Sunday, November 7, 2010

Oh please don't let me feel like a nerd!

Ohhhhhhh ..........TORONTO!!!

This morning I knew I was scheduled to speak at IMATS (International Make-Up Artist Trade Show) in Toronto....
and as any normal person.....I was nervous that no one would show up. I thought, "this will be so embarrassing if there's in only 2 people sitting in the big mainstage area!"....
and then I worried that no one would show up for the "autograph session"...
I had visions of me sitting in the chair waiting for someone to walk up...feeling like a nerd.
I could not believe it when I saw the entire seating area was filled and people were crowding around standing.....there were over 300 people trying to see!
And they told me afterward that I broke the record attendance at any IMATS event like this, EVER! I could not believe it! I felt like the cool kid in school...which I was never! ha ha ha (remember my stories of eating lunch by myself!)
me, waiting to hear a question being asked...(can you see my little microphone piece...fancy!)
I am still amazed at how crowded the room was, and how people stood up that didn't have seats the entire hour!
I was amazed that the hour seemed to go by soooooo fast, it felt like 10 minutes!
then my worries about no one coming to the "autograph" signing....which sounds so weird to me that anyone would want my autograph still....I just feel like it's lil' ol' me....
and then line wrapped around the convention center...and precious people waited over 3 hours in line to meet me! What an honor that anyone would stand for almost 3 hours just to meet me! People kept asking if I needed a break or wanted to stop...and I said , "no, I will keep going til I met everyone in line!"....
girls had me sign their bags, shirts, arms, wallets, IMATS booklets....
(I designed this page while flying to the LONDON Glaminar, while everyone else slept on the plane....I stayed up all night designing this to make the deadline by morning! I would get up to go to the bathroom or stretch....and the whole plane was asleep except for my little light.)
I could not believe this was the line for people to come and meet me.....I met so loved today...words cannot explain how honored I feel to mean so much to so many people....this is a gift greater than any award I could ever receive!
they even had 3 security men to handle the "autograph" signing...ha ha ha ha...for little old me!
me and my big-baby belly...meeting a precious girl...
It was truly an honor to meet everyone there...
and I just want to thank everyone for being so patient and kind....and for all the words and stories you shared with me....the greatest compliments I could ever receive is that I've inspired you or helped you through a hard time....that means so much more to me than just "teaching you how to look like a character" or how to do a great "smokey eye"....
make-up is fun for the outside.....
but I want to make hearts feel beautiful....
thank you to everyone today for letting me be a part of your life....I am ans will always be honored to a part of your lives....and I will cherish all the words from your hearts that you shared with me today!

My heart grew bigger today, with all your love inside it......
love, bigger than my belly....(ha ha ha)...your friend kandee

Now I must sleep to get ready for the Glaminar tomorrow!!!

51 comments:

Iris said...

Kandee you're an inspiration to many people out there! Why wouldn't there be a line up for people to get your autographs?!?

MUNNYRA said...

i wish i can meet u KANDEE =(

DeyiMizu said...

I want to meet you too:)

Kayla said...

You go girl! You're fantastic and an inspiration. If I got the chance to see you I'd be working my way tot the front too ;) Congrats for such a great turnout.


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Belány said...

Congrats Kandee! you are truly amazing! I would have also stayed in line for hours just to meet you :)I hope your little cupcake is doing very well! lots of love to u! <3

millameter_89 said...

Oh, I hope someday I'll meet you ^^

Maybe I will. =) <3

Noelle said...

I hope I can meet you someday. :)

But until then, will you please (please please) teach us a Rockette makeup look for Christmas?

Thank you.

xoxo,
kandee fam lil sis

Layla said...

If I ever got the chance to meet you I'd probably scream like crazy ... pause then pretend to be normal...lol
Stay sweet Kandee! God Bless!!!

Shannon said...

Hi Kandee, I just teared up reading the end of this post . . . that you are so blown away by how much you have influenced people . . . yes you have! You are my role model and inspiration. If I could meet you, I would be in tears to say thank you and I love you so much! I try to write you comments as much as I can, and I do hope that you read me. Big hugs and smiles! - Shannon

Christine said...

i love you Kandee <3 You are such an inspiration :)


xoxo Christine

http://christineiversen.blogspot.com/

Vikki said...

Awww wow thats so great! i so wanted to go to the london glaminar as its the only uk one you have done but i still live sooooo far from london! :-(((

This just shows how loved you are by everyone and what an impact you are having, its truly inspirational!

Vikki-Gabrielle World Blogspot

vikki xoxo

Tasha said...

