I met Louise.
You know Louise, of the YouTube channel Sprinkle of Glitter?
If you don’t, allow me to fill you in. Louise is from England, married and has an adorable 3-year-old daughter, Darcy. Her channel focuses on all aspects of life, from makeup/beauty, to day-in-the-life vlogs to serious, deeper subjects. I think people love Louise because she is relate-able, animated, hilarious and seemingly humble. Now that I have actually met her in person (pinch me again) I can confirm that she is in fact, all of these things.
So how did I meet her?
She flew all the way from the UK to Seattle for a visit with her dear friend (and fellow YouTuber) Marie of Bits and Clips. One day, 20 minutes before I had a appt with the doc, I saw a post on Facebook outlining a meet-up she was having in Kerry Park. Obviously, I had not planned on going, but as soon as I realized our proximity I
hyperventilated casually decided to go.
I know I sound crazy. She makes videos on the internet…SO WHAT!? Well. YouTube celebs (youlebrities?) are kindof maje. The lucky ones have morphed from normal people who enjoy sitting in front of a camera and talking, to celebrities in their own right.
I DIGRESS, heres the deets:
The park had about 50 girls, anxiously pacing too and fro, clutching their lovely hand-written notes and small gifts for Louise. They were shaking. Shaking. I say girls, because they were just that. The vast majority of this mob was made up of high school girls and college students. There was the odd Mom bob, but I noticed that these women were dropping off their high-school daughters, not actually attending the meet-up. So then I felt like a douche.
As Louise pulled up I thought, “Oh wonderful! They found a spot in the front!”. Meanwhile, the girls behind me were nervously emitting muffled screams and twisting their purse straps as they caught sight of her. This was REAL y’all. People was losing they shizz.
She came out of the car and immediately addressed the crowd, saying “Hi!!”. She was everything. Gracious, well-poised and adorable without being obnoxious. Right off the bat, she exclaimed, “You all look so American!” and of course we all chuckled.
Then it was dead silent. Everybody was just stunned, shocked and in awe. The air was palpable. So naturally, I started nervously blurting things out. Word vomit, I think they call it. You know me.
When it was my turn for a picture with her, I told her I was probably the oldest person there. I also said that I make “uncontrollable ugly face” in pictures and was sorry for that, to which she said “Don’t say that! You look wonderful! You could have elephantiasis!”. hahahahaaaaaaaaa
I side hugged the bejesus outta her and said more awkward things as you might expect.
I almost kissed the top of her head while singing let’sgotothebeach EACH letsgogetaway, but thought she might have me arrested, right there in the park.
Oh, and obvs I had to get one a’these:
It was a wonderful treat for us Seattlites, to receive a sprinkle of glitter from my personal favorite YouTuber, Louise!
Here we all are! (via her Twitter):
13 thoughts on “Meeting Sprinkle of Glitter”
Sooo great! I always want to meet up with fellow bloggers when I travel especially… but I don’t know any of them well enough to ask! haha I do tend to get great travel recommendations though! So glad you had fun 🙂 -Alexandra
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You should visit Portland! I won’t know anyone either 🙂 we could do lunch!
Haha you’re so adorable, I LOVE how genuinely happy & excited you get. Great experience I’m sure. xx
I am easily excited but yeah, this was pretty cool!
I just popped in and LOVE the new look Nat! Nice work 🙂
Thanks Melissa! You know me, the designer 🙂
This is so awesome! I love Louise too x
Wow! You are so lucky Natalie 🙂 I absolutely looove Louise. xx
I know. She is my all-time favorite as well. She was delightful in person!
That is so awesome! If i were there I would have totally gone too haha how exciting! I love louise for the same reasons that you do, shes very genuine.
I never thought that I would get to meet her – it was SO fun!
Lovely post! I noticed LOTS of young girls love Louise and I’m 26! I questioned if I should be so in love with her videos however I realised thats whats great about her… she caters for all ages! Lovely lady! x
Yes, she has a “tween” following. When I told her I was 30 she totally laughed and was sweet about it.