I have been so busy with this year’s NYX Face Awards competition that I haven’t been able to write up a proper post (or any post for that matter) of my journey!

If you don’t know what the #NYXFaceAwards is, its a competition hosted by NYX Cosmetics to find the beauty blogger of the year. Out of hundreds of entries 30 individuals are selected to compete. And each round the contestants are given a beauty challenge they must create in their videos. You, the people, get to vote who moves on to the next round. It goes from Top 30, Top 20, Top 12, to Top 6. Each round’s theme is completely different. The final Top 6 are flown out to LA where they compete using/working with industry professionals and are judged by a panel. The 5 runner ups win $10,000 and more makeup. And the Grand prize winner receives $25,000, $1000 worth of cosmetics, and the title of beauty blogger of the year.

I was so thrilled to find out I had been selected to be apart of this years competition, and I was even more blown away by all the goodies/cosmetics NYX & the Sponsors sent us. Check out my first unboxing to see my initial reaction & unboxing:


After receiving our boxes the first theme was announced: TIMELESS BEAUTY. We had about two week to develop our concepts and produce our videos. The concept I decided to go with, was to celebrate how beauty has evolved through different cultures over the ages and influenced our perspective of beauty today. But most importantly it was our stories, our persons, our heritage and who we have come to be that is timeless beauty. Watch my first video here:

It was so nerve-wrecking not knowing what was going to happen next. BUT, WE MADE IT! We made it into TOP 20!!! And I am currently waiting on the announcement of the second challenge theme.

If you like my videos and concept, please stay tuned and make sure to VOTE for ME at WWW.STEPHANIENADIA.COM/VOTE. Voting for round 2 starts June 26th to July 3rd 2015.

In the mean time you guys can check out my round 2 unboxing here:

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