Monday, August 30, 2010

Houston, Glaminar, and Baby Bumps

A close-up from our "Glaminar Group Shot"...
like "where's waldo?", "where's kandee?".....me surrounded by all my Glaminar -star "love bugs" and all their shiny silver gift bags!

Houston....it may be ridiculously hot and humid here, but something else was in the air thicker than the moist air - it was full of love, hope, happiness, tears, and such an incredible, incredible day! I will not be the same after this weekend. Not only did the girls who came say they it was a life changing experience...this weekend changed my heart beyond belief!

I have to say HOUSTON, has been one amazing place! From feeling all the love that everyone poured out about congratulating my about my "cupcake in the oven" to just being an incredible weekend of heart-opening experiences! This was more than I could have ever expected!
This is Aubrin, a make-up superstar-in-the-making and our official Youngest Glaminee ever - she is 11 years old and will be doing make-up for an entire dance troop of girls! She came to the Glaminar as her birthday present....and we had a birthday dinner with her afterwards at Benihana's that was sooooo fun! She even shared her recipe of Gingerale with lime juice with me...and we all sang her happy birthday over her green tea ice cream. Two other precious Glaminar Stars had dinner with us, sweet Lauren, and the beautiful Talia...I had such a fun dinner with you all! (or should I say ya'll....I want to adopt using ya'll...it's so stinkin' cute!)
And this is a little peek at the "kandee baby bump" growing! Thank you to every sweet and generous heart that brought me a gift..from books, to jewelry, to a keychain,  to a sparkly flower pen, hello kitty goodies to cupcakes and sweet, sweet baby things...I opened your gifts and read your notes and cards...and my heart was just exploding with joy and love...you all bring me to tears!
I love each one of you dearly...and I am privileged to be able to touch your lives and inspire you, help heal your hearts and fill you with hope...way beyond just teaching you make-up!

Please enjoy this video...I love you all so, so much!
video
typed with love, your friend (even if you've never seen me in person...we ARE friends!)....kandee

PS. I ate the best thing ever today...a root beer float cake...OMGoodness! It was from Ruggles in Houston. So yummy!

51 comments:

Chelsea said...

I'm glad you liked Houston :)! I live here as well, but no way had enough money to pay to go to your Glaminar haha. If only...

If you liked the Houston part of Texas you should visit Austin! Texas hill country is BEAUTIFUL and is a site that nobody should miss out on <3

Katie said...

You look amazing; congratulations and good luck with your newest addition! He / she will be very lucky to have you as a mama!

GGKandeefan said...

OMG I wish I could be there but I am from SPain!!! PLeas help me with my blog by giving me soe
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Laura said...

Rootbeer Float cake is trully heavenly isn't it? I make it in cupcake form. I wish I would have found you soon enough that I would have been able to attened your Houston session, but I did not. Though I am so happy to hear you enjoyed our fair city and even more that you expierenced our hospitality. I know its something most Texans take to heart. :) Congrats and wishing you a happy and heathy nine months.

SSBenjamins said...

Looks like it was so much fun, your little bump is SO cute- I wish you were coming to Utah- Your SO amazing.. Best of love and luck to you.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you enjoyed Houston. I wanted to go really badly, but I don't have the money right now because of school. There's a lot of friendly people here, but it is incredibly hot & humid. Congrats on your little one!:)

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you enjoyed Houston. I wanted to go really badly, but I don't have the money right now because of school. There's a lot of friendly people here, but it is incredibly hot & humid. Congrats on your little one!:)

Nicole said...

Kandee, you look beautiful with your teeny little sugar cupcake in the tummy! Congrats again and I'm glad the Houston Glaminar went so well. I hope you are getting some rest now. God bless you.

mom+3 said...

You are so sweet and you do touch peoples hearts! We all love you so much. CONGRATS on the baby !!!!
cant wait to see you again!

Kristy said...

kandee
thank you for sharing! loved the video. you are amazing! thank you for all you do!

Vix said...

Kandee i'm so jealous of everyone that went! I live in the UK so i can't come to the glaminars. I always feel like your posts are filled with so much happiness and you really put a lot of thought into them. Congratulations on your baby! And i just wanna say you really inspire me and make me feel happy everytime i read your blog!

Love Vix xxxxx

shorty4u262002 said...

aweeeeeee...look at your lil' punkin' starting to poke out there...soooo sweet! Muahhhhh

*ms.angela89* said...

Thanks for sharing your journey and experience with us who were unable to attend. Your so inspirational and inspiring everyday! Beautiful pictures with all the fans! Can't wait to see what else you have in store for us. Love you KANDEE!

