Sunday, June 28, 2009
You've all made me a winner!!!!!!
I know my posts seemed to have gone on vacation....but believe me....yours truly was not...ha ha ha
I have done some super fun things this lat week....I'm gonna post them as soon as I can...
but here is what was waiting for me on my kitchen counter when i got home last night....a big box full of make-up treasures from ELLE magazine for being the winner for 2 weeks in a row!!!!!! Thanks to all of you precious and beautiful souls....rocked the vote for the Kandee videos like people rock concerts!!!
THANK YOU SO, SO, SO MUCH!
IT WAS LIKE A KANDEE REVOLUTION!
I am so honored to have won again...I received all the same make-up they used on GWEN STEFANI (i love her...and her article in the JULY issue, made me feel so normal...Ill tell you why in a sec...)...so with all the same make-up...I'm going to recreate her same exact look...look out for a new video!!! yay...finally! ha ha ha
Well, the best part about the interview is how fragile Gwen's spirit is....she comes across and this rad, super tough, yet uber-cool and stylie girl....yet in the article she is vulnerable, delicate, self-depricating, and questions her "coolness and style"....
I feel the same way...
a guy who filmed part of the LA Glaminars said, "you are so great to listen too and you are real because you are self-depricating at the same time, it makes you not at all pretentious"...
the truth is, my feelings get hurt...sometimes I'll read a mean or rude comment and i've let it ruin my whole day...replaying the cruel words again and again in my head...
I am slowly learning to not to let everything hurt me...i have been hurt a lot in my life...and many very mean things have been said to me....everything from hating the sound of my voice to how I walk, to things so awful I can't write them down even....
I know we were not created to soak up everyone's opinion, so I am slowly learning that it's okay when people say mean things, I don't have to let myself be hurt by them...
I do cry...I get sad...my heart gets sad for other people too...I was on the verge of tears all night after the Glaminars talking to girls who were moved to tears and so excited that I had shined a light on their heart to encourage their dreams and in turn,change their lives.....
i hope we can all be careful with our words...are we building others up or tearing them down? and to everyone that has been hurt or is hurting....know that we are stong, and beautiful, and the words only have the power we let them have.
I am deciding not to care about this person's opinion today! ha ha ha ha
may your heart swell with love and beauty...knowing you are loved and cared for...I want to pour love and the biggest hug into each one's heart right now...
and thanks so, so much for making the girl who never won that much and ate lunch by herself in highschool....a winner! hee hee hee
go to www.videostar.elle.com
thanks so much.....you guys are the best!!!! videos and posts are back in action!!! xoxo Kandee
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kandee, you are my favorite MUA on YT, you have a great sprit that comes across& i always look forward to your next video :) and Yes you too have challenged me to make a change in career direction so thank-you ever so much for that :)
OMG kandee that's exactly what happens to me I'm so sensitive to other peoples comments. I recently have been trying to be more confident but it doesn't work. That note made my day =) thank you so much and have a beautiful day!!!!
Oh Kandee, you're absolutely beautiful. All I need is a hug right now, and your words really make me smile.
I must admit, sometimes I go through your video comments and "tumbs down" mean comments. Some people are such jerks!
Love you! xox
Kandee you are so beautiful and so very talented!!! I'm only 18 and i hardly ever wear makeup... but after reading your blog for a little while now and watching your videos you have inspired me! My favorites are the "natural" makeup looks and you T shirt cutting videos! I love how you show everyone your videos and teach us who don't know! Whenever I get ready for an event or something special I always think about what you have said! And I absolutely love your hair styling videos!!!!
Mahalo for everything you do!! You have such a special talent and a love for what you do - don't ever let anyone's negative comments get to you!! You are an inspiration to everyone here!
Have a beautiful day! xox
omg i don't know how anyone could say anything mean about you. you seem like the sweetest most down to earth person!
I've never been the confident type but i'm working on it and your tips help so much and help people just be themselves and how that's OK.
love your videos so much!!!!!
Hey Kandee! Congrats on the wins, you deserve it. Love the vids...keep 'em coming. Btw, I just got the Elle magazine yesterday and was wondering if you could tell us what red lipstick they used on Gwen. It's gorge!
u sooo deserve it!
First of all, congratulations on your winnings! You truly deserve it for changing so many lives, mine as well! Lately I've been feeling kind of lost considering all the bad things happening to me within last few years, but you've inspired me for a change of career! I'm following your steps and beginning to live my dream
You know that ancient story about how the rarest jewels can only be appreciated by few wisest people - ignore all the nasty comments and save your shiny heart for beautiful things to come!
Love from your biggest fan in Croatia, Europe
Kandee you are amazing! I hope you truly understand how much you help people and what a beautiful person you are.
