NYX Grand Opening Preview Party Recap and How You Can Meet Grav3YardGirl

Friday, April 14, 2017

I love bargain makeup! NYX Cosmetics has been one of my favorite drugstore makeup brands for awhile now. When I found out that they were opening their own store at The Galleria Mall here in Houston, I was definitely excited! This will be NYX's 27th store in the US, but only the 5th store in Texas, so I'm feel privileged to have on in Houston. The store officially opened for business on April 13th. It's located on level 2 of The Galleria Mall in the Neiman Marcus wing right across the way from Lego. 

To celebrate the Grand Opening NYX will be hosting several events throughout the weekend, starting with a private preview party they had on Wednesday night for bloggers. I of course had to attend, and I invited my fab friends, Moonsun and Leena to come with me. Moonsun is a local Houston Makeup Artist, and Leena is a big fan of NYX as well. On Thursday, they had an official ribbon cutting at 10 am (I had to miss because I was at work...man...work...lolol.) but at 5pm last night there was a meet and greet with Houston Youtuber Leigh Ann.

Tomorrow, there will be a meet and greet with YouTube Star Bunny Meyer aka grav3yardgirl from 12 - 2 pm. But arrive early, because they'll be handing out tickets to meet Bunny starting at 6 AM! There will be limited edition collectibles and giveaways during the meet and greet. 

Ok back to the preview party! The party started at 6 pm. I was a little late so I met my friends there.  I barely walked into the store before I hopped right into a makeup chair at the Beauty Bar. I love having my makeup professionally done.  In fact, if I was rich, I would hire a glam squad to glam me up every day. Sadly, I'm not ballin' like that, so I take full advantage of opportunities to have my makeup done whenever I can.  I knew exactly what look I wanted from one of the MUA's makeup. She had on blue lipstick, and I knew I wanted blue lips as well! 

Leena was already in the chair getting her makeup done when I arrived!
My final blue lips, and a selfie with Paola!

A few of my blogger friends were at the preview party. It's always fun hanging out with all the girls, especially when it's doing something as fun as playing with makeup! NYX had a cool photobooth set up, that I kind of became obsessed with. It takes 4 photos of you and combines them into a GIF! It also had cool filters, and one of those awesome bright, circular makeup lights.

Moonsun and Leena having fun in the Photobooth

NYX went all out for the event. There was yummy food from The Westin, and a Henna Artist. I love Henna Tattoos. They are so gorgeous and better yet, they are temporary.  I love the intricate designs of Henna, and definitely had to get one done. I impatien----patiently waited for my turn in the chair and of course picked out an elaborate one. A lot of people opted to get just the hand done, but I wanted a design all the way up my arm!

Macy Ulbricht, was our lovely Henna Tattoo Artist. Check her out on Instagram at @HennaLoveHouston

Leena's Henna Tattoo
Moonsun's Henna Tattoo
Houston YouTuber, Rose Siard of Makeup by Rose was in attendance and she brought her adorable doggie!

Contents of our Goodie Bag from NYX
My shopping haul! Yes I bought $75 worth of makeup to get the NYX Makeup case! Sue me! I'm already wearing the orange lipstick today!

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  1. Shas, thank you SO much for inviting Moonsun and I out to the NYX pre-grand opening! I had a grand ol time and I'm loving the make up I picked up!


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