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IMATS Haul 2011

Finally have my IMATS Haul up! I still have TONS of reviews and posts to do, and pics to edit, but I am getting there! Don’t worry INGLOT post is next! I didn’t haul a lot as you can see, since I pretty much got everything I needed at the Vegas show.

I stocked up on some lashes, and my holy grail Anastasia products because it was 40% off at the show! So instead of paying around $20 each for the Brow Whiz Pencil and the tinted brow gel in Caramel, I paid around $12.50 each! The Inglot booth was packed with people, and just ended up getting a 5 eyeshadow palette at the time because it was my first time trying them out. I also stopped by my favorite brush booth, Bdellium Tools and bought some brushes. The NYX booth at the show was insane, but was able to snag some of their new matte lipsticks (which I love!), I will post swatches soon and comparing them to other lipsticks (such as MAC’s “Candy Yum Yum!)

Napoleon Perdis was a major sponsor this year at IMATS and they were so generous and nice to the everyone, their booth was one of the best ones at the show. I received their coral kit that has coral eyeshadows, blushes, and their infamous lip veil, and their lip veil in “Rare Opal” in my press kit and I am just loving coral right now, so it was right up my alley!

One of the highlights of IMATS, was meeting Zena, the creator of the Z Palette! I wish I took a pic with her…she is super sweet and I was so flattered she already knew who I was because she read my previous review on the Zebra Z Palette, and gave me the Pro Z Palette to review (which is sturdier and deeper, of course review coming soon!)

 Since I re-organized my Inglot palette and bought new shades, swatches and names of each one will be featured in my Inglot post :)

IBS/IECSC Las Vegas!

I know it’s been ages since my last post, but i’ve been traveling and have not had much internet access to upload my pics, so finally I had some time to post up some pics from the industry/professionals only show in Vegas (IBS and IECSC). It was scorching hot in Las Vegas, so it was nice to get out of the sun and walk around and check out all the exhibitors.

I got a bunch of nail polishes from OPI and Orly, a TON of headbands (I will do a separate post later), some blushes and pencils from Modern Beauty, a fascinator-esque headband, some rings, and brushes from, where I also won a brush kit! I absolutely LOVE their brushes, they don’t shed as much as other brushes (if at all), and the people that work there are so friendly and amazing! I got some of their brushes a year ago at IMATS, and I loved it, so I made sure to stock up!

I also visited the INGLOTS store at the Forums Shops, but didn’t buy anything then since I already spent a lot at the show, but it was nice seeing the store in person. (I ended up buying an Inglots palette at IMATS! LOL)

I will be doing a video and a more in-depth post of the products I got soon, but for now, here are some pics!

Rings for $1!

Makeup Show LA Recap (Pic Heavy)

Yay! Finally my pictures from last weekend’s makeup show! In case you missed it, read the blogger preview post.

The objective of the Makeup Show LA of course was the Blogger Forum which was amazing because I saw a lot of familiar faces in the crowd (other gorgeous beauty bloggers!), and it was fun to talk to the audience about blogging in general.

I met so many familiar faces and like I said before, it was a great experience to finally meet my “virtual friends” who have become like sisters to me. On the blogger forum: Elke, Robyn from Purely Cosmetics, and Felicia from

Of course in addition to the wonderful gals I met at the Blogger Preview, I also saw Anne of, reader Ingrid, the flawless Seymone, and Audrey from Fabuless Beauty; as well as many other fabulous ladies! We also saw Ongina from RuPaul’s Dragrace!

Anyway, I will let the pictures speak for themselves and discuss each company as I go along(some pics are clickable to enlarge)…here are a couple videos of celebrity MUA James Vincent at the Crown Brush booth telling us what his favorite brushes are!

First, let’s start of with getting READY for the show, stylist Tatiana came over and did our hair (Erica and myself), she is AWESOME with cut, color, and updo’s and is in the LA area, so if you are interested in her services, let me know!


At breakfast:

I loved the view!

Chaos at the Crown Brush booth (clickable):

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics:

Model in a Bottle! (makeup setting spray, CLICK HERE for my review)

Powderpuff Beauty is an awesome company that allows you to create your own custom palette, you choose the colors and ta-da! Here are the lovely owners:

Eve Pearl’s Cosmetic Line:

At Eve Pearl’s Seminar at the show, she covered false eyelash application techniques, how-to’s, etc. I highly recommend that you visit her Makeup Experience Studio & Boutique if you are ever in New York! She knows her stuff!

Her seminar was packed with bodies!

This is ALL body paint and glitter!

Freaky huh!?

Shoes are cute…but not with that thing!

A model getting an airbrushed tattoo:

The Smashbox booth:

Make Up For Ever Booth:

This ENTIRE bag costs over $300!

Me and some of the beauty blogger babes!