How could anyone ever say anything mean about you? I have really enjoyed watching your videos on you tube- you have taught me so much. You seem like a very nice person and even though I've never met you, I like you and so do hundreds of others. Don't let anyone tell you that there is something wrong with you. You're awesome!!!!
Kandee you are truly a beauty inside and out! xoxoxoxoxoxox I LOVE watching your videos!
I had no idea that you felt this way...I have felt lonely, sad, friendless, and it doesn't feel good. when you let someone get in your head it can definitely ruin your whole day. Im sooo happy that you are overcoming this and I am learning to do the same. Life is too short to be hung up on what people say and think about you. After all, its what we feel about ourselves that counts the most.
Thank you for acknowledging you are also vulnerable like so many of us...I love your work and I enjoyed attending your Glaminar(6/19/09)
Woo Woo Congrats on the win!!! :)
I also replay the cruel things people have said to me again and again in my head ( You're not alone there)
Just always remember that the people who think you're fantastic by far out weigh the horrid people who get their kicks from saying mean things. The fact that you’re magical with a make up brush in your hand is just extra cool points for Kandee
The only reason people say mean things to you is because they are insecure about themselves and only want what you have and be who you are. Enough psychology.
You are awesome!!!! I can't wait for the next video!!! (I'm hooked lol) More hair videos maybe?
Kandee I was at your glaminars and you are great! If any one is negative then they are just sad because you are so full of light and they aren't! You are so inspiring that I am going to get out there and do makeup! This is Elisa by the way...the hat maker from London. I sent you an email about making hats for you. If you are still interested please let me know! :)
Kandee, thanks for your words.
I am like you, I let bad words letting me down for an entire day and more.. and that since.. ever ! >.<
Actually someone very close to me hurts me with very bad words everyday. Everything I do is wrong, this person don't even listen to how and what I think..
And I'm very far from my family so it's very hard time..
I also broke my ankle and cannot do sport since about 3 months now, and I have to listen so many things about my body etc.. it's already hard for me to see that by myself.. but it hurts.
but even if I know my leg hurts too much to do sport (going to my job is already very painful) I let these word let me down.. I KNOW I should not, but I'm so sad, it's hard to control..
Maybe I should just go back to my country. But in a way I don't wanna give up now. But I cry..
So thank you. thank you so much for your smile in your videos and your nice words.
So today I think that..
a kandee a day keeps the doctor away ! ^____^
You are the best! don't forget it!
hi Kandee, i love your make-up vedios, they're really awesome!!
What i'm trying to say is....don't mind those mean words. some are too picky and some are just out of jealous. Just be yourself. ;)
You are just amazing! This letter almost made me cry, it was so open, honest, vulnerable and sweet. If someone wants to be negative let them be. We can all choose to smile and rise above it. I mean no matter how awesome someone is, there will always be someone who wants to say something negative for whatever reason, right?
I think I am also alot like you, but I feel great and like I'm 'taking back my own power' when I choose not to let negativity upset me. Life's just too short :)
Thanks for being such and inspiration, not only creativity wise but your lovely character is so inspiring. I hope you some to Europe someday.
Lots of love,
Very well said :)
It sucks to be one of those people that can't shed stuff off like others can at times, otoh having a hard shell around me would maybe stop me from bothering about the crap others somtimes say but I think it would make us pretty lonely too..
And what I found out is that most of the times for every idiotic person out there there are 5 sweet people around that are supportive or at least let one be the way we want to be without putting us down.
I think you rule Kandee, you got me with your tutorials about T-shirt recons into crafting and you can not even start to imagin what a great vent I have found in that!!! Honestly, I'm so much more happy now with having this hobby, with creating stuff, with being busy coming up with new ideas how else I can recycle old stuff into new things, and that truely comes down to your tuts on YouTube.
You probably have encouraged more people to make the best out of us or to be creative in whatever way then you'll ever know.
You rock my world and I give you a huuuuge virtual hug, stay as you are, you're perfect in every way, even in the not so perfect ways! :)
Greetings from good ole Europe,
In cyberspace...the bold are generally faceless nameless bullies who get a rise out of insulting others. Kandee, you are a fantastic person. I consider you a very brave and courageous woman. A kind person who has shared herself openly to the public. You have helped me in so many ways with your videos. Seeing you...out there...living your dream. You have no idea what subtle but very positive ways you have impacted my life. We are all searching aren't we? All searching to be alive. Well, you are living a life that is true to yourself, never be ashamed or sad about that. Let no one place a shade on your splendid light. Especially not the cowards I've seen typing up a bunch of baloney here. They do not know you. Let them crawl back into their dark ugly holes and rot with their poison. God Bless.