It was so great to meet you briefly yesterday, Kandee! You're even more adorable in person than on youtube! I hope you're having a WONDERFUL Glaminar today! <3 God bless! xoxo

Mymoo said...
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Mymoo said...

We love you so much !!!!!
Huge hugs and kisses :-)

- Myriam

Meg (: said...

OMG :) It was amazing to be one of the first to meet you at Imats, Kandee! Haha you might be able to spot in your pictures I am wearing a grey and black striped top (the picture ontop of "girls had me sign their bags, shirts, arms, wallets, IMATS booklets...." I am the girl on the far right hand corner carrying a striped bag with long brown hair) Kandee you are my idol and thank you for being such an amazing inspiration!
Love Always,
Marina

Niki said...

It was so nice seeing you in person! I was nervous to ask you a question, during the Q&A. I hope some day you will have your own cosmetics line! You are such an amazing person!

Marie said...

I was really happy to hear your conference at IMATS yesterday, but I was too nerveous to stay in the line and to think about talking to you, I even say Enkore and Pursebuzz and I wasn't able to say a word... ( I actually said Hi to you when you were going on stage, but you probably don't remember me since there was a lot of people.. ) and when you answered I felt so little in the world, like if God said hello back... Anyway, to much rambling, I just wanted to let you now that you're one of the person that make me wnt to be a make up artist myself.

Thanks for being yourself,

Marie
marielovesmakeup.blogspot.com

Jami V. said...

Awww you are so deserving of all this love from people. You certainly light up our lives it is only fair we try to return the favor. You are a beautiful person inside and out, thank you so much for your amazing videos and blogs and sharing everything you do with us! I can't wait for the SF Glaminar not only to learn all I can from you but to actually get to meet you!!

furkie said...

awwhh, I would definitely go and meet you if I had the chance! You have been my biggest inspiration, you have really changed my life.
I decided to go to beauty school soon after I started watching your videos. At first I thought I would never go to beauty school because people around me thought it was a waste, or stupid, or something but I have learned from you to love makeup and embrace it! Furthermore, you have been my inspiration to start my blog. So thank you (:

http://beautylessons.blogspot.com/

Make Up and More by Evita!!! said...

OMG! Congratulations that everything turned out well, I totally did know you were pregnant!! God bless you and your entire family, hope everything goes great with the new baby on the way!!! xoxo Evita

evitaw2

⌂ Log Cabin Girl ⌂ said...
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⌂ Log Cabin Girl ⌂ said...

This looked great! I just want to say thanks for all the work you put into your blog/videos, you're awesome!

Maureen said...

kandee I was soo happy to see you at the Toronto IMATS we loooove u here! You are just as sweet and positive and beautiful in person as you are in your videos or ur blog. All the best to you and God bless u and your precious family.

Jen said...

Looks like a good turn out. I can't wait to meet you in LA for the Glaminar.
YAY!

-SoCalJen

Sarah W. said...

I still cant believe I met you. I mean, I didnt wait in line for 3 hours, I got to be with you for 3 hours!

I love you to pieces :)
As do we all :DDDDD

xoxox Sarah

marie said...

all so very surreal isn't it? thank you for everything kandee. along with all of your many talents, i love your creation for the program booklet, what program did you use on your computer to make it?

lilyflor said...

You go girl! I would wait in a line for 3 hours just to meet you as well :) I never done that for anyone yet! hopefully someday!! so glad for your great success Kandee!!

Joy said...

Kandee-
You are such an inspiration to me! You seem to have such a heart of gold. And after every post of yours I read, I get the encouragement to believe in myself and allow myself to be positive. Thank you for all you do!

<3
-Joy

Chéri Plein D'espoir said...

JEEZ LOUISE!!
I want to meet you soooo bad!!>.<
Ahh Im an aspiring makeup artist
and your videos give me alot of tips and helpful insight on how to do things right :]]
I hope to goto one of your glaminars
Im your #1 FAN but Im gonna have to wait a
year or two ( if you plan on having more glaminars in the LA area)
because I can't afford your glaminars :c
or most of the makeup you use..
BUT I CAN DREAM!!! <3

Lotti said...

I hope this means you'll return to Toronto to visit us many times in the future!

Charissa said...

Question: How is Sephora's makeup. I've seen a good deal on a bunch of eyeshadow, lipgloss, etc, all sold together in a set. Wondering how the quality is. Is it worth buying? Thanks...

Diane said...

Kandee, you're such a good person, no wonder God is sending you all these gifts, because you give them back to the world around !!!

kiss

Layla said...

Kandee your blog is so inspiring, happy and filled with love.
Everytime I check up on your blog I actually go away smiling. Im a working make-up artist and if I could achieve half of your success I would be happy.
Layla xxx

http://makeupbylayla.blogspot.com/

cuppycakeme said...