Me and Audrey (Fabuless Beauty)

Group shot (from Audrey), I am always the odd one… :(

Me and Anne (Yummiebitez)

Me and Robyn (Purely Cosmetics)

Me and the stunning Ingrid

The beautiful (and tall!) Brenda from Cover FX:

Robyn goofing off with her “tiny” eyeliner brush before the forum:

So what did I haul? Parian Spirit Brush Cleaner Kit for only $20! Comes with the cleaner jar, brush wipes, brush cleaner spray, and a huge bottle of brush cleaner, (yes once I use these items I WILL do a review!), Makeup Forever Concealer Palette #1 (since it was a nice 40% off at the show!), and some Crown Brushes of course! See I was good!

Parian Spirit Demo:

I don’t know the exact style number of these brushes, but I am sure you can tell what kind of brushes they are… :) (Click to enlarge)

Makeup Show LA: Blogger Preview

Hi Ladies! Hope you all are having a fantastic weekend. I had to push my review of my Purely Cosmetics goodies until hopefully Monday because we’ve been so busy preparing for the Makeup Show in LA, AND because I realized there were a few more pics I have not edited yet that I wanted to include in my PC post! So Monday for sure this time, or I give you permission to strangle me or give me an ugly haircut, LOL.

Yesterday a few special bloggers had the fantastic opportunity and special invitation to take a behind the scenes look of the Makeup Show LA. We were able to watch some of the industry’s most famous brands setup their booths, and talk to some of the industry professionals and makeup artist that have shaped the makeup and beauty industry. All of them were so professional and helpful, and it was awesome finding out more about ’em!

We arrived around 2:15pm (Erica and myself) thank to the wonderful LA traffic! We then checked in and got our wrist bands,and met up with the other lovely beauty bloggers: Brittany from, the gorgeous “Mix Maven” from, Felicia from, and the adorable and sweet Jillian Danica.

We then had the privilege of meeting some of the industry’s finest makeup artists and creative directors; Michael DeVellis and James Vincent, who is a celebrity makeup artist both on the West and East coast. They were so awesome! We had a discussion on beauty in the blogging world and the Makeup Show in LA and what it entails. Kristina and Ryan of StatePR were also great at making sure that we were taken care of and they were so nice! They were really great hosts and showed us around the place, giving us an in-depth background of each company and some of the best products they have to offer. We also met the amazing Eve Pearl in which I am excited to try some of her products that I hear people raving about! We also had goody bags from

Of course there were many other amazing companies there which I will talk more about and in depth soon once Erica and I are done covering the show and after party! We also have VIDEO of celeb MUA James Vincent telling us what his favorite brushes are AND Kevin Bennett of MUFE talking about the new shades of their HD Foundation which I will also upload soon!

The after party should be fun since we get to mingle with the best of the best in the makeup industry as well as a few celebs!

We are exhausted and it’s not even the show yet! LOL, but here are a few pics so you are right there WITH US! The “Graftobian Booth” pic is actually Makeup Mania Booth, they also sell La Femme products, concealer palettes (which I am getting my hands on!) sorry for the confusion!

(Click to ENLARGE)

Don’t know what my arm is so stiff like that haha…

Brittany…isn’t she just beautiful?!

Me and the beautiful Jillian!

Hanging out and chattin’ it up!

Erica checking out the keynote and seminar schedule:

Our tour guide:

Eve Pearl herself! In the flesh! LOL!

Makeup Artist Lori Taylor from Smashbox Cosmetics:

Crown Brushes setting up their booth…

Makeup Mania

Beauty Blender Sponges galore!


Join me & my ladies at the Makeup Show LA!

I will be attending the Makeup Show in LA at the California Market Center THIS Sunday March 15th!

I will be joining Elke from the Beauty Blog Network, Robyn from, as well as other fabulous ladies for the Blogger Forum from 3:00-3:45 pm where we will be answering all your beauty questions!

So come and say hello! Let’s take pictures and just have some fun! Please read all info below to answer any questions in relation to this.

California Market Center
110 East 9th Street,
Penthouse / 13th floor
Los Angeles, CA 90079

To buy tickets: CLICK HERE

To view the speaker/seminar schedule: CLICK HERE

To view the list of EXHIBITORS:

The Makeup Show LA is a pro-only trade event open to anyone involved with the makeup artist industry. Makeup artists, retail artists, aestheticians, hairstylists, fashion stylists, agents and bookers and of course students of makeup, hair or aesthetics are invited to attend. Proof of profession or student status is required.

Admission to The Makeup Show LA includes all seminars and lectures, full access to the show floor and in-out privileges. Entry to The Makeup Show LA also allows participants access to great hands-on workshops. These hands-on workshops are only available to attendees of the show and are at an additional fee. Schedule will be posted in Fall 2008.

Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Advanced tickets are closed.

2009 The Makeup Show LA Rates
Show hours 9:30am – 5:30pm

At the Door – If Available
One Day Ticket $50 – Tax is not included

Two Day Ticket $80 – Tax is not included

Student card holders receive 10% discount.