I found your youtube channel last week and loved watching the videos. I just love how you are on your videos, your voice is nice to listen to, the way you love is also nice. And of course I also love your tutorials and started to try them. Don't be discouraged. We love you. And the way you explained the interview with Gwen Stefani, really touched me, and shows to me that your really are a nice person.
Could you maybe do a video about the basic colours(preferably MAC because I live in the Netherlands and the other brands are difficult to get over here) and brushes I need to start off a makeupcollection? I have a neutral skintone.
Before I forget, I also love the vids about changing t-shirts and making jewelry, I love these creativeness, I already made on t-top!
If I lived in the US I really would go to one of your glaminars.
Take care, and those who want to hurt you, are just jealous of you.
It sounds a cliché but I think it is true.
In the comments I saw that you have a lot of friends in Europe!
A big hug and greetings from
You are a beautiful person....
Hey kandee congrats on the win, i did vote and i hope my small effort can in someways express the huge gratitude that i have towards your videos for putting a little fun and sparkle into the day to day bla-ness that life can be!
enjoy your elle goodies- kisses from the uk Amy
kandee you absolutely deserve all the wonderful comments you get. in your videos, you've never seemed fake to me, but always genuinely honest and sweet. even though you're this drop dead gorgeous traveling makeup artist...you're still someone i look at and think oh man, i wanna be like her. she's so humble and talented. and if it helps, i will honestly let one person's comment or even a mean look ruin my whole day. its all i think about and it bums me out so much. but we have to ignore it and move on because who cares!! :)
hello kandee! i´m a midtwenty girl and i love your blog so much, that i´m forced him to look every day! your tips and tricks are so great! your funny, cool and prospective. your living adjustment is great! i am a real fan of you!!! it´s great that you won it is your merit - enjoy your victory :)
hopefully i have not made many mistakes... i´m from german and my english is not really good. but i learn a lot when i read your blog - inasmuch: i´m looking forward to the next..... have a great day! daniela
Just Read your twitter posting Hope you feel better soon !!
Congrats on your win--it is well deserved!!
I can't believe anybody would ever say anything mean to you--you are truly a beautiful person inside and out and your messages are always so positive and uplifting! Don't let the negative people get to you--they're obviously insecure about themselves if they feel the need to pick on somebody like you.
Hi Kandee, you are such an inspiration. I'm so sorry to hear you've been hurt by rude comments on here. You've been nothing but amazing with your ability to give and share with us. My encouragement to you is to let other people own their ugliness. Their ugliness is not your burden to bear--it really is their problem and they should seek help. Remember that you are loved by many people and have inspired and encouraged so many. Keep doing what you are doing because for every one person who says a hateful thing, there are like 20 who love you and what you do. Keep smiling Kandee, and God Bless!! You are very talented!
Kandee I just wanted to thank you for the recent Glaminar weekend in L.A. I attended the Saturday class, and I just have to say it was so full of uselful information. I reviewed my notes, and typed them out, and my friend said "Wow that is a lot of useful information" I've taken make up classes before (one time from Clint Eastwood's personal make up artist) and I have to say hands down your class was the most fun, informative, and professional. I don't want to be a make up artist at this point in my life, but I just want to feel confident and pretty on a daily basis! I hope you never doubt that the Glaminars weren't a great idea and hope you offer the Glaminars in the future for other people to attend so they can have the same great experience I had. Thank you for our gifts. I'm using the NYC black eyeliner every day! Also incorporating your tips into my make up routine, I just feel so much more confident and pretty (for my husband!) Thank you. You are an angel and a very special person. Thank you again for sharing your knowledge with us! You deserve the Elle award for sure! From Carolyn (the person with the yellow rose ring on Saturday)
Kandee you are truly an inspiration!!! I'm starting school next week to become an Esthetician. My best friend referred me to your you tube video's and I have watched them everyday since! God Bless you!
I love reading your blog and watching your youtube vids. My hubby watches them with me and we LOVE your voice!
Oh Kandee you so deserved it...and you deserve more! I watch all your videos and I wish I was closer to attend your Glaminars :D
Yes, people are mean, a critique isnt meant to be destructive..there are ways to express one´s opinion without being rude and hurt someone´s feelings but dont be bothered by it..for 1 rude comment you have zillion saying such good thing..You are a beautifull person inside out!
this blog post really touched my heart :)
your the best!
Kandee, It is to bad we didn,t know eachother in Douglas. I bet we would have been great friends! I am sure I would have looked better if you had been my friend... lol Next time you are home and want someone to shop with or go to the beach with let me know. I would love to get to know you better. And congrats on such success. I love your site! I have told all my girly friends about you.
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