Love, Angela

michelle said...

omgosh!!!!! we all are sooo beautiful! i had a wonderful experience!!!! glama-mama =) we love you!

Marie said...

I had so much fun with you. It was my first week of school and I was so exhasted but I had so much energy being around you! You are so fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing all that knowledge.

Eryn said...

Kandee you are so fantastically joyful and amazing and I see that in each and every post I read of yours. The people who are blessed enough to have you in their life are so very lucky. Thanks for all your encouraging words and have a lovely day with your little cupcake in the oven. ;)
<3, Eryn

Ashley said...

Hiii Kandee I love you soo much. I just got done watching the video of the Houston glaminars and let me tell it just makes me so sad that I cant come to see you. You are the most amazing person I have ever came across and you are truly a blessing. I am so happy and supportive of your new cupcake!!! I hope he/she comes out to be just like you amazing, encouraging, inspirational, and everything you are. I am really sorry I cant make it to the glaminars in NYC. Ive been saving up for two months now and by the time the NYC glaminar comes around I will probably only have enough for the traveling expences. The crazy thing about it all is that i just want to meet you all the makeup and giftbag stuff would be a huge bonus all i wanna do is just be in the same room with you and be able to talk to you. Ive been so depressed just knowing that i cant come to see you and your so close. But everything happens for a reason right god has some crazy reason why he wont give me the blessing of coming to meet you. I just wanted to tell you that I love you and I love watching your videos. I am really excited for you and your new cupcake and I hope that you get everything you ever want because you deserve it. I hope you have a ridiculously nice day!!!<3<3<3

Kathleen Neves said...

Is there going to be a San Francisco Glaminar in the near future? If so, SIGN ME UP!!

**Also let me know if there are any volunteer opportunities. I would love to help you out any way I can.

schuly said...

oooh this makes me want to go to your glaminar in london even more!! Do you think you are going to make it even with your cupcake in the oven?? I live in Rome (italy) and I'm already searching for some flights. Please let me know if I can come even if I don't have any experience in MUA...
thank you sooooo much! <3

Adalena said...

It is soo amazing, the effect you have on people. I love reading your blogs, watching your videos and just you overall. You are a breath of fresh air. Love ya!!! Oh yeah & congrats on the little cupcake...God bless :)

Christine said...

Love the video, so much love and happiness <3

Wish i could be there with you guys <3

xoxo Christine

http://christineiversen.blogspot.com/

NancyToussaint said...

You are such an inspiration,you are so awesome,God bless you,and keeping shining your light upon others and those girls,your baby will be so blessed to have a mother like you!

Nikki said...

Congrats on being pregnant! I just found out I am 5 weeks 5 days pregnant also! I am 23 and just got out of a nasty divorce and horrible marriage last year, met this incredible guy and we are happy and going to start a family. I was told I could NEVER have children so this came as a huge shock to everyone but we are very excited and nervous at the same time haha.

Congrats on your little cupcake! And it doesnt matter if you are married or not when God descides its time it is time. I never believe it until now.

Goodluck and H&H 9 months!

Jana said...

Kandee, thank you so so much for sharing yourself with the internet world. Your videos and writings have helped me to feel so much more beautiful every day!

These glaminars look like so so much fun. I hope I can make it out to one some day, but I'm a poor college student in Minnesota for now :P Congrats on the new pregnancy!

LittleMuki said...

So sad i can't be part of this :( Be happy Kandee <3 Lov you

Dolly said...

Hey Kandeekins...Glad to see you so active and excited!!! I'm so happy you have called the rest of us your friends too, who haven't been to your glaminars! Yay!!!

Take care and do take time to relax!!!

DoLlY

spaez412 said...

Glad everything is going well for u! Congrats on the new baby.. I would love to see a video on jlo looks! Really like the way she looks with dark eyes and nude lips, I know right now u have ur hands full with the glaminars and now the baby but whenever u have a chance pls pls! And also if u could say what u think about ulta cosmetics
Thanks.
Xoxo susy

Christine said...

God's using your life in so many wonderful ways; reading your blog/watching your videos inspires me so much! Thanks for sharing the love from your heart.
Congrats on the sweet lil' baby, Kandee!! Love and blessings to you. <3

Keat ' Camafeo said...

Beautiful as always^^
I think i'll have to wait for that cupcake to come out to ask you to do a glaminar in portugal ^^ ihih

Melissa said...

