Tanya, 15 (Medical condition: Hematologic Condition)
I wish to be a professional beauty vlogger
Fifteen-year-old Tanya has a hematologic condition that prevents her from living an uncomplicated life like most children her age. Like most teenagers, however, Tanya is very technologically savvy and enjoys browsing YouTube. Her wish was inspired by her endless passion for the beauty industry and the latest products from makeup companies. In fact, she spends endless hours watching beauty vloggers (video bloggers) testing out the best and the latest makeup trends on their personal YouTube channels.
Tanya knew right away what she wanted for her wish: “I wish to be a professional beauty vlogger,” she said. And her joy was contagious when her wish was soon granted at Sephora. Here, she was able to meet reps from major cosmetic brands as well as professional makeup artists. The day even included a facial, a makeover, and many tips and tutorials from the pros.
She met with representatives from different brands and received many new makeup products. As a special treat, Tanya was also gifted a yet-to-be-released palette from a brand called ‘Tarte,’ which included a personal message from the company’s CEO. After nearly six hours at Sephora, Tanya was then presented with a ‘VIB Rouge’ membership to the store — a treat that promises her endless freebies throughout the year.
Another surprise? Tanya went home later that day to a new iMac and camera, as well as organizational equipment, to help complete her vlogging workspace.
Tanya was grateful for her experience and the opportunity to collaborate with professional makeup artists. She explained that her small hometown in Northern Alberta had limited choices when it came to makeup and clothing, so this experience was especially exciting. Tanya’s mother also expressed how happy she is that her daughter now has all the resources she needs to follow her passion!