Sonia is to blame for my YouTube obsession. Well, actually my best friend Katie is. She introduced me to Sonia's videos about three years ago, and she has been our favorite beauty "guru" on YouTube ever since.

Imagine my excitement when she hosted a meet and greet on Sunday at Ulta. My friend Kelleigh and I went together because I was too nervous to go by myself. I wish Katie could have come with us, because she loves Sonia just as much as I do. She was there in spirit. We stood in line for what seemed like forever, and finally I got the chance to give Sonia a hug and say hello. I felt so awkward and shy, and didn't know what else to say!

Ok, so she's seriously stunning. Stunning in person! She was wearing a beautiful necklace by another guru I love, Alex from HRH Collection. I think I need this necklace now.

Kelleigh and I stood on the side, where Sonia's friends and family were. I'm surprised they didn't ask us to move! She did a Q & A session, where I couldn't stop staring at her killer booties from F21.

The best part is when I won an ULTA gift bag filled with goodies like lotion, eyelashes, and perfume. The winners took a photo at the end of the meet and greet.

I was happy to know that she is extremely sweet and humble in person, just as she is in her videos. I think sometimes when you meet someone you admire, there is always that risk that you'll be disappointed. This definitely was not the case, and I will continue to watch and support her videos even more now. She is a total sweetheart.

♥ Noelle


  1. What a fabulous event! It's easy to get addicted to good broadcasters on YouTube.

  2. I've never watched Sonia's videos, but am definitely going to check them out now.

    I LOVE watching beauty gurus on youtube - you can learn so many new things.

    Glad to hear the experience was a postive one. I've found it funny that the bloggers I've met with are EXACTLY the same way they portray themselves online...they say you can hide behind a keyboard, but I guess most people's real personalities come through - which is such a great thing. It would be shame to admire a YT guru or blogger, and meet up with them and find them to be fake or mean.

  3. that's pretty cool you got to attend this. I love Sonia, she is so gorgeous!

  4. Ella: That's good to know! I was so nervous when I filmed my Fall Loves Tag - but even though I was self conscious, I still felt like I was being myself. And even though blogging allows the reader to only see a small portion of who you are, I'd like to think most of us are being real with our readers. Thank you for the comment!

  5. Sounds like a fun event, glad you had a great time!

    I am loving the Pond's wipes too!

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  6. how fun! i love the Pink jacket! so chic

    love from San Francisco,

  7. so glad to hear she's sweet. so fabulous. amazing post, love. thanks for sharing. if you get a sec I'd love to hear what you think of my latest trend report and enter my giveaway. xo


  8. looks like a fun event and congrats on winning the bag of goodies!! bet it was a lot of fun going through the products :D

  9. I don't know who she is (I haven't watched youtube videos in years) but I'm glad you had fun and she was nice!

    I met someone from youtube 3 years ago when I first went to IMATS, but she was so rude! So I'm glad you had a better experience! :D

  10. Wow, that's so awesome! We love Sonia as well. :) And we're so happy to hear that you won something...what a nice surprise!

    We just found your blog & are now following. We'd love for you to visit our blog too. Be sure to enter for our Sephora Collection giveaway going on now...it's valued at over $100...maybe your lucky streak will continue! :)

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

  11. Very cool, she seems like a very down to earth girl! xo

  12. Sounds like a fun event! I've never seen any of her videos (but that's probably because I hardly ever watch any). I'm just now starting to watch a new here and there. I'm definitely going to check out her channel :)


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