Crying...those girls were so emotional and inspired. There is no way I can afford it at this time. So I am not sure if I should be happy for everyone who you've been able to touch and reach or if I should be jealous. Jealousy isn't very positive, I am not a hater, so I choose to be happy for them. Really, really wish I could attend NY or Toronto (from MI). I love you and your baby bump is THE CUTEST CUPCAKE EVER!!!! Love you Kandee! XOXOXO Your friend, Melissa

Bdaigle said...

I can not believe you were soo close! I'm from Baton Rouge, LA, and I would love to go to a glaminar!!

Ashley said...

Sounds like you had fun! I wish I knew about this sooner because I would have loved to have been able to come when you visit Atlanta on the 11th.

Samelevennn said...

Oh please please please come to Las Vegas... my life would be touched with such brightness if I would be able to see you at a Glaminar!

I'm so happy for you and your cupcake!

Pink Glitter Rock'n Roll said...

oh my GOSH! I have the chills watching that... you are so amazing... I really REALLY hope you decide to do LA again for your west cost date (or Santa Barbara!)

XO!!!

Panda, Panda! said...

Sounds like you had an awesome time! You look fantastic!

nadia said...

Helo kandee, i read and heard all the great comments you had. It's amazing!!
I realy hope that you ever see the oportunity to come to Belguim so that i can meet you at the glaminar. It would be amazing.
Greets and congrats with your litle baby

nadia said...

Kandee i hope that some day you can come to Belgium in Europe!
I realy like to meet you at the glaminars but it's so far for me to travel to America.
Congrats with your little baby greets from nadia

nadia said...

hi Kandee first i wish you the very best with your baby. You are blessed with a miracle.
I also wanne give you great comments on your glaminars, it looks so awsome! I hope that you come one day to Belgium in Europe.
Greetz nadia

Charlee said...

Congrats on your lil cupcake Kandee :) Your such an inspiration xxx

Cupcake said...

I would love to come see you in Vegas, I'd make you and your little cupcake... a cupcake! Hehe. =)

xo

Selma said...

Kandee I don't know where to start. I've been following you for about one and a half year, and I thought I'd seen all of your videos, but apparently not. Me, my sister and my cousin were discussing you and how good you were at what you were doing and my sister mentioned something about how bad she felt for you because you told your story in one of your videos, and I was like Whata heck, I haven't watched that. You have to be kidding. She told me what you were saying in the video and I couldn't believe it. I couldn't understand that such a happy and cheerful girl could've gone though that kinda shit. So ever since I came back home from my vocation I've been looking for that video and now that I've found it I just can't stop crying.

I really envy you. If that would have happened to me I would have lost all hope and never got myself up. But you did it, twice, and I just can't stop looking up at you, honestly. Not only are you a great makeup artist, but also a great mother, friend, daughter and everything else.

Anyway, I hope you have a great day and so on. I really have to go to sleep now, I'm sick as hell. haha. xoxo

Come At Me Bro said...

This is awesome!

leelee05 said...

Hey Kandee! Could you do a tutorial on how to apply cream blush, I can never get it to look just right!? I'm using Lillicent from MAC! Thanks! You rock!!!!

jewelzmomof4 said...

Hey there Kandee!!!! I am new to your blog but I just LOVE to watch your videos on You Tube!!! I have used your tips on flawless skin and my husband loves it lol.I have used many of your other tips and I am excited to keep trying new stuff. I am in the process of saving up to expand in the amount of colors i have in my makeup bag lol. I hope you have fun in Texas and congrats on the baby bump lol it is always nice to start showing so you no longer look just bigger you finally look pregnant!!! LOL

Shaheen Shine said...

OMG! Kandee your pregnant? that's so wonderful! congratulations =) may you and your family be blessed, and protected, praise the Lord. that's so awesome!

Looks like you had a lot of fun at the Glaminare, I want to attend so badly, hopefully in the future i can attend! =)
Huge Love,and Hugs Shaheen

Cari said...

congrats on the baby

Simone said...

Kandee your so pretty I always watch everything!!!

rick123 said...

I really wish I was in USA :(
so i would have a chance to learn all the make up tricks with an awesome makeup artist like you!!!

rick123 said...

I really wish I was in USA, so I would have a chance to learn all the make up tricks and get to meet an awesome, funny, friendly make up artist like you!!! :(

Makeup By LisaMarie said...

Aww these pictures are great!!! I love that an 11 year old got to do it!! That's fantastic!!! Congrats to her and everyone else!!!! xoxox I wish I could go to one!!! Have a great weekend!!

Jinxy said...

happiness is in the air... !


Jinxy,
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