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Event | #TheNyxShow2016

"Join us for an evening of food, drink, entertainment
and a night that will get you FREAKED!"

Last week, I was invited to go to a NYX event in downtown Toronto. It was a party to celebrate their newest location opening at Yorkdale Mall. The theme of the bash was circus/Halloween. I brought along my friend to come with me, as it was my first time going to an event like this, and to say we enjoyed our evening would be an understatement. 

When we first entered, there was a station where you could put on some virtual reality glasses and watch one of their videos. We didn't try it but they did give me a pair of VR glasses to take home, but I'll talk about that later. Past that hall, we entered the main room where the party took place. 

We were told that it was open bar, so of course we had to take full advantage of that. There were also a few servers walking around with food. I gladly accepted a brownie that was shaped like a top hat and had the NYX logo printed on it. How cute! My friend picked up a skull goodie, that I think was cranberry or something? Not too sure. 

While sitting in a booth enjoying our drinks and snacks, there were a few performers that came out. The first was a lovely lady that was doing tricks with this clear ball. I'm pretty sure it was meant to look like it was floating, it was really mesmerizing (especially after a few drinks). The next was a belly dancer that was balancing candles on her head. I didn't get a good photo, but later that night she belly danced on the stage with a real big snake. 

While lining up at the bar, my friend noticed that there was a psychic, at the corner of the room, doing tarot card readings. Though I don't believe in psychics, we still gave it a go. It was a really interesting experience. Some of her answers to my questions really freaked me out, to be honest. But this was a great addition to the overall feel of the party. 

Here are a few more snaps from the event: 

The entertainment they had was amazing! Like I said, really mesmerizing. If you follow me on snapchat, you may have experienced the event second hand through me because I was snapping throughout the night. One crazy thing to note - remember that girl that was juggling the ball? There was a moment where she went on stage and asked people to donate money to her. And if you did, she wanted the person to STAPLE the bill on her arm! On my snapchat, I caught it happening right in front of my face. Insane. The rest of the night was spent dancing and drinking away . . . . . . . . .


And now, to the goodie bag! 

At the end of the event, I was given a loot bag full of goodies! I'm pretty sure these were meant for Halloween because of all the funky colours that they came in. The makeup products included inside were: SFX Creme Colours, Liquid Suede Lipsticks, Glitter Primer, Glitter Pigments, Pigments, Macaron Lipsticks, and #LOTD Lip Of The Day. I'm really excited to play around with all of these! All the colours are so fun. 

There were 2 non-beauty products included in the bag as well. The first was cardboard virtual reality glasses. That thing is so cool and it actually works! I was playing around with it for a while watching tons of VR videos on YouTube. It's amazing! And the second thing was a magic 8-ball. Who remembers those things? The one I got was purple and, of course, has the NYX logo imprinted on it. 

So, let's ask the 8-ball if we had a blast.. 

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