet was a total success, and I am so looking forward to doing more! My goal slash dream is to meet every single supporter I have at some point in my career. I want nothing more than to thank you all for making my dreams come true!
On that note, I will be at the South Asian Bridal Magazine show next Sunday & Beautycon NYC the weekend after that. I hope to get closer to my goal through each and every one of these appearances.