Kandee! you are a such an inspiration, please don't ever change! LOL That TOTALLY sounded like something I would have wrote in a highschool yearbook!ha! But I totally would have waited in line to see you :)

http://www.cuppycakeme.blogspot.com

Tranese said...

Hi kandee! I would love to attend at your glaminar, where can I get these tickets?

kandee johnson said...

Hi, yes you need to go to: www.glaminar.com I only have 3 Glaminars left, the I won't be doing them anymore! I need to rest! ha ha ah

rheannabowman said...

I would stand in line and wait as long as it would take to meet you! I have only been watching your videos for about 2 months now, i cant stop talking about you! I check you blog everyday to see what you are up to! I dont want to sound like a crazy stalker or anyting but i kinda feel like your a friend. you have such a way with your words, you are so real. Because of you i have been pushing myself to get a portfilio going and get my name out there for makeup. you inspire me so much, I cant wait to see you in L.A.! I cant believe that anybody would ever say bad things about you. If i ever hear them, ill kick butt for you! or just poke them in the eye!!! Thank you so much for what you have done for me, even though you dont know me. I hope you have a wonderful day! I hope that everybody you encounter today treats you with respect and shows you love!

Marisa said...

there needs to be one of these in Philadelphia. I have been thinking of making a career move or something i love doing (makeup) on the side. thanks for inspiration.

Rock that Look said...

You are so beautiful inside and out. You emit such a postive energy that can be felt from miles around. I am so thankful for the opportunity to have met you. You've inspired me in ways you'll never beleive. Thank you for visiting Toronto :)

Rock that Look said...

You are so beautiful inside and out. You emit such a postive energy that can be felt from miles around. I am so thankful for the opportunity to have met you. You've inspired me in ways you'll never beleive. Thank you for visiting Toronto :)

María said...

Congratulations, Kandee! you are such an amazing person.Kisses!

JenCrozier12 said...

I hate maternity pants too!!! I gave up and just wore ugly stretchy pants 3-sizes too big, and dresses! There was nothing stylish about me being pregers! You however look amazing! a couple more months until baby and im excited for you and your family. My birthday is on January 12th! It's a good day HINT HINT! LOL

kl said...

oh kandee!! you are SO wonderful and SO awe inspiring! you really are a wonderful person and you inspire me to continue being jolly no matter how dreary life can get!! thank you so much for your smiles and keeping in touch with your fans! love you lots!!!

Norwegian said...

i'm so sad i didn't get to go to one of your glaminars :((

TERCY said...

Kandee you are my Idol :P

lots of hugs

http://pigmentosrosamakeup.blogspot.com/

tercymakeup@hotmail.com

Meena said...

Kandee - seeing you at the Toronto IMATS was amazing. We were shocked at how much energy and love you had, right until the very end where we stopped you to chat again!! You truely are something amazing. It was so great to see you in person and hope you enjoyed Canada!

(PS: I am the oil and gas engineer turned cosmetic chemist)

Hugs & kisses!!!

Meena

Nicole Dawn said...

You're such an amazing person inside and out and that is the main reason why people radiate to you...thank you for being you. Your words have done so much for me, thank you so much Miss. Kandee!

chereebelle89 said...

I would've been there in line too Kandee, your loved!! =) Oh I like your hair tutorials, there different so that's what I'm requesting. Thanks

Cheree Belle

ra said...

oh wow u r truley famous out there..i have u on my fb page i check ur make up from time to time...but really waw...i live in San francisco and i love make up and i do good in it , im not sure if you can the glaminar thing can help me!!! hmmm still thinking if i go or not!! im 28 years old so im nto sure if this glaminar thing r just for teenagers who doesnt know how to aplly make up or can be for a me!! help

HEY NENA said...

hi kandee i love your make up im a cosmetology student i love make up and youve been like my little make up coach with youtube and facebook and blogs i see them all the time and learned so many things i wish i could go to the glaminars but its a little hard for me since i live all the way in florida and i have very little money but i love your great personality in videos your very fun and loving thats nice and people who send you bad comments or mean you dont know them and they dont matter you do a wonderfull job at what you do keep your head up and look foward & the big news is great congratulations on the baby girl your little cupcake :) god bless her and take care

truly : gina :)

Jojo said...

Sweetie! It's so lovely to see how your belly grows up. And i love your pictures from you and from the glaminars. It is like I'm a little bit there. Maybe anytime i can be there! I hope so. It would be so great if i can meet you sometimes.
Hope you are find and wish you all the best for you and you cupcake and the three other sweeties!
Kisses from Germany!
Big hugs Jojo.

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