The first day of Generation Beauty was exciting, and, as I expected, crazy busy, but Sunday was far less crowded and more relaxed. It was also a shortened day, and while there were fewer speakers than the first day, I found the second day to be the best for networking and connecting with people that I missed on day one.
One prime example of this was getting to meet the Queen B of YouTube, and, in my opinion, the next Oprah, Michelle Phan. I attended the filming workshop with her production team at FAWN, and got to see her direct a makeup tutorial. After the session, she was kind enough to meet with many of the attendees (there were a lot).
I had my nails done at the Nicole by Opi booth, and I revisited the braid bar, and was super happy with how they styled it again (the flowers are real). I also met up with yet another star YouTuber, Evelina Barry (evelinicutza), and enjoyed a slice of New England with a Connecticut-style (of course) lobster roll from Cousins Maine Lobster food truck.
My overall opinion of the first Generation Beauty event is positive, and while I can’t attend next year (Walter’s brother is getting married!), I plan on going again the following year.
If you were at Gen Beauty I’d love to hear your thoughts!